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Antec P1000 Computer Case Prototype

Submitted by: Das Capitolin @ 05:30 PM | Tuesday, January 13, 2009 | (url: http://benchmarkr...)

Antec has been the top choice for system builders and hardware enthusiasts for almost a decade now, which is quite surprising when you consider the competition. But the good old days of beige box computer cases with plenty of fans lining the inside are long gone. To achieve market dominance in 2009, you have to manufacturer a product that features everything more would consider desirable. While visiting with Mr. Han Liu, Antec's product development director present at the 2009 International CES, Benchmark Reviews discussed the Antec P1000 gaming chassis prototype.


Year In Review: 2008 Computer Hardware Industry Failure

Submitted by: Das Capitolin @ 02:55 PM | Thursday, January 1, 2009 | (url: http://benchmarkr...)

Every technology starts with a motivation, and throughout the past year Benchmark Reviews has watched the computer hardware industry follow trends that seem all too familiar of yesteryear. In this article by Executive Editor Olin Coles, the past 2008 calendar year is summarized for it's accomplishments, but the real focus is on the coming year ahead. Will 2009 be the year that component computer hardware becomes important again, or will it be relegated to a niche hobby for enthusiast?


Cooler Master ATCS 840 Computer Case RC-840

Submitted by: Das Capitolin @ 12:11 PM | Tuesday, November 18, 2008 | (url: http://benchmarkr...)

The most popular computer case designs get licensed out to other manufacturers all the time, so it's not surprising that Cooler Master has re-launched the ATCS 840 after their own previously modeled design. The full-tower RC-840 chassis is built on the principal of cooling performance, which is where it receives its name. ATCS stands for Advanced Thermal Cooling Solution, and the RC-840 has more than enough room inside to accomplish this task in short order. In this articles, Benchmark Reviews tests the black aluminum-alloy RC-840-KKN1-GP model and explores the various configurations gamers and enthusiasts can expect from this enclosure.


Overclockers push 8-core Skulltrail to 6 GHz: Dual-socket overclocking confirmed

Submitted by: Fox k @ 01:47 PM | Thursday, April 17, 2008 | (url: http://www.tgdail...)

Las Vegas (NV) When Intel released its Skulltrail platform, the main focus of this extreme computing platform was on overclocking capabilities. Dual-socket motherboards traditionally have not been a prime target for overclocking anyway, so this was an interesting proposition from Intel anyway. Now we know that Skulltrail has lots of headroom.

Overclocking with advanced air-cooling can take Skulltrail from 3.2 GHz to 4 GHz. 4.5 GHz is reportedly manageable with a modest water-cooling system. Not surprisingly, there is a lot more capability in this platform if take an extreme Skulltrail a bit more extreme


Jeff Han's Multitouch Media Wall

Submitted by: Fox k @ 02:19 PM | Monday, March 31, 2008 | (url: http://www.popula...)

Jefferson Y. Han likes big computer monitors. If a screen is large enough, four or five people can work at it together, rearranging blueprints, say, or editing photos. But they cant do that if theyre taking turns at a keyboard and mouse. The answer, which Han demonstrates on a 3 x 8-ft. monitor in his lab at New York University, is multitouch input. It allows any number of users to lay hands on the screen as if they were manipulating real objects. On the monitor, recently dubbed the Media Wall, Han uses his hands to spin a virtual globe and then zoom into the canyons of Manhattan. A mouse is an indirect pointing device, Han says. Youre working with an object thats not on the screen. Multitouch computing is direct manipulation.


ANONYMOUS v. SCIENTOLOGY

Submitted by: [57th]cneal @ 10:34 PM | Monday, February 11, 2008 | (url: http://www.news.c...)

Billions of protesters around the world gather at Scientology landmarks to voice their concerns on the so called church.


Google adds decorative themes to site

Submitted by: DudeofDeath @ 12:32 PM | Tuesday, March 20, 2007 | (url: http://news.yahoo...)


SAN FRANCISCO - Sprucing up its famously plain Web site, Google Inc. is offering a new option that plants its Internet search box in panoramic settings that change with the time of day and the outside weather.


Most Computer Attacks Originate in U.S.

Submitted by: DudeofDeath @ 07:03 PM | Monday, March 19, 2007 | (url: http://abcnews.go...)


SAN JOSE, Calif. Mar 19, 2007 (AP) - The United States generates more malicious computer activity than any other country, and sophisticated hackers worldwide are banding together in highly efficient crime rings, according to a new report.


Computer Games Magazine To Shut Down

Submitted by: DudeofDeath @ 12:41 AM | Wednesday, March 14, 2007 | (url: http://www.gamasu...)

Independent sources, both via an un-named publisher dealing with the magazines and from industry messageboard QT3, have indicated to Gamasutra that U.S. print publication Computer Games Magazine and its sister MMO-centric Massive magazine have apparently been shut down by publisher TheGlobe.com.


WoW, what a bummer... was just about to renew my subscription. :(


The Best Gaming Video Cards for the Money: February 2007

Submitted by: DudeofDeath @ 06:02 PM | Tuesday, February 20, 2007 | (url: http://www.tomsha...)

Detailed video card specifications and reviews are great - that is, if you have the time to do the research. But at the end of the day, what a gamer needs is the best video card within a certain budget.

So if you don't have the time to research the benchmarks, or if you don't feel confident enough in your ability to make the right decision, fear not. Read On....



Quantum Computer to 'Make Computer History'

Submitted by: DudeofDeath @ 04:57 PM | Monday, February 12, 2007 | (url: http://abcnews.go...)

"Quantum Computing." It's one of those things that bring a sparkle to the eyes of propellerheads and make the rest of us just scratch our heads.

But it's been a holy grail in the arcane world of supercomputers and a Canadian firm claims it will be unveiling one on Tuesday. Nevermind that most engineers thought quantum computers were decades away...