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    Ultrasone Signature PRO Headphones Launch in North America

    You aren't missing anything, except the frequencies that are higher than 1/2 of the sampling frequency (and which often are deliberately filtered off to avoid aliasing). As simple as that. As long as the sound you're sampling doesn't contain frequencies higher than 1/2F_s you'll be able to...
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    Ultrasone Signature PRO Headphones Launch in North America

    Native CD frequency? I guess you mean the sampling rate. If you've got a very well mastered recording (not that common these days), what you'll get is around 20Khz at most as upper bound. Keep in mind that most of the time, a wide frequency range is given mostly to emphasize that the product...
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    Your Paid For Windows 8 Metro Apps: Microsoft's Handy Big Brother Kill Switch

    Nothing really new here. All OS-s are moving this way, now I heard some time ago that even Ubuntu's package repository includes some payed stuff as well. Maybe the rules aren't so stringent there but anyway, I don't like the idea. I dig the good old times of plain desktops and CD content.
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    Small, High Resolution Windows Laptops Coming In 2012 - Thanks To Apple

    I read a very nice explanation @anandtech once for why most people need around 300dpi of resolution for text displayed in a range comparable with that when reading a book. I don't think there's much to argue about it, 300dpi (or ppi, if you wish) or something similar is useful for a smartphone...
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    PHANTEKS TC14PE Now Available for Purchase

    Can't help but agree. Check the best twin tower design from 5 years ago, check out the best one you can find in retail right now. We're talking 2-3 degrees difference in cooling performance, no show stopper by any means. If you like the cooler color and you're ready to spend the bucks over...
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    Prolimatech Launches Aluminum Vortex Silver Wings 140 mm Fan

    Alu is for pussies, give me my carbon-fibre fan for 50€ and I'll buy 8 for all my PCs at home. Really, those guys must be out of their mind.
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    Review Consensus: AMD FX Processor 8150 Underwhelming

    If someone remembers the Quad FX platform, it was supposed to work better with the then unreleased Windows Vista, which was supposed to handle NUMA better than XP. Both QFX and Vista faded into oblivion. The bottom line should be clear, don't rely on a OS to make your CPU shine. I thought AMD...
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    Review Consensus: AMD FX Processor 8150 Underwhelming

    All those fake screenshots and "faster than 990X" claims really made me believe that something big was coming from the green camp. I think they really rushed it out a bit, but on the other hand releasing a Thuban-class CPU alongside Ivy Bridge would have made it downright obsolete from day one...
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    Ivy Bridge CPUs Feature PCI-Express 3.0

    Sandy and Ivy should be pin compatible, so if you've got a 1155 board, you should be fine.
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    Ivy Bridge CPUs Feature PCI-Express 3.0

    There is one very nice side to this piece of news, if some vendor comes up with the idea of splitting those lanes in 4x4 you get quad SLI/CrossFireX for the masses :) I'd say 3 midrange cards would do a nice job blowing everything else away, plus there are still 4 lanes (~8 2.0 lanes) for...
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    Khronos Releases Final WebGL 1.0 Specification, Brings Accelerated 3D without Plugins

    It's more about what your browser can do and not so much about zillions of megabytes traffic. I can think of a very nice example, actually. With a canvas element you can generate fairly complex graphics in just say 20 rows of code, which is in fact a lot less than having to transport all the...
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    Intel Slips In 120 GB Postville X25-M G2 SSD

    Right now, a 120GB Onyx 2 can be had for ~160€ in Germany, and a 60GB Vertex 2 - for ca. 95€. No matter how you put it, at 210€ the Intel drive is way too overpriced. I suspect that for all practical purposes, the Sandforce drives are also faster, which makes the price even more off-scale. Well...
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    Cooler Master UCP 900 W Receives the Coveted 80 Plus Gold Efficiency Certification

    The first 80+ Gold certificate went to SeaSonic, I think, so this CM isn't the first 90%+ PSU around... Anyway, I'm curious what's inside - it's very likely to be aChannel Welll, they've got quite a few Gold models listed on 80plus.org, including a 950W monster.
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    Athlon X2 7750 BE Unlocked to Quad-Core

    I enjoyed that about the world supremacy, sounds cool :)) The only cath is that selling quad-cores for the price of dual-cores amid tough economical climate isn't exaclty what AMD needs right now. I would enjoy a crippled Phenom sold as a single-core Sempron, however. Now THAT would be a bargain...
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    Intel Releases New Firmware for its X18-M and X25-M Solid-State Drives

    The best just got better :) Should have been right from the start, though.
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    Super Talent Announces World’s First Commercially Available 512 GB 2.5-Inch SSD

    I suggest trying that on a "premium" SSD :) The copying/moving part may be a bit trickier than it seems :)
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    Super Talent Announces World’s First Commercially Available 512 GB 2.5-Inch SSD

    The catch is in the PR itself, extremely high sequential reads/writes. Nobody ever dares speaking of 4kb random read/write performance. I guess it sucks just as 95% of those OCZ/Corsair/Patriot/(name one) wanna-be SSDs. The only positive thing I see about this "premium product" is that SSD...
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    OCZ Achieves 80 Plus Gold and Silver Efficiency with New Z-Series Power Supplies

    The manufacturer is likely to be SeaSonic, they were the first to achieve 80 Plus Gold several months ago, and I think they've cooperated with OCZ before (or was it Corsair? too many n-tier brands those days..)
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    Super Talent Develops 2048 GB PCIe RAID SSD with 1.3 GB/sec Throughput

    This doesn't mean a thing before some rigorous testing concerning reliability/durability. I really don't care much about n-tier players like SuperTalent etc., the only thing they do is rebranding and very little own research. If I owned a server that would need this speed (and ammount of fast...
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    Fusion-io Announces the ioDrive Duo - The World's Fastest and Most Innovative SSD

    It isn't bootable by now (see here), but that doesn't hurt much what it's intended for. Remarkable device, clearly the way to go. Maybe several years from now similar drives won't be uncommon on desktops, too. EDIT: I thought about the possibilities these things offer to developers - if you...
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    Buffalo Out with New Netbook External DVD Burner

    Damn right. Either people are getting smarter, or poorer (much more probable) - anyway, fewer are inclined to buy new stuff, given they already have enough of it (or similar) in stock. I don't think vendors are going to get this straight with new labels, though. Who knows, we'll wait and see.
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    NVIDIA to Try and Develop x86 CPU in Two to Three Years

    I don't see the point in "why should Intel decide who will make x86 chips" or so... Well, somebody invented Coca Cola some time ago, and now you can't simply go out and sell something named Coce with the exact same ingedients... You can make something slighly different, but in the computer...
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    Buffalo Out with New Netbook External DVD Burner

    And what's so "netbook" about it, anyway? Sounds exactly as "iPod compatible" earbuds and "Vista optimized" RAM... S**t, I hate PR language.
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    Safari 4 Beta Tested, Gives IE7 a Sound Thrashing at JavaScript Performance

    I don't care at all about the JavaScript processing speed of browsers, and I never had the feeling any of the browsers I'de used was slow. They're are close enough, that's it. The only thing that counts for me is functionality, and Opera has by far the most functional and flexible interface...
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    WD Officially Launches Industry's First 2 TB 3.5-inch Hard Drive

    Seagate Momentus 7200.4. http://www.seagate.com/www/en-us/products/laptops/momentus/momentus_7200.4/