4TB HDDs by 2011

Hitachi recently announced that it has achieved a breakthrough in hard drive read-head design. This breakthrough has produced read-heads in the 30-50 nanometer range, approximately 2,000 times smaller than the width of an average human hair. This new technology is called current perpendicular-to-the-plane giant magnetoresistive heads. Giant magnetoresistance principles won scientists Albert Fert and Peter […]

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Ceatec

Japan’s largest electronics show, Ceatec, was certainly no let down this month. It provided visitors a chance to catch some world-first technology, like a 3-millimeter thick TV, a laptop with super-charged graphics processing and new high-def video recorders. The show has grown greatly over the last few years and this year hit a milestone: attendance […]

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ATI Promises Performance Gain

ATI notified DailyTech of the availability of a new beta driver for Windows Vista intended to improve the performance of ATI cards in single and CrossFire modes. The new driver is being called the Catalyst 7.10 “Shoot Em Up” driver by ATI. The “Shoot Em Up” driver makes big promises of a 5-23% performance gain […]

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Vista on Zero RAM

That’s right! Windows Vista can run using a total of zero system memory. Well, bear with me, it will all make sense in the end. When it first introduced Windows Vista, Microsoft faced criticism because of the system requirements associated with the new platform. And the truth of the matter is that Vista is nothing […]

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No New Features in Vista SP1

Windows Vista Service Pack 1, just delivered to a group of approximately 12.000 beta testers, offers no dramatic interface changes nor does it add new features to the operating system; instead it focuses on improving performance, reliability and application compatibility, and extends support to emerging hardware such as the exFAT file system that will be […]

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AMD Triple-Core CPU

As anticipated, AMD added a triple-core processor to its roadmap Monday, creating a lineup of multi-core CPUs which spans from dual to quad-core processors. If this were baseball, AMD would have hit for the cycle, with single, dual, triple and quad-core CPUs. The triple-core processor will carry the same Phenom brand as the quad-core desktop […]

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New HD Format: HD VMD

At the Custom Electronic Design & Installation Association trade show in Denver, a company promoting a new high-definition optical disc format demonstrated set-top players and high-definition movies that cost far less than ones that use the competing Blu-ray Disc or HD DVD formats. The only faux pas: Arriving late to a two-party format war that […]

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Intel’s Quad Core “Tigerton”

Intel took a couple of days ago its quad-core Core 2 architecture to the high-end multi-CPU server sector with the launch of six new Tigerton Xeon 7300 series processors. The new quad-core Xeon 7300 series features scalability up to 32 processors for a total of 128 CPU cores. Intel offers the quad-core Xeon 7300 series […]

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Diamond’s Latest Pro Graphics Card

HotHardware just got their hands on a few intriguing images that they thought we’d all be interested in checking out. What you see pictured below is Diamond Multimedia’s VFX 2000 Series Professional Workstation graphics card, due to be launched in the coming weeks. The Diamond VFX 2000 is based on AMD’s ATI R600 GPU, but […]

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Acer to acquire Gateway

Acer Inc. plans to acquire Gateway Inc. in a deal worth $710 million that Acer says will make it the world’s third-largest PC vendor. Under terms of the agreement announced last Monday, Acer will purchase all of Gateway’s outstanding shares for $1.90 per share. The deal has already been approved by the boards of directors […]

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