Intel Reports First $11 Billion Revenue Quarter
Intel Corporation today reported that third-quarter revenue exceeded $11 billion for the first time, up 18 percent year-over-year to $11.1 billion. The company reported operating income of $4.1 billion, net income of $3.0 billion and EPS of 52 cents.
Jetway MiniTOP review
Jetway MiniTOP review JBC600C99-52W
Jetway has jumped on the Mini HTPC market with their new and quite funky looking Mini-TOP. In its bare essence this pretty much a tiny PC that is armed with an Atom D525 Processor clocked at 1.80GHz and then combined with a NVIDIA's ION2 GPU / chipset implementation to make the most out of a typically very limited environment.
For a cute little wireless HTPC this is all you need really ... have a peek, you can check out the full article right here.
Duke Nukem Demo sneak peak
Gearbox in Amsterdam showed a sneak peak of Duke Nukem gameplay. They also stated the following about the demo release.
"The demo is going to go out to everybody, yeah," Gearbox VP of marketing Steve Gibson said. "When we put Borderlands out this wasn't even possible to do or contemplate. So that's kind of difficult, but yeah, the demo is coming out for everybody.
The feeling is that we want people to feel that it's real. We want people to know that 'holy crap, they're actually making plans.' It's kind of like, Borderlands: Game Of The Year is great and by the way, these guys are also working on this, and it is real, and we're trying to get that association, that proof.
Howto pronunciate ASUS (video)
Asus has a funny commercial with some hot ladies about the pronunciation of the name of their brand.
Given that the name Asus originates from the mythological Pegasus horse I thought it would be pronounced the same way, but boy was I wrong!
Apparently, it's more like "A SOOS" (via DVhardware via Tech Report :)
May Radeon HD6870 be faster than GTX460 ?
More news, rumors and hypes are spreading around the net these days about the power of the upcoming AMD latest graphics card achievement. Who else, but Radeon HD 6870 is on the spotlights. Well, this time, a red colored ATI-bird unveiled some new information about this video card at Fudzilla website. To be more specific, it claimed that Radeon HD 6870 should be
Palit GeForce 430GT Low profile
Well, well, well
BenQ EW2420 VA LED Monitor
The EW2420 VA LED monitor has just released in Europe. It
Lantic GeForce GT430 passive and full PCB
Another one implementation for the today released GeForce GT430, this time Lantic Technology has come up with a passive version of this graphics card. People at Lantic think that silence is the key for HTPCs, so that
Low profile ASUS ENGT430/DI/1GD3
ASUS has today announced the latest addition to its Fermi series of DirectX
TrendNet 4-Port USB 3.0 Hub
Samsung 55-Inch LCD Scores New Thinness Record
You like it big an thin ? Softpedia reports that Samsung focused on something more unusual and came up with what can be seen as a large panel that sets a new record in terms of bezel thickness, or thinness in this case:
The company created a 55-inch LCD Display whose top and left edges are 3.8-mm thick, while the bottom and right ones measure 1.9mm.This means that placing two of them next to one another will leave a gap of just 5.7mm between their respective screen contents.
As such, one can consider this newcomer a very convenient candidate for LCD-Videowalls, especially considering the actual performance numbers. Not only does each panel support the Full HD resolution, but the brightness is an arguably brilliant 700 nits.
The product was made public through an official announcement issued by Samsung Japan, announcement which also revealed one of the display maker's other plans. Apparently, this 55-inch ultra-thin bezel screen will be followed by one with a diagonal of 46 inches and a separation of 7.6mm.
Samsung did not offer any sort of pricing or availability details - via Softpedia.
TDK shows 1TB optical disc prototype
Through the mages of Engadget they TDK showcased a prototype of a 1TB optical disc at the Japanese CEATEC expo. The prototype features 16 layers on both sides of the disc, each capable of storing up to 32GB.
TDK's prototype also has the potential to leverage existing Blu-ray technologies, since it's made from a material already found in BDs and shares the same beam aperture. On the down side, the current version's recording layers measure 260
Windows Phone 7 launched
Microsoft officially announced the Windows Phone 7 platform, the first phones will hit Europe and Asia on October 21 and the US will follow on November 8.
REDMOND, Wash. - Oct. 11, 2010 - Microsoft Corp. today joined its partners in revealing nine new Windows Phone 7 handsets that will be available this holiday season from leading mobile operators in Europe, North America, and Asia Pacific. With more than 60 mobile operators in over 30 countries worldwide committed to bringing Windows Phones to market, the millions of people around the world looking for a phone that plays as hard as it works will have a variety of phones from leading device-makers to choose from.
"We have a beautiful lineup in this first wave of Windows Phone 7 handsets," said Steve Ballmer, chief executive officer at Microsoft. "Microsoft and its partners are delivering a different kind of mobile phone and experience - one that makes everyday tasks faster by getting more done in fewer steps and providing timely information in a 'glance and go' format."
Microsoft and its partners have worked together closely to create a different kind of phone with new experiences that bring together what people care about most. Windows Phone 7 will be available in a variety of sleek form factors from device-makers such as Dell, HTC Corp., LG and Samsung, and from mobile operators including Am
Microsoft to close in-game advertiser Massive
Microsoft will reportedly close down in-game advertising unit Massive before the end of the month, as the acquisition has been one massive failure because in-game advertising never took off as envisioned a couple of years ago:
Insiders at Microsoft said that Massive general manager JJ Richards has been seeking another job, while members of Massive
GeForce GT 430 1024MB review
GeForce GT 430 1024MB gets reviewed
This little GPU has only 96 shader processors on-board which are clocked at 1.4GHz. Paired with these products will be 1GB of GDDR3 memory, which operates at 900 MHz (1800 MHz effective data rate) over a 128-bit memory interface.
Check out the full review right here.
GeForce ForceWare 260.89 driver Released
This is a new driver release from the Release 260 family of drivers. This driver package supports GeForce 6, 7, 8, 9, 100, 200, 300, and 400-series desktop GPUs as well as ION desktop GPUs.
New in Release 260.81
- Increases performance for GeForce GTX 400 Series GPUs in several PC games vs. v258.96 WHQL drivers. The following are examples of some of the most significant improvements measured on Windows 7. Results will vary depending on your GPU and system configuration:
- Up to 10% in StarCraft II (2560x1600 4xAA/16xAF Ultra)
- Up to 14% in S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Call of Pripyat (1920x1200 4xAA/16xAF)
- Up to 16% in S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Call of Pripyat (SLI
GeForce GTX 480:
AMD Radeon HD 6850 surfaces
Earlier last week some photo's already surfaced from the Radeon 6870, today however a photo of the Radeon 6850 leaked, and it looks really similar to the R5750 alright, at least the cooler is the very same.
The R6850 seems to be clocked at 775 MHz and features 1 GB of GDDR5 graphics memory running at 4,000 MHz. Furthermore, the model is designed with 800 Stream processors and this round will receive 256-bit wide memory. Photo courtesy goes to PConline, have a peek .. the card comes with DVI, HDMI and DisplayPort connectors. Oh and this is a leaked picture, for all we know it's just a R5750 really.
NEC Introduces Corporate Wide LED Displays
The new MultiSync EX series combines an innovative, ultra-slim design with quality features. The displays impress with their exceptionally low environmental impact thanks to LED backlight technology and other new features such as a human sensor. The EX series is equipped with a DisplayPort and provides outstanding connectivity and many ergonomic benefits that ensure productive work in even the most demanding office environment. NEC Display Solutions is introducing the first model in the new range called "Office Cool" to the market in the shape of its NEC MultiSync EX231W.
First-class quality, excellent performance and stunning design were the key factors guiding the design of the MultiSync EX series. The displays are light in weight and optically very exciting thanks to their slim form and extremely narrow stand. Modern and with minimum space requirements, they can be stylishly integrated into office surroundings. From a technological point of view the series sets new standards with outstanding picture quality in full HD wide format and excellent connectivity with two digital inputs, DisplayPort and DVI-I. Additionally the range also includes a USB interface which can be used to connect a USB camera, ideal for videoconferencing.
Ecologically the new EX series fulfils the rigorous demands of the "NEC Green Vision" campaign. The W-LED backlight reduces power consumption considerably, and the focus during production of the displays is on ecological factors. NEC Display Solutions has dispensed with the use of environmentally damaging substances such as mercury and has significantly reduced the amount of material used with the slim housing. This avoids negative environmental effects in the manufacture, packaging and transport process. The models also feature two types of sensor: the ambient light sensor and the new human sensor. The latter puts the monitor into standby mode as soon as the user moves away from the display. This significantly increases energy efficiency, which at the same time means a considerable cost saving for the user.
The excellent ergonomic features such as height adjustment and the pivot function allow the screen to be adjusted to suit individual needs