3Dc is a new compression marchitecture meant to increase the level of details in games. All ATI cards from X800 generation upwards have this capability and it turns out that new Nvidia cards are going to use it as well.
For Microsoft, it’s in with the new and out with the old; well at least when it comes to operating systems that is. Apparently there will be no Service Pack 5 for Windows 2000 users. Late last year, Microsoft said it planned to provide a primarily security-focused “update rollup” for Windows 2000 in lieu of issuing a Service …more
The latest useful tool from the folks at Google is in beta and can be seen at maps.google.com. If you’re looking to take a road trip, or would just like to check out a cool new tool, navigate on over to the forum to read this story. Over the years, I’ve used a half-dozen Web …more
TrustedReviews takes a look at the Samsung 730MW Widescreen LCD TV. Looks like this is an average unit — in other words, not truly excelling as either a PC monitor or a television. Check out the forums for the link to the entire review, so you can decide for yourself if this display would be …more
Forget the browser wars, apparently the OS wars are in full swing, or maybe this is more of a skirmish given Microsoft’s dominance in the computer OS market. Apple Computer Chief Executive Steve Jobs thinks the long-awaited operating system from Microsoft ? Longhorn ? is all mouth and no trousers. He told company shareholders at an …more
As the No. 1 vendor of industry-standard x86 servers worldwide and the leading provider of AMD Opteron processor-based server systems,(3) HP is positioned to drive the adoption of dual-core technology.
Microsoft’s 64-bit Windows release will be available for downloading on Monday if you are an existing Windows XP Professional user, but with few available products that supports the new 64-bit OS, you will have time enough to upgrade. Will hardware vendors have 64-bit device drivers in place to support Microsoft’s 64-bit Windows release? The answer is …more
Clearly, the browser wars are far from over. In fact, they seem to be red hot! Opera Software claimed Thursday that the response to the release of its newest browser was so massive that it had to install new servers to handle the loads. In the first 48 hours since its Tuesday release, Opera 8 was …more
This is funny, because I was just looking at my old BYTE magazines from 1989 this week. It was fun to look back and see what they thought the future was going to hold. If anyone wants to offer me $1,000 I’d be more than happy to hand some over. Thats a bargain compared to …more
Asustek has a price-cutting plan in place for socket 754 platforms that will bring these single memory channel boards down to only US $82 in Asia. Not a bad price at all for an Asus motherboard! Asustek Computer plans to lower the unit prices for its Socket 754 K8V-X 13% to about 677 yuan (US$82) in …more
Should a dual-core processor count as one chip or two? IBM and Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) provided two very different answers to that question Thursday as the two companies unveiled contrasting pricing strategies around AMD’s dual-core processors. Computer and Video Games
Well last night AMD seems to have lifted its non-disclosure agreement on the new Dual Core Opteron processors, and as of this morning we have had a slew of new reviews come out on many of the new processors. AMD is going with their traditional 1xx, 2xx, and 8xx numbering scheme to indicate single processors …more
If you’re a MAC enthusiast, then this new feature rich version of OSX should satisfy. Check out a few of the over 200 new features and innovations included in this significant upgrade. A first look at the new Mac OS Though they only constitute one out of every 33 computer owners, Mac users have long held a reputation …more
The trojans found recently are mostly hidden in games for smartphones that run on the Series 60 Symbian operating system used in models from Nokia. Closely held SimWorks said the catch doubled the number of known mobile viruses. “This is a significant development as until now we’ve usually found mobile trojans two or three at …more