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Daily News Round #1 for December 30, 2003

Daily News Round #1 news post from TweakTown's online news computing and technology content pages for December 30, 2003
By: Steve Dougherty | Posted: Dec 30, 2003 12:35 pm

- Sony High Speed NetMD

After reading up on this review about Sony's new NetMD player, it's made quite clear that the new "NetMD" technology by Sony is several steps ahead of it's predecessor (original MD). We have a potential "Mp3 flash player" killer here.


Sony has a reputation for producing quality audio products. Today we take a look at one of their newest high speed Network MiniDisc player/recorders. The MZN510CKKIT comes with many appealing features that make it a viable choice in this mp3 player dominated market. This high speed NetMD has a recording speed of 32X, plays raw mp3 files, Atrac3, wav, or wma, comes complete with a car kit and finally has 56 hours of playtime on a single AA battery! As previous owners of a Sony MD player/recorder we were eager to see how things have changed and are these changes good or bad?


- New Reactor drivers for XGI Volari family

We've just recieved info from XGI in the form of a press release regarding a new driver suite for their recent line of Volari series graphics cards. The Reactor™ driver V.1.01.51 is said to provide some nice performance and image quality enhancements along with several other bug fixes etc.


If you own one of these puppys, you can obtain these latest drivers over at XGI's support & downloads page.


Taipei, December 30th , 2003 --- XGI™ Technology Inc, an innovative graphics chipsets supplier, today releases latest Reactor™ driver V.1.01.51 to provide unprecedented performance and image quality on both Microsoft® DirectX® 9.0 and OpenGL® applications. Reactor™ driver provided by talented XGI™ software engineers delivers unmatched compatibility, stability, and reliability across all XGI™ Volari™ GPUs.


"XGI™ Reactor™ driver suite is based on best stability, optimized performance, ease of use, unprecedented image quality, and multiple functions by frequent updates." said Mr. Jonathan Shyi, Vice President of Product and Technology Development at XGI™ Technology Inc. "XGI™ will be always looking to add new features into Reactor™ driver suite and to optimize image quality with latest-released games. Currently, software development team is aiming to release one Reactor™ driver suite every month as our target. XGI™ is going to ensure delivering best image quality and being most compatible with all PC games.


Mr. Chris Lin, CEO of XGI™ Technology Inc. also says "XGI™ exerts its strength to ensure that Volari™ GPUs have the best hardware design and software support. By frequently releasing XGI™ Reactor™ driver, XGI™ will guarantee to deliver not only cinematic computing experience, but also ultimate product quality of Volari™ family to all customers."


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- Xoxide Optical Fan Mouse @ Extreme MHZ
- All-in-One Handhelds @ Futurelooks


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