LG R400: Hybrid Harddisk Notebook

March 12, 2007 by poeloq | Leave a Comment

The LG R400 is the first notebook to be shipped with Samsung’s new hybrid harddisk, the Samsung MH80. Instead of having traditional 2MB, 4MB or even 8MB of traditional cache for the harddisk, Samsung’s hybrid harddisk, that comes in sizes of 80GB, 120GB and 160GB , uses 128MB or 256MB of Samsung OneNAND flash memory. […]


Asus XG Station: External graphics for notebook gamers

March 7, 2007 by poeloq | Leave a Comment

Good news for all student gamers or other notebook gamers: Asus has announced the Asus XG Station, which it will be bundling with PCIe cards and will enable you to use your laptops ExpressCard and a PCIe x16 slot to allow you to use this as an external graphics card. It also features a display, […]


AMD at last reaches 3Ghz

February 22, 2007 by poeloq | 2 Comments

Once upon a time I was what most people call a AMD fanboy, bashing anybody with an Intel based computer for handing over far too much money for an inferior product. How times can change: I am now the owner of an Intel Core Duo laptop. Sad, but true. Finally, AMD has released it’s first […]


How many more cores to be added? Teraflops are coming to your home!!

February 13, 2007 by Kiklop | Leave a Comment

Intel has just announced they have reached one more milestone in multi-core developing. It is hard to believe Intel has developed not 8 core but 80 core chip capable of trillion operations per second. Just to mention, first teraflops operation was achieved in 1996, when Intel assembled ASCI Red Supercomputer using 10.000 Pentium® Pro processors […]


Low power consuming opteron processors unveiled by AMD

February 7, 2007 by techbuzz | Leave a Comment

A brand name in the pages of PC and server processors, Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) has unveiled three dual-cores Opteron in its server chip line. The three low power opteron processors are Models 1218 HE, 2218 HE and 8218 HE. Insiders have aired the view that price war between with Intel has led AMD to […]


Tiny chips make technology faster and smaller

January 29, 2007 by davidallen | Leave a Comment

For some time we have wondered if and when the technology sector would answer the burning question that has been on many of our minds lately. How far and how small will the technology that we use on a day to day basis, such as mobile phones, computers, PDA’s and other items that require “Chips” […]


VoomPC-2 Car PC announced

January 24, 2007 by poeloq | Leave a Comment

Are you fed up with using that GPS navigation system and listening to it’s poor sound quality, especially when using it’s highly advertised “multimedia functions” such as MP3. Fed up with no actually being able to do anything else with that gadget. Or is the screen just that little bit too small? I don’t actually […]


Hardcore overclocking

January 23, 2007 by poeloq | 1 Comment

It seems that a group called “OC Team Italy” has been doing some hardcore overclocking lately, involving a Asus p5b dlx full mod mainboard and an Intel Pentium4 631 processor. The original 3GhZ processor speed was overclocked to an amazing 8GhZ at it’s best. That is just amazing. Sadly, it is probably also absolutely useless, […]


Netgear Wireless HD

January 18, 2007 by poeloq | Leave a Comment

I mentioned this morning in our DIY feature how many cables I have lying around and my distaste of this fact. I remember trying to setup a Linux media center PC a few years back to centrally archive my music, films and other media in one central place. I did not actually get round to […]