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Intel Fourth-Quarter Sales Drop 23%, Missing Forecast

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The stock declined as much as 6.7 percent after Intel said revenue fell to $8.2 billion from $10.7 billion a year earlier. In November, Intel forecast that sales would be about $9 billion, compared with an earlier prediction of at… Go To Full Article

ASUS Expands the Eee Family

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The Eee Keyboard looks like a full sized keyboard (reminiscent of Apple’s aluminum keyboard) but with two major differences: an integrated PC and an integrated 5” touchscreen display. I wrote about such a device in one of my blogs at… Go To Full Article

Geforce GTX 295 for sale in EU for €499

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First off, it seems at least five partners (not all "first tier") are getting a shot at selling the GTX 295. These are eVGA, Asus, Zotac, Point of View and XFX. Second off, the card is selling at a whopping… Go To Full Article

Installing and Booting Vista from a USB Flash Drive

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My brother recently had to swap hard drives in his ThinkPad. Seeing as his fancy IBM doesn’t have a disc drive, he needed to figure out a different way of installing Vista on the machine after the swap. Now like… Go To Full Article

Blue Monster Or Piece of Art? Lian-Li PC-888 Case

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Lian-Li Industrial Co. Ltd has launched the PC-888 full tower chassis. The elegant curved design of the PC-888 is made completely from Aluminum and incorporates a feature rich extravaganza of customized creativity. The traditional brushed aluminum look has been re-sculptured… Go To Full Article

SuperSpeed USB 3.0: More Details Emerge

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Performance improvements are notable, too. "We have research that shows that after 1 minute, 1.5 minutes waiting for a transaction, users get impatient.," says Ravencraft. "The transfer times have to get much faster." Hence the evolution of USB SuperSpeed's Sync… Go To Full Article

SDXC memory cards promise 2TB of storage, 300MBps transfer

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Usually, we poo-poo any new memory card format what with the plethora of options available today. But when a new itty bitty card is announced with a ridiculous 2TB (2 terabyte!) maximum capacity (theoretical), well, we're willing to make the… Go To Full Article

Task Manager on 256-Core Windows 2008 Machine

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It is most likely true that there aren't many of us who have access to a machine with 256 cores at the moment and unfortunately neither do I. I received the following screen shot of the Windows task manager showing… Go To Full Article

HDMI can send back audio in the same cable soon

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The HDMI interface will be updated later this year and will actually bring some interesting news, unlike many of the previous updates that have anything but rocked our worlds. First of all it will introduce the smaller connector which has… Go To Full Article

Sapphire HD4870 TOXIC 1GB Graphics Card Review

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Sapphire are the biggest AMD graphics card partner and a few months ago they released an overclocked version of the 4870 (Toxic edition) carrying a custom cooling solution. However, that version only shipped with 512MB of GDDR5 memory which wasnt… Go To Full Article

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