Microsoft Office 2007 will work with Windows XP

While Microsoft has already delayed their Windows Vista operating system and Office programs till 2007 we have some good news for those that don’t like change. It is being reported that Microsoft Office 2007 will work on Windows XP machines, so you don’t have to change your OS to have the latest Office program. Makes …more

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Police use MySpace to ID suspects

Police Detectives used profiles posted on the MySpace social networking Web site to identify six suspects in a rape and robbery that began when a party turned violent, leaving blood “in almost every room of the house,” officials said. If you are dumb enough to rape someone in the first place it only makes sense …more

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BT Goes After Broadband Bandwidth Hogs

Bristish Telecom has sent letters to more than 3,000 customers that were downloading more than their monthly contract allows. If you are a BT customer that has been downloading between 100 and 200 gigabytes per month expect a letter in the mail. If you get a letter you have the option of paying more for …more

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Friday Reviews from Around the Web

MODTHEBOX.COM posted their review of the Thermaltake Silent Boost RX K8 CPU Cooler today. Find this and other reviews by visiting the Legit Forums! What makes the Silent Boost unique is the fan. This meaty 5 blade fan is what Thermaltake calls a “reversed fan”. There is no housing that surrounds the fan blade tips. …more

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ATI set to release Radeon X1900 GTO Video Card

Fudo over at The Inq believes that ATI is getting ready to launch the Radeon X1900 GTO video card. It will be based on the R580 core and more than likely clocked at 500/1000 MHz. This is interesting news as we still don’t have any retail ATI Radeon X1800 GTO cards in the market. t …more

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Nvidia wins more Sony contracts

Nvidia is going to get more money out of Sony – more, in fact, than it garnered for developing the PlayStation 3’s graphics chip, the company revealed this week, though it won’t say what the work’s for. The cash will come from “new contracts with Sony to do some further designs”, Nvidia CFO Marv Burkett, …more

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AMD Turion 64 X2 CPUs Coming on May 9th For Notebooks

Notebook makers in Taiwan predict that AMD’s first batch of dual-core Turion 64 mobile processors, which will reportedly be released on May 9, may start a price war in the dual-core notebook market sooner than expected. AMD is expected to offer better prices for its Turion 64 X2 CPU line than comparable offerings from Intel. …more

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Extra costs a worry for next-gen DVD adoption

Consumers about to face a confusing and expensive choice between two conflicting standards for high-definition DVDs will need to upgrade their cables if they want to enjoy all the benefits of the new movie players. Not a big deal, but cables are not that cheap for high quality ones. “Our findings are not encouraging about …more

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Toshiba may delay HD-DVD?s U.S. launch

Toshiba Corp.?s U.S. unit may delay the launch of its next-generation DVD player for several weeks to coincide with the April debut of movies that play in the new HD DVD format, the company said Thursday. Championed by Toshiba, HD DVD is one of two competing formats hoping to breath new life into the slowing …more

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Thursday Reviews from Around the Web

[H]ardOCP evaluates the PC Club ENP612 Laptop. Find this and other reviews by visiting the Legit Forums! PC Club is back, but our experience with them our third time around is drastically different. We take a look at a mid-range laptop from them and try to figure out what happened to PC Club.

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Rumor: Dell Bought Alienware To Get AMD Processors

Alexei Oreskovic has a great piece up today about how Dell bought Alienware not only to gain high end market share, but to also be able to get access to AMD processors. Dell has yet to disclose how much it paid for Alienware! Dell, of course, sells Intel-based PCs exclusively. That approach has hurt the …more

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Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) will be region free

Sony has confirmed that its next generation Playstation three will be region free, at least for gaming. This is awesome news for all and something that wasn’t expected by many. In a QA session following the platform keynote address at GDC 2006 this morning, Sony Computer Entertainment Worldwide Studios President Phil Harrison confirmed what was …more

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Vista gamers need 2GB plus of memory

The Inq thinks that they are the first to report that gamers need 2GB of system memory to run Microsoft Vista today, but that is not the case. Legit Reviews posted an editorial back in December of 2005 about needing 2GB of memory here: The Future of Computer Memory: 2GB+. It is good that they …more

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AMD confirms Athlon 64 X2 5000+

The Register says that AMD will release its first batch of dual-core Turion 64 mobile processors on 9 May, lining up seven chips clocked between 1.6GHz and 2.2GHz, and accompanied by low-voltage variants, according to online claims. Separately, the vendor has itself confirmed the existence of the upcoming Athlon 64 X2 5000+. AMD this month …more

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