Archive for the ‘hardware’ Category

MSI GeForce 8800 GTX Evaluation – 65″ 1080P Output Tested

October 24, 2007

The GeForce 8800 GTX is definitely the top performing card on the market right now, and MSI’s offering is a great example. Overall, nothing else can touch the 8800 GTX at the moment, especially when you look at its performance versus other single-GPU solutions, and smooth gaming at 1080P on a 65″ is simply awesome.

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New Device Makes Your Monitors Wireless

October 24, 2007

You’ve got a wireless keyboard, wireless mouse and wireless speakers, so why are you still connecting to your monitor with a cable? This device connects the DVI port on your PC to the one on your monitor over an encrypted 802.11 a. g or b network, squishing the video data down to fit.

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Bad news from Tesla: we won’t meet range target for all-electric Roadster

October 24, 2007

In a letter sent out to their first batch of 380+ customers, Tesla Motors has some bad news. They will be coming up short on their original 250 mile range target for the Tesla Roadster. One sure thing about developing a new vehicle is the car you end up with is almost never exactly like the one you designed. The car is still cool, just not as cool.

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Real-World Gaming CPU Comparison with 8800 GTX SLI

October 24, 2007

AMD and Intel head-to-head. With NVIDIA’s 8800 series GPU supplying a big jump in performance over the last generation of video cards, we revisit just what these CPUs do for you when you are gaming. Is one truly better? The results have changed.

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Turning Your Laptop Into HDTV

October 24, 2007

The $179 OnAir GT by start-up AutumnWave is an ashtray-size high-definition tuner that plugs into your laptop, turning it into an HDTV set.

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Dell XPs 710 H2C Extreme Water Cooled Gaming Rig, Reviewed!

October 24, 2007

Not only does the XPS 710 H2C uses Dell’s first in-house liquid cooling system to keep it’s quad-core power plant cool. The XPS 710 H2C is the most heavily performance-specified XPS system yet, with an Intel Core 2 QX6700 processor, dual GeForce 8800 GTXs, 4 GB of RAM and two Western Digital Raptors in a RAID 0 array, as standard equipment.

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New Devices Could Kill the HTPC

October 24, 2007

Two new classes of devices threaten to make the Home Theater PC obsolete. Has the HTPC party ended before it even began, or will competing devices be crippled over fears of copyright infringement? [H] Consumer discusses the ups and downs of these devices, and how you could save a lot of money by going with one.

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Condoms get high-tech: make love to the sound of cellphone music

October 24, 2007

A Ukrainian scientist has invented a condom that plays music during sex. A miniature loudspeaker and motion sensor implanted in the condom’s upper cuff provides a range of musical tones during sex. Music volume depends on intensity of love-making and tone varies based on the sexual position.

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BFGTech GeForce 8800 GTS OC 320MB Evaluation

October 24, 2007

NVIDIA’s third GeForce 8 series GPU is ready to be added to their lineup, and this time at a very attractive price point that should appeal to a lot of people. We’ll test the new BFGTech GeForce 8800 GTS OC 320MB against the competition as well as its older sibling to see exactly what the better value is, prepare for some shocking results.

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Christmas Lights Degrade Wi-Fi Signals, Better Shelve That Holiday Cheer

October 24, 2007

One wireless monitoring software vendor is gunning for press today by informing everyone that Christmas Lights deteriorate your Wi-Fi. The company concluded that light-up holiday decorations actually degrade your signal strength by 25%, and increase signal deterioration over distance by one-third.

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