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Be it software, service, or just about anything else, there's almost always some teething problems. Google's Video Store is certainly no exception. As Ars Technica explains, there are some serious issues Google needs to deal with, and some areas Google is improving on. "The Google Video Store may have launched more than two weeks ago, but it's still clearly not ready for primetime. The company and its partners have taken notice of the lackluster launch and concomitant panning of the service in the press, and they've taken some steps recently to improve things. How does the situation stand now? Read on for my look at some of the initial problems... Read more...
Intel, Yahoo! Announce Strategic Agreement Delivering Content to Intel(R)Viiv™ technology-based PCs, TV Screens in the Home CONSUMER ELECTRONICS SHOW, LAS VEGAS – January 6, 2006 – Yahoo! Inc. (NASDAQ: YHOO), a leading global Internet company, and Intel Corporation today announced a joint effort to deliver compelling digital entertainment services to consumers on media devices with Intel(R) Viiv™ technology. Yahoo! will create customized Intel Viiv technology verified services, including music, photos and personalized video content, for consumers to enjoy on their televisions, personal computers, laptops and handheld screens, both in the home and on the go. In the coming... 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...
The team at Bigbruin got to thinking one day and decided to run a RAID experiment using USB thumbdrives.  This is more of a proof-of-concept article as the need for RAIDed USB drives are minimal.  Nonetheless, it's refreshing to see someone think outside the box from time to time, and this experiment proved to be an interesting read in the least.The idea of a thumb drive RAID array might not be practical for every day needs, but it is a novel idea that could be of benefit to some people. For one, owners of mini-ITX systems that boot from a flash drive might be interested in the sizable speed burst a RAID 0 array could provide... In the end, results were achieved that showed great promise... Read more...
Corsair Announces Corsair BattleField 2 Infantry Cup Online Tournament - Dashing to the New Year, sixty-four top BattleField2 teams from around the world will meet online to battle for the first place title and over $5,000 worth of prizes - Fremont, CA (December 22, 2005) – Corsair Memory, Inc., a worldwide leader in high performance memory and cooling products for enthusiasts and overclockers, today announced that it has furthered its commitment to the gaming community by hosting the first Corsair BattleField 2 (BF2) Infantry Cup online tournament. In association with Team Dignitas, one of the world's top ranked gaming teams, online registration will take place on Team-Dignitas.com and... Read more...
The Dell XPS 400, it's advertised as a gaming machine, but can it live up to the claim? Well, not really. Infact it seems to have some serious software issues, which is one of the last things any gamer would want to deal with. "Even more troubling is that our Dell XPS 400 did not live up to its billing as a gaming machine that is suitable for ANY gamer. The software compatibility issues we saw lead me to question just how Dell tests their products. Certainly a serious gaming computer company would insure their solutions work with some of the most popular gaming franchises on the market. The Dell XPS 400 is a good example of how you cannot just... Read more...
ASUS EAX1800XT Comes with Rich Features and Hottest Games for Enthusiasts and Hardcore Gamers     Click Images For An Enlarged View... Taipei, Taiwan; October 31, 2005 – ASUS Computer International, a leading provider of graphics solutions, today introduced the EAX1800XT graphics card, which incorporated the powerful ATI Radeon X1800XT VPU (video processing unit) to provide robust video performance for the enthusiast and 3D gamer segments. To offer a complete visual and gaming experience, the EAX1800XT not only came equipped with innovative applications that enabled users to record gaming actions and share them over the Internet, but also bundled the ASUS Xite game pad and... Read more...
Corsair Expands Flash Voyager Line Up, Begins Shipment of New 4GB Ultra-Durable USB2.0 Drive Fremont, CA (November 21, 2005) – Adding to its award-winning Flash Voyager USB2.0 drives, Corsair Memory today announced immediate availability of a new capacity – 4GB. Enclosed in the Corsair proprietary all-rubber Flash Voyager housing and boasting water-resistant/temperature tolerant properties, the new 4GB drive allows users to carry more valuable data and applications without compromise. Equipped with a security application and featuring dual channel technology, the 4GB Flash Voyager delivers a perfect combination of functionality, capacity and performance. Favored by those who are on... Read more...
This morning, we have some interesting news tidbits to keep you amused on an otherwise lackluster day. From price cuts, price hikes, and an extremely thorough roundup there is bound to be something for everyone on this morning's menu. ATI Stealthily Raises Card Price @ The Inquirer "The X1800XT, according to a recent ATI memo making the rounds, is now $599, and according to one dealer 'no one can go below that'. Since supply is so tight, you can be pretty well assured that no one will risk allocation by going low." Leadtek GeForce 7800 Roundup @ Beyond3D "Therefore, the best choice out of the three Leadtek products and the one that has to be highly recommended is the 7800 GT TDH... Read more...
ATI Announces Three CSIP-Qualified Motherboard Designs with Radeon Xpress 200 ATI Technologies Inc., (TSX:ATY)(NASDAQ:ATYT), today announced that its Radeon Xpress 200 platform technology will be an integral part of AMD's (NYSE: AMD) Commercial Stable Image Platform (CSIP). The program will include three CSIP-qualified and ATI-tested systems at launch. Developed to help simplify commercial PC management, AMD's new program provides system stability by ensuring availability of select AMD desktop and mobile processors, ATI Radeon Xpress 200 chipsets, motherboards and stable image drivers for a 15-month period. The following motherboard designs based on the Radeon Xpress 200 platform technology qualify... Read more...
New satellite photos of New Orleans have been released on google maps. Clicking the "Satellite" button will show previous pictures of the city, while the red "Katrina" button displays the city in it's current state. The devastation is just mind blowing, I can hardly imagine what it's like to be there. If you wish to make a donation to the American Red cross, please follow the link below. Goodnight folks. Patriot Memory PDC1G5600ELK Memory Review @ PCstats "Patriot's Extreme Performance PDC1G5600ELK dual channel DDR memory is some of the fastest on the market, and it most certainly caters towards enthusiast users. On its website, Patriot Memory takes the progressive step... Read more...
The Dual-Core War: Is Intel in Trouble? @ CoolTechZone: "After years of anticipation, dual-core microprocessors are finally a reality. Both Intel and AMD were touting dual-core microprocessors as the inevitable future, and something that would certainly take computing to the next level. At numerous tradeshows and computing conventions, analysts and media predicted the launch date of multi-core CPUs; some said Intel would be the first to bring its chips to the market while others stated the opposite. Whatever the speculations, Intel was indeed the first one to introduce its dual-core chips. In fact, they made a sudden decision to send out preview units to selected media outlets for independent... Read more...
Hey folks, it's late but I know some of you are looking for a good read before bed. For those of you who are still a little cautious of Nvidia's SLI, HardOCP takes a look at what Nvidia has done lately to improve support for it's crown jewel of performance enhancing technology. Good night all :) Fundamentals of Upgrading a PC @ PCstats "Every year or so, there is a must-play game which demands more processor speed, a faster graphics card, more RAM, etc. Once you have got the idea of upgrading into your head, the next step is to figure out how to go about it. This article is intended to help you recognize the range of upgrades that are available to you given your current hardware, how to... Read more...
Hey folks, it's that time again. Using my computer earlier today, I noticed it acting a little funny. The first thing I suspected was a virus, and as I usually do when this happens, I went to find the Avast! Anti-Virus setup file. I decided to check for a new version on their web site, and while checking out the site, I noticed the home edition is now a free offering. Drago, a forum member, had informed me awhile ago, but I'd forgotten until now. If your looking for a good, free, virus scanner, I suggest you give it a try. Anyway, here's the news, and a Press Announcement from Corsair. Corsair Introduces COOL Water Cooling Kit Fremont, California, January 27, 2005: Corsair Memory, Inc., a global... Read more...
Good evening folks, it's time for a little news. For those of you who are Counter-Strike: Source fans, Bots are now available! Just restart your Steam client to receive the update. NVIDIA Delivers GeForce 6 Series for AGP-Based Systems NVIDIA Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA), today extended the world-renowned GeForce 6 Series architecture and performance into the value PC segment of AGP-based PCs with the introduction of the NVIDIA(R) GeForce™ 6200 AGP graphics processing unit (GPU). The GeForce 6200 GPUs offer best-in-class performance in the value segment by taking the GeForce 6 graphics architecture, which has been described as the most advanced in the world, top-to-bottom in the NVIDIA product... Read more...
Hey everyone! So here I am, posting the news on a friday night. Nerd, or dedicated news jockey? A little bit of both actually ;) Seriously though, I'm heading out in a few minutes so I've got to do this fast. Let's get it on! Mentor HSMT-UD headphones @ Legit Reviews "I first listened to music and then watched a couple of action DVD movies with the Mentor HSMT-UD headphones and thought they sounded great. I really noticed the difference when I used them to play games. I first tried them with Battlefield 1942 and found it much easier to tell which direction I was taking fire from..." Ultra X-Connect 500W Power Supply Review @ EXTREME Overclocking "When you get to the point where... Read more...
Good morning all!  Man, last night was a tense evening around the HH labs.  With the Yankees "blowing it" and the Red Sox making history, emotions were high.  Needless to say, Yankees fans are pretty cranky and Davo, our lone Sox fan, (correction Jeff, Tom is one too!) is laughing all the way home.  It was fun to watch, even for a non-fan like myself, but after the Sox put up 8 runs, I knew it was time to call it a night.  Oh well, at least NY still has two football teams doing really good right now. Heck, the Jets are undefeated! Who would've guessed that one?!?!  (want to put some money on the Pats/Jets game this weekend? ;) ) Anyhow, here is your news... Read more...
4/25/00   Matrox G450 - Smaller, Faster and Highly Integrated By Dave "Davo" Altavilla      Graphics Chipset vendors are coming out of the woodwork this week, as the WinHEC conference shifts into high gear.  Not a player to sit on the sidelines, Matrox has taken the wraps off their much rumored G450 chip, an enhanced die shrink version of the G400 with new features, a higher clock speed and faster DDR memory interface.  The G400 is currently built on a .25 micron process and the new G450 will be set forth in leading edge .18 micron technology, marking the Canada based manufacturer as one of the few to move to this die geometry.  With to lower power... Read more...
614//00   Matrox's G450 - Smaller, Faster and Highly Integrated By Dave "Davo" Altavilla      Montreal, Canada, June 14, 2000-Matrox Graphics Inc. today announced the Matrox Millennium G450 Series, based on the Matrox G450 chip which integrates DualHead, DVI, and TV output. This new series of graphics cards consists of the Millennium G450, a powerful dual-VGA, 2D, 3D, DualHead, and DVD graphics card, and the Millennium G450 DVI, which adds DVI support.  As the company that pioneered DualHead technology, Matrox is now taking its award-winning dual-display feature set to a new level. The Millennium G450 Series brings DVI and next-generation DualHead features to... Read more...
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