New Intel Software Connects Health Networks, Enabling Key Data Sharing in Clinical Settings

Subject: General Tech | April 21, 2008 - 11:51 AM |
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WORLD HEALTH CARE CONGRESS, Washington, D.C., April 21, 2008 - Intel Corporation today announced Intel SOA Expressway for Healthcare, software that provides an efficient way to exchange healthcare information inside hospitals and with health information networks. The product will allow healthcare providers to more easily connect with one another so that each can provide better care while benefiting from reduced integration costs.

They are rich now, hopefully they will be (in)famous soon

Subject: General Tech | April 21, 2008 - 11:48 AM |
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The actual code used to exploit a certain SQL vulnerabilities used by an automated search tool that looks for websites with those vulnerabilities has been spotted at SANS.  The code sets up javascript files with exploits which then infect anyone who browses by.  There is even a call to a script called pay.asp, so this automated tool probably makes a lot of money for someone.  Follow the link at [H]ard|OCP for the full story and links to the patches your webserver should already h

Source: [H]ard|OCP

AMD Phenom X3 Triple-Core processors already on sale

Subject: Processors | April 19, 2008 - 10:54 AM |
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Even though the NDA doesn't expire until next week, a

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ASUS Eee PC 900 series gets MORE official

Subject: Mobile | April 19, 2008 - 10:24 AM |
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Though we have already covered the official launch of the new ASUS Eee PC 900 series in the Asia and Europe markets, the US branch decided to get in on the action finally as well.  Apparently those of us in the US aren't worthy of the larger screened, and multi-touch-pad version of the popular notebook until May 15th - nearly a full month after its release in the far east and far west.

Source: 3DCenter

Isaiah and Atom battle it out

Subject: Processors | April 18, 2008 - 07:20 PM |
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The battle between Intel's Atom processor (previously known as Diamondville) and the upcoming VIA Isaiah processor architectures is going to be heating up as we approach Computex this June.  Some initial performance numbers are leaking out, and as you would expect, they are just about worthless thus far.  Our first story on Atom and Isaiah told a story of Atom's advantage in power

Battling over your eyes

Subject: General Tech | April 18, 2008 - 06:49 PM |
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It's been a tumultuous week in the tech world, with Intel and nVIDIA going at it like a group of vi fans going after emacs users.  The stakes are big, the future of PC graphics could be decided, but both parties are ignoring AMD, and by extension the old ATI crew.  Ryan feels that this is not the brightest move, AMD could well become the major player in the PC graphic industry.  Do you think he is right; or do you have a different view?  There is

Drive switching made easy

Subject: Storage | April 18, 2008 - 02:50 PM |
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Mitron's Duplus DUP-35 HDD Selector lets you switch between two hard drives with the twist of the wrist.  Unlike the USB docks, the Duplus requires you to shut the PC off to switch between modes; the modes being either drive singly or both active at once.  You can set up two completely isolated PC configurations for safety or privacy, or give yourself a dual boot machine without playing with LILO or any of the other tricks needed to get two OSs on one machine.  Drop by Overclocker's Online fo

Saving the planet, one IGP at a time

Subject: Motherboards | April 18, 2008 - 01:27 PM |
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AnandTech is testing three chipsets with integrated graphics, the 780G, GF8200, and G35, to see which deserves to claim the title of greenest motherboard.  You might assume that with nVIDIA's usually power hungry chipsets they would not even be in the running against AMD and Intel, both of whom are pushing power consumption as a major factor in computing.  The test results may surprise you.

Source: AnandTech

Farewell Q6600, we barely got to know you

Subject: Processors | April 18, 2008 - 12:30 PM |
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Intel's new chips, the Q9300 and the E7200 are under the spotlight at The Tech Report.

We'll all have minature breeder reactors in a year anyways

Subject: Cases and Cooling | April 18, 2008 - 12:06 PM |
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According to DigiTimes, the next generation of PSUs will have a new efficiency target to reach; 90Plus.  The inception of the 80Plus standard has gone well, with major PSU manufacturers having models that meet or beat that standard at most loads.  If high end machines end up wanting a 5000W PSU, an extra 10% efficiency might help you pay for the electrical work needed to put in a dual phase, 40A, 240V plug for your PC.

Source: Digitimes

AMD Reports First Quarter Results

Subject: General Tech | April 17, 2008 - 05:58 PM |
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SUNNYVALE, Calif. -- April 17, 2008 --AMD (NYSE: AMD) today reported first quarter 2008 revenue of $1.505 billion, a net loss of $358 million, or $0.59 per share, and an operating loss of $264 million. These results include an impact of $50 million, or $0.08 per share, from ATI acquisition-related charges. First quarter revenue decreased 15 percent compared to the fourth quarter of 2007 and increased 22 percent compared to the first quarter of 2007.

Source: AMD

OCZ Technology Announces DDR3-2000 Featuring Flex II Water-Cooling

Subject: Memory | April 17, 2008 - 04:19 PM |
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Sunnyvale, CA - April 17, 2008 - OCZ Technology Group, a worldwide leader in innovative, ultra-high performance and high reliability memory, today unveiled a blazing fast DDR3 addition to the new Flex II memory series. These premium modules run at incredibly fast 2000MHz speeds at CL8-8-8 timings for added performance to high-end systems with integrated water-cooling.

Xaser Xaser Xaser Xaser Xaser Xaser

Subject: Cases and Cooling | April 17, 2008 - 03:17 PM |
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Thermaltake's Xaser series has hit it's sixth model this year, continuing to improve on one of the classic PC enclosures.  Still with the same aesthetics, still with an absolutely huge interior and more refinements for you to take advantage of.  Big Bruin would like to see some wheels added though, this case is heavy; even more so if you pick up the watercooled variant.

Source: Big Bruin

Make sure you know what you are getting

Subject: Mobile | April 17, 2008 - 02:58 PM |
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Sure, UMPCs are designed to look great, are very light and seem like a great idea.

Source: AnandTech

Demanding more from DDR3

Subject: Memory | April 17, 2008 - 12:26 PM |
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The Patriot Viper 1866,OCZ Platinum 1800, Super Talent ProjectX 1800 and Kingston HyperX PC1800 are all being tested to their limits over at Pro-Clockers.   They undertook a lot of testing, not only to peg down the highest FSB, but also determining optimal voltage and timings.  DDR3 users looking for that little bit of extra performance should take note.

Crysis, now with added depth

Subject: General Tech | April 17, 2008 - 11:58 AM |
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Zalman's Trimon has been a long time in the works.  If you are willing to use really old drivers and the older games that are supported by those drivers, you can have a 3D
gaming experience, maybe.  The Inquirer has found out that they have a brand new nVIDIA driver to offer, although at 91.31 it is by no means one of the newest.  The Trimon is also supposed to be able to add depth to pictures and movies, as long as you are wearing the funky glasses.

Source: The Inquirer

Winner of the Dam Good Value Award

Subject: Cases and Cooling | April 16, 2008 - 06:15 PM |
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The Enermax Pro82+ 625W is priced quite reasonably, and sits in a class of PSUs along with OCZ and Silverstone that provide ample power without breaking the bank.  As it is an Enermax PSU, a certain level of quality is expected, and from the results of the tests at Hardware Canucks, this PSU has no problems living u

ATI Catalyst Software Suite Version 8.4

Subject: Graphics Cards | April 16, 2008 - 02:57 PM |
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The Catalyst software suite 8.4 contains the following:

    * Radeon display driver 8.476

    * Multimedia Center™ 9.16 (Windows XP only)

    * HydraVision (Windows XP only)

    * HydraVision Basic Edition (Windows XP only)

    * Remote Wonder 3.04 (Windows XP only)

    * WDM Driver Install Bundle

    * Southbridge/IXP Driver

Source: 3DCenter

A tough summit to scale

Subject: Graphics Cards | April 16, 2008 - 01:04 PM |
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The GeForce 9800 GX2 is having some trouble with scaling.  Elite Bastards put the card singly and in Quad-SLI through the usual benchmarks and found evidence of problems we saw when SLI first made an appearance.  Put in the second $500 card, and watch the performance drop.  That's not to say the performance becomes unb

The AMD 790GX chipset pops up to surprise us

Subject: Chipsets | April 16, 2008 - 12:19 PM |
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I saw a post on Fudzilla that shows the first shots of a motherboard based on the AMD 790GX chipset - a product that hasn't really made its official introduction yet.  The chipset offers most of the features of the 790FX chipset but with the added benefit of having integrated graphics on it as well; slightly better than the 780G platform that we were initially pretty impressed with.