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The world's largest electronics firms have decided to use Bluetooth wireless technology to send high quality video between devices in the home, two industry associations said on Tuesday. The decision is expected to determine how hundreds of millions of televisions, video recorders and personal computers will be connected without wires by the turn of the decade. Until now, the global electronics industry has been struggling to choose a single wireless connection that is fast enough to connect a new generation of digital devices.... Read more...
SteelCloud Announces New Server Technology HERNDON, Va., March 28 -- SteelCloud, Inc. a leading supplier of turnkey appliance servers, network security and infrastructure solutions, and professional IT services today announced it is expanding its rack-mounted and blade server lines to include the new Dual-Core Intel(R) Xeon(TM) processor LV, code-named "Sossaman." The new processor is built on Intel's 65 nanometer technology and only dissipates 31 watts -- a 70% decrease over previous generations. The new servers are targeted for organizations seeking deployments requiring high compute density, better performance per watt and lower operating costs. READ MORE...... Read more...
Thermaltake releases the world's first patent design power supply for the high-performance graphics cards NVIDIA and ATI are pushing their video cards faster while Intel and AMD are quickly switching to multi-core processors. Consumers are often left confused regarding the choice of the vast amount of power supplies in the market. Thermaltake Technology's innovational spirits have developed the world's first patent design power supply unit that is dedicated towards the high-performance graphic cards today. Due to the high demand of the 12V rail as specified by NVIDIA and ATI, the Power Express 250W dedicated graphic card power supply is born. The power supply effectively assists... Read more...
AGEIA Brings First Dedicated Physics Processor To Market; Launches New Age in Interactive Gaming AGEIA's PhysX Processor Available Now in Select Dell, Alienware and Falcon Northwest Gaming Systems; Games Coming From More Than 60 Leading Software Developers and Publishers MOUNTAIN VIEW and SAN JOSE, Calif. – March 22, 2006 – AGEIA Technologies, Inc., the pioneer in hardware-accelerated physics for games, today announced the availability of its PhysX processor, the first physics processing unit (PPU) designed to power pervasive real-time physics in PC gaming. With immediate availability from the world's leading gaming system and personal computer manufacturers Alienware, Dell, and Falcon... Read more...
The guys at IGN have posted an intriguing article about the evolution of portable gaming units, from its early beginnings to what it has morphed into today.The gaming industry continues to gain speed, and we as a community are entering into yet another generation. We continue the progression from system to system, technology to technology, and innovation to innovation. No matter what console may be hitting shelves soon, there is already another in the future for us to look forward to. This industry has yet to be stagnant since its birth over two decades ago. When looking at the industry that publishers, developers and consumers have created, one can't help but be amazed. Gaming is a worldwide... Read more...
ATI Introduces FireGL V7350, the Workstation Industry's First One Gigabyte Graphics Accelerator ATI captures the performance crown with an ultra high-end 3D card designed for CAD, DCC and imaging professionals who work with massive datasets MARKHAM, Ontario--(BUSINESS WIRE)--March 20, 2006-- ATI Technologies Inc. (TSX:ATY)(NASDAQ:ATYT) today announced the industry's first one gigabyte (1GB) workstation graphics accelerator, the ATI FireGL V7350, and also a 512 megabyte configuration, the FireGL V7300. Featuring an extremely powerful ultra-threaded parallel processing GPU, and ATI's industry leading Avivo video and display technology, these new ultra high-end graphics cards further extend ATI's... Read more...
Network media players have been making huge waves in the mainstream community, and ThinkCE.net got their hands on a slick little player called the Slim Devices Squeezebox. This handy little device allows you enjoy music from the comfort of your living room, even when your computer is off!Media, over the past few years all different types have been flooding our lives, from music to video we see it everyday. There are services to download music and video now. We have MP3 players and media players. This past year we have seen the introduction of network media players. These players are very big and most of them do not support wireless networks. Well today we are going to take a look at a network... Read more...
ATI Announces New Price-Performance Leader: Radeon(R) X1800 GTO Featuring Advanced Gaming Performance at an Exceptional Value MARKHAM, Ontario – March 9, 2006 – ATI Technologies Inc. (TSX: ATY, NASDAQ: ATYT) today announced the newest family member of the Radeon(R) X1800 series, the Radeon(R) X1800 GTO. Available from ATI's add-in-board partners by the end of the month at a suggested retail price of $249, the Radeon X1800 GTO delivers outstanding gaming performance that will dominate other graphics options in its price class. With simultaneous support of high definition rendering (HDR) and anti-aliasing (AA)—functionality unique to ATI—the Radeon X1800 GTO is the ideal... Read more...
It appears they will. As X-Bit labs writes, ATI is planning some pretty serious price cuts for their X1x00 series cards. The Radeon X1900 XTX will retail for around $549, and the X1900 XT being brought down to $479. Just in time for Nvidia's GeForce 7900 products."The Markham, Ontario-based GPU supplier is projected to announce price slash on the Radeon X1900-, X1800-, X1600 and X1300-series products shortly, according to sources familiar with the plans of the graphics giant. The decrease of the prices will help ATI to more efficiently compete against Nvidia Corp.'s new products which release will spur lowering the prices across-the-board."... Read more...
OCZ Technology Introduces Enhanced Latency PC-3200 Platinum XTC Modules Sunnyvale, CA—March 2, 2006 - OCZ Technology Group, a worldwide leader in innovative ultra-high performance and high reliability memory, today announced the release of PC-3200 Platinum 1024MB XTC and PC-3200 Platinum Revision 2 XTC. The launch of the new series will meet the needs of today's high-end system builders, gamers and enthusiasts who seek high performance DDR400 memory solutions. The PC-3200 Platinum XTC will be available in 1024MB (1GB) modules and 2GB (2x1024MB) dual channel kits with exceptional CL timings of 2-3-2-5. The PC-3200 Platinum Revision 2 XTC will be available in a 1GB (2x512MB) dual channel... Read more...
Corsair Announces Committed RAM Allocation from Infineon, and Continued Support for AMD Enthusiasts Using exclusively Infineon's Rev. C DDR SDRAM, Corsair's XMS-3500LL PRO 2GB kit ramps up to deliver ultra-low latency performance Fremont, CA (March 1, 2006) – Corsair(R) Memory, Inc., a worldwide leader in high performance memory products, today announced broad availability of Infineon's Rev. C DDR SDRAM-based XMS-3500LL PRO 2GB kits. Known to have the best overclocking characteristics, the XMS 3500LL PRO modules using Infineon's Rev.C DDR SDRAM deliver more overclocking headroom and latency flexibility than any other RAM. Starting today, all of Corsair's XMS-3500LL PRO modules will be built... Read more...
OCZ Technology Announces New Ultra-Low Latency 2GB Dual Channel Kits   Sunnyvale, CA—February 27, 2006—OCZ Technology Group, a worldwide leader in innovative ultra-high performance and high reliability memory, today announced the release of the PC-4000 EL DDR Platinum XTC 1GB module and 2GB dual channel kit. The industry-leading OCZ Platinum series PC-4000 with 3-3-3-8 timings features extremely low latency for a 1GB capacity product, and is designed specifically to address the unique demands placed on PCs by enthusiasts and gamers. "Common knowledge still dictates that the benefits of increased system memory will be mitigated by introducing higher latencies," commented Dr. Michael... Read more...
Even if you're not interested in AMD's Opteron 165 and 180 Processors, the Tech Report's latest article is worth reading for Scott's sense of humor and writing style alone. Not only is there a ton of information and performance data here, but you're bound to chuckle a couple of times as well. "With the move to dual-core CPUs, though, the Opteron 100 series looks poised for success. After all, if you can get essentially two Opteron processors into a single-socket motherboard, you've got low-end server and workstation nirvana. To facilitate such things, AMD has sought to free the Opteron 100 series from prior constraints by moving some pins around... Read more...
VIA Announces VIA Vinyl VT1708 High Definition Audio Codec, Delivering Premium Performance Audio for the PC Building on the acclaimed audio excellence of VIA's Vinyl Audio solutions, the VIA VT1708 Codec is designed the deliver the Warmth of Sound for media-centric PCs Taipei, Taiwan, 22 February 2006 - VIA Technologies, Inc, a leading innovator and developer of silicon chip technologies and PC platform solutions, today announced the VIA Vinyl VT1708 High Definition (HD) Audio Codec with premium quality and features for expanding PC audio requirements. The HD Audio standard realizes the next step in fulfilling the needs of a new generation of PCs that are taking on increasingly complex communication... Read more...
Plextor announces 18X drive PLEXTOR SHIPS INDUSTRY'S FIRST 18X DVD±R BURNER Internal Drive Features 10X DVD+R Recording on Double-Layer 8.5 GB Discs FREMONT, Calif. - February 13, 2006 - Plextor(R) Corp., a leading developer and manufacturer of high-performance digital media equipment, today announced the PX-760A DVD±R/RW CD-R/RW drive. The multifunction internal drive is aimed at professionals and power PC users who require reliability, lightning-fast performance, and premium recording features. The PX-760A is a versatile DVD/CD burner that delivers state-of-the-art recording speeds of 18X DVD±R on certified 16X DVD±R media. Users can burn up to four hours of high-quality MPEG-2/DVD video on... Read more...
Tonight, X-Bit labs takes a sober look at the recent Nvidia/AEG scandal. With rumors flying around everywhere, it's time to take a look at some of the facts(or lack thereof) surrounding the issue. "In the beginning of week - on the best day for starting a scandal - Nvidia Corp. was accused in seeding shills into forums and communities to promote its products. The fans reportedly received free hardware and officially acted to "educate" users in the forums. We try to attempt to summarize all the information to find out whether advertising methods of hardware companies have reached the point of pretty unfaithful practices"... Read more...
Do previous iPod nano's have more space than you need, and cost more than you want to pay? To help those of you out, Apple is releasing a 1GB version of their popular iPod nano. As Digital Lifestyle Magazine reports, they're 1GB model should hold around 240 songs, and cost $150. "Depending on the size and length, the 1GB nano will be able to squeeze around 240 songs, while the 2GB and 4GB can hold 500 and a 1000 respectively. Aside from all that, the greatest feature of them all is the size. The nano while think as a pencil, is super light, kind of like jogging with a whole CD collection around you neck."... Read more...
DigiTimes is reporting that DDR2 contract prices have soared a painful 18% since the second half of January. Amidst tight capacity, major memory vendors are free to play with pricing. Unfortunately, with Intel already in the DDR2 camp and AMD looking to join that group shortly it appears as though memory prices could be a sore spot for consumers in the coming months. Let's hope that memory module vendors take it easy on us and don't pass these price hikes over in their entirety. Hynix raised its quotes 5-10% while Samsung, which did not disclose the price increase, stated that its price hike was "significant", according to company officials... Read more...
CES 2006 is over and done with, but the last bit of coverage is still being published. Tonight Desightechnica shares their experience with their Home Video Wrap-Up, covering the latest in display and disc technology. "The Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas was a tough show this year, with two large convention centers to cover, plus all of the manufacturers' suites in hotels. As always, it was a tiring but exciting show. As I noted in my most recent blog ("Post Partum CES"), the two major themes of the show were 1080p displays in all screen technologies and the looming next-generation optical disk format war. Will this format war play out... Read more...
That's right, a 250mm side panel fan. Madshrimps has a quick preview of what Aerocool has in store for us all, a fairly stylish case with some great cooling potential. Fortunately since the fan is so large, they can keep the RPMs down to reduce the noise, while still allowing for plenty of air to flow through. "A 250mm side panel is the eye catcher on this new case from Aerocool, it also features a 140mm intake fan and room for an additional 120mm outtake."... Read more...
PC Perspective has teamed with FileShack and has posted some video coverage of CES 2006. There are still the usual pictures and editorial comments we're accustomed to, though the videos certainly give those who have never attended CES a better idea of the total experience. Once you've seen the videos, be sure to see what our own Marco thought of CES in his photo report posted earlier today. To go along with the standard images taken of the various items at the CES booths, I brought along a Sony HDR-HC1 camcorder that records in 1080i HD video. The thinking on this new coverage option is that users might like to see the trade shows in their "live"... Read more...
As usual, the Las Vegas convention center, and a handful of the nearby ritzy hotels and restaurants, were overflowing with gear being showcased at this year's International Consumer Electronics Show, or CES.  There are a couple of other major electronics and technology-related trade shows that take place all around the world, like CeBIT and Computex, for example, but now that COMDEX is essentially dead, CES has become "the" show to attend in the United States if you want to catch a glimpse of the hottest electronics and PC gear. CES is always overloaded with the latest in consumer electronics, and a slew of accessories as well. Basically, if it's electronic or electronics related,... Read more...
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