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Computex 2010: Asustek shows off two tablets

Computex 2010: Asustek shows off two tablets

If you think the iPad will be an Apple only trend, think again. Windows "pads" are starting to appear, including Asustek's new Eee Pad
By Nick Farrell Jun 1 2010, 1:00PM
Bill Gates and Steve Jobs wanted to sue Sun

Bill Gates and Steve Jobs wanted to sue Sun

Former CEO of Sun, Jonathan Schwartz has been telling the world plus dog how he told Bill Gates and Steve Jobs to stuff it when they threatened the company with patent lawsuits.
By Nick Farrell Mar 11 2010, 9:57AM
 AMD releases updated Catalyst drivers

AMD releases updated Catalyst drivers

Chip designer AMD's ATI graphics division released updated versions of its Catalyst drivers today.
By Nick Farrell Feb 18 2010, 9:25AM
Is Unix on its way out?

Is Unix on its way out?

Linux has become the strategic 'Unix' rival to Microsoft and while it does not have the years of development behind it, it is approaching and will soon equal Unix in performance, reliability and scalability
By Nick Farrell Feb 10 2010, 7:46AM
Irish Intel chips get fertiliser

Irish Intel chips get fertiliser

Intel had to shut part of its Irish plant for a while because of the extreme cold and the fact the local council polluted the water supply with fertiliser
By Nick Farrell Jan 29 2010, 3:51PM
Nvidia firms up Fermi

Nvidia firms up Fermi

Graphics chip firm Nvidia has been spilling the beans about its Fermi GF100 GPU. Here's what you need to know about the DirectX 11 hardware
By Nick Farrell Jan 20 2010, 11:15AM
IEEE 802.16m standard will be ready by midyear

IEEE 802.16m standard will be ready by midyear

The IEEE has announced that it will finalise the 802.16m standard in mid-2010, which provides 120Mbps downlink and 60Mbps uplink using 4x2 MIMO (Multiple-Input Multiple-Output) antennas on a 20MHz-wide channel.
By Nick Farrell Jan 19 2010, 10:05AM
Is it time for Intel to buy Nvidia yet?

Is it time for Intel to buy Nvidia yet?

Back in 2006 the rumour mill decided that Intel was going to buy Nvidia. But is it time to dust off that rumour once again, and would Intel and Nvidia really ever shake hands?
By Nick Farrell Jan 1 2010, 12:16PM
Kindle's best sellers are free

Kindle's best sellers are free

People buying Kindle ebook readers don't necessarily translate into ebook sales. In fact the most popular titles on the Kindle are ebooks that you don't even have to buy
By Nick Farrell Jan 1 2010, 12:00PM
Nvidia delays Fermi GPU chip

Nvidia delays Fermi GPU chip

Word on the streets of Taiwan is that Nvidia has pushed back release of its Fermi chip another whole quarter.
By Nick Farrell Dec 31 2009, 8:28AM
64GB embedded NAND flash memory hits the shops

64GB embedded NAND flash memory hits the shops

Japanese electronics giant Toshiba has announced the launch of what it is claiming is the highest capacity memory module in the world.
By Nick Farrell Dec 16 2009, 10:04AM
Seagate releases consumer SSD

Seagate releases consumer SSD

Storage maker Seagate has released its first solid-state disk (SSD) for the general consumer market and hopefully prices will relect this interesting move.
By Nick Farrell, Staff Writers Dec 9 2009, 10:34AM
Microsoft attacks counterfeiters

Microsoft attacks counterfeiters

Microsoft is escalating its campaign against software counterfeiting by working with government agencies, law enforcement and others on more than 300 civil and criminal actions in 70 countries
By Nick Farrell Dec 4 2009, 10:13AM
Windows 7 can't stop Mac OS X

Windows 7 can't stop Mac OS X

Windows 7 can't stop Mac OS X The latest figures from Net Applications suggest that Windows 7 has failed to attract any interest and the Mac is set to become the dominant operating system in the world
By Nick Farrell Nov 3 2009, 10:16AM
Apple goes down the Dr Who route

Apple goes down the Dr Who route

Doctor Who fans will notice something chillingly familiar with a new patent that has come out from Apple.
By Nick Farrell Nov 2 2009, 8:15AM
Linux releases will go toe to toe with Windows 7

Linux releases will go toe to toe with Windows 7

While Window 7 was stealing all the limelight yesterday Canonical made available the Release Candidate (RC) of its latest Linux-based operating system, Ubuntu 9.10.
By Nick Farrell Oct 26 2009, 10:02AM
Apple's Time Capsule eats data

Apple's Time Capsule eats data

Apple's build quality goes from strength to strength with users of its expensive Time Capsule product complaining that it bricks their hard-drives.
By Nick Farrell Oct 16 2009, 12:58PM
Kraken is the most powerful academic supercomputer in the world

Kraken is the most powerful academic supercomputer in the world

NICS, the US National Institute for Computational Sciences has just upgraded its Cray XT5 supercomputer called Kraken. It's so powerful, it puts out petaFLOPS of peak power
By Nick Farrell Oct 12 2009, 10:30AM
Nvidia's bastille stormed by hackers

Nvidia's bastille stormed by hackers

Nvidia's refusal to let its users do what they like with the cards they have bought has sparked a backlash amongst hackers.
By Nick Farrell Oct 6 2009, 9:33AM
Nvidia reveals Fermi GPU architecture

Nvidia reveals Fermi GPU architecture

The Green Goblin has been showing off its Fermi architecture at its GPU Technology Conference in San Francisco.
By Nick Farrell Oct 2 2009, 10:11AM

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