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Sunday Evening (9 Comments) (link)
 Sunday, 6-May-2007  22:08:38 (GMT +10) - by Rational

Justin spotted an AMD roadmark update which includes the "Stars" family of K10 processors. AMD is preparing the launch of its next-generation K10-derived Stars-family single, dual and quad-core processors. The next-generation Stars-family splits into three different brand names Phenom, Athlon and Sempron.

He also sent in this page about the HIS Radeon 2900XT which was announced and subsequently removed from HIS's website however Techpowerup saved a copy. As we reported to you earlier today, HIS Digital recently updated their website with the online product presentation of their upcoming HIS Radeon HD 2900XT 512MB GDDR3 VIVO PCIe graphics card. It seems like HIS took the website down now but we still have all the pages for your viewing pleasure.

Some world record overclockers from Nordic Hardware went to Intel Sweden's labs to do some overclocking. Robert 'crotale' Kihlberg and Marcus 'Kinc' Hultin are both famous for their overclocking skills and numerous worlds. Accompanied by ex-overclocker and assisting editor in chief Andreas 'Delph1' Galistel they would test Intel's new processor under completely different circumstances, but not at the homes of any of the X-legends but Intel's very own labs.

Dan of Dansdata has checked out Video card prices and how certain cards cost more than others. Why does Sapphire ask for $60.50 more for a 512Mb AGP Radeon X1950 Pro than a similar card from HIS costs? Is it because of better spec and performance?

Intel and Dell are holding off their internal rollout of Vista until the first service pack due to compatibility concerns. More than 80 percent of Intel's employees use notebook computers. Mueller said that Service Pack 1 (SP1) of Vista would be "tied to the (Centrino Pro) platform" within Intel's internal IT plan, but he suggested that Intel had delayed its Vista rollout in any case, in order to "make sure that all our internal applications operate with Office 2007 and Vista."

At least 45 million credit card numbers were stolen by hackers over a WiFi which was under secured. Thanks Fester2001 for the link. There, investigators now believe, hackers pointed a telescope-shaped antenna toward the store and used a laptop computer to decode data streaming through the air between hand-held price-checking devices, cash registers and the store's computers....The $17.4-billion retailer's wireless network had less security than many people have on their home networks, and for 18 months the company -- which also owns T.J. Maxx, Home Goods and A.J. Wright -- had no idea what was going on. The hackers, who have not been found, downloaded at least 45.7 million credit- and debit-card numbers from about a year's worth of records, the company says

Phoronix checked out ATI's open source drivers. Since late last year the open-source Linux community has been ecstatic about the growing progress made by the Nouveau developers. Nouveau is an X.Org and FreeDesktop.org project for developing an open-source 2D/3D display driver for NVIDIA graphics cards. With NVIDIA Corporation not providing hardware specifications, this driver is being written through reverse-engineering NVIDIA's binary display driver. While the developers of Nouveau are making great strides and this driver is taking shape, the open-source ATI driver must not be forgotten.

He also sent in this tiny Linux computer the size of a postage stamp. Yet, it has all the power of a full-sized board complete with 32 megabytes of memory; 16 MB of storage and the interconnects needed to fuel any standard Linux application.

Jazper spotted this site about Fallout 3, an upcoming game in the post apocalyptic Fallout series.

Todays timewaster is from WangNiNjA with Bible Fight where you fight various religious characters in mortal combat style.

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