Power Producing Chip Technology?

Semiconductor sales types will get a boot out of this one.  How many times have you asked an engineer "What's your power budget for this design?"; only to be met with a chuckled response along the lines of, "We have no power budget.  Your chip needs to generate power...

Silicon becomes a superconductor

Silicon -- the archetypal semiconductor -- has at long last been shown to demonstrate superconductivity. By substituting 9% of the silicon atoms with boron atoms, Physicists in France have found that the resistance of the material drops sharply when cooled below 0.35 K (Nature 444 465)....

Linux as a Media Centre

Linux has been enjoying a wealth of publicity on the Desktop at the moment with Canonical, Novell, and Co pushing an image of professionalism for Linux that has been lacking up until now. Down at ground zero however, change moves very slowly and in unexpected (to most of us at least), usually money orientated...

No Playstation 3 For You!

This seems to happen with every next-gen console launch, but things are getting ridiculous with regard to Playstation 3 pricing and availability. This article on CNN Money states that the PS3 is even scarcer than originally predicted. "Gamers knew getting their hands on a PlayStation 3 was going to be hard last...

Daily Review Roundup

CPU & Motherboard: Abit AN9-32X AM2 NVIDIA 590-SLI Motherboard Review @Virtual-Hideout ASUS P5N32-SLI Premium @ Bjorn3D Gigabyte GA-965P-DS3 Motherboard Review @ Legit Reviews Intel Core 2 Extreme QX6700 Quad-Core Processor @ GamePC Labs Sound: BlueGears b-Enspirer Sound Card @ A True Review Auzentech...

Blizzard Sued By Botting Program Creator

Some of you may play World of Warcraft, and out of that bunch we're sure some of you have also heard about Glide, one of the "botting" programs used by many folks to power level their characters, and amass staggering amounts of gold. Glide is strictly against the WoW terms of service, and folks...

Samsung Reveals World's Slimmest Mobile LCD Screen

 Samsung's new display is just 0.82mm thick Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., the world's largest provider of thin-film transistor, liquid crystal display (TFT-LCD) panels announced today that it has developed the thinnest reported LCD panel...

Synopsys Breaks Into Supercomputing Ranks

Synopsys Builds Electronic Design Automation Industry's First Supercomputer to Claim 242nd Spot on Top500 List Synopsys, Inc., a world leader in semiconductor design software, today announced it is the first electronic design automation (EDA)...

HIS X1650 Pro IceQ Turbo Dual DL-DVI

Not long ago, when we reviewed MSI's GeForce 7600 GT, the closest ATI-based competitor available was the Radeon X1600 Pro.  It was far from an apples-to-apples comparison from a technical standpoint, however.  While both models sported the same number of Pixel and Vertex Shaders and had similar...

Wii Are The Champions

I don't expect the X-Box/Playstation 3 argument to go away anytime soon. It's almost as bad a Brady/ Manning arguments. (Brady's much better, by the way) Chris Suellentrop over at Slate took a look at the new consoles, and decided the big, expensive ones have lost sight of the potential of plain old...

NVIDIA Launches The SLI Marketplace

NVIDIA LAUNCHES THE SLI MARKETPLACE - THE ULTIMATE DESTINATION FOR CONSUMERS LOOKING TO BUY, BUILD, OR SELL PC GAMING PRODUCTS SLI Marketplace is the Largest Consolidation of NVIDIA SLI Gaming and Computing Products, Offering More Than 500 Different SLI-certified Products SANTA CLARA, CA - NOVEMBER 21, 2006 -...

Bigfoot announces First Linux-based FNApp

Bigfoot announces First Linux-based FNApp for the Killer NIC; posts bounty for more To Drive FNApps Development Bigfoot Launches FNApp Bounty Program with more than $15,000 in Cash and Prizes for Linux Developers AUSTIN, Texas - Nov. 21, 2006 -...

Record Shipments of Widescreen Notebooks

DigiTimes reports that widescreen notebooks have reached an impressive 79% of total market share for mobile systems. North America has fallen in love with wide-aspect notebooks as the market share for that region is an overwhelming 85%. In stark contrast however is the market in Japan where the traditional...

No Factory Overclocked G80 GPU's?

Fudo over at The Inquirer reports that their sources have learned NVIDIA will not allow any board vendors to offer a factory overclocked version of the new GeForce 8800 series GPU's. For vendors such as BFG, XFX, and Gainward which have used factory overclocking to help differentiate them from other card...

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