AMD AND HP GENERATE MORE THAN $2 MILLION FOR THE LANCE ARMSTRONG FOUNDATION

Subject: General Tech | January 30, 2006 - 08:53 AM |
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SUNNYVALE, Calif. - Jan. 30, 2006 - AMD (NYSE: AMD) and HP (NYSE: HPQ) (Nasdaq: HPQ) today announced that they have generated more than $2 million to support the Lance Armstrong Foundation (LAF) through sales of the HP Special Edition L2000 Notebook PC, powered by AMD Turion(tm) 64 mobile technology. Thanks to the tremendous success of this initiative, availability of this one-of-a-kind notebook will be extended through June 2006.

Source: AMD
Subject: General Tech
Manufacturer: Diamond Multimedia
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Introduction & Specs

Diamond Multimedia lets loose with an affordable sound card featuring Dolby Digital Live. We put it through games, subjective listening, and even CPU scaling to see how it stacks up to today's competition.

ABit will trade info for a chance at great schwag!

Subject: General Tech | January 27, 2006 - 10:53 AM |
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Abit is hosting a survey on their website, and if you participate, you are entered to win some really good prizes.  Depending on how far you go in the survey, you can end up with more than just one chance to win, as well as letting you in on even bigger prizes.  There are daily draws, and the grand prize winners are announced on Feb 10th.

1000mW pointer of light

Subject: General Tech | January 27, 2006 - 08:50 AM |
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Well, maybe not quite that powerful, but the Spyder Series Portable lasers that MVKTECH has linked to are something else.  While they are quite expensive, you can do useful things with them, like burn holes in black garbage bags or melt plastic ... or use it as a pointer, I suppose.

"Wicked Lasers is proud to introduce the most unique and innovative portable lasers available in

the market.

Source: MVKTECH.NET

Wireless streaming audio brought to you by Squeezebox

Subject: General Tech | January 26, 2006 - 10:37 AM |
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HotHardware, has posted a reveiw of the Squeezebox Wireless Media Player by Sean Pelletier (aka Pelly).  The audio box seems like the perfect way to get the songs on your PC to play anywhere in your house, without adding to your already existing cable spaghetti, plus it comes with a "MP3 is not a crime" sticker.  Give it a read.

"We've just posted a new article at HotHardware.Com where we evaluate Slim Device's sleek

Squeezebox Wireless Media Player.

Source: HotHardware

Intel Science Talent Search Finalists Named

Subject: General Tech | January 25, 2006 - 02:08 PM |
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SANTA CLARA, Calif., Jan. 25, 2006 — Forty teens are nearing their quest to be named America's most promising young scientist, as Intel Corporation today named finalists in the prestigious Intel Science Talent Search (Intel STS). Competing for more than $530,000 in scholarships and prizes, these students hail from 19 states, a record number in the competition's 65—year history.


Intel invests more than $100 million annually to improve education around the world and inspire and celebrate student success.

Intel First to Demonstrate Working 45nm Chips

Subject: General Tech | January 25, 2006 - 02:07 PM |
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SANTA CLARA, Calif., Jan. 25, 2006 — Intel Corporation today announced it has become the first company to reach an important milestone in the development of 45 nanometer (nm) logic technology. Intel has produced what are believed to be the first fully functional SRAM (Static Random Access Memory) chips using 45nm process technology, its next— generation, high—volume semiconductor manufacturing process.

Gentlemen, start your imaging engines

Subject: General Tech | January 25, 2006 - 11:29 AM |
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The 2 contenders are Logitech's G5 and Razer's Copperhead.  Head to Techspot to see which gaming mouse can claim to be the mightiest!

"In our last gaming mice showdown, the Logitech MX518 came on top of both the Razer Diamondback

and Razer Viper. Since then however, new products have been released by both companies, and we are

glad to inform you we have had several weeks to test them and report back to you.

Source: Tech Spot

AMD and Innovative Silicon

Subject: General Tech | January 25, 2006 - 08:56 AM |
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AMD and Innovative Technology are trying to increase the density of memory, specifically in the L2 cache on high end AMD chips.  The article on Processor Blog is pretty technical, and it hints at some of the advantages that could come about.


Plus, the members have spoken, see who they chose as the best of 2005 in the PC Perspective 2005 Readers Choice Awards.


"L2 cache continues to increase as time moves on and fabrication processes
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Manufacturer: General
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The Reader's Have Their Voice

The PC Perspective 2005 Reader's Choice Awards voting is over, and now the winners can be crowned. Take a peak inside to see who won the titles of best CPU, GPU, chipset and much more for the past year.