And also today (16-August-2001), for the record...
Here, in brief, are some of the day's other stories.
Men flirt, women work According to a new survey, carried out by the marketing company edesigns.co. ...more
News roundup... [24/06/2002]
Here, in brief, are some of the day's other stories. Microsoft's IM goes mobile; Digital rights case broadened; Next-gen ADSL; Artistes suffer from geek fans.. ...more
Taiwanese manufacturer Soltek announces new 'Prescott' motherboards
Mobo manufacturer Soltek has launched a new 'Pro' top of the line motherboard, which is said to support the new 'Prescott' range of Intel Pentium processors due out by the end of the year.
The SL-865Pro-FGR mainboard supports Intel Socket 478 microprocessors and Hyper Threading technology.
The mobo is based around the Intel 865PE chipset and features a 400/533/800 MHz Front Side Bus and supports Dual Channel DDR SDRAM running at speeds of 400, 333 and 266 MHz. ...more
AMD takes the wraps off Turion X2 64
Appearing a week later than expected, AMD has announced its Turion 64 X2 processors. The 64-bit dual-core mobile processors will be supplied in a range of clock speeds ranging from 1.6GHz for the entry-level model (TL-50) up to 2GHz (TL-60) for the top-end device with 2MB of L2 cache. ...more
IBM saves the planet from out of space objects
IBM is proudly proclaiming the role of one of its SP supercomputers, in the Maui High Performance Computing Centre, as helping the US Air Force identify stray objects in outer space, including those that may be hurtling earthwards.
Maui is one of the Hawaiian islands and the computer is part of a $10 million contract awarded to IBM to upgrade the supercomputing facility.
The machine - digitally enhancing images from ground-based telescopes - will enable the US to monitor the skies for craft launched by other countries, debris left in space by astronauts, and, no doubt, any other unidentified objects. ...more