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Subject: Mobile | May 2, 2006 - 01:21 PM | Jonathan Hung
Over the past few years, we have experienced a fundamental shift in the way we use at personal computers. No longer is it enough to have access to information and communication, we want it NOW and in our hands. Our thirst for information has lit a fire in the mobile computer industry and today, for better or worse, we're bombarded with countless ads, products, and opinions on the latest laptop.
What makes our understanding of all this worse are the constant innovations and sometimes competing technologies vying for your hard-earned money. Does Blu-ray or HD-DVD make sense?
Subject: Processors | May 2, 2006 - 11:59 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Gideon Tech takes a look into Opteron's future, and the consequences of the amount of bandwith HyperTransport3 will provide. They feel it heralds a return of the co-processor, like the K-6's of old and their math co-processors. Read on to see what tasks they expect to see passed onto it.
Subject: General Tech | May 2, 2006 - 11:50 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
[H]ard|OCP reviews the Nintendo DS, with it's dual screen and WiFi abilities and a good selection of games. It must have something going for it if [H] will admit to playing with it.
Subject: Motherboards | May 1, 2006 - 07:26 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
MBReview looks at putting the Ultimate Motherboard together. Drop by to see if they missed your favorite feature, and if there are a few you didn't think about.
Subject: General Tech | May 1, 2006 - 06:44 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
ExtremeMhz reviews the Toshiba Gigabeat F40, which is incredibly popular in Asia, and is now available here. Check out the player to see if it lives up to the hype.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | May 1, 2006 - 06:23 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Monster-Hardware reviews an incredibly low priced case that would be perfect for building a cheap PC. If you have a family member that needs a PC built, consider this CableMart case for a starting point.
Subject: Mobile | May 1, 2006 - 02:02 PM | Jonathan Hung
It looks like Dell is going to launch a 12" gaming laptop outfitted with a NVIDIA GeForce Go 7300 or an ATI X1300. There will be an optional integrated camera and best of all it's a small package.
This could be a significant product for Dell as it will be their first 12" laptop with graphics better than an Intel GMA900/950.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | May 1, 2006 - 12:45 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Bjorn3D tests nVIDIA's claim that the newer nForce supports mixed SLI. No longer will you have to buy 2 cards from the smae vendor in order to get SLI to work.
Subject: General Tech | May 1, 2006 - 12:29 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Wireless USB is here to rid the world of some of the spaghetti that seems to grow near PCs. Drop by Auphan Online to read about the devices that can use it.
Subject: Mobile | April 28, 2006 - 11:38 AM | Jonathan Hung
In our review of the Asus W5F laptop posted yesterday, I made a comment that the laptop market is hot. Maybe it's gotten too hot because Asus is launching a 11" Core Duo laptop that has a leather covering! The leather comes in two different colours: dark chocolate, and camel. There are reports of a hot-pink version as well but Asus has not officially mentioned it even though their product images show a pink version.
But knowing how I treat my own laptop, the last thing I need to worry about is the leather staining from my coffee or water. Plastic wipes easily, leather does not.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | April 27, 2006 - 02:09 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Subject: General Tech | April 27, 2006 - 01:56 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Valve is now including the X Box360 as a supported platform. Drop by the OCMODSHOP to find out what they know about this announcement.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | April 27, 2006 - 01:39 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
The makers of the crazy far flying ring have moved onto coffee makers. Dan's Data reviews this nifty little device that will be likely be finding it's way onto many desks.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | April 25, 2006 - 03:16 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Legion Hardware has some advice for upgrading a computer to play the new FPS games; they spend less in total than many would on just a video card. Drop by to see how they did it.
Subject: Graphics Cards | April 25, 2006 - 02:19 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Make way for the X1900XTX 512MB, as reviewed at Overclockers Online. You will be paying over $600 for the video card, but bragging rights are included.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | April 25, 2006 - 12:30 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Neoseeker went hunting for the most powerful PSU they could find. They found it in the FSP Epsilon FX-700 GLN, a 700W PSU with 4 seperate 12V lines and a 99 PFC. This PSU is almost a must for high end SLI or Crossfire setups
Subject: General Tech | April 25, 2006 - 12:11 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
ExtremeTech touts the benefits of keeping an up to date image of your usual OS installation and programs. Instead of having to reinstall everything from scratch after a bad thing happens, just restore from the image.
Subject: Memory | April 24, 2006 - 07:05 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
A-data is about 4 years old, and has had little in the way of publicity. Red & Blackness Mods sheds a little light on their very stable DDR-667 Vitesta DIMMs.
Subject: General Tech | April 24, 2006 - 06:55 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
SANTA CLARA, Calif., April 24, 2006 —
The way the world views and uses business PCs is about to change with
the introduction of Intel Corporation's new IntelÂ® vPro™ technology, a
revolutionary shift in desktop PC security and manageability along with
remarkable energy-saving computing performance.
Subject: Displays | April 24, 2006 - 03:57 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
CoolTechZone spotted a very interesting merger of a TV and a PC. The QuaNext from Quataris is a 19 LCD TV and tuner with an Intel Pentium 4 Prescott, an Intel 915GL chipset, a 2GBs of RAM, plus about 200Gb of storage ... and it runs on Linux.