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Seagate Backup Plus Slim External USB 3.0 2TB Hard Drive Review
A Month's Worth of HEXUS Tech News - A Month's Worth of HEXUS Tech News
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Intel is preparing to annihiliate NVIDIA: the war is on

Razer Mako omni-directional speakers
Razerguy shows off the Mako speaker system, with funky touch-controls and omni-directional THX sound technology... whatever that means...

AMD Phenom X3 8750: tri-core Phenom to challenge Intel's Core 2 Duo?
AMD's tri-core Phenom X3 processor aims to fill the void between dual-core and quad-core. Does it succeed?

 Jodie Kidd on racing, gaming and Mario Kart
At the launch of Mario Kart on the Wii, Nick sits down to chat with Jodie Kidd, model, race driver and gamer... sadly also into horses and horseboxes...

Competition time: Inno3D GeForce 9600 GT and 9800 GX2 up for grabs! is giving our readers the opportunity to win an Inno3D GeForce 9600 GT OC and a 9800 GX2!

Sapphire's non-conventional Radeon HD 3800 cards go head-to-head
We pit two non-reference Sapphire Radeon HD 3800-series cards against one another and tell you if either offer good value.

SCAN2HEXUS reloaded - now simpler, easier, and open to all!
Our exclusive SCAN2HEXUS Loyalty Programme is now open to all HEXUS community members.

Compro Technology accused of GPL violation
Taiwanese TV card manufacturer, Compro Technology, has been accused of violating several GPL clauses.

What to pay for your desktop RAM in late May 2008
DDR3 pricing has dropped by around 20 per cent in two months, but is that enough to make it competitive? We tell you and give recommendations on what to buy.

Three-way budget graphics card shootout: what do you get for £30?
We tell you what's worth buying in the super-budget discrete graphics-card market. Got £30 or less to spend? Read this.

abit sets the rumour-mongers straight: report the facts!
Off-hand reporting does little to benefit the industry, we reckon

Toshiba's lightweight Dynabook features unreleased AMD Puma technology
AMD's unreleased Puma platform on show: looks impressive

Gigabyte Centrino 2 laptop months ahead of schedule
But the problem-causing WiFi card is missing

Foxconn's Intel G45 board ready to challenge AMD 780G
But will Intel produce quality DX10 drivers anytime soon, we wonder?

NVIDIA strikes back: targets Intel Atom with Tegra SoC
NVIDIA unveils its Tegra system-on-a-chip at COMPUTEX '08.

Computex early bird round-up
As they prepare for the opening of Computex 2008, the booth babes make their final preparations.

Gigabyte's G45 board set to appeal to home theater crowd
Cheap and cheerful G45-equipped motherboard set for HTPC chassis

10in ASUS Eee 1000 offers more than just a bigger screen
ASUS' Eee 1000 will provide a bigger screen, double the RAM and quadruple the storage capacity.

GIGABYTE lets slip AMD and NVIDIA's next-gen graphics cards
Will next-gen cards from AMD and NVIDIA be on show at COMPUTEX '08? Our exclusive images suggest so.

Sapphire's 3D monitor suitable for ATI graphics cards
Depth of field has never looked so good.

Sapphire to launch super-high-resolution monitor: 56 inches of fun
And a mind-numbing 3,840x2,160 resolution. Yours for £30K.

Puma and Centrino 2 laptops from MSI
Over in the more traditional lappy section MSI have a couple of interesting offerings, namely the GX630 and GX720

Arctic Cooling unveil 2000mm fan
Apparently the MegaBlower2000 is aimed at the overclocking enthusiast who can’t afford the expensive liquid nitrogen option

NVIDIA showcases VIA's Nano platform
NVIDIA and VIA cosy up together, produce Nano-supporting GeForce love.

Hands-on with the Acer Aspire One: an ASUS Eee PC-beater?
We take the Acer Aspire One for a test run and see if it has the credentials to offer the Eee PC a run for its money

GIGABYTE shows off AMD's unreleased Radeon HD 4850 - "FAST"!
AMD's next-gen graphics card has yet to be released, but that hasn't stopped GIGABYTE from giving us an early look.

Gainward's packaging spills juicy details on upcoming GeForce GTX280 and 260 GPUs
Frame-buffer sizes, memoy width, shader counts, SLI: it's all in here.

Foxconn X58 board supports Intel Nehalem: LGA1366 ahoy
The CPU isn't out for almost six months but supporting boards are ready to go.

Biostar showcases unnanounced AMD 790GX chipset: the best IGP yet
The best IGP just got better.

AMD to push Puma with eXternal Graphics Platform
AMD hopes to remove performance limitations from the increasingly-popular notebook with its external graphics solution.

Intel prepping for Larrabee with visual computing developer community
Intel has launched a website to assist developers in creating software for its forthcoming Larrabee and 4-series chipsets.

NVIDIA 9800 GT details begin to surface
The successor to NVIDIA's popular 8800 GT edges closer to release and there's no shortage of leaked details.

Two overclocked GeForce 8800 GTs go head-to-head
We test two GeForce 8800 GT 512 cards as a mainstream solutions, taking on their old rival, the Radeon HD 3870 and NVIDIA's very own GeForce 9600 GT. Can the old dogs dominate in the new playground?

AMD and Havok – Jon Peddie speaks
Graphics guru Jon Peddie gives his take on AMD/ATI’s decision to cozy up to Intel-owned physics house, Havok.

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 280: does it rock our world?
NVIDIA unleashes GeForce GTX 280 hell. A beast from the Underworld or a mere shadow of G80? We tell you.

Unboxing the world's coolest gadget: the Flux Capacitor!
We might not have the 1.21 jigawatts required to run it, but we've got our hands on a Flux Capacitor.

ATI Radeon HD 4850 exposed: we take a first look
Not officially released yet but available to buy, we take a brief look at Radeon HD 4800-series.

ATI (AMD) R700 graphics card pictured: available soon
ATI's R700 promises 2 TeraFLOPS+ performance from a single card.

IDC: UK PC market grows by 26.4%
Confounding talk of a slowdown, consumer notebook market growth of 85% drives healthy Q2 for the UK PC market.

Want a high-end system? PC Specialist Apollo Q260GTX may well be the one
Combining a sensible array of high-end components, read on to see if the Q260GTX PC hits the right notes in our in-depth review

Pre-overclocked 9800GTX face-off
Three pre-overclocked 9800GTX cards - one from BFG and two from Inno3D - face off against each other and are put into context by comparison with the reference 9800GTX, with MSI's 8800GTS OC 512MB and with Sapphire's HD3870 X2 to see which of the trio merits your hard-earned.

Synology Disk Station DS508: the NAS that has it all?
We look at Synology's Disk Station DS508, a five-disk network-attached storage solution that specifies all but the kitchen sink

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