psyph3r (785014) writes "Dailymail.co.uk has published an interesting article written by Stephen Hawking on the practicality of time travel. He covers wormholes and approaching the speed of light as methods of time travel. He also covers current evidence that the passage of time is not constant, but varies based on conditions such as gravity (GPS satellite time loss) or velocity (LHC time dilation) He then expands on this proof into possible and impossible ways for humanity to travel through time. Long article, but a recommended read." top
psyph3r writes "AMD just announced that their AMD Performance Library is now available to the open-source community.They are dropping the proprietary APL in favor of the new open-source offshoot called Framewave." top
psyph3r writes "A relatively unknown player in the NAND Flash market made an announcement today about a new 128 GB 1.8" SSD. Through the company Imation, Mtron will be producing these SSDs by April of this year. This development should provide for an interesting price battle this fall. Do you think that SSDs will be feasible this year? I'm sure we would all like to upgrade." Link to Original Source top
psyph3r writes "Best Buy has determined its winner in the format war. They released a press release today stating that Blu-ray is their format of choice. Starting in March of this year, company policy will be to push the Blu-ray format. Their customers are "demanding" a decision, or they are trying boost HD adoption, which adds to their sales. Netflix also reflected this in their HD choice of Blu-ray only. Is the war coming to an end?" Link to Original Source top
psyph3r writes "NYU Stern Published their analysis of the Microsoft/Yahoo! deal. It looks like Google might be disappointed. They do not see any reason for the EU to block the merger" Link to Original Source top
psyph3r writes "SanDisk announced today that they have released a new line of SanDisk Ultra II SDHC flash memory cards. The new SD cards have capacities of 8GB, 16GB, and 32GB." Link to Original Source top
psyph3r writes "The guys over at pconline.com.cn have yet another staggering review of new video card hardware. Instead of NVIDIA running the show, AMD really pulled through and shined. The release date is rumored to be pushed back to January 28th. Here is an English site analyzing the data." Link to Original Source top
psyph3r writes "BHFO.org ran across this Chinese site that has the world's first benchmarks of the 9600GT or G94 from NVIDIA. Chris combed, analyzed, and organized the data. Look at the English results and specification for this new video card being released 02-14-08.
Core G94-300-A1" Link to Original Source top
psyph3r writes "Samsung Electronics America has unveiled a new series of 1080P 24" and 25.5" displays in a press release. Samsung intends for the models to the cover the gambit of consumer and commercial tasks. The 24" model will be called the SyncMaster 2493HM , and the 25.5" flavor is called the SyncMaster 2693HM. It has some interesting specifications, and looks like a good monitor for the multi-use desktop world." Link to Original Source top
psyph3r writes "The Japanese communications ministry is investing in a new broadcast display technology with NHK to launch a 33 million pixel, 24-point surround-sound broadcast standard by 2015. The standard will use a video data rate of 24Gbps and an audio data rate of 28Mbps. This must be surreal in person." Link to Original Source top
psyph3r writes ""EA revealed a new game today called Tiberium, and it will take place within the Command and Conquer universe. They think this new franchise will launch "...players into an epic battle for power". Tiberium revolves around an extraterrestrial crystal that negates fossil fuels as an energy source. Civilization is depending on this power for its survival, and of course, it could be a self-destructive force as well." read more here. The press release from EA is here" Link to Original Source top
"Samsung has been tooting their horn lately with their TB drives and SSDs. They are yet again claiming another crown with their new development of GDDR5. Samsung states in a press release that
"...it has developed the world's fastest memory, a GDDR5 (series five, graphics double-data-rate memory) chip that can transfer data at six gigabits per second..."" Link to Original Source top
psyph3r writes "WildCharge inc has come up with a device that powers a variety of electronics without wires. It has been receiving a lot of attention, and companies are signing on board. This may become a standard in mobile markets.
Articles here and here talk about the technology. Interesting approach.
"Ever have a problem with multiple device chargers and cords splayed across the floor? One company has finally shown some innovation in the portable power market. WildCharge inc. has the world's only wireless charging system. The technology has garnered a spot on TIME Magazine's list of the best inventions of 2007. In addition, the gadget has won the International Consumer Electronics Show 2008 Best of Innovations Award in the portable power category. The device is called the "Wildcharger" and is capable of charging up to five devices simultaneously without any wired connections."" Link to Original Source top
psyph3r writes "A few online retailers have popped up stocking the "Racing Green" HD103UJ Terabyte drive from Samsung. This drive out performs the nearest competitor by 10MB/s in respect to read/write rates. In addition, it keeps pace and mostly exceeds WD Raptor performance levels, which used to be the gold standard in desktop I/O. More information here" top
psyph3r writes ""Samsung has announced today that they are currently shipping their new "racing green" 1 terabyte hard drives. The new drive is under the Spinpoint F1 series with the model number HD103UJ. The claims they flaunt are bold as well. They essentially claim the crown on TB hard drives in respect to power, density, temperature, and performance. Read more here."" top
psyph3r writes "Jammie Thomas, who was recently liable for 222,000$ in damages for sharing 24 songs, speaks out about her situation.
"Ms. Thomas has graciously offered us the opportunity to gain some insight into her predicament. Keep in mind that we are deliberately limiting ourselves to topics she can discuss. The ongoing nature of her case naturally limits the type of information that she can divulge, especially if it relates directly to her case moving forward..."" top
psyph3r (785014) writes "The new MCP78S chipset from NVIDIA "...managed to implement a way to reduce the power draw from the highest consumer in a desktop system, which is the discrete video card...". The technology allows Graphics workloads to be switched between the IGP/GPU. This normally requires a reboot, but "....With NVIDIA's execution, this process is instantaneous..." Hexus.net also posted a picture detailing the NVIDIA-based A-N78H box from Abit's product catalog, and it is expected for a January 08 launch."