BFG Tech Enters Mobo Market & First Review

BFG Tech Enters Mobo Market & First Review

Here is the the first review of BFG’s first motherboard!  The sexily named “BFGRNF4U” is BFG Tech?s introduction to the wonderful world of motherboards. See just how well their non-SLI nForce4 Ultra solution stacks up to the competition.  It’s not the prettiest board I’ve seen, but it’s a start.   “The BFG Tech BFGRNF4U is …more

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Microsoft Moving From Passport to InfoCard

The .NET Passport system proved to be pretty useless to most Internet users, myself included, because of it’s cross platform limitaions. If Microsoft can achieve true interoperability in it’s new InfoCard System, along with the user control and flexibility it promises, there’s no doubt that consumers would use a service that would make their daily online experience less complex. Microsoft said its architecture for …more

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Shoppers Get a Sneak Peek at Pentium D

Interesting marketing move by Intel!  Apparently, Intel’s new dual-processor, the Pentium D, has been placed on display in a shop in Japan; and, as expected, has been generating alot of buzz.  Intel has told the store not to divulge any information about the processor and motherboard, but it has allowed the chip and motherboard to remain …more

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Infineon Collaborates with IBM on New Form of Memory

A new form of memory called phase-change memory (PCM) may be on the horizon.  Check out the emerging details on Legit Reviews Forum. PCM is a technology that stores data by changing the state of a special material from an amorphous to a crystalline structure, rather than storing data as an electrical charge. While in …more

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RaidMax Samurai Gaming Computer Case Review

A1 Electronics has taken a look at a case that I was seriously considering for a new desktop build (before deciding on a laptop, that is. Check out the link in our forums to see if this case has more than its unique appearance up its sleeve, as well as to see the rest of …more

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Factor 5 drop Xbox 360 for PS3

Apparently, Sony’s new Playstation 3 power is awe inspiring enough to  make game developers drool.  The powerful new CPU, “The Cell,” is just what game developers need for creating more realistic gaming environments. Factor 5 were due to make games for Microsoft’s Xbox 360, that is until Sony revealed their Ps3 specs. Now the developer team …more

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AMD Extends Geode Line

Advanced Micro Device’s (AMD’s) new Geode LX800 low-power embedded processor is aimed at desk-top style devices.  The new Geode, with it’s XP embedded support, opens the market up to developers and will allow production of inexpensive embedded consumer devices. “It gives great performance at a lot less power and heat,” said Charles Dittmer, division marketing manager for AMD’s …more

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Samsung develops flash-based ‘disk’ for PCs

Samsung Electronics is wasting no time in moving the PC away from conventional hard drives that use a mechanical recording system towards computers using flash-based hard drives that use memory chips to record data.  Samsung says it will begin mass producing these drives in August. One of the main issues for consumers will certainly be the cost of …more

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LG Chem Recalls 128,000 Apple Laptop Batteries on Fire Hazard

I’m pretty sure all you United States Apple notebook users are aware of the recall for these batteries, mainly because of short circuiting and overheating problems.  This article gives you a bit more detail if you need it. “The battery in the Apple notebook computer is the problem and we are going to recall the batteries …more

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Hop-On Delivers Wi-Fi Mobile Phone

Hop-On Delivers Wi-Fi Mobile Phone

If you’ve been loving your VOIP telephony home service, or would just like a new and inexpensive way to keep  in touch while on the move, this new $39 Wi-Fi mobile handset by HOP-On could be just what you need.  It functions both as a VoIP terminal adapter and allows calling from any publicly available wi-fi hotspot. The HOP1502 …more

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Nvidia to introduce mobile SLI

I acutally remember Fuad talking to nVIDIA about this last fall, but seems he is just now posting something up after getting the nod from the folks at nvidia.  Seems as if SLI notebook graphics are coming soon.  Not really a bad idea seeing how new notebooks have MXM slots (PCI-e) already in them.  NVIDIA …more

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Micron launches family of mobile DDR devices

Micron today launched a family of mobile DDR devices that it claims offer an enhanced feature set that delivers aggressive power specifications, superior bandwidth performance, and increased reliability over standard DRAM. Micron expects to start selling the new mobile DDR line during the second half of 2005. The new mobile DDR is already available in …more

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Apple allegedly explores using Intel chips

Could Apple move from chips made by IBM over to the blue giant Intel? Rumors going around on the web this morning seem to confirm that it could be possible in the near future. Apple Computer has been in talks that could lead to a decision soon to use Intel chips in its Macintosh line, …more

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DRAM executives play musical chairs

Winbond Electronics? memory department chief has left for Powerchip Semiconductor Corporation (PSC), which in turn has seen one of its top research and development officials depart for ProMOS Technologies, according to the companies. Interesting news for the memory community! Alex Wang, former general manager of Winbond?s Memory IC Business Group, is now PSC?s vice president …more

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