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Nicole Scott of Netbook News is on the ground for us again and this time she was working the pre-party of NVIDIA's GPU Technology Conference to find out what type of stuff we can expect to see at the event this year.
Nicole ran into Mike DeNeffe, NVIDIA chap looking after GeForce and 3D Vision with the Director of Marketing title. He reckons that GTC is not really a show for his GeForce range of products, but it's more catered for NVIDIA's Quadro and Tesla range.
Although, he does go onto say that there will be some 'awesome' demos on display showing 3D this, 3D that and then more 3D. 3DTV Play, 3D notebooks, 3D surround and indeed 3D 'everything'.
We'll have more coverage from GTC 2010 from today through till Thursday from San Jose.
MSI held its Master Overclocking Arena 2010 Grand Final in Taipei today. It's an event that puts the best overclockers around the world (besides our Deanzo of course, since Australia / NZ was sadly not invited this year) against each other with the same set of common hardware components and benchmarks. Whoever manages to push their system the hardest with aid of loads of LN2 win the competition.
As always with these sorts of events, people get lucky. Not all CPUs and video card GPUs overclock the same, they are not all equal. It is really luck of the draw to see if you will get the best parts. No doubt this year one of the three Swedish teams comprising of Elmor and ME4ME got good parts. However, speaking to other overclockers at the event today, most also agreed that both Swedish overclockers are also very talented. It is after all their second win of MOA after also taking home gold at the event in Beijing, China last year.
There are some shots from the closing ceremony and other shots also from the show in the gallery below. Another nice event put on by MSI overall.
Apple's yearly September "special event" is slated for September 1st, and the rumor mills are abuzz over what they have in store for us. A new iPod Touch, cloud-based iTunes, and Apple TV are among the most kicked around ideas with a new Macbook Air and TV show rentals in the less-likely barrel of rumors.
And the winners are
Well the 2010 GOOC has been over for a little more than a day. We had intended to give you these images and numbers right after the event, but due to some delays in the actual event (power outage for some of the contestants) and a few other things.
With things going on the floor of the GOOC the contestants are working on getting their best scores for MaxMem, SuperPi, Wprime and Pifast.
The event has kicked off with all of the contestants drawing a number for the event and getting all of their gear setup.
Gigabyte's Open Overclocking Competition kicks off in about an hour from now. The contestants and media arrived yesterday and the preparations for the event have all been taken care of.
With intent to help connect Australians with political information and to encourage more participation online, Google is launching its "Google Election 2010" initiative on the 28th of this month which involves Federal politicians, Google engineers, the Australian Electoral Commission, students from local secondary schools, journalists and submitted YouTube videos with questions and/or comments.
The launch event will kick off with a welcome address by Karim Temsamani whom is the Managing Director for Google Australia and NZ. Following that, Google's election initiatives will be officially launched by Google Australia's Engineering Director, Alan Noble. From there will be an address by Kate Lundy, Senator for the ACT and member of the Australian Labor Party then it's onward to speeches by Joe Hockey, MP and Shadow Treasurer of the Aus Liberal Party and Mr Doug Orr, State Manager for NSW division of the Aus Electoral Commission.
Around 600 people voted on our previous poll and we asked you what was going to be hot at Computex Taipei 2010.
Now that the big Asian computer show is done and dusted for another year, it was clear to see what was hot and the big focus was on tablets.
Having noted that though, TweakTown readers voted in USB 3.0 motherboards and devices as being the hottest thing at the show with 34% of the votes. Second place went to tablets which took 26% of the votes and following closely in third place with 20% of the votes went to Google Android devices.
For the actual numbers, go here. In our latest poll, we want to know are you going to buy an Apple iPhone 4? Let us know! Please go here to vote!
COMPUTEX Taipei 2010 - I am back home in the States but still have some Computex news bits to show you guys. First for this evening we have the GIGABYTE booth where the company was showing everything from motherboards and notebooks to server boards and servers.
When we hear GIGABYTE we think awesome desktop motherboards or even USB 3.0 these days but they have been making parts for the entire industry for many years now. Here we see one of the latest workstation boards built for dual Xeon processors and sixteen memory modules.
Making server boards is one thing but GIGABYTE also sells servers as well. Here we see two barebone servers that just need processors, memory and drives supplied by the customer.