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LEGO Music Machine

@ 2006/05/22 read/post comments(1)
The thing that gets me excited about Mindstorms is that it allows me, software guy, to write code that isn't restricted to the pc. The first thing I built is a (ta-daaam) Lego Music Machine. The idea is simple: the…

Introducing AMD AM2 Platform

@ 2006/05/22 read/post comments(0)
It is official, tomorrow is the day AMD will finally announce the AM2 platform for desktop processors. AMD originally had plans to launch the chipset on June 6, 2006, but shortly after the announcement that Intel's Core 2 Duo processor…

Are You...Enthusiastic?!?

@ 2006/05/22 read/post comments(1)
As a word takes hold, beware the marketing departments that notice that word, and begin to use it. These days, when I talk to various companies, and they use the word "enthusiast," I can hear the "ka-ching!" of cash registers…

Socket AM2 screws up the DDR2 clock

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It seems that AMD's memory controller has a bit of a maths problem. It has a habit of downclocking the system memory by a notch or two. Nothing serious, of course, it's just a matter of the fact that the…

Best of the Free Anti-virus Choices?

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I've been looking to replace the McAfee anti-virus on my parent's XP machine. So, I've been looking at the three free anti-virus choices, AVG Free Edition, avast! Home Edition and AntiVir Personal Edition. I know there are other options, but…

Give us your thoughts on CATALYST Control Center

@ 2006/05/22 read/post comments(0)
ATI are after some feedback on CATALYST Control Center as it stands to pass on to their driver team, so I'd like to hear what you guys currently using ATI boards have to say about it to help pass on…

The Fast and The Quiet: ASUS 7800GT Top Silent /2HDTV

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The word Top in the model name indicates an unusual graphics card. Following an established tradition, ASUS puts this name on “advanced” versions of ordinary cards that work at increased frequencies, come with gorgeous accessories and often incorporate original technical…

Nvidia Expands Desktop Market Share, ATI Sustains Growth

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According to market research company Jon Peddie Research the market of PC graphics devices expanded by nearly 25% annually in the first quarter of 2006. The king of the hill is Intel Corp., while ATI Technologies is the second, however,…

Analyst Claims AMD-Dell Deal Set to Change the World

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Dell Inc. is not only the world’s largest maker of personal computers, but is also one of the biggest assemblers of servers, which are sold in much lower quantities than desktops, but at much higher price-points. While Dell may not…

Digital TV Tuner Mini Round-up

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Great sporting events, such as this June's World Cup, are viewed the world over as an incredible opportunity for success and I’m not just talking about the players. Anyone who sells just about anything is trying to flog…

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