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Vista SP1 vs. XP SP2 - Part Deux

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One of the main criticisms of my initial benchmark tests was that I overlooked the fact that, under the hood, Windows Vista SP1 works differently to XP SP2 in the file copy department. The difference is down to caching and… Go To Full Article

Cracking a crypto hard drive case

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A new generation of inexpensive disk drive enclosures using hardware encryption and RFID keys do not fulfil the promises of their publicity. The adverts claim 128-bit AES hardware encryption, but they don't tell us how it is used. Go To Full Article

Mac Use Leads To "Snob-Effect"

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Mac users, apparently concerned with self-image, were found to buy tooth-whitening products at a far greater rate than PC users. Mac users are also more likely to visit Starbucks, buy organic food, and own hybrid cars. Furthermore, Mac users buy… Go To Full Article

Worldwide LCD TV shipments surpass CRTs for first time ever

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Just days after Sony vaulted to the top of North American LCD sales charts, DisplaySearch is now reporting that worldwide shipments of LCD TVs have overtaken CRT TVs for the first time in the history of the universe. More specifically,… Go To Full Article

ATI Radeon HD 3870 X2 Graphics Card Review

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ATI Radeon HD 3870 graphics card proved to be a really popular option for performance-mainstream market. But AMD wants to target the high-end using the same technology, but this time with two ATI RV670 chips. Let’s find out whether the… Go To Full Article

AeroCool SilverWind and Xfire Coolers Review

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Light, universal, decently efficient, but pretty expensive cooling solutions with highly original design made it to our lab. Read more in our extensive review that covers not only cooling efficiency but also acoustic performance of these guys. Go To Full Article

First GeForce 9 series GPU to be launched on Feb 21

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Nvidia is planning to launch its first GeForce 9 series graphics chip, the GeForce 9600 GT (G94), for the mid-range market on February 21, according to sources at graphics card makers. The 9600 GT adopts a 65nm process and is… Go To Full Article

A Closer Look at ESA

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Enthusiast System Architecture (ESA) was announced at NVIDIA Editor's Day last October. The new and innovative system control interface was covered in our NVIDIA Introduces ESA. Just six weeks later there were already enough working ESA components to assemble a… Go To Full Article

ASUS P5E3 Premium: One to Rule them All…

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As we reported earlier this month, most motherboard vendors' production schedules seem to indicate a mid-March release of Intel's next enthusiast-level X48 Express chipset. The rumor is that final silicon production is in full swing, and delivery to tier-one partners… Go To Full Article

Intel's Silverthorne Unveiled: Detailing Baby Centrino

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In a matter of months Intel will be officially releasing what may end up as its furthest reaching microprocessor architecture of the next decade, yet hardly anyone is talking about it and it's rarely characterized properly. Let's… Go To Full Article

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