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Intel, DIRECTV Poised to Connect PCs and TVs in U.S. INTEL DEVELOPER FORUM, San Francisco, Sept. 26, 2006 - Intel Corporation and DIRECTV, Inc., the nation's leading satellite television service provider, today unveiled details around the world's first digital set-top box with integrated digital media adapter (DMA) functionality verified to work with Intel(R) ViivTM technology. Through the integrated DMA, the DIRECTV digital set-top box will allow customers to access and enjoy their pictures and music on their TVs directly from Intel Viiv technology-based PCs.  READ MORE...  ... Read more...
Our buds at ZipZoomFly let us know that ATI Radeon X1950s have hit the store shelves. ATI branded cards are available for $499 and Connect3D's offering weighs in at $449.  Still no word of CrossFire versions but the transmission says "coming soon".   Go get you some... Great cards but you've gots ta have the budget.... Read more...
Asustek and Gigabyte, two of the largest motherboard makers in the world, recently announced that they will be joining forces to build a new company that will combine production of their motherboard and graphics card products. This comes after rumors that Gigabyte was in danger of being bought out by their competitor, Foxconn. InfoWorld speculates that while the deal will benefit the industry and keep Gigabyte from being swallowed by a take-over, it may result in less competition and higher prices for end consumers. "Despite lower raw material costs, the two companies will hold more market share and work more closely together. That's a big difference from the past, when motherboard makers... Read more...
Citing a study by ABI Research, Eric from Ars Technica postulates that Media Center PCs may be about ready for prime time. Personally, a true Media Center PC is high on my priority list once the wife and I are completely settled in the new home, but the relative complexity and annoying DRM measures taken by the content providers may be a big turn off to less tech-savvy consumers. "Before getting our first TiVo a couple of years ago, we were faced with a choice: either the world's best-known DVR or a media center PC. A home theater PC was attractive because of its versatility, but the thought of having a PC in the living room proved to be... Read more...
Corsair Raises the Bar for Ultra High Performance DDR2 Memory   -- Shipping immediately, the new NVIDIA SLI-Ready TWIN2X2048-8500C5 and the TWIN2X2048-6400C4 set new performance standards for the enthusiasts --     Fremont, CA (May 22, 2006) - Corsair Memory, the worldwide leader in design and manufacture of high performance memory, today announced broad availability of the world's first production DDR2-1066 and DDR2-800 low latency 2GB kits. The new TWIN2X2048-8500C5 and the TWIN2X2048-6400C4 are optimized for the upcoming NVIDIA nForce 590 chipset based motherboards and feature Enhanced Performance Profiles (EPP).   "During the collaborative phase of EPP development, we... Read more...
The first computer circuit to be built on a single molecule has been unveiled by researchers in the US. It was assembled on a single carbon nanotube; a standard component of any nanotechnologist's toolkit. The circuit is less than a fifth of the width of a human hair and can only be seen through electron microscope.... Read more...
ABIT Rises From The Ashes 21 March 2006 - Today, ABIT Computer Corporation and Universal Scientific Industrial Co. Ltd. (USI) completed the transfer of the ABIT motherboard brand and related intangible assets to a new joint venture company established by both ABIT and USI. The new company, registered as Universal ABIT Co., Ltd., will tender a consideration consisting of NT$350 million in cash, 20 million units of special shares, and 5 million units of warrants to purchase the above mentioned intangible assets of ABIT, including patents, trademarks, et-cetera. With the new partnership, ABIT receives a strong financial backing from which to continue its core business, and also eliminates the financial... 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...
Coming Sooner Than You Think: Intel Next–Generation Enterprise Platforms Architectural Innovation through Powerful and Energy–Efficient Multi–core Platforms NTEL DEVELOPER FORUM, San Francisco, March 7, 2006 – Pat Gelsinger, Intel senior vice president and general manager of the Digital Enterprise Group, today showed how Intel will deliver superior computing performance and energy efficiency this year while reducing the total cost of IT ownership. "2006 marks a year of transitions for Intel –– a transition to a new process technology and a powerful new microarchitecture, along with the delivery of new platforms solving tough problems for our customers," said... 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...
Sales have been strong for AMD CPUs in both the desktop and server market, and have made steady gains in the market. Their market share has risen close to four points in the fourth-quarter of 2005, bringing their total market share to 21.4 percent. "Basically, I think the fundamental difference between AMD today and AMD two years ago [when the company had a lower market share] is that it has competitive product offerings in every segment," said Dean McCarron, principal analyst at Mercury Research in Cave Creek, Ariz. "Because [AMD] has something to sell, they're selling it."... Read more...
An interesting article found it's way onto Slashdot, detailing a possible rise in P2P software use. With declining sales, the recording industry has tried everything from lawsuits to shady DRM software. Are these methods really effective in the long run? "While the behavior of these factors may result in a minor decline or stagnation, the overall trend has been unprecedented growth. Indeed, the month of November 2005 represents one of the strongest months yet with a total of 9,465,000 total connected users - third only to August and July with 9,620,000 and 9,496,000 total connected users."... Read more...
Hey folks, I'm here to drop off your Sunday news post. Enjoy :) AMD X2 4200+ and 4800+ @ 3DAvenue "Gone are the days where a SMP system requires you to buy two (usually identical) processors, each with their own cooling requirements. Dual Core eliminates this by simply living up to its name - one processor has two physical cores rather than one, and while at the present time a X2 processor from AMD does indeed seem to cost twice as much as a standard Athlon64 of similar single core power, in due time the fact Dual Core eliminates the need to use two sets of pin configurations and other processor material will drive SMP system costs down even further." Comparing Dual Core Efficiencies... Read more...
Hey everyone :) Following up on Matt Clement's injury, he seems to be ok. The video still makes me cringe though. Anyway, enough of the sports world. ASUS has sent us a press release and some pictures of GeForce 6600GT equipped with their SilentCool VGA cooling technology. It may be big, but when your looking for absolute silence, size is of little concern. Enjoy! ASUS Launches Silent and Effective Thermal Solution for Latest Graphics Cards SilentCool Technology Offers Fanless Design to Deliver High-Performance Cooling at 0dB   Taipei, Taiwan; July 25, 2005 - ASUSTeK Computer Inc. (ASUS), a leading provider of graphics solutions, today introduced SilentCool Technology, a fan-less, noiseless... Read more...
Good morning everyone, how are you doing?  It has been a few days since I have touched the front page, let alone been home.  I can honestly say that the past week has been the busiest in my entire life.  The new position which I took at my day job required me to do a lot of media interaction this week, so I have been running all over the local area talking to newspapers and was featured on a fairly major TV show.  Thankfully our "hard-launch" has wrapped up and my schedule is back to normal.  I will surely miss that 13+ hour work days though............ ;)  Enermax Noisetaker EG475AX 475 Watt PSU @ SystemCooling "It is safe to say that the EG475AX is one of... Read more...
Good morning friends, I hope you survived the night :)  Myself, I kicked back for a little while and watch Scary Movie 3.  I found the last two movies of the series mildly funny; however, I won't be recommending this one to anyone.  If you haven't seen it, and are set on renting it, the pre-title sequence is the best part... ;) Mushkin Enhanced 1 GB PC4000 DDR Memory @ Systemcooling "Today we are going to look at some RAM from some people who have been providing memory to the enthusiast crowd for quite some time, Mushkin. When given the opportunity to look at their latest offering, a Dual Pack of PC4000 DDR, it took all of about 3 seconds to say you bet! I was familiar with... Read more...
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