Phanteks Announce New Enthoo Evolv ATX Colour

Phanteks is one of the new kids on the block when you look at the likes of Cooler Master and Corsair. Founded back in 2007, it was a joint effort of a small team of thermal orientated engineers to produce some of the best cooling solutions on the market, and boy they are a sight to behold.

Only recently it has broken into the case market, but by not offering cheap and cheerful cases, Phanteks has already become famous for the Enthoo Evolv range of cases for being just some of the best on the planet.

Up until now, the Enthoo Evolv ATX has only been available in the more popular Black and Gun Metal Grey and while that has proven a good decision here we are with a brand new Galaxy Silver colour.

Despite the colour change, the Evolv ATX case still features the steel construction with 3mm thick aluminium outer panels, multi-option LED’s (Red, Green, Blue and White) for the front panel and an extremely modular internal hard drive installation which allows you to install up to five (5) 3.5″ free hanging hard drive cages in the front of the case; although that space would be much better suited for a large reservoir.

This case is simply stunning and one of the all-time best cases I’ve worked with in terms of functionality, quality and easy of installation of parts. Do you own this or any other variant of the Enthoo Evolv range? Why not show us your completed images down in the comments.

Want To Live In A Modern Windmill?

Remember that old TV series “Around The Twist” with the family that lived in the lighthouse? How long did people spend talking with their friends and family about living in a lighthouse or windmill? Well, people in the Netherlands might be closer to the dream than everyone else thanks to a dutch architect.

Doepel Strijkers designed the building, set to stand at a giant 173 metres tall and is designed to use not only  wind and water, but also electric fields in an attempt to generate not only sufficient energy to power itself but also enough to power nearby buildings, with an estimated output of 1 megawatt. Just for reference 1 megawatt would be enough to power on average 1000 U.S. homes.

Designed for low maintenance and quiet running, the building will not only generate electricity but will contain a restaurant, a seven-story hotel, a whopping 72 apartments and some space for offices as well.

With everything from solar panels on the outside of the building, a pipe to deliver industrial heat from the local port to help heat the building and a system of negatively charged water molecules within the air in a fashion similar to thunder clouds, which when it strikes (in small amounts) the charge can be converted to useable energy.

The design allows for the creation of miniature thunder clouds and uses them to harness the natural energy stored within the air and generated by molecules hitting the highly charged beams that will run across the wind tunnel.

Ultra-cool looking building – Check. Green Energy – Check. Dream house – Check! Oh and did I mention that it would pay for itself in just 10 years?

Thank you PopSci for providing us with this information.

Image courtesy of Doepelstrijkers.

Dutch Court Overturns Ban On The Pirate Bay

The Pirate Bay is one of the most famous names when it comes to the topic of piracy, downloading files, torrenting and all the other associated buzzwords, it’s been the centre of a lot of controversy, court cases, and the battle between the sites users and operators vs the people who want to see it shut down is far from over.

The latest battle is a big win for The Pirate Bay as a Dutch court of appeal has overturned a court-ordered block of the site, which has so far proven ineffective at stopping internet users in the Netherlands from accessing the site due to numerous workarounds being made easily available online.

Two major Dutch internet provides, Ziggo and XS4All took the case to the court of appeals, and the court lifted the ban, meaning that users no longer have to use proxy servers and other techniques to access the site. The ban sounded like a great idea to content providers, but about effective at stopping people getting in a closing the door, but leaving all the windows open.

“We are very pleased that the court ruled in favour of the freedom of information, protecting a fundamental right of all Dutch citizens.” Said Niels Huijbregts, a spokesman for XS4All.

It’s great to see that some internet providers are happy to fight for the rights of their customers, and that there was a judge in the chair who must have understood how these online systems work.

Thank you The Guardian for providing us with this information.

Image courtesy of The Guardian.