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  • Nvidia releases H.264 driver

    Nvidia has released a Beta Driver that support H.264 decoding. Detailed features as listed below Adds support for GeForce 7300 GS and GeForce 7300 LE GPUs. New NVIDIA PureVideo features and enhancements. Please visit the NVIDIA PureVideo website for more information on PureVideo technology and system requirements. Support for high definition H.264 hardware decode acceleration

  • SDRAM prices to increase in 2Q, says Etron

    Prices for SDRAM are expected to rise in the second quarter of this year as current supply cannot satisfy increased demand coming from handset, LCD TV and memory card applications, according to Nicky Lu, CEO and president of SDRAM specialist Etron Technology. Etron is negotiating with its clients to hike contract prices for the second

  • SANSUN SN 400W Power Supply Brief Look

    Power supplies are getting more and more integral for PCs as power consumption of the average PC increases throughout the years. No longer do people just look at a wattage rating to decide on a power supply. The techies look at other factors such as rail ratings, brand names and whether or not the power

  • Baffalo Bumper shockproof HDD case

    Akihabaranews have some pictures of Buffalo, that’s apparently shockproof. They’ve said you can drop it from 75cm and can still get your previous hard drive working. Clumsy people with butter fingers (like myself) should get one of these.

  • SLI Mode on Non NVIDIA Motherboards?!

    Dailytech has some really interesting drivers for those who have 2 PEG (PCI Express Ports), but not NVIDIA based, yet yearn to run 2 NVIDIA cards in SLI mode. They’ve got the patcher from the ULi’s driver set, to enable SLI mode on just any motherboard with 2x PEG slots, be it NVIDIA or not.

  • More on Microsoft’s Origami project

    Engadget has more insights about Microsoft’s Origami project, revolving around small palm held based devices, running full fledged Windows XP. Apparently, they’ve reported that these devices runs off Windows XP Tablet edition, and looks something like the picture above. We’ve learned a little more about Microsoft’s Origami Project, and as always, we’re here to share.

  • Kodak’s diamond studded digicam

    If you think shelling out tens of thousands for a Vertu phone is ridiculous, try this! In line for the Oscars, Kodak made a few special cameras just for the Best Actress nominees. These special verions of the Kodak Easyshare V570, comes with studded diamonds on the housing of the camera, in the shape of

  • Asrock 939SLI32-eSATA2 review @ Anandtech

    Anandtech has a review on Asrock’s 939SLI32-eSATA2 based on the ULi M1697 + M1695 chipset. This board is an alternative to NVIDIA’s Nforce 4 SLI X16 chipset, offering dual PCIe X16 slots running full X16 speed in SLi mode. Being a budget product (just under USD$ 100) for such an SLI X16 solution, this board

  • 2 new Sapphire Crossfire boards based on Xpress 3200

    Together with the introduction of the ATi Xpress 3200, top tier partner Sapphire has just released 2 motherboards based on the Xpress 3200 chipset. The Sapphire PURE Crossfire A9D580 is a stunning white colored board that would provide that additional “visual factor” to your modded case. This board comes with mediocre feature set like 4x

  • ATi Xpress 3200 officially launched

    ATi had officially launched their spanking new 2x PCIe x16 Crossfire core logic formally known as RD580. The ATi Xpress 3200 is what ATi calls as the backbone of an Enthusiast PC. This time, they’ve really delivered the goods on time, so great kudos to them. =) By the way, we’ve already posted a review

  • Intel Mac Mini, iPod Hifi & More

    Engadget has a pretty good coverage of Apple Computer’s “fun new product” launch happened yesterday at Cupertino. Among the launched products are the new Intel based Mac Mini’s running Intel Core Duo at 1.66GHz, or the slower Intel Core Solo at 1.5GHz. Since the introduction of these Intel based Macs, Apple had decided to retire

  • Blu-ray technology finally arrives – 23rd May 2006

    The wait is over. Sony will finally introduce Blu-ray DVDs officially on the 23rd of May 2006. Movie junkies please mark this day on your calendar, as you’ll be able to get some blockbuster Blue-ray titles like The Fifth Element, Hitch, House of Flying Daggers, A Knight’s Tale, The Last Waltz, Resident Evil Apocalypse and

  • VoodooPC HTPC with 8TB of storage space!

    Engadget has news about VoodooPC’s plans to create a HTPC with whopping 8 Terabyte of storage space under it’s hood. Yes, it’s a HTPC we are talking about, and not some large bulking data server: “When we heard that VoodooPC was planning a media PC with 16 drive bays and a maximum capacity of 8

  • Sony adds a whole string of Cybershot cameras into it’s line up

    Sony had just announced the availability of a slew of new Cybershot digital cameras. Firstly, the Sony Cybershot H2 and H5 are 2 new mega zoom models, offering 6.0 megapixel and 7.2 megapixel resolution. Outfitted with Carl Zeiss Vario Tessar that does 12x optical zoom, these new Cybershots offers SteadyShot technologies, that would prevent motion

  • OCZ Ultra-Low Latency 2GB Dual Channel Kits

    OCZ today announced the release of the PC-4000 EL DDR Platinum XTC 1GB module and 2GB dual channel kit. The industry-leading OCZ Platinum series PC-4000 with 3-3-3-8 timings features extremely low latency for a 1GB capacity product, and is designed specifically to address the unique demands placed on PCs by enthusiasts and gamers. The PC-4000

  • Samsung jumps into Lightscribe bandwagon

    Samsung has jumped into the Lightscribe bandwagon with the SH-W162L. This optical drive could do the usual DVD DL + and – formats. 16x write speed for DVD+R and DVD-R, and 8x for DVD+R and -R DL formats. “Samsung’s SH-W162L is an internal PATA DVD recorder capable of reading and writing DVD+R, DVD-R, DVD+R Dual

  • More of ATi’s upcoming RD580 Motherboards

    Anandtech has just posted a preview article about the upcoming ATi RD580 (ATi’s Crossfire + Dual PCIe x16). Including in their article are pictures of full retail boards, like the ASUS A8R32-MVP Deluxe, the DFI’s RD580, and also, ABIT’s AT8-32X. It appears that this time round, these boards gets into retail channels on time, just

  • DMS59 Connector is Back Again?

    With lower profile cards in demand for HTPC users, could the DMS59 (Dual Monitor System 59) be revived? This single 59pin external interconnect could transmit 2 DVI singles at a time, and have that optional capability to plug in an additional adaptor that can split the pin-out into any dual output combination of two DVI

  • NVIDIA MCP55 Core Logic Nearing Completion

    Dailytech has some interesting news about the upcoming NVIDIA MCP55 core logic, that will power upcoming AMD motherboards: “Unfortunately, MCP55 is a far cry from a revolutionary chipset.  According to NVIDIA roadmaps, it contains a different audio codec, dual Gigabit Ethernet PHYs and can use six SATA channels instead of four, but the core logic is still hampered

  • VR-Zone Dry Ice Overclocking @ Sim Lim Square

    VR-Zone held it’s first live Dry-Ice Overclocking Session at Singapore’s most popular IT Mall Sim Lim Square at DAT, #05-58 during a relaxed Saturday afternoon. It was the first time such an interesting event has been held over there and VR-Zone’s Youth Overclock Team gave us a good show, and pulled a huge crowd behind