Cortina Systems Purchases Intel's Optical-Networking Components Business

Subject: General Tech | September 11, 2006 - 05:40 PM |
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SANTA CLARA, Calif., Sep. 11, 2006 — Cortina Systems Inc. and Intel Corporation today announced that they have completed the sale of product lines and associated assets of Intel's optical-networking components business to Cortina.

The return of the peltier

Subject: Cases and Cooling | September 11, 2006 - 03:25 PM |
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The Titan Amanda TEC is up for review at Virtual-Hideout.  Combining heatpipes and a Thermo-Electric cooler (aka a peltier device), you get some serious cooling power.  It is really not necessary for low power systems, this is designed for serious overclocking, and also manages to draw 50W off of your 12V rail, when cooling at full power.

PC Perspective Spots the New RIM Blackberry Pearl

Subject: Mobile | September 11, 2006 - 02:49 PM |
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I was at a party this past weekend where I bumped into an old friend of mine who works at RIM. After some small talk, the conversation went something like:


Me: "So have you used the new Pearl?"


RIM Friend: "You want to see it?"


Me: "SURE!!"


When it comes to cool new gadgets and toys, I have no shame in revealing my uber geek. ;-)


This new consumer-oriented Blackberry has an integrated camera, plays MP3s, and does videos.

New Intel Software Developer Kit Bolsters Plug-And-Play VoIP Components for the PC

Subject: General Tech | September 11, 2006 - 02:08 PM |
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SANTA CLARA, Calif., Sept. 11,
2006 — Intel Corporation
today announced a new software framework and
development kit to enable plug-and-play components for Web-based phone
calls using Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP).

Looking to buy a 7900GS?

Subject: Graphics Cards | September 11, 2006 - 12:25 PM |
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There are a few choices on PriceGrabber

Getting a little more out of the 7900GS

Subject: Graphics Cards | September 11, 2006 - 12:12 PM |
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TweakTown struggled their way through reviewing the XFX GeForce 7900GS, at stock speeds.  When they realised they could go from 480MHz and 1400MHz DDR, to 658MHz and 1648 DDR, they decided they liked the card after all.

Source: TweakTown

Looking to the future

Subject: General Tech | September 11, 2006 - 11:59 AM |
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Wired News has an article about the Freedom Tower, and the other buildings going up in Ground Zero.  they talk about the tech that has gone into it's planning as the safest building around.  They also have a lot of artwork depicting the finshed tower.

Source: Wired News

Take time out of your day today, to just sit

Subject: General Tech | September 11, 2006 - 09:34 AM |
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Today is one of those rare days in my life where I have to sit back and relax for a long while and just think.  It has been five years since that fateful day we now know simply as "9/11" and too many, the thougths of the day are still ripe in our minds.  I am one of those people; not because I lost a loved one in the event or lived in NY or anything like that, but just because I am usually one of the most patriotic people I am around.  The attacks made me angry, MAKE me angry, and all the constant bi

Take time out of your day today, to just sit

Subject: Editorial | September 11, 2006 - 09:33 AM |
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Today is one of those rare days in my life where I have to sit back and relax for a long while and just think.  It has been five years since that fateful day we now know simply as "9/11" and too many, the thougths of the day are still ripe in our minds.  I am one of those people; not because I lost a loved one in the event or lived in NY or anything like that, but just because I am usually one of the most patriotic people I am around.  The attacks made me angry, MAKE me angry, and all the constant bi

Killer NIC Goes on Sale

Subject: General Tech | September 9, 2006 - 10:17 AM |
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If you haven't heard about the Killer NIC, then you are missing out on one of the biggest debates in hardware community right now.  It is a network card, that has an on-board version of Linux, used to supposed improve ping times while playing games.


Newegg is the first to have the item in stock, and to

New VIA Hyperion Pro drivers

Subject: Chipsets | September 8, 2006 - 06:07 PM |
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A new updated version of the VIA Hyperion Pro drivers are now available.
The package contains the following drivers:

INF Driver V2.80A
AGP Driver V4.60A
VIA PATA/SATA IDE Driver Package V1.40A
VIA V-RAID Driver V5.30C, RAID Tools V5.30

Only the INF driver and the AGP driver have changed from the previous
version.

The package supports the following operating systems: Windows 2000,
Windows 98, Windows ME, Windows NT4, Windows XP, Windows XP 64Bit

Source: VIA Arena

There is always a good reason to visit our forums

Subject: General Tech | September 8, 2006 - 03:49 PM |
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Spyware keeps getting smarter and harder to defend against, which is why a few of our members are trying to figure out

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Corsair's DHE Domination

Subject: Memory | September 8, 2006 - 02:57 PM |
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Hexus had Corsair's newest and fastest RAM to date, the TWIN2X2048-8888C4DF.  At 800MHz with 5-5-5-18 and a brand new cooling solution, these DIMMs are poised to take over the high end RAM market.

"Recently a plane flew over HEXUS.towers, dropping a package for us. We were being dominated, or were we the ones that would be doing the

Dominating?

Source: Hexus

PDAs to give you extra mobility

Subject: Mobile | September 8, 2006 - 02:22 PM |
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The Tech Zone has published a guide to help give you an idea what to look for in PDAs.  With the vast amount of choices on the market, it really comes down to what you need, and they are happy to tell you the key features to search for.

Red Orchestra: A mod grows up and moves out

Subject: General Tech | September 8, 2006 - 11:45 AM |
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The Fragging Frogs spent a bit of time playing this mod for Unreal Tournament 2005.  It is a very realistic game, you shoot using iron sights, not a magic crosshair, and there are a limited number of the various rifles, so not everyone can be a sniper or heavy gunner.  It has now become it's own standalone game, and Gamehelper takes a look at how it has matured.

Source: Gamehelper

Lost your laptop? Hope you secured your files!

Subject: General Tech | September 8, 2006 - 11:31 AM |
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PC Mechanic examines several ways to protect your data through encryption, including the My Private Folder from Microsoft that never took off.  Drop by for an overview of several good ways to keep your personal files personal.

Source: PC Mechanic

Overclocking freedom, the likes of which we haven't seen in quite a while

Subject: Processors | September 7, 2006 - 06:17 PM |
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Tweaktown took 2 of Intel's top processors, the Core 2 Extreme X6800 and E6700 turned the voltage up to 1.475V and pushed them as far as they could go.  The results are impressive, it has been a long while since CPU's could be pushed this far.

Source: TweakTown

Intel® vPro(TM) Technology Poised to Redefine Business PCs

Subject: General Tech | September 7, 2006 - 05:16 PM |
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SANTA CLARA, Calif., Sept. 7, 2006
- Intel Corporation
today introduced Intel® vPro™ technology, a package
of hardware and software that marks a major change in what businesses
can expect from their PCs, providing IT workers with unprecedented
levels of computing performance and more proactive control of security
and costs. Intel also said early trials with select Fortune 500
companies showed an average potential cost savings of 40 percent.

Revisiting CoV and PPUs

Subject: Graphics Cards | September 7, 2006 - 04:10 PM |
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The new City of Villains patch is out, so AnanadTech revisits Ageia's PPU and the effect it has on playability.  To make things easier to compare CoV now supports software physics, so the performance difference the PPU makes can realy be highlighted.

Source: AnandTech

Lacie gives you lego storage

Subject: Storage | September 7, 2006 - 01:44 PM |
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Hardware Zone presents a review of the Lacie Brick Desktop Harddrive.  Available in 3 colours, white that holds 160GB or 500GB, red is 250GB and blue at 300GB.  Take a look for yourself, they're dead ringers for Lego bricks.

"The Brick is truly a jaw-dropping desktop hard drive, as it can store massive amount of data and combines functionality and design all in

one beautiful package."

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