AMD today announced its first desktop processors manufactured on the 65-nanometer process, which arrive more than a year after Intel first started selling its 65nm chips. AMD new chips promise better energy efficiency rather than improved performance. The 65nm chips are dual core, feature 1MB of L2 cache, carry the same Athlon 64 X2 name as the company's existing 90nm chips, and will work current socket AM2 motherboards. AMD's new 65nm chips also introduce another first for the company: strained silicon, which stretches the atoms of the silicon in the chips so electrons can travel faster (more on … Read more
With monitor prices plummeting in recent years, it's not uncommon to have a few sitting idly around the house. If you use a Mac, there's a new way to connect them all without breaking your budget.
Matrox has just released Apple-compatible versions of its DualHead2Go and TripleHead2Go devices, which can drive two or three monitors at the same time for desktops and laptops. Gizmag says the palm-sized boxes sell for $169 or $299 for the two- and three-screen models, respectively. That's a relatively inexpensive way to impress your friends when looking up stats at your Superbowl party … Read more
We fully admit to having precious little information about this item, but the photo alone is simply too good to resist. According to a blog called Big Marketing for Small Business, "A revolutionary new miniature computer is being worked on in Japan that comes in the shape of a pen that you can slip in to your pocket." It's especially interesting given that the whole concept of "pen computing" became something of a laughingstock years ago, at least until the PDA stylus came along.
This pen-sized device supposedly projects a virtual keyboard and screen, recogizing … Read more
So you've just blown a month's salary on a plasma TV, and you're treating it like your first-born. Do you really want to pull out one of those janitorial-grade plastic bottles to keep it clean? Certainly not in front of company, we hope.
With that much money hanging on the wall, the least you can do is spend a few more bucks for a nicely designed cleaning solution like this one from AM Denmark, which comes in an "integrated spray container" made of acrylic and textile, according to Core77. For all its beautiful lines, however, … Read more
Someone at Laconic Software must have a twisted sense of humor, which is always appreciated here at Crave. Either that or news about flaming laptops hasn't yet reached Voronezh, Russia, where the company is based.
Those are two possible explanations for the "Fantastic Flame Screensaver," which promises to set your screen ablaze (figuratively), free of charge: "Each item on your desktop--including icons and all open windows--will appear to catch on fire, glowing and emitting a smoke effect," as well as crackling and popping sound effects. All that's missing is smoke coming from your speakers.… Read more
HP is cooking up an all-in-one PC that--if the images on Engadget are any indication--looks to be a surefire hit with small, blonde children. It's hard to say where the images sprang from, because Engadget provides no source, and when pressed for comment, HP politely declined our advances. According to Engadget, it's called the IQ770 Crossfire, and it's set to launch along with Vista on January 30. It features a 19-inch touch-screen display and laptop components, including an AMD Turion X2 TL-52 processor and Nvidia GeForce Go 7600 graphics. Along with 2GB of memory and a 320GB … Read more
Like the Onion's Jackie Harvey, we incorrectly referred to AMD's quad-core desktop platform as " Socket 4x4" when we first learned about it, mostly because we couldn't get confirmation of the name of the thing during the investor phone conference in which it was announced. Our bad on that. But with AMD's unveiling today of Quad FX, aka simply "4x4," we can finally address the whole package with a little more clarity.
Technology demonstrations at hotels are always sort of weird. You go to the hotel, the staff knows you're not a guest but they still let you walk on by, and then you go to a suite. The door opens and there are a bunch of guys with desktops and half-eaten lunch plates. Now I know how gigolos feel.
This week Intel is showing off how machines outfitted with its new quad-core chips perform on games at the Palomar Hotel in San Francisco. The topper of them all is pictured here, a custom desktop with two four-core Xeon chips. The … Read more
Blog noise earlier this week documented news from the recent Electronic Home Expo that Windows Vista-based CableCard recordings will come with some heavy restrictions on what you can do with those files. As CE Pro reported, the only way you'll be able to send CableCard-recorded content to another display is if that display is connected to a Windows Media Center Extender. You can't send it to another PC on your home network, for example. Blogger Chris Lanier followed up that report with his own, declaring that you also won't be able to put CableCard recordings on a … Read more
It's so complicated to be a kid these days. There was a time when, using something called a typewriter, you punched a key and got a corresponding letter, number or punctuation mark. But things are different now, and the last thing you want your child to do is accidentally hit, say, alt-ctrl-del (aka the "three-fingered salute").
No one knows all this better than Califone International, which has been developing classroom technology for more than 50 years. So it's marketing the color-coded "KidsKey" keyboard, which helps children locate and learn numbers, vowels and consonants at … Read more