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A PS3 or an X-Box 360 is a great big powerful thing. But it's Nintendo's inexpensive Wii that seems to be capturing people's imaginations. Its simple, intuitive controller has already spawned all kinds of little hacks. But some of the more interesting uses of the controller aren't part of Nintendo's official game library. Within weeks of Wii's November launch, videos were making the rounds on YouTube showing the controller used to move a PC's mouse cursor, play Half-Life 2 and even control a music synthesizer and drum machine. Hackers quickly discovered that the controller was using standard Bluetooth signals for its wireless... Read more...
Kingston Technology First with Fastest 1.2 GHz Memory High Frequency PC9200, PC9600 HyperX Modules Take Performance Computing to New Levels. Fountain Valley, CA -- Kingston Technology Company, Inc., the independent world leader in memory products, today announced the immediate availability of 1.150 GHz and 1.200 GHz DDR2 HyperX memory modules. To the delight of gaming and computing enthusiasts worldwide, Kingston is first to bring 100% production tested PC9600 HyperX memory to market and is concurrently bringing new high frequency PC9200 modules to market. "Kingston HyperX memory is 100 percent production tested at full frequency specifications," said Mark Tekunoff, senior technology... Read more...
The folks at VR-Zone have posted a rumor that ATI is currently reworking the already delayed R600 GPU in an effort to minimize PCB size and get a better handle on thermals. Supposedly already at a staggering 12" in length, the original PCB layout is easily one of the longest graphics cards in history. The obvious goal here is to design a PCB which will be at least as "short" as the GeForce 8800 GTX, though there are some considerable design hurdles to overcome to do so. In addition, the team will be utilizing this time to further increase the efficiency and effectiveness of the heatsink assembly to keep the hot new GPU running cool. With the GeForce 8800 GTX... Read more...
On the heels of its announcement yesterday of adding Quad-Core Intel Chips to their lineup, Dell is now announcing systems based on the AMD Opteron processor. This looks like a major push from the PC manufacture to expand its line and offer a wide variety of solutions to fill a variety of market opportunities. Dell has announced two new PowerEdge servers that features: the PowerEdge 6950 and PowerEdge SC1435. The Dell PowerEdge 6950 is a four-socket server designed for demanding enterprise applications such as database, server consolidation, and virtualization, as well as migration efforts from legacy RISC-based systems. The PowerEdge SC1435... Read more...
DigiTimes reports that Gigabyte will be transferring its motherboard and graphics card division over to the new joint venture with ASUS called Gigabyte United Incorporated. From January 2007 on, the joint venture will avoid competition between the two Tier-I vendors and allow the joint venture to utilize the resources of each company. Despite the fact that the retail motherboard and graphics card business will be heading towards the joint venture, Gigabyte will remain a key ODM partner for outsourced graphics card and motherboard production. Gigabyte United will have permanent and exclusive licensed use of the Gigabyte brand and trademark... Read more...
S.T.A.L.K.E.R. Shadow of Chernobyl has been one of the most anticipated games out there since its announcement years ago. Facing constant delays to the point where some didn't expect the game to ever be released, the game appears to still be on track for a release early next year. A major reason for the delay stems from fact that the developers wanted to create a non scripted, completely random world. Dreams turned to reality as they realized such a feat was not possible, so they opted to blend the two worlds together, which should still make for an interesting game. "Anton Bolshakov: A-Life is a unique feature of our game. This is... Read more...
Fuad over at the Inquirer is digging around again and seems to have uncovered something of interest for those of you looking forward to NV's next gen DX10 product that is rumored, we-can-neither-confirm-nor-deny, to be around the corner soon. "NVIDIA told all of its partners that it simply won't allow the overclocking of G80 cards. It doesn't want another Geforce 7900 GT overclocking fiasco that caused a too high return rate for the cards." Not surprising really but doubtful perhaps.  You can characterize these chips all you want and put elaborate HSF solutions on them to mitigate heat but at the end of the day, you have no idea of knowing what it's going to do to the real... Read more...
Tired of not knowing exactly who you're not talking to? Wired News has an interesting read on the latest way to ignore people on purpose: Caller ID everywhere. Today, with his elseed TiVo hack, Gardner can keep staring at the screen when the phone rings. The program ensures that caller ID information shows up on the TV. "You don't have to even get up to see if it's worth pausing the TiVo to answer the phone or not," said Gardner, a software engineer, acknowledging that in the four years since introducing the hack, he's been criticized for promoting laziness. Gardner counters that the program "reduces stress and makes you more in control... Read more...
Fudo over at The Inquirer reports that NVIDIA has begin designing their own CPU architecture. Based out of the new design center in Portland, Oregon the new architecture will serve as the foundation for the company's upcoming merged CPU/GPU products. At this time, the rumor mill expects the first products from these efforts to hit the market in 2008. Unfortunately, little is known whether NVIDIA's CPU architecture will be limited strictly to "merged" CPU/GPU designs or if they are aiming to do battle across all levels with AMD and Intel. With Microsoft also taking steps to design their own CPU architecture, it is not too wild an idea to imagine NVIDIA offering... Read more...
The NY Times has posted an extremely interesting article regarding Microsoft's new efforts to design their own CPU. To this end, Microsoft has formed what is tentatively known as the "Computer Architecture Group" and will utilize resources from both the Redmond headquarters and Santa Clara campus. Although many will be quick to assume Microsoft is gearing to do battle with Intel and AMD on the PC front, there is a distinct possibility that Microsoft's true goal with this effort is to tackle the consumer electronics market in general. Looking at the scalability of Sony's Cell architecture and its ability to be used in everything from the Playstation 3 to televisions... Read more...
With such a small market share (2.8%), I'm suprised the Packard Bell Division is still around. Since Lap Shun Hui sold eMachines, I can not imagine his motovation for this purchase. NEC, Japan's third-largest electronics conglomerate, said it sold its holdings in Packard Bell BV to Lap Shun Hui, former co-founder of eMachines, a maker of low-cost PCs that has since been bought by Gateway Inc. NEC declined to comment on the price. Packard Bell BV has annual sales of around 130 billion yen ($1.09 billion), but has been in the red for several years. NEC is the top seller of home-use PCs in Japan but its computer sales have been unable to gain momentum... Read more...
Not everything in your e-mail inbox is a winning lottery notification from a deposed Nigerian dictator selling Cialis. You're getting a lot of messages that the US Postal Service used to deliver. And the USPS is waking up to reality, and removing tens of thousands of those ubiquitous blue drop-off boxes from city streets because they're  empty all the time. "People just don't write letters as often anymore," said Yvonne Yoerger, a spokeswoman for the Postal Service. "It's not a part of our culture anymore." The removal of mailboxes, though, represents more than just a transition to the Internet age. To many, it means the decline... Read more...
Cortina Systems Purchases Intel's Optical-Networking Components Business SANTA CLARA, Calif., Sep. 11, 2006 - Cortina Systems Inc. and Intel Corporation today announced that they have completed the sale of product lines and associated assets of Intel's optical-networking components business to Cortina. Cortina has emerged as a leading supplier of advanced communications semiconductor solutions for the carrier infrastructure market segment. The acquisition will give Cortina a large portfolio of enterprise and infrastructure communications products and will position it to become a leading communications semiconductor company. The sale will enable Intel to focus its investments on its core... Read more...
Just when you thought it could not get worse than Donald Trump attempting to Trademark "You're Fired!"; now it appears that Microsoft is looking to patent verbs to be used in a new conjugation system designed to assist in learning foreign languages: According to its patent application, the invention would overcome limitations in existing software that conjugates verbs, such as not identifying the correct conjugation when the infinitive form of the verb is misspelled or the inability to locate the proper verb in a foreign language when users only knows the word in their native language. This system sounds intriguing and could potentially change the way people learn foreign languages.... Read more...
50 years after the release of IBM's RAMAC(Random Access Method of Accounting and Control) drive, Hitachi is announcing their plans to release a Terabyte drive later this year. Some can argue that it's not a full Terabyte as in 1,024GB, but with 1,000GB it's closer than anything we have out now. If Seagate's 750GB drive just wasn't big enough for you, than it's time to step up to Hitachi. "It's not that big of a stretch for some hard drive makers. Hitachi already sells a 500GB drive, while rival Seagate Technology started shipping a 750GB drive to desktop makers in April. Seagate also sells a home storage device with two... 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 far, to be quite honest, these articles seem to be more focused on the NVIDIA offerings, with diagrams and charts explaining full feature-set details of nForce SLI chipsets but not as much detail on ATI CrossFire.  Though clearly NVIDIA has a bit more maturity in their offerings and a lot more traction in the marketplace, hopefully future installments in this... Read more...
Kingston has been known throughout the industry as a steady-hand, a reliable partner, a company which is stable and never really pushed the bar in terms of enthusiast memory modules. If you wanted a solid, name-brand memory module which would be almost guaranteed to work, Kingston was one of the few brands which one should look for. They were respected in many markets, but until a few years ago, they weren't a name you would think of if you were looking to push the envelope in terms of overclocking. Over the last year in particular, Kingston has been particularly aggressive in promoting their new HyperX line of memory modules, designed to directly target overclockers. Kingston has kept their... Read more...
The making of a printed circuit board is an interesting process as The TechZone shows in their latest tour. They've taken plenty of pictures while in ECS' factory, so sit back and enjoy the tour. "The Golden Elite plant is the first in a series of expansion on the SEZ property. When completed, the plants will take up 385,000 square meters of production space and employ over 10,000 people. Currently the property has two factories running with 1,500 employees. By the end of the year, two more plants will be added and total employment will go to 4,500. The property is expected to be fully developed by the end of 2007."... Read more...
Kingston and ASUS Bring 1066-MHz HyperX Memory Modules to Market Kingston HyperX 1066-MHz memory and ASUS P5B Deluxe motherboard tested for optimal performance Fountain Valley, CA (June 6, 2006), - Kingston Technology Company, Inc., the independent world leader in memory products, announced today along with ASUS a joint partnership exclusively for ASUS' latest Intel Broadwater based motherboard, ASUS P5B Deluxe and Kingston's HyperX DDR2 1066-MHz (PC2-8500) memory modules. The P5B Deluxe motherboard from ASUS is based on the Intel P965 chipset and supports DDR2 memory. Kingston's HyperX 1066 MHz modules and the ASUS P5B motherboard have been tested for optimal performance. "This... Read more...
The article is meant as a preview, but Ars Technica's tour of Windows Vista Beta 2 has some good coverage on the progress of the upcoming OS. "Generally when I am reviewing beta operating systems, I use whatever throw-away gear that I might have. For this preview I've decided to throw my main machine at Vista. I really wanted to get a good feel for what using Vista day-to-day might feel like on more modern hardware that I have plenty of experience using."  ... Read more...
Sulu, where did that ship go damn it?!  Get Spock on the bridge now.  This can't be possible! PORTLAND, Ore. - John Pendry, a physicist at Imperial College in London, predicted in 2000 that metals could be engineered to reverse electrical fields. Since his prediction, metamaterials with a negative index of refraction have been created and demonstrated from gigahertz to optical frequencies. Now, Pendry and two engineering colleagues, David Schrig and David Smith, are predicting that both electrical and the magnetic properties can be varied in inhomogeneous composites with embedded nanoparticles. The result is a variable index-of-refraction material that is being touted for applications... Read more...
KINGSTON ANNOUNCES AVAILABILITY OF DDR500 LOW LATENCY MEMORY MODULES Fountain Valley, CA May 14, 2006 -- Kingston Technology Company, Inc., the worldwide independent leader in memory products, announced today immediate availability of HyperX DDR500 (PC4000) low latency memory modules and kits. Kingston's latest memory offering is ideal for enthusiasts looking for high frequency and low latency DDR memory. The new modules; part number KHX4000LL/XXX, is available in 512 MB, 1 GB modules, and 1 and 2 GB kits with latency timing of 3-3-3-8-1 and voltage of 2.6V. For more information on Kingston's HyperX memory products, please contact Kingston at (800) 337-8410 or visit https://www.kingston.com/hyperx.... Read more...
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