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The AiO EKWB EK-MLC Phoenix Liquid Coolers

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EK Water Blocks presents an update on the EK-XLC Predator all-in-one (AIO) liqiud coolers-- the EK-MLC Phoenix series, featuring an improved modular design the company says allows for easier configuration.

Phoenix seriesWhile the Predator series consisted of a combination of radiator and CPU block, the Phoenix line features a set of fully independent and water blocks. Each component is sold separately, and is pre-filled and terminated with dripless quick-disconnect fittings to allow any number of water blocks to fit in a loop.

The loop should consist of at least two parts-- the radiator module containing the pump and radiator, and a choice of cooling modules (either CPU, Video Card, or both). The radiator core module is a high-fin density EK-CoolStream radiator, and comes pre-filled and complete with pump and high-static pressure EK-Varder EVO fans (with an integrated fan splitter hub to reduce cable clutter).

Canalys: VR Headset Shipments Reach 1m

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Virtual reality headset shipments hit a record in Q3 2017, Canalys reports-- 1 million units, proof the device category is not slowing down... at least for now, at any rate.

Leading the Q3 2017 market is Sony, with PlayStation VR (PS VR) shipments reaching 490000. Following is Oculus with 210000 Rift headsets (with a summer sale boosting shipments) and HTC with 160000 Vive VR units. Together the 3 companies make 86% of the total market for the quarter.

Canalys VR market

“VR adoption in the consumer segment is highly dependent on price, and Oculus’ strategy of lowering prices has definitely helped drive adoption,” the analyst says. “Hugo Barra is betting on his next product, the $199 Oculus Go standalone headset, to reach more users next year. The Go will excite first-time users, but driving adoption beyond social media will be a challenge.”

How to Add Cooling to the iPad

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Customers demanding a solution for any overheating issues faced by the iPad? X-naut offers a solution with the Active Cooling Mount, an accessory designed to allow iPad use in extreme situations.

X-naut mountAvailable in versions fitting the iPad Air, 9.7-inch iPad Pro and iPad Mini, the Active Cooling Mount fights overheating through an array of four cooling fans. It attaches on the back of the tablet via spring-loaded fans, is powered through either micro USB port or x8 AA batteries and promises relatively low noise levels at 26 DBA.

A battery test button indicates power levels, with green meaning high, yellow low and red battery replacement).

Apple Buys AR Headset Maker Vrvana

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TechCrunch reports Apple has quietly acquired another small startup-- Vrvana, a augmented reality specialist and maker of the unreleased Totem headset. The price for the company is reportedly $30 million.

VrvanaApple has no comment on the story, but does not deny it either. Vrvana similarly has no comment on the story, but TechCrunch says it has "sources close to the deal" confirm the acquisition. The news site also says a number of Vrvana employees are now working with Apple in California, and while the Vrvana website is still running it stopped updating any social media accounts and news on August 2017.

Vrvana's AR offering is the Totem, a headset combining AR and VR technology through pass-through cameras able to project real world images into a built-in 1440p OLED display. The cameras track the position of the user in both real and virtual space, while additional IR cameras detect the user's hands.

Promise Intros TD-300 Dock

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Promise Technology launches the TD-300-- a Thunderbolt 3 dock designed for use with the latest MacBook Pro models with both USB-C and Thunderbolt 3 offering a variety of ports.

Promise TD-300The dock features x5 USB 3.0 ports (x3 back, x2 front), x2 Thunderbolt 3 ports, ethernet port, audio in/out port and an HDMI 2.0 port. As such, it allows the connection of a pair of 4K displays (or one 5K display), device charging, Thunderbolt 3 HDD daisy-chaining, USB device connection and the transfer of SD card content, all from a single connection.

In addition it has transfer speeds of 40GB/s and delivers up to 60W of power when charging a MacBook Pro.

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