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Intel Announces “Thunderbolt Ready” Upgrade Program for PC Motherboards, Desktops and Workstation Computers

Intel Announces “Thunderbolt Ready” Upgrade Program for PC Motherboards, Desktops and Workstation Computers By Dan Snyder of Intel The past year has seen a flurry of Thunderbolt™ related activity. Already present on every current Apple Mac*, Thunderbolt has continued to grow within PC circles. And the Thunderbolt ecosystem responded, with over 100 Thunderbolt devices now …

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The World According to DAS

The World According to DAS By Tony Afshary of LSI You might be surprised to find out how big the infrastructure for cloud and Web 2.0 is. It is mind-blowing. Microsoft has acknowledged packing more than 1 million servers into its datacenters, and by some accounts that is fewer than Google’s massive server count but …

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NVIDIA nTeresting Newsletter – 11 Movember 2013

NVIDIA nTeresting Newsletter – 11 Movember 2013 In this Issue: · GeForce GTX 780 Ti gets put to the test and comes out on top. · Amazon and Sprint are using NVIDIA GRID technology for their cloud. · Call of Duty: Ghost sold $1 billion worth on day 1. Plays best on NVIDIA. Fastest. GPU. …

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NVIDIA nTeresting Newsletter – 4 Mo-vember 2013

NVIDIA nTeresting Newsletter – 4 Mo-vember 2013 In this issue: · ShadowPlay is out and awesome. It is a DVR for your gaming highlights. · SHIELD owners get a massive, game changing upgrade. · GeForce GTX 780 Ti ascends to the throne and makes those below it better values. · GeForce drivers prove to be …

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How to Reverse Lookup Cell Phone Numbers with Free Directory Access

Finding the best reverse phone lookup service may be not easy, especially, taking into account the proliferation of cell phone numbers open to unlimited porting (i.e. switching mobile carriers) and recycling (re-assigning the same number to different users). And because there is no central directory of all the different types of phone numbers, one has to rely on private directories like Cell Revealer. This directory compiles phone records from several public and private sources, thus, it has a larger coverage raising the odds of locating phone owner info.

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Don’t Let SSDs Throw Away Your Gold

Don’t Let SSDs Throw Away Your Gold By Kent Smith of LSI All NAND flash-based SSDs use a process called garbage collection (GC) so the flash memory can be rewritten with fresh data, enabling the SSD to function like any other rewritable storage device. The number of rewrites (program/erase cycles) possible with NAND flash memory …

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NVIDIA nTeresting Newsletter – 29 October 2013

NVIDIA nTeresting Newsletter – 29 October 2013 In this issue · NVIDIA’s ‘The Way It’s Meant to Be Played’ Montreal event included revolutionary new display technology, killer games and three of the industries brightest minds. New technology and product announcements included GameWorks, NVIDIA GamesStream, GeForce ShadowPlay and more that will change the way you game. …

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Cloud email: living the virtualized life in the flash lane

Cloud email: living the virtualized life in the flash lane by Rob Callaghan of LSI Where did my email go? This week I was dragged into to the virtualized cloud kicking and screaming … well, sort of. LSI has moved me, and all my co-workers, from my nice, safe local Exchange server to one in …

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Downloaded Digital Games Outsell Packaged Product: $23 Billion and Climbing

Downloaded Digital Games Outsell Packaged Product: $23 Billion and Climbing By Andy Watson for Futuresource Consulting 2013 is expected to be a landmark year for digital gaming, with the launch of Sony’s PlayStation 4 and Microsoft’s Xbox One, together with the growing role of non-dedicated gaming platforms, as the boom in smartphone and tablet adoption continues. “Total …

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NVIDIA nTeresting Newsletter – 15 October 2013

NVIDIA nTeresting Newsletter – 15 October 2013 In this Issue: · NVIDIA GeForce GPUs will power the first ever Steam Machines. · A GameStop exec talks up Tegra and SHIELD in his discussion of mobile gaming. · IGN picks best gaming laptops. All picks are GeForce-powered. · Dead on Arrival 2 is out for Android, …

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Teasing Out the Lies in SSD Benchmarking

Most consumers are skeptical when they see a manufacturer whipping out grandiose performance claims. And for good reason. The manufacturer could be stretching the truth, twisting the results, or just being downright misleading. From this distrust grew demand for 3rd-party writers to review products, test claims and provide an unbiased analysis of the device’s performance and other capabilities – as consumers would experience themselves.

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How to Overclock an Intel 4770K Guide

How to Overclock an Intel 4770K Guide Intel C-State allows for the CPU to lower its current frequency along with voltage. C-States vary from C0 (Operating state) down to Haswell’s new C6/C7 in which the CPU is in sleep/hibernation. By default all motherboards will have this enabled typically under the title “Intel-C-State”. When C-State is …

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Intel HD Sandy/Ivy Bridge Linux Graphics Performance On Ubuntu 13.10

Intel HD Sandy/Ivy Bridge Linux Graphics Performance On Ubuntu 13.10 With most of the exciting Intel Mesa open-source Linux graphics driver updates being now about Haswell or Bay Trail (Valley View), it’s been a while since last publishing any benchmarks of previous-generation Intel “Sandy Bridge” and “Ivy Bridge” graphics results with the latest open-source driver …

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Repairing a Cracked / Broken Notebook LCD Screen

Repairing a Cracked / Broken Notebook LCD Screen Just shattered the screen on your laptop? A broken or cracked LCD screen makes a laptop utterly useless, good thing PCSTATS can show you how to replace that busted laptop screen with a minimum of fuss and for less money than a service center charges. PCSTATS will …

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Citrix Virtualization Offers NVIDIA GRID vGPU Virtual Graphics

The world of graphics just got a whole lot bigger with today’s launch of a tech preview from Citrix featuring the latest breakthrough in graphics innovation — NVIDIA GRID vGPU.
NVIDIA GPUs have been providing gamers with amazing experiences for decades. Professional designers have been using our graphics to design everything from soda bottles to supersonic aircraft nearly as long.

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Madden NFL 25 Previews XBOX One and PS4 Graphics Performance

Today marks the launch of the first next-gen Madden NFL 25 Playbook, which is devoted to the visual and graphical details that make Madden NFL 25 shine on next-gen consoles. Utilizing the power of EA SPORTS IGNITE on Xbox One and PlayStation 4, Madden NFL 25 on next-gen consoles will be able to provide 10 times the visual detail and up to four times the texture resolution than ever before.

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NVIDIA nTeresting Newsletter – 30 September 2013

NVIDIA nTeresting Newsletter – 30 September 2013 In this issue: · Our friends at Valve rolled out their living room PC concept with SteamOS and Steam Machine. We’re in favor of any initiative that promotes open-platform gaming and takes advantage of our market-leading Linux support. · Tony Tamasi says PC is the platform for real …

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How 50 Year Old Error Correction Code Gives SSD Flash Memory a Boost

For the uninitiated, low-density parity-check (LDPC) code is an error correction code (ECC) that is used to both detect and correct errors on data that is transmitted from one point to another. All ECC types include correction data, so when information is transmitted with errors, the receiver has enough information to fix the errors without having to ask the source for the data again.

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Building A PC? How To Get The Best Deals On Hardware Parts

Building your own computer and want to get the best deals? You need a strategy that can score red-hot sales before they sell out. My preferred method uses a multi-spectrum approach, focusing on price-alert apps within a tight 14-30 day window.

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Artec Group’s Archeological and Historical 3D Scanning of Borodino Battlefield

Arctic3D Hand-Held 3D Scanning Archeology site in Russia

At the request of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Artec 3D recently scanned a portion of the famous Borodino battlefield where Napoleon was stopped by Russian forces outside of Moscow in 1812. This archeological usage of 3D handheld scanning – instead of photos and drawings – was a major step forward in managing data from archeology sites – providing “layers” of information and extremely fast results: scanning took one hour and post processing took another hour (traditional tools would have taken many days).

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PC Satisfaction Slips: Tablets Outpace Computers

Customer satisfaction drops for household appliances and electronics, but pent-up demand—along with a consumer penchant for the newest technology—has kept sales strong, according to a report released today by the American Customer Satisfaction Index (ACSI).

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Intel Iris Pro Linux Performance Doubles With Driver Upgrades

Intel Iris Pro Linux Performance Doubles With Driver Upgrades Last week I ran a System76 Galago UltraPro Preview with some benchmark results and a special article looking at the Intel Iris Pro 5200, the Haswell graphics cores with 128MB of dedicated video memory stacked onto the die itself. Those tests were done remotely but now …

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Saving The World From Smartphones

Saving The World From Smartphones by Troy Bailey of LSI No, you are not about to read some Luddite rant about how smart phones are destroying our society. I love smart phones and most of you do too. It’s remarkable how quickly we have gone from arguing over the definition of a smart phone to …

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Intel Sees Humans as the Ultimate Mobile Platform

There is not one mobile future, but 7 billion futures, said Intel Fellow and anthropologist Dr. Genevieve Bell at the Intel Developer Forum today. Describing how the human being has always been, and will continue to be, the ultimate mobile platform, Bell illustrated how mobile technology has historically been used to extend our bodies and physical reach, augment our deficiencies and increase our capacity to get things done.

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How The Apple iPhone Is Made

In this infographic we trace the iPhone supply and manufacturing chain. We’re providing snippets of information on both of the existing flagship model plus early breaking rumors for the next-gen iPhones. Did you know, for example, that 90% of all the rare-earth minerals used on an iPhone 5’s circuitry, screen, speakers, and glass cover are mined in China and Inner Mongolia? And did you know that Foxconn might soon be overtaken by Pegatron as Apple’s biggest manufacturing partner in China?

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