Intel slashes laptop power-up times

Intel uses their new Robson cache technology to cut Windows and program loading times. Intel’s new Robson cache technology ensured an almost immediate start-up of a Centrino-based notebook PC during a live demonstration at the Intel Developer Forum in Taipei, while a laptop with identical hardware but without Robson took several seconds to boot up. …more

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TMDisplay combines technologies to reduce notebook panel thickness 50%

Wow is all I can say when I look at the new displays Toshiba/Matsushita have recently put into mass production. These displays are extremely thin, at 2.75mm at the thickest portion of the screen and 2.55mm at the thinnest portion. Of course, there is always that concern with portability and durability, but I’ll let you …more

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Sex in Games: Women’s Game Conference

This morning I got a press release for a conference that deals with sex in games. From talking about the emerging field of teledildonics to claiming that sex in video games is like the booth babes at E3 the press release hits on many touchy subjects. After reading the press release one of our forum …more

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Voodoo Now Selling AOpen’s Mac Mini Clone called Idol

Voodoo Now Selling AOpen’s Mac Mini Clone called Idol

Stmok wrote us an e-mail and wanted to let us know that the AOpen Mac Mini clone that we wrote about in the article titled “AOpen’s Pandora Box Makes it to the Market” is now being sold by Voodoo PC under the name Idol. Voodoo uses the Pentium M processor in their machine and comes …more

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NVIDIA Secures Exclusive Bundling Right to Call of Duty 2

It looks like Activision has inked an agreement to give NVIDIA the exclusive bundling rights to Call of Duty 2 game today. If you need a reason to purchase an nVidia powered graphics cards this offer might seal the deal. Right now BFG Tech, XFX, and EVGA have web pages up on the offer. Under …more

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Palm Inc. and BlackBerry Maker Will Sign a Licensing Agreement

Today an announcement is expected that will greatly alter the cell-phone market (at least for those offering e-mail and related services). Palm, who developed the PDA into what we know it to be today and RIM, who brought the ever-popular BlackBerry to the market, will sign a licensing agreement that will integrate BlackBerry’s e-mail and …more

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Space shuttles could fly again in May

Remember the space shuttle that lost its insulation, the Discovery? Well, NASA officials are diligently working to get the shuttle back in space by May of next year. However, due to the effects of Hurricane Katrina on a New Orleans shuttle assembly plant, this may be pushed back. The timing of any return to flight …more

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New Albatron Pentium 4 motherboard to hit markets in early November

Motherboard vendor Albatron announced that their new socket T (LGA775) motherboard will hit shelves in early November. Sporting 2 PCI-E x16 slots, this motherboard supports dual video-card configuration (though it appears it isn’t truly SLI, as each slot runs in x4 with two installed). The two x16 PCIe graphics card slots on the PX915P-2V, when …more

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Shuttle unveils XPC Media Center for digital home

Today Shuttle rolls out another one of their signature Small Form Factor (SFF) PC’s, but this time of the media center variety. Sporting a variety of features like VCR, DVD, and CD functionality and 7.1 surround by Creative, it’s bound to be a sound choice (pardon the pun) for the media fanatic who is feature-oriented. …more

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Russian Space Craft Lost Air Pressure During Re-Entry

An air leak on a space craft? If this was really a pressure leak, it would be the first in more than 30 years. Now members of NASA are worried about the airtightness of the Soyuz TMA-7 spacecraft that was launched Oct. 1 and is currently docked to the station as a landing vehicle. Not …more

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Silicon Image Loses Two Top Executives

On Friday Silicon Image (SIMG) announced that John LeMoncheck, 40, vice president of consumer electronics & PC/display businesses, has left the company and Robert Bagheri, 49, executive vice president of operations, has accepted a senior executive position at another semiconductor company. Share holders didn’t seem to like the shift in executives and share prices dropped …more

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In-car camera records accidents

We all have complained at some time or another about another’s driving, especially if you’re on the dealing or receiving end of an auto accident. Now, there is new technology to help reduce the frequency of those accidents, as well as help avoid them (with proper driver training, of course): DriveCam. A new device which …more

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New Tech To Track Laptop Thieves

Though there are several ways from preventing sensitive information from being stolen from your PC or that of an employee’s- password authentication, restrictive firewall implementation, etc- but what do you do when the computer or notebook is actually stolen? Well, there is a solution, provided by companies like IntelliTrack and Stealth Signal, called tracing, which …more

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HP recalls flaming batteries

If anyone reading this has a HP or Compaq notebook, then I would highly recommend they read this article. Batteries in the ever-popular HP Pavilion and in the Compaq Presario, as well as a couple of other models by the two brands, tend to overheat to the point of catching on fire. Each of the …more

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