Home Theatre Purchasing Advice

Subject: General Tech | September 28, 2006 - 01:21 PM |
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The Tech Zone will help you buy an awesome Home Theatre, and give you advice on how to get all the components to compliment each other.  They cover everything from the basics for the TV, recievers and speakers to the best A/V connectors  to use.

Folding@Home on ATI GPU's: a major step forward

Subject: General Tech | September 28, 2006 - 11:14 AM |
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Now in 2006, we are looking forward to another major advance in capabilities. This advance utilizes the new, high performance Graphics Processing Units (GPUs) from ATI to achieve performance previously only possible on supercomputers. With this new technology (as well as new Cell processor in Sony's PlayStation 3), we will likely be able to attain performance on the 100 gigaflop scale per computer. With this new software and hardware, we will be able to push Folding@Home a major step forward.

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IBM, Intel Propose Innovative Extension to Popular PCI Express Computing Standard

Subject: General Tech | September 27, 2006 - 09:41 PM |
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INTEL DEVELOPER FORUM, San Francisco,
Sept. 27, 2006
— IBM and Intel Corporation, with support from dozens of
other companies, have developed a proposal to enhance PCI Express*
technology to address the performance requirements of new usage models,
such as visualization and extensible markup language (XML).

99 Nights in about 25 hours

Subject: General Tech | September 27, 2006 - 02:08 PM |
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[H]ard|OCP has posted a review of the Xbox360 game, Ninety Nine Nights.  It's an epic game, with more than the usual amount of enemies involved in this good versus evil struggle.  Drop by to find out if they came away with a good feeling from all the button mashing.

Source: [H]ard|OCP

New Athlon 63 X2s expected

Subject: General Tech | September 27, 2006 - 11:48 AM |
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DigiTimes has posted an updated AMD processor roadmap. AMD is extending the 65nm Brisbanes, which has new processors at 100MHz seperation, instead of the original 200 MHz.  All will have 2*512Kb L2 caches.

Source: Digitimes

Intel To Pay Up To $1 Million Bounty For Sexy, Small, Stylish PCs

Subject: General Tech | September 26, 2006 - 06:55 PM |
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INTEL DEVELOPER FORUM, San
Francisco, Sept. 26, 2006 — Intel Corporation is challenging PC
designers and manufacturers to think sexy, stylish and small as they
design the next generation of home PCs
optimized for multimedia
entertainment and powered by Intel® Core™2 Duo processors.

Intel Extends Embedded Offerings With Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo Processors

Subject: General Tech | September 26, 2006 - 06:54 PM |
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SANTA CLARA, Calif., Sept. 26,
2006 — Intel Corporation today announced expanded life cycle support
for the Intel® Core™2 Duo E6400 and T7400 processors
for embedded
applications, ranging from bank ATMs to point-of-sale cash registers.

Intel Develops Tera-Scale Research Chips

Subject: General Tech | September 26, 2006 - 06:54 PM |
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INTEL DEVELOPER FORUM, San
Francisco, Sept. 26, 2006 — Intel Corporation today described the
significant technical challenges that need to be addressed if
computing
, from personal devices to giant data centers, is to keep up
with increasing demand by consumers and businesses for Internet-based
software, services and media-rich experiences.