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New Material Aimed at Making PC Fans Obsolete

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Novel Concepts, Inc., a research and development company that produces heat management solutions for the electronics and semiconductor industry, announced on Wednesday its new IsoSkin heat spreader material, a technology that the company says could eventually render the fans that… Go To Full Article

ASRock 775XFire-eSATA2 Motherboard

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The 775XFire-eSATA2 is an interesting board that has been overshadowed by the 965 chipset that replaced the 945 chipset the board is based upon and the new Core 2 Extreme and Duo CPUs. The chipset does not support the new… Go To Full Article

Google Apps Premier Edition Launches

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Google Apps is adding a premium offering: a custom 10-GB Gmail box, Google Calendar, GTalk instant messenger, Writely, Google Pages, Google Custom home page iGoogle and Google SpreadSheets for $50 a year per employee. The NYTimes provides some details on… Go To Full Article

Noiseblocker NB-X-Swing HDD silencer

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Noiseblocker have been around for some time silently (notice the pun?) removing noise from PC’s all over the world. Today I have their NB-X-Swing which sounds like something that you would find in a sex shop, but no, it’s a… Go To Full Article

MSI announces HTPC ready K9AGM2-FIH & K9AG Neo2-Digital

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Micro-Star International Co. Ltd., MSI, a world-wide leading manufacturer of motherboards, launches MSI K9AGM2-FIH micro-ATX and MSI K9AG Neo2-Digital ATX motherboards based on the AMD 690G chipset. MSI K9AGM2-FIH motherboard is perfect for creating your own affordable… Go To Full Article

Single-Core Chips Fading Away: Over 50% of Intel’s Chips Are Multi-Core

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Stacy Smith, vice president and assistant of chief financial officer at Intel Corp., said during a presentation at the Bank of America technology conference that in Q4 2006 over 50% of microprocessors shipped by the company contained two processing engines,… Go To Full Article

Wii Invades Retirement Home

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Nintendo’s efforts seemed to have paid off. The Chicago Tribune is reporting that the Wii is now the latest rage at the Sedgebrook retirement community in Lincolnshire, where the average age is 77. In particular, the Wii Bowling component of… Go To Full Article

Nvidia prepares to shrink G80 to make a G90

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The firm would like to double up on G80 to a GX2 dual-chip version, if it can conquer the heat and power management problems that poses. After that it will be time for G9x flavour, codenamed G90. Go To Full Article

Power Consumption of PC, Wii, XBOX 360 and PS3 Compared

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we're looking at power consumption levels of each console. Are any of these consoles power-hogs? Is the tiny Wii really that much more efficient than the big boys? Most likely the results of these tests won't sway your judgement, but… Go To Full Article

Nvidia plans DirectX 10 cards for AGP slot

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This card will be a Direct X 10 chip aimed at AGP upgrade market, as you have not been able to buy new AGP systems for a while now. It is an interesting choice as but shows the value of… Go To Full Article

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