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INTEL to launch dual-core Pentium 'next week'

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Ha! /Now/ intel is suddenly gonna release their dual core chip much earlier than originally planned. I don't know what's funnier, the M$ vs Linux or the Intel vs. AMD.

"Intel may launch its upcoming dual-core Pentium processors and their supporting chipsets sooner than anticipated, with the products now set to debut this month, possibly as early as next week."

MIT & Quanta to Team Up

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Mark Jewell writes, "Quanta Computer Inc. and the Massachussets Institute of Technology said Friday they are teaming up on a $20 million, five-year project to get PCs, laptops, cell phones, and handhelds to work together seamlessly, intuitively and in sync."

Advanced Micro to launch dual chips early

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Advanced Micro Devices Inc. is expected to launch its new dual-core processing chips later this month, well ahead of schedule, a person briefed on the matter said on Friday.

Shares of AMD rose 90 cents, or 5.6 percent, to $17.09 on the New York Stock Exchange.

US Air Force picks HP for five-year computer contract

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The Air Force has awarded a five-year contract to Hewlett Packard Co. of Palo Alto, Calif., to provide desktop PCs, notebooks and servers as part of the service's strategy to reshape asset management and reduce total cost of technology ownership.

Moore on 40 years of his dictum

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Gordon Moore is one of the founding fathers of Silicon Valley and one of the few still alive.

His famous dictum turns 40 on April 19. He spoke to reporters recently about the electronics industry's progress, artificial intelligence, the emergence of China and the early days of the industry.

Hardware Reviews for Sale

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The hardware review world is going to hell in a hand basket, and the reasons are money, stupidity, and PR people that are too effective. Low morals on the part of many in the scene are also to blame, but they only contribute to the problem. Some are too stupid to do more than reword press releases and swipe slides from PDFs, others are flat out bought.

Tiny drives set for space boost

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Hard drives for mobiles and other portable gadgets could store up to a terabyte of data in the next few years, using a century-old recording process. Hitachi has said it can fit 230 gigabits of data per square inch on a disk using "perpendicular recording". Perpendicular recording was pioneered by the late 19th century work of Danish scientist Valdemar Poulsen, who demonstrated magnetic recording with his telegraphone.

Performance Sneak Preview: Intel Dual Core Pentium

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We recently returned from a road trip to discover a very large box waiting for us. In the package was an Intel reference white box system. The system included a motherboard built around the Intel 955X chipset and a 3.2GHz Pentium 4 Extreme Edition model 840. This particular version of the Pentium 4 contains two full processor cores, built around the Prescott architecture. So we rolled up our sleeves, cleared the lab bench off, and began installing benchmarks.

'Perpendicular recording' to boost hard drive capacity

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The next generation of personal computers and portable music players could hold 10 times more information than current models, thanks to a different way of writing magnetic data to a hard disc.

A Motherboard Upgrade HOWTO

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HowTos

Tips and directions for replacing your computer's motherboard--from deciding whether it's worth the hassle to tweaking the BIOS.

Forty years of Moore's Law

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Misc

Forty years ago, Electronics Magazine asked Intel co-founder Gordon Moore to write an article summarizing the state of the electronics industry. The article outlined what became known as Moore's Law.

No Comdex this year?

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Sci/Tech

No Comdex 2005 IT trade show this November in Las Vegas? No problem, according to IT users interviewed after yesterday's announcement that this year's event is off. It's the second year in a row Comdex has been canceled. One past attendee said Comdex had become a 'flea market'

Naomi Campbell 'beat assistant with PDA'

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Supermodel Naomi Campbell has angrily rejected US reports that she assaulted a personal assistant with a PDA. The 34-year-old catwalk babe and author is alleged to have set about her PA with a Blackberry during a jaunt to Rio de Janeiro.

Growing Up With Computers

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As another birthday comes closer with its ugly reminder of how short life is, it makes me think of you younger folks.

Because while you grew up with computers, my situation was just the opposite - computers grew up with me.

Power-hungry PCs cost users dear

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People who cannot be bothered to turn off their computers properly are costing both the environment and their own pockets dear, a study has concluded.

Wintec AMP-X PC2-5400 DDR2

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Reviews

With technology advancing at a rapid rate, Intel has moved to the DDR2 memory subsystem. It seems Intel views DDR2 as the upgrade path for the best performance gains in conjunction with their newest, current and future processors. On the other hand, AMD continues to stay with DDR and may move up to DDR2 in the future since their processor requirements for memory are different with the memory controller on the die. Today, we will examine and test the first DDR2 PC2-5400 modules at Xtreme Resources on the Intel 925XE platform with Wintec's AMPX PC2-5400 1GB dual channel kit and see how it fares.

Time For a New Video Card?

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3D Graphics Price-Performance Shootout

When you're making a buying decision, choice is good. But is it even better to have too many choices? Yes, if you're armed with good information, and after reading this story, you'll be loaded for bear.

Opteron Memory Timings Tested

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Reviews

When building any modern computer, the choice of which memory to use is a major consideration. After all, why spend a mint on the latest CPU and motherboard, only to slow it down a bit with anything but the best memory available?

Firm beats Intel to 10Gbit CMOS photonics chip

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A CALIFORNIA FIRM claimed that it has put a fibre optic interface directly onto a silicon chip. That means, according to Luxtera, that one day we'll have CPUs with optical buses shuffling huge amounts of data in and out of the heap.

Jury awards Lexar $465.4 million

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Legal

A jury in California on Thursday ordered Toshiba and one of its U.S. subsidiaries to pay an $381.4 million in damages for breach of fiduciary duty and theft of trade secrets in the largest IP (intellectual property) verdict in California history and the third-largest IP verdict in the U.S.

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