News Archive

All News for February 2007

Ten Things I Hate About The PS3

The article is a little more constructive than the title implies, as most of the annoyances listed can be improved upon. While none of the next-gen consoles can be considered perfect, Sony's Playstation 3 has had its fair share of criticism, with it's price and lack of exclusive titles being some of the biggest complaints. Fortunately...

AMD Eye-Balled For Buy-Out?

This came across the wire yesterday with barely a splash.  However, we suppose rumors should be taken with a pinch of salt (maybe a short shot of Tequila too?).  It seems there's a smoke cloud of speculation in the wind again and as we learned with the ATI acquisition, sometimes where there's smoke, there's...

R600 Delayed? Eh, Big Deal Says The Inquirer

R600, ATI's high-end upcoming DirectX 10 GPU, has faced a few bumps in the road, as problems have delayed it from its original intended release in late 2006 to perhaps one as late as mid 2007. But does it really matter? According to an article on The Inq, not really. Graphics companies make their major profits off of the mid-range cards...

Intel eyes the future of Itanium

C|Net has an interview with Intel's General Manager of the Digital Enterprise Group, Pat Gelsinger, on-line today.  Pat talks about the convergence of the Itanium and Xeon platforms, the projected life-span of hafnium and metal gate transistors, and the heterogeneous versus homogeneous multicore debate going on within Intel....

VIA Expands Cooperation with Geekcorps

VIA Expands Cooperation with Geekcorps to Empower Remote Mali Communities Unique, sustainable technology deployments, "Cybertigi" and desert community radio stations highlight VIA pc-1 benefits in harsh environments Taipei, Taiwan, 27 February 2007 - VIA Technologies, Inc, a leading innovator and developer of silicon chip technologies...

Greatest Security Software Evar! Nuh Uh. Is Too! DIAF. Yer Mother.

All in one computer security seems the way to go now. Too many programs doing not enough things equals compromised security. But let's face it; the real reason to read about Symantec's new Norton 360 security suite is to read all the robo-dweebs yelling at one another in the comments section about their favorite software. Enjoy!...

Going Slowly As Fast As You Can, IT Style

Computerworld answers the age-old question: -If train A leaves the station at 8:00 am using a pencil and a phone -And train B comes in late and reads Fark and texts on a Blackberry and has a Palm and a cellphone and two monitors going with multiple RSS feeds Which one makes your stock options rise above junk-bond status? If you look...

Intel Announces Investment in Rio Rancho, New Mexico Site

Intel Announces Investment in Rio Rancho, New Mexico Site Fab 11X Retooled to Become Intel's Fourth Factory for Next Generation, 45 Nanometer Technology RIO RANCHO, N.M., Feb. 26, 2007 -- Intel Corporation today announced that it will invest $1 billion to $1.5 billion in its Rio Rancho site to retool Fab 11X for production on Intel's...

YouTube Celebrities Are In Demand

With YouTube.com being the most popular of the video sharing websites, it's pretty easy to become a celebrity on there, assuming you're interesting enough to warrant the viewers. Those who do reach celebrity status on YouTube are now finding themselves in hot demand from competing websites. Some have left the YouTube community to earn...

Sony Gives Us Cheaper Blu-Ray Players, But Why Not Just Get A PS3?

Sony announced recently that it will be offering stand-alone Blu-Ray players for as cheap as $599 with the coming release of the Sony BDP-S300 Blu-Ray player. Sony's first stand-alone Blu-Ray players debuted at prices just under $1000, so the price cut of $400 is definitely a major plus for those looking to add a Blu-Ray unit to their...

Flash Memory Hard Drives Enter mobile Scene

Traditional magnetic platter hard drives not cutting it for you? Well what ever the reason, you may now have a legitimate alternative. Recently, according to The Inquirer, companies have been taking advantage of advances in NAND memory to create 2.5 inch flash disk drives with high enough capacities and performance to be practically...

HP LP-3065 Evaluation

Hello Everyone. We've just posted a new article in which we evaluate the features and performance of HP's flagship 92% color gamut, 30" LCD panel, the LP-3065. Here's a snip from the piece: "Although the work efficiency / productivity argument is an important one in the business...

Not All Power Supplies Are Created Equal

Every component that goes into a PC system is important and the power supply is no exception. [H]ardOCP believes that this critical component isn't receiving the necessary amount of scrutiny in many reviews due to major flaws in testing methodology. At this very moment you could be at a dozen or more different websites reading...

TSMC to Possibly Make AMD FUSION

DigiTimes reports that AMD is currently developing their next-generation FUSION processors with both standard bulk and Silicon-on-Inusulator (SOI) process technology. Although Chartered Semiconductor is working with AMD on the SOI development many expected, there are reports that TSMC could be selected to produce mainstream...

AMD to Ramp K8L Slowly?

The gang over at CRN have managed to sit-down with AMD's CEO Hector Ruiz for an in-depth interview. Although the interview mainly focuses upon the economic status of the company, there are some interesting tidbits of information regarding AMD's upcoming K8L core and how AMD plans to roll out the technology. AMD's "Barcelona"...

VIA Launches Vista-Ready VIA CN896

VIA Launches Vista-Ready VIA CN896 for Power-Efficient Desktop and Embedded Systems Featuring the VIA Chrome9 IGP core supporting DirectX 9.0 and Chromotion 3.0, the VIA CN896 PCI Express chipset enables mainstream Vista-ready VIA solutions Taipei, Taiwan, 26 February 2007 - VIA Technologies, Inc, a leading innovator and developer of silicon...

Dell Systems Certified for Linux

Dell sends word that they are currently in the process of certifying their corporate systems with Novell for use with the Linux open-source operating system. Currently, the plan is to have all OptiPlex desktops, Latitude notebooks, and Dell Precision workstations all certified to ensure their customers will be able to successfully use Linux...

RV630 To Support GDDR4 Memory and PCI Express 2.0?

Chinese website HKEPC has some supposed scoop regarding AMD/ATI's upcoming mid-range RV630 GPU. According to the story, some RV630 variants will support not only GDDR4 memory but conform to the PCI Express 2.0 specification as well.  There is news regarding three flavors of R630 posted up on the site, but the information is not...

Can You Count To Five? Good, You're Hired

IT staffing is expected to be flat in 2007. Computerworld has a rundown of the five Mad Skillz an IT jobseeker should expect to be grilled about in their job interview: IT hiring figures are expected to dip slightly in the coming year, so you'll be getting a flood of résumés for every job opening you have. From those, hiring executives...

Human Sacrifice, Dogs And Cats Living Together, Legal Downloads On BitTorrent...

BitTorrent, the peer to peer file sharing giant, is launching a download service that offers licensed, legitimate versions of TV and movie downloads. Cue the mass hysteria. The San Francisco-based company is betting that at least one-third of the 135 million people who have downloaded the...

Slowest Windows XP Machines Ever?

What do you do when you've got an enormous pile of really old hardware and way too much spare time on your hands? If you're the crew at Winhistory.De, you spend days and days experimenting with Windows XP to see just how much power it really needs to boot. "The target of this project...

Samsung 19 Inch USB Only LCD?

Samsung 19 Inch USB Only LCD?

Some of you may say "that just ain't right!" and we'd have to agree completely.  However the folks at Samsung think there's a market for a USB-only LCD panel.  Here's the G2 from the folks at EverythingUSB.  Ermm... They would know, we suppose.   "The catch is that Samsung does not say how they...

Intel and Microsoft May Be Joining Green Grid

Issues such as global warming have become increasingly important lately, and some computer companies, along with the rest of the world, are doing their part to help. According to The Register, Green Grid, an association of computer companies with the goal of lowering the power consumption of data centers, may have recently received support...

Microsoft ordered to pay $1.52 billion

The case is long from settled, and there will likely be a littany of appeals and countersuits, but Alcatel-Lucent won the first round in their legal battle against Microsoft and has been awarded a $1.52B (that's Billion) settlement. "A U.S. federal jury found that Microsoft Corp. infringed...

AMD Barcelon Native Quad-Core Coming in June?

According to sources at HKEPC, AMD is planning to launch multiple flavors of their upcoming native quad-core processors, codenamed "Barcelona" in June. And if the information they've compiled is correct, the fastest processor in the group will be clocked at 2.3GHz. "The next-generation AMD quad-core Opteron, codenamed Barcelona...

Dell XPS M1710 Rev. 2

Hello Everyone. We've just posted a review of a Dell's current flagship desktop replacement notebook, the XPS M1710 Rev. 2. If you thought last year's model was nice, you have to see what this system has under the hood... "In order to truly appreciate the changes Dell has made...

NVIDIA Confirms GeForce 8 Series For Laptops

An article at X-Bit Labs has unveiled NVIDIA's confirmation for the production of the GeForce 8 series for notebooks. While not currently available, it is speculated the launch of the notebook GeForce 8 series will coincide with the release of Intel's Santa-Rosa notebook platform in Q2 of 2007. The head of Nvidia...

Turing Award Goes To A Women For The First Time

Frances E. Allen, a 74 year old woman with a 45 year career at IBM, is the first woman ever to receive the coveted A.M. Turing Award given annually by the Association for Computing Machinery. The award, plus $100,000, was given to Allen on Wednesday in recognition of her contribution to the optimization of computer compilers used for translating...

AGEIA PhysX Interview

ChileHardware has put together an interview with the CEO of AGEIA, Manju Hedge, regarding current and long-term plans for the company's PhysX PPU.  It looks like AGIEA could be jumping on the general purpose bandwagon, ala GPGPU, and had plans to support multiple PPUs working in parallel. "We got the oportunity to interview AGEIA,...

NVIDIA Planning AGP DX10 8600s?

According to this story on the Inquirer, NVIDIA is planning the release of a DX10 compliant, AGP variant of the yet-to-be-released GeForce 8600. If the article is true, NVIDIA is expected to release the card in the April timeframe. "The G84 is set to replace Geforce 7600 GS cards and these...

OCZ Technology Unveils the PC2-8500 Reaper HPC Series

OCZ Technology Unveils the PC2-8500 Reaper HPC Series

OCZ Technology Unveils the PC2-8500 Reaper HPC Series -High Performance Memory Modules with Sophisticated Passive Cooling Solution- Sunnyvale, CA - February 21, 2007 - OCZ Technology Group, Inc., a worldwide leader in innovative, ultra-high performance and high reliability memory, today unveiled the OCZ PC2-8500 Reaper HPC Series. This 2GB...

Video Games May Improve Surgical Skills

The next time you ask you're doctor for his credentials, ask if he plays video games. In the February issue of Archives of Surgery, a study showed that surgeons who played more video games scored higher on tests assessing their surgical capabilities, and to boot, showed that the correlation was stronger than any correlation to prior...

United Kingdom Backs DRM

Digital Rights Management (DRM) has been the subject of much debate for quite some time now and unfortunately it doesn't look like that will change any time soon. Recently, an e-petition signed by over 1,400 people to ban DRM was rejected by the United Kingdom, which plans on continuing to support DRM practices. While the government...

In Game Advertiseing Here To Stay

Tired of seeing billboards in the car, watching advertisements on TV, or listening to radio spots between you're favorite songs? Well if you are, bad news friend. Ads are making their way into video games and companies such as IGA Worldwide are making placing advertisements in games a profitable business. While this...

ATI Catalyst v7.2 Drivers Available

AMD/ATI have just made the Catalyst v7.2 driver suite available for download, for both Vista and Windows XP. Lots of fixes and improvements for both platforms according to the release notes. Here are some of the more interesting details... Catalyst 7.2 introduces a brand new version of the Catalyst Control Center for Windows XP. The new Catalyst...

More X2 6000+, The Asus P3N32-E SLI Plus, & BFG's 1KU PSU

There's a steady flow if news rolling in today. A trio of our compatriots have posted some reviews we thought you'd like to check out.  First up, the Tech Report has posted a review of AMD's brand new Athlon 64 X2 6000 . They tested the CPU with the 64-bit version of Vista, so if you'd like to see how it stacks up to the...

Xbox 360 vs. PS3 vs. Wii vs. PC Power Consumption Report

Harcoreware.net has an interesting article on-line today that details the power consumption characteristics of today's top three new consoles while playing back video and playing games. And for the sake of comparison they also built a mid-range gaming PC to see how it stacked up. "Today's...

ECS NF650iSLIT-A Delivers Champion Gaming Performance

ECS NF650iSLIT-A Delivers Champion Gaming Performance Intel Core 2 Extreme Quad-Core CPU support, SLI support, and HD audio make this Windows Vista Premium motherboard a contender Milton Keynes, England, 21st February, 2007 - Elitegroup Computer Systems (ECS), the world's leading motherboard, barebone system, and notebook manufacturer,...

Major League Gaming Heads To Television

Well, not every gaming league will be shown on the air, but Major League Gaming its self as announced a deal that it hopes well help get competitive gaming into more of a mainstream market. MLG also plans to bring content to mobile phones, and should be bringing competitive gaming to the masses this year....

Intel Technology Allows Nurses To Spend More Time With Patients

Intel Technology Allows Nurses To Spend More Time With Patients Intel and Motion Computing Pilot New Device at Leading Hospitals Around the World SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 20, 2007 - Intel Corporation today announced the mobile clinical assistant (MCA) is ready to enable nurses to spend more time with patients, do their jobs on the move while remaining...

Cuba Embraces 'Technological Sovereignty'

In a symbolic technological move geared towards telling the U.S. to read between the lines, Cuba has announced it will be ditching Microsoft for open source in order to protect national security. Open source as a movement is based on a network of members who work together by contributing code compiled for programs and applications...

OCZ Technology Announces Vindicator Premium CPU Cooler

OCZ Technology Announces Vindicator Premium CPU Cooler

OCZ Technology Announces the Extremely Versatile and Easy-to-Install OCZ Vindicator Premium CPU Cooler Sunnyvale, CA - February 20, 2007 - OCZ Technology Group, Inc. a worldwide leader in innovative, ultra-high performance and high reliability memory, today announced the OCZ Vindicator CPU cooler, an enthusiast-grade thermal solution for the...

NVIDIA Releases WHQL-Certified Vista Driver

NVIDIA ADVANCES PC GAMING WITH WORLD'S FIRST CERTIFIED SUPPORT FOR MICROSOFT DIRECTX 10 FEBRUARY 20, 2007 - NVIDIA Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA) today released the world's first WHQL-certified drivers for Microsoft DirectX 10, coinciding with the release of the first DirectX 10 test kit from Microsoft, which allows other hardware vendors...

AGP + PCI Express SLI?

Here's something that serves almost no practical purpose and effects only a tiny fraction of enthusiasts, but yet is still interesting to see nonetheless. The crew at OCWorkbench got SLI working using a combination of modified drivers and PCI Express and AGP GeForce 6600 cards with a motherboard based on a ULi chipset. "As we all know...

Corsair Enhances SD Family with New 4GB SDHC Card

Corsair Enhances SD Family with New 4GB SDHC Card -- The new high capacity SDHC cards are designed for the latest generation of digital cameras and camcorders for maximum storage -- Fremont, CA (February 20, 2007) - Corsair, a worldwide leader in high performance computer products, today expanded its Secure Digital (SDTM) card family with...

New AMD Desktop Processors

New AMD Desktop Processors Designed for Both Performance-Hungry and Energy-Conscious Users - High-performance AMD Athlon(tm) 64 X2 Dual-Core Processor 6000 and Energy-Efficient AMD Athlon(tm) 64 Processors Diversify Desktop Choices - SUNNYVALE, Calif. - Feb. 20, 2007 - Underscoring its commitment to delivering the right products at the right...

AMD Athlon 64 X2 6000+

Hello Everyone. Today AMD is officially unveiling a new top-of-the-line socket AM2 processor, the Athlon 64 X2 6000+. The new X2 6000+ sports a full 1MB of L2 cache per core and is clocked at a healthy 3.0GHz, just like the flagship FX-74. Its cache configuration and clock speed should also make the X2 6000+ the fastest desktop CPU to come...

R600 To Support HDMI Output

According to a story on The Inq, AMD's upcoming R600 will support HDMI output. Not only will the R600 be able to output video via HDMI to two independent displays simultaneously at resolutions up to 1440p, but the card will also add audio output to the mix. By taking advantage of the processing power of the GPU and the bandwidth of a PCI...

3X DVD May Be HD DVD's Trump Card

Blu Ray has been doing well for itself in 2007 but a new feature from the HD DVD camp may make all the difference. 3X DVD, a DVD format only available on HD DVD players, can shrink HD DVD content by either using new encoders such as MPEG-4 and VC1 or, by lowering the resolution to something like 720p to make HD...

Dell's XPS 710 H2C Performance Gaming System - Evaluation @ HotHardware.com

The Dell XPS 710 H2C Edition is billed as a top-of-the-line ultra-performance machine built with the most hardcore of gamers in mind. Not only does the XPS 710 H2C hold the distinction of being Dell's first non-limited edition factory overclocked computer, it also uses Dell's first in-house liquid cooling system to keep its quad-core...

VIA EPIA EN-Powered Ainkaboot Octimod Cluster

VIA EPIA EN-Powered Ainkaboot Octimod Cluster Makes HPC Scalable and Affordable Energy efficient, ultra compact modular design provides high density parallel and supercomputing units that can grow with your organization Taipei, Taiwan, 19th February 2007 - VIA Technologies, Inc, a leading innovator and developer of silicon chip technologies...

Google Talks of Hard Drive Failures

Engineers at Google have published a PDF concerning hard drives and what factors are most likely to cause them to fail. They studied 100,000 hard drives over the course of five years and had some pretty interesting findings. "It is estimated that over 90% of all new information produced in...

Hell, Fire, Brimstone, and Daylight Savings Time?

Analysts are predicting widespread problems and computer malfunctions due to a potential bug in some software that won't be able to handle the new Daylight Savings time rules. The scenario is eerily reminiscent of the dreaded "Y2K" bug which sent nearly everyone into a frenzy....

Full P35 Intel Chipset Specifications and Pictures

As a follow-up to Nick's post yesterday regarding DDR3 memory coming to the desktop, we have some information by way of Chilehardware.com regarding Intel's upcoming P35 "Bearlake" chipset and some Biostar-built motherboards that are going to use it. "We got more info and...

DDR3 System Memory Is Coming To A PC Near You

DDR2 memory has been around for the last couple of years, but the move to DDR3 is on the horizon. So what's the advantage of moving to DDR3? Well for starters, DDR3 memory requires only about 1.5 volts, less than DDR2, and also can be clocked at higher frequencies. DDR3 memory will still use the 240-pin form factor...

Programmable Water? Now That's Just Cool

When he was a first year student at the MIT Media Labs, Paulo Blikstein built a water-based device that could handle two Boolean operations, AND and XOR.  And after making a few hardware revisions, ended up building a 4-bit adder out of some strategically cut acrylic and rubber tubing....

The Cost of Leaving Your PC On

Have you ever wondered exactly how much it's costing you to leave your PC on? In the not too distant past, home users didn't think much about power consumption, but as the power requirements of modern PC hardware have skyrocketed, so too has interest in efficiency and cost. This short piece at Coding Horror explains how to calculate...

Vista Upgrade Woes

Since Windows Vista's launch on January 30th, Windows XP owners who ordered or were guaranteed upgrade CDs for Vista are still waiting for them. So what gives? Apparently the issue has nothing to do with fulfilling orders and everything to do with drivers. Many of the major OEMs such as Dell, HP, and Gateway offer qualified users...

NVIDIA Releases Cascades DX10 Demo

NVIDIA Releases Cascades DX10 Demo

NVIDIA just released their Cascades DX10 demo on NZone.Com. The Cascades demo is designed the showcase the performance and the DX10 features built-into their GeForce 8 Series of graphics cards. Every aspect of the Cascades demo demonstrates next-generation features enabled by DirectX 10, including the generation of content and the dynamic...

OCZ ProXStream 1000W PSU

Hello Everyone. We've just posted a new article here at HotHardware.com in which we evaluate the features and performance of OCZ's brand-new ProXStream 1000W power supply. Here's a snip from the article: "The unit is amazingly small for a 1000W power supply; as similar units form...

Cameras Become A Phone You Can't Talk On

Are advances in camera phone picture quality and data transfer going to make digital cameras redundant for most people soon? "With camera phones and their flashes becoming increasingly powerful the phone makers have realised they have to migrate functions such as red-eye reduction onto their phones," Zarakov told ENN. "The volumes are huge....

IBM Announces You Can Turn On Another Shader On Doom3

IBM plans to place DRAM (dynamic random access memory) circuits right in their microprocessors starting next year. It's not a breakthrough, just a tweak. Soon you'll be able to eDRAM those Cacodemons and spreadsheets. Until now, IBM, Intel (NasdaqGS:INTC - News) and nearly all chipmakers...

AMD's Price Cuts May Force A Response From Intel

AMD's price cuts over the last few months, a response to Intel's release of the Core 2 line of CPUs last year, may finally be pressuring Intel to make some price cuts of its own. So what does this mean for you? If you're in the market for a new AMD or Intel CPU, expect to continue to see prices drop on both sides.  ...

Scientists dubious of quantum computer claims

Over the past couple of weeks, a company names D-Wave Systems made some news after announcing that they had developed what was supposedly the world's first commercial quantum computer.  And now D-Wave's claims have come under fire because they've failed to submit their findings for peer review. This story on CNN Tech discusses...

Russian Court Throws Out Case Against Accused Pirate School Teacher

For those of you who remember our school teacher friend Mr. Ponosov it may make you happy to know that recently a Russian court in the city of Perm threw out the charges of piracy brought against him. Ponosov's lawyers claimed that the twelve PCs that arrived at his school came with the pirated Microsoft software pre-installed and...

Study Commissioned by AMD Reveals Scope of Annual U.S. Data Center Energy Consumption

Study Commissioned by AMD Reveals Scope of Annual U.S. Data Center Energy Consumption: 45 Billion kWh, at Cost of Nearly 3 Billion Dollars - AMD Calls for Increased Collaboration between Technology Industry and Government Officials to Track and Reduce Energy Consumption - NEW YORK - Feb. 15, 2007 - In a keynote address at the LinuxWorld OpenSolutions...

Presenting the Fatal1ty F-I90HD Motherboard

Presenting the Fatal1ty F-I90HD Motherboard

Presenting the Fatal1ty F-I90HD Motherboard For fast paced high definition lifestyles February 11, 2007 - Universal abit is revealing the next generation entertainment center for fast paced high definition lifestyles. Based on the ATI RadeonTM Xpress 1250 chipset, and developed in cooperation with 12x computer gaming world champion Johnathan...

Beware Javascript Drive-By Shootings

Wow. Gangbangers sure are getting nerdy these days. Symantec is warning about what they call "drive-by" web attacks using javascript. Computerworld has the rundown. That's what researchers at Symantec Corp. and Indiana University are saying, after publishing the results of tests...

More Yahoo Pipes Goodness

Gina Trapani over at Lifehacker has a great instructional walkthrough of how to make your own Yahoo Pipes GUI, and avoid the shame of being a Senator from Alaska on the internet. As a prolific netizen, you generate lots of web-based feeds: your Flickr photos, your del.icio.us bookmarks, your...

Visual Basic On Steroids, Red Bull, Four Espressos And A Jolt Cola.

Yahoo introduced their personal GUI builder Pipes, a short time ago. Is it "beatbox defjammin L337 kewl," or is it "Ted Stevens interwebs is a series of tubes Perry Como" cool? Read/WriteWeb has a look, and sees a lot of potential there. Perhaps today we are witnessing...

OCZ Technology Expands Peripherals With Equalizer 2500 DPI Laser Mouse

OCZ Technology Expands Peripherals With Equalizer 2500 DPI Laser Mouse

OCZ Technology Expands into Peripherals and puts a Competitive Advantage at the Fingertips of Gamers with the Introduction of the Equalizer 2500 DPI Laser Mouse Sunnyvale, CA - February 14, 2007 - OCZ Technology Group, a worldwide leader in innovative, ultra high performance and high reliability memory and components, today unveiled their...

IBM's eDRAM May Reduce Future CPU Bottlenecks

IBM has found a way to allow memory to deliver data closer to the rate at which processors request it by replacing embedded SRAM in computer chips with a new kind of DRAM developed specifically for use in microprocessors. IBM's "eDRAM" or embedded DRAM will help boost performance in future multi-core processors,...

Great News For Future ATI Drivers

ATI has recently divulged some information on their upcoming Catalyst drivers and announced a plethora of new features to be implemented in the coming months. These improvements and new features include significant OpenGL support and optimization, CrossFire support for OpenGL applications running on Vista, HD DVD and Blu-Ray...

AMD Recognized Among Leading Corporate Citizens

AMD Recognized Among Leading Corporate Citizens - AMD Included on CRO Magazine's Corporate Responsibility List and the Global 100 - SUNNYVALE, CALIF. -- February 14, 2007 --AMD (NYSE: AMD) today announced its No. 2 ranking on the "100 Best Corporate Citizens" list for 2007 by CRO magazine. The "100 Best Corporate Citizens" list identifies...

AMD's R600 mysteries revealed?

The Inq has posted a boatload of rumors and speculation regarding AMD/ATI's upcoming R600 GPU. The Inq apparently has information regarding cooling, clock speeds, overdrive modes, PCB length, pricing, a dual-R600 powered card and more. "The current estimate is that the memory will float...

NVIDIA Releases New Forceware Vista Drivers

NVIDIA has released a new set of drivers to coincide with the launch of the 320MB GeForce 8800 GTS. This is an incremental driver release since v100.59 with a few additional fixes.  The fixes incorporated into the ForceWare driver v100.64 include: A black screen bug with Quake 4 an issue with the NVIDIA DirectX 10 demo "Cascades"...

Something Worth Killing On Your PS3 Besides Time

I'll always have a soft spot in my heart for id software. Many of us were weaned on Doom on a 486, after all. id announced yesterday that they're bringing their awesome firepower to bear on the next generation console platforms like the PS 3. Quake Wars, anyone? The war between the...

20 Minute Guide To Your Mother's Computer

Hot Hardware readers take internet computer security for granted, because they understand how it works. But the internet is a complicated and risky place if you don't know how to configure your Hot Hardware. IT Security has a handy summary of what it takes to keep from becoming a zombie bot penniless spam freak from hell....

AMD May Bring External R600's To Laptops

For a college student like me who needs a laptop for school, the possibility of being able to plug a external graphics card into my ASUS W3J for playing games is awesome. Graphics power for a long time has been one of the limiting factors when it comes to laptops but AMD may have a new product to remedy the situation. AMD's Lasso,...

Piracy, An Industry Scapegoat?

We don't condone piracy for one second simply out of respect for the creators of games, music, you name it, but apparently piracy may not actually be as harmful as certain industries claim. The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) claims that piracy accounts for a large loss of sales annually but a new study shows that...

BigFoot Networks Launches More Affordable Killer NIC K1

BigFoot Networks Launches More Affordable Killer NIC K1

BigFoot Networks, the makers of the Killer Network Interface Card, have launched a new, more affordable version of the product.  The first Killer NIC, aka the M1, sells for roughly $250. It is equipped with a 400MHz network processing unit, a large "K" heatsink, 64MB of DDR RAM, and a USB 2.0 port for connecting an external...

AMD to License Graphics Technology Optimized for Handheld Devices

AMD to License Graphics Technology Optimized for Handheld Devices - New Initiative Aims to Enable the Ultimate Visual Experience for Hundreds of Millions of Handheld Devices- SUNNYVALE, CALIF. - February 13, 2007 - AMD (NYSE: AMD) today announced a new business focused on developing and licensing leading-edge graphics core technologies to...

XFX GeForce 8800 GTS 320MB and 8800 GTX XXX Editions

Hello Everyone. We've just posted an article featuring XFX's brand-new, relatively affordable GeForce 8800 GTS 320MB XXX Edition and their flagship GeForce 8800 GTX XXX Edition graphics cards. Here's a snip from the piece: "XFX's GeForce 8800 GTS 320MB XXX Edition sports...

If It Was Any Good, Wouldn't Google Have Bought It Already?

Veoh, the latest internet video clip site, officially opens up today. It's banking on higher quality content, and DVD quality picture. Is it going to be YouTube on steroids -- or on tranquilizers? San Diego-based Veoh Networks is the brainchild of onetime Internet piracy cop Dmitry...

Hi-Def Old School Television

What's the best way to receive your hi-def programming? Rabbit ears. No, really. An old school antenna. The catch? Um... it's free. It's free and better quality. Some catch. High-def channels can be plucked out of thin air by antennas just like regular broadcast signals - no cable,...

AMD to License Graphics Technology Optimized for Handheld Devices

AMD to License Graphics Technology Optimized for Handheld Devices - New Initiative Aims to Enable the Ultimate Visual Experience for Hundreds of Millions of Handheld Devices- SUNNYVALE, CALIF. -- February 13, 2007 --AMD (NYSE: AMD) today announced a new business focused on developing and licensing leading-edge graphics core technologies to...

AMD Offers New Products, Expands AMD64 Longevity Program to Further Support Embedded Market

AMD Offers New Products, Expands AMD64 Longevity Program to Further Support Embedded Market -Second-Generation AMD Opteron processors and AMD Athlon 64 X2 dual-core processors added to AMD64 Longevity Program; AMD Geode LX900 processor debuts; increased support for AMD's embedded systems customers- Embedded World, Nürnberg, GERMANY --...

Virtual Windows to Run Unmodified on Linux

Virtual Windows to Run Unmodified on Linux Device drivers from Novell and Intel allow unmodified Windows Server 2000/2003/XP to run in Xen virtual environments on SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 and Intel Virtualization Technology SAN FRANCISCO (InfoWorld Virtualization Executive Forum) - Feb. 12, 2007 - Novell and Intel Corporation today...

Will You Really Be Able To Use 80 Cores?

Intel recently announced its intentions to develop a CPU containing 80 cores, but Mike Magee over at The Inquirer explains why he thinks more cores may not be better. The main point of his argument is that hardware can only truly be effective if software can take advantage of it's full capabilities. With that said, what good...

Microsoft's Follow-up To Vista Scheduled For 2009

Windows Vista has been out for only a few weeks and Microsoft is already talking about the next step. In an attempt to avert something similar to the five year wait Windows XP users experienced waiting for Vista, Microsoft has disclosed details on the successor to Vista, codenamed Vienna. WinFS, native HD DVD capabilities, and...

Intel Research Chip Advances 'Era Of Tera'

Intel Research Chip Advances 'Era Of Tera' 80-Core Programmable Processor First to Deliver Teraflop Performance with Remarkable Energy-Efficiency SANTA CLARA, Calif., Feb. 11, 2007 - Intel Corporation researchers have developed the world's first programmable processor that delivers supercomputer-like performance from a single,...

NVIDIA Expands the Reach of DX10 Gaming with New GeForce 8800

NVIDIA Expands the Reach of DirectX 10 Gaming with New GeForce 8800-Based Graphics Card News Facts: NVIDIA Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA) is the worldwide leader in programmable graphics processor technologies. Today add in card partners of NVIDIA have released graphics cards based on the NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GTS graphics processing unit (GPU)....

I'm Me. Are You You? The Death Of Internet Anonymity.

Anonymity on the internet isn't working out. Phishing, spamming, spoofing, and all the other ways bad people wreck -- or steal -- your stuff is getting out of hand. The answer to a lot of it is TPM --Trusted Platform Module -- and it's already being built into computer chips: The TPM chip was created by a coalition of over one hundred...

Quick, Read This Before It Gets Hacked

Profits up. Great. Sales skyrocketing. Terrific. Potential for huge international growth continues. That sounds good too. Customer ease of use growing. That sounds wonderful. Too bad we're talking about cybercrime: At the RSA Security Conference in San Francisco last week, RSA president...

AMD Delivers Breathtaking Multimedia for Mobile Devices with Next-Generation Imageon Processors

AMD Ushers in Breathtaking Multimedia for Mobile Devices with Next-Generation AMD Imageon Media Processors - New AMD Technology Enables Handheld Manufacturers to Captivate Consumers with Remarkable Video, Audio and Imaging - SUNNYVALE, CALIF. - February 12, 2007 - AMD (NYSE: AMD) today introduced the AMD Imageon 2298, 2294 and 2192 media processors,...

Intel Unviels 80-core Network On Single Chip Capable Of Teraflop Performance

Intel Unviels 80-core Network On Single Chip Capable Of Teraflop Performance

Intel sends more details tonight of something we learned a bit about at this past Fall IDF.  We have specific details of the architecture that comprises Intel's mysterious Teraflop 80-Core processor.  This breakthrough comes in the form of a dedicated function circuit but its design and implementation show promise for highly...

Weekend Juice - Hardware and Misc. Round-up

We've got some of the juicy stuff for you here, weekend round-up style.  Enjoy... ABS Computer Ultimate X8 System Review - [H] Consumer XFX GeForce 8800 GTX XXX Edition - PC Per (be sure to check out Jeff's coverage of Asus' EN8800GTX for comparison) A Look At Asus' Vista Edition Motherboards - Tech Report VisionTek X1950Pro...

Quantum Computers Becoming Reality?

Quantum Computers Becoming Reality?

We've all heard of bits and bytes.  Ever hear of a qubit?  So it goes like this.  Bits, as we traditionally know them, are either in a 1 or 0 state.  Right, well, a qubit exists in a quantum state. So for example, it can be either 1 or 0 or both or somewhere in between.  This is the crux of quantum computing....

Pictures Leaked Of R600

Pictures of R600 have finally hit the net and boy, this card might be a bit on the large side. Supposedly, at launch the R600 will be available in two forms, the XTX and the XT. The XTX version of the card will sport 1GB of GDDR4 RAM and will be nearly 12" long consuming 275 Watts. The XT will have 512MB of...

Yet Another Chipset Offering From NVIDIA

NVIDIA is getting ready to launch a cheaper version of the nForce 680i SLI chipset sometime this month named the nForce 680i LT SLI. The main differences between the 680i and the 680i LT will be that the 680i LT will support FSB1333 RAM, have 8 instead of 10 USB 2.0 ports, and will have 1 GigaByte Ethernet instead of two. Additionally,...

Windows Mobile 6.0 Released

Microsoft released Windows Mobile 6.0 for all your PDA needs. But it's competition isn't really other PDA operating systems. It's the smartphone market it's got to fight for market share with. Ars Technica has the rundown: Windows Mobile 6 has a decidedly Vista-like look and...

EMI - DRM = MP3 + $

EMI is a big music company. It's the largest music publisher in the world. And they appear to be ready to shed the digital rights management that makes moving your music from one device to another such a pain - if the money's right, that is: According to the people familiar with the...

NVIDIA Vista Quality Assurance Page

This just in from our friends at NVIDIA... "NVIDIA has created a Vista Quality Assurance Page for users to report any issues they may have with their NVIDIA-based graphics products in Windows Vista. This page will also serve as a means for users to provide information and feedback to NVIDIA.  This page has our official message on...

OCZ Technology Unveils the New PC2-6400 Flex XLC CAS 3 Series

OCZ Technology Addresses Enthusiasts' Needs for Low-Latency 800MHz DDR2 and Unveils the New PC2-6400 Flex XLC CAS 3 Series Sunnyvale, CA - February 8, 2007 - OCZ Technology Group, a worldwide leader in innovative, ultra-high performance and high reliability memory, today announced the PC2-6400 Flex XLC CL3 series. This latest edition to the...

Next-Gen NVIDIA Chipset for Socket AM2 and AM2+ Revealed

The phrase 'next-generation' seems to be in the news daily as of late and today is no exception as NVIDIA announces its upcoming new chipset for AMD's socket AM2, and AM2+. The new chipset named MCP72 is planned to be the successor of the nForce 500 line as well as AMD's MCP68. The MCP72 will be jam packed full of new features such as HypterTransport...

Intel and USAID Commit to Broaden Technology Access

Intel and USAID Commit to Broaden Technology Access in Emerging Markets SANTA CLARA, Calif. - February 8, 2007 - Intel Corporation and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) are working together to broaden access and usage of information and communications technology (ICT) in developing communities around the world....

HIS Radeon X1650 XT IceQ Turbo and Radeon X1650 XT iSilence II

HIS Radeon X1650 XT IceQ Turbo and Radeon X1650 XT iSilence II

Today we've launched an analysis on two mid-range graphics cards from HIS based on the AMD-ATI Radeon X1650 XT graphics processor.     HIS Radeon X1650 XT IceQ Turbo and Radeon X1650 XT iSilence II...

I'm Not Shooting Hell Knights; I'm Training For Spreadsheets

Gaming freaks desperately want to believe that blasting their way through the universe is not just an interesting waste of time. Well, researchers from the University of Rochester are about to give them more....er... ammo for their arguments. The idea that gaming influences visual performance...

Damn The Dollar Torpedoes! Full NAND Flash Ahead!

Apple's popular video iPod media player is going to scrap a hard disk drive altogether, and go with flash memory, according to a report from an analyst from Prudential Equity Group. "We believe that the video iPod transition from 1.8-inch hard disk drives to NAND flash memory may occur as soon as late 2007," Tortora wrote. "Our checks...

PCI Express External Cabling Specification Completed

PCI Express External Cabling Specification Completed by PCI-SIG Enables New Usage Models Such as Platform Disaggregated I/O, Chassis-Chassis Expansion I/O and Others BEAVERTON, Ore. - February 7, 2007 - PCI-SIG(R), the Special Interest Group responsible for PCI Express(R) industry-standard I/O technology, today announced the availability of...

Gorbachev Asks Gates To Save Russian Pirate

While we may not see him playing a character opposite Jack Sparrow any time soon, Mikhail Gorbachev is doing his part to save a Russian teacher accused of piracy, Alexander Ponosov. The teacher, accused of using pirated software at his school, is seen by many Russians as the unfortunate sap who Microsoft has chosen to go after in order to...

In case One Isn't Enough, ATI Is Planning Quad Setups For R600

Supposedly AMD/ATI's R600 is slated to be released in March.  Also rumor has it that ATI is planning quad setups to be a very real possibility for their new line of Direct X 10 cards. By utilizing four cards in a single setup, ATI's R600 promises to be an amazing graphics processing powerhouse but also promises to consume...

Intel's Visual Computing Group Wants To Give Us 16 Core GPUs

Intel's Visual Computing Group (VCG), a new entry into the graphics arena, recently went over its roadmap for the next few years with the press and revealed that the company is looking to release a new graphics solutions to compete NVIDIA and ATI as early as 2008/2009. VCG wants to produce a GPU based on as many as 16 cores in...

New AMD Opteron Processors Unveiled

New AMD OpteronTM Processors Unveiled for Ultimate Datacenter Performance-Per-Watt - The Industry's Most Stable and Energy-Efficient x86 Server Processor Roadmap Expands - Sunnyvale, Calif. -- February 7, 2007 --Delivering on its commitment to industry-leading datacenter performance and performance-per-watt, AMD (NYSE:AMD) today announced...

RIAA Wins Unhackable Website Award

We made that up. It's not a real award. But the RIAA has a webpage, written as if they were addressing Special Olympians, that explains how marvelous, hardworking and underpaid rock stars and record company executives are, and explains that the real price you  should be paying for a Celine Dion CD is $33.86 -- and I can't...

Old And Busted? The Internet. But There's No New Hotness

Sorry to bother you, but the Internet is busted. And we're not talking "global-warming-forty -years-from-now-we're-going-to-be-really-hot busted." We appear to be talking "this-year" busted. A new assessment from Deloitte & Touche predicts that global traffic will exceed the Internet's capacity as soon as this year....

Princeton Libraries Joins Google's Book-Scan Project

Princeton has agreed to let Google digitize about 1 million public domain books which are no longer in copyright, into the enormous database that is Google Books. The project started two years ago, and aims to digitize many of the worlds books, allowing them to be searchable over the web....

Vista's Command Console Extends Trial Period From 30 To 120 Days

Since the release of Windows Vista many people have been pouring over different guides in order to answer the not so age old question of which version of Vista is right for them. Well it looks like a simple console command with administrator rights enabled will let you extend you're 30 day grace period for activating Vista to a possible...

April Holds Good Things For Intel's Xeon Processors

Intel, in a move to make its Xeon line of processors more attractive, will be slashing prices in April for it's Xeon 3200 quad-core and X3000 dual-core series CPUs . The price cuts are targeted at the 1-way server market with the goal of increasing demand in order to gain a larger slice of the server CPU pie. Intel plans...

More ATI R6x0 Rumors Emerge

VR-Zone has posted a few more details regarding ATI's upcoming R600 family of GPUs.  Still no solid information on final clock speeds, architectural details, etc. Nonetheless, it's still fun to speculate... "ATi briefly mentioned to their partners a 2nd generation Unified Shader Structure and a new hardware Crossfire for R600...

Microsoft Ignores Vista Upgrade Loophole

Unlike previous version of Windows, that only required a valid, older CD to be inserted to verify ownership, upgrade versions of Windows Vista require a previous OS installation to function.  A workaround for this issue was posted to web within hours of Vista's release, however, that didn't require an older OS at all.  It...

Microsoft Suffers From Ink Cartridge Envy; Jacks Up Tech Support Charges

If Vista's got you stumped, Microsoft offers a tech support chainsaw to help you down. Bring money. As of Jan. 30, customers who buy full retail copies of Vista and Office 2007 will get unlimited calls, e-mails and Web chats with Microsoft technical support during the first 90 days after activating the software. But after that period,...

People With Mullets Can Now Download Movies

Wal*Mart is starting their own online video download service today. They'll be offering movies and TV shows for a little less, generally, than Apple's similar iTunes service. Unlike some offerings, Wal-Mart will not rent films online. The films can be played on a PC or transferred...

OCZ Technology Unveils High-Speed, PC2-6400 4GB Dual Channel Kits

OCZ Technology Unveils High-Speed, PC2-6400 4GB Dual Channel Kits designed to specifically address the needs of Gamers taking advantage of DirectX 10 Sunnyvale, CA - February 5, 2007 - OCZ Technology Group, a worldwide leader in innovative ultra-high performance and high reliability memory, today announced the PC2-6400 Gold Edition 4GB (2x2048MB)...

Asus EN8800GTX Review

Hello Everyone. Just in case you missed the fresh link at the top of the page, we're writing to let you all know that we've just posted a new article in which we evaluate the features and performance of Asus' powerful EN8800GTX GeForce 8800 GTX. Here's a snip from the piece:...

Blu-Ray Out Sells HD DVD Three Times Over In January

Since the release of Blu Ray and HD DVD, a media war has been fought between the two formats to see which will secure the throne of the standard in high definition playback. Well if sales are any marker in the war for dominance, Blu Ray is running laps around HD DVD, three to be exact. Since January 1 to January 14 of 2007,...

AMD May Be Closer to 45nm CPUs Then We Think

AMD's roadmap for CPU production has shown steady progression in the company's goal of shrinking die sizes from 90nm to the eventual goal of 35nm in the next few years, but will that move be made soon enough to keep AMD's offerings comparable to Intel's? A great deal of debate has been centered around whether AMD...

Corsair Launches Mac Memory DDR2-667 SODIMM Product Family for Apple PCs

Corsair Launches Mac Memory DDR2-667 SODIMM Product Family for Apple PCs -- Memory Upgrades Available for MacBook, MacBook Pro, and Intel-based versions of iMac -- Fremont, CA (February 5, 2007) - Corsair, a worldwide leader in high performance computer products, today launched Mac Memory, their first memory DDR2-667 SODIMM products to support...

AMD Appoints Douglas Grose to Lead Worldwide Technology Development

AMD Appoints Douglas Grose to Lead Worldwide Technology Development and Manufacturing Operations - Brings a range of industry experience with broad responsibilities managing multi-billion dollar manufacturing operations - SUNNYVALE, CALIF. - Feb. 5, 2007 - AMD (NYSE: AMD) today announced that Douglas Grose has been appointed to the role of...

Dell Considers Putting 'Intel Inside' Sticker On A Prison

Dell is floundering around trying to regain the top spot in home computer sales. I don't think getting sued over secret kickbacks while being investigated by the Securities and Exchange Commission over funny stock options is going to help. This latest complaint adds Intel to the mix. It accuses Dell of taking up to $1 billion per...

Germany Godwins Itself

With 1945 still fresh in a lot of people's minds, Germany is trying to ban violent video games. Like a reformed drunk that refuses to walk past a tavern on the way home, they figure it's best to avoid temptation altogether. But is it legal to ban them? Some German officials link these...

Sword-wielding, Tennis-playing WiiBot

Sword-wielding, Tennis-playing WiiBot

You knew it wouldn't be long before someone pulled this off.  Wonder if there's a blood-thirsty lawyer or three at Nintendo that might have issues with this small "mod"? "The idea was to take one industrial robot, add a laptop talking to a WiiMote, strap on a tennis racket, have it follow the swings that the user...

Bill Gates on Vista, Apple's Lying, Hackers and More

Now this is my kind of stuff. Earlier in the week we reported on Apple's new ads attacking Vista and the PC in general. It's Microsoft's turn to throw a few stones, and the company's leader himself has some things to say about Apple's assertions... Are you bugged by the Apple commercial where John Hodgman is the PC, and...

Hitachi Unveils 1 Terabyte Hard Drive

New ground has been broken in the hard drive industry with the release of Hitachi's 1 terabyte hard drive featuring perpendicular recording. The hard drive company has also discussed the idea of a new kind of HD/flash memory hybrid. Hard drives in the future would have flash memory built in that would protect the device...

NVIDIA May Be Facing Legal Troubles

It looks like NVIDIA's lack of drivers for the GeForce 8 series may result in some legal troubles for the company. A class action lawsuit has been filed against NVIDIA by customers who claim that the company's use of the phrase "Vista Ready" in their advertising campaign was misleading since there are no WHQL Windows...

NVIDIA Introduces DirectX 10 On The Cheap

NVIDIA, first to bring DX 10 capable cards to the market, seem to also be prepping a DX 10 card for the masses. Enter the GeForce 8600 series, an upcoming entry level card from NVIDIA in the GeForce 8 series lineup. If you want to join the ranks of the cool kids with one of those nifty DirectX 10 cards for promoting Vista...

Romanian President Shows His Pirate Side

Traian Basescu, President of Romania, during a joint news conference with Microsoft's Bill Gates told press members that he thought piracy had done quite a deal of good for the nation's developing IT industry over the last decade. This comes as no surprise to Romanian President...

R600 Up and Running, And the AIB Partners Like It

The Inquirer is reporting that AMD/ATI have demoed R600 developer cards to their add in board partners, and that the partners were impressed, despite the fact that card was equipped with GDDR3 memory, and not faster GDDR4 memory launch product is rumored to have... "The AIBs (Add-in Board partners) didn't see the real McCoy as this was a developer's...

Godzilla Shook Japan. Can Mozilla Shake China?

Mozilla, the company that brings you the internet browser Firefox, has targeted China as a big opportunity to preach its open source sermon. They've decided to open an office in Beijing. China's the second largest pool of internet users in the world, after the US. In China, stricter...

The Lombardi Trophy Is Hot Hardware

What's the highest of hi-tech things you'll see this weekend? Yup, you guessed it: sweaty giants colliding with one another in striped pasture. Ars Technica has a fascinating rundown on the hardware that goes into showing you The Super Bowl While the game itself remains a contest...

Blu-Ray Sales Overtake HD-DVD Sales

The battle between Blu-Ray and HD-DVD is still heating up, but so far Sony's Blu-Ray has the edge. Ending the week of January 14th, for every 100 Blu-Ray movies sold there were only 38.36 HD-DVDs sold. The numbers have slowly progressed in Sony's favor, thanks in part to their Playstation 3 sales. It's still early though, and we...

NVIDIA's Twin Graphics SLI Setup Goes Tripplet

NVIDIA is proving the saying "Two's Company, Three's a crowd" no longer applies. It is rumored that NVIDIA may have a new three-way SLI setup targeted at mainstream PC enthusiasts. The new take on SLI is supposed to make it's début at CeBIT 2007 where NVIDIA hopes it will steal the focus...

Intel Introduces A Wallet Friendly Quad-Core CPU

Intel delivered the first Quad-Core CPU to the PC enthusiast market when they introduced the Core 2 Extreme QX6700. Since then, much like their introduction with a entry-priced Core 2 Duo CPU, Intel has also developed a lower class Quad-core CPU named the Core 2 Quad Q6600, ntel is already...

NVIDIA Late To The WHQL Certified Drivers Game

Its a pretty safe bet to say almost everyone knows Windows Vista is out, so then what is NVIDIA's excuse? NVIDIA, a graphics processing giant, has yet to release WHQL certified drivers for its GeForce 8 series of cards. I find this somewhat ironic since the GeForce 8 series was marketed heavily on the fact that it was the...

AMD Athlon 64 X2 5000+ 65nm Brisbane Core

Hello All. We've just posted a new article at HotHardware.com in which we evaluate the features and performance of AMD's new 65nm Brisbane core based Athlon 64 X2 5000+ processor. We compare its performance, power consumption, and overclockability to a 90nm Windsor based 5000+ throughout the article for a direct apples-to-apples comparison....

Apple revs up Mac attacks on Vista

You had to know this was going to happen.  CNN is reporting that Apple plans to step up their attacks on Windows Vista and the PC in general with new ads featuring recurrent "Mac-Guy" Justin Long. Has anyone ever asked that guy if he's actually a Mac user? "For nearly a year, television and Internet audiences have been seeing...

DFI LANParty UT ICFX3200-T2R/G ATI RD600 Review

The crew at Xbit labs have posted an interesting review of the DFI LANParty UT ICFX3200-T2R/G motherboard. What makes this article a bit more intriguing that some other mobo reviews, is that the ICF3200-T2R/G is based on ATI's (now AMD's) RD600 chipset. "The mainboard we are going...

Ultra Products Introduces New CPU Cooling Solution

Ultra Products Introduces New CPU Cooling Solution

Ultra Products Introduces New CPU Cooling Solution New ChillTec Thermo Electric CPU Cooler offers the perfect balance of performance and aesthetics for any PC or gaming enthusiast    FLETCHER, OHIO - February 1st, 2007 - Ultra Products, a global leader in technology solutions, today has introduced its first CPU cooling solution,...

Intel Has Your Cheap Core 2 Needs Covered

Intel, ever pushing forward in its quest for CPU dominance, has released what it hopes will be considered a Core 2 CPU on the cheap, the Core 2 Duo E4400 and E4300. These CPUs are much like their big brothers except that they are based on the new Allendale core which has 2MB of L2 cahe, and a FSB of 800MHz instead of 1066MHz. Probably...

Michael Dell Discovers New CEO While Shaving

Michael Dell, no doubt after an exhaustive search, thinks he's found just the guy to lead Dell back to the top spot in personal computer sales. Dell Chairman and founder Michael Dell reclaimed the position of chief executive officer, ousting Kevin Rollins after he lost the lead in personal...

Forget Vista. It's Office That Makes Microsoft Rich

Paul Boutin over at Slate considers the two big Microsoft rollouts this week, and concludes that it's the office suite that matters, and Vista is just along for the ride. And he hates it, because it's important and bound to be the de facto industry standard and it's not like the one he's used to:...