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The pre-MacWorld rumors are always some of the most interesting, but it looks like a few of the rumored products such as sub-notebook and 3G iPhone are virtually done-deals.  The 3G iPhone was actually leaked by AT&T CEO Randal Stephenson, so we're moving that one out the rumor file.  If that's not enough for you, here's more about the ultra-portable“...he has now heard from manufacturing partners in Asia that Apple is preparing to unveil a new, ultra portable laptop computer at the company's Macworld event next month in San Francisco.The blogs have speculated about this, but he says he now has hard evidence that the smallest laptop ever from Apple is only weeks away. He says the... Read more...
According to reports, AMD will move away from mega-GPU chips with their next release, codenamed R700.Modern graphics processors rely on extensive amounts of parallelism to get calculations done as quickly as possible, but those GPUs are still monolithic chips designed with a given number of stream processors, texture units, render back-ends, and the like, each depending on their performance grade. However, the folks at Fudzilla say they have it on good authority that AMD will challenge that paradigm with its next-generation graphics processor, code-named R700. According to Fudzilla, low-end, mid-range, and high-end R700 cards will all have GPUs with varying numbers of identical R700 cores. To... Read more...
The Megan Meier MySpace case, in which Megan committed suicide after a MySpace hoax committed by no less than an adult, has caused a Missouri community to craft a law to prevent something from this from happening again, at least without some punishment for the perpetrators.The goal of the ordinance, said Assistant City Attorney John Young, is to punish people who use threatening or obscene language or images through electronic communication to inflict emotional distress on another person. Young said he researched similar legislation in other cities and states in drafting the ordinance.Megan Meier hanged herself with a cloth belt from a support beam in a closet in her Dardenne Prairie home Oct.... Read more...
Look for the mark of excellence with Diamond Multimedia’s xDNA™ CHATSWORTH, CA —November 11, 2007— Diamond Multimedia (www.diamondmm.com), a leading manufacturer of PC graphics cards, sound cards and communications products, today unveiled their newly developed xDNA©™ technology platform. This new technology platform enables heterogeneous graphics cards to function and operate on heterogeneous platforms. With advanced performance and unprecedented software architecture, the newly released Diamond xDNA software platform is the ideal solution on graphics cards for the most demanding enthusiasts who want to use different chipsets and CPUs.  Diamond xDNA technology-enabled features... Read more...
Asus makes bold claims about their new Xonar sound card being the “best” PC audio card on the market currently.  We took the product to task in an effort to prove out these claims.  At the very least, perhaps a company with the Hardware and Software Engineering resources that Asus has, can deliver reasonable audio fidelity and hopefully a better set of drivers than the likes of Creative’s X-Fi debacle.Read on:ASUS Xonar D2 Ultra Fidelity 7.1 PCI Sound Card... Read more...
Claiming to be the best at anything is bold.  From professional athletes to product manufacturers, stating you or your product is the best out there opens things up for closer scrutiny.  Being the best at what you do, or what you make, means near flawless execution.  Regardless of the context, one thing is certain, if you claim you are the best at what you do, you better be prepared to back those statements up.  This is the position ASUS has put themselves in, stating that their latest product is the best of its kind, period.In this HotHardware showcase we're going to take a look at a new sound card from ASUS called the Xonar D2 Ultra Fidelity 7.1 PCI Surround... Read more...
Picture A One-Stop Multimedia Studio With The Dell XPS 420Round Rock, Texas, October 23, 2007 - Dell today announced the XPS 420 – a premium multimedia desktop PC that features Dell-exclusive Adobe  Elements Studio software pre-installed, including Adobe Photoshop  Elements 6 & Premiere Elements 4 software as well as Adobe Soundbooth CS3 – to simplify multimedia creativity whether it’s producing a slide show, editing a family video or cleaning up audio recordings.Dell also announced a new 20-inch widescreen flat panel display, its first to include a built-in webcam, and refreshed its line of popular all-in-one inkjet printers with the Dell 948 ...... Read more...
AMD Reports Third Quarter Results – 18 Percent Sequential Revenue Increase Driven by Record Microprocessor Unit Shipments and Increased Graphics Segment Revenue – SUNNYVALE, Calif. — Oct. 18, 2007 — AMD (NYSE: AMD) today reported third quarter 2007 revenue of $1.632 billion, an 18 percent increase compared to the second quarter of 2007 and a 23 percent improvement compared to the third quarter of 2006.  In the third quarter, AMD reported an operating loss of $226 million, and a net loss of $396 million, or $0.71 per share.   Third quarter results include a negative impact of $120 million, or $0.22 per share, due to ATI acquisition-related, integration and severance charges and... Read more...
Today’s power supplies are a far cry from those that were available just a few years ago.  With the increasing power demands of the latest GPUs and high-end processors, the need for ample, stable power has increased exponentially.  With more and more attention being paid to efficiency and energy conservation, one has to question though, just how much power do you need?  Not too long ago, a 750w PSU was considered huge and today we are seeing PSUs rated as high as 1600 watts.  Naturally, the demands for such wattage vary depending on personal needs, but in most cases this kind of capacity is simply unnecessary, not to mention expensive. In this article we’re going... Read more...
We wanted to let you all know that we’ve just posted a new article here at HotHardware in which we take a look at the Ultra X3 1000 Watt Energy Efficient Modular PSU.  Boasting high efficiency and a modular design, the Ultra X3 has more to offer than just 1000 watts of peak power; it also sports a slick finish and near silent  fan.  Click the link below and check it out...Ultra X3 1000 Watt Energy Efficient Modular PSU... Read more...
Though perhaps not always in the lime-light, VIA Technologies continues to impress with low power innovation in X86 computing, targeted not only at embedded markets but higher volume, mainstream applications as well... VIA Announces Ultra Thin VESA Mounted PC for Instant Display Systems The VIA vmpc vm7700, a unique approach to digital signage and media display, converts any standard LCD monitor into a full x86 PC in minutes Taipei, Taiwan, 8 October 2007 - VIA Technologies, Inc, a leading developer of x86 silicon and platform solutions, today announced the new VIA vm7700 VESA mounted PC (vmpc) that turns a standard display panel into a fully functional PC for signage, kiosk and other intelligent... Read more...
MIT's Nicholas Negroponte has been touting his idea of giving an inexpensive laptop to kids in developing countries. His One Laptop Per Child foundation started out with a per unit target of $50 by 2010, then became widely publicized as the $100 laptop project.  How far have the goalposts moved to date?  Well, you can have one for $188 -- if you buy two and give one away. Negroponte's plan to heal the world with laptops is well-meaning but fundamentally flawed. What good is a laptop in the middle of rural Thailand when electricity, much less Internet access, are spotty at best? Rather than getting laptops into the hands of every schoolchild across the world, why not start with an... Read more...
Just in case you didn't catch the fresh link at the top of the page on your first visit here today, we’re writing to let you know that we’ve just posted a new article here at HotHardware in which we evaluate the features, installation, and performance of Ultra’s ChillTec Thermo-Electric CPU Cooler.  The ChillTec is a bit more than an oversized aftermarket cooler.  This unit marries two technologies into a single package, teaming a heat-pipe tower-type cooler with a peltier and an oversized fan to offer extreme cooling potential.  To help facilitate use of its features, Ultra also integrates an external module that's programmed to control the cooler's functions and report on the current health... Read more...
The Ultra ChillTec Thermo-Electric CPU Cooler is a bit more than an oversized aftermarket cooler.  This unit marries two technologies into a single package, teaming a heat-pipe type cooler with a peltier and an oversized fan to offer extreme cooling potential.  To help facilitate its features properly, Ultra also integrates an external control module that's programmed to control the cooler's functions and report on the current health of the CPU. Based on its relatively unique design and a rather hefty pricepoint, we were eager to delve into the design and performance of the Ultra ChillTec Thermo-Electric CPU cooler.  Our goal is to see how well the unit performs compared to stock cooling... Read more...
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