QuoteIt has taken a while, but finally AMD fans can have a laptop with quality 3D and 2D graphics with the ATI IGP 320M and the Compaq Presario 900 series. Testing has shown that the new ATI mobile video solution far out distances the next best competitor, the VIA S3 Twister KN133. In addition it also holds up well against the desktop SiS 740 based ECS desknote. ATI has provided best in class 3D performance while also adding great DVD playback support, and continuing their tradition of excellent 2D graphics.
QuoteIf you are a typical male like me and I'm sure you are, you love video games especially arcade video games. I also know that many of you probably want to have your own arcade inside of your house. You can emulate games on your computer and use a keyboard or gamepad but I'm sure that you feel that you are missing the real arcade feel, I know I was. X-Arcade (http://www.x-arcade.com) is a company that makes a real arcade controller which can be hooked to your computer and will interface perfectly with your PC, and Mac. There are also adapters so that you can get to connect this awesome controller to your Dreamcast, Playstation, Playstation 2, Gamecube, and X-Box. I know your thinking, hey what's the big deal I can play all of those things with my keyboard or gamepad or joystick but let me show you why this is much better, the X-Arcade controller totally blows all of those
QuoteTidying you case has more than one advantage… Not only does it look a helluva lot better through your nice new window, but it also improves airflow and lowers temperatures. In this article, I'll show you how to make your case tidy, make it look awesome, and all at a very affordable price. So let's get to tidying our case… RN STYLE!...
QuoteIn a July 25 letter released late Thursday, 19 lawmakers from both sides of the aisle asked Ashcroft to prosecute "peer-to-peer" networks like Kazaa and Morpheus and the users who swap digital songs, video clips and other files without permission from artists or their record labels.
The Justice Department should also devote more resources to policing online copyrights, the lawmakers said in their letter.
"Such an effort is increasingly important as online theft of our nation's creative works is a growing threat to our culture and economy," the letter said.
QuoteNamed the "Digital Software Security Act," the proposal essentially would make California the "Live Free or Die" state when it comes to software. If enacted as written, state agencies would be able to buy software only from companies that do not place restrictions on use or access to source code. The agencies would also be given the freedom to "make and distribute copies of the software."
"The legislative intent is that for software to be acceptable to the state, it is not enough that it is technically capable of fulfilling a task, but that the contractual condition for purchase and/or licensing must satisfy a series of requirements regarding the license," the proposal states.
QuoteLike Advanced Micro Devices' Athlon and other competing chips, Banias' performance will actually be better than its numbers might indicate because it will complete more work per clock cycle than the Pentium 4, according to Intel and other sources.
While word of Banias' speeds has leaked out, much of the technology behind the chip, which was designed in Israel, remains under wraps. The chip will include a cache--an internal reservoir of memory for rapid data access--but the size is unknown. Krewell predicts it will be at least 512KB but could be as high as 1MB of some versions of Banias.
QuoteThe performance of the A7V333 was on par if not better than the other 333DDR boards we tested against here today as well as the other boards in its class. Couple that with awesome stability and the A7V333 a very nice board to use and do work on. People looking for out of the box performance and stability or a very good gaming box, as long as they are not planning on tinkering with the system often, will enjoy the A7V333.
QuoteThe quest for higher performance can cost companies dearly. IBM, citing numbers compiled from third parties, said that about 25 percent of a company's data-center budget goes to providing electricity to run and cool computers. Overall, about 10 percent of the electricity consumed in North America goes to support information technology systems, according to a U.S. Energy Department study cited by Big Blue.
Without consumption curbs, the amount of energy used to power and then cool computing equipment will increase exponentially, IBM executives said.
QuoteThe report thinks big when it comes to peering beyond the next two decades to the rest of the 21st century. Taking visionaries such as Ray Kurzweil seriously, it imagines robots so advanced they may deserve political rights, building surfaces that automatically change shape and color to adjust to the weather, and the prospect of personality uploads that make death itself ambiguous.
Merging human consciousness with machines is tied to another mind-boggling concept: brain-to-brain connections. The report discusses the possibility of "local groups of linked enhanced individuals" as well as "a global collective intelligence."