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Dell OptiPlex 160 Released

12/11/2008, Dell has just made available its OptiPlex 160 tower PC for those who find that their desk is way to cluttered to have enough space for a computer. The OptiPlex 160 measures a mere 1.85″ thick (or should we say thin?) and does not lack the usual...

Boston-Power Sonata Battery Technology

12/10/2008, Battery life is one of the main issues that portable electronics have to contend with these days, but it is nice to see leaps in technology help consumers obtain the maximum satisfaction from the gadgets despite the growing list of functions embedded with...

Logitech G13 Advanced Gameboard

12/10/2008, Logitech has rolled out yet another gaming keyboard – this time round it comes in a hybrid format that will complement your Logitech keyboard and mouse (duh, what did you expect, Microsoft?) to offer “game-changing comfort and control on a Mac...

Axioo PICO DJM 616 Netbook

12/09/2008, Are we on a roll where netbook news is concerned, or what? If you want a 10″ netbook that does not come from major manufacturers such as Asus, Acer and MSI, it would be prudent to consider the Axioo PICO DJM 616. This model might be mistaken for the...

GeForce 9400M Motherboard GPU Review

12/09/2008, I tested a system equipped with a GeForce 9400M motherboard GPU for about a week and it’s time to share what I think of it. First of all, this review won’t go into all the benchmarking stuff. For that, I’ll give you good pointers at the...

Fujitsu-Siemens Amilo GraphicBooster External Laptop GPU Released

12/03/2008, The Fujitsu-Siemens external GPU was demonstrated back in November but is now making its way to selected retailers (we don’t know which, yet). The idea is simple and GPU makers had this working in the labs for years: put an discrete GPU in an...

NVIDIA Could Enter the Netbook Market Today if They Wanted To

12/03/2008, NVIDIA’s CFO Marv Burkett was recently quoted at a technology conference saying about Nettops: “We’re not saying we’re not interested; it’s a matter of how the market will evolve”. That got many people wondering what...

Kitty USB Hub Has Back That Faces You

12/02/2008, There is just something creepy about this USB hub that comes in the form of a forlorn looking cat, as you open up its back downwards to reveal a trio of USB 2.0 ports, while the cover ends up as the tail instead. Pretty clever design if you ask me. In...

Onkyo Introduces HDC-1L Nettop Audio PC

12/02/2008, Onyko has just released its HDC-1L nettop audio PC that will sit nicely in most living rooms without looking out of place. This system was not built specifically to run word processing or crunch numbers on a spreadsheet, but it was made to handle digital...

Intel And Lenovo Team Up For Anti-Theft Technology

12/02/2008, Computer manufacturer Lenovo has joined forces with Intel and security-software publisher Absolute Software to develop a program that will see future selected Lenovo laptops come equipped with anti-theft technology. We aren’t talking about sending a...

New MSI Netbooks Offer Upgraded Specifications

12/01/2008, Just when we thought netbooks aren’t going to progress in terms of hardware specifications, along comes MSI with news that they will be unveiling a couple more netbooks sometime in January next year – known as the U110 and U115. Guess those...

The Impact of Having Less Cores in Real World Games: Minimal

11/30/2008, The editor of Tweaktown just sent me an interesting link to a test that they performed so seek out what happens to gaming performance when using less cores on a new Intel Core i7 CPU. While I can’t vouch for their methodology, I found their findings...

Microsoft’s WARP Provides a Fast Software Version of DirectX 10

11/28/2008, A recent update in the Microsoft developer network (MSDN) mentions WARP10, a new feature that stands for Windows Advanced Rasterization Platform. It also sounds like a trekky reference to a theoretical maximum speed… Anyway, WARP is a software...