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  • EA Dante’s Inferno PR campaign incurs wrath of gamers

    Seems to me the current financial tsunami is undoubtedly taking a heavy toll on the gaming industry. Research group NPD Sales had reported that video game equipment and software in the United States fell 16 percent in August  to $908.7 million, the sixth consecutive monthly decline. In a bid to boost publicity and sales for

  • Most teens admit to seeing internet pornography “accidentally”

    An interesting news article from Australia’s Herald Sun. A recent survey, conducted by the Edith Cowan University and commissioned by the Australian Federal Government, found that most 16 to 17 year old boys and girls had viewed online pornography. However, the teens had claimed they had stumbled upon the pornographic sites accidentally. “MOST 16 to

  • Apple released codes for Grand Central Dispatch

    Grand Central Dispatch (GCD) is a feature within Apple’s latest Mac OS, Snow leopard, which allows software developers to write applications to take advantage of multicore processors. And Apple has decided to make the codes for GCD open source.

  • ATI Radeon HD 5870 PCB pictures has leaked two naked pictures of the upcoming HD 5870. The picture quality isn’t very good, but it is our first look at the Cypress die. Let the images speak for themselves. It is interesting to note that this edition features 2×6 pin PCI-e power connectors, whereas a previous picture suggests 1×6 and 1×8

  • Juniper XT is Radeon HD 5770 and Juniper LE is HD 5750

    While all eyes are on the Radeon HD 5800 “Cypress” series, there is another series quietly brewing beneath AMD which NVIDIA should be really afraid of.  It is targeted at the mainstream market which is no doubt the most important segment for both camps. Juniper XT and LE will be officially named Radeon HD 5770 and Radeon

  • Adobe Flash Gets Accelerated on Zii Chips

      ZiiLABS is collaborating with Adobe as part of the Open Screen Project to optimize and enable Adobe® Flash® Player. It enable users to experience uncompromised Web browsing, full H.264 HD video playback and rich Flash technology based content on any platform based on its ZMS media-rich applications processors and recently announced handheld Zii EGG StemCell

  • SA pigeon ‘faster than broadband’

    BBC news has an article on the ADSL speed of South Africa’s biggest broadband provider.  It may sound kind of ridiculous to use a pigeon carrying a 4Gb memory stick as a comparison to the broadband speed but nevertheless, an interesting read. “Broadband promised to unite the world with super-fast data delivery – but in

  • [Rumour] ATI Radeon HD 5800 Series Round-up

    Following AMD’s press events this week, a flurry of information has leaked on to the internet. However, there are no confirmations as AMD have been adamant on getting everyone in attendance at these events to sign NDAs. This article will attempt to summarize the entire range of rumours/specifications for your convenience. Some of the confirmed

  • Motorola announces CLIQ Android phone

    Motorola has recently announced their first Android powered phone, called Motorola CLIQ, which comes with the company’s proprietary MOTOBLUR solution. The MOTOBLUR allows you to sync contacts, posts, messages, photos and content easily.


    What is AMD VISION ? While we might have seen a few rebrandings by Intel itself, AMD adopts a strategy and brands it – VISION. Read on to find the right VISION for you

  • JVC Introduces 46-inch 3D LCD Monitor

    Cant wait to get yourself a 3D LCD monitor ? JVC had introduced their latest GD-463D10, a 3D full HD Monitor.

  • Windows 7 Advertisement – 7 is a happy word

    With Windows 7 scheduled to arrive on 22 October, Microsoft has prepared a TV advertisement with Kylie, a little girl who has been featured in previous Microsoft commercial. This time round, Kylie says she saw “happy” words on her dad’s PC and that more “happy” is coming. Check out the video. 

  • COMEX 2009 Coverage

    Comex 2009 is now officially open until this Sunday. With booths and mega bargains extending from first floor to the sixth in the convention halls (yes, every floor has something going on). Do you have what it takes to join the rest of the crowd in finding your best bargain for the gadgets and hardware?

  • [Rumour] First ATI Radeon HD 5870 performance numbers

    One of Chiphell’s moderators reports the first performance figures for the upcoming Radeon HD 5870, which sees public availability on 23rd/24th September. With a Phenom II X4 955BE, the HD 5870 returns an average of 43 fps at 1920×1200, Very High, 4xAA, 16xAF, minimum of 30, and maximum 54. The final specifications are rumoured to

  • U.S. buys weather supercomputer with twin backup

    The U.S. meteorological department has recently upgraded their National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) system, used for weather forecasting, with the purchase of 2 supercomputers from IBM. The 2 supercomputers are capable of 70 TFLOPS (trillion calculations per second), making it the 50th most powerful computer in the world. With 5000 IBM Power6 processors in

  • Multi-Plugs Reinvented – PowerBridge

    A Korean designer, Hyuk Jae Chang, has reinvented the multi-plugs we use in our everyday lives. Looks really chic and should these eventually make it to Giant or Carrefour at an affordable price, I will certainly grab a handful of them. Article via

  • ASUS Introduces Hybrid Motherboards that Deliver Fast Performance and Uncompromising Stability

    ASUS has launched the ASUS P7P55D Series motherboard, featuring the latest Intel® P55 Express chipset. The P7P55D Series supports the latest LGA 1156 socket for Intel® Core™ i7/Core™ i5 Processors and is based on its groundbreaking “Xtreme Design”. The boards are rumored to hit retail stores by year end and prices have not been announced

  • iPod Shuffle 2G Is Not In Apple Store, 3G Gets More Colors

    Apple’s iPod Shuffle 2G is no longer in the Apple store, a strong message to inform that the new Shuffle 3G is here to stay with its minimalist look.

  • Novatel Wireless’ MiFi 2352 allows users to create personal Wi-Fi hotspot

    Singapore’s mobile and IDD service provider, M1, has launched Novatel Wireless’ MiFi 2352 Intelligent Mobile Hotspot that allows users to create their own Wi-Fi hotspot easily, instead of having to look for non-secured public hotspots. Update: Pricing info available for MiFi 2352

  • Dell Adamo XPS For You ?

    You seen Dell’s Adamo. You loved the slim and sleek body. Now, how about a Adamo XPS ? Want to make a guess at its specifications ?