28th May 2007 Archive
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Review AMD who?
Nvidia has never been shy about slicing and dicing its product line-up to meet the needs of specific groups of the graphics-card buying public with the result that you can buy its flagship DirectX 10 GeForce 8800 chip in a number of versions. Nvidia's GeForce 8800 Ultra: GPU view The bread-and butter version is the 8800 …
Reg Hardware 28 May 2007, 08:57
Feature HDMI. DisplayPort. UDI. Three rivals, only one winner. Which will it be?
Take a look at the back of a typical HDTV, and you'll almost certainly see at the very least one or more Scart connectors; a handful of RCA jacks to feed in stereo audio, composite video and component video; and at least one High-Definition Multimedia Interface (HDMI) port... You might even see a VGA or DVI connector to allow …
Reg Hardware 28 May 2007, 11:55
There's a silver lining in every Blu-ray patent cloud
Sony is facing legal action from a Californian company over claims of patent infringement in its use of Blu-ray technology in the PlayStation 3 games console. Target Technology is demanding that three Sony-related companies stop manufacturing and distributing all Blu-ray discs. The firm alleges that the technology used to …
PCs & Chips 28 May 2007, 17:34
Fujitsu Services has formally published an unsolicited offer to buy GFI Informatique, the leading French reseller. The €419m ($569m) offer represents a premium of 19.5 per cent over GFI's closing price last week, the company says. With GFI under its wing, Fujitsu Services would gain a much stronger coverage in France and …
Channel Register 28 May 2007, 19:19
See you in court
Best Buy is to "vigorously defend" a lawsuit filed by the state of Connecticut, accusing the US company of bait and switch tactics to deceive and overcharge customers. The dispute resolves around Best Buy's in-store kiosks. These let customers see what is available in the store and their interface is identical in look and …
Channel Register 28 May 2007, 20:00
Saga appears to be nearing end
Could the RegisterFly mess be wrapping up at last? That appears to be the case, according to ICANN's blog. ICANN announced Friday that RegisterFly and CEO Kevin Medina have been held in contempt of court, and that the preliminary injunction issued by United States District Court Judge Manuel L. Real issued on April 26 had been …
Law 28 May 2007, 20:35
NSFW 3001: A Pants Odyssey
Everyone wants more pleasure with less effort, so humans have used mechanical augmentation for ages: prehistoric dildos and porn, Kama Sutra treatises, lubes, piercings, and lately vibrators and Viagra. But since sex is really all about electrical nerve impulses, shouldn't electronics and signal processing be able to enhance …
Biology 28 May 2007, 21:52
BEA Systems is adding go faster stripes to its Java application server, with two products designed for time-critical work environments. Latency of Java has always been a problem where high numbers of mission-critical transactions are involved. This is because Java stops to collect garbage from application transactions, unlike …
Developer 28 May 2007, 23:27