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Daily News Round #2 for February 10, 2004

Daily News Round #2 news post from TweakTown's online news computing and technology content pages for February 10, 2004
By: Steve Dougherty | Posted: Feb 11, 2004 4:59 am

- New Stylish "Expand Box" By Gigabyte

Gigabyte have today launched their new "Expand Box" device. It fits into a 3.5" bay and allows for easy accessibility to your firewire, USB, and audio line-in/out jacks. More details in their official news release. Personally, I have to say I don't know why companies produce these sorts of devices anymore, with almost all PC cases nowadays (be it on the cheap or not) already having built-in USB/firewire/audio jacks at the front or top. Oh well, to each their own.


The Gigabyte Expand Box provides easy access to traditionally rear-mounted ports such as USB, FireWire, and audio jacks and combines them all into one single unit. The device can be easily inserted into any 3.5-inch external drive bay and secured using included screws. Installation of the Expand Box is straightforward and requires only its internal IEEE 1394, USB 2.0 and audio ports to be connected to the respective headers on the motherboard. There is no requirement for software drivers- just plug and play! With the Gigabyte Expand Box, users also no longer need to become frustrated with the difficulty of locating hard to reach ports and connectors behind your computer. Fewer connected peripherals also mean fewer tangled cables at the back of your computer to allow you to move your PC with ease!


- Technical Support Of New XGI Products


XGI handed out a press release today announcing that they are set to begin technical support of their XGI 9880 and 9900XP graphics products with a dedicated software team, whilst maintaining full tech support of aforementioned products since July'03. They also guarantee driver updates on a frequent basis as demand for them inevitably continues. You can obtain the full PR here.


"Because of different architecture from XGI™ latest Volari™ GPUs, XGI™ has a dedicated software team to maintain certain professional and industrial graphics solutions such as XGI™ 9880 and 9900XP," said by Robert Fang, VP of Marketing at XGI™ Technology Inc. "XGI will keep updating any necessary drivers and utility to ensure customers of XGI™ legacy products."


- Articles and Reviews from around the Web

- Life is too connected to computers @ The Inquirer
- Siemens Readies PenPhone @ PC World
- Unofficial Windows 98 SE Service Pack 1 released @ WinXP Central
- The Heelys : Heels On Wheels @ Rojak Pot
- RightMark Memory Analyzer - Universal CPU/Chipset/RAM Benchmark @ Ixbt-Labs
- CasEdge Diabolic Mid Tower Case @ A True Review
- OCZ PC3200 Platinum Limited Edition Memory @ PC Stats
- 64-Bit Computer Gaming @ Avault


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