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Altiris(R) Software Virtualization Solution(TM) Wins 22nd Annual PC Magazine Technical Excellence Award

Altiris, Inc. , a pioneer of IT lifecycle management solutions that reduce the total cost of owning IT resources, today announced Altiris® Software Virtualization Solution has been named co-winner, with Mozilla Firefox, of the 22nd Annual PC Magazine Technical Excellence Award.
1/10/2006 1:35:00 PM



AMD RELEASES THE WORLD'S ULTIMATE PROCESSOR FOR PC ENTHUSIASTS

Technology As part of AMD's ongoing commitment to deliver the industry's highest-performing PC technology, AMD (NYSE: AMD) today announced the immediate availability of the AMD Athlon(TM) 64 FX-60 dual-core processor, the world's ultimate processor for PC enthusiasts.
1/10/2006 12:57:41 AM



Cool your PC by filling your case with cooking oil

Here's one for the books. Frank Völkel of Tom's Hardware Guide has done the unthinkable. He stripped all the fans out of his Athlon FX-55 machine and GeForce 6800 Ultra, prepped them a little, and submerged the entire box in 8 gallons of cooking oil!
1/9/2006 1:12:26 PM





Fakes, Coming to a Store Near You

fishdan writes to tell us that while most Slashdotters have their own trusted sources for gear there is a growing concern that all consumers should look out for. According to PC World, more and more counterfeit hardware is coming to market each year. From the article: '...batteries aren't the only tech item that counterfeiters love. In October 2004, U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials in
1/9/2006 4:51:14 AM



Yahoo on Your Phone, TV, PC...

Would you Yahoo! ( YHOO ) here or there? Would you Yahoo everywhere? You will, if the Web portal's chief executive, Terry Semel, has anything to say about it.
1/8/2006 10:17:38 PM



Wyse Rumored to Be Hardware Provider for Google PC

Google is reportedly in talks with Wal-Mart to sell an inexpensive computer, with the hardware being provided by Wyse and Google bringing in the software.
1/4/2006 5:53:05 PM



Google's Next Move: Consumer Hardware?

News Analysis: Rumors of a Google-branded PC suggest that the search company may be about to begin a consumer hardware era.
1/3/2006 10:52:55 PM



Google to do hardware?

Blog: Google could be about to shift its focus from software and search to hardware. The search giant, which has of late...
1/3/2006 7:06:21 AM



Intel's new plan: Inside everything

(Fortune) Technology users, prepare to be sold. Intel, the world's most important semiconductor maker, has decided that it wants to be inside far more than just your PC. As a result, if you pay attention to anything having to do with digital gadgets, bits and bytes, software and hardware, starting this week Intel plans to make it damn near impossible to ignore the company's new message.
1/2/2006 11:55:59 PM



Embedded PC/104 Board delivers real-time control.

Powered by PIC18F8722 microcontrollers, MC104P controller modules provide access to external memory and interrupts. They can utilize various PC/104 modules that offer peripheral expansion, including serial ports, 16-bit ADCs, optically isolated I/O, Pamux I/O, VGA Video capability, modems, and support for industrial networks. With MPLAB® ICD 2 in-circuit debugger, users can single step, watch
1/2/2006 8:16:16 AM



Hardware growth gallops at fast pace

THE year saw the hardware sector competing with the software sector in terms of performance. Implementation of the IT Agreement from March 2005 brought 217 items to nil Customs duty, setting the competitive pace for the market.
1/1/2006 12:58:44 PM



A little Linux can revive a pokey PC

Now that you've unwrapped and fired up that new Christmas PC (is it your third or fourth?), have I got a project for you: We're going to fix your old PC.
1/1/2006 2:53:55 AM



An online book about PC architecture and hardware

Have you ever wanted to know more about the inner workings of a PC? Ready to get your geek on? Check out this online book at Karbo's Guide.
12/27/2005 11:42:27 AM



2005 not a vintage year for gaming as new hardware changes lay of the land

(CP) - It was not a vintage year for video games, with the focus on new hardware rather than blockbuster titles.
12/27/2005 9:56:00 AM



PC-Mac-Net FileShare v5.4 Turns Any PC Into A Remotely Controlled Media Center

Lava Software is now shipping PC-Mac-Net FileShare v5.4, a fast and efficient file sharing and remote movie and music playback controller which operates over LANs and the Internet. It can turn almost any old PC into a media center and file server. [PRWEB Dec 27, 2005]
12/27/2005 2:22:07 AM



PC-Mac-Net FileShare 5.4 released

Lava Software is shipping PC-Mac-Net FileShare 5.4, its file sharing and remote movie/music playback...
12/26/2005 3:24:25 PM



PC makers plan another living room assault in 2006

It's long been the PC industry's dream to take center stage in the vast home entertainment market. Success, however, has been elusive. And so the industry will launch in 2006 its most aggressive effort yet to persuade people to buy computers for the expanding universe of digital content.
12/25/2005 12:31:07 PM



New tablet PC from Sahara Computers

NEW DELHI: Sahara Computers and Electronics Ltd (SCEL), the South Africa-based technology giant in the information technology hardware space today introduced the Windows XP Tablet PC (NB7630-N7) priced at Rs 66,999.
12/23/2005 3:57:15 AM



SCEL unveils affordable Tablet PC in India

Sahara Computers and Electronics Ltd (SCEL), the South Africa based global technology giant in the information technology hardware space today introduced the revolutionary Windows XP Tablet PC affordably priced at Rs66,999.
12/22/2005 6:51:06 AM



NES controller for Pocket PC

As an emulator enthusiast Oscar was frustrated by the button placement on his Pocket PC. He decided to adapt an NES controller to the PDA . The iPAQ had four buttons plus a D-pad like the controller so he just needed to find a way to translate between the two. The answer came from a Belkin IR keyboard. In addition to the regular QWERTY keys it had the hardware buttons too. He stripped out
12/20/2005 10:11:09 AM



Dell XPS 'Gaming' PC Review

cojsl writes "[H]ard|OCP has an entertaining review of a Dell XPS 400 'Gaming PC'." From the article: "If the Dimension XPS400 is any indication, Dell considers computer gamers a joke. Harsh, yes. But we think it's accurate. The system itself is a decent gaming platform and the hardware was well built. It was put together decently with parts that can pull the weight required to play today's
12/19/2005 4:15:36 AM



Digiland plans own hardware line

Digiland is putting together its own range of branded hardware as part of ongoing plans to build a more niche and profitable product range. The company has also signed a distribution deal with NEC and NEC Home Electronics to carry the vendorAƒÂ¢A¯Â¿Â½A¯Â¿Â½s entire range of IT and CE products.
12/18/2005 6:49:49 PM



Geek Tech: Must-Have Holiday Hardware Upgrades

The Geek's annual list of what he wants for his next PC.
12/16/2005 3:00:00 AM



IDG's PC World Publishes Results of Annual Reliability & Service Survey

For the twelfth year, PC World, the most widely-read computer or business magazine, surveyed its subscribers to gauge the reliability and service of hardware vendors in the following categories:
12/15/2005 12:53:00 PM



StarForce PC Protection Offers Prize For Problem Proof

The Russian-headquartered maker of the sometimes controversial StarForce copy protection system, which is used extensively in PC game titles such as Ubisoft's Brothers in Arms: Earned in Blood , Irrational's Freedom Force vs. The Third Reich , and Namco's Namco Museum 50th Anniversary , have announced a prize of $1,000 to any consumer who can prove that StarForce is adversely affecting their
12/15/2005 11:42:08 AM



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