General: Channel Expo 2010 Review
2010-05-20 14:15:39 Source: Email [ Print | 0 Comment(s) ]
Vortez.co.uk posted a coverage from the Channel Expo 2010 in London
"The Channel Expo is an annual event targeted primarily at IT resellers, retailers and system builders. This year, it was being held at the National Hall, Olympia in London lasting two days, the 12-13th May. The Expo is host to over 100 companies ranging from hardware manufacturers to software and security providers, as well as vendors and distributors hoping to get the attention of the public. Of course, here at Vortez we are more interested in the hardware manufacturers and this year's show didn't disappoint."
>> Channel Expo 2010 Review
General: The Vicious Cycle of Gaming DRM
2010-04-27 09:36:27 Source: Email [ Print | 0 Comment(s) ]
Techgage.com posted an editorial that takes a look at gaming DRM, and potential solutions to improve it to make it less hated by almost everyone.
"From music to movies to software and games, we can't seem to use a computer today without encountering some form of DRM. That's not even the worst of it, as the situation continues to decline over time. Taking a look at things from a gaming perspective, what can we do as gamers to help put DRM back on the right path?"
>> The Vicious Cycle of Gaming DRM
General: Gigabyte AMD 890GX Motherboard BIOS Update Improves Power Consumption
2010-04-25 10:36:14 Source: Email [ Print | 0 Comment(s) ]
Legit Reviews reports that the latest BIOS update for the Gigabyte 890GX Motherboard improves power consumption
"Earlier this week Gigabyte released beta BIOS F7B for their GA-890GPA-UD3H motherboard and we didn't bother dedicating any time to it until this morning when we noted that the description for this board said that the BIOS update would improve power consumption. What in the world could this be? It's not every day you see a BIOS update being released that improves the efficiency of the board! Read on to find out!"
>> Gigabyte AMD 890GX Motherboard BIOS Update Improves Power Consumption
General: Gadget Show Live 2010
2010-04-14 21:15:08 Source: Email [ Print | 0 Comment(s) ]
XSReviews posted an article on the Gadget Show Live 2010
"While the press morning at the Gadget Show Live 2010 was fun, the rest of the day involved a lot more people and meant the stands were all in full swing with their displays and setups raring to go. This was when we got the bulk of out pictures taken and our hands shaken, so without further a do, here's the rest of our Gadget Show Live 2010 coverage."
>> Gadget Show Live 2010
General: Intel IDF 2010 Day 1
2010-04-13 21:49:39 Source: Email [ Print | 0 Comment(s) ]
ocaholic posted day 1 of their Intel IDF 2010 coverage
"At its developer conference today, Intel Corporation demonstrated how the company is providing a foundation on which to build common hardware, software and ecosystem solutions to make computing experiences and devices work together seamlessly and easier to use. The Intel Developer Forum kicked off with a keynote by David Perlmutter, executive vice president and co-general manager, Intel Architecture Group (IAG), who shared Intel's vision to make it possible for technology users to realize the potential for a common connected computing experience."
>> Intel IDF 2010 Day 1
General: Intel Certifies Kingston's HyperX DDR3 Memory Kit
2010-04-04 10:44:22 Source: Email [ Print | 0 Comment(s) ]
General: Support Forum Updated
2010-03-28 17:12:21 Source: Email [ Print | 1 Comment(s) ]
General: NVIDIA Launches the GTX 400 Series GPUs
2010-03-26 15:54:47 Source: Email [ Print | 0 Comment(s) ]
TechARP posted details of the GTX 400 Series GPUs
"NVIDIA's Fermi GPU has finally arrived for the desktop! Leading the way is the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 480 and the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 470. Here are the full details and specifications..."
>> NVIDIA Launches the GTX 400 Series GPUs
General: HardwareHeaven.com at CeBIT 2010 (Day One Coverage)
2010-03-03 10:05:47 Source: Email [ Print | 0 Comment(s) ]
HardwareHeaven.com posted day 1 of their CeBIT 2010 coverage
"HardwareHeavens roving reporter is making a whistle-stop visit to this years more compact (improved ?) CeBIT. Join HardwareHeaven as they take a look at some of the highlights from Day One, including some GeForce GTX 480 demonstrations..."
>> HardwareHeaven.com at CeBIT 2010 (Day One Coverage)
General: Inside Intel and Micron's 25nm NAND Fab - IMFT
2010-02-02 10:24:19 Source: Email [ Print | 0 Comment(s) ]
Legit Reviews was recently invited to take a tour of IM Flash Technologies (IMFT) in Lehi, Utah to see how NAND Flash memory is manufactured.
"This shrink is important as the new 25nm process reduces chip count by 50 percent compared to previous process generations, allowing for smaller, yet higher density designs and greater cost efficiencies. This is great news as that means IMFT will be able to get twice as many NAND Flash chips per wafer. Intel said that performance would be comparable to 34nm speeds today, but that endurance and reliability would be improved. Since devices like SSDs can be built using less 'chips' now you can expect to see SSD capacities increasing in the months to come. Micron even mentioned that 1TB 2.5" SSDs will be a possibility in 2010 thanks to the move down to 25nm..."
>> Inside Intel and Micron's 25nm NAND Fab - IMFT
General: Is It Time to Move to Solid-State Storage?
2010-01-28 09:42:02 Source: Email [ Print | 0 Comment(s) ]
Hardware Secrets posted a blog entry on Solid-State Storage
"Everywhere you look, people are talking about SSDs (Solid State Drives) and their advantages. You may think that everybody has already replaced their hard drive with an SSD but you. This is far from the truth; what happens is that most memory manufacturers are putting a lot of effort on marketing SSDs basically because their profit margin on regular memory modules has dropped tremendously in the past few years. Add the price drop on memory itself, and SSDs seem to be a good idea for them to make more money. So a lot of people talking about SSDs don't mean that everybody is using SSDs, but that manufacturers are pushing people to talk about them."
>> Is It Time to Move to Solid-State Storage?
General: Frostytech's Top 5 Heatsink Chart Updated Today
2010-01-16 10:07:40 Source: Email [ Print | 0 Comment(s) ]
Frostytech updated their Top 5 Heatsink Chart
"Just what everyone needs, freshly updated Frostytech Top 5 Heatsink
Charts with Prolimatech, Thermolab, Zalman and Tuniq added! The Top 5
Heatsinks Charts rank the best coolers out of the hundreds we've tested to date by lowest temperature, lowest noise and by height as well. Don't go heatsink shopping without first looking at the Top 5 charts. Only heatsinks that Frostytech has tested in its labs are included in these Top 5 lists."
>> Frostytech's Top 5 Heatsink Chart Updated Today
General: Augmented Reality not so futuristic
2009-12-20 10:31:48 Source: Email [ Print | 0 Comment(s) ]
t-break posted a new article: Augmented Reality not so futuristic
"At TEDIndia, Pranav Mistry demos several tools that help the physical world interact with the world of data. Best of all, he'll open-source the software to open its possibilities to all"
>> Augmented Reality not so futuristic
General: The Future of NVIDIA 3D Vision
2009-12-10 11:42:55 Source: Email [ Print | 0 Comment(s) ]
OCC has published a article on the The Future of NVIDIA 3D Vision
"Fortunately, I was lucky enough to be one of the few people to see 3D Blu-ray in action and I must say, I was very impressed. If you have seen any of the recent 3D movies in theaters over the past year, you know how far 3D has come in the past decade. No more blue-and-red glasses. No more throwing things out at you just for the sake of 3D."
>> The Future of NVIDIA 3D Vision
General: Editorial: Why High-End Radeon HD 5000 series supply is problematic
2009-11-25 11:40:56 Source: Email [ Print | 0 Comment(s) ]
TweakTown posted an editorial: Why High-End Radeon HD 5000 series supply is problematic
"Personally I feel that ATI / AMD have this certain level of respect for NVIDIA and what they're able to achieve. Until September there was no reason for us to think that the GT 300 series from NVIDIA wouldn't be here; the green team had come out many times saying that everything was moving to plan. In the mean time ATI was moving to plan with the HD 5000 series and it looked like both models would launch around a similar time.
So why does this matter? Well, because I personally think that while ATI was confident in the model they were producing, they also felt confident that NVIDIA wouldn't be holding back either. For this reason the company decided not to create as many of the HD 5000 series models because they didn't want to get lumped with them at a high price. This is fair enough and in the business world a smart decision; it all went pear shaped, though, and quickly."
>> Editorial: Why High-End Radeon HD 5000 series supply is problematic
General: DFI hybrid first look
2009-11-17 15:59:34 Source: Email [ Print | 0 Comment(s) ]
OC Workbench took a first look at DFI first hybrid system
"First look at DFI first hybrid system, you can run a ION+ATOM and Core 2duo (intel p45+ICH10R). On the same board at the same time"
>> DFI hybrid first look
General: Intel Launches TRIM Firmware For 34nm SSDs
2009-10-27 00:32:12 Source: Email [ Print | 0 Comment(s) ]
Legit Reviews reports that Intel Launches TRIM Firmware For 34nm SSDs
"With the release of firmware version 02HA, the Intel 34nm SSD family becomes even more impressive. Intel delivered on their promise of releasing a non-destructive firmware update that supports the Windows 7 Trim command along with an end user tool to allow users to optimize the performance of their SSD on Windows XP and Vista operating systems. Those that have the 160GB 34nm SSDs got a very nice performance boost this morning as well. By just installing this firmware update you will see an instant performance boost on the sequential write speeds that allows you to reach speeds well over what you could have gotten with the existing firmware version..."
>> Intel Launches TRIM Firmware For 34nm SSDs
General: Is ATI Stream Still Proprietary?
2009-10-04 09:26:35 Source: Email [ Print | 0 Comment(s) ]
Hi Tech Legion posted an editorial about: Is ATI Stream Still Proprietary?
"First I'd like to start by trying to explain a difference between Open Standard and Open Source for those of us who are getting confused. Yes, I may have been part of it myself in my last article. I kept on mentioning Open Source and Open Standard as if they were the same, even though while I was composing the Editorial I knew what I was trying to get at. Open Standard, which would be OpenCL, is something that is available for all to use, but even though it can be used by everyone, the actual source code (SDK) and it's tools are not open. They cannot not edited by the user nor can it be seen. Open Source, on the other hand, is something that can be used and edited by anyone and it is welcomed, since more sources can be added and, in theory, will create better development, thus increasing the amount of resources available to use."
>> Is ATI Stream Still Proprietary?
General: IDF Day 2 Coverage, Mobile Computing: Defining Cool
2009-09-24 18:34:40 Source: Email [ Print | 0 Comment(s) ]
HotHardware.com posted day 2 of their IDF coverage
"The second day of IDF kicked off with a fevered pitch of mobile technologies while Intel's Dadi Permutter and Mooley Eden stepped through a slide deck and several tech demos that gave us a view of where Intel is today with their new generation of Core i7 Mobile "Clarksfield" technology and of the future generation products like Intel's upcoming Arrandale processor with
Historically the focus on mobile computing has always been to reduce power consumption, increase battery life and processor speed as well as capitalize on the obvious thin-is-in trend. However, moving forward Dadi suggested that new Intel technologies will afford us new usage models and applications, like real-time language translation, for example..."
>> IDF Day 2 Coverage, Mobile Computing: Defining Cool
General: Intel Developer Forum Day 1 Coverage, The Continuum
2009-09-23 09:14:55 Source: Email [ Print | 0 Comment(s) ]
HotHardware.com posted day 1 of their coverage from Intel Developer Forum
"We made our annual pilgrimage to Intel Developer Forum this year and upon arriving in sunny San Francisco, we were greeted with the usual IDF fanfare in a sleek, modernistic environment. Presentations and demonstrations of Intel's latest cutting-edge technologies awaited us in the lobby as we noshed a bit on the continental breakfast buffet, but the glitz of table top demos were not what we really were after.
Intel's Sean Maloney introduced Intel President and CEO, Paul Otellini setting the backdrop for this year's Intel Developer Forum with the big idea behind the company's conference theme: The Continuum. Intel's Continuum is a concept and vision of the future of technology where all devices inter-operate together seamlessly, from desktops, to notebooks, netbooks, and hand-held devices all leveraging standard platform technologies and cross-platform compatibility in software..."
>> Intel Developer Forum Day 1 Coverage, The Continuum