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Subject: Systems | October 1, 2005 - 01:18 PM | Ryan Shrout
Taipei, Taiwan, 30 September 2005 - VIA Technologies, Inc., a leading innovator of PC platform solutions, and Mini-box.com, a subsidiary of Ituner Networks Corp., today announced the VoomPC™ family of compact, high performance yet affordable x86 car PC kits aimed at driving telematics mainstream.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | September 30, 2005 - 06:33 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
The SETI League has posted instructions on how to do it! The diagram has links to pages containing specifics.
This site shows how you can set up your own SETI receiving station using nothing more than an old C-band satellite TV dish, general coverage receiver and your PC. With it, you can also do radio astronomy as well. Can't beat that!
Subject: General Tech | September 30, 2005 - 06:27 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
CNet has an article about high tech survival solutions, like portable water purifcation or warmth. That may help to protect yourself from physical harm; and they also have 2 articles to help protect you from electronic harm (eHarm?)
"Natural disasters like Hurricane Katrina can turn a high-tech culture into a decidedly low-tech one--where food, water and shelter are what matter most.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | September 30, 2005 - 06:16 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Maybe you won't be able to get the latest and greatest game titles the same day as your friends running Windows, but as Phoronix found out, when they do release them for Linux, Ageia PhsyX will work.
"For nearly a year Ageia has been making headlines with its innovative physics technology that they hope will revolutionize game-play not only for PC games but also console platforms such as Sony's PlayStation 3 and Microsoft's Xbox 360.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | September 30, 2005 - 06:09 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
The Tech Zone has posted a guide on assembling a laptop that will game as well as full tower PC's. If you follow their advice, the only technical difficulty you might have at a LAN party would be your battery dying.
"Gone are the days when you would have been laughed at if you walked into an all-night LAN party carrying your trusty laptop and expecting to hang with the giant computer towers standing at everyone's feet.
Subject: Motherboards | September 30, 2005 - 02:09 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
It's nice to have choices, and the nForce chipset certainly offers that. The newest one to be reviewed at PCStats is the ECS KN1-SLI Extreme, with all the functionality you'd expect, and switchless SLI. Check it out.
"The ECS KN1-SLI Extreme looks like a pretty sweet motherboard for anyone on a budget who wants good performance, and the all important option of running dual PCI Express x16 SLI-compatible videocards.
Subject: Shows and Expos | September 30, 2005 - 11:56 AM | Jonathan Hung
Red vs. Blue CTF ... no not in Halo but in the real-world! Some crazy people in Toronto are organizing a massive CTF game in the heart of the city tonight. They've divided city blocks into team bases and you can take streetcars and underground paths to the flags. I want to be on the team with the guy who made the Sentry Gun.
Subject: General Tech | September 30, 2005 - 11:47 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
No one got the prize ($1 million) last year. The best effort was Carnegie Mellon University's robot Hummer, Sandstorm. It made it 7.3 miles out of the full 144-mile. This time, at least in the semi-finals, we actually have teams finishing the course. The finals are scheduled for Oct.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | September 30, 2005 - 11:38 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
HONG KONG, Sept. 27, 2005 — Cisco SystemsÂ® and Intel Corporation today announced a collaborative effort to support EPCglobal Hong Kong's EPCnetwork initiative to bring end-to-end supply chain visibility to the Pan Pearl River Delta (PPRD) region.
Subject: Mobile | September 30, 2005 - 11:37 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
San Francisco, CA — CTIA Wireless I.T. & Entertainment 2005 — Intel Corporation and Research In Motion (RIM) (Nasdaq: RIMM; TSX: RIM) today announced an extensive technology collaboration in which RIM will use Intel communications technology in future BlackBerryÂ® devices. RIM is adopting the Intel XScaleÂ® architecture and will utilize the Intel PXA9xx cellular processor, codenamed "Hermon", for its next-generation BlackBerryÂ® devices that will run on high-speed EDGE (Enhanced Data Rates for Global Evolution) networks.
Subject: Shows and Expos | September 29, 2005 - 06:51 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Designtechnica took a look around CEIDA2005, and tells you you all about the highlights, like LG's 55-inch 1080p high-definition LCD tunerless monitor.
"C.E.D.I.A. opened a few weeks in Indianapolis, IN, and fostered several themes. The most important themes were: iPod connectivity, HDMI connectivity, and displays (TVs) with resolutions of 1080p. If there ever could be two technologies that are at the opposite ends of the spectrum, it's the iPod and 1080p displays.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | September 29, 2005 - 06:46 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Techspot has their own High End PC component guide up, in case you wanted a second opinion after looking at Ryan's Hardware Leaderboard. Or I suppose you could pick up one of the new offerings from Dell, and have it all together when you pick it up.
"Back like a bad RMA request, TechSpot's High-end PC builders' guide takes another stab at fabricating the finest custom PC possible.
Subject: Shows and Expos | September 29, 2005 - 03:31 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Check out the IGrid2005 blog at http://www.calit2.net/igrid2005/ , and see the future of distributed computing!
iGrid 2005, the 4th community-driven biennial International Grid event, is a coordinated effort to accelerate the use of multi-10Gb international and national networks, to advance scientific research, and to educate decision makers, academicians and industry researchers on the benefits of these hybrid networks.
Subject: General Tech | September 29, 2005 - 03:10 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
HardwareHell, and GamersHell are hosting the downloadable multiplayer demo of F.E.A.R. I believe that it is properly referred to as a "Video System and Network Traffic Stress Test", if anyone asks why there's the sound so many explosions coming from the IT department.
Update: While you're at it, check out the F.E.A.R. mechanima done by RoosterTeeth (the Red vs. Blue people) called "P.A.N.I.C.S".
Subject: Graphics Cards | September 29, 2005 - 02:54 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
The G70 chipset, like that used in the XFX 7800GT SLI that Gamepyre reviews, is one of the top cards available today, or perhaps until next week, when ATI releases their newest offering. If you want to see the most effects in your games, get one or two of these for your system today.
"The 7800GT is a worthy successor to the 6800GT and sell at about the same price point.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | September 29, 2005 - 02:44 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Hi-Techreviews takes a look at the Thermalright SI-120. This is the follow up to the XP-120, and fits on almost any AMD chip, and with a LGA 775 RM you can put it into an Intel system, assuming your motherboard can fit it in.
"When the XP-120 heatsink was released it became an immediate success with people singing its praises in forums here in the states and abroad. Yet as good as it was there was one thing that made it far from perfect and that was its failure to fit on a large number of motherboards.
Subject: Memory | September 29, 2005 - 12:07 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
1Gb 800Mhz DDR2 module, running at CL 4-3-3-8 is what you would get, if you picked up some OCZ PC2-6400 Platinum EB RAM. As HotHardware discovers, 800Mhz is what it is supposed to run at, not it's maximum speed.
'Each OCZ PC2-6400 EB Dual Channel Kit is hand tested as a matched pair across a wide variety of motherboards.
Subject: General Tech | September 29, 2005 - 11:48 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
The Razor Copperhead is a black mouse with blue LED's, and quite the stats for a lowly mouse. It's paired with the anodized aluminium eXactMat in this review at PureOverclock.
"The Copperhead boasts some of the best specs of any mouse available. These include the 2000 DPI laser engine, 1000 Hz interpolling and a 16bit data path. This should provide absolute accuracy.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | September 28, 2005 - 06:01 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Want to overclock your SFF PC, or just put 2 gigs of high speed Corsair memory in it to improve performance? Shuttle and SilverStone thinks you should be able to, and so do the guys at hardCOREware!
There's no question who rules the prebuilt SFF system market. Shuttle was the first true innovator, and haven't rested since taking over.