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As with all rumors please take the following with a grain of salt until we receive official confirmation or denial from NVIDIA.If the 9600 launch impressed you, but you were holding out for a card with a little more horsepower, then you might be in luck.  Rumor has it that NVIDIA will be launching high-end cards in the near future:“At the top-end of the 9-series cards will sit the dual-GPU GeForce 9800 GX2 which will launch on March 11 this year. This will be followed by the GeForce 9800 GTX and 9800 GT between the end of March and beginning of April.”There's no word on what to expect from these cards in terms of specific features other than the fact that the GX2 will probably be a dual... Read more...
Steve Jobs said the MacBook Air would be available in two weeks.  While it's not in anyone's hands, it has shipped.The company's newest laptop, which CEO Steve Jobs called the "world's thinnest" computer when he unveiled it two weeks ago at San Francisco's Macworld, is shipping as of today, Apple said. The 3-lb. portable, which retails for $1,799 in its base configuration with a 1.6-GHz IntelCore 2 Duo processor, 2GB of memory and a 13.3-in. LED-backlit display, is also supposed to be available at retail, in both the company's own stores and its resellers.'Supposed to be' is the key phrase.  A survey of Apple Stores shows no inventory.  But the store employees were very interested... Read more...
Who could have imagined?  Free shipping is a crime?  In France, it is.Amazon.com said on Monday that it would rather pay €1000 a day in fines than abolish its free shipping on books in France.Free shipping from Amazon.fr is apparently a violation of a 1981 law that was passed to ensure the French public receives equal access to all forms of literature.The Lang Law (81-766 August 10, 1981) says that the selling price of books must be indicated by the editor on the cover, and that any retailer is required to sell the work at a price ranging between 95% and 100% of the price indicated. This provision was intended to keep the selling price of books homogenous between points of sale,... Read more...
The Optimus Keyboard has been the source of a lot of attention and speculation, which is especially unusual for a keyboard.  Initially the four-digit asking price was the source of most of the press, but then came the rumors of the delays.  It seems that the latest rumors about yet another delay are false:“Optimus themselves have updated the situation, saying that standard shipments are still on track for February, but if you want a unit they will deliver it soon (but with only PC software, Mac software won't be ready until late January). Nothing's really changed, but they did explain that the slowness in development was caused by a Philips coprocessor that was so new that they had... Read more...
Subcontractor, located in China?  Sounds suspiciously like something to do with toys, doesn't it?  But this involves hard drives, rather than toys and lead paint.Seagate is warning that a "small number" of its Maxtor Basics Personal Storage 3200 hard drives recently shipped with the Virus.Win32.AutoRun.ah virus, malicious software that "searches for passwords for online games and sends them to a server located in China," according to a note posted on the Seagate Web site. Only drives purchased since August 2007 are affected, Seagate said.The hard drive maker is blaming an unnamed subcontractor, located in China, for the problem. Seagate said it learned about the problem from anti-virus... Read more...
There have been few CPU introductions that have come with as much speculation, rumors, or general interest in the tech community as that of the AMD Barcelona/K10 CPU.  Many of these rumors revolved around release dates, features, and performance.  Now that the chips are shipping in limited quantity, the tech community has their answers to these questions...for the most part.While the following is nothing more than a continuation of the rumors, and thus take it with a grain of salt, but it appears that AMD might not be able to roll out their 2.6 GHz model until sometime in '08.“The sources noted that AMD will only introduce two Phenom CPU at the November 19 launch, the 2.2GHz 9500 and... Read more...
Finnish phone giant Nokia is shipping their eagerly anticipated N95 handheld computer. It got a 2.8" display, and a nifty two way slide to expose a keypad for entering text if you slide it out one way, or controls for the media functions if you slide it out the other direction. Nifty. Boasting up to eight gigabytes of built-in memory, the Nokia N95 8GB has all the key features of its predecessor, including a 5 megapixel camera with Carl Zeiss optics, built-in A-GPS, WLAN, HSDPA and an innovative 2-way slide. The sleek black N95 8GB also boasts a luminous 2.8" (240 x 320) QVGA display, so watching videos, browsing the Internet or viewing maps is a real pleasure. With its expanded memory, the N95... Read more...
Apple's iTunes store now has games for sale that work with the newly released third-generation iPod nano (with video), iPod classic and fifth-generation iPod (with video).Apple CEO Steve Jobs  first indicated that the new iPods would be able to play games at Apple's "The Beat Goes On" special event held in San Francisco, and said that the games would be available in a few weeks.While Tetris, Ms. Pac-Man and Sudoku have already been available for fifth-generation iPods, this marks the first time the games have been released to be compatible with 3G iPod nanos and new iPod classics.If you already purchased these games for your 5G iPod, don't expect a free upgrade.  The games have been "reformatted"... Read more...
Some have suggested that the terms and conditions in the EULA for Google Docs & Spreadsheets imply that Google actually "owns" the words "held" within those documents.  Looking at the clause in question carefully, it looks like the sentence simply needs rewording for clarity.The controversy centers on Google's use of the word "public" in its terms and conditions for Google Docs. One clause states, "By submitting, posting or displaying Content on or through Google services which are intended to be available to the members of the public, you grant Google a worldwide, nonexclusive, royalty-free license to reproduce, adapt, modify, publish and distribute such content on Google services... Read more...
OQO First to Ship 1.6GHz VIA C7-M ULV Processor in Latest Addition to Award-Winning model 02 Product Line VIA and OQO push the performance envelope for Ultra Mobile Devices Taipei, Taiwan, VIA Technologies, Inc, a leading innovator and developer of silicon chip technologies and PC platform solutions, today announced that OQO Inc. is the first manufacturer to ship the 1.6GHz VIA C7-M ULV processor in the latest configurations of its award-winning model 02 product line. The higher-speed processor in this update of the OQO model 02 – the world’s smallest full-featured Windows Vista® PC – further increases the device’s performance... Read more...
There's very little in life that we like more than new product launches drawing near.  We love the hype, testing new hardware, and reporting all of our findings to you.  Of course there are launches, and there are dreaded paper launches.AMD still hasn't officially launched their K10 line of CPUs, but it looks like the official launch date is looming, as it is being reported that AMD has now shipped K10 based Opterons to system builders.  This means that the K10 launch will be a real launch, at least for Opterons.  Hopefully CPUs for other sockets are ready to ship as well. “Although the frequencies of the CPUs haven't been announced, they should be set to a maximum of 2.0 GHz with faster chips... Read more...
OCZ Technology Announces Partnership with Leading UK Reseller PC World Sunnyvale, Calif.—August 20, 2007—OCZ Technology Group, a worldwide leader in innovative, ultra-high performance and high reliability memory, is pleased to announce their high-end computer hardware solutions will be available at one of England’s most prominent resellers, PC World. This agreement will allow a greater accessibility of OCZ memory products to UK-based consumers seeking the highest performing PC components. As the growing European enthusiast market continues to demand cutting-edge technology and unique product offerings, OCZ strives to deliver the most innovative... Read more...
Super Talent Extends DDR3 Leadership to 1866MHz World's First 2GB 1866MHz DDR3 Kit San Jose, California - July 30, 2007 -- Super Talent Technology, a leading manufacturer of DRAM memory modules and flash storage solutions, today announced the world's fastest production DDR3 kit. W1866UX2G8 is a 2GB Kit that is tested and guaranteed to operate at 1866MHz (PC3-14900) at extremely low latencies. The W1866UX2G8 Kit, the world's first 1866MHz 2GB Kit (2x 1GB), supports ultra low 8-8-8-24 latencies. This Kit is built with the fastest available, carefully screened DRAM chips, and is hand... Read more...
AMD to Ship Industry's First Native x86 Quad-Core Processors In August AMD's Stable Infrastructure Strategy Enables Availability of Systems from Platform Partners in September SUNNYVALE, Calif. - June 29, 2007 - Continuing to lead the shift of mainstream enterprise computing to energy-efficient processors, AMD (NYSE:AMD) announced today that Quad-Core AMD Opteron processors, code-named "Barcelona," are planned for shipment in both standard and low power versions at launch later this summer. This would be the first time AMD has made both standard and low power parts immediately available as part of a... Read more...
The game 'Manhunt 2' by Rockstar Games has been in the United Kingdom by the British Board of Film Classification. BBFC director David Cooke stated that the game was banned due to its "unremitting bleakness and callousness of tone in an overall game context which constantly encourages visceral killing." Rockstar Games' Rodney Walker responded to the ban by stating that Manhunt 2 is meant to be horrific and that the violence and gore help create that atmosphere. Walker believes that the BBFC has effectively censored the game from the UK public and as a result is "putting a limit on what sort of creative choices people can make." Manhunt 2 is the first game the BBFC has banned since 1997 when the... Read more...
WD SHIPS 750 GB DESKTOP HARD DRIVES INCORPORATING NEW TECHNOLOGIES FOR COOL, FAST, RELIABLE PERFORMANCE New WD Caviar Hard Drive Implements Perpendicular Magnetic Recording (PMR) Technology LAKE FOREST, Calif. - June 4, 2007 -Western Digital Corp. (NYSE: WDC) today announced it is shipping in volume high-capacity 750 GB Serial ATA (SATA) WD Caviar® SE16 desktop-class hard drives. Ideal for data-intensive applications, high-performance computing and multimedia systems, the WD Caviar SE16 750 GB drives deliver high performance with 3 Gb/s transfer rate, 16 MB cache and Native Command Queuing (NCQ). "WD knows that there is nothing... Read more...
WD SHIPS INDUSTRY’S HIGHEST CAPACITY MOBILE HARD DRIVE FOR NOTEBOOKS AND PORTABLE STORAGE DEVICES New 250 GB WD Scorpio Drives Are WD's Second Generation Employing Perpendicular Magnetic Recording Technology LAKE FOREST, Calif. - May 21, 2007 - Western Digital Corp. (NYSE: WDC) today announced it is now shipping its 250 GB WD Scorpio 2.5-inch Serial ATA (SATA) hard drives. The drives employ perpendicular magnetic recording (PMR) technology to achieve the highest capacity available in a small form factor drive and have WD proprietary features that make the drive quiet, use less power and run at cool operating temperatures.... Read more...
Jon Peddie Research Reports First-Quarter PC Graphics Shipments: Nvidia leaps to first place in desktop graphics chips displacing Intel Overall market down 5.5% quarter-to-quarter; laptops soar 24.6% year-to-year TIBURON, CA - May 2, 2007- Jon Peddie Research (JPR), the industry's leading research and consulting firm for graphics and multimedia, today announced estimated graphics shipments and supplier market share for the first calendar quarter of 2007.  Detailed First-Quarter results are available in the Q1 2007 edition of Jon Peddie's First Look,... Read more...
While it's a short news post, it does contain an interesting tidbit of information.  It seems that AMD is planning to follow the strategy of rival Intel by sticking two of their upcoming quad-core CPUs on one die and calling it an 8-core CPU. Intel is using the same strategy at the moment with their quad-core designs, which are really two dual-core CPUs on the same die. So the question is, can AMD double up their native-quad core CPUs before Intel can either figure out a way to put 4 dual-core CPUs on a single die, or develop a native quad-core? "HOW DO YOU get from Montreal to Shanghai? If you are AMD, you put two Shanghais on an MCM and get to eight cores. How? HT3."... Read more...
If you're interested in energy efficient storage devices, consider this the dawning of a new age. Not a week passes without another company announcing a new hybrid or solid state drive (SSD). Samsung is now joining the ever-growing list of companies shipping these devices.  Here's a tidbit from their press release: "Taipei, Taiwan - March 27, 2007: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., the leader in advanced semiconductor technology, announced at its annual Mobile Solution Forum in Taipei that it has developed a 1.8"-type 64 Gigabyte (GB) flash-solid state drive (SSD). The new flash-SSD is based on an eight gigabit (Gb) single-level-cell (SLC) NAND, which provides significantly higher... Read more...
PC and XBox 360 owners have been enjoying Oblivion for over a year now(especially me!), and now Playstation 3 gamers have the opportunity to save Tamriel as well. Bethesda has announced today that the PS3 version of the game has begun shipping to stores in North America. The PS3 version contains the full game, as well as the mini expansions released by Bethesda. A full fledged expansion for Oblivion, the Shivering Isles, is still slated to be released later this month. "Released in March 2006 for Windows and Xbox 360TM video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, Oblivion has already earned countless awards from publications... Read more...
Samsung has recently made available it's first hybrid hard drives with the introduction of the MH80 series. Tech News World reported that the hybrid drives, sporting either 128Mb or 256Mb of OneNAND flash memory, will come in 80Gb, 120Gb, and 160GB sizes. Samsung claims their new hybrid drives will allow faster OS boot times by up to 50%, faster resume times, extended battery life, and increased reliability. Mixing flash memory with the traditional spinning disk, Samsung's Latest News about Samsung new hybrid hard drive for Vista-based notebooks will improve boot-up speed, extend battery life and increase reliability, said the company. The hybrid drive, the first of its... Read more...
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