VIA Unveils New Approach to Mobile Computing Security with VIA StrongBox

Subject: Mobile | September 28, 2005 - 05:09 PM |
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VIA StrongBox software application enables VIA PadLock hardware security for bulletproof protection against identity theft and physical loss of data; $5000 challenge issued at the 'Hack in the Box' security conference

Taipei, Taiwan, 27 September 2005 - VIA Technologies, Inc, a leading innovator and developer of silicon chip technologies and PC platform solutions, today made available VIA StrongBox, a secure virtual drive application that utilizes the VIA PadLock Sec

Dell Inspiron XPS Gen 2 Tested

Subject: Mobile | June 16, 2005 - 10:49 AM |
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If you ever wanted a super fast, and super hot notebook desktop replacement part, this looks like it could be it.  The Dell Inspiron XPS Gen 2 is powered by a Dothan core Pentium M processor but that is countered by the use of the NVIDIA GeForce Go 6800 Ultra GPU! 

Considering that this is a notebook that is supposed to be mainly running on AC, we were pleased with the results.

Source: HotHardware

Seventeen Magazine Offers Teens The Chance To Win

Subject: Mobile | March 16, 2005 - 09:59 PM |
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SUNNYVALE, CALIF.-March 15, 2005- Keeping in line with St. Patrick's Day's lucky green color scheme, this week Seventeen Magazine is giving away a modded AMD processor-based Averatec notebook in its monthly sweepstakes offering. The custom-painted green notebook is profiled in Seventeen's Freebies sweepstakes found in the print and online March issue, reaching more than 2.9 million teenagers. The lucky winner of the Mobile AMD Athlon(tm) 64 processor-based Averatec notebook will be selected Sunday, March 20.

Source: AMD

Asus Z80K Notebook Review

Subject: Mobile | March 14, 2005 - 02:29 PM |
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Andrew Ku of Hot Hardware has published a review of the Asus Z80K notebook based on the Athlon 64 processor.  Coming in at over 8 pounds, they think it may not be a great system for every day travel.


So what's the bottom line?  Why buy this notebook over Dell's or HP's desktop replacements? Well, given that our sample was priced at $1,744.99, Asus is offering a quality notebook at a very competitive price point.

Source: HotHardware

Information on AMD's Turion 64 Platform

Subject: Mobile | March 10, 2005 - 08:21 PM |
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Our buddies over at Anandtech have done a little write up on the recently announced AMD Turion 64 technology, so head on over and give it a read if you are interested in the next AMD mobile products. 

AMD doesn't have the resources of Intel, that's plain and simple.  They have done an excellent job with their K8 architecture, but for AMD to devote additional resources to developing another architecture, strictly mobile oriented, it's just not possible at this time.  At the same time, AMD's Athl

Source: AnandTech

Anand's Take on Mobile 6800 Ultra

Subject: Mobile | February 24, 2005 - 10:22 PM |
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The guys at Anandtech also had the opportunity to take the new GeForce Go 6800 Ultra for a spin on Dell's new flagship gaming notebook. Is this latest mobile graphics module truly worthy of the "Ultra" branding? Per usual, there's only one way to find out.

Today, Dell is introducing their Inspirion XPS Gen 2.

Source: AnandTech

New XPS Notebook with 6800 Ultra GPU

Subject: Mobile | February 24, 2005 - 07:06 PM |
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I'm not sure how this slipped through the cracks, but Dell has released the second generation of its mobile powerhouse Inspiron XPS notebook. HotHardware has the scoop on this new speed demon, including a detailed look at the rig's NVIDIA GeForce Go 6800 Ultra graphics module. If you want to see some insane benchmark results from a notebook in all the latest games, head over and take a look.

Source: HotHardware

Mobile GPU Shootout

Subject: Mobile | February 23, 2005 - 11:19 AM |
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ExtremeTech has rounded up the best mobile graphics modules available today and set them head to head through a series of benchmarks. From the "original" GeForce Go 6800 based on DDR1 memory to ATI's flagship Mobility Radeon X800 and even the new GeForce Go 6800 using DDR3, there are sure to be some impressive benchmark numbers.

In the end, the winner of this contest depends on the matchup.

Source: Extremetech

ATI rolls out new notebook chipset

Subject: Mobile | February 17, 2005 - 04:49 PM |
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Graphics chip maker ATI on Thursday rolled out a new chipset for notebook PCs with Advanced Micro Devices' processors.

Rock Direct Quaddra 64 3700 Laptop

Subject: Mobile | December 27, 2004 - 05:47 AM |
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Introducing the Quaddra 64 Laptop from Rock Direct


  • Up to AMD Athlon 64 3700+ Processor

  • Microsoft® Windows® XP Home

  • Up to 2Gb DDR400 RAM

  • 60Gb 7200rpm / 80Gb 5400rpm HDD

  • 17.0' WXGA+ TFT Screen (
  • Source: Hexus

    'Tis The Season For Notebook PCs

    Subject: Mobile | December 10, 2004 - 09:38 PM |
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    SANTA CLARA, Calif., Dec. 10, 2004 - While some time-honored holiday traditions never change, the 2004 holiday season is increasingly going digital with notebooks amongst this season's brightest sellers.

    According to consumer retail figures from The NPD Group, notebooks are becoming as popular as TVs. During "Black Friday," the name retailers give for the day after Thanksgiving, consumer notebook sales exceeded the sales of all types of TVs.1 Analyst firm Gartner expects both U.S.

    Alienware Prepares Athlon 64 Notebook for Gamers

    Subject: Mobile | July 19, 2004 - 06:57 PM |
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    This looks to be a kick ass gaming machine, and I happen to think one is headed my way very soon for testing.  :)  These babies include an nForce3 chispet, Radeon 9700 mobility and special gaming LCDs!

    Regardless of which feature you examine, every aspect of the new Aurora-m64 is custom tailored around maximizing the gaming experience.

    AMD Strengthens Mobile Computing R&D

    Subject: Mobile | June 24, 2004 - 05:01 PM |
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    TOKYO -- June 24, 2004 --Underscoring its commitment to mobile computing customers, AMD (NYSE: AMD) announced today that it has opened an engineering laboratory housed in AMD Japan's Tokyo headquarters. The AMD Japan Engineering Laboratory plans to hire 15 to 20 engineers over the next 12 to 18 months. The new lab is expected to contribute to AMD's mobile processor platform design activities to achieve an expanded presence in thin and light notebook PCs, as well as consumer electronics and communication devices that require extremely low power.

    Source: AMD

    LAKS USB Memory Watch & More

    Subject: Mobile | May 19, 2004 - 06:45 AM |
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    Yep, you guessed it! A Watch you can store files in. :)

    The USB Memory Watch takes a logical step into combining these very handy devices and your own jewelry, in this case an item of jewelry you don't often, if ever, take off.







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    Source: GeekXtreme

    PalmOne releases new additions to Zire Handheld line

    Subject: Mobile | April 29, 2004 - 03:42 PM |
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    Two of the most worthy and reasonably priced handhelds I've seen in awhile. The Zire 72 is incredibly feature packed for its competitive price.


    PalmOne unveiled two new handheld devices in its popular Zire line on Wednesday, the Zire 31 and Zire 72.

    Easily backup images with your iPod

    Subject: Mobile | April 27, 2004 - 01:59 PM |
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    This is great news for Digital Photographers that carry a iPod, I'ts time to ditch that bulky storage wallet. Now you can listen to your tunes and backup your images with this Digital Camera Link from Belkin.


    Belkin has released the Digital Camera Link for the Apple iPod portable media player. It simply connects with a USB cable to PTP-compliant digital cameras.

    Source: MobileMag

    Bits & Pieces -- SPOTLIGHT!

    Subject: Mobile | March 30, 2004 - 06:03 AM |
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    Click Here to go to Mobile  I love getting a glimpse of what the future holds for us, in the way of technology. This article about the NEC's Resonantware nabbed my attention for that very reason.  Sounds interesting, doesn't it?


    The soft-shell mobile phone is flexible and can wrap around the users arm.
    Source: MobileMag