Intel Readying Second Line Of Dual-Core Desktop CPUs

Intel is on track to release a second family of desktop processors using the technology in early 2006, according to a new road map. This is good news for all PC users as Intel is going to have a slow 2H of 2005 on the desktop side of things. The new processors, which are code-named …more

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Hillary Clinton Calls for a Federal Investigation into GTA

US Senator Hillary Clinton has called for a federal investigation into the Grand Theft Auto (GTA) sex scene controversy. This is going to be bad PR for the gaming community. The controversy started when the Hot Coffee mod started going around the internet.  Since a consumer has to “MOD” his game to see what the …more

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DDR400 Module Prices Increase for the 1st Time in 6 Months

It seems that the bottom has finally been found on DDR1 modules as contract prices increase for the first time in 2005 for certain modules. Kingston raised up prices at the end of last week right when rumors of supply shortages started off in the DRAM market. Kingmax shortly followed suit early this week increasing their …more

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Morgan Stanley promotes Taiwan DRAM-maker stock shares

With expectations of higher spot and contract prices in the third quarter, the US investment bank Morgan Stanley said investors could buy more shares of Taiwan’s dynamic random access memory (DRAM) chip makers. Looks like the low memory module prices that we are seeing on the market are likely to go up a good percentage …more

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Digital TV switch in 2009?

Politicians want to ban the sale of analog TVs soon–and set a firm date for all-digital broadcasts. Under current law, analog television would be cut off on Dec. 31, 2006 and analog signals would stop in 2008.  Sadly this doesn’t really impact the rich as most can afford a new TV, but for lower income …more

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Nvidia 6600 LE series graphics cards said to be US$60-70

How does a pair of nVIDIA 6600 LE’s and an SLI motherboard for less than $200 sound?  The only downside is that the card only has 4 pixel pipelines compared to the standard 6600′s eight.  Although the pipelines are cut in half it will be interested to see how the sub $200 mobo/SLI card bundle …more

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Hacker: U.S. defense sites poorly secured

 A British hacker facing possible extradition to the United States says poor security was a major factor in his ability to have wandered through the IT systems of some key defense establishments. Gary McKinnon, who is accused of hacking and causing damage to federal defense systems, also said that his actions, far from intending to …more

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ATI’s Crossfire to arrive in August

I’ve already been contacted by a couple of companies who have boards ready to go……now I just need the ATI “Master”card so I can actually use Crossfire.  Boards are getting readied, ATI is working on drivers and trying to produce enough master graphic cards and slowly but surely is getting ready to launch its answer …more

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Memory makers still not bullish on DDR2

Despite the penetration rate of DDR2 growing 11 percentage points through the first half of 2005, a conservative outlook for further growth had pushed memory makers into delaying their DDR2 volume production schedules. Powerchip Semiconductor Corporation (PSC) only expects to start volume production of DDR2 at the end of the third quarter, a delay of …more

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Mozilla Foundation Unleashes Firefox 1.0.5

 The Mozilla Foundation Tuesday updated its Firefox stand-alone browser to version 1.0.5, fixing several vulnerabilities that have popped up since the last minor upgrade two months ago. Firefox 1.0.5, which has been in testing for several weeks, can be downloaded from the Mozilla Web site free of charge. “This is a collection of security bug …more

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Cell phones disabled in New York tunnels

I found it interesting that since the attacks in the UK that cell phone service in New York commuter tunnels has been turned offin order to help safe guard New York City. Two of the four tunnles had their service turned back on late Monday, but the other two still are disabled for safety reasons.  …more

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ATI’s Third Attempt to tape our the R520 worked!

With a little bit of luck on their side The Inq believe that ATI has finally got the R520 core working correctly and is off to production.  Better late than never, but just like their article mentioned the nVIDIA G70 Ultra is being held and we all know that nVIDIA is waiting on the R520 …more

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Intel Cancels high-end Napa mobile chipset

Intel plans to cancel development on the high-end 955XM chipset for its next-generation mobile platform, codenamed Napa, but beef-up the DDR2-memory support for the two remaining Napa chipsets still on its roadmap, according to sources in the motherboard industry. I was really looking forward to seeing the i955XM chipset, but looks like it will never …more

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LR’s Folding Team 38296 Reaches 1 Million Points

Just after midnight the Legit Reviews Folding Team has surpassed the 1 million point mark!  In less than a year Team 38296 has folded 7,000 work units that will hopefully aid in cancer, Alzheimer, and Parkinson’s disease research. Our readership owns and has access to some of the fastest computers than money can buy and …more

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