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Google is nothing if not ambitious. After achieving search dominance, the company has extended its tentacles into various other markets, including everything from broadband fiber connectivity and self-driving cars, to flying balloons in remote regions to bring Internet access to remote areas. So what's next on Google's agenda? The sultan of search wants to transform the mobile web through its Accelerated Mobile Pages (AMP) project. AMP is Google's effort to build a "user-first" mobile experience that ultimately loads pages quicker on smartphones and tablets. For the past two years, the focus has centered on areas of Google's own search, such as the Top Stories carousel. Going forward, however,... Read more...
Ever dreamed of owning a PC in an amp case? Ever dreamed of just owning an Orange guitar amplifier? In a weird way, you can solve both of those dreams. Orange Personal Computers have upgraded the Orange OP, which is basically a guitar + computer hybrid device. There's now a Core i7 option, up to 8GB of DDR3 memory, inbuilt instrument/mic amplifier and stereo JBL speakers. The company claims that it's good for making Demos or Master digital recordings, enabling users to just plug- in, play/record, multi-track/mix, and then upload straight onto the Web for the world to access. As a Windows audio workstation, the OPC can be easily expanded with any additional hardware or software as needed. The... Read more...
It's been almost 45 years since The Rolling Stones began belting out "I can't get no satisfaction," the lyrics to a song we can only assume had absolutely nothing to do with solid state drives. After all, SSDs as we know them today didn't even exist in 1965, but maybe this is what the band has been waiting for all along. We're talking about AMP's new SSD line dubbed SATAsfaction. The new line is aimed at satisfying the enterprise crowd, which it attempts to do with a SATA 3.0 interface. Transfer rates check in at 150MBs sequential writes and 260MB/s sequential reads, and the drives also come with either a 32MB or 64MB buffer. Built-in ECC and EDC comes standard, as does NCQ support, and you can... Read more...
It's a USB flash drive, or is it? Active Media Products, which is a mainstay in the flash memory and storage industries, has just released a unique new take on the typical flash drive, and rather than usign the new USB 3.0 standard, they're choosing to use something else entirely: eSATA.eSATA is an underutilized port that transfers data far quicker than USB, but early models required an accompanying USB port for power, so many people just overlooked it. Now, many eSATA ports have USB capabilities built in so that power can also be ported through, and if you need a new flash drive with USB 3.0-like speed (but don't have a USB 3.0 card), this might do the trick.The new eSATA Flash Drive promises... Read more...
Active Media Products has a thing for tossing out new storage solutions when you least expect thing, and today they're doing just that with an all new SSD in a form factor that doesn't get nearly enough attention. The 2.5" drive, which fits nicely inside of notebooks, gets the most SSD action, while desktops and portable media players get left alone in most cases. The company's new 1.8" PATA Turbo ZIF SSD is designed for the latter, or any other device that needs an exceptionally small drive to operate. The drive is being released in 32GB and 64GB models, with read speeds of up to 100MB/sec supported. Write speeds can reach up to 85MB/sec, and AMP says that these new drives offer 25% faster read... Read more...
AMD may have seemingly taken a back seat to Intel, in terms of the desktop processor performance crown but you can be sure they plan a whole lot of catch-up in the race for the future platform evolutions that will meld general purpose compute architectures with specialized core engines.  A few weeks ago, we told you about AMD's plans to position their corporate brand around their upcoming Fusion architecture and now it appears AMD has also launched a Fusion site with a myriad of multi-media content offerings, including images, video and this white paper.  In various bits of collateral, AMD speaks of the Fusion architecutre as not only the integration of traditional general-purpose multi-core... Read more...
Who will be the Champion of the GO OC 2008-Visit the GO OC website to make your prediction, and get the chance to win some GO OC loot of your own- Taipei, Taiwan, September 19, 2008 – GIGABYTE's first annual overclocking competition, the GIGABYTE Open Overclocking Championship (GO OC 2008) is set to begin. A total of 50 of the world?s top overclockers will fly to Taiwan to join the competition and fight for the title of GIGABYTE GO OC Overclocking Champion.The GIGABYTE Open Overclocking Championship (GO OC 2008) will be held on September 25th, 2008, at the Grand Hyatt Hotel, Taipei, Taiwan. Can't join the event here in Taiwan? It's ok, GIGABYTE will have a live blogcast from the competition at... Read more...
According to retailer reports, an almost certain iPod line revamp is coming in September. That seems pretty likely, as Apple seems to favor September for iPod launches. At the same time, reports of actual iPod nano details have arisen. Mid-week reports arose of retailers such as Target showing current models of iPods as discontinued when scanned through their PDAs. Finally Lehman Brothers analyst Ben Reitzes restated his claim that the iPod Touch needs a repositioning (it clearly does, with the new subsidized iPhone 3G pricing): "We continue to believe Apple will need to reposition the iPod touch line in conjunction with its anticipated new product announcement in early to mid-September now that... Read more...
If there is any doubt that Solid State Drives (SSDs) are the next medium for laptop storage, then don't tell the folks over at Samsung. They probably won't have time to take your call anyway, because they're busy ramping up production of Samsung's 128GB SSDs in both 1.8-inch and 2.5-inch form factors. This is in addition to the 64GB SSDs that Samsung ramped up production on only a few days earlier. The Samsung SSDs use Multi-Level Cell (MLC) technology, which according to Wikipedia is:"MLC NAND flash is a flash memory technology using multiple levels per cell to allow more bits to be stored as opposed to SLC NAND flash technologies, which uses a single level per cell. Currently, most MLC NAND... Read more...
In anticipation of Intel-based Mac owners updating their Boot Camp partitions to Microsoft’s Windows XP SP3, which will officially be released on April 29, Apple yesterday made available for download update 2.1 of its Boot Camp utility. Apple claims that the 2.1 update must be installed before installing SP3: “This update addresses issues and improves compatibility with Microsoft Windows XP and Microsoft Windows Vista running on a Mac computer using Boot Camp. It is highly recommended for all Boot Camp users. Important: Installation of Boot Camp 2.1 is required before installing Windows XP ServicePack 3 (SP3).” Versions of the Boot Camp 2.1 update for 32-bit and 64-bit Vista were also available... Read more...
The revamped GeForce 8800 GTS 512, originally scheduled for 11/19, will be delayed until 12/11, according to sources from graphics card makers.  The new NVIDIA card will replace the 8800 GTS 640, and will have 128 of NVIDIA's Stream unified-shader pixel processors vs. 96 in the older 320 and 640 units.The new GeForce 8800GTS 512MB cards will replace the previous generation GeForce 8800GTS 640MB cards with a 65nm process GPU, supporting PCI Express 2.0, HDMI and PureVideo Gen2. The GPU will have 128 streaming processors, 970MHz GDDR3 memory frequency, 650MHz core frequency and a maximum TDP of 140W, according to the sources.The report goes on to say that the price range of GeForce 8800 GTS... Read more...
As many of you know, some of us on the HH Staff hail from one of the greatest cities on earth, Boston Massachusetts.  As such it give us great pride to congratulate the WORLD CHAMPION BOSTON RED SOX for their second World Series victory in 4 years! Boston Red Sox - World Series Champs Mike Bauman of MLB.com put it best... "The Boston Red Sox are the first team to win two World Series in the new millennium. They have won two World Series in the last four Octobers. And they currently possess an eight-game World Series winning streak. For baseball in the era of increased parity, this is about as close as the law allows one franchise to come to dominance. (True, the Yankees once... Read more...
The biggest news - no more 4GB iPhone.  The 8GB iPhone will now be $200 less, at $399.  Additionally, Apple revamped its entire iPod line, with a video nano, the iPod touch, and the iPod classic. The iPod nano now features a 2.0-inch display that features the same resolution as the previous-generation full-sized iPod: 320 x 240 pixels. "We've achieved this with a screen with the highest pixel density we've ever shipped: 204 ppi," explained Jobs. "And the screen is just gorgeous. We you see it you're going to really love it.""These new nanos have left our factories already. They shipped today, they're on planes, they should be in stores by this weekend," said Jobs. "'A little video for... Read more...
Electronics giant Sony  announced a new version of its Walkman today. But instead of Pet Shop Boys and Flock of Seagulls cassette mix tapes, this one plays digital media, including video. And Sony was sure to point out that the devices aren't tied to any particular media format, unlike *cough* Apple *cough* players. And to sort of drive the point home, Sony also announced they were ending their proprietary ATRAC audio format in North America and Europe. Why, it's like open platform heaven over there at Sony these days.  The Japanese company, one of the world's biggest electronics makers, said its NWZ-A810 and NWZ-S610 series of Walkman digital music players would be available in... Read more...
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