The News: Tuesday, February 5 Edition

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Today, I have to rant a bit, sorry. This whole blackout at the Superbowl? One thing I need to set straight, because according to entirely too many people the actual power was out for 34 minutes. Not so. The power was out for maybe ten minutes. What took 34 minutes was letting the lights cool down, then firing them back up, then letting them warm up to full temperature and light output. Then they were also having some trouble getting some of the electronics on the sidelines back up and running. If you’re not familiar with HID lights, look them up. They are used in every arena, stadium, etc. pretty much the world over. They do not turn on and off with a switch. Well, off, yes…but then you have to wait for them to cool down before you can turn them back on again. Once you turn them back on, they take approximately 5-10 minutes to get to full brightness. If you’ve ever attended a sporting event where the house goes dark for the opening and then the lights come back on (usually during the national anthem) slowly before the game starts, you know what I mean.

There. That’s been bugging the crap out of me.

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TrustedReviews rocks the house with the Bang & Olufsen BeoPlay A9

Rage3D checks out AMD Never Settle: Reloaded

eTeknix chills out with the Evercool Silent Shark (HPO 12025) CPU Cooler

Guru3D comes back with the Corsair H110

Technic3D goes inside the Fractal Design Node 304 Case

Hi Tech Legion counters with the Corsair Carbide Series 200R Mid Tower

Benchmark Reviews hooks up with the ADATA DashDrive Elite HE720 External Drive

Real World Labs announces its Diamond Multimedia and RWLabs Joint Contest

MadShrimps weighs in on the ASRock Z77 OC Formula Motherboard

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HardwareHeaven gives a listen to the Antec a.m.p. SP1 Bluetooth Speaker

Finally, Bjorn3D shares its thoughts on the OCZ Vector 256GB

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Beth spends much of her time in and around the entertainment industry as well as gathering affiliate news to post here at MEGATechNews. She cannot resist bizarre gadgets, especially those for the kitchen or office.

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