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Just when you thought they couldn't get any bigger, cheaper or faster, Seagate steps out and says, think again...  Imagine a RAID 0 array with a pair of 2.5TB drives. That ought to be enough room for your 80s-Music-Flock-of-Seagulls collection... "Seagate Technology, citing major research and development strides in improving areal density of hard drive disks, claimed on Sept. 15 that it has set a data storage world record of 421G bits per square inch in revealing the results of a magnetic recording demonstration. A hard drive with that kind of areal capacity could carry as much as a 2.5TB of data - enough to store 41,650 hours (1,735 days, or 4.75 years) of music, 800,000 digital... Read more...
Though the RIAA has been suing people over copyright infringement for a few years now, they've been starting to run into some roadblocks as of recent. Despite using such tactics as trying to sue deceased people, or even people without a computer, many of their lawsuits have been successful due to folks not wanting to fight the charges. A recent court battle has complicated matters for the RIAA though, as they've lost a case to an Oklahoma mother after they were unable to produce information concerning the number of songs downloaded, and the time of the downloads. This isn't the only suit giving them trouble though, more than a few people have decided to start fighting back.... Read more...
The Quake themed sequel for the popular Enemy Territory series is getting some special coverage at where else but Quakecon. AMDZone's coverage of the event details some of the workings of the highly anticipated game, such as vehicle mechanics(and physics), character animation, and some of what we can expect from the rest of the event. "The demo was impressive, and included 8 live players. Several classes including Spec Ops, and medic were shown off. Each has special abilities, and gamers will be glad to know that hitting the F key is all you need to do when you are in an area that requires that ability. No fumbling for the right key will... Read more...
Microsoft was demo'ing Speech Recognition technology that is currently built into Vista.  As the old saying goes, "the best demo is no demo"...  ouch. Dear Aunt, let's set so the double the killer delete select all.... Read more...
AMD REPORTS SECOND QUARTER RESULTS - 53 Percent Year-over-Year Sales Growth Driven by Record Adoption of AMD Opteron Processors - SUNNYVALE, Calif. - July 20, 2006 - AMD (NYSE: AMD) today reported sales of $1.22 billion, operating income of $102 million, and net income of $89 million, or $0.18 per share, for the quarter ended July 2, 2006.  These results include $18 million of employee stock-based compensation expense and a net gain of $10 million associated with Spansion LLC.'s repurchase of its 12.75 percent senior subordinated notes. In the second quarter of 2005, excluding the Memory Products segment, AMD reported sales of $797 million and operating income of $83 million.  In... Read more...
Another game, another guide. If your a fan of the new Ghost Recon demo, TweakGuides.com will provide all the tweaking goodness you'll need. Being just a demo, there isn't a whole lot you can with it, but there are a few commands to play around with. "I've put together a four-page Ghost Recon: Advanced Warfighter Tweak Guide, based on the demo of the game. It provides the known methods of optimizing and customizing the game. Note that the demo and the retail version are essentially identical in terms of performance and tweaking, and as such download the demo and tweak it using the guide, as this will give you a genuine idea of how... Read more...
Movies have always featured computers that perform actions based on user voice commands. Although voice interfaces are still not common place in homes today, for many years software has been available for speech recognition. Anandtech has posted an intresting article, discussing all aspects of speed recognition software currently available for computers. Issues such as health consideration, software products, speech accuracy, and processor utilization are explained in detail. Why does any of this really matter? I mean, we're all basically familiar with using keyboards and mice, and they seem to get the job done quite well. Certainly, it's difficult to imagine... Read more...
XYZComputing.Com has posted up some information regarding Seagate's latest enterprise class hard drive that features new perpendicular recording technology.  It's not a desktop hard drive by any means, considering it's only available in SAS, Ultra320 SCSI, and fibre channel flavors, but the tech will surely trickle down in time. "Seagate's big news today is the announcement of an update to its flagship enterprise disk, the Cheetah 15K.4. The new model, the Cheetah 15K.5 will become Seagate's top-of-the-line 15,000 RPM disk and the industry's first 3.5" disk with perpendicular recording. The new drive will feature capacity up... Read more...
ATI Reports Results for Second Quarter of Fiscal 2006 Record revenues of $672 million MARKHAM, Ontario -- March 30, 2006 -- ATI Technologies Inc. (TSX:ATY)(NASDAQ:ATYT) - ATI Technologies Inc. (TSX:ATY)(NASDAQ:ATYT) today announced financial results for the second quarter of fiscal 2006 ended February 28, 2006. Revenues for the second quarter were $672 million, a new company record and a 14% increase relative to the first quarter of fiscal 2006. Gross margin percentage was 28.2%. Net income according to GAAP for the quarter was $34.1 million ($0.13 per diluted share). Non-GAAP adjusted net income(2) for the quarter was $44.8 million ($0.17 per diluted share). "In the second quarter, ATI... Read more...
As if it wasn't enough to take your music anywhere you went, you can now rip music on the go. Futurelooks takes a gander at the Gemini iKey USB Audio Recorder, which has the ability to take any line level audio signal and convert it into an MP3 or WAV file. "There is virtually no setup or installation required. No software comes with the iKey! The recorded iKey files can be played back using most audio programs like iTunes or Windows Media Player. If you want to do any editing you will have to use your own audio editing software."... Read more...
In an interview with ID's Todd Hollensead, WorthPlaying has discovered that this year's QuakeCon might not be held in Texas as it has since the LAN party's inception. The interview steps through some basic Q&A with some small tidbits of info surfacing regarding some potential previews at E3. However, the most interesting aspect of the interview surely revolves around QuakeCon 2006 and some drastic changes that will be made. First and foremost, the location of the event could be someplace outisde of Texas for the first time in the event's history! There's still a possibility we may move QuakeCon outside of Texas (!) for this year. And before... Read more...
The gang at X-bit Labs have posted some news regarding an innovative new cooling approach ASUS is using for their latest passive GeForce 6600 graphics card called ReverseCool. By placing the GPU on what has traditionally been the "backside" of the PCB, the heat produced by the GPU is allowed to rise upwards and is not contained by the PCB which would normally be overhead. Overall, a pretty simple but effective idea that should have a solid impact on overall temperatures.All the typical graphics cards usually have their graphics processing unit (GPU) installed on the front-side, which means that when installed into a conventional tower computer case, the GPU does not dissipate heat in... Read more...
With the release of Nvidia's new GeForce 7800GTX 512MB cards, there was bound to be some record breaking. VR-Zone has gone to great lengths to set a new 3DMark 05 record, using massive overclocks made possible by some hardcore cooling. We have done some overclocking tests on the new GeForce 7800GTX 512MB cards and we managed to hit 13400 on a single card with astonishing 810/2000MHz clock speeds. On the SLI front, we broke the mighty 18K barrier with a score of 18236. We put these cards under extreme cooling of below -90 degrees celcius with our cascade cooler. These cards were tested on the DFI LAN Party UT NF4 SLI-DR Expert.We're still waiting... Read more...
GIGABYTE Announces Second Generation Silent-Pipe Technology -- Silent-Pipe II raises the bar for quiet operation from VGA card coolers -- GIGABYTE TECHNOLOGY Co. Ltd., a leader in quiet graphics card cooling solutions, today announced Silent-Pipe II technology that generates natural airflow to provide more efficient cooling without the use of a heat sink or fan. This is achieved through a unique design that draws cool air in through a new proprietary front-flow thermal module to remove heat from the heat sink on the VGA card. With the improved natural airflow generated by GIGABYTE Silent-Pipe II technology, even hardcore 3D processing applications can run smoothly and reliably with minimal noise... Read more...
Western Digital Raptor WD740GD 74 GB Hard Drive Review @ The TechZone "Designed for servers and NAS/SAN systems, the drive of choice for high-performance workstation and gaming systems, the WD Raptor hard drive is a new class of drive that matches SCSI performance and reliability while providing simplified connectivity. Make no mistake about it, the Raptor is for serious speed freaks. If you don't run a server farm or play cutting edge 3D games then this is not the drive for you. However, if you're a power nut who wants - no needs - the fastest ATA drive available then this is your baby, or dinosaur as the case may be." QuakeCon 2005 Day Three Coverage @ TheTechLounge: "Our third... Read more...
Hey everyone, here's your afternoon dose of news. I need to suck down a couple coffees and head out, so let's get to it... Dual-core-capable Pentium platforms compared @ The Tech Report "Intel's dual-core chips may be cheap, but they won't plug into just any LGA775 motherboard. The processors require a chipset from Intel's 955/945 family or NVIDIA's nForce4 SLI Intel Edition, so upgrading is more involved than simply buying a new CPU. Fortunately, motherboard manufacturers have flocked to Intel and NVIDIA's new chipsets, so there's no shortage of dual-core-compatible motherboards from which to choose." BFG GeForce 7800 GTX OC Review @ nVnews | HH Perspective "My review of the BFG... Read more...
Over the course of the last few years, we've managed to make our way to a countless number of events all over the country. Without question, one of the highlights of each year would have to be QuakeCon. Whereas the foundation of most events is based around a vendor showcasing their latest products, the foundation of QuakeCon is entirely different. Here, the event is based around gamers and is intended as a way to give back to the gaming community. From the LAN party consisting of a few thousand hardcore gamers to the late night parties in random hotel rooms, every aspect of QuakeCon is about having a good time with friends and getting in a few frags on the latest and greatest games. As we count... Read more...
The security scare of the week, Zotob(the worm) hasn't had the effect that was predicted. While early reports claimed it was spreading fast, that doesn't seem to be the case at the moment. Trend Micro estimates that the original version of the worm(Zoto.A) has infected about 50 computers world wide, while the first variant(Zotob.B) has only infected about 1,000 systems. They claim it has to do with the operating system, with the worm causing problems primarily with Windows 2000. Windows XP and Windows Server 2003 are said to be in no danger. So folks, you can turn the sirens off for now, unload a couple of those firewalls, and take your pointer off the Windows Update icon. Intel To Deliver Dual-Core,... Read more...
Hey everyone, I've got some reading material to help you fall asleep. Not to say that it's boring, in fact QuakeCon has produced some nice new footage of Quake 4. The lucky folks attending QuakeCon have been allowed to experience Quake 4's deathmatch, while the rest of us will just have to settle with some pretty screenshots for now... oh so pretty screenshots. Goodnight! QuakeCon Day 2 Coverage: Legit Reviews Bjorn3D IGN - Quake 4 Preview ECS KN1 Extreme nForce 4 Ultra Motherboard @ PCstats "Hardware features on the socket 939 AMD Athlon64 ECS KN1 Extreme include an additional Serial ATA/IDE RAID controller, IEEE 1394a, a 5.1 channel audio codec and two network cards (one Gigabit, one 10/100).... Read more...
Gigabyte GA-8I945P Pro Intel 945P Motherboard Review @ PCSTATS: "Gigabyte's GA-8I945P Pro pairs up the Intel 945P chipset with the Intel ICH7R Southbridge, and supports Intel's new Pentium D dual core processors as well as any other recent LGA775 Intel Pentium 4 processor or Celeron. The Intel 945P chipset does not support the Pentium Extreme Edition dual-core processor however. The motherboard can run at 533MHz, 800MHz and 1066MHZ FSB speed with up to 4GB of dual channel DDR II memory installed. A single PCI Express x16 slot provides the graphical interface." Check out our impressions of the 8I945P-G here. SFF Roundup, Socket 939 Systems @ Anandtech: "When we first started work... Read more...
Hey folks, any of you get to see the meteor shower tonight? It wasn't exactly spectacular from my end of the world, but a few bright ones zoomed across the sky, just enough of them to make it worth the mosquito attacks. Anyway, Nvidia has released their new baby, the 7800 GT, and we've compiled a list of reviews. Enjoy the news, goodnight all. GeForce 7800 GT Reviews: Hard|OCP PC Perspective The Tech Report Neoseeker 3DCenter GD Hardware Tweaktown X-Bit labs Guide To Understanding and Creating Batch Files @ PCStats "In this article PCSTATS will illustrate what batch files are good for and how to create them. By creating a useful series of batch files designed to allow you to selectively... 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...
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