computers

  • Sneak Peek: Asus Bearlake Motherboards

    Intel’s newest chipset, code name Bearlake, is still a few weeks away from an actual launch, but we’ve got some specs that you might find handy in case you’re pondering a new desktop in the near future. The P35 chipset is built on one of the 65nm process nodes and will undoubtedly hit the ground running on Core 2 microprocessors that require a 1,333MHz front side bus. The… Read More

  • Scientists Call Out D-Wave Systems' Quantum Computer

    Scientists Call Out D-Wave Systems' Quantum Computer

    There’s a fine article in the Old Gray Lady about the potential charade known as D-Wave Systems’ Orion, a so-called quantum computer that was first demonstrated in February. D-Wave Systems bills the computer as the world’s first “practical” quantum computer, something many scientists have a problem with. To these scientists, many of whom have devoted their… Read More

  • HP Planning To Launch New PC Brand?

    HP Planning To Launch New PC Brand?

    Former CEO of Voodoo PC Rahul Sood was at a gaming event last night where he sparked a few rumors regarding HP. Sood says that by the end of 2007, HP will have launched a new brand of PCs with a completely new name. That’s right, not Compaq, not Voodoo, not HP, but rather a whole new entity! He went on to describe that the PCs will be in the “high-to-mid tier” of performance… Read More

  • Apple Unveils 8-Core Mac Pro

    Apple Unveils 8-Core Mac Pro

    Out of absolutely nowhere, Apple has decided to randomly unleash the 8-core Mac Pro unto the world. As you’d probably expect though, power doesn’t come cheap. A base Mac Pro with only the CPU upgraded so it’s 8-core will cost you $4000 alone. Should you dare to upgrade the RAM and hard disks, you’re looking at a $7500 machine. Aside from the new CPU upgrade available… Read More

  • Five Ways Best Buy Ruined Geek Squad

    Five Ways Best Buy Ruined Geek Squad

    Over at The Consumerist, a former Geek Squad employee has written in with a detailed explanation on why Geek Squad, well, sucks. After working at an Arizona-based location for nearly two years, this geek quit in hope of finding a less-stressful job. The reasons behind Geek Squad’s suckage include hiring practices that don’t go for brains but personality, a lack of staff available to… Read More

  • The Evolution of the Computer Mouse: As Excting As It Sounds

    The Evolution of the Computer Mouse: As Excting As It Sounds

    Programmers may have no need for the computer mouse, but the rest of us do. Wired went through the trouble of going back in time some 45 years to see how the mouse has evolved from this hulking wooden device to an LCD-laden modern day clicker. Look for future mouse innovations like motion sensitivity (à la the Wiimote) and automatic color changing. The Evolution of the Computer Mouse… Read More

  • OCZ Releases Water-Cooled RAM

    Heatsinks and spreaders are things of the past; OCZ has released memory modules with water-cooling. The core design element of OCZ’s Flex XLC Edition memory modules is the option of water-cooling. The water-cooled DDR2 PC2-6400 CL 3 FlexXLC Edition 2GB memory kits are geared towards maximum efficiency at lower speeds. These 800MHz modules run at CAS 3-4-4 automatically if your motherboard is… Read More

  • Apple vs. The World: How to Switch

    Apple vs. The World: How to Switch

    Some would like you to believe that becoming a Mac user isn’t easy. Ignore these plebeian claims, because the Mac is a great platform for any computer user. Whether you’re doing audio, video, web browsing, or even gaming (*cough* – Blake), a Mac can get it done. Plus, Apple’s advanced Mac OS X operating system allows for robust data controls. In the following guide… Read More

  • Dell Returns As CEO, Promises Stuff: Take Two

    following the resignation of Kevin Rollins. Dell is also the current Chairman of the Board for the company. Dell started the company back in 1984 with a $1,000 and a dream of putting small, independent computer builders out of business cutting out the middleman and selling PCs directly to consumers. As for the future, now that he’s CEO again, things are only going to get better. “Dell… Read More

  • CES 2007: Dear Diary…Samsung's Mobiles, Kodak's Colors And A Wireless Router That Launches Missiles

    Hooray for Tuesday! It’s now the morning of January 9 and I’m headed to a 9 a.m. meeting with Samsung Mobile, but my cab takes the Strip to get to the LVCC making me late. (In case you missed the previous entries, here are Jan. 7 and Jan. 8, parts one and two.) Despite the continued accolades heaped upon Samsung’s phones by others, I’ve always been a bit sour on them. Great… Read More

 
  • Holiday Buyer's Guide 2006: Great Tech For The Clueless

    With so much tech goodness available, it’s all too easy to forget that some of the best products are the ones that don’t require a Comp Sci degree to master. After all, just because you’re a genius and can figure out how to work the latest cell phone, computer, TV or digital camera, doesn’t mean your friends and family can. To that end we’ve put together a brief list… Read More

  • Computer Beach Party

    Computer Beach Party

    Oh. My. God. This has to be the best movie ever. According to the box it involves teens “Using their hardware to attract software, they have created a whole new version of The Data Game!” and the big finale involves death metal and the PC Jr. Sweet mother of PET: has anyone seen this movie? Can you give us a recap? Describe when/how/why you viewed it? Product Page [Amazon via Wired] Read More

  • OQO Not Dead Yet, Shows Up In First Retail Location

    After the initial burst of excitement, I had all but forgotten about the little OQO Model 01+. (You know, out of sight, out of mind.) Anyhoo, the world’s smallest fully-functional Windows XP computer will make its retail debut this holiday season at RCS Experience in New York City. According to the press release “RCS Experience is renowned for its merchandising expertise in creating… Read More

  • HP, Wal-Mart to Sell $398 Desktops, Laptops On Black Friday?

    We were juiced up on a sugar high on Halloween and missed this tidbit about HP showing up in Wal-Mart with a $398 laptop and desktop just in time for the holiday shopping rush. Our bad, sorry. Anyway, the info comes from Web site Black Friday 2006, which posted scans of future Wal-Mart newspaper inserts. Specs listed for the notebook include an AMD 2800+ Sempron processor, 256MB of RAM, a 40GB… Read More

  • Be Free Of Over-Heated Laptop Concerns With Lapworks' Miracle Laptop Desk

    Friends, let me ask you a few questions: Is your mobile-computing experience being ruined by a severe case of “hot legs?” Do you use your laptop computer in fear of a volatile battery pack? The very battery pack that your manufacturer supplied you with! Well friends, worry no more and rejoice for the Lapworks Laptop Desk Will set you free! Made from revolutionary space-age… Read More

  • HP Officially Announces Purchase Of Voodoo PC

    This is sort of out of nowhere for HP, but it just picked up Canadian boutique computer vendor Voodoo PC. HP made an attempt at building gaming desktops a couple years ago, but didn’t seem to put too much time or effort into that market segment and shortly dropped the venture altogether. I’ve always liked Voodoo’s systems, despite their being pretty freakin’ costly and… Read More

  • Velocity Micro Announces Quad-core Workstations

    Along with other news coming out of the Intel Developer Forum today, Velocity Micro unveiled its updated ProMagix W160 workstation with Intel’s upcoming quad-core processor (code-named “Kentsfield”). What does this mean to the average consumer? Not a whole lot. But if you’re a day trader with massive spreadsheets and you like to listen to music, download pirated movies, and… Read More