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Subject: Cases and Cooling | May 4, 2006 - 03:42 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
PC Stats reviews S3's latest PCI Express card, the Chrome S27. At only $80 US, it is a very affordable solution to anyone looking to run Vista and mid-range games. It is a far superior card to their last offering, even coming close to a 6600GT in some cases. Keep your eye on their upcoming projects.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | May 4, 2006 - 12:26 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
3DVelocity took on the task of rounding up some of AC Ryan's best modding tools and add ons, and gathered them together for your pleasure. All you need is a case you like to start with, and with the help of AC Ryan, it can look like almost anything, and you can add funcionality as well.
Subject: Motherboards | May 4, 2006 - 11:53 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
DigiTimes reports on Cypruss Semiconductors newest invention, a universal clock generator. This will allow mulitiple motherboard manufacturers to make multiple types motherboard chipsets, both Intel and AMD, all with the same clock generator. This will certainly make it easier for them, but it may also improve the ability of BIOS modders to determine the exact values of the clock cycles.
Subject: General Tech | May 4, 2006 - 11:42 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Firefox got a small update this week, pushing the version up to 188.8.131.52. They have switched to automatic updating, so it is likely that you are already updated, but double check, as this is one of those nasty remote code execution issues.
"Malicious attackers could exploit the flaws to cause a denial-of-service attack, which in turn may allow them to take remote control of a user's system, according to an alert from security research company Secunia, which rates t
Subject: Mobile | May 4, 2006 - 10:58 AM | Jonathan Hung
Nokia and ATI have announced a working relationship that will help bring better multimedia to your cell phone. Cell phones seem to be doing a lot more than just making calls these days, so strategies like this will likely benefit the consumer.
"Nokia today announced a long-term strategic relationship to bring enhanced mobile multimedia experiences to Nokia customers.
Subject: Mobile | May 4, 2006 - 10:54 AM | Jonathan Hung
Yesterday I read two of the most illogical laptop stories - Apple's decision to legally threaten Something Awful, and professors who are banning laptops from the classroom.
The story behind the Apple vs. Something Awful blows my mind. The issue is a thread in the Something Awful forum that links to a manual hosted at Apple. Apple lawyers, apparently, think this is illegal since it violates their client's IP. SA isn't even hosting said file!
Subject: General Tech | May 3, 2006 - 07:52 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
AUSTIN, Texas, May 3, 2006 — The multiplying effects of computers, the Internet and education can double the reach of technology's benefits worldwide in the next 5 years, Intel Corporation President and Chief Executive Officer Paul Otellini said today in a speech at the World Congress on Information Technology.
'We're close to achieving Andy Grove's vision of a billion connected PCs — and the economic, social and personal gains that come with them,' said Otellini, referring to the Intel co-founder and former CEO.
Subject: General Tech | May 3, 2006 - 03:10 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Think Computers explorers the world of Bluetooth iPod accessories. Globalsat's tiny transmitter and reciever allow you to keep the iPod somewhere safe, while you are listening to it.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | May 3, 2006 - 12:20 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
"The biggest problem is of course the content.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | May 3, 2006 - 11:37 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Fremont, CA (May 3, 2006) — Elitegroup Computer Systems, Inc. (ECSÂ®), the world's leading computer hardware and notebook manufacturer, today announced sponsorship of a series of large scale LAN parties in North America this spring/summer. As a part of the efforts to support the gaming community, ECS Elitegroup has been involved in gaming events of various sizes in the past 2 years.
'When we decided to launch the Extreme series of motherboards, we were also ready to engage with the gamers immediately.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | May 3, 2006 - 11:34 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Subject: Mobile | May 3, 2006 - 10:40 AM | Jonathan Hung
Blazenews is reporting this morning that Acer will be launching a new 17" laptop line that will feature Core Duo CPUs and NVIDIA GeForce Go 7300 graphics. Toss into the mix Blue Tooth, and a 1.3 MP web cam and you have yourself a very affordable yet fully-featured desktop replacement.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | May 2, 2006 - 07:15 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Bethesda's newest installment to the Elder Scrolls has taken the lead in video card abuse. It pushes even the newest hardware to it's limits, when you enable all the bells and whistles. AnandTech takes it for a spin to see what the current generation of cards can do.
Subject: Memory | May 2, 2006 - 07:06 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
3DXtreme looks at OCZ's newest and fastest DIM, the DDR500 Gold GX XTC 2 GB kit. Thanks to the new heatspreader desigh, these modules can be pushed pretty hard before you see problems.
"OCZ has pulled it off again, offering a kit that performs as well as one of their pricier kits
and featuring the new XTC heatspreaders. If you are looking for memory, look no further than
Here are some more Memory articles from around the web:
Subject: Cases and Cooling | May 2, 2006 - 03:48 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
The Tech Zone begins a series of articles on Magneto-Optical storage technology. Not many have heard of it, and even less use it; but that is no excuse not to learn about it.
Subject: General Tech | May 2, 2006 - 03:25 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
SANTA CLARA, Calif., May 2, 2006 — Intel Corporation will invest more than $1 billion over the next five years in a broad new program to speed access to uncompromised technology and education for people in the world's developing communities.
The Intel World Ahead Program, which extends the company's existing initiatives for developing regions, integrates Intel's efforts to enhance lives by driving progress in three areas:
- Accessibility: Creating opportunities for widespread ownership and use of PCs through affordability, access and content, including the
Subject: Mobile | May 2, 2006 - 01:21 PM | Jonathan Hung
Over the past few years, we have experienced a fundamental shift in the way we use at personal computers. No longer is it enough to have access to information and communication, we want it NOW and in our hands. Our thirst for information has lit a fire in the mobile computer industry and today, for better or worse, we're bombarded with countless ads, products, and opinions on the latest laptop.
What makes our understanding of all this worse are the constant innovations and sometimes competing technologies vying for your hard-earned money. Does Blu-ray or HD-DVD make sense?
Subject: Processors | May 2, 2006 - 11:59 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Gideon Tech takes a look into Opteron's future, and the consequences of the amount of bandwith HyperTransport3 will provide. They feel it heralds a return of the co-processor, like the K-6's of old and their math co-processors. Read on to see what tasks they expect to see passed onto it.
Subject: General Tech | May 2, 2006 - 11:50 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
[H]ard|OCP reviews the Nintendo DS, with it's dual screen and WiFi abilities and a good selection of games. It must have something going for it if [H] will admit to playing with it.