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#1027| source: c|net by maximum3d on Tue Nov 05 2002 
ST builds chips for gene detection
The chip, technically called a MEMS (microelectromechanical system), essentially performs several of the tasks involved in scanning DNA for genes, a process that normally requires a battery of laboratory equipment, according to Barbara Grieco, business development manager in ST's printhead and microfluidics business unit. Additionally, the chip needs only few drops of blood to conduct tests, less than current testing procedures, and performs tests more rapidly.
#1026| source: The Register by maximum3d on Tue Nov 05 2002 
Fujitsu admits potentially defective HDDs
The papers lodged with the court in California, in the $50 million action between Cirrus Logic and Fujitsu (of Japan), confirm what observers had already guessed, that - contrary to the blasť denials of any notable problems - there is indeed an officially acknowledged problem with the MPG3xxx series of drives. And Fujitsu knew the massive scale and scope of the problem at least 18 months ago. Cirrus Logic's case against Fujitsu for breach of contract was filed on 19th October 2001 - over a year ago, as was Fujitsu's counterclaim for breach of contract & breach of warranty.
#1025| source: by crossbow on Tue Nov 05 2002 
Intel Releases Next Gen Xeon
Feel the Empire's grip tighten...1-2 meg L3 cache Xeon MP's.
#1024| source: by crossbow on Tue Nov 05 2002 
Vinyl's Back Baby!
Vinyl CD-R' up, Disco Coolers.

#1023| source: by crossbow on Tue Nov 05 2002 
NV30 Performance Numbers
Here's some graphs, charts, and pictures of NV30 stuff. Legit? Up to you to decide.
#1022| source: by crossbow on Tue Nov 05 2002 
Hercules Goes Pro
Hercules adds the Radeon 9500 and 9700 pro to their card lineup, sweeting the deal with a copy of No one lives forver 2. Heck ya. Where's the dang NV30's already. I need some nvidia love.
#1021| source: by crossbow on Mon Nov 04 2002 
Nvidia Stops Ti 4600 Production
A quick story notes that Nvidia is preparing to stop all Ti 4600 production...with the 8x AGP Ti 4200 card being the primary seller. Makes you wonder what they might be using those ti 4600 lines for :).
#1020| source: by crossbow on Mon Nov 04 2002 
Radeon 9700 Pro to the Max
Maximum3d posts their review of the 9700 pro. Hows it do? Well if you don't know by now, you might not be a computer geek?
#1019| source: by crossbow on Mon Nov 04 2002 
Save Your Bios, Save Your Sanity
The Bios Savior, friend of friends when that dreaded boot block fails to write. If your ever hesitant about flashing your bios, pick up one of these bad boys so that you can finally sleep well at night.
#1018| source: by crossbow on Mon Nov 04 2002 
ATI Wonder's Around
Looking for an all in one card to complete your video savy needs? Guess whats best of all about it? It comes with morrowind!

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