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If you're in the need for more hard drive space, but don't want to add another drive to your computer, you can always opt for an external hard drive. Network storage drives are a conveniant thing to have, especially if you've got a home network going. "When looking for additional storage for your PC there are 2 choices; internal or external. When going the external route most people opt for USB or Firewire drives. They are fairly inexpensive and very easy to setup. How about storage that you can access from any PC in your house and even from anywhere via the internet? Yes I'm talking about network storage. Today I am taking a look... Read more...
You think your broadband connection is fast? Think again.  Internet 2's network is getting revamped with a huge backbone that'll be able to pump some serious data, for use in high-bandwidth experiments.  Computerworld has some of the specifics posted in this article. "Internet2's network is growing up. That was one of the key topics discussed Tuesday at the group's Spring Member Meeting in Arlington, Virginia. The research group is phasing out its Abilene network after about seven years of service with a big backbone that will support 10 10Gbps Lambdas, says Douglas Van Houweling, president and CEO of Internet2. Internet2 is... Read more...
If you're up for a good read, head on over to Hardware Secrets to check their latest 'how stuff works' article. Today they cover mostly the audio side of analog-digital conversion, and manage keep the explanations fairly easy to understand. "Signals in the real world are analog: light, sound, you name it. So, real-world signals must be converted into digital, using a circuit called ADC (Analog-to-Digital Converter), before they can be manipulated by digital equipment. In this tutorial we will give an in-depth explanation about analog-to-digital conversion yet keeping a very easy to follow language."... Read more...
Sun Fire(TM) x64 Servers and Sun Ultra(TM) x64 Workstations, Boosted by Solaris(TM) 10 and Sun(TM) Studio 11, Deliver 16 New World Records SANTA CLARA, Calif., April 11 -- Sun Microsystems, Inc. (Nasdaq: SUNW) today announced the availability of Sun Fire(TM) x64 (x86, 64-bit) servers and Sun Ultra(TM) Workstations powered by the newest, highest-performing single-core AMD Opteron(TM) Model 156, 256 and 856 processors. The faster processor speeds, combined with the inherent performance advantages of Sun's x64 servers and workstations, give customers increased processing power and a performance edge over competitive systems. "Sun is the first vendor to take full performance advantage of... Read more...
NVIDIA Professional Solutions Capture Mobile Workstation Graphics Leadership Three new NVIDIA Quadro(R) FX mobile solutions deliver desktop workstation graphics features and performance to address the needs of 3D Professionals SANTA CLARA, CA — March 29, 2006 — NVIDIA Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA), the worldwide leader in programmable graphics processor technologies, today announced a new line of NVIDIA Quadro FX graphics solutions. This new line-up includes: * The NVIDIA Quadro FX 350M – the Company's first professional GPU designed specifically for thin and light mobile workstations. * The NVIDIA Quadro FX 1500M – offering outstanding application performance and the industry's... Read more...
Fujitsu to Showcase Industry Leading Hard Disk Drive Technology at Storage Networking World Spring 2006 SUNNYVALE, Calif. -- Fujitsu Computer Products of America, Inc., one of the world's leading suppliers of innovative computer products including hard disk drives, peripherals and biometric security solutions, today announced that it will showcase its leading 2.5" Serial ATA (SATA) and small form factor (SFF) Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) hard disk drives inside market-ready storage systems at Storage Networking World, April 3-6, 2006, in San Diego, Calif. Given the constant change in system requirements, the need for flexibility and scalability is essential. At the event, Fujitsu will display... Read more...
Mozilla's Firefox has become known for it's feature set and lack of exploits(well, compared to IE), and it can be argued that it's the better browser to use at home. In a corporate environment however, Internet Explorer's integration with Windows and other factors can outshine the usefulness of Firefox. "Two years ago I blogged about a similar subject. I discussed the advantages of Internet Explorer (IE) over Mozilla and other web browsers in a corporate environment. I concluded that IE is by far the better choice. Recently we deployed about 250 new computers and so I considered this question again. Now, Firefox is the main rival of IE. The... Read more...
Developers at the Mozilla Foundation are readying the first alpha version of the Firefox 2 open-source browser, and could release it as early as this week.The release includes a new "Places" feature intended to make it easier to find and return to recently visited Web pages. The development team decided to freeze the code for what will become Firefox 2.0a1 as of last Thursday, with a view to releasing the code this Friday, according to the minutes of a Firefox 2 status meeting held March 14 at the foundation's headquarters. However, another notice posted to the Web page of the Mozilla Developer Centre advised that the Thursday code freeze could lead to a release as early as Tuesday this week. ... Read more...
ALIENWARE WORKSTATIONS NOW FEATURE ATI FIREGL V7350 AND V7300 GRAPHICS CARDS New FireGL V7350 Represents Industry's First 1GB Workstation Graphics Accelerator MIAMI - March 20, 2006 - Alienware -- the leading manufacturer of high-performance desktop, notebook, media center, server and professional systems -- is now making ATI's powerful new FireGL V7350 and V7300 graphics cards available on MJ-12 desktop workstations. Loaded with 1GB of GDDR3 graphics memory, the FireGL V7350 is the industry's first 1GB workstation graphics accelerator, and along with the 512MB FireGL V7300, delivers optimal performance for Alienware users working with complicated 3D models and large data sets. The FireGL V7350... Read more...
Network media players have been making huge waves in the mainstream community, and ThinkCE.net got their hands on a slick little player called the Slim Devices Squeezebox. This handy little device allows you enjoy music from the comfort of your living room, even when your computer is off!Media, over the past few years all different types have been flooding our lives, from music to video we see it everyday. There are services to download music and video now. We have MP3 players and media players. This past year we have seen the introduction of network media players. These players are very big and most of them do not support wireless networks. Well today we are going to take a look at a network... Read more...
Beyond3D has posted word from 3DLabs that the company is exiting the professional 3D GPU market and will instead be focusing their attention on handheld graphics. Being a cornerstone of the OpenGL 2.0 spec amongst countless other contributions, the loss of yet another competitive GPU vendor is sure to be a loss for the consumer. Regardless, it is a bit odd to see the company now focusing on handheld graphics. Does anyone else see a strong resemblance to an announcement by BitBoys?"3Dlabs will transition from the shrinking professional workstation graphics market to focus on portable handheld devices which require intensive media processing for video, audio and increasingly powerful 3D graphics."... Read more...
If you need to setup a wireless network, and WiFi doesn't have the power you need, emerging WiMAX technology may fit the bill. The TechZone has just posted a primer on WiMAX that'll give you some insight into what it takes to build a WiMAX network. "The latest technology buzz is WiMAX wireless networks. We have heard many things about this wonderful new long haul wireless technology that it almost seems as though you are just a phone call away from having yours' designed and installed. Well before you start assuming things like we all do, we thought as engineers and network architects we would share personal experiences and the experiences of... Read more...
The folks at Anandtech are taking a look at a new flagship-level workstation motherboard from ASUS. Based upon Intel's new 975x chipset and boasting features such as Crossfire AND SLI support (with the appropriate driver), this could very well become the workstation board of choice for those looking for an Intel-based workstation motherboard.We have to give Asus credit for bringing an Intel based workstation board to market at this time, considering the performance advantages that AMD holds in this area currently. The Intel 975X chipset is on a level playing field in performance with the NVIDIA nForce4 Intel Edition SLI in most areas based upon our current testing. The NVIDIA platform is still... Read more...
Well folks, it's time to cover what's been going on this weekend. Sony has decided to stop(temporarily) including their controversial software with their CDs. No word on what kind of software they'll include next. In a related subject, the Electronic Frontier Foundation has dissected part of the Sony-BMG EULA. Wonderful stuff, really. Anyone remember the good old days when your buddy would put a couple songs on a tape for you, and no one even cared? These days it seems like it was only a wonderful dream. In a time with enforced restrictions, secret software, and machines that can decipher the latest Pop Hit, the music scene doesn't seem to have the same magic it once did. HotHardware Nvidia GeForce... Read more...
Hey folks, tonight Kingston announces their new numbering system for ValueRAM used in Intel servers. If the ram is is designated with an "I", you can be sure it's been validated by Intel's validation group. Good night! Kingston Launches Line of Validated ValueRAM Modules for Intel-based Servers Parts Designated with an "I" Provides Extra Measure of Convenience, Quality Assurance for ValueRAM Server Memory Customers Fountain Valley, CA May 4, 2005, Kingston Technology Company, Inc., the world's leading independent memory manufacturer, today announced that, as part of its participation in the Intel Memory Validation Program, it is enhancing its current line of ValueRAMR products... Read more...
  AMD Announces World's First 64-Bit, x86 Multi-Core Processors For Servers And Workstations At Second-Anniversary Celebration Of AMD Opteron Processor —AMD launches Dual-Core AMD Opteron processors for server and workstations and unveils AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual-Core processor for consumers and business users — NEW YORK -- April 21, 2005 --Charting another industry first, AMD (NYSE: AMD) today introduced a broad portfolio of dual-core solutions from server and workstations for enterprise users to desktop and desktop-replacement notebooks for consumers and business users. At the second-anniversary celebration of the award-winning AMD Opteron processor, the company announced immediate... Read more...
Hey folks, how's it going? Corsair sent us a notice today, they've produced a document that takes a look at the importance of memory latency and it's impact on performance. If your interested, you can download the PDF file: Here. Here's the rest of your news... Wireless Networking: Setup and Security @ Bigbruin "There are definitely additional issues that could be considered when setting up a wireless network, but covering these basics will make a wireless network much more secure than it was straight out of the box. Many people are confident that no one would be interested in their home network and feel security is just one more headache of technical mumbo-jumbo that they would rather not... Read more...
We're starting off the morning with some interesting reads from around the web.  If you are looking for a good networking basics article, the Tech Zone has you covered, while Hexus.Net has information on MSI's DBS system. There's something about quad video that makes be curious. Check it! Seagate 100GB Portable External HDD @ Bjorn3D: "On the go? Always away from home or the office? Looking for a way to take a big chunk of data along with you wherever you may roam? With the arrival of USB portable drives in sizes all the way up to several GB of data, the desire to go portable with all of your data is fast becoming the norm. Enter Seagate's portable external USB 2.0 100GB HDD ready... Read more...
Well folks, it's time for me to do my first all game info news post. Over time, I assure you it will get better... I may possibly add a small graphic banner to distinguish it from the normal news posts, and maybe a few other things. But for now, I'll just post what interesting bits I've found. If you have any suggestions on what you think would make it better, make sure to send me an E-Mail! Square Enix working on 'new brand concept' "Called "Code Age", whatever it is, Square Enix considers it a "new concept brand" and doesn't specify any platforms or specific games, leading to speculation that it will be exploited across multiple forms of media - much as the company's... Read more...
Good morning folks!  Today is definitely much busier on the news front than yesterday.  I've only been away from the keyboard for a few hours (ie sleeping), and the news box is loaded with good stuff.  I'm going to get right down to business and get it posted because I've got some benchmarking to do.  The FedEx man was good to us today... VIA Boosts Hard Drive Security with VIA PadLock Tru-Delete Latest software utility and source code from VIA enables enhanced disk wiping performance utilizing the VIA PadLock RNG Taipei, Taiwan, September 15th 2004 - VIA Technologies, Inc, a leading innovator and developer of silicon chip technologies and PC platform solutions, today made... Read more...
Good morning all.  JeffB stopping in as we say good bye to another work week and hello to the weekend.  My wife and I, recent residents of North Carolina, enjoyed a nice little pool party in our community last night with a live reggae band and good food and drink.  The carribean tunes seemed quite appropriate with the general theme being sunny and hot. Tomorrow we get to check out a local pig roast that is an annual tradition that brings in 15,000 people each year.  It's definitely a different world down here compared to New York, but one thing is certain, these folks like to eat!  They are also a hefty community of techies too, with the Research Triangle being home to... Read more...
Good morning everyone :)  Well, today is the day that we celebrate our mothers.  Whether they are cooking our food, mending our cloths or tending to our wounds; mothers are the adamant friend that is always there.  We may not always get along with them, but we always love them.  On behalf of the HH crew, to all the mothers out there;  Happy Mothers Day :) Building the Super Case for a Liquid Cooled Dual Xeon Workstation @ PC Perspectives "The concept used here is really quite simple.  It starts by putting the motherboard and all of its accessories in an isolated area, under a greenhouse style window.  This allows easy viewing of all the "must see"... Read more...
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