VIA launches VN800 mobile integrated (IGP) chipset

VIA Technologies today announced the VIA VN800, the company?s first chipset solution for the VIA C7-M processor that supports DDR2 memory and hardware-based MPEG-2 decoding for DVD playback. I was able to meet with VIA Technologies during Quakecon last week and was able to be briefed on the new platform. If you are looking on …more

0 Comments
$50 Apple iBook laptop sale sets off violent stampede

$50 Apple iBook laptop sale sets off violent stampede

Most people wouldn’t stand in line and pay $50 for a four year old notebook, but fans of Apple’s iBook do. Nearly 5,500 people turned out to buy one of the 1,000 notebooks a local school was selling off for $50. People were seen wetting themselves in line and beating each other with chairs trying …more

0 Comments

Apple Fixes 44 Flaws in Mac OS X

If you are running Apple’s Mac OS 10.3.9 or 10.4.2 operating systems then you should update your software. Apple’s security update 2005-007 patches 44 vulnerabilities, some of which are critical. Head on over to Apple Downloads to download the right patch for your system. 25 percent of the patches involve older vulnerabilities that have yet …more

0 Comments

Geico Vs. Google AdWords Case Update

It has been pointed out to us from Google that our Monday news story on the Geico Vs. Google AdWords Case was incorrect. According to Google’s response the judges conclusion sided that Google’s policy on trademarks and keywords was indeed lawful. The link below goes to a blog with some more information. I saw your …more

0 Comments

Zotob worm finds its path limited, but still spreads

If you are running Windows XP or Server 2003 take a deep breath as the most recent internet virus does not impact you. If you are running Windows 2000 and did not patch the three critical flaws in the plug-and-play feature then you better update unless you want a virus. As of Monday morning on …more

0 Comments

Intel Goes the Way of the Watt as MHz a thing of the past

Intel is taking the first steps in promoting the Pentium M processor for use in Desktop platforms. Next week at IDF (Intel Developer Forum) it is rumored that Intel will announce that it is going to measure CPU performance by performance per watt. The Pentium M processor looks like it is going to have a …more

0 Comments

Nintendo DS Gets $20 Price Cut

Nintendo Co. is getting more aggressive in the portable video game market, announcing a $20 price cut Tuesday. The Nintendo DS will now be priced at $130 after the price cut. Prices on the Sony PlayStation Portable remain at $250. The cut is effective Sunday, a day before the release of the anticipated title “Nintendogs,” …more

0 Comments

Bush administration objects to .xxx domains

Maybe if we consolidate all of the “ADULT” weebsites under the XXX suffix, it will be easier to block them from being viewed by children….just a thought. The Bush administration is objecting to the creation of a .xxx domain, saying it has concerns about a virtual red-light district reserved exclusively for Internet pornography. Michael Gallagher, …more

0 Comments

Cell companion chip gets hot demo

Being able to record 48 TV shows simultaniously is allgood and fine, but i have a hard enough time trying to find two shows worth watching to utilize my TIVO……. on top of that, the same show gets reran at least twice over the course of a year now that most series only shoot 12-14 …more

0 Comments

Google loses AdWords trade mark case

A US district court has ruled against Google in a trade mark action over the sale of the terms ?Geico? and ?Geico Direct? in AdWords, its keyword advertising service. The judge found that there was infringement where the terms were used in the text of sponsored ads. News of the court case don’t seem to …more

0 Comments

Nvidia C51 to hit market on September 20

The part of this article that really caught my eye is NVidia discussing ATI’s R520 and its heat and power dissipation issues. Nvidia is expected to launch its C51 integrated PCI Express (PCIe) chipset for the AMD K8 platform on September 20. The company has also developed an equivalent chipset for the Intel Pentium 4 platform, …more

0 Comments

Putting Vista in the fast lane

With the release of each Microsoft operating system comes the growing complaint of wasted resources and system bloat….why would we expect Vista to be any different? With other operating systems growing in support and popularity, maybe MS realizes that they’d better get on the ball.   With Vista, the new client version of Windows due …more

0 Comments

Dell opens new customer centers

If they are opening another support center in N. America, does this mean I won’t be able to talk to “Bob”, “John”, or “Tracy” for India? Oh, how I’ll miss those calls exciting phone calls the next time i buy a Dell monitor. Seriously though, is there really people in India named “Bob”, “John”, or …more

0 Comments

32-inch TV panel ASP may not hit US$500 by year-end

Those of you waiting for a price drop before upgerading to a new LCD monitor will be disappointed to see the forecast is for a small price increse, not a sharp decrease as expected (Looks like Yves is stuck with the monster CRT!!!)   Prices for large-size panels will rise throughout the third quarter of this year, …more

0 Comments