Honey, I shrunk my VAIO

Subject: Mobile | June 8, 2006 - 12:37 PM |
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This is no tablet, it runs WinXP professional edition.  Scheduled to be released in July, with a ~$1,800 price tag, this tiny PC offers a lot of possibilities.  Drop by Digital Trends (once called Designtechnica) for a sneek peek.

Intel Sales Chief Readies Industry With New Products, Technologies Ahead Of Widely Anticipated Proce

Subject: General Tech | June 8, 2006 - 12:13 PM |
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TAIPEI, Taiwan, June 6, 2006 — During a speech at Computex today, Intel Corporation executive Anand Chandrasekher introduced products and technologies that will surround the company's upcoming family of powerful and more energy-efficient Intel® Core™2 Duo processors, telling attendees that all of this innovation will redefine how PCs are used today and attract more buyers around the world.

It's 3D ... but pretty small

Subject: Displays | June 8, 2006 - 10:50 AM |
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Samsung has just presented what they call the first OLED 3D screen.  It's only 4.3 inches, and hopefully it will scale upwards as quickly as CPUs scale downwards.  Get a peek at DigiTimes before they consign the article to their archives.

Source: Digitimes

Take a spin around Computex with NGOHQ

Subject: Shows and Expos | June 8, 2006 - 09:09 AM |
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NGOHQ has pictures galore this morning.  They've only got 3 days left to get pictures of the rest, and with the amount of things they've seen in the first 2 days, you should keep an eye out for updates.

Plus, Ryan goes shopping for a new ASUS laptop at Comdex, built around a GeForce Go 7400VX, a card unique to ASUS.

Source: NGOHQ

What ever would they call themselves?

Subject: Cases and Cooling | June 8, 2006 - 08:53 AM |
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Tweaknews has been keeping an ear to the ground at Computex, and they seem to feel that Intel believes the ATI - AMD merger is likely.  No word on Intel taking nVIDIA out on a date though, everyone know nVIDIA's chipsets like hanging out with Opterons.

Source: Tweaknews

NVIDIA TO SHOWCASE NEXT-GENERATION NVIDIA NFORCER PROFESSIONAL 3000-SERIES CORE-LOGIC SOLUTIONS

Subject: Graphics Cards | June 7, 2006 - 04:36 PM |
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SANTA CLARA, CA—JUNE 7, 2006—NVIDIA
Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA), the worldwide leader in programmable graphics
processor technologies, today announced that the Company will be conducting
technology demonstrations this week of its new NVIDIA nForce Professional
3000-series media and communications processor (MCP) at this year's
Computex tradeshow, being held in Taipei, Taiwan.

I will listen to my lossless music

Subject: Cases and Cooling | June 7, 2006 - 03:04 PM |
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ExtremeTech has written an article describing ways to get your music CD's onto your hard drive, and then broadcast them to your home audio system.  I guess those 750Gb drives will be selling a little faster.

Source: Extremetech

Zalman's big HTPC idea

Subject: Systems | June 7, 2006 - 12:27 PM |
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The Zalman HD 160 HTPC enclosure that Tweaknews reviews is a little different than most HTPC cases.  For starters, it will acccept full ATX boards, and since it comes without a PSU, you can choose the one you want to power the system with.  Read on for more about this quiet HTPC case.

Source: Tweaknews

AMD goes off-roading

Subject: Processors | June 7, 2006 - 10:33 AM |
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Drop by The Tech Report for an indepth look at AMD's upcoming 4x4 project.  Dual core CPU's,  on a dual processor board.  Any bets on whether we will see a system using this, before AMD releases quad-core processors?

My graphics card needs it's own 300W power supply?!?

Subject: Cases and Cooling | June 7, 2006 - 09:12 AM |
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Just like Anand admits, I am also having trouble with the fact that DX10 video cards will be consuming 300W of power, and either want their own dedicated PSU, or for your systems PSU to be at least a kilowatt.  That's not all they spotted at Computex, but it is the most shocking.

Source: AnandTech

Teach an old router new tricks

Subject: Cases and Cooling | June 7, 2006 - 08:56 AM |
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It's not something that can be done to every router, so make sure to double check the list, but with 2 flashes of an open sourced firmware update, you can have a router that handles QoS, IP prioritization, plus all the stuff it did before.

Source: MAKE: Blog

VIA's Press Release on CEO's keynote today

Subject: General Tech | June 7, 2006 - 08:46 AM |
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Centered around the key theme of how
miniaturization and integration on the PC platform is accelerating the
extension of the PC platform into new form factors, new usage models
and new markets, thereby prompting the proliferation of digital
intelligence, Mr Chen outlined VIA's comprehensive strategy covering
silicon, platform and system level innovation in driving the transition
of the PC to devices with consumer electronics appeal.

Source: VIA Arena

Intel Expands Commitment To Multi-Billion Dollar NOR Flash Embedded Market Segments

Subject: General Tech | June 7, 2006 - 08:38 AM |
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SANTA CLARA, Calif., June 6, 2006 — Intel Corporation today disclosed that it will expand its portfolio of NOR flash memory products for the growing multi-billion dollar embedded market segments. The company outlined plans to introduce a 3-volt (3V) version of its Intel StrataFlash® Embedded Memory architecture.

Get 'em while they're fresh

Subject: Graphics Cards | June 6, 2006 - 03:05 PM |
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We've got you ticket to dual GPU heaven right here!   Just look below and follow the links to PriceGrabber and buy the most powerflu VGA card currently on the planet.  All you have to decide is which flavour to get.

Leading Health & Tech Companies Form Alliance To Improve Personal Health Through Connected Devices

Subject: General Tech | June 6, 2006 - 03:04 PM |
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SAN FRANCISCO, June 6, 2006 — Given the rise of chronic conditions and the rapid aging of the population, the methods of managing health will need to shift from traditional institutional settings to peoples' everyday environments, including the home.

What you will need for Episode 1

Subject: Graphics Cards | June 6, 2006 - 01:21 PM |
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Elite Bastards solves the riddle of hardware requirements for Half Life 2 - Episode 1.  If you didn;t have to upgrade to play the main game, but did need it to use the newer features in Lost Coast, then you will probably want an upgrade.

Quad SLI isn't that hard to do

Subject: Graphics Cards | June 6, 2006 - 10:33 AM |
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The Hardware Zone did it.  By reverting to an older driver, they managed to get 2 7950GXs running in SLI.  Sure it might be a little bit of overkill, but if you can afford a 30" display, and have one of the current speediest CPUs, why let all that bandwidth go to waste, and get yourself a video system with 2 Gigs of VRAM.

Computex 2006

Subject: Shows and Expos | June 6, 2006 - 09:20 AM |
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Get ready to be jealous.  Start off with [H]ard|OCP and their chat with ATI about physics processing.  ATI's plan is to incorporate an extra x1600 or x1900 to be used as a physics processor, that they believe will be faster than Ageia's.

Source: [H]ard|OCP

Toshiba announces world's first 200GB HDD for your laptop

Subject: Mobile | June 6, 2006 - 05:04 AM |
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Toshiba announced yesterday that they will begin production on the world's highest density 2.5" hard drive in August. Weighing in at 200GB, this will finally give mobile users the needed breathing space to do more without having to constantly backup to other media. The MK2035GSS will use the new Perpendicular Magnetic Recording technology and will likely come in different RPM offerings for budget to high-end price points.