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Intel Puts Automotive Innovation Into High Gear

To accelerate innovation toward a future of autonomous vehicles, Intel Corporation announced today the availability of a family of hardware and software products called Intel In-Vehicle Solutions, as well as additional investments and advanced technology research aimed at helping the car evolve to better inform, assist and eventually assume control. Intel's Internet of Things Group achieved revenue of $482 million in the first quarter, up 32% year-over-year, driven by strong demand for in-vehicle infotainment (IVI) systems. Intel believes the technology that will power the future of driving is quickly evolving, and through research, investments and new products, it can help the industry shape future driving experiences and bring them to market more quickly.

"To further strengthen Intel's technology partnership with the automotive industry and prepare for the future, we are combining our breadth of experience in consumer electronics and enterprise IT with a holistic automotive investment across product development, industry partnerships and groundbreaking research efforts," said Doug Davis, corporate vice president, Internet of Things Group at Intel. "Our goal is to fuel the evolution from convenience features available in the car today to enhanced safety features of tomorrow and eventually self-driving capabilities."

iBUYPOWER Unveils M8 Mini-ITX Gaming PCs

Sometimes it's not a matter of what you have, but what you do with it. The ideal situation is when you can do what you want in style. Introducing a new line of iBUYPOWER gaming systems designed with performance, aggressiveness, and an all-around dash of awesome.

Designed by BMW Group Designworks USA and manufactured by Asrock, the new M8 Chassis at iBUYPOWER brings aggressive yet sophisticated design to PC gaming enthusiasts. Best of all, it comes equipped with nearly all necessary parts on tow. Each M8 system built by iBUYPOWER is ready for the CPU, GPU and storage options of your choosing. Everything else is built into the system. This means that quality and consistency are maintained from the factory. Every component is thoroughly tested and validated - all you have to do is determine how fast you want to go!

ASRock M8 SFF Barebone Gaming PC Goes on Sale

Announced early this month, the M8 gaming-craving barebone PC has now become available in the US. Developed by ASRock in collaboration with BMW Group DesignworksUSA, the M8 measures 372 (W) x 123 (H) x 400 (L) mm, it packs a 450 W power supply and is equipped with a Z87-M8 motherboard offering support for 4th gen Intel Core processors, up to 16 GB of RAM, and one dual-slot PCIe graphics card.

ASRock's compact barebone can house a 3.5-inch or 2.5-inch storage drive, one slim optical drive, and includes WiFi 802.11ac and Bluetooth 4.0 connectivity, a 4-in-1 card reader, Gigabit Ethernet, four USB 3.0 and four USB 2.0 ports, plus HDMI and DisplayPort outputs. The M8 is priced at $549.99.

ASRock and BMW Group DesignworksUSA Announce the M8 SFF Gaming PC

If you're on the hunt for a computer that is not merely capable of running all of the latest hardcore PC games on maximum performance, but also decorated in such sophisticated appearance that it constitutes your right to be a gamer no matter how old you get, then ASRock and BMW Group DesignworksUSA has the perfect answer for you! Gamers beware, the long anticipated Intel 8 Series gaming rig M8 is hitting the markets!

"Our goal was to create desirability and iconic differentiation in a small Gaming-PC," said Sonja Schiefer, Director, Munich Studio, BMW Group DesignworksUSA. "To enhance the perception of pure power we created a design language focused on superlative and a design solution that is very much an exaggerated mode of expression."

ASRock Shows Off New Mini-ITX Gaming System

Apart from motherboards, the only big product segment ASRock made a name for itself is with pre-built mini-PCs. The company wants to put its experience to good use by cashing in for the market's newfound love for compact (mini-ITX) gaming PCs, the ones that save precious real-estate on congested living room TV racks and dorm rooms. Pictured below is the company's first such effort, timed with the launch of Intel's next-generation Core "Haswell" processor, and supporting socket LGA1150 platform based on Z87 Express chipset.

There are three components to ASRock's creation: a unique SFF case, co-designed by BMW Design; the ASRock Z87E-ITX motherboard, and a GeForce GTX 680 graphics card. The case looks pretty slick, coming from BMW. It stays slim by using a PCI-Express riser, allowing you to install graphics cards along the plane of the motherboard. The Z87-E ITX, like most efforts by ASRock in the past, is extremely feature-rich for its size. It uses a 6-phase VRM to power the LGA1150 CPU, features two DDR3 DIMM slots, PCI-Express 3.0 x16 and mini-PCIe 2.0, for the WLAN+Bluetooth card.

Thermaltake Announces Level 10 GTS Mid-Tower Chassis

Thermaltake, being the industry pioneer brand with expertise in PC power and thermal solutions, continues to drive toward the corporate mission of "delivering the perfect user experience" as the optimized mission. The windowed version of Thermaltake Level 10 GTS and Level 10 GTS snow Edition, born as a member of collaborations between Thermaltake and BMW's DesignWorks, shrink the size but not the fine characters.

The Thermaltake Level 10 GTS series mid-tower chassis, inheriting the unique shape of Level 10 and Level 10 GT with 4 EasySwap PitStop HDD bays, equipped USB 3.0 front ports, advanced cable management, tool-free drive locking devices and HDD security lock system. It also contains a large transparent side window for displaying enthusiasts and gamers grand internal components. By the 20cm front Blue LED Fan, 12cm rear fan and two optional fans in both top and the bottom; the Level 10 GTS series presents the superior power of ventilation. This mid-tower chassis provides sufficient space for graphics cards up to 315mmin length, CPU coolers up to 175mm tall, as well as fitment optimizations for CPU liquid coolers such as the WATER2.0 units. Level 10 GTS makes it possible to take advantage of excellent airflow and liquid coolers to vastly reduce temperatures of system components.

NVIDIA Receives DARPA Contract Worth up to $20M for Embedded Processor Research

NVIDIA has been awarded a contract worth up to $20 million from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) to research embedded processor technologies that could lead to dramatic improvements in the ability of autonomous vehicles to collect and process data from on-board sensors.

DARPA is the U.S. Defense Department's research and development arm. The five-year contract, awarded under DARPA's Power Efficiency Revolution For Embedded Computing Technologies (PERFECT) program, will fund research for processors that are 75-times more energy efficient than current embedded solutions. The goal is to enable surveillance and computer vision systems in ground and airborne vehicles to collect and analyze vastly more data than can be processed today in real time.

Tt eSports Level 10 Series Win iF Product Design Award 2013

Victory for the Thermaltake and Tt eSPORTS Level 10 Series of products over some strong competition. "iF Product Design Award 2013" announced that Thermaltake Level 10 Silver Limited Edition Chassis, Level 10 GT Battle Chassis and the Level 10 M Mouse by Tt eSPORTS received the renowned " iF Product Design Award 2013". The Legend of Level 10-Thermaltake design collaboration with BMW DesignworksUSA has demonstrated such design standard, and shared this credited design ability with the PC DIY and e-Sports community.

The jury of the iF Design was faced with selecting the winners of the "iF Product Design Award 2013" from among no less than 4,352 submissions and juries praised the exceptionally outstanding and sustainable designs of Thermaltake and Tt eSPORTS products in particular. Thermaltake has made it onto the list of winners for four times since 2009. This design award mirrors Thermaltake's unwavering dedication and commitment in delivering the best user experience with innovation, creativity, and outstanding product design.

Thermaltake Releases the Level 10 M Gaming Mouse

Totally focused and oblivious to his surroundings, the young man speaks urgently but quietly into his headset. One hand hovers above the keyboard, the other on the computer mouse. On the monitor screen in front of him a virtual figure is chasing through a labyrinth of alleys and dead-ends, veering off, flattening itself against walls, reacting to opponents - all this happening at split-second commands. The speed with which these cyber scenes unfold is breathtaking. It's like being taking along for a spin with a Formula One pilot. This is Kai "Kaii" Schäfer, one of the best German professional gamers, at work.

Together with Thermaltake, renowned provider for electronic gaming accessories and based in Taiwan, BMW Group's think tank of creative specialists, DesignworksUSA, has developed a high-end computer mouse specifically for tech pros like Schäfer and all those dedicated amateurs hoping to match their wits against the lightning-fast best. You need a speedy mouse for this.

The Level 10 M Mouse by Thermaltake and BMW Designworks

This must be the coolest high performance mouse to be seen in some time. The Level 10 M mouse designed by Thermaltake and BMW is being introduced at CES 2012. Featuring a very high tech design, the shape can be physically adjusted to fit optimally in the palm of the hand by turning a screw on the top. It also features a perforated skin, to help deal with sweaty palms better during intense gaming sessions. The release date and price are yet to be announced as are more detailed specifications such as the tracking technology used and the DPI resolution.

The mouse was exclusively shown to Tom's Hardware.

Thermaltake Announces Level 10 GT Snow Edition Professional eSports Chassis

Thermaltake Technology continues to fulfill the corporate mission of “delivering the perfect user experience”, and regard “building Thermaltake Technology into a cultural brand for the enjoyment of entertainment, e-Sports, technology and lifestyle” as a vision, in order to bring the joy to all the users worldwide. Since the collaboration with BMW DesignworksUSA for the creation of “Level 10” and got awarded with “red dot design award : product design 2010”, the “Level 10 GT”, especially built for e-Sports gamers and DIY enthusiasts, deriving from the concepts of Thermaltake and BMW DesignworksUSA, has also got the award of “red dot design award : product design 2011” which is recognized as the Oscar Award of the designing field this year, breaking an impressive record.

This July, with the special and unique aesthetics evolutionism that Thermaltake has, the new exciting professional eSports chassis Level 10 GT Snow Edition captivates with a purist design and expresses a passion for visual aesthetics combined the dark black and pure white to give all users a new visual experience. It is more than just a high-end gaming chassis, but rather a true piece of art, allowing gamers and enthusiasts to experience the power of their high-end computers through the sophisticated design.

Thermaltake Announces Immediate Availability of Highly Anticipated Level 10 GT

Thermaltake, the market's most trusted brand in D.I.Y. computer cases and max-performance power supplies, announced today the immediate availability of the highly anticipated Level 10 GT super gaming full-tower computer case. The Level 10 GT case was introduced during 2011 Consumer Electronic Show (CES) held at Las Vegas, Nevada. Level 10 GT is the successor to the original Level 10, the design collaboration between Thermaltake and BMW Group DesignworksUSA.

The case's announcement during 2010 CES attracted high-volume of media coverage and quickly trickled down to the PC enthusiasts and gaming communities with approvals of the Level 10 GT's breakthrough in design and innovative features.

AMD, BMW Group DesignworksUSA and Thermaltake Present Level 10 Extreme Gaming Station

Thermaltake, leading PC chassis, cooler, and PSU brand manufacturer, is celebrating their 10th anniversary in the PC DIY industry and will therefore present a very special highlight at this year’s Computex 2009 show in Taipei, Taiwan, June 2 ~ 6.

Herewith we would like to cordially invite you to this exclusive ceremony with the Director of the European Studio of BMW Group DesignworksUSA, Laurenz Schaffer the AMD Vice President of Platform Business Development Levi Murray and the CEO of Thermaltake Kenny Lin. Don’t miss your chance to meet three of the most innovative technology leaders in their fields and directly ask them and tell what you think matters.
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