Razer’s Tomahawk modular gaming PC is finally a real product

Razer has been talking up modular gaming PCs for years. Now, after various concepts, CES reveals, and standard PC cases with associated branding, the company is actually selling pre-built desktop PCs for the first time.

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The Tomahawk is the final version of what we saw at CES 2020 back in January. It’s a simple case design with two PCIe slots: one for a full-sized GPU, and one for an Intel NUC Element board that contains the CPU, the RAM, the storage, and basically everything else you need for a functional PC.

The NUC module includes a 45W Core i9-9980HK Coffee Lake processor, 16GB of DDR4 RAM, a 512GB NVMe SSD, and a 2TB hard drive. The memory and storage are upgradable, but the CPU is not — unless Intel releases another compatible NUC board that you can swap directly into the Tomahawk. That Coffee Lake CPU is the kind of

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Razer’s Tomahawk modular gaming PC, almost a year after launch, enters preorder


The Razer Tomahawk Gaming PC as shown during CES 2020.

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Razer revealed its Tomahawk Gaming Desktop at CES 2020, the company’s first foray into selling desktop PCs in addition to its line of laptops. Now, almost a year later, its PC with a modular, 10 liter eGPU-like design will finally ship — or at least be begin preorders today — with prices starting at $2,400. 

As ideas go, it’s pretty ingenious. It’s basically a pull-out circuit board with two PCI slots: one for a graphics card and one for an Intel NUC 9 Extreme Compute Element module which slides into a bay and has an Intel Core i9-9980HK processor, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD and a 2TB hard drive. It can accommodate a GPU up to the size and power requirements of an Nvidia GeForce RTX 3080 (it uses a 750 watt power supply), which should cover most needs.

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Zens’ new Modular wireless chargers offer a mix-and-match setup

Zens has a new set of wireless chargers out called the Zens Modular. They are designed to fix the rigidity of most combination wireless chargers by letting users customize their own bespoke charging setup to suit their needs.

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The Zens Modular system is divided into two halves: main stations and extensions. The main station (as the name implies) is the primary hub for your wireless charging setup and is the only thing that you’ll have to plug into the wall. Zens has three different main station options: the €99,99 / $121.16 Modular Dual Wireless Charger, which is a flat pad that can charge two devices at once at up to 15W each; the €69,99 / $84.81 Modular Stand Wireless Charger, a single charger that offers a stand form factor and can charge at 15W; and the €59,99 / $72.69 Modular Single Wireless Charger, a standard flat pad

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Yongnuo has patented a modular camera system aiming to best smartphone cameras: Digital Photography Review

Chinese manufacturer Yongnuo appears to be working on a modular mirrorless camera. Per Lighting Rumours, Yongnuo has filed a patent for a device combining a ‘mobile terminal’ and an external lens assembly.

The mobile terminal appears to be similar to a smartphone in its shape and form factor. The device has a large display and a central, exposed image sensor. There aren’t specifics about the sensor, but it’s worth considering that Yongnuo joined the Micro Four Thirds (MFT) System Standard in February of this year. Further, the company’s Android-powered mirrorless camera, the YN450, includes a 16MP 4/3 image sensor.

On the left you can see a mobile terminal and to the right is the external lens apparatus. The patent outlines how the terminal, which includes a large display and an image sensor, attaches to the external lens element.

The external lens assembly appears to incorporate a lens mount although

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Global Cleanroom Technology Market Report 2020-2030: Rising Demand for Modular, Customized Cleanrooms – ResearchAndMarkets.com

DUBLIN–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The “Cleanroom Technology Market Research Report: By Type (Consumables, Equipment), Construction (Standard, Hardwall, Softwall, Pass-Through), End-Use Industry (Pharmaceutical, Biotechnology, Medical Device) – Global Industry Analysis and Growth Forecast to 2030” report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com’s offering.

The global cleanroom technology market attained a value of $4,204.9 million in 2019 and is predicted to progress at a CAGR of 7.0% between 2020 and 2030 and generate a revenue of $8,909.6 million by 2030.

The key factors driving the progress of the market are the growing requirement for certified products, innovations in cleanroom technology, and the rising incidence of infectious diseases.

Moreover, advancements in cleanroom equipment such as high-efficiency particulate air (HEPA) filters, fan filter units (FFUs), and heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) devices are helping majorly in the maintenance of cleanrooms. Another prominent factor propelling the requirement for cleanrooms is the rising incidence of infectious diseases

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Modular & Prefabricated Construction Market Is Driving Business Growth With Various Emerging Technology Till 2026

Selbyville, Delaware, United States, November 9 2020 (Wiredrelease) Global Market Insights, Inc :The modular prefabricated construction market is likely to register tremendous gains over the coming years owing to the rapid rate of industrialization and urbanization, high adoption of modular construction in single family projects, and rising urban population. Prefabrication means manufacturing of construction elements wherein building elements are created far away from the construction site and then assembled on site.

Modular building construction panels are usually produced at a factory, after which the modules are transported and then assembled on site. The two terms prefabrication and modular construction are frequently used interchangeably.

Modular prefabricated construction market is segmented in terms of type, material, application, and regional landscape.

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With respect to material, the modular prefabricated construction market is classified into concrete, wood, steel, and others. Among these, the others segment will

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Hands-on with Mophie’s new modular smartphone battery case

There was some confusion when the Juice Pack Connect was announced last week. I admit I was a bit confused, too. It was, no doubt, the proximity to Apple’s iPhone 12 launch that lead many to (understandably) assume that the new take on Mophie’s case is based on the handset’s new MagSafe tech.


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While it seems likely that some future version of the accessory will sport that functionality, truth is there are two primary technologies at the heart of the newer, more modular battery pack: wireless charging and good old-fashioned adhesive. That means, among other things, that the system effectively works with any handset that supports Qi wireless charging.

In fact, the system is actually pretty bare bones by design. There’s not even a case included in the box. You’ve got to supply your own. Instead, the system ships with the battery pack, a grip/stand and, helpfully, two

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Canada invests in small modular nuclear technology, eyes net-zero future

By Julie Gordon

OTTAWA (Reuters) – The Canadian government took a tentative step forward on its national small modular reactor (SMR) plan on Thursday, with an investment to help an Ontario company edge closer to commercializing its reactor technology.

The C$20 million ($15.1 million) investment will help Terrestrial Energy complete a pre-licensing milestone for its technology, part of an effort to bring modern nuclear energy to industry, Canada’s innovation ministry said.

“By helping to bring these small reactors to market, we are supporting significant environmental and economic benefits,” said Innovation Minister Navdeep Bains. The company pledged to create dozens of jobs with the funding.

While SMR technology has not been widely deployed worldwide, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s government has been touting it as a way to help Canada achieve net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050.

The modular reactors, which are fueled by uranium and use fission like traditional nuclear plants

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