3 Million Teachers Help Students Learn To Develop 21st Century Skills

Subject: General Tech | November 16, 2005 - 12:59 PM |
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SANTA CLARA, Calif., Nov. 16, 2005 — A major milestone was reached by Intel Corporation today in its worldwide effort to help students and teachers develop 21st century learning skills. Three million teachers have now completed training through Intel® Teach to the Future, a professional development program designed to help teachers effectively integrate technology with learning.

Playing find the bottleneck

Subject: Processors | November 16, 2005 - 12:02 PM |
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X-bit Labs wanted to know if you really need a 2+Ghz A64 as a minimum for the newest games.  If the CPU is really slowing down the performance of the graphics card, will a top of the line FX chip do anything noticable to the performance?  They took 13 chips, a spread between Intel and AMD, both top of the line, and bottom of the barrel, and benchmarked at high quality.  This is part 2, part one is just below, and involves 28 CPU's at various qualities.

"We decided to write an update to our

Source: X-Bit Labs

Getting close to that season

Subject: Cases and Cooling | November 16, 2005 - 11:50 AM |
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Either you've got a list, and have emailed to everyone you know a dozen times, or you have no list and are struggling to figure out what you'd like ... apart from that $10,000 72" HDTV, of course.  Well, The Tech Zone has compiled a list, that may help you shop for someone else, or for telling someone what to get for you.


"Finding the perfect gift for the person in your life can be tricky. That's made even more so when

the person you're buying for happens to be a techie.

The cure for being a laptop noob

Subject: Mobile | November 15, 2005 - 06:46 PM |
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You may sound like a pro when you are dealing with desktops and servers, but are you afraid to talk about laptops for fear of being labeled a noob?  Read up on all the new laptop terminology at The Tech Zone, and never fear again!

"For the ordinary computer user keeping abreast of all these new technologies and inventions can

be a major chore if you're considering buying a laptop in the next little while.

Thinking out of the box when testing equipment

Subject: Systems | November 15, 2005 - 05:27 PM |
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If you've wondered how forum members are testing components without setting up a new PC, or getting a mobo to boot while it is outside of the case, and has no power button, give this guide at Adrian's Rojak Pot a read, it will give you most of the tips and tricks.

"This quick guide will show you just how to power up a standalone PSU for quick and easy tests of

accessories and other components that require electrical power.

Source: Tech ARP

Behind the graphics - nVidia 7800

Subject: Graphics Cards | November 15, 2005 - 03:32 PM |
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You've probably read at least a half dozen reviews of the 7800 by now, but not too many touched on why it was made now, and what thought processes went into designing it.  PenStar Systems comes to the rescue of those curious souls, who wish a closer look at what goes into designing and produing a top end graphics card.

"So how did the 512 MB 7800 GTX come into existence?

Mice get firmware upgrades too

Subject: General Tech | November 15, 2005 - 03:09 PM |
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CoolTechZone has published a brief article on what Razer has done to their mice to fix a tracking problem found in their mice, and Logitech's response to the same issue.

"If you've read our interview with Logitech, you'll realize that Razer remedied much of the

surface tracking problems by issuing a firmware upgrade, which is currently not possible with

Logitech mice due to quality assurance issues, according to Logitech.

Source: CoolTechZone

AMD in supercomputing

Subject: General Tech | November 15, 2005 - 02:53 PM |
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As you know, this is a big week for High Performance Computing and Supercomputers.  With the release yesterday of the most recent list of TOP500 Supercomputer Sites, Bill Gates' keynote this morning at SC|05, and a host of companies making announcements from the show, I'd like to provide you with some interesting points that concern AMD in Supercomputing




    • Sun and AMD announced today a major supercomputing win
Source: AMD

Intel Establishes $50 Million Venture Fund For Middle East And Turkey

Subject: General Tech | November 15, 2005 - 02:52 PM |
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RIYADH, Nov. 15, 2005 — Intel Corporation today announced the establishment of a US$50 million venture capital fund to invest in technology companies developing innovative hardware, software and services in the region covering the Middle East and Turkey.

Is the PC Gaming industry suffering from console-itis?

Subject: Cases and Cooling | November 15, 2005 - 11:39 AM |
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HardwareHell has published an article on the history and future of computers and gaming, specifically x86 gaming.  It covers much more than just the current market, so read on to see if they think this next generation of consoles will put a bigger dent in the industry than previous generations have.

"Since PCs are used for gaming, and consoles are getting more and more PC-like abilities, it is

likely that this may end up as a battle between the two different approaches to computer design,

wit

Source: HardwareHell

AMD INTRODUCES 'EMERALD' CLUSTERING ENVIRONMENT FOR MULTI-CORE APPLICATION TESTING AND DEVELOPMENT

Subject: General Tech | November 15, 2005 - 11:27 AM |
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Dual-Core AMD Opteron(tm) Processor-based Cluster Broadens AMD Developer Center Resources, Provides Solid Example of Partnering


SUNNYVALE, CALIF. - Nov. 15, 2005-AMD (NYSE: AMD) today unveiled its Emerald cluster installation. The AMD Developer Center's Emerald is its newest and largest system, as well as its first publicly-available cluster based entirely on Dual-Core AMD Opteron(tm) processors with Direct Connect Architecture.

Source: AMD

PC Perspecive Is Growing

Subject: Editorial | November 14, 2005 - 11:44 PM |
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Ever since Amdmb was launched way, way back in the year 2000 I have had the goal of growing the site into one of the top online tech media in the US.  When I was prepping to graduate with my Bachelor's Degree in CS and start working on the website full time, PC Perspective was launched in order to provide the platform that I felt was needed for the site to succeed at the levels I envisioned.

Blu-ray versus HD

Subject: Storage | November 14, 2005 - 07:13 PM |
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In the original Star Wars, you could always tell the good guys because they shot blue lasers.  It may not be as clear cut with CD ROMs, as you may find the The Tech Zone's article, but still ... laser beams are cool.

"We've been challenged numerous times to give an "educated" guess as to how the blue laser war

will end, and when. It has come to a point where it is no longer about the technology nor the

consumer.

Source: 3DCenter

Sounds good, but can it play Counterstrike

Subject: General Tech | November 14, 2005 - 06:00 PM |
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R&B Mods tests a Creative X-fi Fatal1ty soundcard out.  If you are in the mood for a new soundcard, and are looking for one of the best, you've found the most likely suspect.

"Today we are taking a look at one of the new Creative sound cards from their new X-fi series. We

recieved their Fatal1ty card which is the middle card out of three different price classes.

Source: 3DCenter

What's next in heatsinks? Gold plating!

Subject: Cases and Cooling | November 14, 2005 - 03:12 PM |
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Not only is AeroCool GT-1000 Heatsink gold plated, it cools well, and does it quietly.  Club Overclocker gives this big beautiful tower style heatsink a job cooling a 3600+.

"Since 2002, AeroCool has been providing innovative thermal cooling solutions to the high-end PC

enthusiast. Today we are going to take a closer look at their GT-1000 CPU cooler.

Source: Club OC

Day of the 7800's

Subject: Graphics Cards | November 14, 2005 - 02:56 PM |
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This monday, everyone who has been playing with a 512M version of the 7800GTX gets to release their findings.  While you may not be able to afford to run out and buy one (or two) you can certainly live vicariously through the reviews, and dream of a card as powerful as the one Bjorn3D reviews.


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Source: Bjorn3D

How to - Virtual Private Networks

Subject: General Tech | November 14, 2005 - 02:34 PM |
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If you have been having difficulty setting up, or evenjust understanding VPNs, PC Stats has a posted a guide that is sure to help.  They also cover the security aspects of having one running on your network.


"This article is intended to deal with creating Virtual Private Networks (VPNs) to connect a home

network with the outside world.

Source: PCStats

Intel Delivers New Era For Virtualization

Subject: General Tech | November 14, 2005 - 02:09 PM |
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SANTA CLARA, Calif., Nov.

CRAY TO BASE NEXT-GENERATION SUPERCOMPUTERS ON AMD OPTERON PROCESSOR PLATFORM

Subject: General Tech | November 14, 2005 - 12:01 PM |
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SEATTLE, WA, November 14, 2005 - AMD (NYSE: AMD) and Cray Inc, (Nasdaq NM: CRAY) today announced that they have signed an agreement that extends their successful relationship through the end of the decade.  Cray will continue to use AMD Opteron(tm) processors for the microprocessor-based supercomputer products Cray develops during this period.  In addition, the two firms will actively collaborate on Cray's mid-2006 proposal for Phase 3 of the federal government's DARPA HPCS  (High Productivity Computing Systems) program.

"After an extensive review of marketplace alternati

Source: AMD

AMD AND THE GRAND OLE OPRY HARMONIZE AT CARNEGIE HALL

Subject: General Tech | November 14, 2005 - 11:52 AM |
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NEW YORK CITY-NOVEMBER 14, 2005-AMD (NYSE:AMD) today announced that the Grand Ole Opry, the world's most venerated name in country music, will be capturing live performances tonight at Carnegie Hall using AMD64 processors. The special Carnegie Hall event commemorates the 80th anniversary of live Grand Ole Opry broadcasts and will feature performances by many of today's top musical artists. The performances will provide content for a planned 5.1 surround sound DVD.

Source: AMD