Internet crimes hit record high in Japan

The number of Internet-related crimes in Japan in the first six months of this year hit a record high, according to data issued Thursday by the National Police Agency. The NPA said there were 1,802 cases of such crimes in the first half of 2006, which is up 12 percent on the same period last …more

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110 GHz Device Made By Adding Fluorine to the Silicon

A simple tweak to the way common silicon transistors are made could allow faster, cheaper mobile phones and digital cameras, say UK researchers. By adding Fluorine to the silicon they were able to go faster and that they did, by reaching 110GHz! To achieve the speed gain, researchers at the University of Southampton added fluorine …more

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Foxconn seeking to become Apple notebook manufacturer

Apple Computer is said to be looking for a third contract manufacturer in Taiwan for its MacBooks, with Foxconn Electronics (the registered trade name of Hon Hai Precision Industry) standing a good chance of becoming the new partner, according to the Chinese-language Economic Daily News (EDN). Foxconn is eyeing orders from Apple for a 15-inch …more

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ATI to reluctantly release Radeon X1950 XTX on 23rd

According to Fudo ATI has seems to have changed its mind again on when to launch its forthcoming R580+ chip. If this is correct the ATI Radeon X1950 XTX should be seen in reviews on the 23rd, while retail cards will hit store shelves in mass on September 14th. The chaps in Canada wanted to …more

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Production flaws cited in Dell recall

Dell Inc.’s record-setting recall of 4.1 million notebook computer batteries raised safety concerns about the power source of countless electronic devices, but experts said the problem appears to stem from flaws in the production of the laptop batteries, not the underlying technology. Customers Tuesday began calling the company and surfing to a special Web site, …more

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Google is everywhere in Mountain View, California

The Web search leader said on Tuesday that it is now making a Google-supported wireless Internet network generally available to the 72,000 residents of Mountain View, California, along with the town’s office workers, daily visitors and the more than 1,000 Microsoft Corp. employees at the Google rival’s 24-acre Mountain View campus. Wireless customers with Google …more

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Dell’s first AMD-based servers to feature Socket-F Opteron

Dell’s first AMD-based servers to feature Socket-F Opteron featuring, which were formally announced yesterday, the first AMD-based server lineup from Dell will be launched in the fourth quarter of 2006, the Chinese-language Apple Daily cited market sources as reporting. DigiTimes Daily IT News

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Kingston to Support Next-Generation AMD Opteron Processors

Kingston Technology today announced the ValueRAM DDR2 Registered ECC memory module, Kingston’s new memory technology supporting Next-Generation AMD Opteron 1000 Series processors. The new memory modules leverage proven AMD64 technology with energy-efficient DDR2 memory and AMD PowerNow! technology capabilities to deliver stability, reliability and high performance. Kingston’s ValueRAM DDR2 Registered ECC memory features speeds of …more

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Next-Genertation AMD Opteron Processors Arrive

AMD today introduced its Next-Generation AMD Opteron processor family, featuring industry-leading performance-per-watt and outstanding virtualization capabilities. As the only x86 server processor with planned upgradeability to native quad-core within the same thermal design power envelope, Next-Generation AMD Opteron processors are designed to enable customers to increase computing capacity without altering datacenter infrastructure. In addition to …more

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Bigfoot Network’s $279.99 Killer Nic Card Pictured

Bigfoot Network’s $279.99 Killer Nic Card Pictured

I’m sure you’ve heard about it. I’m sure that you have seen the software rendered pictures. And I’m pretty sure you’ve seen people saying that the Killer NIC by Bigfoot Networks is nothing more than vaporware. Today Legit Reviews has the exclusive on the first pictures of the NIC card. As you can see the …more

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Sapphire TOXIC Liquid Cooled X1900 XTX @ HardOCP

A self-contained liquid cooling system built around an ATI Radeon X1900 XTX GPU? Sapphire has engineered a user friendly liquid cooling system using the fastest ATI GPU overclocked right out of the box. We evaluate performance compared to the competition, heat and overclocking. It seems that Brent and Kyle agree that the card beats out …more

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Apple’s ‘Leopard’ OS X 10.5 gets leaked online

In a traditional pattern for Apple, copies of the preview build of Mac OS X 10.5, code-named “Leopard,” have begun to leak out onto the internet. I’m not sure why people leak this stuff as they all get sued, but if you’re interested in seeing the preview build now is the time to go download …more

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Ultra Products 1200 Watt Uninterruptible Power Supply

Ultra Products 1200 Watt Uninterruptible Power Supply

When it comes to building computers I’d say it is safe to say that many people forget to include an Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS) with their purchases. With rolling blackouts, hurricanes, storms and other natural disasters becoming more frequent the need for a UPS is something that will save you headaches down the road. Let’s take a look at the Ultra Products 2000VA UPS!

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Hackers hunting unpatched MS PCs

Hackers are actively using exploit code to target a flaw in Microsoft’s software that generated a special warning from the U.S. government last week. The problem concerns a networking function called Windows Server services within the Windows OS, used for file sharing and printing. Make sure you update and patch those holes! Microsoft issued a …more

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