Blu-ray laptop buying considerations

@ 2009/02/04 read/post comments(0)
While the first Blu-ray equipped laptop appeared in 2006, a Sony no less, only lately have we seen Blu-ray drives become more common in portable computers. With the HD format war long over, Blu-ray laptop adoption is finally starting to… Go To Full Article

Windows 7 Product Editions Explained

@ 2009/02/03 read/post comments(12)
Unlike with Vista, where Microsoft crowded the market with too many mainstream product editions, Windows 7 will ship in just a handful of common-sense product editions. And also unlike with Vista, these product editions are all true supersets of each… Go To Full Article

Green Gadget Showdown

@ 2009/02/03 read/post comments(0)
The Greener Gadgets Conference is coming up in a few weeks here, so we thought we'd bring you some highlights of the design competition it's sponsoring. First up, Recompute is a fully sustainable design for a desktop computer -- meaning… Go To Full Article

Chinese Man Killed By Exploding Cell Phone

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A Chinese man has died after an exploding cell phone apparently severed his carotid artery, according to reports from China. The local Chinese paper Shin Min Daily is reporting on the victim, thought to be a computer shop clerk in… Go To Full Article

eVGA goes missing at Cebit

@ 2009/02/03 read/post comments(0)
Rumors go that EU and US favorite eVGA won't be attending the tech extravaganza in Hannover, Germany. With most product launches already behind them (Intel X58 motherboards, NVIDIA VGA) they demo-ed them all at CES earlier this year, so paying…

Cooler Master V10 200+W Hybrid T.E.C. Cooler

@ 2009/02/03 read/post comments(0)
The Cooler Master V10 200+W Hybrid T.E.C. cooler performs admirably against the competition. It’s in direct competition with The Z600R and Hyper 212, as well as the majority of the Xigmatek line. Oh, wait a minute, that’s right, This V10… Go To Full Article

Another NVIDIA Ion Platform Preview

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We tested HD and Blu-ray playback with PowerDVD running at 1920x1080 over HDMI, and we found that most content played back smoothly with between 25 and 80% CPU utilization on our simulated single-core Atom. The 1080p trailer for The Dark… Go To Full Article

7 Intel CPUs Including Q6600 Phase Out By Q2 2009

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For the month of February, we will see two Core 2 processors to be officially phased out by Intel and they are Core 2 Quad Q6700 and Core 2 Duo E4700. At the time of writing, Core 2 Quad Q9450,… Go To Full Article

NVIDIA Ion Platform Preview

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As much as I can appreciate beauty, what truly matters here is what’s on the inside and that’s what NVIDIA gave me the opportunity to do over this past week. If you haven’t already seen it, what I’m talking about… Go To Full Article

AMD Phenom II X4 920 Review

@ 2009/02/03 read/post comments(0)
You may think that overclocking AMD processors by raising their clock generator frequency is well-studied approach that has been in successful use since first 64-bit Athlon 64 CPUs appeared in the market. However, it is not quite the case. The… Go To Full Article

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