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Toddler can spot hardware problems

"A paper published in Science claims that toddlers can spot if an electronic gadget is suffering from a hardware, software or operator effort.

360 & PS3 Battlefield 3 only support half PC frame rate

"DICE has confirmed that the console versions of Battlefield 3 will only support a frame rate of 30fps. That is right: both the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 will both only run at 30 frames per second, while the PC version will run at 60fps. The 30fps will be delivered on both the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 at a resolution of 720p. The PC version, however, will run at full 1080p. Actually, a number of the most popular titles run at 720p, so the decision isn’t that surprising."

AMD Catalyst 11.6 WHQL Drivers Released

"This article provides information on the latest posting of AMD’s software suite, AMD Catalyst™ 11.6. This particular software suite updates both the AMD display driver, and the AMD Catalyst Control Center / AMD Vision™ Engine Control Center. This unified driver has been updated to provide enhanced level of power, performance, and reliability."

CRUCIAL.COM: 250k upgrades for 50k systems... but how?

"In this interview, Thomas Thor explains what’s in the secret sauce of Crucial.com’s award-winning consumer tools, the Crucial Memory Advisor and Crucial System Scanner. He also tells how we came to offer a whopping 250,000 upgrades for 50,000 desktops, laptops, servers, tablets, netbooks and other computers."

Antec Adds New EA-750 Green to EarthWatts Power Supply Series

In its 25th anniversary year, Antec, Inc., the global leader in high-performance computer components and accessories for the gaming, PC upgrade and Do-It-Yourself markets, today announced the EA-750 Green, the newest addition to its EarthWatts Green power supply line.

3DMark 11 updated

3DMark 11 version 1.0.2 release notes..

  • Bullet physics library updated to 2.78 to improve compatibility with future CPUs and GPUs
  • Display scaling mode setting is now available in the Basic Edition
  • SystemInfo component updated to version 4.0 for improved compatibility with current and future hardware
  • Improved user messages when the benchmark run is interrupted"

Take the soundscience rockus 60 Day Challenge

"What brands come to mind when you’re thinking of desktop speakers? Creative®? Logitech®? Klipsch®?

How about when you’re considering home theater speakers? Sony®? Bose®? Yamaha®?

AMD Betting Everything on OpenCL

"Fusion is either going to carry AMD through to the victory parade, or drag it through the streets for a pelting in the village stocks. The whole future of AMD's CPU division rests on GPGPU computing being catapulted into the mainstream. If this happens, the company's APUs can theoretically obliterate Intel's CPUs in GPU-accelerated apps, and thump Core i7 like AMD64 thumped Pentium 4. If it doesn't, however, then AMD's CPU future is going to look pretty bleak.

RevoDrive Hybrid combines SSD, HDD on a single PCIe card

"Computex — With OCZ now out of the memory business, we weren't surprised to see the company's Computex showcase dominated by solid-state drives. However, we didn't expect to see a mechanical hard drive included in the mix. The 2.5" drive isn't made by OCZ, but it does ride shotgun on a new PCI Express x4 card dubbed the RevoDrive Hybrid."

What's Killing Your Wi-Fi?

"PC Pro has taken an in-depth look at Wi-Fi and the factors that can cause connections to crumble. It dispels some common myths about Wi-Fi problems — such as that neighboring Wi-Fi hotspots are the most common cause of problems, instead of other RF interference from devices such as analogue video senders, microwave ovens and even fish tanks.

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