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We have a couple of pieces of interesting information coming out of AMD this morning, one of them regarding AMD’s continued use of the ATI brand, the other about an inexpensive, active DisplayPort-to-DVI dongle that should make to cost of entry into multi-screen Eyefinity more palatable for budget conscious consumers. Over the last few weeks, you may have heard rumors about AMD no longer using the ATI brand. We can confirm that this is indeed going to be the case.  AMD will shed the ATI brand name soon but it is not happening immediately and will have no effect on existing product. We were told by AMD that moving forward, with the eventual introduction of Fusion-based processors and... Read more...
It should be common sense that electronic devices can cause interference with other electronic devices (remember the old pacemaker / microwave problem?). After all, an earlier study about RFID tags interfering with medical devices has been released, and a new study released on Sunday shows that headphones might throw off pacemakers and implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICDs) when placed within an inch of the medical devices. The presentation, titled Electromagnetic Interference (EMI) of Implanted Cardiac Devices by MP3 Player Headphones was shown at the American Heart Association's annual scientific sessions in New Orleans on Sunday. It took a look at the possible interaction between the... Read more...
There's always quite a race to display things. Look at the ferocious competition and impressive innovation between the makers of plasma screens, LCD screens, rear-projection sets, you name it. I guess you can still buy Cathode Ray Tubes, too,  if you like technology from the last century. They all have their pluses and minuses, of course, but can you get one that has a picture up to 25 feet across diagonally but costs only $720?  Oh yes, how about if it weighed under 5 pounds? Toshiba says: consider our portable projector. “As an innovator in mobile computing technology, Toshiba has added the affordable TDP-SP1U to its lineup of award-winning projectors for consumers and business professionals... Read more...
During a summit with South Korean's president the reclusive leader of the DPRK, Kim Jong Il, described himself as an Internet Expert.  While the comment alone is certainly one of those things that will likely live on as a running joke after being taken out of context.  A certain Al Gore comment comes to mind.So what was the context?“The reclusive leader made the remark after South Korean President Roh Moo-hyun asked that South Korean companies operating at an industrial park in the North Korean city of Kaesong be allowed to use the Internet, Yonhap news agency reported, without citing any source. "I'm an Internet expert too. It's all right to wire the industrial zone only, but there... Read more...
Here comes a set of headphones that readily lets you know if your kids have raised the volume to an unsafe level (most likely this product will go over like a lead balloon with teens). The Guardian HA-31 headphones, by Hamilton Electronics, has red and green LEDs on the earcup. If you can't guess, red means "too loud". Hamilton Electronics, a leader in electronics for the education market since 1933, is now introducing The Guardian Wired Headphone with SLM (Sound Level Monitor) technology. The Guardian has green and red LED lights so parents can visually monitor listening levels. A green light indicates a safe listening volume and a red light indicates that the sound... Read more...
A new study shows the dangers of buying an iPod for people with pacemakers: "The portable music players caused pacemakers to malfunction in 50 percent of patients, according to the study by a Michigan high school senior that was expected to be presented Thursday at the Heart Rhythm Society's annual meeting, in Denver. The biggest concern is that pacemakers store the history of a heart's rhythms, said Jay Thaker, the Okemos High School student, who worked with several doctors on the research. "If a physician was to go back and look at that (history), the physician might think that the patient was having abnormal heart rhythms," he added." Holy unnecessary surgeries Batman!  That kind of device... Read more...
Just in case you're the type who likes to skip right to the news, we wanted to let you know we've got a new article live featuring Asus' take on the recently released GeForce 8800 GTS 320MB, the aptly named EN8800GTS/HTDP/320M. Unlike a few other 320MB GTS cards, the Asus EN8800GTS/HTDP/320M is not pre-overclocked from the factory. It does ship with a decent accessory bundle, however, that includes a couple of full version games. Asus also throws in a handful of proprietary applications and utilities in an attempt to further add value to their product. Head on over to the site and check it out... Read The Entire Article Right Here.... Read more...
OCZ Technology Expands into Peripherals and puts a Competitive Advantage at the Fingertips of Gamers with the Introduction of the Equalizer 2500 DPI Laser Mouse Sunnyvale, CA - February 14, 2007 - OCZ Technology Group, a worldwide leader in innovative, ultra high performance and high reliability memory and components, today unveiled their plans to introduce gaming peripherals, and offer the best gaming mouse on the market. The new OCZ Equalizer Laser Mouse is sure to excite today's demanding gamers with its unique features, high performance engine, and competitive edge. Designed to give gamers an extra edge, the Equalizer features quality ergonomics and advanced features so gamers can excel... Read more...
While NVIDIA is marching forward with its DirectX 10 capable GeForce 8800 series, ATI is still mum on their next generation graphics cards. Which is somewhat surprising, as one would think this time of year would be ideal for new product announcements. But while Vista is due for a broad release in January '07, games that fully exploit the features of DirectX 10 won't be commonplace for quite some time.  The rest of the market is still full of great material that is OpenGL or DirectX 9-based leaving the current line of ATI graphics cards as a viable options for all but the most demanding of enthusiasts. Today, we are going to evaluate two cards from ASUS built around ATI's... Read more...
XYZ has posted a review of Razer's latest foray into the PC audio market with the Barracuda HP-1 gaming headphone.  This headset is Razer's first attempt to stray form their traditional mouse input market.  The Barracuda is a stand alone computer headset designed with the audio enthusiast in mind using 8 discrete drivers to stream the highest quality audio to the gamer. Specifications: - Frequency Response: 1.50 Hz ~ 20 000Hz - Impedance, Front Speaker: 64ohm, Rear Speaker: 32ohm, Centre Speaker: 64ohm, Sub-Woofer: 8ohm - Total RMS Power Rating: 330m Watts - Cable Length: 2 meter - Connector plug: Razer HD-DAI Features: - Eight sonic drivers - Dedicated amplifier for... Read more...
Any gamer or audio enthusiast will tell you that Sennheiser makes some of the best headphones and audio equipment around. The Sennheiser HD 435 features a detachable, single-sided cable that has an integrated volume control. You can use this headset at home with a mini hi-fi system, on your PC, and even with portable players.Sennheiser is a name most are familiar with even if you don't own any of their products. I know I've seen more than my fair share of people recommending their headphones on various forums as well as countless positive reviews of Sennheiser products as well. Since I'm apparently one of the few people who doesn't own a pair of Sennheiser headphones of my own, I was eager to... Read more...
Here's something that's only for the hardest, or hardcore tweakers out there -- the HighSpeedPC Tech Station. Hardware-Review.Net has just posted a review of this cool product, that makes swapping out and testing hardware a snap. This is the kind of thing that makes working in the HH lab much easier as well."As a hardware reviewer, I evaluate new products and swap new components in and out of my test systems all the time. I don't know about you, but I hate having to swap motherboards and power supplies in ATX cases, unless they have removable motherboard trays. It just takes too long, especially when you're on a tight deadline to complete multiple reviews. I have always wanted a testing station... Read more...
Hardware Zone has posted an article in which they preview Sennheiser's 2006 line of consumer headphones. Given the amount of money enthusiasts spend on the latest graphics cards, processors, and sound cards to improve their overall gaming experience it seems easy to justify spending a few extra dollars on a quality set of headphones. For those looking for pure audio bliss and realism from a set of headphones, you'd be hard pressed to do better than Sennheiser for the price. Established in 1945 in Wedemark, Germany, Sennheiser focuses on microphone technology, RF-wireless and infrared sound transmission, headphone transducer technology, and most... Read more...
Penstarsys has published a review of the Icemat Audio Siberia Headphones. Given the success Icemat has had with their mousepad business, there seems to be a good chance that these headphones are a quality product. Let's just hope listening to music through these headphones sounds better than the product's name.Now I'll tell you what I really think of the Siberias. They are excellent and that's basically all I have to say. They are comfortable, have some unique styling (I walked over to Ace's Hardware a few days back and the guy working the counter said something to the effect of "What the hell are those? Oh, headphones, cool."), sound excellent on most any material you throw their way, and almost... Read more...
These things aren't cheap, but according to techFEAR, the SteelSeries SteelSound 5H Headphones are a nice set of heaphones. They're geared towards gamers, so you comfort and sound quality should be excellent for the $140-$100 asking price."Gamers' headphones require three things to compete: Long-term comfort, impeccable sound, and a quality microphone. The SteelSound 5H headphones may have addressed all three. Read on to find out."... Read more...
XClio GoodPower 500 watt PSU @ Xtreme Resources: "Between the amateur computer user, who will use any power supply unit provided in his pre-assembled system and the hardcore enthusiast who will purchase a power supply unit that costs more than his/her bed, there is another league of users who simply want a strong, good quality power supply unit which will not let them down and keep the system safe while it must not cost an arm and a leg. In the so called 'middle stream' market, there are many companies and many products to choose from. Yet a new product comes into that market from XClio ( Meridian) to grab a piece of the pie, the GoodPower 500W power supply unit. Boasting strong reliability,... Read more...
CrossFire! You'll get caught up in the... CrossFire! Yeah, I know some of you remember that game:) Today is different though, as it's ATI's CrossFire we're talking about. The reviews are in, and HotHardware's own Marco Chiappetta takes a look at ATI's answer to SLI. Check back later tonight for some CrossFire coverage in our news post. Thermaltake Bigwater SE Water Cooling Kit Review @ Tweaknews.net "Some time ago, Thermaltake entered this market with a complete system they called Bigwater. Recently, Thermaltake introduced their next generation successor to the Bigwater liquid cooling system. Dubbed the Bigwater SE (I assume this means Second Edition), Thermaltake has added/subtracted/changed... Read more...
Hey folks, I'm just here to drop off the news. Goodnight all! Intel Files Response To AMD Complaint   SANTA CLARA, Calif., Sept. 1, 2005 - Intel Corporation today filed its response to a lawsuit recently initiated by Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) regarding Intel's business practices. In the response, Intel refutes AMD's claims and states that its business practices are both fair and lawful. The Intel response explains that AMD's claims are factually incorrect and contradictory. In addition, AMD's complaint -- by attempting to impede Intel's ability to lower its prices -- would hurt consumers, not help them. "Innovation, investment, customer focus and great products have led to Intel's... Read more...
For those of you not watching football at the moment, I ask you to take a look below at our latest news offerings. I'm going to get straight to it since I'll be off shortly to watch my beloved Patriots battle the Pittsburgh Steelers. Enjoy! Gigabyte GA-81915P Duo Pro-A @ Club Overclocker "This board gives you the flexibility to keep your DDR and your AGP video card with the option to later upgrade to DDR2 and PCI Express. This sounds perfect for the person that wants to gradually upgrade their system. I know that upgrading your CPU and board can be a little expensive, but at least now you don't have to upgrade the RAM and the video card at the same time." LTB USB Pro 5.1 Headphone Set... Read more...
Hey folks, how is everyone doing tonight? I'm in a hurry at the moment, so please excuse my lack of conversation, and feast your eyes on the news below... Seasonic S12 500W Power Supply Video Review @ 3dGameMan "The Seasonic S12 500W Power Supply offers ample power for any current computer system on the market. It has plenty of leads for most motherboards which add versatility and longevity. One of the plus points of this particular product is the true power it provides in virtual silence. The extremely quiet 120mm fan included makes it a product for anyone interested in building a silent computer system. Watch the Video to find out more..." Razer Diamondback 1600dpi Gaming Mouse @... Read more...
Hey folks, there's little news in at the moment, but we do have some decent articles for the SuperPower XP02 Case, the NextStar 2 External 5.25" Enclosure, and a review for some apparently good overclocking ram(PDP Systems PC3200 XBLK). SuperPower XP02 Gaming Case Review @ 3DXtreme "Today 3DXtreme presents their latest review of a modded mid tower case by SuperPower. They are not one of the bigger names in computer cases, however the case we present today is definitely different than what you would normally see. Let's have a look at this case and see how well it rates." Vantec NexStar 2 External 5.25" Enclosure @ Techniz "With the Vantec NexStar 2 External 5.25"... Read more...
Good Evening Folks!  BW here to let you all know that we've just posted a new review of PDP Systems' PDC22G4200+XBLK 2GB DDR2 memory kit. We overclocked these bad boys, and compared them to some other DDR2 modules from Corsair and PQI. Click here and check 'em out...... Read more...
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