Extreme GPU Chillin' & More

Subject: Cases and Cooling | June 15, 2005 - 11:44 AM |
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Battlefield 2 is just around the corner, and so are summer temperatures.  If you don't want to turn your expensive new PCI-X card into melted slag at the bottom of your case, and are unwilling to back off even a little on the overclock that was stable in the middle of February, then has SystemCooling got a review for you!  The ThermalRight V1.  With 2 fans on this heatsink, you will get temps that are comparable to a watercooled card.  Only two caveats, one being that 6800 users may find the HS doe

NVIDIA To Hold the Second GeForce LAN Event in SFO

Subject: Graphics Cards | June 14, 2005 - 07:56 PM |
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If you think you might be in the San Francisco area a week from now, you'll definitely want to take a loot at this post.  NVIDIA is holding a BYOC and contest in downtown, with some great prizes!

GeForce LAN 2.0
June 21, San Francisco, CA


Join NVIDIA and hundreds of gamers at the second GeForce LAN in San Francisco!  Register today for the BYOC, or as a spectator - all members of the BYOC receive a FREE retail copy of EA's Battlefield 2 - on the spot!  NVIDIA will host a BF2 tournament, a UT2004 Ca

Cooler Master 2005 Case Mod Competition is Here

Subject: Cases and Cooling | June 14, 2005 - 11:37 AM |
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Cooler Master's Annual Case Mod Competition for 2005 has begun!  This year, the prizes are beyond your expectation, ranging from our soon to be released Stacker 830 to a complete set of Aquagate Liquid Cooling System, and many more!!

AMD64 Technology Speeds 'Shark Boy & Lava Girl' By Robert Rodriguez To The Big Screen

Subject: General Tech | June 14, 2005 - 05:16 AM |
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AUSTIN, TX -- June 13, 2005 --AMD (NYSE: AMD) announced today that the latest movie by Robert Rodriguez, 'The Adventures of Shark Boy & Lava Girl in 3-D' was created using dual AMD Opteron™ processor-based servers and workstations at Rodriguez' Troublemaker Studios in Austin, Texas. The story of 'Shark Boy and Lava Girl' was conceived by Robert Rodriguez' young son Racer Rodriguez and opened in theaters across the United States on Friday.

Source: AMD

Intel Establishes $200 Million China Venture Fund

Subject: General Tech | June 14, 2005 - 05:15 AM |
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BEIJING, June 13, 2005 - Intel Corporation today announced the establishment of a US$200 million venture capital fund to invest in Chinese technology companies developing innovative hardware, software and services.

IBM, Intel And Synopsys Announce MEDATI For Design Engineers

Subject: General Tech | June 14, 2005 - 05:14 AM |
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*MEDATI = Mobile Electronic Design Automation Technology Initiative

ANAHEIM, Calif., June 13, 2005 — IBM, Intel Corporation and Synopsys Inc. today announced a 'mobile-aware' technology initiative to bring mobile design tools to the electronic design automation (EDA) market segment, aimed at increasing the productivity and flexibility of design engineers.

Intel Celebrates 20 Years In China

Subject: General Tech | June 14, 2005 - 05:10 AM |
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BEIJING, June 13, 2005 - Intel celebrated its 20th anniversary in China today with hundreds of Chinese government officials, customers and industry partners. Further reinforcing the company's 20 years of strong commitment to China's development, Intel also announced new investments to help inspire and stimulate Chinese innovation, advance education and support the community.

Making the case & More

Subject: Cases and Cooling | June 13, 2005 - 11:48 AM |
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There is a choice of styles today when you are picking cases.  Perhaps you prefer the molded plastic and lighting effects of the newer stylized cases, and would like NZXT's Nemesis Elite Edition as reviewed at Xtreme Resources.  If you prefer a more studious approach, check out the X1 from Raidmax.  If nothing is catching your eye, well then mod it  into a Cenobite.

"All computer related parts and components are evolving very

Nokia and Intel Collaborate on WiMAX Broadband Wireless Technology

Subject: General Tech | June 12, 2005 - 12:19 PM |
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ESPOO, Finland and SANTA CLARA, California- Nokia and Intel Corporation today announced a cooperation to accelerate the development, adoption and deployment of WiMAX technology, helping to bring new capabilities and data services to mobile users over high-speed broadband networks.

Battlefield 2 Tweak Guide

Subject: General Tech | June 12, 2005 - 12:17 PM |
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The folkes over at Tweak Guides have put together a 2 page guide on how to get the new Battlefield 2 demo up and running with as little fuss as possible. They also include links to download the 260mb demo.

Source: Tweak Guides

Constant Travelling

Subject: Editorial | June 11, 2005 - 11:53 AM |
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Since May 27th I have not been in my town or residence for more than 18 hours at a time.  And that has only been twice since the 27th.  Right now, after returning from a trip to SFO, I am getting ready to head out once again to take care of some family obligations for birthdays and graduations yet again.  It is really becoming a drain trying to do all the work I usually do at home on a notebook computer, without easy access to all the references and information I need.  And it doesn't show any signs of letting up really as some important launches are coming up this month

Intel Second-Quarter Business At High End Of Expectations

Subject: General Tech | June 10, 2005 - 06:20 AM |
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SANTA CLARA, Calif., June 9, 2005 -- Intel Corporation expects revenue for the second quarter to be between $9.1 billion and $9.3 billion, as compared to the previous range of $8.6 billion to $9.2 billion, primarily driven by ongoing strong demand for notebook products.

AMD To Hold Technology Analyst Day

Subject: General Tech | June 9, 2005 - 08:48 PM |
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SUNNYVALE, CA -- June 8, 2005 --AMD (NYSE:AMD) today announced that it will hold a financial analyst meeting at approximately 9:00 a.m. ET (6:00 a.m. PT) on Friday, June 10, 2005 in New York. AMD President and Chief Executive Officer Hector Ruiz and members of AMD's management team will deliver key presentations regarding AMD's microprocessor business. Forward-looking and other material information may be discussed during the presentations.

Source: AMD

Tune In And Enjoy The Ride

Subject: General Tech | June 8, 2005 - 04:57 PM |
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ALVISO, Calif. — June 8, 2005 — For TV-loving road warriors, leaving home often means leaving their favorite shows behind. But just in time for the busy summer travel season — the Travel Industry Association (TIA) predicts a record-breaking 328 million trips will be taken from June to August — millions of people will now be able to hit the road, rails or friendly skies with their favorite TV shows in tow. TiVo Inc.

Cooling off big time & More

Subject: Cases and Cooling | June 8, 2005 - 11:58 AM |
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Quietly cooling todays CPU's often means a huge heatsink and a 120mm fan.  How about a heatsink from Thermaltake that the reviewer at futurelooks summed up as "B

igger than a Mac Mini".  If that's too much metal for you, consider the 2 multifunction display panels, including one that knows when you've got mail.

'Good heatsinks are a little hard to come by these days as CPUs get hotter and hotter.

Source: futurelooks

Seattle Is 'Most Unwired City' In America

Subject: General Tech | June 7, 2005 - 05:23 PM |
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SANTA CLARA, Calif., June 7, 2005 — Seattle is now the most unwired city in America, according to Intel Corporation's third annual 'Most Unwired Cities' survey released today.


In a rapidly changing wireless landscape, Seattle narrowly unseated former top position holders San Francisco (2004's Most Unwired City ) and Portland , Ore. (2003's Most Unwired City ).

Intel Developer Forum To Focus On Multi-Core Platforms

Subject: General Tech | June 7, 2005 - 05:22 PM |
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SANTA CLARA, Calif., June 7, 2005 — Registration has opened for the Intel Developer Forum to be held Aug. 23-25 in San Francisco. IDF will consist of three days of vision, learning and collaboration built around the theme, 'Multi-core Platforms. Accelerate Your Future.' The event will take place at Moscone Center West.

Intel Boosts Its Standards-Based Telecom Product Portfolio

Subject: General Tech | June 7, 2005 - 05:21 PM |
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SUPERCOMM, CHICAGO, June 7, 2005 — Continuing its effort to make it easier to build standards-based telecommunications equipment, Intel Corporation today announced its second- generation AdvancedTCA* (Advanced Telecom Computing Architecture) products. The new products include three blades and related technologies that will help manufacturers and service providers build more flexible and scalable IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS) equipment and services.

AMD Helps "Madagascar" Animals Break Free

Subject: General Tech | June 7, 2005 - 05:57 AM |
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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.

Source: AMD

Apple to Use Intel Microprocessors Beginning in 2006

Subject: Processors | June 6, 2005 - 11:27 PM |
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WWDC 2005, SAN FRANCISCO—June 6, 2005—At its Worldwide Developer Conference today, Apple® announced plans to deliver models of its Macintosh® computers using Intel® 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 OS® X Tiger, running on an Intel-based Mac® to the over 3,800 developers attending CEO Steve Jobs' keynote address.