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  • ShadowRAM: June 16, 2008
    The 2008 NBA Finals between the Los Angeles Lakers and the Boston Celtics kicked off June 5 in Boston, and we were on-hand for a behind-the-scenes look at Game 1 of the best-of-seven series and the technology that keeps it all running smoothly.
  • Lessons Of A Lifetime
    Most often, people win a lifetime achievement award at the end of their careers. The honor serves more as a retrospect of past glories rather than a harbinger of great things to come. Not so with Bruce Geier.
  • EMC's New Juggling Act With The Channel
    EMC, the once direct-only supplier of high-end storage systems, is increasingly relying on the channel to sell and support its solutions, a trend that is certain to increase after it acquires Iomega.
  • Dell, The Innovator?
    Flashback: It's August 2006. Dell is a direct-only company, it's suffering from the bad publicity of having one of its notebooks blow up at a conference in Japan and its market share is on the verge of a big decline as companies including Hewlett-Packard and Acer are taking away business.
  • AMD Moves To Capitalize On Montevina Delay
    Advanced Micro Devices Inc. showcased its new notebook platform at the Computex show in Taipei, Taiwan, and this month announced the availability of a new dual-core Turion mobile processor and a new 7-series chipset optimized for mobility as part of the product launch code-named Puma.
  • Controller Pairs Price, Performance
    Despite advancements in standardization and the abundance of compatible components, building gaming and high-end graphics workstations still requires finesse. To achieve the best results, there must be a balance between price and performance, and not all RAID controller vendors square the two as well as HighPoint Technologies Inc., Milpitas, Calif., does.
  • A Windows 7 Wish List
    Microsoft isn't offering up many details on what it will include in Windows 7. Here are some suggestions, though.
  • TechBuilder Recipe: Living in a Virtual (Linux) World
    There are good reasons for removing a Linux distro entirely and doing a clean install. For testing and evaluation purposes, however, it's helpful to have multiple systems available simultaneously for comparison. This is where virtual machines come in handy.
  • AMD Prowls For Notebook Wins With Puma
    Advanced Micro Devices launches dual-core Turion X2 Ultra, new chipset, graphics at Computex as part of next-gen mobile platform, as Intel clarifies details on delays to its own Montevina launch.
  • VIA: We Welcome Our New Atom Overlords
    Taiwanese company says it's happy to play second banana to Intel as the chip giant's new low-power brand expands market for MIDs and other small form factors.
  • Intel Delays New Mobile Chips, Chipsets
    Full release of Montevina, Intel's next-gen Centrino notebook platform, is pushed back from early June to early August though some parts will be available on July 14.
  • Phenom Triple-Core Processors Get To Builders
    AMD makes available three new Phenom triple-core desktop processors as part of its packaging of high-definition computing platforms aimed at both enthusiasts and mainstream media users.
  • AMD Shakes Things Up
    Advanced Micro Devices Inc. was a busy chip maker in recent weeks, announcing a major update to its road map and a shake-up of top executives to go along with the creation of a new engineering division.

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