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Subject: Processors | June 4, 2008 - 07:11 AM | Ryan Shrout
Despite rumors to the contrary, Gigabyte says they have a retail-ready motherboard and CPU combo (the processor is soldered on the motherboard) based on Intel's Atom platform.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | June 4, 2008 - 07:00 AM | Ryan Shrout
I'm sure this pun has been put to paper several times already this week, but who am I to break tradition? When I stopped by the Antec suite at Computex this year there was a completely unique case design sitting right out in front screaming for attention. It was dubbed the Antec Skeleton.
Subject: Shows and Expos | June 3, 2008 - 10:16 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Taipei, Taiwan, 2 June 2008 - VIA Technologies, Inc, a leading innovator of ultra-mobile, power efficient x86 processor platforms, proudly announced today that the VIA OpenBook mini-note reference design has won the impressive Computex Taipei design and innovation Gold Award for 2008.
Subject: Graphics Cards | June 3, 2008 - 06:55 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
The newest graphics cooler from Coolink is the GFXChilla, which sports a pair of 80mm fans. It is a very slim design, which should allow you to still get another card in, depending on your motherboard, and it also comes with some nice extras like memory and voltage regulation heatsinks. Icrontic was quite happy with it's performance, and it's MRSP.
Subject: General Tech | June 3, 2008 - 05:26 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
TuneCore is a rather interesting new way for up and coming musicians, and well established ones, can become their own record label so that people can hear their music. For $19.98 a year per album, plus one time fees of $0.99 per song on the album, and $0.99 for each music store that you want them to make it available on, your music is as easily accessible as any other band on iTunes. Check out how well it worked for Ars Technica.
Subject: General Tech | June 3, 2008 - 04:33 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
The Tech Report had a very busy first day at Computex, they must have run the whole time to get as much done as they did. From nVIDIA's new GeForce 9M-series notebook GPUs and their new Tegra system on a chip to ASUS Showing off their new Eee and Eee Box, it's a long list. Head over and see what els
Subject: General Tech | June 3, 2008 - 04:22 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Legit Reviews had a chance to visit the Centaur Technologies fab that was responsible for the creation of the Nano. Not only did they get to see the Nano, there were wafers of C7 chips and rooms filled with games, for testing purposes. They even got some benchmarks for the Nano, so check it out.
Subject: Storage | June 3, 2008 - 03:25 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Computex, Taipei, Taiwan – June
3, 2008 – Super Talent Technology, a leading manufacturer of Flash storage
solutions and DRAM memory modules, today released a new line of 1.8-inch
Subject: General Tech | June 3, 2008 - 03:23 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Streaming software by StreamMyGame that enables the latest games and software applications to be used remotely, was publicly demonstrated for the first time today during the opening keynote address by an Intel Corporation executive at one of the world's largest technology trade shows.
Online streaming of video and audio has radically changed the broadcast and mobile industries re-inventing the way consumers purchase and watch media. StreamMyGame takes this evolution one step further.
Subject: General Tech | June 3, 2008 - 03:14 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Computex, Taipei, Taiwan, 3 June 2008 - VIA Technologies, Inc, a leading innovator of power efficient x86 processor platforms, today announced that the recently launched VIA Nano processor and the VIA VX800 all-in-one digital media IGP chipset received the coveted 'Best of Computex' award by the Taiwan Computer Association and the Taiwan External Trade Council (TAITRA), during a morning ceremony today.
Subject: Processors | June 3, 2008 - 09:00 AM | Ryan Shrout
During a meeting with Intel today, we got a little preview of some technology that Intel is going to be using to show off the power of their coming 8-core Nehalem processors.
Subject: Memory | June 3, 2008 - 04:58 AM | Ryan Shrout
While visiting with OCZ Technology at Computex this morning I happened to be around when the best known gaming celebrity, Fatal1ty, and his managers stepped in. They were actually inking the deal officially to sell Fatal1ty branded memory modules and power supplies like so:
Subject: Storage | June 3, 2008 - 02:47 AM | Ryan Shrout
Probably the worst kept secrets in Taiwan (and there are a LOT of badly kept secrets here) are the upcoming collection of ASUS announcements today. First up is the unveiling of the new ASUS Eee Box PC based on the Intel Atom family of products.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | June 2, 2008 - 09:34 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
The Thermaltake Purepower RX 600W is from Thermaltake's other PSU line, and is up for review on [H]ard|OCP. They found it very close in performance to the Toughpower QFan 650W, with two big exceptions. It is a fair bit quieter, and it is cheaper.
Subject: General Tech | June 2, 2008 - 07:30 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Drop by Overclock3D for a look at the OZC Neural Impulse Actuator in the wild. As opposed to all the demos we have seen set up at various computer shows, they are trying to use it on a real system. Read on to find out just how useful this device is.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | June 2, 2008 - 05:41 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
The interior reinforcements, duct tape. The sides, duct tape. The reinforcements, duct tape. The ducting ... well there is no ducting, but if there was ...
Drop by Icrontic to see this awesome use of the handyman's secret modding weapon, and remember ... "If women don't find you handsome, they should at least find you handy."
Subject: Processors | June 2, 2008 - 04:19 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Next up in the race to shrink the parts they consider most important is nVIDIA, following Intel's following of VIA's main focus. Regardless of what your spam may tell you, size reduction can be rather important, especially if you can get to the point where you can accurately be described as a 'system on a chip'. Josh has written up a summary on what we know so far, which you can read through here.
Subject: General Tech | June 2, 2008 - 04:07 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
At ExtremeTech you can read about their top 10 antispyware programs. The list is short, and they offer a quick overview on which offer better protection, and which are not worth the money it would take to buy it. If you have been hit by malware and are considering a new
programs to protect yourself then give this article a peruse. There is also a lot of advice in our networking forum.
Subject: Systems | June 2, 2008 - 03:32 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
TOKYO -- June 2, 2008 --AMD Japan (NYSE: AMD) today announced the official start of operation of the T2K supercomputer systems featuring Quad-Core AMD Opteron processors and with specifications developed jointly by the University of Tsukuba, the University of Tokyo, and Kyoto University. These T2K systems were delivered to the University of Tsukuba by Cray Japan Inc. and Sumisho Computer Systems, to the University of Tokyo by Hitachi Ltd., and to Kyoto University by Fujitsu Ltd.