Laptop Magazine has previewed Phoenix’s new Instant Boot BIOS. The Instant Boot BIOS reportedly cuts down POST time to about a second and can boot into Windows 7 in 10 seconds on a Lenovo T400. A video paints a thousand words so folks, read on to see the Instant Boot BIOS in action. Impressive!
You might have heard of Intel’s Light Peak technology, a new high-speed optical cable technology designed to connect your electronic devices to each other. Lightpeak also has the ability to run multiple protocols simultaneously over a single cable. Catchy huh? What has this to do with Apple ? Read on
Barely three days after the official launch of Radeon 5870, Slovenia based EKWB is already working on a new Full Cover Water Block for the new Radeon GPU. According to the website, the water blocks should be available in a fortnight if testing goes well.
Thermaltake has announced a multi-socket support budget CPU cooler, the Contac 29. Measuring 120 x 120 x 25 mm (L x W x H) and weighing 558g, the Contac 29 features Thermaltake’s Direct Contact Technology, allowing 3 U-shaped 8mm diameter heatpipes to “immediately touch the CPU” for efficient heat dissipation. Equipped with a 120 mm PWM
Intel announced that they would be delivering new Pineview processors for Netbooks to PC makers in Q4 2009. The Pineview processors is expected to make the chip faster, smaller and reduce power consumption. This could result in thinner netbook designs with longer and better batter life. Read more..
Announcing the first USB 3.0 external hard drive, Freecom’s XS 3.0 is backwards-compatible and will work with all USB 2.0 enabled computers and notebooks, as well as forthcoming USB 3.0 models.
Following several (often contradictory) rumours about the GT300, some claiming sub-10% yields, Fudzilla have been informed by an unnamed Senior Manager at Nvidia that such rumours are “baseless” and “Our 40nm yields are fine”. What is interesting, though, is that the Senior Manager talks about 40nm in general (which could easily mean the GT21x shrinks),
Chinese website eNet have scored the first clear pictures of ATI’s upcoming dual-Cypress Hemlock card at a demonstration event. Hemlock is rumoured to source two variants, branded as HD 5870 X2 and HD 5850 X2. More pictures next page.
Today, Dell introduced Alienware latest gaming rigs in Singapore – the Alienware M15x laptop, Area-51 and Area-51 ALX desktop PCs – which are using the new Intel Core i7 processors that promise amazing gaming performance. Read on for the press release and the local pricing.
ASUS has recently announced their latest gaming and multimedia notebook PCs that boast superb 3D visual and system performance with the new Intel Core i7 processors. Both the ASUS G60J and M60J feature 16-inch high definition display and up to 4GB DDR3 SDRAM.
WhoGlue Inc., a small Baltimore tech company founded in 2000, is suing Facebook for infringing on a key patent it holds on “facilitating communications between user members of an online network.” If WhoGlue gets its way, the patent infringement case may potentially hurt the online social networking giant’s business but most importantly, similar social networking
Google has raised the ire of Microsoft by releasing Chrome Frame, an open source plug-in which allows people to run Google Wave from within all versions of Internet Explorer. For those who do not know, Google Chrome Frame is a plug-in for Internet Explorer that lets people use Chrome from within Microsoft’s web browser. This allows
Researchers Suresh Garimella and Tannaz Harirchia at Purdue University reportedly have “developed and tested new mathematical formulas concerning the properties of boiling liquids in “micro-channels.”” Representing a breakthrough in micro-channel cooling technology, this may totally change how cooling systems are designed in everything from computers to electric and hybrid cars. If micro-channel cooling technology does take off,
The Japanese version Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate Edition operating system will include an original wallpaper and an event sound set based on a character named Nanami Madobe and is voiced by actress Mizuki Nana.
Microsoft has released another Windows 7 video which has four party planners talking about how the upcoming OS can help to plan your party with sample videos and notes that you can print out, the activities you can have like showing your holiday photos etc, but before that you would need to install Windows 7 first (obviously). The
Razer has revamped DeathAdder with a 3.5G 3500dpi infrared sensor and tangle-free braided cable. COST: US: $59.99, Europe: €59.99. AVAILABILITY: Razerzone.com – 24 September and In Stores – Late September
Today, Wacom announced their new Bamboo tablets which claim to be the first to merge multi-touch with their pen tablet technology. The Wacom Bamboo, Bamboo Fun, Bamboo Pen and Bamboo Touch made up the 2nd generation Bamboo family.
Wired has an article on a Wyoming bank suing Google over its bank employee’s mistake. The employee had mistakenly sent an email containing sensitive information on 1,325 individual and business customers to the wrong Gmail account. The information included names, addresses, tax identification or Social Security numbers and loan information. So folks, remember to check
Atlona Technologies has launched the AT-DP200, a DVI to Mini DisplayPort converter, allowing use of the new Mini-DisplayPort monitors (e.g. Apple 24’’ Cinema Displays) on Apple systems purchased before 2009 or standard DVI video cards used on PCs. The adaptor is able to convert the signals from the DVI graphic card to the Mini DisplayPort monitors
While the enthusiasts are getting crazy over the Radeon HD 5870 and Radeon HD 5850 cards, AMD keeps up the hype by showcasing us a machine fitted with a Hemlock graphics card. Due to launch later this year in Nov-Dec, a Hemlock card has two “Cypress” ASICs on it and it is priced below US$500. The point of this showcase