New Type of Fatigue Discovered in Silicon

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Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have discovered a phenomenon long thought not to exist. They have demonstrated a mechanical fatigue process that eventually leads to cracks and breakdown in bulk silicon crystals. Silicon — the… Go To Full Article

Chimps Outscore College Students on Memory Test

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AP's Malcolm Ritter reports that young chimpanzees were better at remembering a series of numbers flashed on a screen, than the Japanese college students used as a control group. Scientists plan to repeat the experiment using 5th graders against the… Go To Full Article

Wireless Keyboard "Encryption" Cracked

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While everyone is going on about wireless network security, it seems few have considered that increasingly common wireless keyboards can be vulnerable to eavesdropping. Particularly when the encryption is pitifully weak. All that's needed is a simple radio receiver, sound… Go To Full Article

Nvidia to launch GeForce 9 series in February

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Nvidia is ready for its next-generation GPU launch. According to sources at graphics card makers, the company plans to launch its GeForce 9 series GPU after the Lunar New Year in February. The first chip to rollout… Go To Full Article

GeForce 8800 GT Overclocked 3-Way Roundup

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The GeForce 8800 GT is a very powerful video card, and when the Add-in-Board partners (AIBs) overclock the GPU and memory speeds, the 8800 GT offers even more incredible performance. If you want a video card that will deliver a… Go To Full Article

Radeon 3870X2, R680 to ship in late January

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ATI’s R680 is on track to start shipping in the last week of January and samples should arrive in the hands of reviewers even earlier than that. We don’t doubt for a second that AMD will showcase… Go To Full Article

Leopard is the New Vista, and It's Pissing Me Off

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Before Apple makes any more smug OS-related attacks on Microsoft, it ought to take a good look in the mirror. I'm not sure what ticks me off more about Leoptard (I can't take credit for that nickname—some Brit coined it):… Go To Full Article

Koolance Exos-2 LX Liquid Cooling System

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We are offering you our tests of the complete kit for PC liquid cooling from Koolance. It is effective, beautiful, functional and expensive. Read our detailed review of this fantastic system that is absolutely worth the price they ask for… Go To Full Article

Leadtek Nvidia GeForce 8800 GT

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In a new round of competition for the mainstream graphics solutions market Nvidia managed to strike first. Let’s find out how well the new solution will perform in real applications. Meet Nvidia GeForce 8800 GT sped up to its utmost… Go To Full Article

MTRON MSP 7000 SSD - Raptors Beware

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When it comes to performance-oriented solutions in the SSD market, you need look no further than MTRON. Considering they have only been around for two years, this is an impressive feat. MTRON is focusing their engineering efforts entirely on Solid… Go To Full Article

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