Pipex takes new broadband tack
Pipex is following hot on the heels of Lixxus and PlusNet, with high speed 'Pay-As-You-Go' broadband services.
It's new Pipex Lite range of services allows customers to have a 2Mbps connection and a monthly data allocation of 2GB, 5GB and 15GB a month. Additional capacity can be prebooked at ?2. ...more
PC Pro: MSI X52P price correction
In the September issue, the price and code for the MSI X52P combo drive were incorrect. This was due to Simply supplying us with the price and code for the plain MSI 52x CD-RW drive and not the combo drive with additional bezels.
The correct Simply code for the X52P is YD75174 and the correct price is ?25 ex VAT (?30 inc VAT). ...more
Lindy stands firm on floppies
Lindy launches a USB Floppy Drive that will once again enable users to access 3.5" floppy disks on their PC or Mac.
Costing ?29. ...more
Researchers at HP latch on to the successor to transistors
Researchers at Hewlett Packard think they may have come up with the successor to the transistor. In the future a 'crossbar latch' technique could provide the kind of switching at the molecular level currently performed by silicon based semiconductors.
The crossbar approach where tiny meshes of wires overlap each other has been a subject of intense investigation among nanotechnology researchers because they are relatively easy to manufacture and extremely high densities can be achieved. ...more
AMD unveils its Griffin and Puma
AMD has revealed details of its next-gen mobile processor, codenamed 'Griffin', and part of the 'Puma' platform.
The company claims Griffin is the first processor redesign aimed specifically at the mobile market. The 65nm dual-core chip is notable for its attempt to wrestle further power efficiencies from its hardware components and the silicon integration of NorthBridge functionality (memory controllers and PCIe management) on its own power plane. ...more