Hardware

25GB in 70 seconds with USB 3.0

25GB in 70 seconds with USB 3.0

At the Windows Hardware Engineering Conference (WinHEC) 2008, USB-IF President, Jeff Ravencraft revealed that the new specifications for USB 3.0 would be fully released on November 17 at the SuperSpeed USB Developers Conference in San Jose. The USB 3.0 architecture ...

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China Takes a Shot at Intel

China Takes a Shot at Intel

Researchers at the Chinese Academy of Sciences’ Institute of Computing Technology (ICT) have released details about a new microprocessor which they hope will bring major developments to the computing industry in China by 2010. The chip, named Godson-3 under the ...

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Artigo – VIA’s DIY Micro-PC

Artigo – VIA’s DIY Micro-PC

Revealed to the public for the first time at CES 2008 in Las Vegas, VIA’s Artigo ultra small “do it yourself” desktop will immediately catch your eye. Small, relatively simple to install and use, and not too pricy, this unique ...

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China’s Olympic HD-DVD

China’s Olympic HD-DVD

Shanghai United Optical Disc, with the support of the Chinese government, is set to launch its China High Definition DVD (CH-DVD or CBHD) disc format on 8th August 2008 in conjunction with the Beijing Olympics. This Chinese owned intellectual property ...

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‘Larrabee’ – Intel’s Upcoming Many-Core GPU

‘Larrabee’ – Intel’s Upcoming Many-Core GPU

Intel Corporation will be unveiling a paper detailing the first ever “many-core” blueprint named “Larrabee.” Larrabee is a new approach to the software rendering 3-D pipeline, a ”many-core” programming model and performance analysis tool for several applications. Larrabee would be ...

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AMD 12-Core Processor

AMD 12-Core Processor

Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) is developing processors with 12 cores which are targeted for release in the first half of 2010. This new plan has deviated from the original product vision of 8-core chips. The 12-core processor is code-named Magny-Cours. ...

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Phoenix – 30 Picowatts Chip

Phoenix – 30 Picowatts Chip

Researchers at the University of Michigan have developed a low-power microchip which uses 30,000 times less power in sleep mode and 10 times less in active mode than similar chips now on the market. Named the Phoenix Processor, it is ...

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60X Faster Internet

Scientists at the University of Sydney have developed a switch that would allow the internet to become 60 times faster than current networks. Taking four years to complete, the switch is created using a small scratch on a piece of ...

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VIA Unveils World’s Lowest Power CPU

VIA Unveils World’s Lowest Power CPU

VIA Technologies recently unveiled the EPIA PX5000EG Pico-ITX board, which features a 1-watt Eden ultra low power processor for embedded systems. According to VIA, the new board promises to improve power efficiency and could be suited for several applications, including ...

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VIA EPIA M700 Dual Digital Displays

VIA EPIA M700 Dual Digital Displays

VIA recently launched a new Mini-ITX motherboard, named EPIA M700, which is based on an innovative VX800 chipset that enables the usage of dual-digital displays. The new board was designed to address the increasing demand for enhanced media playback across ...

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