NTL more than doubles broadband speeds

Over in the UK leading broadband provider NTL has increased the basic speeds of its broadband service from an entry level of 3Mbps to 10Mbps at NO additional cost! Cross your fingers and hope that providers in the United States follow NTL’s lead and up service levels. Subscribers will get a standard minimum 10Mbps connection …more

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Longer daylight saving time could mean tech trouble

Did you get worried with all the year 2000 hype?  Good thing you bought that bomb shelter since Mini-Y2K is coming up in 2007. When daylight-saving time starts earlier than usual in the United States come 2007, your electronic devices are not going to know the change is going to take place. Already dubbed mini-Y2K, the …more

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Logitech Harmony 880 Advanced Universal Remote

Cooltechzone took a look at one of Logitech’s Universal Remotes.  I do have to say, it looks very nice, and I’m sure it’s functional too, now all I have to do is justify spending the money on more things to use one on… Now that you?ve set up your new entertainment system, you know what?s …more

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U.S. racing to help Russians trapped in sub

The U.S. Navy says it is sending a crew to Russia’s Pacific Coast to rescue seven Russian sailors trapped in an AS-28 mini-submarine. The sailors cannot swim to the surface nor can divers reach the vessel because it is too deep at 190 meters (623 feet) below the surface, according to Russian Navy spokesman Capt. …more

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A-Data launches 4GB 200x MMCplus card

Following its recent announcement of a 4GB 150x (22.5MB/sec; 1x = 150KB/s) SD card, A-Data Technology has just unveiled another high-end flash-memory product, a 200x 4GB MMCplus card. Some really fast SD memory cards are coming onto the market right now.  All that we need is consumer products and card readers that take advantage of …more

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Gigabyte Aurora Chassis and Watercooling Kit

Gigabyte jumps into the case market it seems, and Bit-tech has a review of their classy looking Aurora Chassis and a watercooling kit from them.  Looks like the case is a great addition to the Gigabyte lineup, but the watercooling kit is a little lacking.  Check out the review for yourself. On the bit-tech test …more

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Mozilla Goes For-Profit W/ Popular Firefox Browser

Mozilla finally sells out to make profit! The nonprofit Mozilla Foundation has set up a commercial subsidiary to cash in on the popularity of its flagship Firefox browser. Can you honestly blame them? Maybe now they can offer support to users and use some of the money to work on new projects. Good job Mozilla, …more

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Yahoo Offers Audio Search Service

Yahoo introduced on Thursday an audio search beta to help people track down music downloads, podcasts, newscasts, speeches and interviews. This is a feature that many users could really benefit from in a number of ways. Yahoo has been trying out many beta search engines lately the other being their XML news feed search. The …more

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Motorola?s RAZR V3 Phone Prone to Defects

South Korean tech-savvy mobile users accuse Motorola?s super-slim phone RAZR, which hit the Korean market early last month, of having too many defects. When I first saw the phone at CES when it first came out I was shocked by the lack of features it offered over the the V600, which was the top of …more

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One in seven new cell phones are faulty study shows

An estimated two million of the 18 million mobiles sold last year in the UK could have been faulty, but that doesn’t suprise us at all! Heck, two million faulty phones seems like a good number to us. I had to replace my Motorola V600 four times in a year and my new Treo 650 …more

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Apple launches Japan version of their popular iTunes software

Apple Computer Inc. launched its iTunes online music store in Japan on Thursday, bringing its market-leading download service to the world’s second-largest music market by album sales. Songs cost 150 ($1.35) and 200 yen, actually undercutting the price on songs from rival Sony Corp.’s Mora, which charges 210 yen per song. Some analysts have cited …more

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Gambling on Mobile Phones Could be the Next Big Thing

If you think driving and talking on a cell phone is a bad thing you have not seen anything yet!  It won’t be long before the person driving next to you doing 80MPH on the 405 is placing a huge bet on his poker hand  and it is real money.  Popular poker games like shooting …more

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India launches its first cheap PC

India’s first low-cost personal computer has been launched in the Tamil Nadu state capital, Madras. Designed by IT firm HCL Infosystems, it is priced at 9,990 rupees ($225) and includes all the basic features required for a first-time user.  With a 1GHz CPU and 128mb of memory this system shouldn’t make Falcon Northwest and Alienware …more

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Apple Computers w/ a Multiple Button Mouse?

Apple has unveiled a new mouse that has a 360-degree scroll wheel and four programmable buttons. I thought it was April Fools, but it looks to be real! Head on over to the forums via the link below and take a look at a picture of the new Apple mouse. The Mighty Mouse’s scroll ball …more

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