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SuperPi 1M World Record falls for second time this month

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Not so long ago overclocking friends in Spain pushed to the top with a massive overclock of their E8600; running it at 6403Mhz using LN2. Their SuperPi score: 7.27 seconds. Now 5 days later the current overclocking… Go To Full Article

Scientists Discover Virus that Infects Other Viruses

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One of the fundamental questions in science is "what is life?", a question particularly pertinent of late with the search for signs of life on Mars and the advances in developing synthetic life in a lab. Scientists have devised many… Go To Full Article

Chipped Passport Cloned In Minutes

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New microchip passports designed to be foolproof against identity theft failed the test when a researcher was able to manipulate one in minutes. The cloned passports were accepted as genuine by the computer software recommended for use at international airports.… Go To Full Article

Microsoft unleashes Havok

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MICROSOFT HAS signed a licensing deal with the graphics physics folk Havok. The deal makes the Havok's core Physics, Animation and Behaviour products available to Microsoft internal studios and all its development partners worldwide. … Go To Full Article

Andrea Pininfarina died Thursday

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Andrea Pininfarina, CEO of Italian design and contract manufacturer Pininfarina, died Thursday morning in a road accident near Turin at the age of 51. Details are still sketchy, but the first local police reports say a car crashed into Pininfarina's… Go To Full Article

ATI FirePro new Professional 3D Card

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AMD today raised the bar for Computer Aided Design (CAD) and Digital Content Creation (DCC) application performance with the announcement of two new professional graphics accelerators – ATI FirePro™ V5700 and ATI FirePro™ V3700. As a part of that announcement,… Go To Full Article

nVidia Quitting Chipset Business... not likely

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The mobo makers may have their own gripes, too, but even if they didn't, if their major customers are peeved at nVidia, they can hardly be too enthused about them, either. If HP doesn't want, say, high-end motherboards based on… Go To Full Article

Intel Bloomfield: The Luxury CPU Line

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The more I think about Bloomfield, the more it looks like a radical break for Intel, and I'm not talking about performance. What Intel is doing with Bloomfield is essentially expanding its Extreme processors into an Extreme… Go To Full Article

How to Battle Intel? Merge AMD and NVIDIA

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Arguably, Intel has all the aces right now. It's going to be a blue future for the IT world, but also a blue mood for Envydia and Daamit if Intel can make things work in reality the way they currently… Go To Full Article

Palit Sonic HD4850 to feature custom PCB and Cooling

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Palit is ready to launch their custom HD4850 with 3 Phase GPU circuit and 8- pin PCI-E Power plug for better power distribution. The core is cooled with a dual slot twin heatpipe design and the GPU has been overclocked… Go To Full Article

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