With 3-D devices and holograms on the horizon, storage will never be the same. Floppy discs, CD-ROMs, DVDs -- it seems that every time a better way to store your data comes along, you just get more data to fill up all the extra space. And now that people are increasingly looking for places to keep their digital music downloads -- and maybe soon their digital movies -- it's not hard to imagine that even the mighty DVD will one day join the floppy on the scrap heap of storage devices.
The Duke of URL has posted its review of Abit's Siluro MX400. Abit's Siluro MX400 is based on the GeForce2 MX400 chipset and sports 64 MB of 5.5 ns DDR SDRAM. The review covers benchmarks of both Linux and Windows performance.
Recently, all the talk about NVIDIA has been around nForce and Xbox. However, the company's core business is still PC graphics boards. After a few delays, the long-awaited GeForce3 cards are now hitting the shelves. TomsHardware tested boards from Asus, Elsa, Hercules, Gainward, Leadtek, MSI and Visiontek. Check out the full story here.
As attempted billion-dollar heists go, this one was unobtrusive. There wasn't a pile of cash in the room or a trove of jewels stashed in a vault. The target was far more ethereal. Inside a banquet room at the Crystal City Stouffer Hotel outside Washington, D.C., a computer industry committee was debating elements of a new standard for memory chips. As happens in these settings, heavyweight competitors--IBM, Hewlett-Packard, Samsung, and Toshiba among them--were working together to decide the shape of the next generation of chips.
Digital camera vendors are showing no sign of slowing the pace of increasing image resolution. Sony, Toshiba, Casio, and Olympus all introduced 4-megapixel digital cameras costing less than $1000 at or shortly before PC Expo last week, and Minolta introduced the first 5-plus-megapixel consumer model, the 5.24-megapixel Dimage 7, at the show. However, several digicam makers are trying to capture customers with less pricey models.