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Overclocking the Suomi wy

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HardwareIf you happen to think that the Intel Pentium 4 with the new Northwood core ticking away at 2200MHz is too slow for anything really useful (like Quake 3), this one's for you.

A bunch of guys (yes, guys. Gals doesn't do this. Honest.) from Finland took it upon themself to set a new overclocking world record. The ended up clocking the Intel P4 from it's usual 2,2GHz up to 3,675GHz. That's right. 3675 MHz.

The article is here. If your Finnish sucks, there's an English summary on the bottom of the page.
 
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Hmm... a personal cluster?

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HardwareWould you like your own personal cluster computer?
With eight (yes, eight) Pentium IIIs in it?
And space for up to 8GB of RAM?
Got a few thousand dollars to spare?
If so, go check out Redstone from RocketCalc.
 
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Will NVidia get monopoly on the graphic market?

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HardwareNVIDIA announced that their new GeForce Titanium series of graphics processing units has gained widespread adoption from more than 50 of the top PC OEMS and system builders worldwide. Let's mention some of these big customers: Compaq, Dell, Fujitsu-Siemens, Hewlett-Packard and IBM.

Wanna know more about this, read the whole article on NVidia.com.
 
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1GB USB drive

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HardwareJust when you thought that you had everything written down on your christmas wishlist, JMTek launched the 1GB USBdrive. Works with standard USB, is the size of a keyring (how big is a "standard" keyring anyway?), what more do you want?
 
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New all-in-one PC?

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HardwareThe company PaceBlade has developed a new portable computer which has the best solutions of all portable computers I've seen. The PaceBook can be used as a notebook, a tablet PC, etc. The display is a touch screen and can be used in both landscape and portrait modes.

For geeks, the most interesting fact might be that this computer uses a Crusoe CPU from Transmeta.

 
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The computer you can't see

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HardwareSpeaking about reinventing the wheel, a company called Cybernet have launched something they call "zero footprint PC". What's that? It's a PC without the box. The whole setup is inside the keyboard, and all the connectors fit along the back of the thingy.

Can you say "Commodore 64/Amiga 500/600/1200"? The box (?) ticks in at about 1680 , including a 17" LCD monitor.

Read a small review with pictures at designtechnica.com, and visit Cybernet's web site for the rest. Be warned though. For some reason or another, Cybernet have decided to run SSL all over their site, so the loading times are not quite supersonic.
 
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Want a Bokks?

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HardwareNo it's not just a bad english word, it's a portable MP3 and video player, with Linux as the operating system. From the article:

Measuring a compact 10.2" x 6.3" x 1.2" (260 x 160 x 30 mm) the unit has a 20GB hard drive for storing files. Once a collection of movies are downloaded, the player can easily be disconnected and carried anywhere there is a television for convenient viewing. The company bills the Bokks as a personal video recorder, but the unit is actually a bit closer to a specific-function laptop that uses a TV for its display.

The Bokks web site is here. Oddly enough, the swedish company that makes this thing is called Blokks.

 
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2Gb MultiMediaCard in the works

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HardwareYou always need more room for stuff. Just when you thought that 60Gb drive was enough, it just isn't. So the storage guys puts more data into smaller space, you go out and haul in the latest 160Gb drive, and everybody is happy.
 
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Water-cooled PC?

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HardwareIs your AMD cpu running hot? Even with all the noisy fans you just installed? Then maybe it's time to look for a new solution. Tom's Hardware Guide reviews a new water-cooled case from Koolance.

Check out the full review. In Europe, you can buy this from Innovatek in Germany.

 
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It's all bright RED!

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HardwareMSI used to save their bright red PCB's for special edition boards with special features. Now its nearly every new MSI board who hit the market.

Take a look at the boards on the main page of MSI. It's definitively bright RED!
 
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