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Subject: Shows and Expos | July 20, 2007 - 02:41 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
WHEN: Sept. 18-20, 2007
WHERE: Moscone Center West, San Francisco
WHAT: Spanning the worlds of mobility, digital home, digital enterprise and technology and research, IDF will focus on Intel Corporation's directions for the next year and beyond.
Vision: IDF brings together top Intel technical experts, Intel Fellows, industry thought leaders and leading technology companies. A strong slate of Intel keynotes is one source for insights and inspiration. Keynoters are:
Subject: Mobile | July 20, 2007 - 02:38 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
The ThinkPad series is billed as a rugged laptop that is able to survive whatever it might encounter in the day to day life of a mobile employee. Tech ARP witnessed a demonstration of the technology that allows it to survive everything from liquid spills to drops, and tests of how well they work. By the end of the demonstration, the laptop did end up a bit worse for wear, but fun was had by all.
Subject: Motherboards | July 20, 2007 - 01:25 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Trying to get a QX6850 to work, at full speed, on a 680i motherboard proved a challenge for many, including AnandTech. Using an EVGA 680i board and the brand new P30 BIOS, as well as the new ASUS Blitz and P5K Deluxe, they tested the overclocking ability for the CPU and RAM. One of the key points in the article is that this new BIOS makes it very easy to push a 1066 processor to 1333, but they have much more than that to report on.
Subject: General Tech | July 20, 2007 - 12:06 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
CoolTechZone finds themselves much more impressed with Microsoft's Surface after watching an episode of DL.TV. The "coffee table" PC has an interface that has been very popular in movies for a while now, but hard to find in reality. The first time you run into Surface it will likely be in a retail store, possibly T-Mobile, and used as a selling aid. When you place a
Subject: Memory | July 19, 2007 - 06:47 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
SANTA CLARA, Calif. and GENEVA, July 19, 2007 - Intel Corporation, STMicroelectronics and Francisco Partners unveiled today the company name of "Numonyx" for the pending independent semiconductor company announced on May 22.
Subject: General Tech | July 19, 2007 - 05:52 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
SUNNYVALE, Calif. - July 19, 2007 - AMD (NYSE: AMD) today reported financial results for the quarter ended June 30, 2007. AMD reported second quarter 2007 revenue of $1.378 billion, an operating loss of $457 million, and a net loss of $600 million, or $1.09 per share.
Subject: Memory | July 19, 2007 - 03:18 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Legit Reviews is offering their services to help you in your quest. Four PC3-11000 DIMM's were lined up and tested, and overclocked as far as they could go. The timings varied between the manufacturers, which became the major factor in the testing.
Subject: Memory | July 19, 2007 - 02:12 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Sunnyvale, Calif - July 19, 2007 - OCZ Technology Group, the worldwide leader in innovative, ultra-high performance and high reliability memory, today unveiled the next step to achieving maximum performance on the latest PC platforms with the launch of the World's first production PC3-14400 DDR3 modules. These OCZ kits are meant to set industry performance standards as well as accelerate the development of next-generation enthusiast platforms.
Subject: Graphics Cards | July 19, 2007 - 01:24 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Madshrimps has gone to great extremes to find the best cooling solution possible for a 7900GT, by testing 8 different VGA coolers. The top cooler can't just be the best performer for this test though, they are looking for a cooler that gets the job done without hitting 73.7dB! Unless you want to scare small animals and children just to get a few more frames per second, you had best take Madshrimps advice.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | July 19, 2007 - 12:05 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Gigabyte is really getting into the case and cooling business, this time combining watercooling and stylish case design in the 3D Mercury. Not only does this case have five 120mm fans, it has watercooling built right in. Contained in the case is a pump, radiator and reservoir set, as well as a CPU waterblock, and an optional pair for GPUs. Guru3D has some great shots of this sharp looking case in their review
Subject: General Tech | July 19, 2007 - 11:36 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Novel tried holding a Hack Week, and Ars Technica spoke with Novell's chief open-source
strategy officer, Nat Friedmam about it. It involves Novel employees temporarily abandoning their current projects in favour of a free form week of writing open source software. Letting a bunch of programmers creativity loose was intended not only as stress relief, but also a chance to let the programmers work on projects that they would otherwise have difficulty justifying to their bosses.
Subject: Storage | July 18, 2007 - 05:08 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
TechARP has compiled a list of the most common hard disk misconceptions and myths into one big article, and paired them with the facts. If you have someone in your life who believes that to mount a HDD vertically, you have to reformat the HDD vertically to ensure proper spreading of magic dust and to fully repair any bad sectors caused by sudden power failures ... please send them there.
Subject: Processors | July 18, 2007 - 02:34 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
AMD and Intel seem to currently be in a race to see who can use the least amount of power, especially when it comes to servers. Instead of measuring who is the fastest, or the most powerful, AnandTech's review focuses on the power consumption of Intel and AMD's low power chips, when performing an identical task. Whether you are looking to lower your power costs, or even just trying to figure out what TDP means to you, this article will help you along your way.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | July 18, 2007 - 01:53 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
The Seasonic 500W S12II PSU may sound a little underpowered, until you look at some of the stats, like the fact that 408W is available to the two 12V rails at 34A. [H]ard|OCP put it on their torture bench, and was quite impressed at this PSUs ability to live up to all the claims Seasonic made. It even went through a whole hour of the 100% power tests and stayed at 45C.
Subject: General Tech | July 18, 2007 - 12:06 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
The next Quakecon may be filled with a lot of new people who've never been there before ... console players. Id Software has decided to switch their focus. Now they won't be focusing on PC Games, but instead on consoles, to the point where every PC will have gamepads/controllers attached for testing, not the keyboard & mouse combo that defines PC gaming. Nor will they be pushing the limits of graphics cards anymore.
Subject: General Tech | July 17, 2007 - 05:16 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Professional audiophiles have had little say in the benchmarking suites we see during reviews, even when a sound card is under review. D.A.W. Bench aims to fix that, offering a way to compare audio quality and performance across multiple OSes. The Inquirer can give you an earful on this topic, if you let them.