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Computer hard drives perform better, last longer with novel polyester lubricant
Much discussed among computer circles is the so-called end of Moore's Law and its predictions of ever-smaller circuits. Less known is a challenge facing the next generation of hard disk drives: lubricant coatings that can hold up to faster speeds and denser data.


Intel to throttle power by enhancing silicon
 Depending on the goals of the chip designer, circuits made on the 65-nanometer process can boost performance or cut power consumption or do both, but Intel is putting a definite accent on energy conservation. (65-nanometer refers to the average size of features of a chip. A nanometer is a billionth of a meter.)


 Logitech Unveils the World´s First Laser Mouse

The leading manufacturer of computer mice, today announced the Logitech® MX™1000 Laser Cordless Mouse, the world´s first mouse to use laser illumination and tracking. Combining laser with Logitech´s powerful MX processing engine and Fast RF™ wireless technology, the Logitech MX1000 Laser Cordless Mouse sets a new performance benchmark for responsiveness and accuracy.,contentid=9389,crid=34


Hard Disk Speed Limit Found
If there is an article of faith in computer science, it's that everything can keep getting faster and faster. But scientists say they've discovered an apparent speed limit that will restrict how quickly data can be written onto disks and then retrieved.
The good news: This limit is about 1,000 times faster than today's state-of-the-art data storage devices.


Intel chips take a new number
Intel plans to assign a new numbering system to its Pentium and Celeron processors in order to better illustrate their performance to consumers, according to a source familiar with the company's plans. The chip giant is expected to begin the practice with the launch of its latest Pentium M processor, which is due in the second quarter. Pentium 4 and Celeron chips will also get model numbers, as Intel aims to get the system in place by summer, the source said.


Surround Sound Now Part of MP3s
 A way to add surround sound to MP3 files has been discovered by the Fraunhofer Institute in a way that doesn't significantly increase file size. In July of 2004, products will appear to utilize this new technology.    
The technology was shown to the public at the Cebit technology fair in Hanover, Germany. The new encoding procedure amounts to adding a small amount of information regarding the track's spatial characteristics.
New devices/new software will be needed to experience the surround sound effects. Before, surround sound meant recording on different channels to deliver the effect. MP3s were too small for this to work so this encoding solves the problem.


Order the Windows Security Update CD
The Windows Security Update CD will be shipped to you FREE of charge. This CD includes Microsoft critical updates released through October 2003 and information to help you protect your PC. In addition, you will also receive a free antivirus and firewall trial software CD.

This CD is only available for Windows XP, Windows Me, Windows 2000, Windows 98, and Windows 98 Second Edition (SE).


Office XP Service Pack 3 (SP3)
Office XP Service Pack 3 (SP3) provides the latest updates to Microsoft Office XP. SP3 contains significant security enhancements, in addition to stability and performance improvements. This service pack applies to any level of Office XP. It contains all updates included in Office XP Service Pack 1 (SP1) and Office XP Service Pack 2 (SP2), and updates released after SP2.


 Toshiba's coin-size HDD recognised by Guinness as world's smallest

TOKYO (AFP) - Japanese electronics giant Toshiba said its coin-sized hard-disk drive (HDD) had been recognised by the Guinness book of records as the smallest in the world.

 The 0.85 inch (about 2.1 centimeters) drive, unveiled in January, has storage capacity of two to four gigabytes and is small enough to be used in mobile phones, digital camcorders and portable storage devices, Toshiba Corp. said in a statement Tuesday.


Microsoft XP Reloaded

 Microsoft, pondering ways to enhance Windows XP after releasing Service Pack 2 later this year, is considering releasing an interim update before Longhorn.  The company is considering the strategy change under the project name Windows XP Reloaded.,aid,115001,00.asp

Last Updated: 071005

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