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Subject: Storage | September 13, 2006 - 02:10 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
The Tech Report reviews Samsung's SpinPoint T, a 400GB SATA drive with a 16MB cache and only 3 platters. It does an impressive job of keeping up with the competition, even spinning at only 7200RPM, and it does it quietly and fairly cheaply too.
Subject: General Tech | September 13, 2006 - 12:01 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Legit Reviews gets to the bottom of the beta drivers for Vista. They find out how well the 2 main companies graphics cards perform when gaming, and find out if it is even worth upgrading from Windows XP, as far as gaming is concerned.
Subject: General Tech | September 13, 2006 - 11:50 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Visit [H]ard|OCP for a look at Logitech's new wireless appliance for PC's and consoles. It is called the Play Link, and it offers some interesting uses, as well as being very esay to set up.
Subject: Processors | September 13, 2006 - 11:29 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Taipei, Taiwan, September 13, 2006 - VIA Technologies, Inc, a
leading innovator and developer of silicon chip technologies and PC
platform solutions, today announced the VIA C7Â®-D processor for a new
breed of PC desktop solutions.
Subject: Motherboards | September 13, 2006 - 11:19 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
September 08, 2006 —abit is expanding their digital home series into AMD processor supported platforms with the nVidiaÂ® GeForceÂ®6150/nForce430 chipset based NF-M2 nView motherboard. 7.1 channel high definition audio and powerful integrated GeForceÂ®6150 onboard graphics with a DVI-connector for digital high definition graphics output are the ideal basis for a cost-effective home theater multimedia system.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | September 12, 2006 - 06:11 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Legion Hardware looks at Gigabyte's 3D Galaxy 2, the follow up to their original watercooling system. Find out what improvements they've made, and if they can successfully carry over their expertise in making motherboards to cooling them.
Subject: Processors | September 12, 2006 - 02:52 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
The processor market has changed with the introduction of the Core 2 from Intel. AMD's new AM2 chips don't add anywhere near as much to their systems, apart from DDR2. With DDR2s looser timings, you don't really gain as much as you would think. Extremetech takes a hard look at both the performance and the cost of the high and low end of these new chips, and the battle will rage on ... at least until AMD starts up their 4x4 .
Subject: Motherboards | September 12, 2006 - 02:06 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
[H]ard|OCP reviews the MSI K9A Platinum, based on the Radeon Xpress 3200, and with the new SB600. It proved to be a very stable board, though there were some slight problems that appeared when dealing with RAID and CrossFire.
Subject: General Tech | September 12, 2006 - 11:54 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Think Computers reviews Altec Lansing M602 Mobile Audio System for iPods. It isn't exactly mobile in the same way the iPod is, but it is easily setup anywhere, or more permanently mounted on a wall. Now you can share your iPod without a computer or a bit of rewiring of your home stereo.
Subject: General Tech | September 12, 2006 - 11:39 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Live.com, the new search portal from MSN is out of Beta and on the web, and CNet has been playing with it. The interface is almost familiar, and it promises to be much more useful than the old MSN search page. Give it a try for a day and see what you think.
Subject: Memory | September 12, 2006 - 11:14 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
September 11, 2006-OCZ Technology Group, a worldwide leader in
innovative, ultra-high performance and high reliability memory, today
announced the PC2-6400 Platinum DFI Special Edition, a new series of modules
optimized for 1T memory command rate on the new DFI NF590 SLI-M2R
motherboard. With the aim of delivering enthusiasts a different method of
attaining high-speed performance results, OCZ developed the industry's first
dedicated 1T DDR2 module for AMD AM2 CPUs thanks t
Subject: Cases and Cooling | September 11, 2006 - 05:54 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
OCZ, Sharkoon and Silverstone have each sent their toughest PSUs to Madshrimps, to participate in battle for top spot. It looks to be a close battle, as each has 4 12V rails, with 750W total from Silverstone and 700W even from the other 2.
Subject: General Tech | September 11, 2006 - 05:40 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
SANTA CLARA, Calif., Sep. 11, 2006 — Cortina Systems Inc. and Intel Corporation today announced that they have completed the sale of product lines and associated assets of Intel's optical-networking components business to Cortina.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | September 11, 2006 - 03:25 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
The Titan Amanda TEC is up for review at Virtual-Hideout. Combining heatpipes and a Thermo-Electric cooler (aka a peltier device), you get some serious cooling power. It is really not necessary for low power systems, this is designed for serious overclocking, and also manages to draw 50W off of your 12V rail, when cooling at full power.
Subject: Mobile | September 11, 2006 - 02:49 PM | Jonathan Hung
I was at a party this past weekend where I bumped into an old friend of mine who works at RIM. After some small talk, the conversation went something like:
Me: "So have you used the new Pearl?"
RIM Friend: "You want to see it?"
When it comes to cool new gadgets and toys, I have no shame in revealing my uber geek. ;-)
This new consumer-oriented Blackberry has an integrated camera, plays MP3s, and does videos.
Subject: General Tech | September 11, 2006 - 02:08 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
SANTA CLARA, Calif., Sept. 11,
2006 — Intel Corporation today announced a new software framework and
development kit to enable plug-and-play components for Web-based phone
calls using Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP).
SANTA CLARA, Calif., Sept. 11,
Subject: Graphics Cards | September 11, 2006 - 12:12 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
TweakTown struggled their way through reviewing the XFX GeForce 7900GS, at stock speeds. When they realised they could go from 480MHz and 1400MHz DDR, to 658MHz and 1648 DDR, they decided they liked the card after all.
Subject: General Tech | September 11, 2006 - 11:59 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Wired News has an article about the Freedom Tower, and the other buildings going up in Ground Zero. they talk about the tech that has gone into it's planning as the safest building around. They also have a lot of artwork depicting the finshed tower.
Subject: General Tech | September 11, 2006 - 09:34 AM | Alex Marsters
Today is one of those rare days in my life where I have to sit back and relax for a long while and just think. It has been five years since that fateful day we now know simply as "9/11" and too many, the thougths of the day are still ripe in our minds. I am one of those people; not because I lost a loved one in the event or lived in NY or anything like that, but just because I am usually one of the most patriotic people I am around. The attacks made me angry, MAKE me angry, and all the constant bi