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Subject: Processors | July 24, 2007 - 05:25 PM | Ryan Shrout
Intel has apparently decided to "open source" their tools to help developers better improve on software performance for multiple cores. This will benefit users of Intel's CPUs as well as AMD's.
Intel is open-sourcing its Threading Building Blocks 2.0 software, a C++ template library that simplifies the development of software applications running in parallel.
Subject: Storage | July 23, 2007 - 05:36 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Mikhailtech has spotted one of the most useful forms I have seen a USB drive take. Not a humping dog or Star Wars character, although those certainly have their place, but instead it is a neck strap. If you've worked in an environment with ID tags, key card access, or even just needed multiple keys to access your areas, you have probably seen these neck straps with the detachable end that holds all the keys & cards for easy access. What if someone stuck a 2GB thumb drive in that snap?
"Unlike other U
Subject: General Tech | July 23, 2007 - 03:48 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
While rumours of the iPhone Version 2 are circulating all over, and many fans debate the possibility of something being released by Apple for the Christmas season, Microsoft has announced Zune 2.0. Slashdot has coverage of this release, which Microsoft hopes will revitalize interest in their portable music player. Zune has just hit 1 million units sold this week, and they need something to make the player more attractive. Details are relatively sketchy, but there will be new styles and price points for those loo
Subject: Cases and Cooling | July 23, 2007 - 12:37 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Zalman's Z-Machine GT1000 offers a lot, which helps justify the price you have to pay to own one. Every case has been inspected to ensure the parts fit perfectly, and combined with the 4-5mm thickness of the sides, it offers stability, and good airflow while remaining relatively quiet. The tool-less assembly philosophy is carried to extremes, even the front panel can be removed with thumbscrews. Read on a Pro-clockers to see what
Subject: General Tech | July 23, 2007 - 11:51 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
We saw a bit of this type of behaviour last week, spurned on by a certain German hurler, and it has spawned a popular new way to interface with your PC. BCCHardware had some fun working over a few old systems they had lying around, and a BBQ too. Check out the video on their site.
Shoot 'em up indeed.
Subject: Storage | July 23, 2007 - 11:19 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
LAKE FOREST, Calif. - July 23, 2007 - Western Digital Corp. (NYSE: WDC) today
announced a new environmentally friendly GreenPower
family of WD
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.
Subject: General Tech | July 20, 2007 - 05:15 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
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
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