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"w00t" is Merriam-Webster's Word of 2007

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As a sign of the Internet’s impact on communication, selected as the Merriam-Webster’s Word of the Year for 2007 is none other than “w00t.” Spelled with a mixture of letters and numbers, the interjection “w00t” is defined… Go To Full Article

Hotpatching makes welcome appearance in Vista SP1 RC

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Hotpatching is a process in which Windows components are updated while still in use by a running process. As you can imagine, this handy feature eliminates the need to reboot, maximizing system uptime and minimizing user headaches. According to Microsoft,… Go To Full Article

Battle of the next-gen: FireWire S3200 versus USB 3

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The IEEE 1394 Trade Association has announced a new FireWire specification that the group claims is capable of delivering up to 3.2Gb per second of throughput. The new interface (officially known as S3200) is directly based upon the 1394b/FireWire 800… Go To Full Article

Pulse~LINK claims 890Mbps UWB breakthrough for wireless HD

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Pulse~LINK, one of the many entrants in the wireless HD technology race, has announced a new, ultra-wideband-based chipset that it claims can outdo the competition. According to an independent performance comparison (PDF) conducted by the EE Times and released by… Go To Full Article

Nvidia Launches nForce 7-Series for Intel Processors

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The Nvidia nForce 780i SLI and nForce 750i SLI are compatible with various Intel’s processors in LGA775 form-factor, including dual-core and quad-core chips that are made using 45nm process technology and that support 1333MHz processor system bus (PSB). Both core-logic… Go To Full Article

AMD’s Shanghai Microprocessor Samples Due in January, Says AMD

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Advanced Micro Devices said that while its next-generation code-named Shanghai processor is scheduled to be unveiled in the second half of next year, the world’s second largest chipmaker still has not produced a single working sample of it. As a… Go To Full Article

Memory Makers Set to Reduce Supply to Keep the Pricing Up

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The market of dynamic random access memory (DRAM) is a complex eco-system, where each player has to find a right balance of manufacturing costs, production output, capital expenditures, bit growth and other things to stay competitive. While typically DRAM makers… Go To Full Article

MSI GeForce NX8800GT-T2D512E-OC Review

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Nvidia GeForce 8800 GT turned out a pretty successful solution not only from the performance standpoint, but also in terms of its overclocking potential. Pre-overclocked modifications of this video accelerator were destined to appear sooner or later and today we… Go To Full Article

AMD Delays Introduction of Next-Generation ATI R700 Graphics Chips

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Advanced Micro Devices revealed during its Analyst Day that it has no plans to release a new family of graphics processing units (GPUs) in 2008, as planned. The decision seems to support the general plan to cut capital expenditures in… Go To Full Article

VIDIA GeForce 8800 GTS 512 & GeForce 8800 GT 256MB: Playing with Memory and G92

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Generally, you don't see many products released in December. It's getting a little too late to make dramatic impacts on Q4 earnings as many have already done their holiday shopping. If a company is going to release a new product… Go To Full Article

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