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PCs, Macs and other “large” computers may seem like the old players in today’s mobile world, but try living without one of those, and you’ll realize that they are still the most comfortable form of computing around.

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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...

Thomson’s Firecoder Blu: LOL

11/27/2008, Thomson is releasing Firecoder Blu (link in Japanese), a “graphics card” dedicated to video-decoding and encoding(MPEG2, MPEG4, AVCHD, H.264). For one the term “graphics card” is misused: it doesn’t connect to a display and...

Germany Gets 6-cell Battery In Lenovo IdeaPad S10

11/26/2008, Those living in Germany are a lucky lot – apparently the Lenovo IdeaPad S10 that ships there will come with a 6-cell battery – double the capacity of what customers in the US and other countries get. This means our German friends will be able...

Sega Dreamcast Back As A PC

11/26/2008, The Dreamcast was an amazing console despite its super short shelf life, but that does not mean it is a lousy machine by any means. While this would show that there aren’t as many discarded Dreamcasts around compared to PS2s, that doesn’t mean...

Dell XPS Baton Concept

11/26/2008, Just when you thought that the MacBook Air was the thinnest in the market, along comes the Dell XPS Baton – albeit being a concept. The whole idea behind this computer is a couple of roll out and (obviously) flexible screens from the baton itself...

HP mini-Q, an Atom-Powered desktop PC

11/25/2008, It is very interesting to see how fast HP is getting into low-cost computing. The Mini-Q is a Net PC that comes in the form of a mini-tower (monitor not included). I’m not sure that this is the best value ever (entry-level PCs are darn-cheap), but...