Now that's a naked Nano

Subject: General Tech | June 3, 2008 - 12:22 PM |
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Legit Reviews had a chance to visit the Centaur Technologies fab that was responsible for the creation of the Nano.  Not only did they get to see the Nano, there were wafers of C7 chips and rooms filled with games, for testing purposes.  They even got some benchmarks for the Nano, so check it out.

Super Talent Announces 1.8-Inch Micro-SATA SSD for Laptops

Subject: Storage | June 3, 2008 - 11:25 AM |
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Computex, Taipei, Taiwan – June
3, 2008 – Super Talent Technology, a leading manufacturer of Flash storage
solutions and DRAM memory modules, today released a new line of 1.8-inch
Micro-SATA SSDs.

StreamMyGame Launches Broadband Player: Play games installed on your home PC remotely

Subject: General Tech | June 3, 2008 - 11:23 AM |
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Streaming software by StreamMyGame that enables the latest games and software applications to be used remotely, was publicly demonstrated for the first time today during the opening keynote address by an Intel Corporation executive at one of the world's largest technology trade shows.

Online streaming of video and audio has radically changed the broadcast and mobile industries re-inventing the way consumers purchase and watch media. StreamMyGame takes this evolution one step further.

Source: StreamMyGame

VIA Nano Processor Platform Earns Prestigious 'Best of Computex' Award

Subject: General Tech | June 3, 2008 - 11:14 AM |
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Computex, Taipei, Taiwan, 3 June 2008 - VIA Technologies, Inc, a leading innovator of power efficient x86 processor platforms, today announced that the recently launched VIA Nano processor and the VIA VX800 all-in-one digital media IGP chipset received the coveted 'Best of Computex' award by the Taiwan Computer Association and the Taiwan External Trade Council (TAITRA), during a morning ceremony today.

Computex 2008: Intel Demonstrates Nehalem and Touchscreen Interface

Subject: Processors | June 3, 2008 - 05:00 AM |
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During a meeting with Intel today, we got a little preview of some technology that Intel is going to be using to show off the power of their coming 8-core Nehalem processors.


Computex 2008: OCZ Technology Brings Fatal1ty Memory and PSUs to Enthusiasts

Subject: Memory | June 3, 2008 - 12:58 AM |
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While visiting with OCZ Technology at Computex this morning I happened to be around when the best known gaming celebrity, Fatal1ty, and his managers stepped in.  They were actually inking the deal officially to sell Fatal1ty branded memory modules and power supplies like so:


Computex 2008: ASUS Eee Box Atom-based Desktop PC Official

Subject: Storage | June 2, 2008 - 10:47 PM |
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Probably the worst kept secrets in Taiwan (and there are a LOT of badly kept secrets here) are the upcoming collection of ASUS announcements today.  First up is the unveiling of the new ASUS Eee Box PC based on the Intel Atom family of products.


Your prescription for power

Subject: Cases and Cooling | June 2, 2008 - 05:34 PM |
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The Thermaltake Purepower RX 600W is from Thermaltake's other PSU line, and is up for review on [H]ard|OCP.  They found it very close in performance to the Toughpower QFan 650W, with two big exceptions.  It is a fair bit quieter, and it is cheaper. 

Source: [H]ard|OCP

Get your neural impules firing

Subject: General Tech | June 2, 2008 - 03:30 PM |
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Drop by Overclock3D for a look at the OZC Neural Impulse Actuator in the wild.  As opposed to all the demos we have seen set up at various computer shows, they are trying to use it on a real system.  Read on to find out just how useful this device is.

Source: Overclock3D

Also know as the Possum Lodge PC Case

Subject: Cases and Cooling | June 2, 2008 - 01:41 PM |
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The interior reinforcements, duct tape.  The sides, duct tape.  The reinforcements, duct tape.  The ducting ... well there is no ducting, but if there was ...

Drop by Icrontic to see this awesome use of the handyman's secret modding weapon, and remember ... "If women don't find you handsome, they should at least find you handy."

Source: Icrontic

Neither Atom nor Nano, it's Tegra

Subject: Processors | June 2, 2008 - 12:19 PM |
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Next up in the race to shrink the parts they consider most important is nVIDIA, following Intel's following of VIA's main focus.  Regardless of what your spam may tell you, size reduction can be rather important, especially if you can get to the point where you can accurately be described as a 'system on a chip'.  Josh has written up a summary on what we know so far, which you can read through here.

One take on anti-spyware

Subject: General Tech | June 2, 2008 - 12:07 PM |
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At ExtremeTech you can read about their top 10 antispyware programs.  The list is short, and they offer a quick overview on which offer better protection, and which are not worth the money it would take to buy it.  If you have been hit by malware and are considering a new
programs to protect yourself then give this article a peruse.  There is also a lot of advice in our networking forum.

Source: Extremetech

T2K Open Supercomputer Systems with Quad-Core AMD Opteron Processors Now in Operation

Subject: Systems | June 2, 2008 - 11:32 AM |
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TOKYO -- June 2, 2008 --AMD Japan (NYSE: AMD) today announced the official start of operation of the T2K supercomputer systems featuring Quad-Core AMD Opteron processors and with specifications developed jointly by the University of Tsukuba, the University of Tokyo, and Kyoto University. These T2K systems were delivered to the University of Tsukuba by Cray Japan Inc. and Sumisho Computer Systems, to the University of Tokyo by Hitachi Ltd., and to Kyoto University by Fujitsu Ltd.

Source: AMD

AMD Foundation Launches "AMD Changing the Game"

Subject: General Tech | June 2, 2008 - 11:30 AM |
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New York -- June 2, 2008 --AMD (NYSE: AMD) today announced the launch of AMD Changing the Game, the first initiative of the newly formed AMD Foundation. The AMD Changing the Game program is intended to improve critical technical and life skills by teaching kids to develop digital games with social content. The program is rooted in AMD's commitment and experience in supporting education with the company's passion and expertise in the gaming industry.
Source: AMD

VIA OpenBook Mini-Note Reference Design wins Gold at Computex

Subject: General Tech | June 2, 2008 - 11:27 AM |
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Taipei, Taiwan, 2 June 2008 - VIA Technologies, Inc, a leading innovator of ultra-mobile, power efficient x86 processor platforms, proudly announced today that the VIA OpenBook mini-note reference design has won the impressive Computex Taipei design and innovation Gold Award for 2008.

Source: VIA Arena

FIXED! Forums down for a bit

Subject: General Tech | June 1, 2008 - 02:25 AM |
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Thanks to all who wrote in - yeah the forums are down for a bit of UNscheduled maintenance. But no worries, we have people on the job and they will hopefully be back Sunday sometime.

UPDATE - the forums are back up!  A huge thanks goes to our friends at eicomm.net and moreweb.com for helping me with the problem while I was flying across the globe!

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Time to break out that summer cooling gear

Subject: General Tech | May 30, 2008 - 06:50 PM |
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While new technology is almost always a good thing, getting rid of old tech is not.  The parallel port still has not died, nor the 3.5" floppy or the PS-2 port.  There are probably even ISA slot holdouts, I know for a fact that there are still AGP addicts.  The newest forced obsolescence is causing a lot of FUD, so to properly understand the new Cable TV standards drop by this thread.  It won't help make your grandmother feel better about her old TV no longer receiving a signal, but it can help yo

A laptop, or a miniature HTPC?

Subject: Mobile | May 30, 2008 - 03:45 PM |
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Acer's Aspire 6920G is really into multimedia, both making it look good, and making it easy to view.  It has a 16" screen, at 1366x768 resolution (aka 16:9) and a 'CineDash' a touch sensitive section of the keyboard to make playing movies easy as well as full 5.1 sound.  It is a choice for those looking not for the lightest or the most powerful, but for those wanting to watch a few movies while they are on the go.

Source: InsideHW

The lost review

Subject: Motherboards | May 30, 2008 - 02:02 PM |
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For a look at how well ASUS has implemented the 780i chipset, take a look at the ASUS P5N-T which was under review quite a while ago at [H]ard|OCP.  The delay occurred thanks to many problems that [H] encountered during testing, which soured their enthusiasm and made the review process significantly longer than normal.  You can see where thi

Source: [H]ard|OCP

S3 has caught up with the times

Subject: Graphics Cards | May 30, 2008 - 11:55 AM |
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It has been a while since we've heard from S3 Graphics though that doesn't mean they are gone.  The Chrome 430 that was announced a while ago is starting to show up on reviewers desks and the first review is at VIA Arena.  The stats of the card sound good, a 625MHz engine clock and 256MB of 500MHz GDDR2 and full support for DX10 and PCI Express 2.0.  All that for $60 and an extra 143W power draw on your system.

Source: VIA Arena