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Reap the rewards of hardware recycling
In late 2000, Union Bank of California concluded that it was time to refresh its desktop PCs every four years, based on findings from a PC Total Cost of Ownership Study. This meant that 200 PCs would have to be retired every month. Unfortunately, there was no strategy in place for the task, or even a designated person or department to manage the systems.
7/12/2007 5:00:15 AM
E3 07: Gears of War Hands-On [PC]
If you thought Gears of War looked good on the Xbox 360, then wait until you see it on the PC.
7/12/2007 12:09:50 AM
Stickershock: BioShock PC Hardware Requirements Revealed
On the fence about which version of BioShock you'll be picking up? It's inevitable that you'll purchase the thing, believe me, it's just a question of whether your PC is up to the processing challenge.
7/9/2007 6:30:57 PM
IDT Introduces Low Power High Definition Audio Codec Optimized for Superior PC Audio Experience
IDT â„¢ (Integrated Device Technology, Inc.)(NASDAQ:IDTI), a leading provider of essential mixed-signal semiconductor solutions that enrich the digital media experience, today introduced a new high definition PC audio codec, the first codec designed and developed by IDT ( Nachrichten ) since the close of the acquisition of the product line last summer.
7/9/2007 9:54:02 AM
PLX PCI Express Bridge Provides High-Speed Interconnect to Broadcom Media PC Solutions
SUNNYVALE, Calif., BUSINESS WIRE -- PLX Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ: PLXT), the leading global supplier of PCI Express(R) switches and bridges, today announced PLX's PCIe bridging technology has been incorporated into Broadcom's new Media PC high-definition (HD) video solutions.
7/9/2007 8:38:23 AM
A brief hands-on with the Intel Classmate PC (with Linux)
At KDE's aKademy 2007 conference in Glasgow, we got our first hands-on experience with Intel's Classmate PC running Mandriva Linux. Featuring KDE and an assortment of useful open-source software applications, Mandriva 2007 and the Classmate PC are an excellent match. Read More...
7/8/2007 11:49:16 PM
Real Life DirectX 10 Performance
AnandTech has a look at the performance PC gamers can expect see under Windows Vista with DirectX 10. Unfortunately, it isn't pretty. Despite the power of the new 10-compliant graphics cards, the choices made in developing this technology have resulted in a significant gap between what is possible and what is actually obtainable from commercial PC hardware. What's worse, the article starts off by ...
7/8/2007 10:01:07 PM
Xtenda card lets up to 7 users work on a single PC
SAN FRANCISCO -- A Redwood City, Calif., company has devised a way to make one desktop PC run up to seven workstations -- each with its own keyboard, monitor and mouse -- by sharing a single microprocessor.
7/8/2007 8:28:57 PM
PC and Components
Hard disk makers Seagate and Maxtor have announced terms for their $1.9 billion merger.
7/8/2007 7:42:37 PM
PC Beep Beep Beeping: How To Stop It
Reader Jose writes: My laptop crashed and after rebooting, it started beeping, really loud, whenever I do something "wrong." The catch is that I actually have it on mute in Windows! Why is it beeping and how do I make it stop? This is usually a bigger problem on PCs (which have a small interior speaker most of the time that's separate from the audio output system), but I guess laptops are ...
7/8/2007 4:40:59 PM
USB-based sensors operate even without power meter
Agilent Technologies Inc. releases the Agilent U2000 Series of USB-based power sensors, which operate without power meters or extra hardware modules.
7/8/2007 4:13:49 PM
NComputing's £35 PC - an education solution
PC access for the masses
7/8/2007 12:17:00 PM
A lesson in technology sharing / Many PCs can use one microprocessor, helping schools reduce computer costs
A Redwood City company has devised a way to make one desktop PC run up to seven workstations -- each with its own keyboard, monitor and mouse -- by sharing a single microprocessor. The Xtenda card being sold by nComputing turns a desktop PC into the...
7/8/2007 5:44:13 AM
Mouse uses biometric authentication to secure PC data.
Suited for remote workers and PCs with multiple users, Personal Security Mouse with Nano Technology (GMEFP1W6) stores up to 5 identities to keep individuals' PC data secure. Fingerprint scan logs user into computer, offers individual encrypted memory space, and enables automatic, secure Web site login. Mouse also features file/folder and hard-drive encryption capabilities. Its surface is covered ...
7/6/2007 9:54:55 AM
Crysonic Announces immediate Availability of nXtasy V2 for OS X and PC
Crysonic today announced the release of nXtasy V2 and availability in Native Mac OSX AU,VST (PPC /Intel Mac) and PC VST formats. nXtasy V2 is an Analog based multi-Octave Harmonic saturation Audio DSP plug-in supporting 64-Bit internal precision. nXtasy can be used through out the entire chain of music production from tracking, live use to mixing and final mastering.
7/5/2007 3:14:14 PM
Intel Wi-Fi software hogs PC memory
A software update for Intel wireless hardware is faulty and can hog PC memory, an update is due on Friday.
8/24/2006 7:40:32 PM
Microsoft and Razer Team Up to Rejuvenate PC Gaming Experience
Microsoft Hardware and Razer meet growing demand for PC gaming devices.
8/23/2006 9:38:04 PM
Game On! Microsoft and Razer Team Up to Rejuvenate PC Gaming Experience With New Peripherals
Today at the Games Convention in Leipzig, Germany, Microsoft Hardware and Razer USA Ltd. are turning up the heat in the growing PC gaming peripherals market by teaming up to design and develop next-generation computer gaming peripherals. Microsoft Corp. and Razer, creator of the world's leading brand in high-end computer gaming peripherals, are introducing a new gaming mouse, the Microsoft(R)
8/23/2006 2:49:37 AM
Download torrents your PC off
DOWNLOAD torrents with PC turned off. That's one of the, or rather the main selling point of the Asus WL-700gE Router . BT by itself is not illegal.. But... Anyway, this one is a multi function device that allows you to have a FTP server, a NAS, a multi Media device, a printer sharer and more.
8/22/2006 8:24:13 AM
Core 2 Duo processors now included in Tom's Hardware's CPU charts
Tom's Hardware has updated its interactive CPU charts with the latest processors from Intel and AMD.
8/21/2006 4:54:49 PM
Apps: MultiMode, Guest PC, FileUtilsCM
MultiMode 5.8 ($90) allows users to decode messages or transmit their own Morse code, RTTY, FAX, SSTV, SITOR-B, NAVTEX, PACKET, ACARS, PSK31, ALE, and other codes on their Mac without any extra hardware. Version 5.8 adds tuning indicators previously ...
8/21/2006 11:06:30 AM
The PC is far from dead
As the PC turns 25 this month, both Microsoft and Intel think the machine still has some way to go before it goes the way of the Dodo.
8/21/2006 6:15:44 AM
Global IP Sound and Skype Expand Relationship to Bring Unmatched Voice Quality to VoIP-Enabled Hardware Devices
Global IP Sound (GIPS), the leading provider of embedded voice processing technology for the Voice over IP (VOIP) market, today announced it has extended its relationship with Skype. This relationship will enable hardware manufacturers the ability to offer Skype-compatible IP phones.
8/21/2006 6:05:37 AM
Steel Monkeys Licenses AGEIA PhysX Technology for 2 Days to Vegas
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. & LEIPZIG, Germany----Aug. 21, 2006--AGEIA Technologies, Inc., the pioneer in hardware-accelerated physics for games, today announced at GC Developers Conference that Scotland/Belarus-based game developer Steel Monkeys has licensed the AGEIA PhysX technology to dramatically enhance its upcoming PC title 2 Days to Vegas.
8/21/2006 2:00:00 AM
Most Wanted Hardware of 2006
Gamespot lubed up an article called Most Wanted Hardware of 2006 which previews stuff from the Playstation 3 to DirectX 10 video cards:
8/19/2006 6:30:38 PM
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