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Acer prepping a console-style gaming PC based on open standards?

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Don't start hawking your 360 and PS3 just yet, but it sounds like PC industry upstart Acer is considering a bid for the console market, or at least some gamer market share, with a game machine based on "open standards."… Go To Full Article

Vista SP1 Consumer Rollout Coming Tomorrow

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Microsoft's long-awaited service pack for Windows Vista is reported to be heading to consumers tomorrow. The RTM version of Windows Vista Service Pack 1 (SP1) was first released to testers in early February after a lengthy gestation period. Go To Full Article

Gigabyte to jump into high-end PC accessory market

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First-tier motherboard maker Gigabyte Technology will officially enter the high-end PC accessory (keyboard and mouse) market in late March targeting the high-end gaming sector, according to the sources at the company. During the initial stages, the company will focus on… Go To Full Article

AMD updates desktop CPU launch schedule

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AMD is planning to launch B3 stepping quad-core Phenom 9050 series CPUs including 9850, 9750, 9650, 9550 and 9150 within the next 1-2 weeks, however the top-end 9850 will only reach a core frequency of 2.5 GHz, instead of the… Go To Full Article

[M] AutumnWave OnAir GT (USB HDTV Tuner) Review

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HDTV broadcast becomes more accessible in many cities AutumnWave is bringing to the notebook/laptop users an easy way to capture the high quality must watch sports or your favorite TV programs on-the-go. Go To Full Article

Toshiba's Dynabook SS RX1: world's first laptop with 128GB SSD

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Your 64GB SSD getting you down? Right, you should be so lucky. Regardless, Toshiba just updated their 12.1-inch Dynabook SS RX1 in Japan with a new 128GB SSD option. Build RX1/TAE bundles 128GB of solid state disk with internal, KDDI… Go To Full Article

Vista SP1, SP1 toilet paper hit japan

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The Japanese are hyping Vista SP1's impending release, but a roll of toilet paper printed with highlighted features is kind of uncalled for. You kind of have to feel a little bad for Vista -- it just keeps getting crapped… Go To Full Article

BenQ's V2400W claims to be world's thinnest, stealthiest 24-inch LCD monitor

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The oft-irrational quest for thin already overwhelming television R&D budgets just hit our beloved LCD monitors. Meet the BenQ V2400W billed as the "world's slimmest 24-inch LCD monitor." BenQ claims that the LCD's 2.44-inch max depth is 21% thinner than… Go To Full Article

Interconnects of the Future: Copper vs. Carbon

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The scientists at the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, located in Troy, New York, have been busy playing with carbon nanotubes (CNT) for the past few years. Their research has brought us the possibility of paper batteries, remote-controlled disease killing bombs, and… Go To Full Article

Hardware Virtualization: the Nuts and Bolts

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Every one of us has already used virtualization in some degree. In fact, most of us wouldn't be very productive without the virtualization that a modern OS offers us. A "natively running" server or workstation with a modern OS already… Go To Full Article

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