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Wednesday Midday (7 Comments) (link)
 Wednesday, 4-June-2008  12:06:21 (GMT +10) - by DiGiTaL MoNkEY

Computex 2008 in Taipei, the biggest information technology show in Asia is in full swing. During this show you can find some of the latest technology announcements from many manufacturers. Daily coverage can be found on Tom’s Hardware, Guru3d, T-Break, TweakTown, Hexus, Bit-tech and CPU3D. I’m sure there are many more covering the event, but these should keep you busy for now.

Hardware Zone also have a comprehensive amount of coverage from Computex 08, with its most recent articles covering a wide range of products from MSI, AMD, ASUS and Gigabyte. A lot of juicy photos of upcoming motherboards, graphics cards, notebooks and other toys from these manufacturers.

Techgage compare the details of three new ASUS Eee PC’s being released. At Computex 2008, ASUS has just introduced three new models into its Eee PC line-up of sub-notebook PCs, all three infused with Intel's Atom CPU technology, as well as two with larger displays. We've got all the details you want right here.

Tech ARP preview Intel’s updated line of x45-series chipsets. The names and specifications of these products have been rumoured and reported on for the past few months, although today everything is set in stone and products are beginning to hit the market.

Tweak Town have video and photos of an Intel Nehalem system and touch interface in Taipei. Intel demonstrated the speed of Nehalem and SSD in RAID 0 by opening various applications under Vista and even if they were cached in local memory, everything that was click popped up instantly almost with no delay – responsiveness was amazing.

Bit-tech have published a hands-on preview of Far Cry 2. Far Cry 2 may yet have problems we haven’t uncovered and granted that a single mission is no basis on which to judge an entire unreleased game – but if we were so foolish as to do judge in that way then Far Cry 2 is one game that we’d definitely get very excited about.

Legit Reviews were lucky enough to visit Centaur Technologies where they make the Via Nano CPU. The crew over at Centaur gave us a tour and showed us how they make low-cost x86 compatible microprocessors. We also talk about the VIA Nano and show off some benchmark numbers. The Intel Atom better watch out!

PC Perspective cover the recently announced Nvidia Tegra aimed at the mobile market. NVIDIA just announced the new Tegra line, a complete system architecture on one chip. Built around a licensed x86 ARM 11 CPU, this tiny chip (smaller than a US dime) includes a processor, memory controller, southbridge, and 3D and video processor.

AirQ send it some details that advertising companies are equipping billboards with tiny cameras that gather details about passers; by their gender, approximate age, and how long they looked at the billboard.

Marc sent in this interesting video of a flying manta ray. Air_ray, modelled on the manta ray, is a remote-controlled hybrid construction consisting of a helium-filled ballonet and a beating wing drive.



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