SpaceX launches first Starlink broadband satellites
Plans a total of 12,000.
Promises performance or power-draw boosts.
The Obsidian Series makes a welcome return.
The EU is set to impose a 14% import tariff on all LCD screens 19" and larger that are not produced in European Union countries. Only The Netherlands has imposed it thus far, but other countries will follow very soon.
Rumours surrounding an AGP-based Radeon X1000-series video card have been coming increasingly real over the last few weeks. Today, GECUBE has announced the world's first AGP Radeon X1000-series video cards.
Excessive? Yes. Will enthusiasts buy this board because it's excessive? Probably, yes. A couple of layout flaws marr an otherwise excellent board - we go in depth to find out where this flies and where it falls.
UPDATED: Initially, it was thought that the group of technologies that come under the guise of Avivo would only work on ATI's Radeon X1000-series. We're hosting a version that is said to work on most, if not all video cards.
ATI has extended its X1000 range of cards with a software update that some cool functionality. H.264 decoding in hardware, as well as lightning fast transcoding of video is on offer. We take an initial look at the software, ahead of its release later this week.
We have the details on the range of processors that AMD will be introducing next year. How about a dual-core FX-62 with a 333MHz HyperTransport bus and DDR 2 support? Sounds good to us.
It's called Windows Live Messenger, and it looks sort of the same with some interesting tweaks. Personalisation is the name of the game.
Toshiba says HD DVD copy protection isn't ready yet, and delays the launch of their players. Will this hand Blu-ray the advantage?
A comprehensive deal means that Intel will be in your BMW cars, as well as powering the F1 team. Full details inside.
Remember Marvel suing NCsoft because you could create Wolverine-a-likes in City of Heroes? That's all sorted now.
Strengthening its mainboard chipset division, NVIDIA has added the Taiwanese southbridge designer to its own empire. Better nForce chipsets are to come, but how will this affect ATI?
Having challenged Intel to a showdown, AMD are now declaring themselves the winner of the Dual-Core Duel. Top 10 List inside why Intel didn't show.
ATI's new flagship could now be called Radeon X1900 when released in late January. We talk specification, and NVIDIA's response, the G71.
Following on from its first, Epia-based appearance in these pages, beblu has produced a machine that uses a Pentium 4 mobile chip for greater computing horsepower. Does it solve the niggles that we saw in the first revision of the case? It seems that way.
If you normally get socks for Christmas, why not ask for something a little different? These boxer shorts have a funky little iPod pouch sewn in.
The X1800 XT OC is the latest weapon in the NVIDIA / ATI war of attrition. A little slower than the 7800 GTX 512MB, it is at least (at last?) available to buy.
The Revolution, as with every other next-gen platform, will use displacement mapping. Nintendo have gone and patented some new hardware which optimises the technique.
Creative have launched a competitor to the iPod video, called the Zen Vision:M. They're not just after them in the stores though - there's talk of a lawsuit.
ATI has released the December edition of its Catalyst 5-series drivers today. However, we understand that the Catalyst Crew will be releasing another driver before the year comes to a close.
Creative has just launched a new version of it's Zen audio / video players - they seem to have a decidedly Granny Smith flavour...
Intel have been working with Brit company Qinetiq, brewing up new, faster chip compounds
The video store gets an upgrade, with content from NBC - as well as the previous content from ABC - now available. Good times!
Not long ago, ATI gave its partners the go-ahead on shipping overclocked versions of the recently-launched Radeon X1000-series. GECUBE looks set to intro a Radeon X1800XT 'Extreme Edition' that comes with a 700MHz core speed.
Komplett has jumped the gun on the launch of GeForce 6800 GS AGP. It looks like the card will be launched next week. There are no firm details on clock speeds just yet, but we expect it to be clocked at the same speeds as the PCI-Express version.
There are rumours that Intel Macs will launch at MacWorld in January, but Taiwanese sources are saying that they won't be available until June. Who knows? We have the speculation.
Looking for a PCI-Express video card for around £80? We might have just what you're looking for right here. We find out how XFX's GeForce 6600 DDR2 and MSI's Radeon X1300 Pro 256MB match up against each other, and also find out how good GeForce 6600 DDR2 SLI is.