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Six core flagship Intel Core i7-990X processor rumored

10 comments Kevin Spiess - Jun 18, 10 3:49pm (PST)
Intel's current top processor, the Core i7 980X, will be replaced by a badder, quicker six core CPU in the last quarter of this year, according to rumor. The i7-990X will have six cores at a blazing 3.46GHz stock speed. Talk about quick. Even ...

HP testing out spamming new cloud ePrint printer line

10 comments Kevin Spiess - Jun 17, 10 11:14am (PST)
[image1 height=360] In a move that seems misguided and likely to backfire, HP is testing out new methods of delivering spam to its upcoming printer line. The ePrint printers -- the first of which is due next month -- are a new breed of cloud-based ...

Razer brings out StarCraft II mouse, keyboard, and headset

7 comments Kevin Spiess - Jun 15, 10 11:53am (PST)
As the world nears a new global economic castraphoe as the release of StarCraft II approaches South Korea, Razer is jumping on board with some StarCraft theme products. The StarCraft II Razer Spectre gaming mouse looks pretty darn slick, we'd say ...

Google prepping own music selling service

2 comments Kevin Spiess - Jun 15, 10 11:37am (PST)
According to some hints, Google is ready to serve up its own competitor to Apple's iTunes this fall. The new brand will be "Google Music." The hints are very convincing: last month, at a conference, Google showed off a live ...

Forceware 257.15 driver accidently allows use of ATI+NVIDIA PhysX

3 comments Kevin Spiess - Jun 14, 10 12:12pm (PST)
[image1 height=360] On Friday, a new 257.15 Beta Forceware driver came out for NVIDIA video cards. Before not too long after the driver hit the net, it was discovered that 257.15 allowed for NVIDIA card to be used in conjunction with ATI cards, for ...

Xbox 360 Slim coming

21 comments Kevin Spiess - Jun 14, 10 11:37am (PST)
It looks like a Xbox 360 Slim is coming up, from Microsoft. Images prematurely released in an Italian advertisment show the new console, and were posted up on the website ConsoleTribe. No price has been disclosed for the new model, but it will have ...

Natal's official name to be Kinect

8 comments Kevin Spiess - Jun 14, 10 11:14am (PST)
The official name for Project Natal has been decided upon, and leaked before its official unveiling this week at E3. It is going to be called Kinect. Or, Xbox Kinect if you prefer. The first batch of games will also be named this week at E3 -- ...

100 HP electric motocycle to make history in Isle of Man TT race

8 comments Kevin Spiess - Jun 10, 10 4:31am (PST)
[image1 width=525 height=349] Images from: AmadeusPhotography.com If all goes smoothly, a bike called the "MotoCzysz E1pc" just might make history this week in an old and famous motorcycle race called the Isle of Man TT. The custom built ...

First consumer 450Mbps wireless router becomes available

3 comments Kevin Spiess - Jun 10, 10 3:49am (PST)
[image1 link=yes width=480] If you are looking for the fastest wireless router around, as for now, there is just one place to look: the TEW-691GR. Made by a company called TRENDnet, the three-antenna router just shipped to stores this week. Each of ...

Surprise Mini-ITX MINIX 890GX-USB3 packs a lot of punch

2 comments Kevin Spiess - Jun 10, 10 3:19am (PST)
A motherboard maker that most North Americans probably haven't heard of -- J&W, based in Taiwan -- has just released a mini-ITX motherboard that is impressive for the amount of features they managed to cram aboard. Built on an AMD 890GX ...

Google announces new, 50% faster web indexing method

4 comments Kevin Spiess - Jun 09, 10 12:52pm (PST)
Not many companies out there have as much simulatenous new projects going at the same time as Google seems to. The latest of their programs to be completed is called Caffeine. It promises to vastly increase the speed at which web indexing is done. (For ...

First video of clamshell Blackberry 9670 turns up

3 comments Kevin Spiess - Jun 09, 10 12:32pm (PST)
Seems like smartphones have been big news recently -- or maybe that is just because the very promising looking iPhone 4 has recently launched. But besides the iPhone and the latest Android news and phones, not much has been heard about the lowly ...

Windows 7 SP1 public beta coming next month

10 comments Kevin Spiess - Jun 08, 10 12:32pm (PST)
By the end of July, a public beta of the first Service Pack for Windows 7 will be released. Selected candidates for the pre-beta testers will receive the update even sooner -- should be any time within the next few weeks. Many companies wait until a ...

PC sales see huge growth in first quarter 2010

4 comments Kevin Spiess - Jun 08, 10 11:19am (PST)
Through most of last year, PC sales had dropped like a rock -- to a large extent due to the financial meltdown experienced in most of the world. Although many countries continue to experience rough economic times, this does not seem to be the case any ...

Folding@Home beta client for GTX 480 / 470 released

6 comments Kevin Spiess - May 27, 10 11:35am (PST)
A new Folding@Home client that utilizes the potential of the GTX 400 series has been released. You can get it over here. If you don't know what Folding@Home is, basically it is a progam you run that makes your computer part of a wide distrubuted ...

Foxconn orders massive nets to catch jumping factory workers

7 comments Kevin Spiess - May 27, 10 10:57am (PST)
Foxconn, the world's largest electronics manufacturer, continues to have more problem with workplace suicides. Just hours after a press conference held by company chairman Terry Gou on the matter of the bad publicity, a 12th worker, a 23-year-old, ...

Google Chrome 5 released

10 comments Kevin Spiess - May 26, 10 11:55am (PST)
Google is plugging away at their Chrome browser, again promising the fastest browser going with the latest release of version 5.0.375.55. The newest polished Chrome is available for Macs and Linux, in addition to the PC.  Some of the new ...

NVIDIA brings out fastest notebook GPU: GeForce GTX 480M

2 comments Kevin Spiess - May 26, 10 11:05am (PST)
NVIDIA has released the notebook version of their latest quickest and advanced GPU architecture: the GTX 480M to select OEMs. The first notebook sporting this high-end GPU will be built by Clevo. Normally we don't make conclusions about a GPU' ...

SSD gets big with new 400GB & 480GB drives from OCZ

8 comments Kevin Spiess - May 25, 10 11:30am (PST)
When you think solid state drives, many adjectives might come to mind, but 'large' usually would not be one of them. OCZ is looking to change that bringing in some high capacity new SSD models, bringing 400GB and 480GB capacity drives to both ...

VIA bringing in Android tablets between $100 - $150

8 comments Kevin Spiess - May 25, 10 11:08am (PST)
Maybe you think a tablet PC might be nice thing to get, but you don't want to spend $500 or more on something like an iPad. Well, VIA hopes to have something for you by the second half of this year. VIA is going to be aiming at servicing the ...

Futuremark 3D Mark 11 likely coming this September

1 comments Kevin Spiess - May 21, 10 1:48pm (PST)
There has only been one benchmark that has dominated video card reviews over the last decade, and that is 3D Mark. Futuremark is keeping that ball rolling, and plans to release 3D Mark 11 in September -- as of right now, this is unofficial, but the ...

Prolimatech releases Samuel 17 low-profile CPU cooler

2 comments Kevin Spiess - May 21, 10 1:29pm (PST)
[image2 width=594 height=257] Prolimatech has introduced a new low-profile CPU cooler that looks like it can actually do some fairly decent cooling. They call it the Samuel 17, after a bible passage of all things -- an allusion to the battle between ...

ASUS coming out with 3D displays

3 comments Kevin Spiess - May 20, 10 11:52am (PST)
With Computex coming to Taipei in two weeks, there is no shortage of new hardware ready to be shown off. But ASUS decided to jump the gun a bit today, and showed off some new displays it has been working on. The most notable ones are perhaps two new ...

Massive NASA airship inflated

10 comments Kevin Spiess - May 20, 10 11:10am (PST)
NASA has inflated for the first a giant airship called the "Bullet 580." The airship is a creation of Canadian company 21st Century Airships. While airships have never been a very popular form of transportation -- at least since the ...

Ubisoft tells investors half of its games in 2012 could be 3D

8 comments Kevin Spiess - May 19, 10 12:55pm (PST)
3D films are the big thing now: we can expect most blockbusters to be in 3D from about 2011 forward. But what about gaming? Well it seems that Nintendo's 3DS next-gen handheld coming out, and on the PC side, NVIDIA's 3D Vision, may just be the ...
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