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RIAA Loses Another Case The good news is: The RIAA lawyers have lost another round in federal court, and they weren't even picking on dead people or grandmothers this time: "A federal judge has dismissed Elektra v. Santangelo with prejudice, leaving the door open for defendant Patti Santangelo to recover attorneys' fees from the RIAA. Last month, Judge Colleen McMahon denied the RIAA's motion to dismiss the case without prejudice, ruling that the case should either be dismissed with prejudice or proceed to trial so that Santangelo could have a shot at being exonerated of the RIAA's accusations of file-sharing and copyright infringement."... Read more...
It seems like just yesterday having 2GB of RAM made a system an ultimate gaming rig, and now here comes Super Talent with their 4GB DDR2-800 kit. At first glance one might wonder if Super Talent is shipping memory kits with 4 1GB sticks, but thankfully the answer is no. There are two 2GB DDR2-800 memory modules in the kit, and it looks like they'll be hitting the street for about $438 a kit. "San Jose, California - March 26, 2007 -- Super Talent Technology, a leading manufacturer of DRAM memory modules and flash products, today announced a new 4 GigaByte 800MHz DDR2 memory kit that is ideal for gamers and enthusiasts. The new T800UX4GC5 is a matched pair of 2 GigaByte 800MHz DDR2 non-ECC... Read more...
OCZ Technology Enhances their Flash Memory Lineup with the Remarkably Versatile Trifecta Card Series - microSD, SD, and USB in One Sunnyvale, CA - March 26, 2007 - OCZ Technology Group, Inc., a worldwide leader in innovative, ultra-high performance and high reliability memory, today released the most innovative Secure Digital memory solution on the market, the new OCZ Trifecta SD card series. This unique combination of microSD, SD and a USB key in one unit creates a new way of sharing files between your mobile phone, MP3 player, digital camera, and PC. The ultra-convenient Trifecta card combines the storage use of microSD with the ability to be converted into a standard SD card that can also... Read more...
Intel Releases Energy Star Implementation Guidelines New paper developed in conjunction with the EPA designed to aid system integrators in developing more energy-efficient platforms SANTA CLARA, Calif., March 19, 2007 - Intel Corporation announced today that it has released a new implementation guide, developed in conjunction with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), that helps PC manufacturers and system integrators deliver ENERGY STAR*-qualified PCs based on Intel microprocessors and other system components. The new implementation guide provides large and small system integrators with key understandings on how to specify and test desktop PC, notebook PC, workstation computer and... Read more...
Corsair Showcases Families of Products at CeBIT Germany -- Spot dazzling display of Corsair flagship memory, power supply and consumer flash products in action, March 15-21, Booth B38, Hall 21 -- Fremont, CA (March 12, 2007) - Corsair, a worldwide leader in high-performance computer products, today announced the company will showcase its impressive breath of award-winning products in the upcoming CeBIT Germany trade fair. CeBIT is the world's largest IT related trade event targeting the industry and users passionate about technology. Show attendees can expect to see the latest and next generation Corsair products including the DOMINATORTM series as well as the latest announced high performance... Read more...
Open source information on the web has transformed the way we find out about things. How about some open source information on wages? The New York Times has a round-up of internet services where if you'll show them yours, they'll show you everybody's. Wages, that is. More extensive salary surveys are done for corporations, but a regular employee could not hope to buy the information from any of the other major compensation companies like the Hay Group or Mercer. "We wouldn't give it to you," said Iain Fitzpatrick, general manager of the reward information service division of Hay. The compensation companies do not want their information being used against bosses negotiating salaries.... Read more...
According to an article from CNN, new strains of the RINBOT and DELBOT virus have been uncovered by technology experts. These nasty viruses make it possible to hijack entire networks and are generally targeted towards businesses. The most insidious discovery about the new strains of RINBOT and DELBOT is that both can now target vulnerabilities in commonly used anti-virus programs as well as Microsoft's basic anti-viral software. Technology experts are warning about new strains of the insidious RINBOT computer virus that could potentially hijack network systems of businesses worldwide. Graham Cluley, senior technology consultant with Boston-based IT security firm Sophos, said... Read more...
Intel Technology Allows Nurses To Spend More Time With Patients Intel and Motion Computing Pilot New Device at Leading Hospitals Around the World SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 20, 2007 - Intel Corporation today announced the mobile clinical assistant (MCA) is ready to enable nurses to spend more time with patients, do their jobs on the move while remaining connected, and manage the administration of medications. Motion Computing's C5 is the first product based on Intel's MCA platform and has earned support from clinicians and nurses participating in pilot studies around the world. As Intel's first platform built specifically for healthcare, the MCA is an important step in the company's... Read more...
NVIDIA ADVANCES PC GAMING WITH WORLD'S FIRST CERTIFIED SUPPORT FOR MICROSOFT DIRECTX 10 FEBRUARY 20, 2007 - NVIDIA Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA) today released the world's first WHQL-certified drivers for Microsoft DirectX 10, coinciding with the release of the first DirectX 10 test kit from Microsoft, which allows other hardware vendors to test their graphics processors using the DirectX 10 WHQL tests. Microsoft DirectX 10 is included with Windows Vista and delivers unparalleled levels of graphics realism and film-quality effects for games, all rendered in real-time on NVIDIA GeForce 8-series GPUs. GeForce 8-series GPUs are the first and only Microsoft DirectX 10-capable GPUs currently... Read more...
NVIDIA just released their Cascades DX10 demo on NZone.Com. The Cascades demo is designed the showcase the performance and the DX10 features built-into their GeForce 8 Series of graphics cards. Every aspect of the Cascades demo demonstrates next-generation features enabled by DirectX 10, including the generation of content and the dynamic particle systems.      "Explore a fantastic new world of endless rock formations and exhilirating detail. Watch majestic waterfalls cascade down the rock, while buzzing swarms of dragonfly-like inhabitants dive and play. Zoom in close to examine the vibrant surface detail, or move the camera up or down to explore the rock's infinite outcroppings,... Read more...
NVIDIA has released a new set of drivers to coincide with the launch of the 320MB GeForce 8800 GTS. This is an incremental driver release since v100.59 with a few additional fixes.  The fixes incorporated into the ForceWare driver v100.64 include: A black screen bug with Quake 4 an issue with the NVIDIA DirectX 10 demo "Cascades" a Control Panel bug  a flat panel scaling issue a number of other bugs to improve overall stability The drivers are available here for both 32-bit and 64-bit versions of Vista: https://www.nvidia.com/object/winvista_x86_100.64.html https://www.nvidia.com/object/winvista_x64_100.64.html... Read more...
Seen enough Vista news yet? Well we're still not done, and this time we bring news of Drivers! Yes, Nvidia has released some new Windows Vista drivers for their graphics chips. The drivers still need some work though, as SLI support is still a bit spotty. Stay tuned for a new driver release tomorrow, providing DX9 SLI support for 8800 series cards.... Read more...
This one definitely borders on the freaky side for sure. Viruses used to build electronic structures? Hello?  Maybe we can all just skip the flu shots this year and head on over to MIT for a crash course in electrophysics?  In some sort of sick and twisted way, that runny nose you're fending off could possibly power your iPod... "By manipulating a few genes inside these viruses, the team was able to coax the organisms to grow and self-assemble into a functional electronic device. The goal of the work, led by MIT Professors Angela Belcher, Paula Hammond and Yet-Ming Chiang, is to create batteries that cram as much electrical energy into as small or lightweight a package as possible.... Read more...
An announcement made yesterday in the Journal Nature claims that researchers had a breakthrough and created a memory circuit with 100 billion bits per square centimeter, which is said to be about 100 times dense than current memory circuits. "Researchers in California said they have created the world's densest memory circuit, one that's about 100 times denser than today's standard memory circuits, while remaining as small as a human white blood cell. Scientists from the California Institute of Technology and the University of California, Los Angeles, reported the development in Thursday's issue of the journal Nature. The circuit has 160,000... Read more...
Creative has announced their ALchemy project which is aimed at providing Sound Blaster X-Fi drivers for Windows Vista. In Vista, Microsoft has removed the Hardware Abstraction Layer(HAL), which DirecSound and DirectSound3D require. While games that use OpenAL still work, those that use DirectSound would face problems, until now. The project is still in the beta phase, but it seems promising. "The good news is that the Creative ALchemy Project allows you to run your favorite DirectSound3D games on Windows Vista as the developers intended - with full hardware accelerated 3D Audio and EAX support! This is done by translating DirectSound calls into OpenAL. In order for this to happen, a... Read more...
Hewlett-Packard researchers realized they could pack more transistors on a chip, without shrinking them, simply by moving their connections to a nano-wire grid on top of them and packing more of them in the space they saved. "For a long time, we in the industry have been obsessed with this idea that higher capacity [chips] and lower cost equals smaller transistors, and we've been investing the bulk of our efforts in this area," says Stanley Williams, senior fellow and director of quantum-science research at HP Labs. The new research, Williams says, "is the first proof that it's possible to dramatically improve integrated circuits without shrinking... Read more...
For their latest marketing scheme, Valve is using the tried and true 'Free Trial' method. Valve has announced their new Steam Guest Pass system, which allows owners of certain Valve games to send out free trial passes to their friends. Day of Defeat: Source should be the first game available once the open beta starts. "During the beta period the new menu items will appear on all Steam accounts, though the ability to send the Guest Pass will be inactive. When this closed beta concludes, Valve will extend the Steam Guest Pass Beta to Day of Defeat: Source owners. Similar to the Free Weekends, Guest Passes are another example of advanced... Read more...
The problem with machine vision is that the cameras are two-dimensional recorders of three-dimensional scenes. Objects in an image may be obscured by lighting, occluded by obstacles or camouflaged by similar colors in the background. Sophisticated software can sometimes piece together objects from subtle cues, such as when two camera positions are used to reveal parallax. But such algorithms take time to run, making them inappropriate for real-time applications, like automobile collision avoidance. Now one company claims to have solved the problem with a real-time 3-D camera that uses pixel-level hardware to reveal the distance to any object in any scene, regardless of lighting, occlusion or... Read more...
Bethesda has released some new content for their top selling game, adding a new faction with some new quests, a few extras enemies, and some new items. The Elders Scrolls: Oblivion - Knights of the Nine costs $9.99, a little more than Bethesda's previous content releases, and can be downloaded in multiple languages from here. "A fallen King has been unchained from the darkness of Oblivion to seek vengeance upon the Gods who banished him. Only a champion pure of heart can vanquish the evil that has been released upon the land. You must heed the call, reclaim the lost relics of the Divine Crusader, and return the Nine to glory. New dungeons,... Read more...
Futuremark, the creator of the popular benchmarking suites 3DMark and PCMark, has updated their site with new versions of 3DMark06 and PCMark05. The updates bring not only a few bug fixes, but added support for Windows Vista. Benchmarks native to Windows Vista should be out in 2007, and will take advantage of the latest DirectX features. "To support performance analysis on PC's running Microsoft(R) Windows Vista operating system Futuremark's 3DMark06 and PCMark05 will be Vista enabled. Updated benchmark performance results on Windows Vista systems have been tested and verified by Futuremark as valid and fully comparable. Next generation... Read more...
A couple of weeks ago at an Editor's Day event at their headquarters in Santa Clara, California, NVIDIA proclaimed that they planned to "redefine reality" with their self-branded ultimate gaming platform. The products in the spotlight throughout the event were the new nForce 680i SLI chipset, the upcoming 680a SLI, and a new family of graphics cards built around the company's forthcoming DX10 capable G80 GPU. The G80 at the heart of what became known as the GeForce 8800 GTX and 8800 GTS represented a complete shift in NVIDIA's GPU architecture. NVIDIA's Tony Tomasi even went so far as to say, "every transistor in the chip is new". Of course NVIDIA... Read more...
Fudo over at The Inquirer reports that ATI has finally releases Catalyst 6.10 drivers for all ATI GPU's. Nestled within this driver are a number of performance fixes and additional functionality. For one, users can finally have official HDR with FSAA in Oblivion without being forced to use the "Chuck" patch. In addition, there are supposedly some healthy performance gains for Crossfire systems with framerate increases of up to 16% being reported. If you're currently gaming with an ATI Radeon graphics card, you should head over to AMD's website and download these drivers. AMD released the new drivers for both Linux and Windows but it still doesn't have the... Read more...
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