Google, Mozilla – No Match for Microsoft

In a brief submitted to federal court, state antitrust regulators dismissed companies such as Google and Mozilla, and technologies such as Ajax and software-as-a-service, as piddling players that pose no threat to Microsoft’s monopoly in the operating system and browser markets. Ten states and the District of Columbia made the unusual claim to try to […]

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TB/s Memory Bandwidth

Rambus Inc. plans to announce this Wednesday a new memory signaling technology initiative targeted at delivering a Terabyte-per-second of memory bandwidth, which the company touts as a solution for next-generation multi-core, game and graphics applications. Rather than simply increasing the clock speed of memory to achieve higher output, Rambus looks to boost bandwidth with a […]

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USB 3.0 in 2009

Transferring files from your digital video camera to your computer will happen in an instant as USB enters a new generation. The head of the USB Implementers Forum, Jeffery Ravencraft, said last month that USB had become the standard for connecting devices to computers. He said the formation of the USB 3.0 Promoter Group would […]

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Windows Server 2008

A little over a year ago, many enthusiasts embraced all the latest release details on Windows Vista. Leading up the consumer launch of the operating system on January 30, many details including product packaging and pricing were revealed to consumers months ahead of time. Microsoft decided to put the speculation to rest this time around […]

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DirectX 10.1

AMD’s Radeon HD 3850 and HD 3870 will be two of the hottest graphics adaptors for the 2007 holiday season.  The Radeon HD 3800 series, previously codenamed RV670, is a 55nm optical shrink of the 80nm R600 architecture. One of the only features added to RV670 is the inclusion of DirectX 10.1 support, an API […]

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NVIDIA Universal Platform Tweaking

NVIDIA recently announced a new technology platform dubbed the Enthusiast System Architecture, or ESA. ESA provides information and control to enthusiasts that are not just for NVIDIA mainboards and video cards, but is compatible with components from other manufacturers. By introducing ESA, NVIDIA hopes to establish itself as the company looking for the best interests […]

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More NVIDIA G92

NVIDIA’s GeForce 8800 GT might be remembered as one of the most successful NVIDIA graphics cards of our time, at least according to the flurry of reviews this week. Virtually every top tier e-tailer managed to sell out of the card in less than two days. Yet NVIDIA isn’t done yet.  A G92-derivative will appear […]

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NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GT

NVIDIA today is set to launch its newest midrange graphics card part, the GeForce 8800 GT, previously known by its codename G92. NVIDIA guidance states that its newest graphics card will be sold at a retail price in the $199 and $249 price range. Development around the G92 processor revolved around reducing the thermal and […]

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Hitachi Exits PC Market

Computer maker Hitachi officially exited the personal computer (PC) market, claiming the company will offer computers specifically for the broadcasting industry, a growing market. Hitachi struggled against global powerhouses Dell, Hewlett-Packard and Lenovo in Japan, the only market it targeted. The Hitachi Prius line of PCs will continue to be sold until the end of […]

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EA wants Single Game Platform

Just one open platform would likely remove a lot of the headaches that now plague both gamers and developers, said Gerhard Florin, Electronics Arts senior executive in charge of international publishing. “We want an open, standard platform which is much easier than having five which are not compatible,” Florin said during the interview.  “We’re platform […]

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