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HIS Unleashes the ATI Radeon HD 2900 Pro 512MB GDDR3 (LIMITED EDITION), Delivering the Ultimate Visual Experience — Graphics card unleashes the power of DirectX 10 for immersive high-definition gaming, and delivers exclusive HD multimedia features such as HDMI for high-fidelity audio and video, all at unbelievable price point — Hong Kong — Sep. 27, 2007 — HIS today launched the ATI Radeon HD 2900 Pro, a state-of-the-art discrete graphics card enabling high-definition gaming. The ATI Radeon HD 2900 Pro delivers The Ultimate Visual Experience through best in class immersive high-definition multimedia playback. Superior... Read more...
Not long ago, if you wanted to document that a photo was taken at certain time and place, you'd place or hold that day's local newspaper in the picture. But with today's photo manipulation software, nothing in a digital photo can be trusted much anymore. Now a French company, CodaSystem France SA, has demonstrated a system for the verification of of photographic information about the time and place a photograph was shot. And it all started because a contractor didn't show up to fix CodaSystem's founder's house, and he wanted to prove it. Shoot & Proof is intended for use on cell phones, said Frederic Vanholder, managing director, and it is running on about 600 handsets, thanks... Read more...
Ever wonder what the world of phishing is like?  Neither did we, but it is actually a bit more interesting than we expected according to a research scientist for Cloudmark, who spent a few weeks getting to know the phishing community.Not surprisingly, it seems most phishers actually get their tools from other phishers (shall we call these tools tackle?) rather than spending a lot o time developing the tools themselves.  This coincides with reports that we've brought you in the past about various types of malware/virus kits that are available in some seedy corners of the Internet."It basically puts high-level hacking tools … into the hands of almost any Internet user—including novices—providing... Read more...
The company whose name is virtually synonymous with on-line searches has been rumored to be interested in getting into the telecom business for quite a while now.  Apparently that rumor may be more fascinating than the truth: Google has a need for speed that only fiber optics can fufill:Google does have an abiding interest in bandwidth. Google's previous fiber optic cable purchases have been to connect its data centers and to "peer" with telecommunications companies. Google's peering arrangements help ensure that its traffic gets delivered in a timely manner to points where the network infrastructure can handle the load. Google's taste for fiber to date has been mainly to keep its data moving... Read more...
We’re writing to let you all know that we have just posted a new article here at HotHardware in which we evaluate the features, performance, and overclockability of the HIS Radeon HD 2600 Pro IceQ Turbo 512MB graphics card.  Like the other members of HIS’ IceQ Turbo family of graphics cards, this Radeon HD 2600 features an oversized, near silent cooler and it’s overclocked right out of the box.  Click the link below and see how it stacks up to a stock Radeon HD 2600 Pro and to a similarly priced GeForce 8600 GT...   HIS Radeon HD 2600 Pro IceQ Turbo 512MB... Read more...
If you have ever been in the market for a graphics card, you are undoubtedly familiar with the constantly changing graphics card market. About every 8-10 months, new GPUs are introduced by NVIDIA and ATI, and after their introduction, dozens of graphics cards built by their add in board partners come to market. Because these add in board partners all use the same graphics chips supplied by the two major graphics card companies, they have to use their marketing savvy to create extra value and incentive for consumers to buy their products. Over the years we’ve seen companies bundle the hottest new games, add new video connections, new cooling units, and even build their... Read more...
Phishing has become a very serious problem recently.  In fact, it has become so serious that new versions of leading browsers have anti-phishing technology built into them.  That doesn't mean that phishers are out of business.  No sir.In fact, it just means that they're trying to find new methods around new security measures.Phishers have actually devised not only a clever way around the issue, but a way to cast some doubt over the entire anti-phishing campaign in one audacious stroke: “Attackers could create a phishing site on the gmodules.com domain and then send that URL to victims. Because Google's gmodules.com domain is trusted by antiphishing filters, victims might then go to the phishing... Read more...
If your employer wanted to give his workers that cutting edge buzz, he'd buy you all an Apple iPhone, right? Maybe so, but businesspeople are in for a steep learning curve learning to use the iPhone touchscreen for entering text. Consulting firm User Centric  reports that people accustomed to the QWERTY keyboards on such business stalwarts as the Blackberry and the Treo take twice as long to type the same message on the iPhone. "The device (iPhone) itself has innovative and interesting technology, but that does not necessarily mean that the touchpad is innovative," Gavin Lew, general manager of User Centric told InformationWeek. "It's a feature for business users... Read more...
It's a mistake to assume that people that are smart about one thing --even a genius-- will have an intelligent outlook about other walks of life. I doubt Einstein would have made a great plumber.  But I'm not so sure about Steve Wozniak.  One of the founders of Apple, he's always got something interesting to say about very diverse subjects. And it might be because he has an intelligent approach to things, not a fixed set of ideas. He's now turned his attention to energy efficiency gains that might be possible in home construction. And as usual, his ideas are fascinating. The term "energy efficient" is rather vague. At some level it implies some form of conservation. I have great reservations... Read more...
As you may or may not know, AMD has recently announced the release date for Barcelona. Dubbed “the most anticipated premiere of 2007,” Barcelona will be released on September 10. Nevertheless, things are heating up at Bungie Studios as Halo 3 is poised for release. Bungie’s third game in the highly successful Halo trilogy is now officially the “most anticipated” game in history. In fact, pre-orders for the game have reached an unprecedented 1 million. Halo 3 might actually be in a position to overtake its predecessor, Halo 2, in record sales. Back in 2004, the release of Halo 2 saw an incredible sales figure of 2.4 million copies on the first day. “Some analysts have predicted that the Halo... Read more...
The smug factor with the iPhone is off the charts. I personally don't need a PDA I can yell into, so I don't have much of an opinion about it.  But it will be fun to see the reaction of the Apple fanatics to the announcement that the iPhone is susceptible to being taken over by hackers if you visit a malicious website or tap into a bad internet hotspot with it. I imagine it will be a kind of sticking of fingers in the ears and chanting la la la until Steve Jobs makes it go away, and then it will have never happened. The flaw applies not only to the iPhone, which was launched just three weeks ago, but also to Apple computers running Mac OS and the company's Safari Web browser, a version... Read more...
Do you have some extremely old hardware in your home or office?  Maybe you still have that 286 laying around someplace or perhaps a TRS-80?  As antiquated as these things might seem next to todays quad-core CPUs with gigabytes of memory, they’re nothing compared to the Meccano Differential Anaylser No. 2: “That machine was bought for £100 and came to New Zealand around 1950. Ironically, it was used to build the Benmore Hydro Dam and by the Department of Scientific and Industrial Research, to calculate rabbit populations. It then languished for years at Wellington Polytechnic before finding its way to the Museum of Transport and Technology in the 1970s, where it has been restored and is on display... Read more...
These numbers speak for themselves: "Over a period of two years, the hackers, still unknown, were able to download 45.7 million credit card numbers, with estimates in the Wall Street Journal article suggesting it might reach 200 million, spanning a period of more than four years. Clearly this is a big deal. Whether we shopped at these stores or not, we are all paying for this credit theft. Banks are having to reissue credit cards (this costs the banks), and investigators in eight countries are pursuing the use of these numbers (this diminishes the law enforcement available to fight other cybercrimes)." 45.7 MILLION.  That's simply mind-boggling.   What's even more boggling is the fact that... Read more...
Google CEO Eric Schmidt recently gave a speech about the future of Google to a crowd of surfers and texters.  The talk covered several topics from dealing with governments such as China to the future of Google.  Here's a snippet:   "Just weeks after Google announced iGoogle, a new name for its personalized home page with gadgets that tell Google about users for individualized service, Schmidt indicated Google would become much more personal in the future."You can imagine in 10 years, Google will say, "Good morning Eric! You're late already, but, Eric, you're always late."Friedman said the Internet makes it difficult for politicians to escape their mistakes, and few... Read more...
Among the many forms of highly desired but currently unavailable technology breakthroughs, workable e-paper ranks at the top of the list. Last year LG Phillps announced their development of A4 sized flexible electronic paper. This year, it's got a workable version in color. The 14.1-inch flexible color e-paper uses electronic ink from E Ink to produce a maximum of 4,096 colors. It can be viewed from a full 180 degrees, so that images always appear crisp, even when the display is bent, according to the LG.Philips. Like the black and white flexible display, the color version uses a substrate that arranges TFT on metal foil rather... Read more...
Warning: After reading the following story from ZDNet, you may never be able to watch funny flash videos on the web without worrying: "Cybercrooks who rig Web sites to break into PCs are getting better at hiding their malicious code, a security expert said Wednesday.  Increasingly the actual code, often JavaScript, used to attack PCs is hidden in Flash animations or scrambled so that anyone who examines the source of a page can't easily identify it, said Jose Nazario, a senior software engineer at Arbor Networks, in a presentation at the CanSecWest security confab here." It's really amazing to see just how clever some of these attacks are getting, and also a bit unnerving. Perhaps... Read more...
A computer tech working at the Alaska Department Of Revenue made a boo-boo. How big a mistake? How about erasing applicant information for an oil revenue fund with 38 billion dollars in it. For an encore, he reformatted the back-up drive, too.   Nine months worth of applicant information for the yearly payout from the Alaska Permanent Fund was gone: some 800,000 electronic images that had been painstakingly scanned into the system months earlier, the 2006 paper applications that people had either mailed in or filed over the counter, and supporting documentation such as birth certificates and proof of residence. And the only backup was the... Read more...
Just when you were wondering what you were going to plug into your new motherboard with its 20 USB ports, along comes a product from the likes of DisplayLink and Samsung with your answer: 5 USB monitors of course! "PALO ALTO, CALIF. - March 14, 2007 - DisplayLink Inc. today announced that Samsung, a world leader in computer displays, has chosen DisplayLink's USB graphics networking technology for its SyncMaster 940UX, the world's first display that delivers crisp, high-quality graphics across a USB 2.0 link The SyncMaster 940UX is a 19-inch display powered by the DisplayLink DL-120 chip, a network display chip that powers high-quality, fully interactive SXGA (1280x1024), 32-bit true-color... Read more...
Developer Toyspring recently updated "Arcade Reality" to version 1.1. Never heard of AR? Here's the lowdown: "Game objects are overlaid on the live camera view (this technology is called Augmented Reality). When you turn around, your motion is calculated based on what is seen by the camera and the game view gets updated accordingly." The game is very addictive and really ought to come with a warning that reads something like this: "Twirling about while giggling with delight as you zap aliens that only you can see may get you committed."... Read more...
The amount of information available to the consumer has exploded with the advent of the internet. Think of your attention span as capital. The coming battle is going to be to among content providers to always place exactly the appropriate content right in front of you. Read/WriteWeb explores this fantastic world we're moving into, where the pixel producers endlessly smooch the bums of the consumer. Otherwise, you're gone.  It is important to realize that the key ingredient in the attention game is relevancy. As long as a consumer sees relevant content, he/she is going to stick around - and that creates more opportunities to sell. Literally, the longer a user stays on a... Read more...
Profits up. Great. Sales skyrocketing. Terrific. Potential for huge international growth continues. That sounds good too. Customer ease of use growing. That sounds wonderful. Too bad we're talking about cybercrime: At the RSA Security Conference in San Francisco last week, RSA president Art Coviello told the audience that the market for stolen identities has reached $1 billion, according to IDC research, and that malware has risen by a factor of 10 in the last five years, according to the Yankee Group. "The fundamental issue is that we have a law enforcement model that's geographically based, but there's no geography on the Internet," says... Read more...
Today we've launched an analysis on two mid-range graphics cards from HIS based on the AMD-ATI Radeon X1650 XT graphics processor.     HIS Radeon X1650 XT IceQ Turbo and Radeon X1650 XT iSilence II... Read more...
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