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In the final analysis of our AMD Radeon HD 7790 review, which launched last week, we mentioned that the mainstream GPU landscape would likely change again by the time the 7790 was actually available on store shelves. Although we posted a full review of the card on March 22, they aren’t slated to go on sale until April 2. Today we're making it clear why we made that statement about the changing GPU landscape. To counter the just-announced Radeon HD 7790, NVIDIA is already launching a new card of its own, which is somewhat of a cross between the GeForce GTX 650 Ti and GeForce GTX 660. The new GeForce GTX 650 Ti BOOST that we’ll be showing you here today takes the CUDA core and texture... Read more...
In the final analysis of our AMD Radeon HD 7790 review, which launched last week, we mentioned that the mainstream GPU landscape would likely change again by the time the 7790 was actually available on store shelves. Although we posted a full review of the card on March 22, they aren’t slated to go on sale until April 2. Today we're making it clear why we made that statement about the changing GPU landscape. To counter the just-announced Radeon HD 7790, NVIDIA is already launching a new card of its own, which is somewhat of a cross between the GeForce GTX 650 Ti and GeForce GTX 660. The new GeForce GTX 650 Ti BOOST that we’ll be showing you here today takes the CUDA core and... Read more...
It's a subtle movement, but an important one. Americans are slowly but surely growing tired of the same 'ole politics involving conventional two-year mobile contracts. New flagship phones are hitting the market every six months, but users have to wait 24 months for a discount. And, of course, getting out early results in major sticker shock. Hence, the rebooting of the prepaid / off-contract franchise. What was once small business is now raking in far more customers, and all the while, both the handsets and technologies are improving. Boost Mobile has been offering no-contract wireless to U.S. residents for years now, and Virgin Mobile much the same. Now, the two are taking a major leap forward... Read more...
Boost Mobile created quite the stir in the mobile phone industry when it announced its $50 Unlimited Everything Plan back in January 2009. Now, the company is shaking things up again, this time by offering the Motorola i1 Android-powered smartphone to prepaid customers. This phone is the carrier's first walkie-talkie enabled touchscreen phone powered by Android. This phone has plenty of features too, including a 5MP camera, 3.1-inch HVGA display, and GPS. The phone is available at Boost Mobile Exclusive Retail Stores, Best Buy and Best Buy Mobile standalone stores. Boost Mobile Brings Android to Prepaid with Launch of Motorola i1 National distribution at Boost Mobile Exclusive Retail Stores,... Read more...
It appears Boost Mobile’s new $50 unlimited everything plan has become a victim of its own success. Customers using the prepaid wireless service owned by Sprint Nextel have been experiencing delays in receiving text messages lately. According to reports, customers and dealers have complained that text messages often arrive hours late, sometimes in the middle of the night. One customer complained to an AP reporter saying, "I got five text messages at 4 o'clock in the morning that I sent myself nine hours before." A Boost representative has acknowledged the problem and said the text delays have lasted anywhere from a few minutes to a few hours. The problems have been an issue since March. Most... Read more...
Kingston Technology Company, Inc., the independent world leader in memory products, today announced it is shipping its high-capacity 64GB DataTraveler® 150 (DT150) USB Flash drive. DT150 offers the largest capacity in Kingston’s entire line of DataTraveler USB drives and allows users the room and flexibility to backup important hard drive contents, and transport and share complete collections of music, videos, photos and documents in one convenient device.“The new 64GB DataTraveler 150 takes transportable storage to the next level with big capacity in a small package,” said Jaja Lin, Flash business development manager, Kingston®. “As file sizes increase with digital media content such... Read more...
Hawking Technologies Introduces The First Wireless-300N Range Extender Compatible With All 802.11 b/g/n Access Points And Routers HWREN1: Double the Effective Distance of your Wireless 802.11b/g/n Network and Eliminate Wireless Dead Zones IRVINE, CA – Hawking Technologies, Inc., a leading developer of innovative wired and wireless networking solutions for home, workgroup, and corporate users, announced today that it has begun shipping the Hi-Gain Wireless-300N Range Extender. The new, high performance Wireless-300N Range Extender expands Hawking’s award-winning line of Hi-Gain WiFi Range Extending products, which allow users to effectively increase the distance and performance of their wireless... Read more...
Super Talent MasterDrive SSD Gets a Performance Boost Notebook SSD Line Now Supports Dramatically Faster Write Speeds San Jose, California – July 22, 2008 – Super Talent Technology, a leading manufacturer of Flash storage solutions and DRAM memory modules, today announced that the company has dramatically improved the write speeds of its MasterDrive DX, MasterDrive KX and MasterDrive MX solid state drives (SSDs). These three series of SSDs already boast exceptionally fast read speeds of up to 120 MB/sec. But, fast write speeds are important in applications such as video editing and encoding, image processing, compressing and extracting files, installing applications and copying files to the drive.... Read more...
The on-again/off-again Microsoft/Yahoo! deal is on again - maybe. There's something about being a co-founder of a business that affects how you think. Jerry Yang is a co-founder and the CEO of Yahoo! and he seems to be laboring under the mis-impression that "co-founder" still means "owner." If you want to own a business, you shouldn't make it into a corporation and sell shares. The shareholders that really own Yahoo! are very receptive to Microsoft's latest overture to at least make a deal for Yahoo's search function and some other assets. And they're safeguarding their interest by sending minders along with Jerry Yang to the meetings. But this time, according to several investors, Yahoo is making... Read more...
Two days ago we reported on Intel's alleged shortage of Atom processors. When we contacted Intel to confirm the story, an Intel spokesperson refused to comment. Perhaps we had the wrong person on the wrong day, because it would appear that today Intel is coming clean about the Atom shortage with Computerworld: "The new chip, code-named Diamondville, won't be officially released until June, but Intel Corp. has already been inundated with demands for early shipments, said company spokesman Bill Calder. He added that several PC makers plan to announce in June that they're working on Diamondville-based products. Many of the products announced in June should ship in the third and fourth quarters of... Read more...
The words "game software" in a subject always catches our attention.  In this case researchers are trying to teach guards how to randomize their search routes, to better patrol airports.Guards are usually told to patrol in a random fashion but, being human, they tend to form habits that patient criminals can exploit. To help make their rounds less predictable, Paruchuri and colleagues created software based on game theory that simulates various random paths that a guard could take around Los Angeles International airport (LAX), and also how criminals might react. Potential rewards, such as catching more criminals, and costs, such as a terrorist explosion, are evaluated for each path.... Read more...
Don't get your hopes up --- you'll still be jealous of the broadband speeds in other countries. Despite what many think, the Internet2 is not going to be the second-generation Internet. Rather, the Internet 2 is limited to currently 207 connected universities that use it to quickly exchange data and perform research.Until recently, the Internet2 had a theoretical limit of 10 gigabits per second, which is thousands of times faster than standard home broadband connections. By sending data using 10 different colors, or wavelengths, of light over a single cable, operators are boosting the network's capacity to 100 Gbps. That means a high-quality version of the movie "The Matrix" could be sent in... Read more...
The good news is that a new technique involving lasers may speed traditional magnetic hard drives up by as much as 100 times!The bad news is that we might have to wait a decade to even see a prototype.  Hopefully some heavy hitter in the storage arena will see the promise in this technology and put it on the R & D fast track. “This optically induced, ultrafast magnetization reversal, he says, was previously believed impossible, and it is the combined result of femtosecond laser heating of the magnetic system to just below the Curie point, and circularly polarized light simultaneously acting as a magnetic field. Similar effects have previously been used in magneto-optical storage devices,... Read more...
Multitude Of Innovations Boost New Intel-Based Laptops NEW YORK and SAN FRANCISCO, May 9, 2007 – Faster processors and chipsets. Great-looking video and graphics. Stronger and faster wireless signals. Better security and manageability. Designed for energy efficiency to enable great battery life. An option to turbo-speed boot time and software application loading.Intel Corporation today announced a host of new technologies, including faster Intel® Core™2 Duo processors, for its latest-generation Intel® Centrino® processor technology used in notebook PCs for consumers and businesses. More than 230 Intel Centrino Duo and Intel Centrino Pro processor... Read more...
OCZ Technology Unleashes the VBoost USB 2.0 Flash Drive Family Designed for Windows Vista ReadyBoost Sunnyvale, CA—April 30, 2007—OCZ Technology Group, a worldwide leader in innovative, ultra-high performance and high reliability memory, today announced an exciting new addition to its award-winning lineup of flash drives. VBoost USB 2.0 Flash Drives are optimized for Windows® Vista™ ReadyBoost™. Vista ReadyBoost enables the OCZ VBoost to double as supplemental cache memory for faster retrieval and storage of system data and applications. By providing an instant supply of additional memory, this drive is a cost-effective alternative to expensive RAM upgrades. "OCZ... Read more...
If you're running Windows Vista, or thinking about it, then you might know what ReadyBoost is. If you don't, it's essentially a way to cache some of the system page file to a USB drive.  The result is typically better performance on machines with limited memory.  The only problem is that it requires a USB 2.0 port. That means it's external; and therefore subject to being disconnected when whiskers thinks it's a fun toy.  It also makes it one more thing to drag along to a LAN party.   While some might wonder why fate can be so cruel, along comes InnoDisk with an innovative solution: an internal USB drive. Yes, that's right; it resides inside your... Read more...
A clean, stable supply of power is paramount to a stable system, especially when overclocking, or otherwise tweaking for higher-performance. To that end, a new-name in the enthusiast space has introduced a couple of products designed to filter and smooth the power generated by a system's PSU.  MadShrimps has thoroughly evaluated Clever Power's VGA Booster and CPU Stabilizer, and has their opinion posted right here. While the merits of the product can be debated, it's definitely cool to see that many capacitors soldered onto one PCB. "Clever Power isn't a name on the tip of every PC-Enthusiast's tongue, but it may be soon. We look at two unique products from this company which... Read more...
NVIDIA Professional Graphics Boost High-End Visual Computing in Latest Sun Ultra 40 Workstations NVIDIA Quadro FX Graphics Deliver Powerful Features and Performance for Advanced Graphics SANTA CLARA, CA - NVIDIA Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA), the worldwide leader in programmable graphics processor technologies, today announced an array of NVIDIA Quadro FX graphics are now available in the high-performance 64-bit Sun Ultra 40 workstations. Prominent in the film and broadcast, digital content creation, oil and gas, geosciences, mechanical computer-aided design (CAD) and medical imaging industries, Sun Ultra 40 workstations deliver record-setting performance in many industry benchmarks and offer ultra-fast... Read more...
Intel Boosts Energy Efficient Performance With First Dual-Core Low-Voltage Intel Xeon Processor HILLSBORO, Ore., March 14, 2006 – Intel Corporation is outfitting server, storage and telecommunications equipment makers with a new ingredient for squeezing more performance out of space– and power–constrained environments. It is the first low–voltage Intel(R) Xeon(R) processor to combine dual–core technology with Intel's innovative power management capabilities, helping to boost energy–efficient price/performance with up to two to four times the performance–per–watt of previous Intel Xeon processors and platforms.** The historical need for raw computing... Read more...
Good morning everyone and welcome to your latest installment of hardware news at HH.  There's some pretty impressive hardware on tap this AM.  First we have the Soltek SL-K890Pro-939, followed by an ATI X850XT, which we also reviewed here.  Wrapping things up is an interesting DDR booster from OCZ and a sweet 30" HDTV.  Let's get started, there's a lot to cover. Soltek SL-K890Pro-939 Review @ Ninjalane: "Throughout the review process the general impression of this board has been very favorable. Soltek has made quite a few improvements with the SL-K890Pro-939 that compliment the new chipset and make the motherboard very enthusiast friendly." OCZ's DDR Booster... Read more...
To be honest, after watching the Patriots loose tonight, I'm at a loss for words. I do have to clap for Miami though, since it's amazing they still have that kind of fight left in them with their record. You can't win them all I guess. DFI Lanparty 875-T LGA 775 Motherboard @ hardCOREware "Enter DFI's Lanparty 875-T. It takes the latest CPU socket platform and mates it to the mature 875P chipset. It won't win any Gigabit Ethernet races, but you just wait and see how it performs with the tighter timings of DDR memory, and killer overclocking ability." Danger Den TDX Waterblock Review @ OCModShop "Instead of using their traditional maze flow design Danger Den has made something completely... Read more...
Good evening friends, welcome back to HH :)  With some new products rolling into the Canadian portion of the labs, this News Jockey will surely be a busy for the next little while. However, just because I live a busy life doesn't mean that I don't like to kick back with a cold beverage and a good read.  Oh my, would you look at that, there just so happens to be a bottle of "cold beverage" right here... Oh, and look over there, some news.  I guess this is a sign that it is time for the HH nightcap... ;)  ATi Drivers & Linux @ HardOCP.com "ATI's Proprietary drivers are not Red Hat specific, they are currently packaged in RPMs for convenience for dominant market... Read more...
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