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Two of today’s main problems are spam and variety of harmful programs, such as viruses. Today antivirus software have become common application on every computer, individuals and businesses are spending billions on information security and tens of thousands programmers are involved into development of antivirus and security apps. Furthermore, the problem of virus threats has been recognized by hardware manufactures and designers: both Intel Corp. and AMD have incorporated technologies protecting computers against certain types of viruses and trojans into their latest processors and are going to further improve these capabilities with LaGrande and Presidio technologies. But now it is time to learn more about execute disable flag that is available today, head on to AnandTech and Planet3DNow.de.

A few weeks ago Advanced Micro Devices began to ship its AMD Athlon 64 microprocessors made using 90nm SOI process technology. Madshrimps.be has reviewed AMD Athlon 64 3200+ microprocessor based on the latest core and brought out some interesting thoughts about AMD’s transition to 90nm fabrication technology.

Graphics Cards

AnandTech has posted an article covering graphics cards performance in Doom III game on Linux operating system. Read on and check out a comparative analysis on how Doom III performs and looks on Linux versus Windows.

TV Tuners

Dev Hardware has reviewed Gainward TV2GO TV tuner. In addition to their graphics cards and audio solutions, Gainward has now taken a step towards complete home entertainment via the PC with their new TV2GO USB2.0 Silicon TVR tuner, which is part of the Hollywood@Home line of products. But does this ultra mini TV tuner do the job done better than bigger, less portable, and sometimes less expensive tuner cards

Modding

SystemCooling.com has reviewed Lian Li PC-V1000 case. The new design allows for a more efficient cooling solution and it also creates separate temperature zone for different hardware found inside a case. The largest zone, houses the mainboard, CPU, memory, 5.25” drives and devices, AGP and PCI cards. The second zone stores the 3.5” devices like HDD and the third zone is designated solely for the power supply. Lian Li PC-V1000 case seems to be one of the best examples of what aluminum case should be: stylishly made and extremely well engineered.

Multimedia

Tom’s Hardware Guide has posted a roundup of PC speakers. A number of 2.1 audio systems from Altec Lansing, Creative and Logitech have been compared in terms of connectivity possibilities, sound quality and price criteria.

Futurelooks has reviewed AudioBUG AB-250 FM wireless transmitter. This ingenious little device is capable of taking your music from a portable device to any FM radio stereo system. As long as your favorite MP3 Player, CD player, or Mini Disc Player has a headphone jack, the AudioBUG AB-250 can wirelessly send music from your portable player to any speakers hooked up to a working FM dial.

Mobile Devices

TrustedReviews has taken a look at Decktron i-MPIA 4256 MP3 player. It supports MP3, WMA and ASF music formats, works as a storage device, has an FM radio with auto tuner and 20 presets, and can act as a voice recorder. It has in-built encoding up to 224kbps, two headphone outputs, a manually adjustable graphic equalizer and a choice of seven backlit colors for the LED.

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