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Citing a study by ABI Research, Eric from Ars Technica postulates that Media Center PCs may be about ready for prime time. Personally, a true Media Center PC is high on my priority list once the wife and I are completely settled in the new home, but the relative complexity and annoying DRM measures taken by the content providers may be a big turn off to less tech-savvy consumers. "Before getting our first TiVo a couple of years ago, we were faced with a choice: either the world's best-known DVR or a media center PC. A home theater PC was attractive because of its versatility, but the thought of having a PC in the living room proved to be... Read more...
Here's a story that's bound to anger quite a few of you. Apparently, a couple brought their computer in for repair at a local Best Buy and were told their hard drive needed to be replaced. The old drive was supposed to be destroyed, but it ended up for sale at a flea market with all of the couple's personal data intact. Someone at Best Buy is getting' fired... Henry Gerbus said Best Buy assured him the computer's old hard drive -- loaded with personal information -- would be destroyed. "They said rest assured. They drill holes in it so it's useless," said Gerbus. A few months ago, Gerbus got a phone call from a man in Chicago.... Read more...
Those who understand the value of RivaTuner will be pleased to hear a new version has been released today. Version 2.0 RC16 is now out, improving it's already great card and driver support. There are too many changes/additions to list here, so click here for a full list. "RivaTuner is a complete powerful tweaking environment, providing you everything you may need to tune NVIDIA GPU based display adapters. The widest driver-level Direct3D / OpenGL and system tuning options, flexible profiling system allowing to make custom settings on per-application basis, both driver-level and low-level hardware access modes, unique diagnostic and... Read more...
VIA based TabletKiosk eo Arrives in US Market   New eo Ultra Mobile PC (UMPC) equipped with advanced connectivity, easy to use touch panel interface, and enhanced battery life though the ultra-low power VIA UMPC Platform   Taipei, Taiwan, 15 May 2006 - VIA Technologies, Inc, a leading innovator and developer of silicon chip technologies and PC platform solutions, today announced that TabletKiosk, a leader in Tablet PC computing solutions, has selected the VIA UMPC platform to power eo, its new Ultra Mobile PC.   eo is one of the first of a new breed of UMPC devices that fuse traditional PC functionality, with unprecedented mobility and connectivity. Custom tailored for this... Read more...
IT Review has somehow managed to get ahold of some pictures and information regarding MSI's upcoming motherboards based around AMD's new Socket AM2 platform. Here, we find some juicy information on flagship boards such as the MSI K9N SLI Platinum which is based off the NVIDIA nForce 570 SLI chipset. In addition, there is a low-profile passive heatsink for the chipset along with the usual assortment of bells and whistles. AMD fans can rejoice as we are obviously close to the arrival of the next wave of technology for the AMD platform. MSI, the leading mainboard manufacturer, is introducing cutting-edge... Read more...
AOpen Showcases Innovative Intel(R) Viiv(TM) Technology and MoDT-based Products and Launches the MoDT Bootcamp at the 2006 Intel Channel Conference SAN JOSE, Calif., April 12 -- AOpen(R) Inc., an award-winning, global leader in PC component design and manufacturing, today announced that it will showcase several of its award winning Mobile on Desktop (MoDT)-based solutions at the 2006 Intel Channel Conference (ICC). AOpen will debut a series of new Solo and Dual core motherboards, and barebone systems including innovative new XC Cubes, MiniPCs and ePCs. In addition, with Intel's (INTC) support, AOpen will launch it's MoDT Bootcamp, a program designed to educate the channel about the benefits... Read more...
With the acquisition of Alienware, Dell will sell computers with chips from Advanced Micro Devices. The deal closes in about 30 to 45 days. Alienware will operate as a wholly owned subsidiary, and Alienware CEO Nelson Gonzalez said that the deal will not affect its relationship with AMD. Granted, circumstances can change, but that's the plan now. The number of AMD PCs Alienware offers rises and falls, but AMD chips are typically always part of the company's active line of computers. Right now, Alienware sells AMD-based desktops, workstations, media centers and a notebook.... Read more...
The Fedora Project, a Red-Hat-sponsored and community-supported open source collaboration, has released Fedora Core 5, the latest version of the Fedora Core Linux distribution. The new version features leading edge technologies, including new desktop applications, advances in security and Xen virtualization. "Fedora Core 5 is the first distribution I feel truly involved and excited by," said Thomas Chung, Fedora Community Ambassador. "I'm sure I share this feeling with many Fedora contributors who have witnessed the birth from the very beginning. I can almost feel what an expecting father will experience with his first child. Fedora Core 5 is... Read more...
Users may soon see flash-based disks in laptops and other mobile computers after Samsung announced that it has started offering a 32GB drive to customers. The South Korean technology company showed off its solid-state disk (SSD), a flash-memory based replacement for hard-disk drives, at the Cebit IT trade show in Hanover, Germany, earlier this month. On Tuesday, the company said it was already offering the drive to customers. The company expects the market for SSD drives to reach US$4.5 billion by 2010 thanks to the growth of mobile computing, according to Chang-Gyu Hwang, president and chief executive officer (CEO) of Samsung's semiconductor... Read more...
Beyond3D has posted confirmation that ATI's next generation GPU will be based off of technology currently found in the Xbox 360's XENOS GPU. Without question, this seems to guarantee a unified shader architecture which will arrive just in time to match with DirectX10's support for such an architecture. With the efforts already made to go down this design route with the Xenos GPU, it seems logical that the company would apply what they've learned to their line of discrete PC graphics cards.At a recent analyst session ATI's Senior VP of PC Business, Rick Bergman, has confirmed that their next generation of PC graphics products will feature much of the technology developed for "Xenos", ATI's XBOX... Read more...
If you want to do a little tweaking of that NVIDIA based graphics card of yours, you'll be pleased to hear that a new version of NiBiTor (v2.7) has been released. What's NiBiTor? It's an NVIDIA Bios Editor. Get It? NiBiTor? Yeah, you got it... "MVKTech has just released a new version of NVIDIA BIOS Editor (NiBiTor) software. NiBiTor is the original and defenitive BIOS tweaker that supports the latest NVIDIA graphics cards. NiBiTor allows graphics card enthusiasts to have full control over advanced features and functionality found on firmware on supporting cards. This to gain some extra performance, enable hidden features and extra stability... Read more...
It's no secret that Blu-Ray has gained major support in recent months, gaining momentum over HD-DVD.  Furthering the growth, Pioneer is releasing their first Blu-Ray Disc Drive for the PC.  The BDR-101A boast storage capacities of 25GB on a single disc.  Look for shipments to start in the first quarter of 2006.  The drive will burn at 2X while standard DVD-R/ Rs will record at 8x.This first generation product will be targeted primarily to professional users and serious enthusiasts, generally the first to adopt new technology. In particular, content creators will depend on Blu-ray Disc writers to test and evaluate high definition consumer Blu-ray Disc titles during the authoring... Read more...
Graphics card owners everywhere can rejoice today, as Nvidia and ATI release a holiday treat with their latest driver releases. Catalyst 5.13 is the 13th driver release for ATI this year, as they didn't want to wait until next month's driver release to unlock their new AVIVO technology. Not one to stand back and watch, Nvidia has also released their new 81.98 Forceware drivers, brining mixed vendor support for SLI, and PureVideo high definition MPEG-2 de-interlacing support. ... Read more...
Today Nvidia purchased chipset vendor, ULI. That wasn't the only purchase going on though, as GUS has purchased PriceGrabber.com. The popular online shopping site came with a $485 million dollar price tag, with profits expecting to grow by about %50 this year."GUS is now becoming almost an Internet stock rather than a retailer,'' said Stuart Fraser, a director at Brewin Dolphin Holdings, which oversees $30 billion. ``Experian is dominating the group now and this is an add-on for the Experian offering. That's where the value of the company is perceived at the moment." ... Read more...
If you haven't had the opportunity to play Quake4 yet, you've certainly seen a fair amount of screenshots and benchmarks by now to realize that this is a popular new title that warrants your attention. If you've been on the fence with this title debating whether or not to spend your hard earned cash, a new demo might be just the thing to help you make up your mind.... Read more...
There's little question that the media has been less than thrilled by ATI's chipset offerings in the past. Fortunately for ATI, the latest crop of motherboards based on their new chipsets is beginning to make waves and surprise editors. Anandtech takes a look at the ASUS A8R-MVP motherboard and walks away thoroughly impressed.In the end, the Asus A8R-MVP is definitely not what we expected. It is not top-end, expensive, 8-phase, or designed for the top overclock that anyone will ever achieve. It is really much more than any of those expectations. The A8R-MVP is a reasonably-priced, full-featured board that is not really missing any important features. Instead of the limitations of SB450, it has... Read more...
What's happening friends?  With the sun just about to set, I figured this was a good time to crack a beverage and sit on the deck to enjoy the fine scenery with the latest news from around the net.  Why don't you follow suit, and settle in for a while?  Plusdeck 2 PC Cassette Deck @ Bjorn3D "It is not that often that I come across a product that has such a narrow target audience like the BTO Plusdeck 2. In short, it is a product that allows you to play old cassette tapes on your PC, record from cassette to PC and record music onto cassettes from the PC. Considering a lot of today's young computer users haven't even seen a cassette tape, you probably now understand why this... Read more...
Hey folks, we have some more news for your reading pleasure. One interesting item we have is an article about the current, and future state of the BTX Form Factor. Let's have a look and see... BTX Form Factor Exposed @ PCStats "Weren't we all supposed to be using BTX by now? When this radical form-factor change for motherboards and PC cases was first proposed by Intel in 2003, its introduction was supposed to coincide with the birth of the 'Alderwood' and 'Grantsdale' chipsets we now know as the Intel 915P and 925X. Instead, the standard took until just recently to get off the ground with manufacturers in Taiwan, resulting in Intel bumping the official introduction of the BTX form factor... Read more...
Anyone else buy HL2 and then become a tad angry when they found out the only multiplayer aspects of it are graphical updates of games you've already played hundreds of times before? Well apparently there is some type of multiplayer for HL2! Check this out! It's still in it's infancy, but at least we know it can be done. With some excellent user created maps, and some fine tuning, this could turn out to be one hell of a multiplayer game! ViewSonic ViewMate KP102 Keyboard & MC201 Optical Mouse Review @ Mikhailtech "On the left side are more useful buttons. Up top are the Forward and Back keys. Below that is a multidirectional pointer, used for scrolling and moving through documents. Unfortunately... Read more...
DFI Brings Dothan to Performance Desktop Computing The new Pentium M based 855GME-MGF "green motherboard" aims at energy-conscious enthusiasts who demand the best cool and quiet platform for overclocking or underclocking Hayward, CA (November 4, 2004) – DFI, maker of the award-winning LANParty and record-scoring LANPartyUT series of motherboards, today launched industry's most enthusiasts-oriented desktop Pentium M motherboard, 855GME-MGF. Based on the Intel mobile 855GME/6300 ESB chipset and supports socket 479 Pentium M processors, this motherboard merges cutting edge mobile technology and performance potentials onto an environmentally friendly platform. Its low heat generation, virtually... Read more...
Good Morning and Congratulations to the Boston Red Sox, the best team in professional baseball! The World Champion Boston Red Sox defeted the St. Louis Cardinals last night in a final 4 game sweep of the World Series of Baseball! The Curse of The Bambino has been lifted! Since 1918, generations of Boston Red Sox Fans have been waiting - Curt, Johhnny, David, Pedro, Manny, Trot, Derek, Jason, Orlando, Bill, Kevin, Mark, Keith, Bronson, Allan, Mike, Tim and all the rest, thanks for bringing it home!  You are World Series Champs!!!!!... Read more...
Good afternoon everyone, JeffB checking in with some interesting information coming out of Iomega.  Check it out! New Iomega Wireless Servers Bring New Features & Flexibility to Entry-Level Network Storage Iomega NAS 100d Now Shipping For Home Offices, SmallBusinesses SAN DIEGO, September 16, 2004 –Iomega Corporation (NYSE: IOM), a global leader in data storage, today announced the release of the new Iomega NAS 100d entry-level network-attached storage (NAS) server. Available this month in 160GB* and 250GB capacities, Iomega's NAS 100d servers feature wireless network capabilities and offer flexible, easily expandable network storage for small business and home office networks.... Read more...
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