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If your NVIDIA GeForce 6 or 7 series overclocking adventures haven't yielded the kind of results you had hoped, this guide on the AOA Forums may be of interest.  They outline the steps necessary to soft-mod the BIOS on many GeForce cards to increase the GPU's voltage using NiBiTor and nvFlash.  I've done this mod on a... Read more...
Well, they had the 39th annual Tokyo Auto Show the other day, and Toyota set hearts aflutter with their "i-swing" personal mobility concept car. Now, the skeptical among you might notice that the squarest of squares seem to think they can place a lower case " i " in front of anything and sell it to the skinny eyeglass... Read more...
Microsoft has released a series of new keyboard and mice solutions clearly aimed at Media Center and Vista. Starting off, the Wireless Entertainment Desktop 8000 is a rechargeable 2.4Ghz Bluetooth mouse/keyboard combination.  The keyboard features an ultra thin ergonomic design with backlit keys that are auto sensing.  As the user... Read more...
While you can't draw any conclusions based on a single, isolated instance like this, it is still interesting to see what happened to the underside of a Maxtor hard drive that seemed to have spontaneously combusted.  We're talking charbroiled here folks.  Actually, now that I look really close, it looks like something... Read more...
OCZ Technology Continues to Expand European Presence in Commitment to Global Marketplace Sunnyvale, CA - August 28th, 2006 - OCZ Technology Group, a worldwide leader in innovative, ultra-high performance and high reliability memory and power solutions, is proud to announce the expansion of its European headquarters in an effort to support... Read more...
In a somewhat controversial move, Microsoft will be including a new feature in its messaging services which will allow users to contact police with just a few clicks of the mouse. If you're a resident of the United Kingdom, the new "Report Abuse" icon will appear on your Windows Live Messenger or... Read more...
AMD EXPANDS CHINA OPERATIONS WITH OPENING OF NEW SHANGHAI RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CENTER - Largest AMD Center for Platform Innovation Outside the U.S. to Support Worldwide Customers and Technology Partners in the Design and Validation of Next-Generation AMD-powered Systems- SHANGHAI, CHINA - Aug. 22, 2006 - AMD (NYSE: AMD) today officially... Read more...
Ars Technica has published an article on the use and impact of consumer electronics in war zones by US soliders.  Not exactly hardware related, but interesting reading to say the least. "American servicemen have always brought along a piece of home to whevever they have served. In Afghanistan... Read more...
The GeForce 7900 GS is nothing new, but it hasn't been available in the retail market since its birth. According to HKEPC Hardware, Nvidia will be changing the situation by releasing the 7900 GS for around $179-$199. The GeForce 7900 GS is equipped with 20 Pixel Shader Pipeline, 7 Vertex Shader Engine, with a core speed of 450MHz,... Read more...
AMD'S 50X15 INITIATIVE EXPANDS EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES IN UGANDA - AMD shows power of the ecosystem approach; Teams with more than 15 organizations to narrow the digital divide in Africa - SUNNYVALE, Calif. - Aug. 4, 2006 - A consortium led by AMD (NYSE: AMD) today launched three digital inclusion programs in... Read more...
Reuters reports that market researcher TRU conducted a survey of 1,400 women aged 15 to 49 and found that women, when given the option, choose tech gadgets over traditional luxury items, such as jewelry. "The study found 77 percent of women surveyed would prefer a new plasma television to a diamond solitaire necklace and 56 percent would opt... Read more...
Bjorn3D takes on part 3 of the multi-site evaluation and analysis project dubbed the "Mult-GPU World Tour 2006".  Penstar Systems and bit-tech kicked it off last week and there are others to follow Bjorn's installment, including opposite sides of the table fan sites, NVNews and Rage3D.  So... Read more...
This week the BBC has written about what many have known for some time: the massive amount of graphical processing power Windows Vista will require. While it's not exactly as demanding as a game like Quake 4, Microsoft's new Aero Glass interface is like nothing Windows has seen before. "But the not so good news is that not everyone... Read more...
Talk about bad luck. Mowing the lawn and listening to some tunes on your iPod one second, struck by lightning the next.  This is exactly what happened to one unlucky teenager. And to make matters worse the guy has to shave his head now because all of the melted plastic stuck in his hair just isn't workin' for him.  Bummer.... Read more...
Corsair Expands Popular XMS PRO and XMS XPERT Product Families with New DDR2-800 Low Latency Offerings -- Shipping immediately, the new TWIN2X2048-6400C4PRO and TWIN2XP2048-6400C4 aim at enthusiasts who demand uncompromised performance with real-time memory activity indicators - Fremont, CA (June 27, 2006) - Corsair... Read more...
There are no benchmarks and almost no commentary other than a description of a few pictures, but the crew at TBreak is claiming they've got QuadSLI up and running on Intel's upcoming P965 chipset. Just in case you're wondering, this feat was the result of some driver "tweaks".  Don't expect NVIDIA to support... Read more...
Spanning over 500 stores across 24 states in the US, Wal*Mart's new program will help consumers get connected with Verizon's broadband DSL service. Wal*Mart's staff will be ready to handle sign-up procedures for costumers, and an easy to install DSL kit will be shipped soon after.... Read more...
While we mostly like to focus around computer related news, Nintendo's handheld DS system is a popular little device I'm sure many of you are fond of. Nintendo has recently released a redesigned version of the DS, dubbed the DS Lite, which retails for around $130. While there's nothing that would make current DS owners want... Read more...
The Tech Report has hosted a battle between five different flavors of Nvidia's GeForce 7600. With 12 pixel shader pipelines, 5 vertex shaders, and decent clock speeds, the GeForce 7600 series has been popular among the mainstream gamer crowd. The GT variant is faster than the GS of course, but which brand is for you?... Read more...
VIA Extends Licensing Agreement with ARM VIA licenses ARM9 family processors aimed for integration into next-generation communication and multimedia solutions Taipei, Taiwan and Cambridge, UK - 7 June 2006 - VIA Technologies, Inc, a leading innovator and developer of silicon chip technologies and PC platform solutions, and ARM [(LSE:ARM);... Read more...
Intel Expands Commitment To Multi-Billion Dollar NOR Flash Embedded Market Segments Intel Discloses Plans to Extend Embedded Product Family and Enters Serial Flash Memory Market Segment SANTA CLARA, Calif., June 6, 2006 - Intel Corporation today disclosed that it will expand its portfolio of NOR flash memory products... Read more...
nV News has just received a response from Havok concerning their interview with EPIC's Tim Sweeney at E3 and comments made regarding physics. With a strong physics API which can utilize a GPU for processing, Havok's method allows users to dedicate a portion of their graphics power to physics and eliminates the need for... Read more...
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