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.

June Gets Busier

Subject: Editorial | June 6, 2005 - 03:47 PM |
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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

ATI Announces X800 XT Mobility GPU

Subject: Graphics Cards | June 6, 2005 - 03:39 PM |
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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.

Computex Coverage Online

Subject: Shows and Expos | June 6, 2005 - 03:33 PM |
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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.

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Apple to Officially Move from IBM to Intel Processors

Subject: Processors | June 6, 2005 - 03:26 PM |
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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?


Source: General

Wierd & Wild Cases from Computex & More

Subject: Cases and Cooling | June 6, 2005 - 12:01 PM |
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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.

That's not a scanner, it's an EXOS-2 & More

Subject: Cases and Cooling | June 3, 2005 - 11:41 AM |
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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.