NVIDIA haven't been shy in fighting their chipset corner when it comes to Intel's refusal to license the technology to support Nehalem-series processors in their range, and it seems they're now stepping up the assault. Senior NVIDIA VP Daniel Vivoli has gone on record saying that entry-level consumers shouldn't be "denied the ability" by Intel to use NVIDIA's lower-range GPUs.
Video interview after the cut
With HDTVs, Blu-ray players, DVRs, HTPCs and cable boxes all offering YouTube access, it's hard to believe there's a mainstream service out there which hasn't slapped streaming video into their offering. Ironically - given it's all about having a fat pipe for accessing media - Verizon's FiOS TV is a latecomer to the field, with the service just now updated to support browsing and playback of YouTube content all from the TV screen, together with internet radio support.
Of all the mobile device companies out there today, you could make a strong argument for calling Nokia the most misunderstood. Fresh to the table this morning comes the Nokia N8 - capably specified and distinctively "of" the company - a device that on the face of it should slot somewhere in among the Droid Incredible, iPhone and Nexus One for lustworthiness. While the company press machine will happily tell you that more than 1.2bn people, worldwide, use Nokia devices every day - and Nokia enthusiasts can legitimately rival Apple fans for their rabid levels of devotion - there's already a sense among many that the N8 is just the latest flawed icing on a misguided corporate cake. Where is Nokia going wrong?
CyberPower has been making gaming rigs running from entry level to the high-end for a long time. The company has announced its new line of gaming rigs based on the new AMD Phenom II X6 6-core processor. The machines are available in several different price ranges.
Earlier this month ATI launched the most powerful professional level graphics card ever called the FirePro V8800. The downside to the powerful video card was the huge price tag of $1499. ATI has now unveiled new pro video cards that offer less performance than the V8800, but are cheaper as well.
What does 12-megapixels, Carl Zeiss optics and a Xenon flash get you? If you're the Nokia N8 it gets you arguably class-leading photo abilities. Over at Nokia's official blog they've shared some untouched, unedited sample images taken with the new smartphone, and they're looking surprisingly good.
Check out sample shots from the N8 after the cut
Anyone who has watched a movie or the Discovery Channel and seen anything with military night vision tech knows how big and bulky the current generation of night vision goggles are. Not only are night vision goggles bulky, but they need lots of power as well.
Asus is one of the biggest makers of computer hardware and the company has a full line of mainboards that run the gamut from high-end gamer and enthusiast boards to cheap offerings for mainstream users. The AMD Phenom II X6 6-core CPU has gone official now along with the AMF 890FX chipset.
I am very glad to see technology coming to the market that allows 3D in the home without needing to wear glasses. I hope all the makers of 3D TVs that are looking to charge an extra $150 per pair or more for active glasses quickly sees their tech become obsolete next to displays that don’t need glasses.