Newslinks 12.20.07

December 20th, 2007

China’s Contemporary Art Museum via Art Newspaper

China’s first contemporary art museum backed by Belgian, Guy Ullens – [Art Newspaper]
Best Upcoming Art Shows of 2008 - [Times Online UK]
Mamontova Gallery in Russin debuts – [Bloomberg]
Jeff Wall Show opens simultaneously in White Cube London, Guggenheim in Berlin – [Financial Times]
UBS to display corporate Stash in Tokyo in ’08 – [Bloomberg]
Picasso Stolen from Sao Paulo Art Museum – [ArtDaily] and CompUSA to Host 12th Annual Build Your Own PC Race for Charity at the 2009 Consumer Electronics Show.

Leisure & Travel Week January 17, 2009 and CompUSA, leading retailers of consumer electronics and technology products, along with AMD and Systemax will once again team up at the 2009 Consumer Electronics Show for the 12th Annual Build Your Own PC Race for Charity. This year’s event will be held from 5:30-8:00 p.m. on Thursday, January 8th, 2009 at the Wynn Hotel and Resort in Las Vegas.

“While the buzz at CES revolves around new products and technologies, and CompUSA have been able to use the time over the last 12 years to bring journalists and various technology companies together to raise over $2 million for non-profit organizations and schools around the country,” said Gilbert Fiorentino, Chief Executive of the Systemax Technology Products Division. “We’re extremely proud of what we’ve accomplished so far and look forward to raising more for charity in the future.” This year, the 30 participating technology journalists represent major media outlets and analyst firms. Some of the outlets include Wired, G4TV, , Revision3, Computer Shopper, PC World, Maximum PC, Fox Morning News, Yahoo! Tech, and the Seattle Times. The top three winners also receive a total of $13,500 in cash that is also donated to their designated charities — $10,000, $2,500 and $1,000 respectively. here amd phenom ii go to web site amd phenom ii

The objective of the Race is to determine who can assemble a computer based on the AMD Phenom II X4 Quad Core processor in the fastest amount of time. Last year’s winner, Will Smith of Maximum PC, assembled his PC in just 10 1/2 minutes, winning the event for his first time. He designated Child’s Play, a game industry charity dedicated to improving the lives of children with toys and games in a network of over 40 hospitals worldwide, as the recipient of his computer and the $10,000 first prize cash donation.

Also, for the first time, AMD will host an Overclocking Race, pitting some of the most well known technology journalists against each other to test who can maintain the highest stable frequency on air and water cooled PCs. The systems used in the race will all boast the AMD Platform Technology, codenamed “Dragon,” featuring the new AMD Phenom II X4 quad-core processor. The AMD Overclocking race will take place prior to the start of the official PC race from 5:45 – 6:45 p.m.

In addition to our name sponsors, AMD and Systemax, the event is also supported by other companies including CA, Microsoft, Logitech, PayPal and many others — most of whom will be on-hand to show off their latest technology releases during the cocktail reception preceding the race.