Items tagged with ESA

The Entertainment Software Association might be a trade association that cares about the health of the gaming industry, but that doesn't mean it cares at all about preserving its rich history. That's now been proven by the fact that it says preserving old games is "illegal", based on the fact that it requires them to be "hacked". Based on the wording, I am not sure if it's talking about game emulation, per se, because more often than not, emulators run verbatim game code (ROMs) that were extracted from the original data source (cartridge, optical media, et cetera). In this vein, it would consider... Read more...
Video games aren't just for kids, nor have they ever targeted just a single demographic. In fact, the average gamer is 30 years old and has been playing games for 12 years. And the average age of those who purchase games most often is 35 years old. Are you at all surprised? These statistics come courtesy of the Entertainment Software Association (ESA), a trade association of the video game industry in the U.S. It's member-base includes a number of top publishers, including Atari, Capcom, Eidos Interactive, Electronic Arts, Microsoft, Nintendo, Square Enix, and plenty of other heavy hitters. "Today's... Read more...
  Kanguru Solutions Releases First Of Its Kind eSATA + USB Flash Drive November 19, 2008 09:17 AM Eastern Time - MILLIS, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Kanguru Solutions, announces the release of the Kanguru e-Flash™, a cutting edge flash drive with both eSATA and USB connectivity. Utilizing eSATA (External Serial ATA) technology allows the Kanguru e-Flash to achieve performance speeds never before obtainable with standard USB Flash Drives. This performance, coupled with large storage capacities means the Kanguru e-Flash can handle any application or data file, regardless of size. In addition... Read more...
California's hands-free mobile phone law goes into effect on July 1st. Starting on that date, California drivers will no longer be able to use hand-held phones, but will instead either need to use a hands-free device, whether it's a headset or integrated into the car.A study released Monday by the non-partisan Public Policy Institute of California (PPIC) estimates that California will have 300 fewer traffic fatalities a year once the law goes into effect. According to Jed Kolko, PPIC research fellow and study author, if such a ban were extended across the U.S., thousands of lives could be saved.In... Read more...
NEW ENTHUSIAST SYSTEM ARCHITECTURE HITS KEY INDUSTRY MILESTONES New Extensions for Monitoring and Controlling PC Peripherals Formally Ratified by USB Implementers Forum; Dell Ships World’s First ESA-Certified Desktop PC SANTA CLARA, CA—FEBRUARY 28, 2008 – NVIDIA Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA), the world leader in visual computing technologies and the inventor of the GPU, today announced that the Enthusiast System Architecture (ESA) extensions have now officially been adopted by the USB Implementers Forum (USB-IF), paving the way for widespread industry adoption. As a result, the ESA protocol, which... Read more...
OCZ Technology Group Announces PC Power & Cooling’s Adoption of Enthusiast System Architecture (ESA) —PC Power makes ESA a reality— Experience unprecedented system visibility and control, while maximizing PC performance Sunnyvale, Calif.—November 5, 2007—OCZ Technology Group, a worldwide leader in innovative, ultra-high performance and high reliability memory and power supplies, today announced PC Power & Cooling’s adoption of ESA (Enthusiast System Architecture), the new and exciting initiative to enable PC components to communicate operational information in real-time and provide enthusiasts... Read more...
As it stands today, many of the major components in a typical enthusiast class PC have built-in mechanisms for monitoring the health status of the device.  Processors and GPUs have internal thermal diodes for monitoring temperatures, and graphics cards and motherboards have sensors for monitoring a myriad of voltages and things like fan speeds.  Other components, however, like cases, power supplies, and cooling systems, for example, usually don’t have any such mechanism.  And even if they do, odds are it uses a proprietary interface that isn’t universally compatible. To remedy this... Read more...
NVIDIA has just introduced a new open-industry standard for real-time monitoring and control of PC power supplies, chassis and water cooling systems, dubbed ESA, short for Enthusiast System Architecture.  The company hopes ESA will be adopted across the industry and a new wave of ESA compliant hardware than can be monitored and controlled via a standard interface will ensue.  Whether or not that will happen remains to be seen.  For now though, we've got the details for you available for you right here on HotHardware.NVIDIA's ESA - Enthusiast System Architecture Standard... Read more...
Though perhaps not always in the lime-light, VIA Technologies continues to impress with low power innovation in X86 computing, targeted not only at embedded markets but higher volume, mainstream applications as well... VIA Announces Ultra Thin VESA Mounted PC for Instant Display Systems The VIA vmpc vm7700, a unique approach to digital signage and media display, converts any standard LCD monitor into a full x86 PC in minutes Taipei, Taiwan, 8 October 2007 - VIA Technologies, Inc, a leading developer of x86 silicon and platform solutions, today announced the new VIA vm7700 VESA mounted PC (vmpc)... Read more...
Top PC Companies Support New VESA DisplayPort Standard ROUND ROCK, Texas & PALO ALTO, Calif., & RALEIGH, N.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 3, 2006--Dell, HP and Lenovo today jointly announced their support for the newly released DisplayPort 1.0 digital display interface standard developed by the Video Electronics Standards Association (VESA). Dell, HP and Lenovo are VESA members. DisplayPort is designed for broad application in PCs, monitors, TV displays, projectors, and other sources of display content. DisplayPort enables a common interface signaling approach for both internal and external display... Read more...
Anandtech has published a review of the ULI-based ASRock 939SLI32-eSATA2 motherboard. With complete SLI x16 support, this budget offering provides surprising performance for an exceptionally low price. For those in the market for a cheap SLI-capable motherboard, this new board from ASRock might actually warrant your attention. Then again, NVIDIA's recent acquisition of ULI might make finding this board more than a bit difficult in the next few months. In the video area, the inclusion of dual PCI Express x16 slots provides x16 SLI capability for... Read more...
Though it's capable of CrossFire support, the ASRock 775XFire-eSATA2 won't be breaking any speed records. Even so, with a price tag of around $80, this motherboard looks to be a great mainstream solution. "ASRock brings another cost/performance motherboard into the market with CrossFire capabilities. The 775XFire-eSATA2 is not the fastest motherboard, nor is it expected to be. However, as far as mainstream goes, a new chipset and CrossFire on the cheap is the right combination."... Read more...
For some, a simple USB thumb drive is not enough portable storage, even at its largest capacity.  Whether it's for backup purposes or there's a need to carry gobs of data around, there is no better alternative to hard drive capacities.  Retail external drive kits can be pricey, which is where Vantec comes in with their NexStar3 with eSATA Interface.  This enclosure lets you drop in your own hard drive and make it as portable as can be.  Married with the right hard drive, this package can offer sizeable external space along with excellent transfer rates."External hard drive enclosures... Read more...
Good evening folks! BW here, stopping in with an evening update.  Just in case you missed the fresh link at the top of the page, I'm here to let you know that we've just posted a new review of Compaq's Presario V4000 notebook.  Andrew had somewhat mixes feelings with regard to the V4000, but for the money it may be tough to beat.  Click here to check it out...... Read more...
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