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Siemens AG has more than doubled the speed at which information can be sent over fiber-optic cable. And they did it in the real world; so it actually might translate into something useful almost right away for us poor, content hungry internauts. Siemens said in a statement it had processed data using exclusively electrical means at 107 gigabits per second -- roughly two full DVDs per second -- and sent it over a single optical fiber channel in a 100 mile-long (161-kilometre) U.S. network, the first time outside of a laboratory. I've seen what they watch for entertainment in Europe, and I... Read more...
DigiTimes is reporting that both Intel and TSMC are in good shape with their respective 32nm node development, and that both companies have already tested prototypes. Of course, it will still be some times before the nodes have matured to the point where commercial products will be produced on them, but they are "on the way"; it'll just be a couple of years. "While the semiconductor industry has yet to migrate to 45nm production, major players, such as Intel and Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC), are already gearing up the development of the 32nm node. Intel's director of technology strategy Paolo A Gargini... Read more...
SEATTLE, Dec 1 (Reuters) - The U.S. Department of Justice has issued subpoenas to Nvidia Corp. and Advanced Micro Devices Inc. as part of a probe into potential antitrust violations involving graphics chips, helping to send shares in the companies lower. Nvidia, the largest independent maker of graphics chips for computers and other devices, said on Friday that no specific allegations had been made against the company and that it plans to cooperate with the investigation. AMD, the No. 2 maker of computer processors, said late on Thursday that it had been subpoenaed. AMD entered the graphics business in October after acquiring Canadian firm ATI Technologies for $5.4 billion. Read more here...... Read more...
Dell's discovered that prospective customers are doing a kind of discounting of their own: They're discounting the likelihood of ever seeing their mail in rebates, due to the complexity and hassle of applying for them. So Dell is simplifying pricing of their Dimension Desktops and skipping the rebate coupon route. "Customers are seeing the final price they are paying for a computer system is as low as it's ever been from Dell and easier to understand," Home and Business vice president Rocky Mountain said. "We believe this pricing simplification will contribute to a better, no hassle experience for Dell customers." Rebates are often maligned... Read more...
DigiTimes reports that widescreen notebooks have reached an impressive 79% of total market share for mobile systems. North America has fallen in love with wide-aspect notebooks as the market share for that region is an overwhelming 85%. In stark contrast however is the market in Japan where the traditional 4:3 aspect screens still hold a strong 48% of the market share. With notebooks being much more capable in terms of multimedia applications, it is not surprising to see that the widescreen LCD is gaining more and more traction though there will always be a home for the standard 4:3 aspect LCD with thin and light systems. "Differences in the penetration of wide aspect ratio notebooks for... Read more...
Antec Introduces Green Power Supply to Prevent Environmental Blues FREMONT, CA -- (MARKET WIRE)-- November 14, 2006 -- Antec, Inc., the leading global brand of high-performance computer components for the PC upgrade and Do-It-Yourself markets, is now shipping EarthWatts, its most environmentally friendly power supply unit (PSU) yet. EarthWatts allows system builders to do their part for the environment by reducing the amount of energy consumed by computers. The unit allows for this in three vital ways. First, EarthWatts is certified to be 80 PLUS(R) compliant, the newest standard for power supply energy efficiency. The 80 PLUS specification requires computer and server PSUs to be at least 80%... Read more...
Intel and Micron Announce Advancements in NAND Flash Memory Joint Venture SANTA CLARA, Calif., and BOISE, Idaho, Nov. 6, 2006 - Intel Corporation and Micron Technology Inc., today announced they are ahead of schedule on their development of the NAND flash memory joint venture, IM Flash Technologies. Since the formation of IM Flash in January, the companies have brought online a state-of-the-art 300 millimeter (mm) NAND fabrication facility in Manassas, Virginia, and a Lehi, Utah, 300mm facility is on track to be in production early next year. The venture also currently produces NAND memory through existing capacity at Micron's Boise, Idaho, fabrication facilities.  READ MORE...... Read more...
Corsair Premium Memory Module YTD Shipments Surpass One Million Units, Celebrates Accelerated Growth of the PC Enthusiast Market by offering Five Gold Plated DOMINATOR Memory Kits -- Ranked #1 performance module maker and 8th largest global DRAM module maker, Corsair worldwide unit shipments leap in 2006 -- Fremont, CA - Corsair, a worldwide leader in high performance enthusiast computer products, today announced total premium module shipments for calendar year 2006 year-to-date surpassed 1 million units. Corsair premium modules include the award-winning XMSTM, XMS PROTM, XMS XPERTTM and the newly released XMS DOMINATORTM line of products. This explosive growth reinforces Corsair's position... Read more...
Is this a good or bad development for Microsoft? Novell? Linux? Certainly it is a power grab for Microsoft. After years of discounting open-source alternatives, Microsoft finally admits Linux is not only for real, but that they need to work with it. And what better way than to align with one of the top corporate distributions? And as an added bonus, the two companies will work on compatibility, mentioning specifically Novell developing code to support Microsoft's Office Open XML in OpenOffice. Microsoft will push SUSE. OK, so it is wonderful for Novell. This move instantly makes SLES (SUSE Linux Enterprise Server) the Linux of choice for any company that's already invested in Windows.... Read more...
The tech world's latest legal case is between two very big companies. IBM, with its enormous cache of patents, has filed suit against Amazan.com over its use of five patents that IBM claims as their own: US 5,796,967 - Presenting Applications in an Interactive Service. US 5,442,771 - Storing Data in an Interactive Network. US 7,072,849 - Presenting Advertising in an Interactive Service. US 5,446,891 - Adjusting Hypertext Links with Weighted User Goals and Activities. US 5,319,542 - Ordering Items Using an Electronic Catalogue. As the article points out though, some of these patents have been around for some time. So there's still some question as to wether they'll hold up in court... Read more...
Dude, your getting a... HP? That's right, for the first time in three years Hewlett-Packard has passed Dell in world PC shipments. As Yahoo! News reports, HP's computer shipments have jumped 15% from a year ago, while Dell has only gained 4% in total shipments. From questionable deals to battery recalls, both companies have had their share of problems in the last year. Nevertheless, both companies are still doing well, and you can bet Dell will be working hard to regain the top spot in world PC sales. "It marks the first time since 2003's final quarter that HP - now the world's largest technology company - has held the top... Read more...
You'd think twice about copying your butt for a prank at work if it came out of the printer in three dimensions, wouldn't you? The James Bond sounding Z Corporation's printers can print in three dimensions. Z Corporation 3D Printers operate like a 2D desktop inkjet printer, allowing for the use of multiple print-heads to support full-color printing with dramatic increases in speed. Full, 24-bit color capabilities use colored binder materials (cyan, magenta, and yellow, just like a 2D printer) to produce millions of distinct colors. Full-color printing allows the addition of annotations, engineering labels and texture maps. Z Corporation's introduction of HD3DP (High-Definition 3D... Read more...
When you think of "discovery," you think of new inventions. But there's another kind; people using existing technology and hardware in new and interesting ways. HotHardware readers are constantly innovating with existing hardware -- you magnificent overclocking techies you. What could you accomplish with about $100,000 and a trip to Best Buy and Circuit City? Well, these two computer engineers came up with a super high resolution 27 foot wide display. Christopher Jaynes and Stephen Webb, two computer engineers in Lexington, Ky., have created a video projection system that they believe could improve everything from outdoor advertising to home entertainment. Their technology will... Read more...
I don't know, either. But popgadget -personal tech for women -usually clues me in. And color coded caller ID seems cool, whether you prefer the toilet seat up or down: I don't know why I still fly across the room -- endangering life, limb and dog -- when the phone rings, even though 95% of the time I end up not picking it up because the caller is someone I don't even know or someone I do know and don't want to hear from. And everyone else has my cell phone number, so what's the emergency? Maybe it's a generational thing; my daughter has no trouble ignoring the sound of the landline phone, it's just white noise to her. I've got to get one of these. That way, when my son's elementary... Read more...
   Intel moved in on a quiet little investment of a UK-based company against the backdrop of IDF the other day. And if you weren't maniacally focused on some of these things, as we are around here at HH, it would have sneaked past you, right under your nose, without so much as a twitch of your sensory circuits.  However, a press release that came across the wire this week was very telling indeed... Imagination Technologies Announces Expanded Multimedia Collaboration with Intel and Investment from Intel Capital 2 October 2006 Imagination Technologies Group plc (LSE:IMG; "Imagination") - a leader in System-on-Chip Intellectual Property ("SoC IP")... Read more...
Microsoft's Vista OS is going to almost instantly transform the market for all things OS, if the market share of all the other Windows operating systems is anything to go by. Businesses like Symantec and McAfee have made tidy little businesses out of protecting people from holes in Windows security. Well, they think they've been frozen out of a chance to offer virus and firewall protection for Vista, and they don't like it. And they took a full page ad out in The Financial Times to say so: McAfee, Symantec (SYMC.O: Quote, Profile, Research) and other security software companies argue Microsoft's new Vista operating system will make... Read more...
AMD Announces Strategic Agreement with Founder Technology, Second Largest PC Provider in China BEIJING - Sept. 28, 2006 - AMD (NYSE: AMD) and Founder Technology today announced an agreement to offer Founder customers a range of systems based on AMD64 processors, which are recognized for their innovation and performance-per-watt leadership.   Founder, China's second largest PC provider and the seventh largest global desktop PC provider, expects to launch AMD64 processor-based desktop PCs throughout China in early October 2006. The sales agreement will begin with desktop systems and expand to cover both the notebook and the server markets in the near future.  READ MORE...... Read more...
Today it was announced that Apple has agreed to a settlement in which it must pay $100 Million to Creative Technology Ltd. Creative filed 5 patent lawsuits against Apple over the navigation system used with Apple's iPod MP3 player, claiming Apple violated patents that were already granted to Creative. Apple had filed two patent-infringement countersuits against Creative which were also settled, effectively ending all litigation between the two companies. "The settlement allows Cupertino, Calif.-based Apple to recoup a portion of its payment if other electronics companies license Creative's technology. "Creative is very fortunate to have been granted this early patent," Steve Jobs, Apple's... Read more...
The gang at HKEPC report that ATI's latest roadmaps to motherboard vendors are now missing all next generation chipsets for the Intel platform and have the RC610 chipset as the last product in development. This means that RD700, RS700 and RC710 are no longer being developed with those teams likely now focusing their attention on the AMD platform. Despite several claims assuring the industry there would be no conflict on the Intel platform, motherboard vendors have painful memories of the NVIDIA/ULI acquisition where they were left without any supply of Southbridge chips. As a result, the industry trend seems to have vendors creating fewer ATI/Intel based motherboard sku's in an attempt... Read more...
AMD ISSUES STATEMENT ON DELL DECISION TO BROADEN AMD PROCESSOR-BASED SERVER OFFERINGS AND EXTEND INTO AMD PROCESSOR-BASED DIMENSION DESKTOP PCs SUNNYVALE, Calif. - Aug. 17, 2006 - AMD (NYSE: AMD) released the following statement today regarding the Dell Inc. announcement that it intends to expand its relationship with AMD. In addition to a 4P AMD Opteron(tm) processor-based server, Dell plans to offer a 2P AMD Opteron processor-based server later this year and deliver AMD processor-based Dimension desktop PCs next month. "Dell's wider embrace of AMD processor-based offerings is a win for Dell, for the industry, and most importantly for Dell customers," said Marty Seyer, AMD senior... Read more...
With budgets for top quality games now reaching into the millions of dollars, Microsoft is trying to broaden the developer scene by providing a fairly cheap way for your average joe to start developing his own games. As Joystiq.com reports, Microsoft has big plains for the XNA tools, which will allow developers to program a game on their PC, and port it over for use on a XBox 360. "The $99 subscription grants you access to the (tentatively titled) "creator's club," which will also offer downloadable sample games to help would be game developers get started. Unfortunately, these sample games will not be available outside of the subscription service... Read more...
Reuters reports that market researcher TRU conducted a survey of 1,400 women aged 15 to 49 and found that women, when given the option, choose tech gadgets over traditional luxury items, such as jewelry. "The study found 77 percent of women surveyed would prefer a new plasma television to a diamond solitaire necklace and 56 percent would opt for a new plasma TV over a weekend vacation in Florida. Even shoes lost out. The study found 86 percent would prefer a new digital video camera to a pair of designer shoes." So guys, the next time you can't decide what to give your significant other, try looking around your favorite electronics store. I don't know about the rest of you, but this... Read more...
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