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Burn DVD movies directly

November 21, 2007 Korean Electronics giant Samsung has introduced a new optical disc drive - the TruDirect SE-S204S - which allows users to “directly” create DVDs and burn digital content through a PC without the need for a hard drive, providing easy and fast real-time recording from nearly any digital device.  Read More

November 19, 2007 D-Wave Systems put its 28 qubits quantum computer on display in an online demonstration at last week's Supercomputing 2007 conference. Showcasing an image matching application developed with a third party collaborator, the machine has been built to improve the performance of existing applications, open up opportunities for new applications and expand the market for high-performance computers.  Read More

Swift40e

November 19, 2007 In more news to emerge from Supercomputing 2007, the Pentum Group Inc. (PGI), has announced the Swift40e, the world’s fastest single-stream wide area network (WAN) interface card. Capable of downloading an entire HD DVD or Blu-ray DVD in just 10 seconds, the new Swift40e interface is designed to stream content across a WAN at a blistering rate of 40 Gigabits per second (Gbps).  Read More

NEC Powermate P5010

November 15, 2007 The miniaturization of PC components has paved the way for all-in-one designs such as Apple’s iMac which do away with the traditional bulky PC beige box and make way for space-saving, minimalist units. Embracing and expanding on this trend is NEC’s Powermate P5010, an all-in-one hybrid PC designed to combine the advantages of both laptops and desktops. Featuring an AMD Turion 64 X2 dual core processor, 2GB DDR2 Memory, 200GB SATA HDD and a slot-loading DVD Super Multi drive, the P5010's slim white chassis makes optimum use of space by incorporating a wireless keyboard and mouse, a clever gadget-pocket and a one-cable set-up that keeps the desktop footprint small, whilst its light-weight and the inclusion of an in-built carry bar enables easy portability.  Read More

SanDisk Vaulter Disk

November 14, 2007 In what could be seen as a stepping stone on the road to the replacement of traditional platter based hard drives with flash based drives, SanDisk has unveiled a solid-state storage solution that works in conjunction with a PC's hard drive to store and launch the computer's operating system and software applications. Presently the cost and size limitations of flash storage prohibit the complete replacement of traditional hard drives in PCs, but the new SanDisk Vaulter Disk offers the performance advantages of flash memory by tag-teaming with a PC’s existing hard drive. Both Vaulter and the hard drive are integrated into the PC and operate simultaneously, while maintaining a low cost per gigabyte.  Read More

Processors on an Intel 45nm Hafnium-based High-k Metal Gate ''Penryn'' Wafer photographed ...

November 13, 2007 Intel has unveiled sixteen new chips incorporating 45nm Hafnium-based high-k metal gate transistors that are smaller, faster and more eco-friendly than previous generations. Gordon E. Moore, co-founder of Intel, has labeled the breakthrough as the biggest transistor advancement in 40 years with the improvement expected to further extend Moore’s Law, which he originally described in 1965.  Read More

XPS 700 desktop from Dell, one of the companies involved in the ESA project

November 7, 2007 More than 15 leading PC OEMs, motherboard, and peripheral manufacturers have joined together to endorse Enthusiast System Architecture (ESA), a new, open and royalty-free standard for the monitoring and controlling of PC power supplies, chassis, and water-cooling systems. Backed by PC industry names including NVIDIA, Dell, HP, Alienware, CoolerMaster and Thermaltake, ESA specifies an information protocol that system components can use to communicate with each other to adjust operating parameters, and relay important system information back to the user.  Read More

Sony VGC-LM18G

November 2, 2007 Aiming to merge the PC with a home entertainment center, Sony has added to their VAIO notebook lineup with the release of the LM series notebooks. The LM series features an eye-catching panel PC design reminiscent of Sony’s BRAVIA LCD TV’s with its’ 19 inch screen framed by a transparent bezel to blend into the surrounding environment. For ultimate integration, the VAIO LM series can be wall-mounted and features wireless keyboard, mouse and remote control.  Read More

Hitachi introduces simple data storage solution for small and medium sized businesses

October 17, 2007 Hitachi Data Systems (HDS) Corporation has introduced the Hitachi Simple Modular Storage 100, a solution aimed at small and medium sized businesses which offers enterprise-class storage features scaleable up to 9TB along with complete data protection. Simple Modular Storage 100 (SMS 100) is intended for businesses looking for storage systems that are easy to manage, easy to grow, and easy to integrate with applications such as Microsoft® Windows and others common to the SMB marketplace.  Read More

32GB, $399.99, DiskGO™ Flash Drive

October 17, 2007 The storage stakes just keep getting higher. Insatiable consumer demand for small form factor, high-capacity, affordable storage devices is being met by the market, with the latest example to cross our desk being EDGE Tech Corp’s new US$399.99, 32GB DiskGO™ Flash Drive.  Read More

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