Maxtor introduces 3Gb/s SATA II Interface

by Keith

Maxtor Corporation, one of the world’s leading hard disk drive manufacturer, will be introducing the 3Gb/s Serial ATA (SATA) interface on its *Maxtor MaXLine III (enterprise ATA applications) and DiamondMax 10 (desktop) hard drives. These 7,200 rpm drives include a capacity up to 300GB, with up to 16MB buffer, and also a comprehensive set of SATA II features, such as native command queuing (NCQ), staggered spin up, hot-plug capability and …

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Google Reader (Beta obviously)

by Al

Google Reader

This is one of those posts with a loose gadget connection. Google always seem to be busy and have just released into yet another Beta (surprise surprise) Google Reader. It looks like being another online RSS reader where you can subscribe to feeds that are of interest to you. To be honest at the moment it looks a bit ropey but as with many things Google do it will probably …

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$100 Windup Laptops

by Damian

$100 Laptop

Massachusetts Institute of Technology researchers want to get laptops into the hands of children everywhere and have proposed to give the children of the world $100 laptops. The laptops have a 500-megahertz processor provided by Advanced Micro Devices Inc. and flash memory instead of a hard drive with moving parts. They will, also, run on Linux instead of Windows in order to cut costs on software. The laptops will be …

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XBOX 360 Games in Development

by Damian

XBox 360 Games

Microsoft recently announced the lineup of games for the initial release of the XBOX 360. Now you might want to get ready to cut and paste all of these game titles, because it will be nearly impossible to remember all of them. Here they are: Project Gotham Racing 3, Perfect Dark Zero and Kameo: Elements of Power. Yes that’s it. 3 games will be available for the XBOX 360 initially. …

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Duke Nukem Forever (for Christmas?)

by Al

Duke Nukem Forever

Duke Nukem must be one of the most popular first person shooters ever made, geez it even had action figures at one stage. The latest version Duke Nukem Forever must be one of the longest games in development, ever! Ask the makers 3D Realms about a release date and this is what they say: The release date of this game is “When it’s done”. Anything else, and we mean anything …

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Gigabyte i-RAM Storage Drive

by Keith

Gigabyte i-RAM

Do you find transferring files to and from your hard disk is a little time-consuming? Well, Gigabyte has launched a device called i-RAM, a hard disk storage alternative, which is based on fast DDR SDRAM chips rather than slow-but-stable flash memory chips. With data stored on memory chip, it is truly much faster than saving data onto rotating hard disk medium. Unfortunately, there are disadvantages to using i-RAM; that is, …

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ATI’s new range finally launches

by Marc

Anticipated for months, ATI have today finally announced their next generation of graphics cards. Reviews and benchmarks are all over the web, take your pick from the usual sources (I saw the news on Anandtech). A comprehensive list of the current (p)reviews can be found at Rage3D. As usual it depends on what game you benchmark and what configuration you choose as to whether this new ATI range takes the …

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Forget Fake Quintet TFTs how about Eight

by Al

Quad TFTs

After being made a plonker off with our report on the Quintet TFT Display we thought it only fair to find something better and *real* to report on. Digital Tigers produce multi-screen displays ranging from the boring dual TigerVista Duo right up to the monster 8 screen zenview Atlas priced a dollar short of 5K.

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