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Chances are, you could think of a million and one ways to totally take advantage of having a 40Gbps internet connection installed in your abode, but for one Sigbritt Löthberg -- who actually had such a setup -- she chose to take advantage of it in quite a perplexing way. Reportedly, the 75-yea...

March 31st 2008 at 8:51am 0 Comments
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Gadzooks gamers, Samsung just announced what they are calling the world's fastest memory: GDDR5. The new series five, double-data rate memory chip transfers data at a lickity quick 6Gbps -- about 4x faster while using 20% less power than the GDDR3 memory found in modern GPUs and the PS3. Compare th...

December 3rd 2007 at 2:05am 0 Comments
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While we've seen all sorts of blazing feats over fiber here lately, it's not often that such wide open bandwidth gets piped directly to a home, but a 75-year old Swede recently changed all that when she had a 40Gbps connection installed in her domicile. 'Course, this fine dame is the mum of Swedish...

July 13th 2007 at 8:33am 0 Comments
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Nah, it's no BlueGene L supercomputer, but IBM's latest dual-core microprocessor runs at a cool 4.7GHz while sporting 8MB of total cache per chip. The device reportedly runs "twice as fast" and packs four times the cache as the POWER5, and boasts a processor bandwidth of 300Gbps. Interestingly, the...

May 22nd 2007 at 7:26am 0 Comments
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Champs don't stay that way long in the computer hardware biz, but one way to ensure that the crown stays in the same camp is to one-up yourself before another firm can beat you to the punch. OCZ seems to be feelin' said mantra, as the company's latest Flex XLC RAM overtakes the previous rendition t...

April 21st 2007 at 7:14pm 0 Comments
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Never ones to shy away from "word's x-est" of anything, we're especially excited to see such claims come to bear on the realms of minutes and hours, instead of millimeters and nanoseconds. Mitsubishi is laying claim to the title of "world's fastest washing machine," and is tossing in the title of "f...

March 20th 2007 at 5:17pm 0 Comments
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Ah, companies and their bragging rights. Looks like today's self-proclaimed champion is none other than Seagate, as the firm has claimed that its newly-unveiled 2.5-inch Savvio hard drive spins quicker than any other drive on the block. The Savvio 15K expands upon the existing 2.5-inch "SAS enterpri...

January 16th 2007 at 12:35pm 0 Comments
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Tossing the all-too-common "world's fastest" label on your latest gig seems to happen entirely more frequently than necessary, but researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign are make this claim legitimately. While we've seen those wee transistors ratchet up in speed, these gurus h...

December 12th 2006 at 11:04am 0 Comments
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These haven't been a great couple of months for Mr. Ben Cook of Utah. Just weeks after the then-world's fastest text messager got shown up by some newfangled voice recognition system, a 16 year old from Singapore has stripped him of his geekalicious title -- pending verification by the Guinness Book...

November 14th 2006 at 3:55am 0 Comments
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Ok, so we knew these bad boys were coming, and now they're finally here -- well, almost. Lite-On is setting the burning world on fire with its newly released 20X Super AllWrite LH-20A1P DVD burner. Touting a lighting-fast 20x write speed for single-sided DVD+/-R discs and 8x for DVDs of the dual-la...

November 13th 2006 at 8:01pm 0 Comments