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Subject: General Tech | June 7, 2005 - 05:57 AM | Joe White
SUNNYVALE, CALIF. -- June 7, 2005 --AMD (NYSE:AMD) announced today that the AMD Opteron™ processor played a significant role in the digital magic behind DreamWorks Animation SKG's recent movie, 'Madagascar.' 'Madagascar' is the tale of four Central Park Zoo animals who, after spending their lives in blissful captivity, are unexpectedly shipped back to Africa and shipwrecked on the wild and exotic island of Madagascar. The movie, which premiered in the U.S.
Subject: Processors | June 6, 2005 - 11:27 PM | Joe White
WWDC 2005, SAN FRANCISCOâ€”June 6, 2005â€”At its Worldwide Developer Conference today, AppleÂ® announced plans to deliver models of its MacintoshÂ® computers using IntelÂ® microprocessors by this time next year, and to transition all of its Macs to using Intel microprocessors by the end of 2007. Apple previewed a version of its critically acclaimed operating system, Mac OSÂ® X Tiger, running on an Intel-based MacÂ® to the over 3,800 developers attending CEO Steve Jobs' keynote address.
Subject: Editorial | June 6, 2005 - 03:47 PM | Ryan Shrout
I already knew that June was going to be a busy month for me, with a final walk through on my new house tomorrow and a closing on the 14th. Plus we are planning on moving in by the end of June if at all possible. Other than that, we have birthdays, graduations, outtings and other friend and family obligations that are right in the middle of of everything as well. Did I mention we are going to have a lot of products being announced or briefed this month as well? Both NVIDIA and ATI are going to be touting their next gen GPUs over the next 60 days, so stay tuned for al
Subject: Graphics Cards | June 6, 2005 - 03:39 PM | Ryan Shrout
Today ATI announced the release of the X800 XT Mobility GPU for notebooks. I was briefed on this technology but am expecting a notebook sample to review soon so will hold off any paper release notes and wait for the product to reach the lab.
MARKHAM, Ontario, Jun 06, 2005 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- ATI Technologies Inc.
Subject: Shows and Expos | June 6, 2005 - 03:33 PM | Ryan Shrout
I just finished posting my Computex 2005 coverage from the driver's seat of a car headed towards Columbus, Ohio. Man, you have to love wireless data services. ;) In any event, you should give the article a read over and you might some interesting things being shown. My personal favorite is the Gigabyte iRAM which uses standard DDR memory to make a solid state storage device that is much faster than other storage options. There are some drawback of course, but we'll learn more about it very soon.
Subject: Processors | June 6, 2005 - 03:26 PM | Ryan Shrout
This is really a blow to the stomach for AMD with Steve Jobs officially announcing that they are going to Intel for their Mac line of computers. So many times we thought we had seen AMD nearly sign up with Apple for this exact deal, but it would seem that AMD's smaller fab capabilities are holding it back yet again.
One interesting point though is that with the Intel chips in Macs, that means an official x86 version of Mac OS X should be released soon, so maybe AMD users that build their own systems can still get the Mac experience if they wish to?
Subject: Cases and Cooling | June 6, 2005 - 12:01 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Pistons, pyramids or snail? Virtual-Hideout has a look at some interesting new form factors and case shapes from Computex. If those are a little too wierd for you, perhaps a more vanilla case, or some good old case mods will be more to your taste.
"Whenever a new form factor comes out, it means a new opportunity. We saw several new form factor designs on the show floor of Computex 2005 May 31-June 4.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | June 3, 2005 - 11:41 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Got a hot computer, but no room for a reservior or pump? Look to Koolance for the answer, and LegitReviews for the scoop. Not only is this an well designed solution, the video card cooler is essentially a box that seals your entire card away from ambient air, and surrounds it with cool water instead.
"Today, we take a look at the latest and greatest from Koolance, one of the premier players in system cooling, the Koolance Exos-2.
Subject: General Tech | June 1, 2005 - 10:46 PM | Joe White
TOKYO, June 1, 2005 — Intel K.K. and Yoshimoto Kogyo Co. Ltd. today announced that they will collaborate to promote the wider utilization of digital home content, turning Intel's digital home vision into a reality. Intel and Yoshimoto plan to work together to expand rich content available to consumers over broadband infrastructure best enjoyed when using high-performance digital home PCs built on IntelÂ® PentiumÂ® D processor-based platforms and IntelÂ® Centrino™ mobile technologies that feature high-definition audio and video capabilities.
Subject: General Tech | June 1, 2005 - 05:07 PM | Joe White
SANTA CLARA , Calif . , May 31, 2005 — Intel Corporation's ongoing commitment to transparency and accountability is evident in its fourth annual report on corporate social responsibility efforts and results. The goal of the recently released Global Citizenship report, titled 'Continuity and Commitment,' is to offer a balanced summary of Intel's economic, environmental, health and safety, and social performance in 2004 and to outline the company's priorities and commitments in these areas for the future.
Subject: General Tech | June 1, 2005 - 03:06 PM | Chuck Smith
The folks over at Mozilla have released a new Alpha version of the Firefox web browser. Mozilla Firefox Deer Park Alpha 1 is now available for testting purposes only.
Deer Park Alpha 1 is now available. Deer Park Alpha 1 is an alpha release of our next generation Firefox browser and it is being made available for testing purposes only for developers and the testing community. Current users of Mozilla Firefox 1.0.x should not download or use Deer Park Alpha 1.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | June 1, 2005 - 11:44 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
It weighs the better part of 2lbs, and moves 54 CF/M, what is it? Thermaltake's Big Typhoon, as reviewed at LAN Addict. If you think you can fit in your case without incorporating too many new blowholes, try it out!
"Yes, it is a big heatsink and requires that you have some room (OK, a lot) around your CPU socket, but the Big Typhoon's design keeps it from have any clearance problems with components on the motherboard.
Subject: General Tech | May 31, 2005 - 04:52 PM | Joe White
IRVINE, Calif., May 31, 2005 — The Intel Foundation today announced a $2 million grant to the University of California in support of California Teach, an initiative to help improve science and math education in the state.
Subject: Processors | May 31, 2005 - 08:54 AM | Joe White
TAIPEI, TAIWAN -- May 31, 2005 --Following the introduction of the world's first dual-core AMD64 processors, including the first x86-based dual-core server and workstation processor, AMD (NYSE: AMD) announces close alignment and support from the world's premier motherboard manufacturers. AMD and partners have shown a sustained commitment to AMD64 technology with dual-core support for the world's highest performing x86-based 32- and 64-bit processors.
Subject: Processors | May 31, 2005 - 08:53 AM | Joe White
COMPUTEX, TAIPEI, TAIWAN -- May 31, 2005 --Completing the world's only broad dual-core client and server processor line-up, AMD (NYSE: AMD) today announced the immediate availability of the AMD Athlon™ 64 X2 dual-core processor. The AMD Athlon 64 X2 dual-core processor is poised to deliver an experience unmatched in the industry, targeting prosumer and digital media enthusiasts, as well as those who run many software applications simultaneously.
Subject: Editorial | May 30, 2005 - 11:35 PM | Ryan Shrout
I guess up until this point, I have been pretty lucky. For more than 5 years I have been attending conferences and shows like Computex without much of a hassle. Oh my, how this year has been different.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | May 30, 2005 - 12:01 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
The Register posted an article from Forbes, about the release of the A64 X2, and why the PC market isn't jumping all over the release date.
"Intel, with $34 billion in sales, can afford to pay for a lot of advertising - $2.1 billion in 2004 to be exact. A sizable chunk of that goes to a co-marketing program called "Intel Inside." The company doesn't disclose how much it spends on Intel Inside, but in its 2004 10-K filing with the U.S.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | May 30, 2005 - 11:57 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Sunbeam's Trio comes with a fairly strong PSU, a 120mm fan and a nice looking front panel. Read about it in LANAddict's review. Plus more news about the BTX from factor, if you haven't already seen enough, and an interesting looking case from Antec, that SilentPCReview hasn't finished testing yet.
Sunbeam has done a pretty outstanding job with the Trio! Although it is a steel case, its size helps keep the weight very manageable without sacrificing strength.
Subject: Editorial | May 29, 2005 - 03:04 PM | Ryan Shrout
I just finished up packing for my trip to Computex in Taipei, Taiwan and I head to the airport in less than an hour. The total travel time for one way on this trip: 26 hours. Oh ye haw.
I have a very busy 5 days planned, even having several meetings the day before the show starts, which is unusual for me. I'll try to keep you all updated as much as I can in the form of articles, news posts and blog entries. Keep checking back!
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