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  • Cell Phones Identify Owners By Smell

    The head of Bell Labs, the U.S.-based research institute affiliated with Lucent Technologies, predicts technical innovations will bring cell phones that identify their owners by smell. Jeong Kim, who took Bell Labs reins a year ago, made the remarks on Monday during a keynote speech at a seminar in Seoul aimed at delving into the

  • NVIDIA Unveils Quadro FX 4500 X2

    NVIDIA announced the NVIDIA Quadro FX 4500 X2 graphics solution is the latest addition to the company’s growing line of solutions for advanced visualisation systems requiring scalable graphics performance. This solution joins the recently announced NVIDIA Quadro FX 5500 card with the NVIDIA Quadro SDI and G-Sync option cards — the most extensive line of

  • Intel Unveils Game-Changing Direction For Business PCs

    SANTA CLARA, Calif., April 24, 2006 – The way the world views and uses business PCs is about to change with the introduction of Intel Corporation’s new Intel® vPro™ technology, a revolutionary shift in desktop PC security and manageability along with remarkable energy-saving computing performance. Businesses today are plagued by increasing economic and security threats

  • Mushkin to Launch Power Supply Line

    According to LegitReviews, during a recent conversation with Mushkin, the premium Memory Company, it was discovered that Mushkin is just a number of weeks away from launching thier own power supply series. With SLI and CrossFire systems selling at higher than expected volumes there has been a shortage of quality power supply on the market

  • Samsung now the Largest Semiconductor Company

    The Korean Stock Exchange recently announced that Samsung Electronics is now the largest semiconductor company in the world ahead of Intel Corporation. This morning, Intel Corporation had a market capitalization of $ 112B USD. Samsung Electronics, on the other hand, closed trading on Friday with a market cap of $ 120B USD. Though Samsung has

  • Intel Kentsfield Has 2 x 4MB L2 Cache

    We have heard more about Kentsfield, the 65nm Quad Core processor from a recent Intel briefing and it will be having 2 x 4MB of L2 cache which is essentially 2 Conroe cores on the same package. Kentsfield is slated for release in Q1 2007 and will compete against AMD K8L architecture. Intel refuses to

  • OCZ PC2-6400 GX XTC Series

    OCZ today announced the addition of PC2-6400 DDR2 to the Gold XTC series. OCZ Technology now offers a complete line of gamer-grade XTC DDR2 solutions ranging from DDR2-533 to DDR2-1000 to meet the demand of the impending arrival of the new AMD and Intel CPU architectures. The PC2-6400 GX XTC series offer superior stability and

  • Inno3D Singapore announces extension of warranty coverage

    Inno3D Singapore announced today that all Inno3D 7600GT, 7900GT and 7900GTX will have extended warranty of 2 years, from the 1 year warranty period in the past. This spells great news for those who value a longer warranty period. This change applies to the cards bought from today onwards.

  • Customers losing business due to Internet downtime

    Singapore, 19th April – customers of Internet Colocation provider SphereoSoft have been experiencing downtime for the past few days. SphereoSoft has been defaulting payment to their back-end infrastructure provider Pacific Internet Network Operations Center, and this resulted in Pacific Internet cutting off the internet lines to all customers of SphereoSoft. Even though customers of SpeheroSoft

  • Tomorrow’s Nanotechnology, Today…

    A prime example of future technologies happening today. Nanowelding as described in the following article has great potential for extreme miniaturization. The target systems and components would posess lower resistance and smaller welds allowing more resistors into a smaller space. This would do wonders for many components and peripherals, but of course the effect on

  • The Coolest Remote Controlled Vehicle on Earth (or in Low Earth Orbit)

    Watching this machine at “work” makes the materials engineering and miniaturisation technologies evident. But mostly it’s just mega-cool!

  • The 7600GT Shoot-Out

    Looking for a two hundred dollar Video Card upgrade to enjoy the new games at a decent frame rate? Your “Google” and “Price Lists” search would probably land you somewhere in the 7600GT puddle. But this is no small puddle, and you find it tough to decide on which brand to choose. Hang onto the

  • DFI LAN Party CFX3200 DR Review + BIOS Guide

    The DFI LAN Party CFX3200 DR is the second motherboard based on the ATI CrossFire CFX3200 chipset which offers the latest technological feature such as dual x16 PCI Express Lane capability relying on just one chipset. Like the ASUS A8R32 MVP Deluxe we have reviewed just a short while ago, it utilizes the ULI M1575

  • NVIDIA Geforce 7600 & 7900 GT May come to AGP

    It seems that NVIDIA’s partners are playing with the thought of bridging the 7600GT and 7900GT down to AGP. The 7600GT would replace the 6600GT AGP, while the 7900GT AGP should become the new AGP performance king. The price tags should hover somewhere around USD$ 250-USD$ 300. This should not be too challenging in terms

  • Quad SLI May Increase Performance, But May Degrade Too

    Systems with quad SLI allow to turn on 32x antialiasing, the maximum level possible today, or to play the latest games in 2560×1600 resolution with all the quality improvement features activated. According to benchmark results obtained by MVKTech, four GeForce 7900 graphics processors may not only provide only slight performance advantages over two of such

  • Exclusive! ATi’s DIY Overclocking Heroes Summit

    China, Beijing, 14th of April – Held over a period of several weeks with the final showdown held in Beijing, heroic and courageous overclockers gathered at the Beijing University’s Memorial Hall for ATi’s DIY Overclocking Heroes’ Summit. The Competition blasted off with 3 levels of tournaments, the low-end, mid-range and High-end categories. VR-Zone gives you

  • Realtek presents WLP3.0 compliant HD Audio Codec: ALC888 & ALC885

    The world’s largest Audio Codec supplier, Realtek presented their latest generation of HD Audio Codec, including the top-end ALC885 and the ALC888 which supports VOIP/Skype telephony functions. According to project manager, Mr Chia-Che Tsai, most Audio Codecs in the market now, including Realtek’s ALC882/883, oes not comply with Microsoft’s WLP 3.0 standards and thus are

  • VR-Zone’s China Team wins ATi Overclocking Competition

    In one of the biggest Overclocking Competitions in China, Beijing, held by ATi just 2 days ago on Sunday, our VR-Zone Team-Mate Xu Gang emerged the champion , acheiving a score of 17777 3D Marks within a very limited time frame. His winning setup consisted of an AMD Opteron 175 clocked at 3.4GHz, DFI’s latest

  • Sunon Waturbo Liquid Cooling Heatsink presented at IDF Taipei

    Sunon, one of the sponsors for IDF Spring@Taipei presented their latest ‘Waturbo’ liquid core heatsink. Utilising Sunon’s latest ‘whirlpool water convection’ technology, Sunon’s Deputy Director, Masaharu Miyahara presented to the forum how the fan invokes a pump hidden within the core to circulate the coolant sealed within. The conductivity of the core is touted to

  • ATI to delay 80nm production at TSMC, say sources

    With Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) not being able to improve yield rates on its 80nm manufacturing process, ATI Technologies will forego manufacturing its graphics chips on 80nm node this year, according to industry sources. TSMC declined to comment on the report, citing customer confidentially, while ATI stated that its migration schedule to 80nm for