QuoteShipments of handhelds that use Microsoft's Windows CE operating system rose by about 33 percent to about 1.4 million in the third quarter, compared with the same period last year. Meanwhile, shipments of handhelds that use the Palm operating system shrank by 26 percent to 851,000. Research In Motion showed huge growth, with shipments jumping more than 356 percent to 565,000 to round out the top three, the research company said.
QuoteWindows XP SP2 "suffers because it is still basically the same operating system and has some major flaws which compromise end-user security," Shlomo Touboul, CEO of the firm, said in statement. "By using Finjan's proactive security solutions...users can enjoy a secure environment that protects them from such vulnerabilities."
QuoteEPoX have been one of my favoured motherboard manufacturers for some time now, mainly down to a favourable price / performance ratio. Today we have their latest (and quite possibly last) Socket A (Athlon XP) motherboard, the EP-8RDA6+ PRO.
QuoteThis board brought me a lot of satisfaction! Once I got the ABIT AV8 set up and running, it was fast and enjoyable to work with. ABIT has built another quality board that is a great performer! The board overclocked very well, and with faster ram, I am sure we could have even pushed it higher with the memory at 1:1...
QuoteSmall Form Factor (SFF) PCs have advanced in leaps and bounds since they were first released by Shuttle a few years ago. PCstats recently reviewed an attractive SFF kit from AOpen, the EX915 XCube. In terms of standard equipment, the system also supports IEEE 1394b, Gigabit LAN, 7.1 channel audio, S-Video out and an onboard videocard. Of course, if you feel the need to upgrade, the AOpen EX915 XCube also includes one 32-bit PCI slot as well as a PCI Express 16x slot for hardcore videocard goodness!
QuoteThe wait is over. Firefox 1.0 empowers you to browse faster, more safely and more efficiently than with any other browser. Join more than 8 million others and make the switch today — Firefox imports your Favorites, settings and other information, so you have nothing to lose.
QuoteThe agreed-upon cash settlement involved antitrust litigation related to Novell's NetWare network operating software, which Novell once positioned as a potential competitor to Microsoft Windows operating system software.
QuoteIBM plans to announce on Monday that the Blue Gene will be available immediately with a starting price of $1.5 million. Monday is also the opening day of the SC2004 supercomputing show in Pittsburgh.
QuoteIn addition, the new speed definitively bested a Japanese system, NEC's Earth Simulator, that has led the Top500 list for two years. The Blue Gene/L lead could increase when the system quadruples in size from its current configuration with 16 racks and more than 16,000 dual-core processors. The improvement will be made by May, IBM says.
QuoteIts vision has morphed over the years, from an ambitious attempt to bring PC-like functions onto the television to a more prosaic effort to improve video delivery. These days, it is focused on low-profile improvements in basic cable functions--for example, facilitating digital video recording on cable set-top boxes and showing program schedules.
QuoteThe chip will offer an extra helping of clock speed for high-end PCs, as Pentium 4 chips are now only available at speeds of up to 3.6GHz. But the 570 will likely be known more for its place in history, because it will, in a sense, represent the end of an era for the chipmaker. Intel focused for years on driving its PC processors' clock speeds higher, but this year it began focusing more on other elements that augment chip performance.
QuoteFrom stock core and memory clock speeds of 500MHz, I was able to overclock the Sapphire Radeon X800XT PCIe's core 46MHz and memory 55MHz, yielding a final clock speed of 546MHz/555MHz (core/memory). It's important to note that the core speed is actually faster than the stock core speed of the Radeon X800XT Platinum Edition, and just 5MHz slower than it's memory clock speed (Core: 520MHz / Memory: 560MHz). I was impressed that we were able to get at and maintain these speeds throughout our testing, with no artifacting or problems at overclocked frequencies after more than a week of playing games at them.
QuoteAbout two years ago Logitech launched the amazing MX700 mouse. It was a huge leap for cordless mice since it were one of the first cordless mice that performed as well as a wired one. It immediately became a big hit and a few weeks ago Logitech released its successor, the Logitech MX1000 Laser Cordless Mouse. This new mouse promises a lot. According to Logitech optical is now obsolete, and the company also claim that their new laser-based optical mouse offers a 20x surface tracking improvement over LED-based optical mice like the MX700. In this review we'll take a closer look to see Logitech's promises are true.
QuoteWe test a new batch of PC3200 and PC4400 rated memory from known and lesser known manufacteres on our Intel P4 test setup. With the introduction of Samsung´s TCCD revision F memory chips we might get performance only seen in the days of Winbond BH-5!
QuoteIn this article, PCstats will be reviewing MSI Computer's brand new 915P Neo2 Platinum motherboard which is built with the performance user in mind! This full-size ATX motherboard includes a comprehensive feature set, from IEEE 1394 (for your high speed external multimedia devices like HDDs, scanners, MP3 players, etc), to an additional IDE RAID controller, Gigabit PCI Express ethernet controller, and Intel's Azalia onboard 7.1-channel audio.
QuoteIt's the features that drive this mainboard more than anything. The use of the 250Gb nForce3 variant, bringing with it GigE and those highly useful hardware firewall features for the home user, combined with plenty of USB2.0, FireWire400 and six SATA ports, means that ASUS push almost all the right buttons. Eight channel audio rounds things off.
QuoteThe Greensboro, N.C.-based Business Journal reported this week that a decision from Dell could come as soon as Nov. 9. The paper said the PC maker has been evaluating locations in the Triad area, a cluster of three towns--Greensboro, Winston-Salem and High Point. The new factory would cost $190 million to build, and it would employ about 1,900 people, the paper reported. Overall, the plant could bring about 8,400 jobs to the area, as Dell's suppliers would also have to locate near the new plant, the paper said.
QuoteNow another well-known graphics card maker is making motherboard chipsets, this time it’s ATI with their RX330 chipset for Socket 478 (Pentium 4) processors. The board features 4 DIMM slots for memory, and are dual-channel, an AGP 8x slot, 5 PCI slots, and a Realtek 100Mbit Ethernet controller. Serial ATA-150 support is provided by ATI’s own SB300 I/O controller. The new RX330 offers no integrated graphics core as one might anticipate, as do some nForce motherboards.
QuoteRecently while characterizing six low latency DDR1 PC-3200 memory kits we noticed a performance gap when overclocking the modules. Sure, it is not uncommon to experience a few MHz here and there, but we were seeing 20+ MHz differences from similar memory kits...
QuoteDDR2 memory is here to stay. Intel has decided that future scalability is more important than immediate performance. Corsair's 1GBye DDR2 Twin2X pack debuts in at a blistering DDR533 speed. Just in case it sounds slow, that's high-end, premium DDR territory. What's more, Corsair is already marketing DDR2 that runs at, wait for it, an effective speed of 667MHz.
QuoteIt's safe to say that any card, and I mean any card, based on the R420 GPU will be a good one. Greater rendering parallelism and higher core and memory speeds ensure that benchmark performance will be stellar. That point of view is corroborated by decent benchmark results from Crucial's X800 PRO. If, then, all X800 PROs are considered to be 'good', what makes one better than another?. What immediately springs to mind are cards that arrive pre-clocked at higher-than-default levels, or ones that bundle in the very latest games, or, for most buyers, the ones that are the cheapest.
QuoteToday we will look at some memory again. We got in touch with Mushkin and they sent us a really nice 1gb dual memory kit for testing. We will see how it performs vs a 1gb kit from Corsair, and also check out some overclocking, and see what this goes for. If you're in the market for memory stay tuned on this page.
QuoteWhile Intel chooses to market the 915P as a mainstream part, based on our results today we can see MSI's 915P Neo2 Platinum is anything but ordinary. Out of the box, we had zero issues with the board (always an important thing), and once we got everything up and running, the board proved itself to be quite the speed demon.
QuoteThe Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) on Wednesday said it will begin technical and commercial negotiations to create and run the two new domains, a process that could take months. ICANN is considering creating 10 top-level domains (TLDs) to augment the nearly 250 current TLDs already in use, from the famous .com TLD to scores of lesser-known country TLDs such as .uk. In addition to .travel and .post, proposals for new TLDs include .xxx, .jobs, .asia and .eu. The status of the eight other applicants is still pending, the group said in a statement.
QuoteThe processor, an upgraded member of the Madison line, boosts high-speed cache memory from 6MB to 9MB--thus its nickname: Madison 9M. In addition, Intel is expected to update the rest of its Itanium 2 family, adding a lower-end model for dual-processor servers and a low-voltage model for servers that are packed densely together.
QuoteBetfair's latest figures show 2.3 million pounds ($4.2 million) have been wagered on Bush, while Kerry has attracted only 680,000 pounds ($1.25 million) in bets. Bush is now at 1-5 odds to stay in office, whereas gamblers can still get odds of 2-1 on Kerry to win.
QuoteThe first obvious winner? Outkast's "Hey Ya!" is the only multiplatinum single so far, with more than 400,000 downloads. Six songs qualified for platinum, or sales of 200,000 singles, and 45 titles got gold status, for selling 100,000 songs.
QuoteThe color model can also be used to display photos, either on its own screen or on a TV set. It comes in two capacities: a 40GB model for $499 and a 60GB version for $599. The screen is capable of displaying 65,536 colors.
QuoteBiostar has embraced the AMD64 platform with motherboards and small form factors. We have looked at several of their boards. Today we look at their latest Athlon 64 board based on the nForce 3 250GB chipset. The K8NHA Grand builds on their previous nForce 3 boards. Let's take a look at the specs before we get into the review.
QuoteThis article serves two purposes. We'll take a look at the new XT, paying close attention to its thermal characteristics before looking at performance, and I'll also publish some numbers and thoughts from that initial look at the PRO. It was only 5MHz away on the core clock from matching ATI's final set clocks, so while its results are gleaned using an older driver build that ATI aren't especially happy with, it'll serve as a nice reference point for when we get a final PRO board to look at.
QuoteToday we will have a look at our first pair of DDR2 memory that was sent to us by Corsair. We will have a drive and see how these perform against some normal DDR from Corsair and see what we can get after some overclocking. It will be interesting to see this high end memory in todays test so stay tuned.
QuoteAs for the performance results we see that for the most part, the two sticks of RAM performed very close to each other even with the differences in timings. The latency of the Crucial memory at its tightest timings was a good bit lower than the Corsair memory, and provided better synthetic numbers. The real world differences between timings was less than 3% in basically all cases.
QuoteRecently we've had a taste of Intel's 915 chipset at it's finest, the ABIT AG8. Now it's time to check out the 925 chipset based board, the ABIT AA8 DuraMAX. With this board we still have PCI Express and LGA 775, but this time we graduate to DDR2. We already shown you what this board can do with our recent 3GHz CPU review, but now it's time to get serious and dig into this board a little deeper.
QuoteToday 3DXtreme takes at a look some budget memory covering a wide spectrum from PC3200 to PC3700 and varying from CAS 2 to CAS 3. We have Wintec Amp-X Gaming modules, SuperTalent 512MB CAS2 modules and some Geil Value PC3200. This gives us an opportunity to evaluate lesser known brand names to see how they compare to a more well known brand. Like a lot of electronics today it doesnt take much to create a product, all that needs to be done is base it on a well established IC chip like Samsung or Infineon and the result is a product that performs nearly as well as the top of the line memory for considerably less. Lets have a look at our memory offerings today and see how well they performed.
QuoteIn this review, OCModShop is testing OCZs Gold Edition PC4000EL DDR Dual channel kit. This 1GB of total memory consists of two 512MB modules and is specifically paired to use a dual channel motherboard. The OCZ PC4000EL DDR is rated to run at 250MHz while maintaing fast timings of 2.5-4-4-7 at 2.8V. Unofficially, this memory can easily run at 265MHz. The DIMMs are absolutely beautiful and have a quality look. The copper heat spreaders are gold plated and buffed to a mirror finish with a light golden color. Not only does this help protect the module from physical damage, but it looks really shiny, and we all like shiny things! The spreaders also add to the products weight, weighing in at 74 grams (a normal DIMM weighs an average of 40g).
QuoteDDR2 is finally here. I've been excited about this memory ever since it was first announced. It's great to get excited about new hardware. The only thing that's bad about new hardware is the fact that you know you're going to have to upgrade to it. In this case it's a little worse. There are currently no AMD platforms that except DDR2 and the only Intel DDR2 platform requires a LGA775 CPU and a PCI-E video card. Your upgrade to DDR2 is going to require a major commitment. However, this is the future of memory and you know you want the newest and fastest components.