Asetek releases very quiet cooler

“ A DANISH based company that likes to cool things out and goes under the name of Asetek finally released a very nice and inexpensive CPU air based cooler. The company is going to show this product at CeBIT and you will be able to see it in just a few days time. Asetek joined forces …more

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CeBIT: the show readies to kick off, Taiwan sets new record

“Long acknowledged as the world?s leading technology tradeshow, CeBIT starts again this Thursday, March 10 in Hannover, Germany with the strongest ever attendance from Taiwan. According to preliminary data from organizers Deutsche Messe AG, 777 exhibitors will represent Taiwan this year, surpassing the 2004 record of 702 companies by more than 10%. Once again, and …more

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Counter-Strike and Warcraft III on ACON5 roster

“ACON5 is slated to kick off March 9 in the UK followed shortly after in China March 26, according to Abit gaming brand manager Lester Lau. The ACON5 gaming tournament, sponsored by Abit, Intel, ATI Technologies, LG Electronics, Corsair and Creative will be held in over 20 countries and territories, with 16 semi-finals, said Lau. …more

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In life after the bubble, tech takes a backseat

“Five years ago Thursday, a pin pricked the Internet bubble. And in that five-year span, the tech-heavy Nasdaq has fallen by more than half, corporate America has pulled back its IT spending, a large swath of jobs have been cut across a number of industry sectors, consumer confidence has waned, and the tech sector, which …more

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Intel Talks About Gaming & Multi Threads

Who said that Intel doesn’t care about gamers?  Today we get a PR from our Intel contacts saying that they are going full steam ahead with dual-core-based software!  We hope that all our friends in the gaming industry get all the help they need from Intel! “SANTA CLARA, Calif., March 8, 2005 – Intel Corporation …more

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Monday Reviews

Intel’s BTX Form Factor – An Analysis and Opinion BTX based systems are (very) slowly surfacing, but what is this BTX all about anyway? We take a look at what it consists of and whether we think it will be any good. AMD also provided us with a response regarding their systems and the BTX …more

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Nvidia gets refresh on SLI driver

“ WHILE IT WILL REMAIN beta until Nvidia finishes testing it, a beta release of Forceware 70 has been available on the firm’s site for a few days now. Nvidia tested 60 games and applications and added it to the SLI ready list. This driver also brings support for 6200 with the Turbo Cache series, better …more

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Firefox developer feels like throwing in the towel

“ FIREFOXER Mike Connor is complaining in his blog that the development of the Mozilla-sponsored alternative browser isn’t getting the attention it deserves from its parent. An exasperated Connor says he?s “on the verge of just walking away indefinitely” from the project because of its “glacial pace of development.” The problem, says Connor is that there …more

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TwinMOS launches DDR2-533 SO-DIMM for Sonoma platform

“TwinMOS Technologies announced today that it has completed the R&D for its DDR2-533 SO-DIMM. The product is designed to support the Intel Sonoma platform, as well as Intel?s next generation Napa platform. However, TwinMOS did not reveal its production schedule and when contacted, could not confirm when the DDR2-533 SO-DIMM would hit the market. The …more

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A Cut Above

“ Let’s say you’re a big-league pitcher, blessed with a good but not great arm. You’ve played several seasons in the majors, yet you’ve never managed to hold down a steady place in a starting rotation, mainly because you can’t get quite enough velocity on the ball. You work with different pitching coaches and sports psychologists. …more

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AMD set to detail multi-OS plan

“SAN FRANCISCO–Advanced Micro Devices will detail its “Pacifica” virtualization technology by the end of this month, enabling software companies to start working with the feature, which makes it easier for a computer to run several operating systems simultaneously The Pacifica technology is scheduled to arrive in processors in 2006, later than the comparable Vanderpool Technology–now …more

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Will mobile phones ever replace the MP3 player?

Every year I am seeing cell phones doing more and more, but the next improvement that I am really looking forward to is in the music realm. Spare me the $200-$400 MP3 player and give me a mobile phone loaded with a few gigs of flash memory. “Nokia and Microsoft have agreed a deal to …more

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Friday Reviews

The Tech Report’s CPU Decoder Page Updated  Looks like Scott and the gang now have 240 processors listed on their site to help guide you to finding the right CPU or to tell you what the heck you own.  We’ve just put the finishing touches on an update to our CPU Decoder Ring. Among the …more

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Targeting AMD and ATI, ULi finds its niche

“ULi Electronics was spun off from ALi, to focus on core-logic chipsets, about two years ago. DigiTimes recently met with ULi CEO and president Alex Kuo to talk about how the company evolved in that time from a notebook-chipset maker to a niche player in the desktop market, specializing in southbridge chips and single-chip K8 …more

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