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Tuesday Morning (9 Comments) (link)
 Tuesday, 29-July-2008  10:33:45 (GMT +10) - by DiGiTaL MoNkEY

Just a reminder that the distributed computing forum has been made public and accessible by this quick link: www.ocau.com/dc

PCWorld sat down with Justin Rattner, Intel’s chief technology officer, to talk about what may be coming in the next 40 years. At Intel Corp. , just passing its 40th anniversary and with a myriad of chips in its historical roster, a top company exec looks 40 years into the future to a time when human intelligence and machine intelligence have begun to merge.

Hot Hardware has the latest details from Intel about their new 'System on a Chip' processors. The products actually consist of new System on a Chip designs that integrate a Pentium M core, with a Memory Controller Hub (MCH), I/O hub (ICH), and in some cases specialized security, TDM, and data path acceleration engines, which have been dubbed Intel QuickAssist Technology.

Bit-tech gets hands on with the latest game previews from Electronic Arts; Facebreaker and Red Alert 3. With hardcore fans lamenting some of the recent instalments after Westwood’s acquisition by Electronic Arts and others citing the console ports as signs of an impending apocalypse. Can this latest instalment in the Red Alert franchise restore the series to glory even in the eyes of the elitist hardcore?

Digit-Life compare top dual and quad core processors from Intel and AMD. Even though we state repeatedly that these top products differ very much, and their comparison makes little sense, our readers still want to know the truth, no matter how bitter it is. Well, here is your bitter truth as it is..

Legit Reviews has published Part 2 of their energy saving motherboard comparison from Gigabyte and Asus. We set both kits to the same voltage in the review to be fair, but our audience thought this was a mistake and so did Gigabyte who sent a number of concerned e-mails and even a number of phone calls trying to get in touch with us, so we take another look to find out which is more efficient.

Dell has issued a system update for notebooks that are affected by Nvidia’s recently announced video problems affecting mobile GPUs (graphics processing units). A list of notebooks and links can be found here.

Mindy sent in details of a new search engine is called "Cuil" (pronounced as "Cool") and is being run by Anna Patterson (Creator of TerraGoogle), Russell Power and Tom Costello, all of whom are former Google employees. Check it out here.

Karl stumbled upon an internet browser plug-in called PicLens. It transforms your browser into a full-screen, 3D experience for photos and videos across the web.



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