QuoteThe changes supporting Windows Media Center PCs and the Tablet PC will be available only to PC manufacturers. Hewlett-Packard and some other computer makers are prepping Windows Media PCs for holiday release. These systems will include a second user interface for accessing Windows XP's digital media features via a remote control.
The Tablet PC, slated for Nov. 7 release, is a notebook hybrid that allows people to input text by writing on the display with a stylus. Microsoft sees big potential for the devices among businesses and schools. Microsoft Research, for example, has produced a short film demonstrating the benefits of the Tablet PC for in-classroom and remote-access teaching.
QuoteOTES stands for Outside Thermal Exhaust System. It is ABIT’s new and patent pending VGA Cooling system.
ABIT claim it will be able to lower temperatures by around 15% comparing to standard cooling system. This includes GPU temperatures only I belive. The fan on the GPU is spinning @ 7200rpm!
ABIT believes their new Geforce4 TI4200 will be able to offer TI4600 performance because of the overclocking possibilities. That means you'll be getting Geforce4 Ti4600 performance at the price of Ti4200 card!
QuoteATi's advanced method of anisotropic filtering is almost "free of charge" when coupled with AA, being that if you're going to be running AA, you might as well turn on the AF, as the frame hit is extremely minimal. The 16XAF makes all the difference in the world when playing a game like MOHAA. For that matter, even games like Jedi Knight with many indoor scenes benefit hugely as well. Without AF, MOHAA can get very bad looking very quickly. When you and your troops are walking up a dirt road that turns into nothing but a dirt blur, you can be left disappointed with your equipment. The Mobility Radeon 9000 took care of all of that and delivered to us the most beautiful gaming environments we've ever seen on a laptop system.
QuotePowered by VIA's KT400 chipset, SOYO's new SY-KT400 DRAGONTM Ultra supports high speed DDR333/400 up to 3GB, an 8X AGP Pro slot for the ultimate graphics experience, and serial ATA (optional). Echoing the recent trend in see-through computer cases, KT400 DRAGONTM Ultra (Platinum Edition) continues to make a fashion statement with its distinctive platinum PCB finish.
QuoteMicrosoft began making the technical disclosure in mid-August, through the MSDN Web site, and released the full list of 272 APIs on Tuesday. After the release of Windows XP Service Pack 1, Microsoft plans to make available a software-development kit (SDK) for taking advantage of the technical information.
QuoteAfter 2 hours of talking up at the podium, sometimes you leave a few details out. Doom 3 multiplayer will be fully scalable. It will be a peer to peer system. We haven't started working on it yet. Tell everyone not to panic - it will be fine. John just forgot to mention it'll be scalable past four players. It's hard to give a hard number because we haven't started working on it yet. Right now we're focused on making Doom 3 a kickass, over the top single player game.
QuoteEven if time travel isn't strictly paradoxical, it is certainly weird. Consider the time traveler who leaps ahead a year and reads about a new mathematical theorem in a future edition of Scientific American. He notes the details, returns to his own time and teaches the theorem to a student, who then writes it up for Scientific American. The article is, of course, the very one that the time traveler read. The question then arises: Where did the information about the theorem come from? Not from the time traveler, because he read it, but not from the student either, who learned it from the time traveler. The information seemingly came into existence from nowhere, reasonlessly.
QuoteSpeed is one way to jump ahead in time. Gravity is another. In his general theory of relativity, Einstein predicted that gravity slows time. Clocks run a bit faster in the attic than in the basement, which is closer to the center of Earth and therefore deeper down in a gravitational field. Similarly, clocks run faster in space than on the ground. Once again the effect is minuscule, but it has been directly measured using accurate clocks. Indeed, these time-warping effects have to be taken into account in the Global Positioning System. If they weren't, sailors, taxi drivers and cruise missiles could find themselves many kilometers off course.
At the surface of a neutron star, gravity is so strong that time is slowed by about 30 percent relative to Earth time. Viewed from such a star, events here would resemble a fast-forwarded video. A black hole represents the ultimate time warp; at the surface of the hole, time stands still relative to Earth. This means that if you fell into a black hole from nearby, in the brief interval it took you to reach the surface, all of eternity would pass by in the wider universe. The region within the black hole is therefore beyond the end of time, as far as the outside universe is concerned. If an astronaut could zoom very close to a black hole and return unscathed--admittedly a fanciful, not to mention foolhardy, prospect--he could leap far into the future.
QuoteBT had contacted Prodigy and 16 other ISPs, including America Online, in June 2000, asking them to buy a hyperlink license. When they refused, the British telecommunications giant pursued Prodigy as a test case.