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Mac Pro Mini mod is almost the midrange tower Mac you've always wanted

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Sure, we think the iMac is a nice machine, but sometimes you want to add a PCI card or six, and when the cheapest beslotted Mac starts at a whopping $2,799, mods like Hideo Takano's Mac Pro Mini just make… Go To Full Article

Fisker Karma hybrid sports car to generate motor noise through external speakers

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You know how we love the electric cars around here, but internal combustion sure does sound sexy -- a big V-8 literally brings the noise in a way the nearly-silent whir of an electric motor can't hope to match. Well,… Go To Full Article

The night the IETF turned off IPv4

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After working on the new Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6) for a decade and a half, the Internet Engineering Task Force decided it was time to turn off the old protocol (IPv4 or just IP). So this is what they… Go To Full Article

SSDs in 2008: fast speeds (200MB/sec) over price cuts

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As we recently discussed, Intel has big plans for the SSD market in 2008 that could rapidly turn today's top-end drive into tomorrow's midrange model. According to Intel CEO Paul Otellini, the company will launch 80GB and 160GB SSDs later… Go To Full Article

Gaming Desktop from MAINGEAR for $9,000.

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MAINGEAR Computers, the premier provider of high performance, luxury custom computers started offering new EPHEX Skulltrail gaming computers targeted towards gamers looking for the ultimate in performance, style, and service. This is a truly unique system. It is based on… Go To Full Article

Western Digital Reaffirms Plans for 1.22TB Hard Drives in 2008

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Recently announced 334GB platters for 3.5” hard drives not only open the door for the company’s ~1TB HDD, but enable Western Digital to create 1.3TB hard disk drives using four platters. Officials from WD once again said at CeBIT 2008… Go To Full Article

More Geforce 9800 GTX Specifications

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GeForce 9800 GTX will feature one 6-pin power connector and its peak power consumption will equal 156W. The reference design of the graphics card PCB will offer two Dual-Link DVI outs and one HDMI connector. The recommended retail price of… Go To Full Article

Intel to launch quad-core notebook CPU in Q3 08

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Intel is planning to launch its first quad-core CPU for notebooks, the Core 2 Extreme QX9300, in the third quarter this year with pricing set at a new high of $1,038 in thousand-unit tray quantities, according to sources at motherboard… Go To Full Article

PC market expected to continue double-digit growth

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Worldwide PC shipments are projected to grow by 12.8% in 2008 to reach 302 million units, according to IDC's Worldwide Quarterly PC Tracker. Growth will continue at above 11% in 2009 followed by high single-digit growth through 2012, boosting annual… Go To Full Article

A Closer Look at SLI and 8800M GTX Performance

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After further consideration, we came up with several areas that we would like to investigate further. First, the WidowPC notebook shipped with Windows Vista 64-bit installed; that's definitely not a problem, but we didn't have the time to install the… Go To Full Article

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