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Intel pushing for PCI-Express 2.0 x2

"According to a VR-Zone.com report by our old colleague Lars G. Nilsson, it appears Intel is pushing for PCI-Express x2 interface simply because PCI-Express x1 just doesn't provide enough bandwidth and PCI-Express x4 is just simly too wide and complicates things, chip wise.

AMD promises Avatar-like graphics on Xbox 720

"AMD is telling the world+dog that Microsoft’s next generation console will pack speedy graphics capable of delivering movie-like quality. AMD exec Neal Robinson says the new Xbox 720 will feature graphics on a par with James Cameron’s blockbuster Avatar, all powered by AMD."

Breakthrough Toward Quantum Computing

"Qubit registers have been a hard thing to construct; this looks to be a substantial advance in the multiple entanglements required for their use. Quoting: 'Olivier Pfister, a professor of physics in the University of Virginia's College of Arts & Sciences, has just published findings in the journal Physical Review Letters demonstrating a breakthrough in the creation of massive numbers of entangled qubits, more precisely a multilevel variant thereof called Qmodes. ...

This Reverse Printer Strips Ink From Your Papers

"In a concept that is sure to save trees as well as your precious money, designer Kim Su Yeon has created a printer that doesn't exactly perform the typical task you would expect of a regular printer. The Ink Remover Printer utilizes laser technology to burn the ink right off of paper, essentially becoming your own personal paper recyclers. This would allow you to use the same pieces of paper dozens of times, assuming the printer doesn't set it on fire."

Intel Bug Causes Failed SSDs Turn 600GB to 8MB

"Intel's SSD 320 series offer some great storage solutions for enthusiasts. For those with the budget, getting 600GB in solid state is quite impressive – of course, that is until it fails and reports itself as a cry-worthy 8MB. A bug that afflicts the entire 320 line can cause an SSD to revert to 8MB following a crash or power failure. The Register quotes a couple of users from the PC Review forum:"

HIS Unveils the HIS 6970 IceQ Mix - Set Up Your Eyefinity in a User-Friendly Way

In May, HIS announced long awaited HIS 6970 IceQ Turbo and Standard IceQ models, which received ardent response. HIS always makes great products even BETTER!
To set up Eyefinity in a more flexible way, HIS just launched HIS 6970 IceQ Mix, providing an easier way for gamers to run both AMD & NVIDIA GPU and enable Eyefinity via HDMI output.

TRENDnet Now Shipping First Dual Band Router to Support 450 Mbps on Both Bands

TRENDnet, a best-in-class wired and wireless networking hardware brand, today announces the availability of the first to market 450Mbps Concurrent Dual Band Wireless N Router, model TEW-692GR.

AMD throws down the GPU gauntlet with Radeon HD 6990M

"AMD has upped the stakes in the mobile GPU game for notebooks my tossing the new HD 6990M onto the market. The new mobile GPU is the fastest single mobile graphics processor in the world according to AMD. The 6990M was measures at 25% faster than other enthusiast level notebook GPUs according to AMD. The GPU also supports CrossFireX technology. The GPU also supports dual Graphics with a combination of multiple Radeon GPUs or a Radeon GPU and an AMD APU."

DisplayPort-To-HDMI Cables Illegal, Could Be Recalled

"The licensing company overseeing the HDMI specification has confirmed that some Mini DisplayPort-to-HDMI adapters are illegal, and could be recalled. However, the existing spec "contemplates" a cable connector that would be equivalent to the existing products on the market, which include a male DisplayPort connector and a female HDMI connector. That may make any legal issues largely moot, especially if the existing cables are formally brought under the spec's umbrella."

MSI Master Overclocking Arena 2011 Asia Pacific Final - Setting Up & Some Setups

"See the whacky setups contestants assemble for the MSI Master Overclocking Arena 2011 Asia Pacific Final. It's finally gearing up, alright!.."

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