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If Sony was hoping to keep its plans of releasing an upgraded PlayStation 4 console that's capable of playing games at 4K Ultra HD, under wraps, it's doing a poor job. The rumors are coming in hot and heavy from all directions. According to the latest chatter, the PlayStation 4.5 will likely be equipped with an AMD Polaris GPU.Let's back the boat a moment. Citing "multiple sources," GiantBomb says the PS4.5 or PS4K (or whatever you want to call it) is known internally as NEO. According to those sources, NEO will benefit from a faster clockspeed, higher bandwidth memory, and an upgraded GPU. About the only thing that isn't being upgraded is the storage.Those sources didn't come right out and indicate... Read more...
What would you do if you had a six-pack of Sony Ericsson's Xperia Neo handsets? Would you strap 'em onto a bike and capture an insane 360-degree view of the ride? Every so often, we see technology used for more than what someone in a marketing suit intended, and it's almost always inspiring. Like this example. The Xperia Studio has launched for artists and creative collaborators, and one example is the strapping of six Neo handsets onto a bike. The project invites folks to take Xperia phones and push them to "their absolute limits and remake reality." Content on the platform will be updated at regular intervals from the growing pool of contributors. Here's the full spill, followed by a wicked... Read more...
Sony Ericsson really came to play at this year's Mobile World Congress. On top of the Xperia Pro and the PlayStation Phone (which isn't actually called that, for whatever reason!), the Xperia Neo was also unveiled. It's an interesting play for SE. It's basically an Xperia Arc, but with slightly lower-end features. We're guessing this will be sold for less and marketed at a slightly different group of people, indicating that SE is once again serious about competing on a number of levels in the cellphone universe (rather than just going for one or two and hoping for the best). The Neo has a 3.7" (854 x 480) display, the same as the Xperia Pro. But there's no slide-out QWERTY keyboad; instead you'll... Read more...
In the wake of AMD's architecture discussions at Hot Chips last month, eyes have increasingly turned towards the company's upcoming Bobcat processor. Now, AMD's director of Fusion marketing, John Taylor, has written a blog post with additional details on the diminutive chip, including several photos. We know the unveiling of this info was in Europe, but would it have killed someone to plunk down a quarter? We've covered much of the company's plans before, so we'll skip straight to the new stuff. Taylor notes that the upcoming Fusion processor will include a "new" UVD block, though we're guessing this term refers more to the need to redesign a block for the APU as opposed to a new set of features/capabilities.... Read more...
Back in November of last year, when AMD announced it had formally settled with Intel over the smaller company's antitrust lawsuit, CEO Dirk Meyer predicted that we'd see more AMD laptops as a result. Nine months later, Dirk seems to have been right. We won't know for certain until we see AMD's Q2 results in a few weeks, but there certainly seems to be more OEM interest in the company's products than we've seen in years past. The new Acer Aspire 1551 is a case in point. It features AMD's Turion II K625 processor (1.5GHz, dual-core, 45nm SOI), a Mobility Radeon 4225 GPU, 4GB of RAM, and a 320GB HDD for $550. Like many of the other AMD multimedia systems we've seen recently, this system straddles... Read more...
Toshiba is expanding the Satellite T135 lineup with new AMD Turion Neo X2-powered models. With these new models, you'll get a similar 13-inch notebook as the Intel-powered models but for a price that's about $100 less. In addition to the AMD Neo processor platform, the T135D offers ATI Radeon graphics. As a result, you get the versatility of a dual-core processor as well as increased multimedia capabilities. In the following pages, we'll take a closer look at the Toshiba Satellite T135D-S1324 to find out how it and the AMD Turion Neo X2 processor compare to other thin-and-light ultraportable laptops, especially those powered by Intel... Toshiba Satellite T135D-S1324 Review  ... Read more...
Last year, Toshiba announced the Satellite T135 series, a line of thin-and-light ultraportable laptops that offered a good balance of performance and price. Toshiba got our attention with this line so we reviewed the Satellite T135-S1310RD, an Intel Pentium SU4100 powered machine that featured an ultra-low voltage processor. At a time when many thin-and-light notebooks were using Atom processors, the higher-powered dual-core SU4100 in the T135-S1310RD definitely caught our eye. Fast forward to this year and Toshiba is expanding the Satellite T135 lineup with new AMD Turion Neo X2-powered models. With these new models, you'll get a similar 13-inch notebook as the Intel-powered models but... Read more...
The e-book market is hotter than ever. Amazon may have really started it, but since then Sony, Spring Design and a whole host of others have joined the party. Endless Ideas has also been a player for awhile now, but it has just recently started to gain traction. The BeBook One and BeBook Mini didn't have the feature set of some of the more modern readers, but the BeBook Neo looks to change that. The Neo is the "world's first Wi-Fi e-reader with access to eBook stores worldwide," using E Ink screen technology, a powerful CPU and a battery that allows for up to 7000 page turns. It's also said to be 2.5x faster when it comes to browsing and reading, and it also has WACOM technology that allows for... Read more...
Here lately, MSI has been expanding its product line by introducing all-in-one PCs and gaming motherboards. In fact, it has been quite awhile since we've seen a new X-Slim notebook, though MSI did manage to pop quite a few out during the earlier quarters of this year. Now, the X-Slim 430 is making its debut, but rather than utilizing one of Intel's CULV chips, this one is actually looking to AMD for the processing power. The Ultra-thin machine sports a 14" display, AMD's 2nd-generation ultrathin platform, Windows 7 and MSI's own ECO engine, which steps down power usage depending on the application. Within, you'll find a dual-core Athlon Neo X2 CPU, a Blu-ray drive (optional/external), HDMI/VGA... Read more...
Starting this weekend, Wal-Mart plans to change where you'll shop for your next computer, while possibly providing a needed salesboost to OEMs whose profits have fallen due to weaker sales. For most companies, such statements would smack of hubris, but Wal-Mart's size and recession-resistant business model lend credence to the idea that the store could spark an uptick in consumer demand. As the first step in that process, beginning Sunday, Wal-Mart will offer a Compaq Presario notebook for $298.Said noteboook will offer a 15.6" screen (1366x768), a single-core Sempron SI-42 (clocked at 2.1GHz), 3GB of RAM, a 160GB 5400RPM HDD, and support for wired and wireless networking (802.11b/g). Video... Read more...
Advanced Micro Device's 'Neo' platform landed with a bang earlier this year, with a promise to counter Intel's Atom and even rival NVIDIA's own Ion platform. Turns out, most of that was just talk--or, at least that's how things look from the outside looking in. Since the dawn of 2009, we've seen countless netbooks and even notebooks arrive with Intel's Atom processor, but we've only seen a few counterparts with AMD's Neo tucked inside.In fact, HP's Pavilion dvz2 is the platform's flagship product, and needless to say, that device is less than mainstream in the grand scheme of things. Rather than trying to fight the giant that is Intel at a game that it has already won, it seems that AMD may be... Read more...
We've heard that Intel may have a few new Atom processors on tap for release later this year, so it makes sense to see AMD propping up its own low-end, low-power lineup. Rather than unveil them alone, however, it seems as if Advanced Micro Devices is enlisting the assistance of Hewlett-Packard, as the newest Athlon Neo and Turion Neo processors are surfacing in the all-new Pavilion dv2z notebook.Beginning this week, consumers in the market for a new ultraportable can find the aforementioned machine on sale, and while the base configuration arrives with the Neo MV-40, you can opt to upgrade to the Athlon Neo X2 L335 (1.6GHz) or Turion Neo X2 L625 (also 1.6GHz). Both of these chips boast a dual-core... Read more...
E-Trade is offering its account holders a free application for their BlackBerry smartphones that allows them to get real-time stock information and execute trades on their phones. Now if you're walking down the street in a big city and see executives throwing themselves out of the windows of some skyscraper, you can read the name on the building, launch your E-Trade account and key in "Sell Mortimer! Sell!"High-end phone users have for a while been able to access E-Trade's Web site and those of most banks and brokerages, but the online firm is the first major U.S. brokerage to provide a mobile application with cash transfers and real-time quotes.Online trading through the free application, called... Read more...
YouTube faces harsh criticism in Germany over Neo-Nazi clips that are on its site.  What's surprising is not the presence of such material, but rather that complaints have been made as many as 100 times, and yet the clips are still there.  In fact, according to the report, some have been there for nearly a year. The videos hosted on YouTube include clips of a 1940 anti-Semitic propaganda film "Jud Suess" and two music videos of outlawed German far-right rock band Landser, which show footage from World War II depicting Nazi military operations. According to the statement from Report Mainz, German youth protection body Jugendschutz.net has complained to Google Germany more than 100 times... Read more...
Infineon Technologies, best known for their memory products, has recently filed two patents (1, 2) for technology meant to deliberately interfere with voice over IP transmissions. New Scientist Magazine's patent news blog, Invention, reports that the German company has filed a patent application for a method of artificially creating a bottleneck for VoIP transmissions, effectively degrading the signal. "According to the application, a machine on a computer network would analyse passing "packets" of information, distinguishing between data and voice ones. After identifying a series of voice packets, it would add extra "pseudo-packets" to the communications stream. These packets would... Read more...
Corsair Announces Committed RAM Allocation from Infineon, and Continued Support for AMD Enthusiasts Using exclusively Infineon's Rev. C DDR SDRAM, Corsair's XMS-3500LL PRO 2GB kit ramps up to deliver ultra-low latency performance Fremont, CA (March 1, 2006) – Corsair(R) Memory, Inc., a worldwide leader in high performance memory products, today announced broad availability of Infineon's Rev. C DDR SDRAM-based XMS-3500LL PRO 2GB kits. Known to have the best overclocking characteristics, the XMS 3500LL PRO modules using Infineon's Rev.C DDR SDRAM deliver more overclocking headroom and latency flexibility than any other RAM. Starting today, all of Corsair's XMS-3500LL PRO modules will be built... Read more...
We've had some big game releases this month, and today's release is... F.E.A.R.! From what I've heard, the game will take about 10 hours to get through(which I personally find disappointing), however it's supposed to be one incredible ride. In what seems to be becoming a popular trend, a patch has already been released for the game, less than a week(or day) after it's release. If you own the game, grab the patch, and if your still undecided on Monolith's new shooter, check back here tonight for some reviews. Enjoy the news! First stage of HTPC project proves tricky @ The Tech Report "This setup's existence has been suspended for many months between my intentions--to build a real HTPC for... Read more...
Hey guys... the Red Sox lost :( It was looking good until the 8th, where everything just started falling apart. Well, with that depressing note out of the way, let's get back to the news. Before you get to the list below, make sure to check out Jeff's latest review of the MSI NX6600GT-VTD128SP, overclockers on a budget take notice. Goodnight folks! Intel Completes 64-Bit Transition With Introduction Of Intel(R) Celeron(R) D Processor For Value PCs SANTA CLARA, Calif., June 27, 2005 – With the introduction today of the Intel(R) Celeron(R) D processor 351, Intel Corporation now has Intel(R) Extended Memory 64 Technology (Intel EM64T), or 64-bit memory addressability, available throughout... Read more...
Hey everybody, here's the late night update. I'm sure there have been many of you who have wondered just how much juice your multi-GHz CPU eats up, so Hard Tecs 4U takes a look at power consumption on Intel and AMD CPU's. The language is German, so you'll probably need a translator. Though the graphs on page 7 require no translation. Rosewill R114A Mid-tower Case Review @ 3DXtreme "I'm sure if you asked anyone these days what brand of computer case they wanted, they would probably tell you Lian Li, Thermaltake, Silverstone, CoolerMaster or maybe even Antec. But if you asked that person which one of those cases they can afford they might tell you none of them. Sure it might be nice to spend... Read more...
Hey everyone, here's the last bit of news for the night. Please excuse the lack of chatter, I'm about ready to pass out... after a bowl of lucky charms :) Good night. Niveus Media Center Now Available at Select Audio/Video Retailers Now Available at select Audio/Video retailers; the Niveus Media Center – Denali Edition with HDTV, featuring Windows (R) XP (R) Media Center Edition 2005 and the Niveus A/V-style chassis. Santa Clara, CA, 16 June 2005 – Niveus Media, Inc., manufacturer of media entertainment devices for the high-end audio/video market , has announced that its Denali Edition media center based on the Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005 operating system is now available... Read more...
Hey folks, here's your monday fix :) I've got some news for all you gamers out there... Half-Life 2: Aftermath is rumored to be released in September. Also, Quake 4 is aiming for a fall/winter release date, so it looks like the end of the year will again be a treat to us Source and Doom 3 engine fans. Personally I'm looking equally forward to both of them... well, maybe Quake 4 a little more than the HL2 expansion. MSI K8N Neo Platinum Motherboard Review @ CoolTechZone "After taking a look at seven socket 754 boards late last month, we have established the fact that the 754 platform is the budget system to be had. Though its life span is limited to the point where AMD will stop the production... Read more...
AMD expands Mobile Athlon 64 line-up, more competition for Intel's Centrino: See Press Release Below: SUNNYVALE, CALIF. -- April 14, 2005 --AMD (NYSE: AMD) today again demonstrated its leadership in 64-bit mobile computing with the introduction of the Mobile AMD Athlon™ 64 processor 3700 for full-size notebooks. Based on the award-winning AMD64 technology, this new mobile processor enables a powerful 32-bit computing experience today with a seamless transition to 64-bit computing. The Mobile AMD Athlon 64 processor 3700 also offers Enhanced Virus Protection (EVP), an advanced security feature designed to prevent the spread of certain malicious viruses when enabled by Microsoft Windows XP... Read more...
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