IBM creates chip for faster wireless data

International Business Machines Corp. on Monday said it has developed a small, low-cost chipset that could allow wireless electronic devices to transmit and receive ten times faster than today’s advanced WiFi networks. The chips use a portion of the radio spectrum that can carry more data at faster speeds, IBM said. That could make them …more

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Intel Dual-Core Merom CPUs: T7200, T7400, T7600

The Inq has found sources in Asia that have disclosed the numbers and the specs of Intel’s next generation “Merom” processor, slated like Intel’s “Cointreau” and “Woodcrest” for the third quarter of this year. With 4MB of cache and the FCPGA6 socket these processors already look interesting. Intel will number the chips the T7600, the …more

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AOL and Yahoo to charge for emails

AOL and Yahoo! are to start charging for sending emails. Both companies will still accept free emails but are offering the chance to pay to avoid their spam filters. By paying between a quarter and one cent per message companies will get preferential delivery of their messages. A “business class” email will go straight to …more

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DDR2 Spot Price On The Rise

It looks like DDR2 memory prices jumped over thirty cents over the Chinese New Year. This is a 6% increase in pricing and may impact the pricing on economy memory lines from many big companies very soon. The spot price of 512Mbit DDR2-533 is expected to edge up to the US$5.5 level, up from US$5.17 …more

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1GB GeForce Quadro slated for April

Professional and hobbyist 3D rendering nuts are in for a treat this April when the new Quadro is released. The card will feature the new 90nm G71 GPU core and a whopping 1GB of memory. Two of these in SLI would surely put a smile on any CAD drafter’s face. Nvidia received quite a few …more

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Newer drivers reduce high end ATi GPU power consumption

Got a high end Radeon that’s chewing through your electricity? Want to save a few dollars on that electric bill? The new Catalyst 6.1 drivers from ATi which employ power saving features borrowed from ATi’s mobile product line may help. Strangely enough, no mention of this was found in the official Catalyst 6.1 release notes. …more

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Shuttle to launch a new SFF at CeBIT

Shuttle plans to add another SFF to their current product line come CeBIT this year. The new form factor supposedly will be smaller and quieter than existing XPC products. The fact still remains though, you can only get a computer with an optical disc drive so small within reasonable costs and current technology constraints. Could …more

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Mozilla Firefox 1.5.0.1 Plugs Flaws

Firefox 1.5 gets its first security patch to fix a denial-of-service bug and several unknown vulnerabilities. Here’s what’s new in Firefox 1.5.0.1: * Improved stability. * Improved support for Mac OS X. * International Domain Name support for Iceland (.is) is now enabled. * Fixes for several memory leaks. * Several security enhancements. The open-source …more

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Google looks to launch into outer space

It seems that Google is looking at plans for potential collaborations with NASA scientists at Moffett Field to include research on everything from private commercial rocket launches to search engines in the classroom to nanotechnology in orbit. Google stock is going back up, so looks like they easily have the money to pull something off …more

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Nyxem Virus Set To Strike Tomorrow

The Nyxem Windows virus is set to unleash its payload and is goinh to start deleting files at midnight on 3 February. The Nyxem-E virus first emerged on 16 January and has managed to infect and now this counter stands at more than 300,000 victims. We suggest installing or updating your virus software RIGHT NOW …more

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EU: Microsoft Can’t Charge Fees For Source Code

To comply with the European Union’s antitrust rules, Microsoft says it will allow access to some source code–for a fee. But the EU now says the company can’t charge for the look-see unless the code is ‘innovative.’ Last week, Microsoft said it would license the source code to some portions of its Windows Server Workgroup …more

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Electronic Arts to Lay Off 200 Employees

Video game software giant Electronic Arts is eliminating more than 200 positions worldwide as the company tries to successfully navigate the current console transition. I personally know several of the game developers at EA as I went to college with them so I wish them all the best during the restructuring. Company spokesman Jeff Brown …more

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Corsair Launches XMS-3200C2 XPERT 2GB Memory Kit

CorsairMemory just launched their XMS-3200C2 XPERT 2GB memory kits a few minutes ago. With a high density of 2GB and memory timings of 2-3-3-6 these modules are aimed at gamers who want the best performance from their system. Richard Hashim, Director of Product Marketing at Corsair Memory said that during in-house testing that he saw …more

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Cingular Launches New iTunes Phone: Slvr

Cingular Launches New iTunes Phone: Slvr

Cingular Wireless, the No. 1 U.S. mobile provider, has started offering its customers the Slvr, an ultra-thin phone from Motorola Inc. loaded with the popular iTunes music-playing software from Apple Computer Inc., the companies said on Tuesday. The Slvr takes its cue from Motorola’s hit-selling Razr cell phone, and is the company’s second take on …more

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