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Windows 7: How Low Can You Go?

Windows 7: How Low Can You Go?

With Windows 7 running smoothly on our Atom-based machines, it was time to see what we could do with much older Athlon and Intel Pentium 4-based systems. Will it even run? We take the plunge to find out.

NVIDIA's Ion 'Cannon' Lock and Loaded!

NVIDIA's Ion 'Cannon' Lock and Loaded!

NVIDIA has readied its Ion platform and is aiming it squarely at Intel with a very competitive integrated GPU chipset for the Intel Atom processor. Boasting HD video playback of up to 1080p quality and a really small form factor, could this be the perfect match for the Intel Atom?

From a Gigabyte to a Terabyte - 10 Years of Storage Development

From a Gigabyte to a Terabyte - 10 Years of Storage Development

Remember the days when one gigabyte seemed like all the storage space you'll ever need? Now, 500GB hard drives are commonplace and one terabyte hard drives are no longer head turners. Join us as we take a look back at the last ten years in storage development.

Getting Jiggy With Windows 7 - Installing the Beta

Getting Jiggy With Windows 7 - Installing the Beta

No external optical drive but itching to install Win7 on your Intel Atom-based machines? Fret not, the latest Windows 7 OS from Microsoft allows you to install it from a USB drive. Find out how.

CUDA from NVIDIA - Turbo-Charging High Performance Computing

CUDA from NVIDIA - Turbo-Charging High Performance Computing

In our previous article, we've already offered an introduction into the world of parallel computing, the benefits it'll bring and the obstacles it has to overcome. Now, we take a look closer look at one of the technologies that is powering it. CUDA, from NVIDIA.

ZoneOut: Oh Where Will My Sony VAIO Pocket Fit?

ZoneOut: Oh Where Will My Sony VAIO Pocket Fit?

Oh where, oh where, will it fit? With its small size, and its profile so thin, there's definitely more places it can fit besides one's pocket. We let you in on our findings and our overall experience with the gorgeous looking Sony VAIO Pocket.

The Brave Parallel Worlds of GPU Computing

The Brave Parallel Worlds of GPU Computing

Tapping into the immense power of the GPU for general purpose computing is only in its nascent stage. But with OpenCL ratified and ready to bring a common standard to this field, get set for more developments in GPU computing. Read on to find out why it matters.

Voodoo Beginnings - 10 Years of GPU Development

Voodoo Beginnings - 10 Years of GPU Development

The graphics card has certainly come a long way. Join us as we take a trip down memory lane to the humble beginnings of the 3D graphics card, to the days when 3dfx still existed and NVIDIA cards still had a sensible nomenclature.

AMD's Dragon Unleashed - Overclocking the Phenom II

AMD's Dragon Unleashed - Overclocking the Phenom II

One of the more significant advantages that AMD touts of its new Phenom II chip is its ability to overclock higher than its predecessor. Is this overclocking edge sufficient to restore the enthusiasts' faith in AMD? We pushed our Phenom II X4 940 Black Edition to find out.

Surf's Up with Mobile Web Browsers

Surf's Up with Mobile Web Browsers

For the Internet junkies, web browsers have become an integral part of their lives. But if you need your fix on the road, which web browser will you go for? We take a look at a few mobile web browsers, and give you a few insights of each of them in this feature article.

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