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Intel Capital, PIPEX Create Broadband Wireless Company In The UK Companies Form PIPEX Wireless to Deploy Wireless Broadband Services Based on WiMAX Technology LONDON, April 3, 2006 – Intel Capital, Intel's venture capital investment organization, and PIPEX Communications PLC, a major United Kingdom-based telecommunications provider, announced today that they have jointly formed PIPEX Wireless, a wireless operator which will provide broadband services in major metropolitan areas. These services are designed to meet the needs of consumers, enterprises and governments for wireless broadband, including citywide "hotspot" wireless access. Intel Capital is investing US$25 million in the new company.... Read more...
First we get windows on our computer cases, now we can get them on our hard drives too. Yeah it's nice, but not as nice as NCQ support, higher density platters, and a 150GB of space, all of which are features of Western Digital's new Raptor X."The performance results pretty much speak for themselves as we mentioned during the various benchmark summary pages. The new Western Digital Raptor X is the fastest hard drive we have ever tested at PC Perspective, and I see no reason why this shouldn't be the hard drive to own for the foreseeable future. Even though the burst rates weren't the highest we have seen due to the lack of a SATA 300 MB/s interface on it, the Raptor X showed far superior performance... Read more...
What happens when you take the already fast WD Raptor 74GB hard drive, double the capacity and cache, add NCQ support, and throw in some performance enhancing RAID specific features? You get the new Raptor X, that's what. We took a look at this drive a few weeks back and loved it. Today, T-Break gives everyone their take."Western Digital officially won the heart of the enthusiast with their Raptor drives- they were the first non-SCSI hard drives that could spin at 10,000RPM and thus, produce some speedy results. It started with their 36GB version which was followed by the 74GB version and today, WD doubles that storage again to 150GB. However, doubling the storage capacity isn't the only thing... Read more...
SiS Supports AMD Digital Media Vision With Advanced Chipsets For "AMD LIVE!™" Consumer Brand February 14th, 2006 – Taipei – Silicon Integrated Systems (SiS) announced today the development of SiS chipsets in cooperation with AMD to support AMD LIVE!™ branded, full-featured consumer multimedia desktop and notebook PCs expected to be delivered in mid-2006. The chipsets will provide support for AMD LIVE!, helping deliver new home entertainment experiences to consumers for their digital lifestyle. The AMD LIVE! brand now extends to consumers and should help improve digital media PC performance and functionality, as well as changing the way digital entertainment integrates... Read more...
Taking quality photos in a low light setting can be difficult, especially if you're trying to take them in the middle of the night. It's possible though, and while you do need a decent camera for nighttime photos, there are a few tricks you can use to snap some quality shots. "Night photographs express a special something that cannot be seen in normal daytime photography. Whether it is a photograph of a moon and starlit sky over a windy deserted beach, the excitement of a downtown cityscape when the lights go on, or just a picture of you and some friends in front of a favorite hangout, nighttime photos, when done right, are sure to attract attention.... Read more...
So how do you make a fast drive even faster? Well, you can always start by adding more cache, larger capacity, and even throw in Native Command Queuing. These features have been added to Western Digital's Raptor series, which already sports an SATA interface, and a 10K-RPM spindle speed. The drive is the Raptor X, and tonight The Tech Report takes the new drive for a spin. "The Raptor X shares the WD1500's updated internals, and apart from the better view, it's identical to its enterprise-class counterpart. But how does it perform? We've cornered one in our labs and subjected it to an exhaustive set of synthetic and application tests to find... Read more...
Digital Communities Starter Kit Provides Comprehensive Mobile Government Solution That Transforms Communities SANTA CLARA, Calif., Feb. 6, 2006 – City governments can extend the reach of their employees to vital information, applications and processes for managing land use and community development activities with a new Land Management Starter Kit developed by members of the Digital Communities Initiative. The starter kit is comprised of software applications, "ruggedized" mobile computers and wireless networking products that enable workers in the field to access the same information and processes that they have in their offices. For example, building inspectors can increase productivity... Read more...
The noise over what to do about Digital Rights Management and how the idea should be approached is a battle that's been raging on for a while now. Public outcry was sparked last year when rootkit software was discovered on CDs produced by Sony, and really hasn't died down since. In their latest article, eCoustics discusses what DRM has become, and how it can possibly affect us 20-30 years down the road. "DRM has become a huge flashpoint for consumers because of one simple fact -- entertainment companies' fear of piracy. The music industry -- rattled by its bitter experience with peer-to-peer networks that allowed consumers to swap music across... Read more...
  Western Digital has earned themselves quite a reputation in the Computing Enthusiast market with their line of Raptor hard drives.  Originally targeted as "Enterprise class" SATA variants of what WD had historically brought to market for high-end SCSI server storage solutions, the 10K RPM Raptor was an overnight success for end user performance freaks, including many of us here at HotHardware.com.  WD's first iteration of the drive was a somewhat overly-svelte 36GB version that came outfitted with an 8MB cache.  And it was actually not what one would term a "native SATA" drive, with a Marvell PATA to SATA bridge chip handling calls for the drive's SATA... Read more...
AMD Unveils Digital Media Vision To Deliver Enhanced Entertainment Experiences AMD LIVE! professional brand extends to consumers with PC solution complementing devices already accepted and used today SUNNYVALE, Calif. -- January 4, 2006 -- AMD (NYSE: AMD) today unveiled its vision to apply the power and flexibility of the PC to enable enhanced digital entertainment experiences on all the screens in peoples' lives. As part of this vision, AMD plans to extend the professional AMD LIVE! brand to full-featured consumer multimedia desktop and notebook PCs expected to be delivered in mid-2006. True to AMD's customer-centric approach, AMD LIVE! is meant for innovative, complementary, industry-friendly... Read more...
asetek Inc. receives 4 million(EUR) in Venture Capital Broenderslev, Denmark – December 22, 2005 – asetek today announced the investment of 4 million(EUR) from Northzone Ventures, Vaekstfonden and a group of existing investors. asetek is the leader in high performance and next generation mainstream personal computer chip cooling sporting international brands such as VapoChill(R) and WaterChill™. "Through in-house research & development and acquisition asetek has built and patented an impressive product portfolio that addresses mainstream and specialized cooling demands in terms of performance, noise and assembly convenience, and due to significant innovations asetek... Read more...
Not as accurate, but certainly close, as Nature writes. The growing online phenomenon that is Wikipedia has nearly 4 million entries, with information on everything from world leaders to Pokemon. The site isn't without problems though, as anyone can edit entries, which has lead to some recent problems with the site's credibility. Still, the collection of information Wikipedia has to offer, and the lack of a price tag for the service, has made it a favorite research spot for millions of curios people. "The exercise revealed numerous errors in both encyclopaedias, but among 42 entries tested, the difference in accuracy was not particularly great:... Read more...
With the growing demand for larger storage space in a variety of devices, we've seen some great products float into our news box. Viperlair reviews the Corsair 2GB Secure Digital 133x, which should fill the space needs of most consumers.We added the Flash Voyager simply as a scale to help put the numbers in perspective. Flash media (in it's current state) will never be as fast as a flash drive, so what it boils down to today is how does Corsair fare against other "hi-speed" memory cards? Overall, very well from a performance aspect. The Sandisk Extreme III gave a close fight, but generally trailed the Corsair SD 133x by a small margin.Up until a few months ago, I was still using the 8MB and 16MB... Read more...
Some good news for those of you looking to pick up a Xbox 360... iPod compatibility(Thanks Blue!). Microsoft's latest toy should be able to use Apple's iPod as an alternative to game soundtracks. Don't expect to be using the songs you downloaded from iTunes however, DRM makes sure of that. Enjoy the news, goodnight all! Seagate Barracuda 7200.9 500 GB Hard Drive @ the GamePC Labs "Today at GamePC, we've taken a quick look at Seagate's new top of the line Serial ATA hard drive solution, the Barracuda 7200.9. Bursting at the seams in terms of storage capacity, the 7200.9 supports four 125 GB platters for 500 GB of storage space. This drive also features 16 MB of onboard cache and native Serial... Read more...
Well folks, tomorrow we will get to see what ATI's "20 years of innovation" has evolved into with the new Radeon X1000 series cards. Will it be able to keep up with Nvidia's 7800 series cards? Will it be faster? Will it be available at launch? Will you even be able to afford one? If you ask me, I'd say maybe, maybe, let's hope so, and I certainly can't! It's not long now, so stay tuned! Weldbond Feature @ ThinkComputers.org "I have used Weldbond on all my mods in one way or another, as an adhesive, as a coloring, as a special effect. I belong to many forums and when I mentioned that I used Weldbond in my worklogs, I was very surprised to see that 99% of people have never heard... Read more...
Hey folks, here's your early afternoon update. If your looking for someone(or something) that loves ROI talk, and dimly lit data centers, check out Sun Microsystem's new advertising campaign. While it may seem strange to some, we at HotHardware fully understand the twisted thoughts that come from hours without sleep while staring at a computer. Sun Fire X4100 (PDF File)   Seagate Momentus 5400.2 2.5" 120Gb Hard Drive @ Club Overclocker "Now with the Momentus 5400.2, Seagate brings the high performance of SATA to your laptop. Momentus is the industry's first notebook hard drive to combine a high-performance 5,400-rpm spindle speed with the low battery-consumption of a traditional... Read more...
Crucial Ballistix PC2-8000 (BL2KIT6464AA1005) Memory Modules @ Xbitlabs.com: "The memory chips used in Crucial Ballistix PC2-8000 memory modules are made by Micron, which is actually not at all surprising. Namely these are MT47H64M8BT-3:A chips. According to the specification, these memory chips are designed to work at 667MHz frequency with CL=5. How does Crucial manage to make these chips work at 50% higher frequency than their nominal value? The answer to this question is quite obvious: it is possible due to extremely high voltage." XFX 6800GT Review @ Gamepyre.com: "XFX has announced a new support plan for their 6800GT cards. Several companies like BFG, eVGA and now XFX have... Read more...
I challenge you to a duel! That folks, is AMD's new strategy against Intel. Today AMD has delivered a formal challenge to Intel, wanting a head to head match of each companies dual-core x86 server CPU's. Testing will be done in a public setting, and of course by a third party. That's if Intel accepts the challenge. We've received no reply from Intel yet, but we're hoping for one soon. AMD Challenges Intel To A Dual-Core Duel Live Shoot-Out to Focus on Server Workloads and Energy Consumption   SUNNYVALE, CA -- August 23, 2005 -- In the spirit of fair and open competition, AMD (NYSE:AMD) today issued a challenge to Intel to conduct a head-to-head competition of dual-core x86 server processors.... Read more...
Hey folks, I hope ya'll had a good weekend. I'm a little short on time, so I'll skip the chat and let you jump straight into the news. Enjoy! ASUS K8N-DL and Dual Opteron 252 @ LostCircuits "It still appears that one of the main problems AMD has been facing in the past, that is, great processors hampered by the lack of chipset support still rears its head, existing platforms are somewhat stale, bordering on obsolete technology. This is where nVidia's nForce4 Professional core logic aims to fill the void. Currently, less than a handful of boards are out there but we have secured one of them, namely the ASUS K8N-DL and run it through the paces. Several BIOS revisions later, we are still not... Read more...
Hitachi Deskstar 7K500 500GB SATA-II Hard Drive @ Bigbruin.com: "The Hitachi Deskstar 7K500 500GB SATA-II hard drive raises the bar for those who subscribe to the theory that bigger is better. When it comes to hard drives; more speed, more capacity, and more cache memory is always a good thing. This is the first drive to come across our test bench with SATA300 speed, and it provides the largest capacity (500GB) and most cache memory (16MB) that we have seen to date. Browse around... 500GB and 16MB are currently the best you will find in an internal hard drive, in these respective categories." NetGear WPN824 Wireless Router Review @ Designtechnica: "For most casual and demanding... Read more...
Hey folks, I hope your all having a good weekend. I'm just stopping in for a few minutes to update you on the news that's floating around this weekend... enjoy! C3 Expo 2005 Coverage @ XYZ Computing "It is conveniently (for me) located at the Javits Center in New York City so even though it mainly featured enterprise level hardware and services I figured I would stop by and see if I could dig up anything interesting. Some of the more interesting companies attending were Google, CMS Products, SilverStone, Pepper Pads, and NEC. In addition to the hardware their was lots of software, conferences, and keynote speakers." Nikon Coolpix S1 5MP Digital Camera @ Bytesector "It's slim, tiny,... Read more...
Asetek introduces - New WaterChill 12V pump system with integrated reservoir and USB/Software Control Panel The NEW WaterChill 12V DC pump system with integrated reservoir and USB/Software-based control unit is the first of its kind. Packed with features and design that ensure every consumer with the markets best usability and developed especially for water-cooling this 12V pump system utilizes the ultimate balance between flow, pressure and power consumption (heat dissipation) for maximum performance. Ensuring uncompromising reliability in water circulation and maximum performance the 12V low noise pump system is the perfect match for ANY water-cooling set-up – customized or included in... Read more...
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