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All News for January 2007

One of the biggest selling points for Windows Vista was the fact that it would be dramatically more secure then Windows XP, and for this reason, all users should look towards making the move to the new operating system. Now that Vista has been out for a few days and people have had time to play with it, it seems Windows Vista may not be as... Read more...
Intel Science Talent Search Finalists Announced For First Time in 66 Years, Equal Number of Male, Female Finalists Named SANTA CLARA, Calif., Jan. 31, 2007 - Forty high school seniors today were named finalists for the Intel Science Talent Search (Intel STS) 2007. The competition is America's oldest and most prestigious high school science... Read more...
In a interesting twist, a New York boy accused by the Record Industry for being a 'pirate' is fighting back. Claiming he was downloading songs that he already owned on CD and that his accusers have no real way of proving he illegally downloaded, the now man and his attorney are demanding a trial by jury intended to seek among... Read more...
Dual-core CPUs have made their way into computers across the world and with quad-core processors poised to make the same invasion, it looks like the core race is on. Interestingly, Intel notes on its roadmap that in it's 45nm Wolfdale dual-core and Yorkfield quad-core CPUs, hyper threading may make a return. Perhaps the most interesting... Read more...
According to Daniel Druker, VP of marketing at Postini, 94% of all e-mail sent last December was spam. It's not just the rising volume of spam that's a problem, but the size of the spam messages. Because botnets use stolen bandwidth, spammers can send files of any size at no cost. And that's just what they're doing... Read more...
The Wall Street Journal has the skinny on the resurgence of "thin clients" in the workplace. And no, by "thin clients," they're not talking about being a clerk in an anorexia clinic. A new generation of simplified devices -- most often called... Read more...
You know a technology is on its last breath when large retail chains stop supporting it. It was the case when major retailers stopped selling VHS tapes, and now it seems the floppy disk is going the same way. PC World as announced it will no longer support the format once it stock runs out, and you can expect many other retail... Read more...
Seen enough Vista news yet? Well we're still not done, and this time we bring news of Drivers! Yes, Nvidia has released some new Windows Vista drivers for their graphics chips. The drivers still need some work though, as SLI support is still a bit spotty. Stay tuned for a new driver release tomorrow, providing DX9 SLI support... Read more...
Hello Everyone. We've just posted a new article at HotHardware.com in which we evaluate the features and performance of Sapphire's top-of-the-line Radeon X1950 XTX. Here's a snip from the piece... "Today at HotHardware.com, we're going to take a look at Sapphire's take on ATI's... Read more...
Not an iPod kind of person? Samsung is doing its best to give you an alternative which it seems to think can topple the Apple Nano from its MP3-playing throne. Meet the Samsung YP-T9 MP3 Player. The nano is dead; long live the nano. The Samsung YP-T9 is everything the iconic Apple MP3 player is, plus much, much more... Read more...
If you don't have hundreds or thousands of dollars to spend updating your new rig with one of AMD's socket AM2 CPUs, Thermalright is doing its best to keep your old AMD K8 CPUs running cool with their Thermalright SLK-948U until upgrading your processor isn't life threatening to you're... Read more...
OCZ Technology Launches 4GB Dual Channel Memory Kits and Complete Memory Lineup for Vista Systems Sunnyvale, CA - January 30, 2007 - OCZ Technology Group, a worldwide leader in innovative, ultra-high performance and high reliability memory, today announced their Vista Value Upgrade series which includes the highly anticipated 4GB (2x2048MB)... Read more...
The popular "Extreme" line of Core 2 CPUs is being developed for notebooks that require the bleeding edge in CPU performance for what ever task you can throw at them. It seems mobile gamers of the world can start celebrating. Now if we can only cram some more powerful GPUs in those packages too... Intel... Read more...
The guys over at XYZ Computing just got their hands on the new Moneual MonCaso 932B HTPC case and have put together a review that may be helpful for anyone who needs to choose a case for their future HTPC. Home entertainment is a very interesting thing. Enthusiasts are willing to spend large sums of money to get the right gear and a small... Read more...
Thinking about making the switch to Windows Vista? One of the guys over at [H]ard|OCP took a look at the newly released Vista and gives his opinion on making the switch. It is now here, "it" being the new Windows Vista operating system. Monday morning Bill Gates was on NBC's Today Show promoting the new operating system. Had I not... Read more...
Today is the big day. We've been hearing about it in one form or another for about half a decade now, and Microsoft's Vista operating systems are finally available at retail outlets across the country. There are multiple flavors of Vista available that each cater to a different type of user, so we recommend checking out this page to... Read more...
It looks like the guys over at Arctic Cooling have come up with a new passive cooling solution for some of the beefier graphics cards out on the market right now. Its always great to see new innovations in cooling whether it be for processors, graphics cards, or what ever, especially if it can help keep my rig from sounding... Read more...
VIA Announces Broadest Chipset Support for Microsoft Windows Vista Latest VIA chipsets for Intel, AMD and VIA C7 processors earn Windows Vista certification by Windows Vista Logo program Taipei, Taiwan, 29 January 2007 - VIA Technologies, Inc, a leading innovator and developer of silicon chip technologies and PC... Read more...
Corsair 2GB DDR2-667 SODIMM Memory Modules Bring Performance Enhancement to Notebooks and Mini-PCs -- Designed for current and upcoming Vista-ready platforms, the new ValueSelect SODIMMs provide maximum memory bandwidth to accelerate end-user experience -- FREMONT, CA (January 30, 2007) - Corsair, a worldwide leader... Read more...
What would a World Economic Forum in Switzerland be without a discussion of Google paying video uploaders for videos of people doing interesting, humorous, or Darwin-tempting things? Smoke belching factories are so twentieth century. ... analyst Josh Bernoff suspects that YouTube could launch... Read more...
Apple got all the pub earlier in the month by trotting out their new iPhone to widespread oohs and ahs. Now it's the buttoned-down software giant's turn in the sun. Microsoft's Flagship Office 2007 hits the store shelves today along with its new OS, Vista. Wired News has a rundown of the new features... Read more...
Microsoft's Windows Vista promises to revolutionize gaming with DirectX 10, but how does gaming performance stack up against Windows XP, using the DirectX 9 games we have available today? Well, some of you might be disappointed, but you're not exactly going to see a leap in performance. Vista has a greater hardware requirement... Read more...
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