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Building your own computer may seem like a daunting task, but for hardcore gamers and people who are serious about computers, building one themselves or having one custom made is the only way to go.

Monday, 24 August, 2009, 12:00am

Guitar Hero on Tour

In the words of Alice Cooper, 'School's out for the Summer', and if you are in the mood to jam, pick up the latest Guitar Hero on Tour game for the Nintendo DS.

3 Jul 2009 - 12:00am

Celestial Asia joins mainland venture to produce 3G chipsets

Celestial Asia Securities Holdings, a Hong Kong-based brokerage, is to spend up to 500 million yuan to partner a mainland wireless technology developer in making chipsets and other products related to the home-grown TD-SCDMA third-generation mobile phone standard.

21 Jul 2007 - 12:00am

Clever card makes life easier

There is a very good chance that anyone who is a Nintendo DS Lite (NDSL) fan is also the proud owner of a very clever device called the R4DS Cartridge.

The R4DS is the same size as regular game cartridges, but features a slot for a microSD card, which can be used to store files such as games.

The R4DS has helped make the NDSL a hot commodity in Hong Kong.

15 Apr 2007 - 12:00am

Expand your word power

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23 Jan 2007 - 12:00am

GAME ON

Serious gamers looking for an edge on their next opponent can bring the firepower of Intel's Core Duo processors and Nvidia's GeForce Go 7900 GTX graphics chipset to their next tournament, thanks to Dell's top-of-the-line XPS M1710 notebook personal computer. It is touted as the company's fastest consumer portable PC.

25 Apr 2006 - 12:00am

Nintendo ups its game with slimmer mobile console

The DS Lite has captured the imagination of fans everywhere with better looks and features, despite its high price

The new, sleek version of Nintendo's portable gaming device, now called Nintendo DS Lite, is making waves among handheld gaming fans.

14 Mar 2006 - 12:00am

Nintendo ups its game with slimmer mobile console

The new, sleek version of Nintendo's portable gaming device, now called Nintendo DS Lite, is making waves among handheld gaming fans.

Released earlier this month in Hong Kong, the DS Lite is being snapped up in droves by gamers. This response is in contrast to the lukewarm reception given to the original DS, which was widely available several days after its debut.

13 Mar 2006 - 12:00am

MULTI TASKER

Built for professional users, the new X60 notebook computer from Samsung Electronics provides high-definition graphics and wireless capabilities without sacrificing portability and performance. The laptop measures 361mm x 265mm x 23.9mm and weighs 2.48kg. It runs Intel's Centrino Duo mobile technology, with the dual-core T2300 processor designed to boost a user's multitasking abilities.

21 Feb 2006 - 12:00am

Looking beyond the script

As the date for the chief executive's policy address approaches, I am reminded that one of the main functions of the government's Central Policy Unit (CPU) is to draft that speech. There have been rumours in the past about the boss being none-too impressed by what the unit served up, which only reinforces doubts as to the value of that rather mysterious body.

5 Oct 2005 - 12:00am

Chipset shortage hits Taiwanese tech giant

A shortage of chipset supply could hurt sales at the world's largest motherboard manufacturer for the current quarter, with the problem lasting until at least next month.

Taiwan's Asustek Computer said motherboard supply had fallen 10 to 15 per cent short of demand because of a sudden shortage in the supply of chipsets from Intel.

22 Sep 2005 - 12:00am

Compact computer

Mobile phones, PDAs and laptop computers have been shrinking, but the size of desktop computers has increased.

This is because motherboard makers have been packing even more features into their products.

21 Aug 2005 - 12:00am

Guru's guide to what lies under the hood

My laptop recently developed a precocious new habit: shutting down without warning. Apparently sick of its number-crunching routine, the thing kept giving up and blacking out, taking with it unsaved changes in whatever document lay open.

6 Apr 2004 - 12:00am

Gadgets & Games

LG G7030: The latest GSM phone from Korea's LG Electronics is one of the world's first devices to use 256-colour Organic EL (electro luminance) technology. Organic EL displays save power and are always bright but do not have the richness of regular TFT displays. Content on Organic EL displays also need to be moving all the time because static content burns the display.

10 Aug 2003 - 12:00am

Lighting up the Boy

THE NEW NNNTENDO GAME BOY ADVANCE SP really takes the portable gamer to the next level.

For the first time, Nintendo actually thought about how users were playing their games on the Game Boy and saw the light. More precisely, Nintendo added a mechanism that lights up the screen for the player in every type of environment.

13 Apr 2003 - 12:00am

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