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We've got a bit of show-and-tell for you here this morning.  You might recall recent announcements of a new digital display interface, dubbed DisplayPort by VESA, the Video Electronics Standards Association.  This new interface will supplant DVI and VGA connections eventually and its micropacket architecture offers... Read more...
It's been rumored, and now it appears to be on the way: LED-backlit Macbooks from Apple.  What else could Apple do to we who might have purchased recently regret it?It was bound to happen--I just didn't expect it so soon. I plunked down for a MacBook on Black Friday and now, not a week after receiving it, rumors are circulating that new... Read more...
Apple and Burst.com have settled their patent dispute for $10 million USD after two years of litigation.  The initial complaint was over four separate patents that covered transmission of compressed audio and video files that were used in iLife, iTunes, QuickTime and of course, the iPod.  Given the digital media nature of the listed... Read more...
If a product is called the Slide, don't you think you really ought to test the heck out of the "slide" part?  Apparently T-Mobile didn't.T-Mobile confirmed Monday that it had temporarily suspended sales of the Sidekick Slide until it can discover why the phone is turning off when the device is opened and closed. The issue is localized... Read more...
Minnesotan Jammie Thomas was recently found guilty of file-sharing and ordered to pay $220,000 in restitution, but has decided that she's going to appeal the verdict instead.  This probably isn't surprising considering the amount of the fine compared to her stated annual salary of $36,000 and because like everything in this case, it seems... Read more...
Sony will offer an ultra-thin flat television starting in December in Japan. It's the first to use the spiffy new organic organic light emitting diode (OLED) technology. It's not cheap for what you get: only 11" at around $1740.00, but OLEDs are wafer thin, use much less power than LEDs or plasma, and are great at displaying fast moving images... Read more...
The war between next-gen consoles (are they still next-gen?  They're here aren't they?!) often has a lot to do with graphics quality.  Given that High Definition (HD) is the current buzz-word of the day, it's not a big surprise.  What is a big surprise is that some sharp-eyed forum posters have started looking at the picture quality of Bungee's... Read more...
It is no secret that OS X has outstanding accessibility options for the users with different needs.  Many, if not all applications can be zoomed in upon, and most can even be set up to read to the user. and that's just the beginning.So why would so much thought be given to the technology, but not the place that it was sold and serviced? "Both... Read more...
We recently uncovered a few rumors regarding the next generation iPods that Apple is gearing up to launch soon.  Now we’re able to report that the ‘when’ would seem to be on September the fifth.The event has been described by industry insiders as more than just a minor product launch or a product refresh.  These insiders are saying that Apple... Read more...
Engineers Ravi Vaidyanthan and Lalit Gupta of Southern Illinois University have determined a way to measure and utilize the minute changes in inner ear pressure, caused when a person moves their tongue inside their mouth, to operate equipment like a wheelchair.  It's bound to be a boon to the severely disabled, but eventually might find a... Read more...
It seems that AMD has cancelled their upcoming Lima CPU, which was slated to be a relatively low-end single core offering: “AMD will continue to ship single-core processors. However, all single-core processors will carry the Sempron brand. With Lima out of the picture, Sparta will be the next new single-core AMD processor. AMD expects... Read more...
The Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 was disclosed this morning, which the hard drive manufacturer touts as “the fastest high-capacity drive to date.” The 7200.11 is the company’s first 1TB hard disk drive, achieved with the use of only four platters (as opposed to five). Power consumption is modest at 8W idle, which they say, when taken into consideration... Read more...
According to a story on newscientisttech.com, a UK-based company plans to introduce system that are cooled by chilled oil, rather than traditional heatsinks and fans. The idea behind the technology is that oil is a much better conductor of heat than air, and with an adequate design all of the fans can be eliminated from the system... "It is... Read more...
ECS' Next Generation Bearlake Motherboards Unveiled at CeBIT 2007 New Intel chipsets create powerful solutions for enthusiasts, enterprise and digital home users Milton Keynes, England, 13 March, 2007 - Elitegroup Computer Systems, Inc. (ECS), the world's leading computer hardware and notebook manufacturer, will reveal their first... Read more...
For reasons unknown, a good portion of the enthusiast market still thinks that memory cooling is a fruitless effort. Many high-end users still believe that memory chips run plenty cool, and that putting heat spreaders and heatsinks on them is a superficial effort at best, and that they don't provide any major benefits. The fact that nearly... Read more...
This came across the wire yesterday with barely a splash.  However, we suppose rumors should be taken with a pinch of salt (maybe a short shot of Tequila too?).  It seems there's a smoke cloud of speculation in the wind again and as we learned with the ATI acquisition, sometimes where there's smoke, there's... Read more...
The Inq has posted a boatload of rumors and speculation regarding AMD/ATI's upcoming R600 GPU. The Inq apparently has information regarding cooling, clock speeds, overdrive modes, PCB length, pricing, a dual-R600 powered card and more. "The current estimate is that the memory will float... Read more...
Windows Vista has been out for only a few weeks and Microsoft is already talking about the next step. In an attempt to avert something similar to the five year wait Windows XP users experienced waiting for Vista, Microsoft has disclosed details on the successor to Vista, codenamed Vienna. WinFS, native HD DVD capabilities, and... Read more...
The phrase 'next-generation' seems to be in the news daily as of late and today is no exception as NVIDIA announces its upcoming new chipset for AMD's socket AM2, and AM2+. The new chipset named MCP72 is planned to be the successor of the nForce 500 line as well as AMD's MCP68. The MCP72 will be jam packed full of new features such as HypterTransport... Read more...
New AMD OpteronTM Processors Unveiled for Ultimate Datacenter Performance-Per-Watt - The Industry's Most Stable and Energy-Efficient x86 Server Processor Roadmap Expands - Sunnyvale, Calif. -- February 7, 2007 --Delivering on its commitment to industry-leading datacenter performance and performance-per-watt, AMD (NYSE:AMD) today announced... Read more...
iPods are nifty. But you are immune to their charms if you don't want to stick in earbuds and listen to music. They don't do anything that isn't fun. The Wizpy does what the i-Pod does, and a whole lot more. Sporting a 256,000-colour OLED screen, the Wizpy looks like any of of... Read more...
This has to be one of the coolest innovations in keyboards that we've seen in a long time.  Let's face it, keyboards aren't exactly sexy but the Optimus OLED keyboard is looking pretty hot! "Every key of the Optimus keyboard is a stand-alone display showing exactly what it is controlling at this very moment. ...Optimus... Read more...
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