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NVIDIA’s VP of Content Business Development, Roy Taylor, recently commented on plans to simplify the company’s product range."It is a challenge that we're looking at right now. There is a need to simplify it for consumers, there's no question," Taylor explained."We think that the people who understand and know GeForce today, they're okay with it - they understand it.  But if we're going to widen our appeal, there's no doubt that we have to solve that problem," he added.Will AMD follow suit and simplify their product offerings?   Only time will tell.... Read more...
Intel Simplifies Data Center Connectivity with Industry-First FCoE Adapters STORAGE NETWORKING WORLD, Orlando, Fla., April 8, 2008 – Intel Corporation today announced Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) support on its family of 10 Gigabit Ethernet (10GbE) server adapters. The company has developed an initiator that will be bundled with Intel 10GbE server adapters for PCI Express* to enable FCoE functionality. Intel also introduced the Intel® 10 Gigabit AF DA Dual Port Server Adapter, a low-cost FCoE-capable copper adapter with an energy-efficient, low-profile design for rack installations in the data center. Intel's family of 10GbE server adapters is the industry's first to support Fibre... Read more...
The One Laptop per Child (OLPC) Foundation has been getting a lot of newsprint lately. First, real orders came in; then mass production finally started. There's even been talk of Windows on the OLPC.  More good news: since this is really a laptop for kids, EA's getting "in the game."Today Electronic Arts Inc. announced the company will donate the original SimCity™ — the blockbuster 1989 game credited with giving rise to the city-building game genre—to each computer in the One Laptop per Child (OLPC) initiative. OLPC is a not-for-profit humanitarian effort to design, manufacture and distribute inexpensive laptops with the goal of giving every child in the world access to modern education.... Read more...
On October 22nd, innovative memory chipmaker SanDisk is rolling out its TakeTV, a big ole flash memory drive that loads television shows or movies from your computer and plays them on your television. It uses a cradle for their drive that you hook up to your television, and allows you to simply scroll through a menu of available files to play them. It's offering content, too, through a video download service they call Fanfare. For David Poltrack, president of CBS Vision, the TV broadcaster's research division, it's a matter of getting the networks' programming in places that consumers will use it. "When we tested the SanDisk product it clearly resonated with consumers," Poltrack says. "There... Read more...
Hot on the heels of yesterday's announcement of the triple-core Phenom, coming Q1 2008, BetaNews has an interview with Simon Solotko, AMD's brand manager for the Desktop Division.  They ask questions about the long-term viability of the triple-core CPU, as well as giving him their thoughts on the announcement.SCOTT FULTON, BetaNews: Is triple-core a long-term investment for AMD, or is an opportunity you can take advantage of now to punch up the product line a little bit?SIMON SOLOTKO, desktop brand manager, AMD: Well, I think it'll certainly compete extremely well against in-market dual-core products. In general, we will position this product, and I think the market will accept it, above more-or-less... Read more...
Some Easter Egg!  It's not going to make you want to quit Microsoft Flight Simulator, but there's a hidden flight simulator inside Google Earth. You can even use a joystick with it. Though it’s nowhere close in features to the competition, Marco Gallotta found a hidden flight simulator feature inside the newest version of Google Earth — it’s actually not too shabby for the first go-around. There are two airplanes to choose from, several airports and of course the satellite imagery you have come to love in the actual Google Earth application. It would be cool if they took this free product - a flight simulator with satellite imagery - and turned it into a real product.  'Course, Google has... Read more...
Intel Endorses Industry Specification to Simplify Blade Server Design SANTA CLARA, Calif., July 30, 2007 – Intel Corporation joined more than 40 server technology providers today in support of the new Server Systems Infrastructure (SSI) industry specification for modular server platforms. The Modular Server Specifications simplify and lower the cost of product development by providing design guidance that enables server builders to develop compliant and interoperable building blocks at the blade, chassis and manageability software level. The Modular... Read more...
At Microsoft's annual research conference Techfest, a new method to help keep internet services secure was unveiled based on images of cats and dogs. A popular method to determine whether a human or automated software is trying to access an internet service in use today is the Captcha, a series of randomly generated letters and numbers that must be reproduced. Since computers can now read Captcha sequences, which often confuse humans, a new security method has been developed by nations around the globe. The new security feature is based on the idea that a human can easily distinguish a dog from a cat, when an image of one is displayed, whereas an automated piece of software can... Read more...
Hey folks, JeffB dropping in for a spell to share a little triple monitor gaming with ya!  This is a bit of a personal triumph getting this set up to work with Vista and NVIDIA's current drivers.  Two 20" monitors are driven by a GeForce 8800GTX and the third by a GeForce 7600GT.  It's hard to get these two cards to play nice on the same system and the 7600GT is holding me back from DX10, but still, it looks pretty sweet.  Average FPS is around 12 and the flight is generally fluid unless I pull a fast bank.  There's room for improvement, like another 8800GTX and this puppy, but overall, it's surprisingly playable.  The only major drawback with... Read more...
A little bored with life at the moment?  Need something to occupy your brain-waves?  Feeling somewhat unchallenged by every-day thought process? Yeah, we feel your pain.  Why just the other day we were all sitting around the test bench thinking "dang, we're just too smart and we need to find something to baffle us a bit... ". Fear not, we have just what the doctor ordered -- your very own Three Rotor Enigma Simulator! (batteries not included) Keep it in check folks.  We don't want anyone blowin' a gasket or anything.  We'd suggest a couple of Coronas to accompany this one.... Read more...
Kuju Entertainment Supports AGEIA PhysX Processor in Rail Simulator LOS ANGELES and MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. - May 10, 2006 - AGEIA Technologies,Inc., the pioneer in hardware-accelerated physics for games, announced today at E3 that Kuju Entertainment is supporting the AGEIA PhysX processor in its upcoming Rail Simulator. Rail Simulator lets players take charge of steam, diesel and electric trains on real routes in the United Kingdom and Germany. The sophisticated gameplay even allows players to design their own ideal journey routes. Kuju Entertainment is the developer of Microsoft Train Simulator, which sold over a million copies worldwide and inspired third-party companies to develop over 40 expansion... Read more...
Hey folks! The weekend news is rolling steady, and now it's time for a post. Enjoy! RAIDMAX Samurai XE 901 Case @ MHW "As noted earlier in the intro the Samurai's unique design comes courtesy of a molded plastic hard shelled exterior attached to a steel frame. This manufacturing method greatly reduces costs over a comparable one piece steel only design. Unfortunately, the steel skeleton means the case is heavy, weighing in at nearly 25 pounds." SimpleTech 80GB USB 2.0 External Hard Drive @ Techniz "The SimpleTech Portable Drives will provide the needs for home and even office users. It was specially design for portability, performance and reliability for storage and even backup... Read more...
Hey folks, your news is a little late tonight since I fell asleep on the couch, watching the Sox vs Yankees game(Sox won). First off, Nvidia has released Forceware version 71.89, which fixes the SLI Overclocking bug among other things. Personally I'm still using the latest build of the Omega drivers with my 6800 GT and 9800 Pro, no complaints. Well, I'm working with one eye closed at the moment, so it's time for the news... Cooler Master AquaGate Mini R80 @ SystemCooling.com "Cooler Master has been around for sometime now, always coming out with innovative high quality products. It seems like they have been very busy this year coming out with several new cooling systems, both liquid and... Read more...
Hey gang, JeffB here for your Thursday morning news fix.  It's the same story here, we're all loaded up with hardware, cranking away for your entertainment.  The best part is the stuff just keeps coming, so there is no slowdown in sight.  On a side note, have you guys been paying attention to the BigWop?  We need you to jump into the Folding frenzy and put your PC to good use.  You can help save lives with a little effort.  I myself was a hold out for a long time, being somewhat of a PC purist, but I've seen the light and have been folding away.  You can too, just visit our Folding Forum to find out how! Do something good, represent your team and you may end... Read more...
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