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Google's been chomping at the bit over "white space," which is unused spectrum that resides next to broadcast TV spectrum, for some time now. On Monday it, announced the launch of Free the Airwaves, a site promoting the unlicensed use of "white space" spectrum. While definitely not altruistic, it certainly sells itself as such, saying its aim is to "Bring wireless Internet to everyone, everywhere." In their blog post announcing the site, Google said: "For quite some time we've been talking about the potential of the unused airwaves between broadcast TV channels ("white spaces") to provide affordable, high-speed wireless Internet connectivity nationwide. For this to happen, the Federal Communications... Read more...
Lian Li launches PC-XB01: the Xbox 360 Chassis replacementLian Li shows Microsoft how it’s done! 14 August 2008, Keelung, Taiwan – Lian-Li Industrial Co. Ltd will launch the PC-XB01 chassis for the Xbox 360 today. The XB01 is a chassis replacement for the XBox 360 chassis, which alleviates heating issues from hot components and reduces noise from vibrating optical drives in the original case design. The PC-XB01 requires DIY knowledge for the transfer of components, but once completed, heat will no longer be a factor in dampening your XBox 360 gaming experience. Lian Li is an executive upper-class aluminum PC chassis manufacturer, well renowned as the ultimate brand for modding and stylish designs.... Read more...
If you've been on top of the PC scene for any length of time, you probably know that whether by choice or necessity, AMD has taken a different tact as of late. Whereas the company was all about bigger, faster, and better during the Athlon's heyday, AMD is now more about touting the performance per dollar and value of their products. While they may not have a CPU with the horsepower to compete in the benchmark war with Intel's $1000 behemoths, AMD's affordably priced Phenoms do offer good bang for the buck.The value conscious mentality that has permeated AMD's recent graphics card and processor launches has also rung true in their motherboard chipset business as well. The 690G and 780G, for example,... Read more...
If you've been on top of the PC scene for any length of time, you probably know that whether by choice or necessity, AMD has taken a different tact as of late. Whereas the company was all about bigger, faster, and better during the Athlon's heyday, AMD is now more about touting the performance per dollar and value of their products.  While they may not have a CPU with the horsepower to compete in the benchmark war with Intel's $1000 behemoths, AMD's affordably priced Phenoms do offer good bang for the buck.The value conscious mentality that has permeated AMD's recent graphics card and processor launches has also rung true in their motherboard chipset business as well. The 690G and 780G,... Read more...
You'll hear a PC labeled as many things, from "an uber-gaming system" to "budget-minded" and more, but this PC is "eco-friendly," or as Dell calls it, its first "conscientious" desktop. It was announced (though unnamed) at Fortune Brainstorm: Green in Los Angeles on (what else) Earth Day, earlier this year, and launched on Tuesday. The idea of this desktop PC was to put laptop components into it, to reduce size and power consumption.With its ovoid-cylindrical design, the Dell Studio Hybrid is a new twist on the small-form-factor PC.Its size, though, is reminiscent of others in that space, including the Apple Mac mini, and HP's Slimline PCs like the s3330f. The Dell Studio Hybrid costs $874 direct,... Read more...
Cuil, the alternative search engine, has been out for a day now, and the general consensus is that it measures up somewhere between not-very-good and epic fail. But it's hard to recall any sort of Public Relations campaign that worked out as well as the feeding frenzy we saw in the media for what turned out to be a 404 page for a good portion of the rollout date. How on earth did Cuil manage to get everybody interested in their product launch? It's simple: the founders simply said they used to work at Google, and it offered them instant credibility to everybody the media. So the lesson that Cuil teaches us is: Google is king. The big claims of Cuil were expounded on in the official PR. The title... Read more...
Amazon customers, watch your e-mail inboxes carefully today. You might be one of the select few who get invited to try out Amazon's new Video On Demand Service, which is scheduled to rollout today for a limited, invitation-only debut. The rest of us schlubs will have to wait until later in the summer to check it out. Unlike Amazon's Unbox service, which is a download-only proposition, Amazon's new Video on Demand service will stream movies and TV shows directly to your computer. Amazon's Unbox service requires proprietary software and runs only on Windows-based computers and TiVo set-top boxes. Right now, our only source of information about the Amazon Video on Demand service is from the New... Read more...
On Tuesday, Toshiba launched the Qosmio G55-802, the first laptop available with the Cell CPU. Yep, think PS3 technology, developed jointly by Toshiba, Sony, and IBM. The laptop has the following features, for $1549.99: Windows Vista Home Premium (SP1, 64-bit) Windows Vista Home Premium (SP1, 32-bit) Tohiba Quad Core HD Processor Intel Core 2 Duo Processor P7350 (2 GHz) NVIDIA® GeForce 9600M GT 4GB PC2-6400 DDR2 800MHz SDRAM 500GB: Two 250GB 5400rpm hard drives DVD-SuperMulti (+/-R double layer) with Labelflash drive Atheros Wireless LAN (802.11b/g/n) Bluetooth V2.1 + EDR 18.4" Screen However, in particular, the Cell CPU is not about gaming, but about a multimedia experience. Taking the... Read more...
Lian Li launches the PC-7F & PC-60F; Advanced Midi Tower ChassisThe complete solution to your chassis needs 15 July 2008, Keelung, Taiwan – Lian-Li Industrial Co. Ltd today launches the PC-7F & PC-60F; the newest advanced Midi Tower chassis’ in their aluminum product lineup. These unique clean cut style cases dimensions stand at 215 x 440 x 490mm (W, H, D). They support ATX, and Micro-ATX form factors, with 4x 3.5" drive bays; 7x PCI Expansion Slots, and 5x 5.25” ODD bays. The refined handmade craftsmanship and high quality standards combined with the ultimate attention to detail including filed and folded edges for safety bring Lian Li products into a class of their own. The stylish,... Read more...
Microsoft on Tuesday released a new tool designed to allow customers to see whether their hardware and software will work properly with Windows Vista.  Actually, you remember that before Vista even launched they had such a tool, so is this time-travel?Nope, on Tuesday Microsoft launched the Windows Vista Compatibility Center.  Or at least, they were supposed to.  What you get if you go to the site is a simple "The Windows Vista Compatibility Center will be launching soon, please check back!" message.  At least, at the time of this writing, late Tuesday night.While that's bad enough, the fact that Microsoft sees the need to launch a site 18 months after the OS itself was launched... Read more...
Lian-Li launches the all new EX-H33 HDD rack mount kit 3 July 2008, Keelung, Taiwan – Lian-Li Industrial Co. Ltd has launched EX-H33 HDD rack to support 3x 3.5” HDD’s in an all aluminum frame and housing. The HDD rack has a front loading door, with individual handles on a bracket for each HDD, as well as a back panel PCB designed to accept most modern SATA HDD configurations in a Hot Swap Plug & Play configuration. To keep the device cool there is a 120mm fan (1000RPM) with a washable nylon filter keeping dust and debris out. The HDD rack takes up the equivalent of 3x 5.25 bays, and can be installed into the front 5.25” panels of most modern chassis. This is ideal for those cases with rows... Read more...
Remember Albany, the beta version of Microsoft's subscription-based version of Office and Windows Live OneCare that launched in mid-April? Well, Albany is now Equipt, but you won't find it in the state of New York: for now, starting in mid-July, you'll find it only at Circuit City. In a press release on Wednesday, Microsoft announced the launch: Initially code-named “Albany,” Microsoft Equipt offers consumers Microsoft Office Home and Student 2007, giving them the latest versions of Word, Excel, PowerPoint and OneNote for their personal and school projects; Windows Live OneCare, the all-in-one security and PC management service; Windows Live tools, such as Windows Live Mail, Windows Live Messenger... Read more...
There's no question, if you asked us for the name of one manufacturer that started the whole high-end all aluminum chassis revolution, we would offer that Lian-Li is that company.  They've been punching out great designs with that brushed metal look for a very long time now.  Today, something new just came over the wire from Lian-Li that we thought we'd share with you.  A new full tower has arrived...Keelung, Taiwan – Lian-Li Industrial Co. Ltd has launched the PC-A77 full tower case incorporating outstanding quality with a clean simple style.  Standing at 220mm x 595mm x 590mm (W,H,D), with every part of the front cover decked out in 5.25”... Read more...
Lian-Li launches the all new Tyr X500 HTPC/Gaming Chassis Taipei, Taiwan – Lian-Li Industrial Co. Ltd has launched the Tyr X500 chassis designed as a stylish midi-tower HTPC/Gaming chassis. Combining the usual toned down profile of HTPC cases with the arresting larger profile of traditional Lian Li chassis; the Tyr X500 stands out in style. Similar to the X2000 Chassis, there is no hiding of this case as it proudly resembles multimedia speakers, and boldly displays your tasteful style. The Tyr X500 is destined to become your next HTPC/Gaming Chassis allowing unprecedented high performance components to be encompassed in the home theatre environment without compromising on looks and appeal. Not... Read more...
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