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Buyout firm acquiring U.S. Robotics

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Platinum Equity, a private equity company owned by billionaire Tom Gores, is acquiring struggling computer modem maker U.S. Robotics Corp. in an all-cash deal, the companies announced Monday.

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ATI to Cut Prices on X850 Series

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An insider close to one of ATI's board partners disclosed that ATI is expected to cut prices on its X850XT graphics adapter to compete against NVIDIA's recently announced 7800GT.

Flat-screen prices may be nearing sweet spot

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Prices for flat panels have finally begun to tumble -- by as much as 35 percent in the past year -- as soaring demand for the two leading flat-panel technologies, plasma and liquid crystal display, or LCD, attracts a host of new competitors.

NVIDIA Physics Only Graphics Card

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NVIDIA said that within the next year they will be releasing a special physics graphics card which will take over the physics calculations load from standard graphics cards.

NVIDIA GeForce 7800 GT, never mind the X?

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Relentless, that is how I’d describe NVIDIA at this point, after they’d beaten to a pulp anything that ATI had on the shelf they start a new assault with a graphic card we all knew was coming, the GeForce 7800 GT. Poised to raise the bar in the mid-range this $449 graphic card is set to replace the 6800GT and up the performance to a whole new level.

New Blank Keyboard for Geeks Only

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Typing on a Das Keyboard is a lot like typing on any other computer keyboard - except the keys are blank. Most people, especially those who rely on the slow but steady hunt-and-peck technique, might consider that a problem.

Quantum computer closer to development

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Government physicists say they`ve used charged atoms to demonstrate a quantum physics version of computer memory lasting longer than 10 seconds.

The Hidden Costs of Dual-Core Processors

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Enterprise managers are wondering whether there are any potential hidden costs involving the use of dual-core processors. In particular, questions have emerged about power consumption, heat dissipation and software licensing, for example.

Dell defection from Intel is a brain twister

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TWO THINGS THAT SOME people missed in the Nvidia Dell press release yesterday - but not us - were the fact that it wasn't an Intel chipset in a Dell box and the release of a true 2x 16x PCIe slot motherboard with a single CPU.

GeForce 7800 GTX shootout

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We've been fortunate enough to get our hands on three retail GeForce 7800 GTX cards from XFX, Leadtek and BFG, respectively, and without letting the cat out of the bag, two are shipped with BIOSes that push cards' GPU and memory speeds way above default. £350-£400 is a whole bunch of money to spend on a single graphics card. Follow us as we try to establish which of our trio offers the best value.

HIS X800XL vs Sapphire X800XL 512 MB

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Today, I am testing two cards with different features. First we have the HIS X800XL. As other HIS cards I’ve reviewed, this comes with their IceQII cooling system, making it very silent. In the other corner, I have the Sapphire X800XL 512 MB, which, as you might figure out, comes with twice the memory of ordinary X800XL cards: 512 MB.

Anatomy of a Hard Disk Drive

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We disassembled a hard drive to show you the main components you will find on a hard drive.

Chaintech VNF4 Ultra Zenith VE

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Something is very noticeable about the Chaintech VNF4 Ultra Zenith Value Edition motherboard - it is sized below normal ATX standards. As a result, some tradeoffs had to be made. Does this board provide the customer looking for value and performance what they are seeking?

Hacking Elevators 101!

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Ever wonder how to hack an elevator to own it for your trip and not be stopped on any other floors?

Turning Your Printer Into A Paper Shredder

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Laser printers are infamous for shredding papers instead of printing them. But what about turning your printer into a high-volume paper shredder - on purpose?

NVIDIA's CEO, Jen-Hsun Huang

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A few weeks prior to the launch on GeForce 7800 GTX, based on NVIDIA's latest G70 chip, NVIDIA held an "Editors Day" to introduce the press to the new architecture and capabilities. Whilst that the Editors Day we got the opportunity to sit down with NVIDIA's CEO and visionary, Jen-Hsun Huang and ask him a few questions...

Lucasarts and ILM powered by AMD

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In the new Letterman Digital Arts Center will be an AMD64-based data center housing a render farm to allow computers to process data 24 hours a day.

ECS, Hybrid Motherboards, Part 2

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After initially evaluating the board's layout and what ECS has in mind for its hybrid motherboard, I must say that some of the most attractive aspects of the board are ECS' promise to deliver an affordable solution that costs much less than its competition.

Seeing Through Laptop Lingo

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An amazing thing has happened over the past decade: Laptop computers, once expensive niche products, have become commonplace devices. In selecting a laptop, it's size, durability and adaptability that matter, not muscle.

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