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Microchip Implant Restores Partial Sight

@ 2010/11/03 read/post comments(0)
For the first time, scientists have restored the ability of previously blind patients to recognize letters, fruit and other items using light-sensitive microchips implanted in the inner surface of the eye. One patient was able to read the hands of… Go To Full Article

Gigabyte GV-N480SO-15I Super Overclock Graphics Card in Works

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Quite some time after releasing the GeForce GTX 470 Super Overclock (SOC) graphics card, Gigabyte managed to design a high-performance PCB that facilitates better overclocks for the GeForce GTX 480, under a new SKU, the GV-N480SO-15I. Its most notable features… Go To Full Article

Macs probably won't get USB 3.0 anytime soon

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Apple head Steve Jobs is famous for answering customer emails personally, if only occasionally. His latest correspondence is getting quite a bit of attention because it addresses why Apple has held back on incorporating USB 3.0 in new products. According… Go To Full Article

Kingston adds SSNow V+100 line with 32-nm flash memory

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This latest version, dubbed the SSDNow V+100, sports flash chips built on a 32-nano process. The memory is still provided by Toshiba, as is the controller, which hails from the same family as the first drive. A… Go To Full Article

Zalman to Make Its Own Line of SSD Drives

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The new line will consist of the S Series and N Series, both featuring a 2.5-inch form factor and billed as shock-proof, vibration-proof, energy efficient and literally noise free. The drives will also utilize an anodized brushed aluminum housing for… Go To Full Article

AMD quietly drops prices on Phenom X6

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IT LOOKS LIKE AMD just did a stealth price drop on the PhenomX6 1090T chip. Most etailers have whacked their price from the high $200s to the mid-$200s. The price range of the drop are in the $30 range, but… Go To Full Article

AMD Radeon HD 6870 Voltage Modifications

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The default VDDC sits at approximately 1210 mV. The 200 ohm potentiometer should be a multi-turn type, set at its maximal resistance prior to installation. For better granularity at higher VDDC, use a 100 ohm potentiometer. For less initial voltage… Go To Full Article

ASUS China Announces NVIDIA GeForce GTX 580 Recommended Retail Price

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Less than four hours ago, we discovered an online Chinese technology forum organising a mass purchase for the yet-to-be-released NVIDIA GeForce GTX 580. Right now, we're staring at ASUS's website - which lists the recommended retail price (RRP) in RMB. Go To Full Article

AMD Morphological AA Performance and IQ Review

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Morphological AA is the wave of the future. We believe that image quality enhancements of this nature are going to be the key to providing a better gameplay experience. The GPUs of today are powerful beasts, and it is no… Go To Full Article

ASUS Rampage III Gene MicroATX Motherboard Review

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If you are in the market for a full featured enthusiast class microATX motherboard you owe it to yourself to put the ASUS Rampage III Gene on your short list. It will be hard for another other uATX motherboard to… Go To Full Article

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