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Articles tagged with: computer hardware

AMD’s A8 Processor Pushed To 4.9GHz

AMD’s A8 Llano APU (accelerated processing unit) has just been taken to new heights in the overclocking world. A Japanese team of computer enthusiasts tried their hand at overclocking with an AMD A8-3850 processor (defaults at 2.9GHz), a Gigabyte GA-A75-UD4H motherboard, and a cooler that runs on liquid nitrogen.

Of course, hardly any enthusiasts use liquid nitrogen to cool their computer hardware, and we definitely don’t think your processor will last very long running at 5GHz, but it’s always cool to be able to say that you did it.

Gigabyte’s ECO500 Wireless Gaming Mouse

The new Gigabyte ECO500 is an awesome new wireless mouse that uses only two AA batteries and provides up to 12 months of battery life. When used with rechargeable batteries, the mouse should last for about 2-5 years with moderate to heavy use.

The mouse itself is equipped with a 1600 DPI (dots per inch) laser sensor. The mouse also has five programmable buttons for customized gaming. With rubber grips on the sides, and a shiny black coating, the ECO500 uses 2.4GHz wireless technology that can work up to 10 meters away from the device.

Gigabyte’s New Motherboard W/ Integrated 20GB SSD

Gigabyte has just unleashed a new motherboard that has an integrated 20GB solid-state drive on the board. The Gigabyte Z68XP-UD3-iSSD is a motherboard that is based on Intel’s Z68 Express chipset and comes bundled with Intel’s 20GB Solid State Drive 311 series. The purpose of the integrated 20GB SSD is not meant as a replacement drive but rather a supplement to existing drives.

What’s so great about having a built-in SSD is that users will be able to directly install their operating system of choice onto the motherboard itself and keep all files and data on their secondary drive.

How To Prevent WikiLeaks

Digital information is driving the success of many companies, but how safe is it against theft or loss? There have been many occurrences of data loss both in the government and private sector. Yaki Faitelson (CEO of Varonis Systems) argues that “better metadata–information about data– plus better authorization and controls” are the three elements to prevent unauthorized information leaks(such as WikiLeaks).
Faitelson backs up his argument in noting that every employee collaborates digitally, sharing a large number of files and e-mails on multiple platforms. The problem in all this sharing is …