How Roger Ebert found his new voice

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When the famed film critic needed to find a way to communicate after losing his voice to cancer surgery, he turned to text-to-speech (TTS) software that speaks whatever he types. But the TTS software he initially tried sounded too robotic… Go To Full Article

Windows 7 SP1 will be brought forward

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Originally Microsoft wanted a 22-month development schedule for Windows 7 Service Pack 1 (SP1). But the company has since changed its mind, reportedly to address an unknown number of "serious" performance bugs. Now it seems that SP1… Go To Full Article

No pricecuts foreseen for ATI Radeon HD 5830

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while the card does fall between the Radeon HD 5770 and the Radeon HD 5850, performances are closer to the first and pricing closer to the second. As for the memory bus, while we may agree that an inefficient 256-bit… Go To Full Article

Newegg Counterfeit CPU Mess Finally Resolved

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Newegg admits it shipped fake Intel Core i7 CPUs to customers and is working to remedy the situation. It says a supplier, IPEX, is to blame. Customers received CPU-looking pieces of metal with no pinouts. Go To Full Article

AMD Claims NVIDIA Bribes Game Devs To Use PhysX

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ATI, graphics business unit of Advanced Micro Devices, accused its arch-rival Nvidia Corp. of making marketing deals with video game designers to promote GPU-accelerated physics effects processing using PhysX application programming interface. Earlier this year AMD already… Go To Full Article

100Mbps broadband may be closer than you think

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If you're looking forward to a future of streaming movies, gargantuan Internet file exchanges, and other high-bandwidth activities, cheer up. Broadband service providers in most of the major markets around the country will soon be able to… Go To Full Article

Terabyte Hard Disk Drives Roundup

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We are going to talk about the new 1 TB HDD models that appeared in the market over the past year. And since one of these solutions is Western Digital Caviar Green WD10EARS with 4 KB sectors, we will also… Go To Full Article

Give 1984 Mac a Leopard makeover

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[Jake Howe] brought his 1984 Mac up-to-date by cramming new guts inside of the classic case. The goal from the start was to run OS X Snow Leopard on the machine without altering the externals. He heated and formed acrylic… Go To Full Article

Spire Announces TherMax Eclipse II CPU Cooler

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Following the success of the original DT heat-pipe TherMax series, we're proudly introducing the TherMax Eclipse II. Powered by Innovation and with awesome looks this CPU Cooler is one supreme performer. Equipped with five 8mm Direct Touch U-Shaped sintered powder… Go To Full Article

Latest AMD game physics push brings soft-body simulations

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AMD's Open Physics initiative is still going. Just under six months after announcing its partnership with Pixelux, AMD has now posted another press release to say it, Pixelux, and Bullet Physics, are giving game developers access to the newest release… Go To Full Article

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