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Subject: Graphics Cards | October 3, 2005 - 02:11 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
A water cooled graphics card right out of the box. The PowerColor X800 GT EVO that Bjorn3D reviews has a Thermaltake TideWater All in one VGA Liquid Cooling Module built right onto it. The X800 sits in a PCIx slot, like you would expect, and the pump/radiator takes up 2 PCI slots. Install those, and you are done!
"Today we are looking at something special from PowerColor. Something overclockers will drool at. What if I told you we have a card equipped with its own liquid cooling system?
Subject: Storage | October 3, 2005 - 02:00 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Techware Labs reviews the Anthology Solutions' Yellow Machine P400T Terabyte Storage Appliance. Not only is it big and yellow, it supports RAID 0,1,1+0 & 5. It has a built in 8 port LAN switch and NAT router, SPI firewall, auto backup, and many more features. The 8Mb cache is pretty impressive too!
"This review will be taking a look at Anthology Solutions' Yellow Machine P400T Terabyte Storage Appliance. That's right, a terabyte storage appliance.
Subject: General Tech | October 3, 2005 - 01:31 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
How would you feel about a computer whose main processor was mostly E. Coli? Previously, problems arose in the amount of energy it took to turn a protein from on to off, but nanotechweb reports on 2 researchers from Cambridge University have found a way to make it work. Feels like you could infect your PC on purpose as a type of upgrade, 50 years from now.
"Theoretical physicists in the UK have shown that it should be possible to use clusters of proteins to perform complex logic operations.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | October 3, 2005 - 01:17 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Don't blame me for the odd start of PimpRig's review, but if you don't recognize what it is in the first paragraph, you should buy the book. As for the review of the AquaBay M1, which I promise they do get to, not only does it give you some great info about the current state of your watercooling, it is gorgeous.
"The AquaBay M1 is actually
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".