CES 2007 - Part 5

January 15, 2007 - 04:24 PM |
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TECHGAGE stopped by ASUS' booth and were impressed by the variety of new products they're introducing.  Drop by and see what is lined up for 2007.

"ASUS had a great showing at this years CES, so we've compiled our 7 favorite products and deliver them to you.

Included is the XG Station, W5Fe Sideshow laptop, P535 phone and Commando motherboard."

Here are some more Shows and Expos articles from around the web:

Source: TECHGAGE

The first year of the UMPC

January 15, 2007 - 03:58 PM |
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Just about a year ago, VIA Arena looked at the first ultra mobile PC at E3 2006.  Now, with multiple providers offering UMPCs, extended battery life and support for XP tablet edition and WiFi, these little guys are really coming into their own.

Source: VIA Arena

Intel, Eros Take On-Demand 'Bollywood' Entertainment Worldwide

January 15, 2007 - 03:48 PM |
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LONDON and SANTA CLARA, Calif., Jan. 15, 2007 — Accelerating the availability of on-demand, broadband- delivered entertainment to PCs connected to TVs, Intel Corporation and Eros International, today announced the debut of Eros' premium Bollywood service on Intel® Viiv™ technology-based PCs. Eros International is a London AIM-listed leading studio and distribution house within the Indian film industry known as "Bollywood."

While Ryan is at CES, the forums are still here

January 12, 2007 - 04:59 PM |
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A member recently moved to the country, and was forced to use dial-up ...

Self contained watercooling device

January 12, 2007 - 04:01 PM |
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The VIZO Igloo allows you to jump into watercooling your CPU, with no muss or fuss.  As is normal with self-contained devices, you can't really expect performance on the level of a fully designed solution, but even with that in mind Bjorn3D felt there should be more from the Igloo.

Source: Bjorn3D

Gothic 3 traumatizes reviewer

January 12, 2007 - 01:44 PM |
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Gothic 3 sounded like an incredible game.  It was to be a lot like Oblivion, but with a world you could influence in a much larger way than in the Elder Scrolls.  It also seems to have driven one reviewer in grief counseling from the appearance of certain problems when trying to play, and the crushing disappointment of not being able to play.  Read the full article at Gamehelper to see what happened.

Source: Gamehelper

Closer to the 4x4

January 12, 2007 - 12:10 PM |
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HotHardware got a sneak peek and some pictures of the monstrous Radeon X1950 Pro Dual card, combining 2 GPUS and a total of 1GB of RAM in SLI, on one card.  With one, you will have good graphics, and Sapphire is working on getting a pair to work together, giving you one half of AMD's upcoming 4x4 systems.

Source: HotHardware

Going shopping for graphics company

January 12, 2007 - 11:56 AM |
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The Inquirer has discovered the 3 main reasons that AMD bought ATI.  The reasons the AMD VP mentioned give credit to an earlier story, which mentions that AMD was looking at buying either nVidia or ATI in 2005.  The Core 2 Duo and significant price drops in processors have hurt AMD this year, lets hope that "Fusion" can wow people in 2008.

Source: The Inquirer

AMD Updates Fourth Quarter Outlook

January 12, 2007 - 11:41 AM |
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SUNNYVALE, Calif. — Jan. 11, 2007 — AMD (NYSE:AMD) today
announced revenue, excluding ATI-related segments, for the fourth quarter ended
December 31, 2006
is expected to increase approximately three percent from the
$1.33 billion reported in the third quarter of 2006.

Source: AMD

ASUS Bundles Corel's New InterVideo WinDVD HD with its W1J Notebooks

January 12, 2007 - 11:31 AM |
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LAS VEGAS, NV, January 8, 2007 — Corel Corporation (NASDAQ:CREL; TSX:CRE), a leading provider of digital media software, announced today that ASUSTeK Computer Inc. (TSE:2357), (ASUS), a worldwide leader in notebook computers, is bundling InterVideo® WinDVD® HD, the world's leading DVD playback software, with its new ASUS® W1J series notebooks.

Source: ASUS

Solid State Storage coming mid 2007

January 11, 2007 - 06:11 PM |
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DigiTimes reports on upcoming SSD's that wil be available soon.  In addition to the speed and Mean Time Before Failure benefits, these drives will be compatible with Vista's ReadyBoost.  These guys aren't just for laptops!

Source: Digitimes

This one goes to 11

January 11, 2007 - 04:17 PM |
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[H]ard|OCP reviews the ASUS EN8800GTX, which blows away the competition.  This card essentially allows you to turn all the graphics settings up as high as they go, and it will still give you smooth game play.  [H] managed to get a 74 MHz core /100 MHz memory overclock, without having the heat priduced pass the less powerful X1950XTX.

Source: [H]ard|OCP

1080i, unplugged

January 11, 2007 - 01:32 PM |
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The Netgear EVA700 takes streaming digital content a step up.  Like most of the other wireless media streamers, it supports MP3, MPG, WMA, WMV Xvid, DivX 4 and 5.11, OGG and more, but it can send a wireless 1080i picture as well.  Read on at Hardware Zone to find out more about this handy wireless multimedia streaming device.

CES 2007 - Part 4

January 11, 2007 - 11:58 AM |
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Tech Spot has posted a CES 2007 gallery that will give you a glimpse of the size of the expo, and lots of juicy pictures of new tech.  They also get a look at Crysis and some immersive games from Intel.

"With 2,700 exhibitors, filling 1.8 million net square feet of exhibit space, and over 140,000 attendees, CES is simply the

largest consumer electronics show in the world.

Source: Tech Spot

IE7 and Vista flaws Wanted: Dead or Alive

January 11, 2007 - 11:43 AM |
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VeriSign offers you the chance to become a bounty hunter.  They are offering $8,000 per hole reported, in response to Trend Micro researchers finding Vista flaws for sale at $50,000 per on black hat sites.  Make sure you are fast, for VeriSign will only pay out for the first 6 people to report a particular flaw.

Source: Slashdot

DIRECTV and Intel Bring Connectivity to TV, PC

January 10, 2007 - 04:06 PM |
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LAS VEGAS, Jan.10, 2007 — DIRECTV, Inc., the nation's leading satellite television service provider, announces that the DIRECTV Plus® HD DVR has been verified with Intel® Viiv™ technology. With this certification, DIRECTV becomes largest supplier of Viiv-verified digital media adapters (DMAs).


DIRECTV customers who have a DIRECTV Plus® HD DVR can now access and enjoy their pictures and music on their TVs directly from Intel Viiv technology-based PCs.

Look at all the pretty colours

January 10, 2007 - 02:49 PM |
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ExtremeTech has posted a review of the HP LP3065, a nice 30" widescreen display.  It boasts a lot of unique features, but runs about the same price as a pair of 24" displays, so you may want to think carefully before you run out to buy it.

Source: Extremetech

CES 2007 - Part 3

January 10, 2007 - 01:11 PM |
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The Tech Report continues to run around CES, checking out

The console wars of 2006

January 10, 2007 - 12:42 PM |
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[H]ard|OCP looks back at the past year, which has been great for console fans.  From the release of new platforms, to some of the most innovative games ever developed for console it has been a big year.  They have taken on the daunting task of determining what was the best in today's article.

Source: [H]ard|OCP

Developing the Dashboard DVD of Doom

January 10, 2007 - 12:09 PM |
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DigiTimes reveals the stats behind AOpen's Multimedia Car.  Going far beyond the small DVD players you can find for sale, this is a full multimedia PC.  Your next car may be a Mitsubishi.

Source: Digitimes