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Solid-state Drives Ready for Prime Time

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Over the past few months, we've seen dozens of announcements about solid-state hard drives. PQI has already announced a 64GB flash drive (which coincidentally, is based on Samsung NAND), which ASUS, Fujitsu, Samsung and Sandisk have all announced products based…

Physicists Promise Wireless Power

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The tangle of cables and plugs needed to recharge today's electronic gadgets could soon be a thing of the past. Researchers at MIT have outlined a relatively simple system that could deliver power wirelessly to devices such as laptop computers…

Are New DRM Technologies Setting Vista Up for Failure?

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Computerworld has picked apart the way Vista handles DRM in terms of hardware and software restrictions. Trusted Platform Module, Output Protection Management, Protected Video Path and various Windows Media software components are designed to "protect" copyrighted content against security breaches…

ATi Catalyst 6.11 Drivers

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Catalyst 6.11 introduces software CrossFire™ support for any combination of ATI Radeon X1900 and ATI Radeon X1950 installed in a system running either Windows XP or Windows XP Professional x64 Edition operating system. Note: The ATI Radeon X1950 PRO is…

Avivo Video Converter Support For Zune

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The folks at ATi / AMD let us know that there is a profile within the Avivo Video Converter which supports video output to the Zune, without the need for transcoding and can cut up to 80% off the conversion…

New Cray Supercomputer Utilizes up to 30,000 Dual-core Opterons

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Supercomputer company Cray announced the availability of its first product in Cray's Rainier program, the Cray XT4, previously code-named "Hood," equipped with AMD Opteron dual-core processors. According to the press release, the XT4 designed to easily and…

Intel Kicks ATI to the Door and Invites in SIS

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The current D102GGC2 Grant County 2 based on ATI’s Radeon Xpress 200 is still on the latest roadmap, and a few boards have even made it out the door. Intel’s latest Desktop Board roadmap lists mostly motherboards powered by Intel’s…

The Five Second CD and DVD Destroyer

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Japanese computer electronics company Elecom today revealed its portable CD/DVD destroyer, news of which Gizmodo has coupled with a poll. In what could be the technogeek's equivalent of a cocaine addict flushing kilos of blow down the toilet, the SCR-CD001…

Microsoft Zune Dissected

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Let's get one thing clear at the start: the Zune is a beautiful music player and the entire ecosystem trumps anything devised by a PlaysforSure licensee. But Microsoft isn't satisfied with showing up its own partners; it wants a piece…

Ageia Lowers PhysX Pricing, Kicks Off Promo Campaign

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Ageia Technologies, the world’s only designer of physics processing units (PPUs), has quietly slashed pricing of physics accelerators based on its PhysX PPU and also said Wednesday that during holiday season it would bundle $100 worth game along with every…

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