AMD to Present at The Lehman Brothers Global Technology Conference

Subject: General Tech | December 5, 2005 - 03:24 PM |
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SUNNYVALE, Calif. - December 5, 2005 - AMD (NYSE:AMD) today announced that Hector Ruiz, AMD Chairman of the Board, President, and Chief Executive Officer, will present at the Lehman Brothers Global Technology Conference at 7:30 a.m. PT (10:30 a.m. ET) on Wednesday, December 7, 2005 in San Francisco, CA. Forward-looking and other material information pertaining to AMD may be discussed during the presentation.

Source: AMD

Get your holo's while they're hot

Subject: Storage | December 5, 2005 - 03:22 PM |
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HVDs, aka Holographic Video Discs may be available by 2006.  With HD and Blu Ray fighting it out right now, what will happen to standards when you can buy a differnet type of disk that holds 100's of gigs of storage?  CoolTechZone shares their thoughts on what that could mean, check it out here.

"It wasn't too long ago when Holographic storage was the stuff legends were made off. It discussed how a single DVD sized disc would be able to hold over 1TB of data.

Source: CoolTechZone

Not your father's PSU

Subject: Systems | December 5, 2005 - 03:12 PM |
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DriverHeaven has a review of the Thermaltake PurePower PST 520W, which goes a little bit further than the usual PSU.  Not only is it a PSU, but it also has 2 "Power Stations" that connect to the PSU.  Read the full review to see exactly why that is, and what you can do with them.


After you're done, don't forget to check Lee's review of the Antec Neo HE 500 High Efficiency PSU.


'In 2005 another of Thermaltake's innovative products entered the re
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Ray Tracing; The future of graphics?

Subject: Graphics Cards | December 5, 2005 - 12:28 PM |
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Accelenation has an article up about one possible future of graphics, Parallax Mapping and Ray-Tracing.  Even is it does get a little technical at times, it is well illustrated and you will figure out exactly what they are talking about. 

"Could advanced Parallax Mapping represent the first tentative steps toward a ray-tracing future

for computer graphics?"


Here are some more Graphics Card articles from around the web:


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Source: Accelenation

AMD OPENS KOREA TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPMENT CENTER

Subject: Cases and Cooling | December 5, 2005 - 12:00 PM |
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Seoul - Dec.
Source: AMD

Spire tries to tame Prescott's heat

Subject: Cases and Cooling | December 5, 2005 - 11:59 AM |
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Any LGA-775 processor does a great impression of a hotplate, and air-cooling them can be a challenge.  Hi-tech Reviews examines Spires latest, the SP507B7-U DiamondCool.  See if it can beat the heat.

"Spire has introduced a heatsink specifically for the LGA 775 motherboard that essentially should

be a very fine cooler since it makes use of two of the most popular cooling techniques.

Yakking about the Xbox 360

Subject: General Tech | December 5, 2005 - 10:51 AM |
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A couple of sites still haven't chimed in about the new Xbox 360, so here you go.  HEXUS starts off with their look, and an article on XBox Live too.

"Now we're allowed to officially write about that creamy white box that's been sitting here for

the last 10 days, Team HEXUS has passed the time reading all about Microsoft's latest console on

pretty much every gaming site on the web.

Source: Hexus

Intel Establishes $250 Million India Venture Fund

Subject: Cases and Cooling | December 5, 2005 - 10:46 AM |
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NEW DELHI, Dec. 5, 2005 — Intel Corporation today announced the establishment of a US$250 million venture capital fund to help stimulate technological innovation in India and drive continued growth of the country's Information Technology (IT) industry.


'The pace of technology innovation is accelerating,' said Intel Chairman Craig Barrett.

Intel And STMicroelectronics Announce Common Memory Subsystem To Lower Costs For Cell Phone Makers

Subject: Cases and Cooling | December 5, 2005 - 10:45 AM |
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GENEVA and SANTA CLARA, Calif., Dec. 5, 2005 — STMicroelectronics and Intel Corporation today announced a common flash memory subsystem to lower development costs for handset OEMs and enable them to get to market faster with feature-rich phones. In an effort to simplify handset memory design, the two companies will provide hardware- and software-compatible memory products based on common specifications.

Go ... Go ... Gadget SCOTTeVEST!

Subject: General Tech | December 5, 2005 - 09:18 AM |
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Show off your geeky style with the SCOTTeVEST SeV Fleece 4.0 Mobile Techno Junkie Winter Jacket, as seen on futurelooks.  It will hold just about every bloody technogadget you've got, short of a laptop, and will hide them well.  Some of the pockets have magnets in them, to keep flashlights and the like secure, so be careful which pocket you put hard drives in.  Even if you'd never wear this or the MP3 shades, it's good to now they're around, eh?

"SCOTTeVEST's are some of the most sought after tech accessories

Source: futurelooks

Seeing what the Mobility X1600 can do

Subject: Mobile | December 2, 2005 - 03:45 PM |
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HEXUS sees just how much power ATI has managed to fit into their Mobility X1600 here.  Find out if it can outperform the 

GeForce 7800 GTX Go.

"Been wondering what to expect from ATi's up-coming Mobility RADEON X1600?

Source: Hexus

Storage - very fast, very big and very mobile

Subject: Storage | December 2, 2005 - 02:44 PM |
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It wasn't too long ago that the only mobile strage you could get was expensive, held very little, and was very fragile.  Now a lot of people can't leave home without a few hundred megs worth of data in their pockets.  OCZ has produced the Rally drive for just that type of person, so head over to Overclocker's Online, and see how fast you can fill up a 2 gig USB2 drive.

"I've now had these two units for about a month, the ability to drop half a DVD's worth of content

on to the drive in a

Stick the Eiffel Tower under your desk

Subject: Cases and Cooling | December 2, 2005 - 12:37 PM |
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Think Computer reviews a case from a manufacturer you may have never run into before, Asys.  The Asys Freedom Tower Series (CK-1022-5) Eiffel Tower impressed them in just about every way they could think to test it, so check it out.

'Today for review I have something I think is very cool, and has now become my favorite case of

all time. Asys is a new sponsor to ThinkComputers, this is our first review for them.

BattleField2 & BSD serve up a game

Subject: General Tech | December 2, 2005 - 09:08 AM |
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Why use Linux or Windows when you can setup a BF2 server on FreeBSD?  If you know the OS, and want to start rising in EA's ranks, NewsForge can run you through the setup.

"Many players of Electronic Arts' multiplayer online game Battlefield 2 run Battlefield 2 game

servers, either at home or as a hosted solution. Most use Windows or Linux as their server

operating system. Few people know that you can use FreeBSD as well.

Source: Newsforge

BioWare is looking for a few good game writers

Subject: General Tech | December 2, 2005 - 08:57 AM |
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Think you've got what it takes to make the next Baldur's Gate or KOTOR?  BioWare is having a contest, to have people submit, in writing, the outline for a game.  Even if you don't get hired, there's a good chance you could win a prize.  The Inquirer can give you more info, and a link to the contest details.


I've also heard rumours that FutureLooks and The Tech Zone are running a similar ECS contest, if you are really hoping to put a Pentium D under the tree.


"It is officially titled, "The
Source: The Inquirer

Overclock your GPU with Thermalright's help

Subject: Graphics Cards | December 1, 2005 - 03:48 PM |
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Thermalright's V1 Ultra graphics cooler will fit almost any modern GeForce or Radeon, and provides full wrap around cooling.  The cooler is much better than the stock cooling solution you probably use, in fact it's almost as good as watercooling.  SystemCooling has the full review, so see if you want to push the limits of your videocard with some new cooling.

"Back in June, we introduced users to Thermalright's maiden voyage in the world of video card

cooling, the Thermalright V1.

Tube Tied

Subject: General Tech | December 1, 2005 - 02:52 PM |
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It may look like a something you'd find in a game of Fallout, but the Coolermaster Musketeer 3 is a tube based sound conditioner.  If you are baffled as to what exactly that is, head to the Guru of 3D for a full explanation.


"Did somebody at CoolerMaster loose his mind ? I mean, there's a reason that vacuum tubes were

left in history back in the 50's: they kinda suck. However, they might have lost their minds, but

they ain't crazy. Tubes have been making a bit of a renaissance comeback lately in audio.

Source: Guru of 3D

Intel Board Promotes Four To Senior Vice President, Elects Four Others As Corporate Officers

Subject: Cases and Cooling | December 1, 2005 - 01:15 PM |
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SANTA CLARA, Calif., Dec. 1, 2005 — Intel Corporation today announced its board of directors has promoted four people to serve as senior vice presidents and elected four others as corporate officers. The company also named new chief marketing and technology officers.

A Crossfire board you can buy

Subject: Cases and Cooling | December 1, 2005 - 01:13 PM |
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The Tech Report has gotten their hands on the first available Crossfire board, the DFI LANParty UT RDX200 CD-DR.  Not all the benchmarks use Radeon's in a Crossfire setup, so you can see the boards performance against nVidia chipsets, but they do use it when they are comparing to SLI.


Then head back for Ryan's review of the ASUS A8R-MVP Crossfire board, hopefully available in stores soon.


"The first CrossFire board to become available in N

Intel To Extend Manufacturing Leadership With Second 45nm 300mm Wafer Factory

Subject: General Tech | December 1, 2005 - 09:50 AM |
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SANTA CLARA, Calif., Dec. 1, 2005 — Intel Corporation today announced plans to build a new 300-millimeter (mm) wafer fabrication facility at its site in Kiryat Gat, Israel. The new factory, designated Fab 28, will extend Intel's manufacturing leadership by producing leading-edge microprocessors in the second half of 2008 on 45 nanometer (nm) process technology.