WD'S NEW GREENPOWER HARD DRIVES REDUCE ENERGY CONSUMPTION

Subject: Storage | July 23, 2007 - 11:19 AM |
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LAKE FOREST, Calif. - July 23, 2007 - Western Digital Corp. (NYSE: WDC) today
announced a new environmentally friendly GreenPower
family of WD
desktop, enterprise,
CE and external hard drive products. The new GreenPower (GP) family will ship in capacities
from 320 gigabytes (GB) to one terabyte (TB), and will save up to 40% in hard drive power
consumption, or as much as $10 per drive per year
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PC Perspective IS the new media

Subject: General Tech | July 20, 2007 - 05:15 PM |
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If you are like me, old media formats seem to accumulate faster than dust bunnies.  Old audio tapes, 3.5" disks, even a few 5.25" disks are hiding in corners and flat surfaces everywhere, some that even have data I want to keep.  By far, the media that consumes the most space is old VHS tapes.  If you want to update those old movies you could buy a new version on DVD, or you can copy them onto new media yourself.  Of course, for others, it is the vinyl tha

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'Multiply Your Innovations' at Intel Developer Forum

Subject: Shows and Expos | July 20, 2007 - 02:41 PM |
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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:

Big fun with ThinkPads

Subject: Mobile | July 20, 2007 - 02:38 PM |
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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.

Source: Tech ARP

1333MHz FSB on the 680i

Subject: Motherboards | July 20, 2007 - 01:25 PM |
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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.

Source: AnandTech

Scratching the surface of Microsoft's Milan

Subject: General Tech | July 20, 2007 - 12:06 PM |
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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

Source: CoolTechZone

The show was phenomenal

Subject: General Tech | July 20, 2007 - 11:44 AM |
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Hot Hardware made it to the AMD Consumer Electronics Event in NYC.  One of the best parts of their experience was getting to see a Phenom in action ...

Source: HotHardware

Numonyx(TM) is New Name for Pending STMicroelectronics and Intel Flash Memory Compan

Subject: Memory | July 19, 2007 - 06:47 PM |
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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.

Business ponder trimming the fat from IT

Subject: Systems | July 19, 2007 - 06:19 PM |
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Imagine walking into the IT department and finding the place immaculately clean and everyone working there thin as a blade ... or maybe not.

Source: AnandTech

AMD Reports Second Quarter Results

Subject: General Tech | July 19, 2007 - 05:52 PM |
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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.

Source: AMD

Trying for a 1:1 ratio with the new 1333MHz FSB CPUs?

Subject: Memory | July 19, 2007 - 03:18 PM |
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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.

Source: Extremetech

OCZ Technology Group Releases the World's First Production 1800MHz DDR3 Solution

Subject: Memory | July 19, 2007 - 02:12 PM |
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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.

Make 'em hear you boot up from a block away

Subject: Graphics Cards | July 19, 2007 - 01:24 PM |
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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.

Source: Madshrimps

The case almost does it for you

Subject: Cases and Cooling | July 19, 2007 - 12:05 PM |
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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

Source: Guru of 3D

A working vacation

Subject: General Tech | July 19, 2007 - 11:36 AM |
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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.

Source: Ars Technica

The mysterious world of hard disks

Subject: Storage | July 18, 2007 - 05:08 PM |
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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.

Source: Tech ARP

Fighting hard for last place

Subject: Processors | July 18, 2007 - 02:34 PM |
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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.

Source: AnandTech

81 percent is 12 Volt

Subject: Cases and Cooling | July 18, 2007 - 01:53 PM |
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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.

Source: [H]ard|OCP

Interview with Former Mod IAmGhostDog

Subject: Editorial | July 18, 2007 - 12:38 PM |
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I have the extreme pleasure in posting an interview with a former Mod who has been a real asset to our community..IAmGhostDog..or as you may come to know him, Jeff. He has a wealth of culinary skills he is apt to share, as well as a huge collection of music. I am so pleased he agreed to share something of himself to us all, thanks!

Hi there.

CARMACK!!!

Subject: General Tech | July 18, 2007 - 12:06 PM |
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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.

Source: The Inquirer