Microsoft releases three Windows patches

Microsoft Corp. released three critical patches Tuesday for its Windows operating system, including one to fix an Internet Explorer browser flaw that had already been exploited in some Internet attacks.Users can go to http://www.microsoft.com/security to download the Microsoft patches. As part of Microsoft’s routine, monthly security update cycle we released five new security updates on …more

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The IRS reviews PayPal accounts for unreported income

Are you one of the many people that sell things on eBay and keep the money off your income records? If so, you better keep an eye out in the mail box for some nasty mail from the IR. It seems that our IRS has enough time to examine PayPal accounts for people that are …more

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Apple Releases Remote Desktop 3

Apple Computer Inc. today unveiled the third generation of its desktop management software, Apple Remote Desktop 3. Its suggested retail price would run at $299 for managing up to 10 systems and $499 for managing an unlimited number of systems. Apple Remote Desktop 3, the award-winning desktop management system for Mac OS X has more …more

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Gartner: Half Of Corporate PCs Can’t Run Microsoft Vista

If you want to get Windows Vista when it comes out, you probably should be thinking about new hardware, according to the research firm. It estimates that about half of corporate PCs aren’t powerful enough to run the forthcoming operating system. This is great news for the video card and memory industries! Among the major …more

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Comcast and Sony Plan Horror Network Channel

Comcast Corp., the biggest U.S. cable television provider, and Sony Corp. plan to create cable’s first video-on-demand horror network to increase ad sales. I’m not sure how I feel about these commercials that I am not able to fast-forward through, but they are coming. The channel will be available to Comcast customers Oct. 31. The …more

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Red Hat to buy software maker JBoss

Red Hat Inc., a developer of open source software, said Monday it has agreed to buy software maker JBoss for $350 million in stock and cash. The acquisition, split 40 percent to 60 percent between cash and Red Hat common stock, is expected to be completed in May. Red Hat develops software based on the …more

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Former President of Rambus Sells 14.7 Million Dollars In Stock

David Mooring, a former president of Rambus and a current member of its board, pulled in $14.7 million in February and March by exercising options to buy and then sell the company’s stock. In January he took in $8.5 million. Rambus shares are on fire this year, having risen more than 160 percent since the …more

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Sun Microsystems Fires 200 Employees

Sun Microsystems Inc., working to return to profitability after more than four years of losses, said it fired 200 workers in the group that makes the company’s most powerful computers, used to run corporate networks. The job cuts represent 7 percent of the work force responsible for developing server computers built with the company’s SPARC …more

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China Tries To Control Online Gamers By Limiting XP Points

China has over 30 million online gamers, many of which play online games like World of Warcraft. In an attempt to limit the time gamers are online they are trying to make in-game penalities when playing for long periods of time. The longer you play the weaker the character gets. I find this a very …more

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Intel Pentium D 805 is a bargain at 134 Dollars

Did you hear that Intel released a new processor called the Pentium D 805? We learned about it over the weekend from a local retailer and we are impressed with what you get for the price. The Intel Pentium D 805 is a dual core Smithfield processor running at 2.66GHz on the 90nm process. Want …more

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AMD raises Athlon 64 processor prices

AMD today unveiled Opteron price adjustments which relegate the 1xx CPUs’ presence on its public price list to mere ‘call for details’ status. Today also saw the debut of Opteron x56 two-way and four-way server chips and a slight price hike on thier Athlon 64 and Athlon 64 X2 processor lines. The 256 and 856 …more

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ATI SB600 southbridge to arrive in May

It seems that ATI will be launching the SB600 southbridge in May according to sources inside ATI. It will be manufactured at Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) and the details are sure to be leaked shortly as no one in the hardware industry can stay silent for long. Billy Wang, vice president for Asia Pacific …more

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Lara Croft Tomb Raider: Legend Does Not Have Nipples

I was personally contacted by the Director of Public Relations for Eidos and was informed that the game was not delayed and no nipples will be seen. Expect the game to ship on April 11th as planned. Just wanted to update your posting. All versions of Lara Croft Tomb Raider: Legend will ship on April …more

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European .eu Domain Names For Sale

EU citizens have rushed to grab a .eu domain name, with most coming from Germany and the UK on Friday. Over 500,000 domain names have been applied for so far! According to the .eu administrator Eurid, German and British net users account for most of the domain name applications. British registrants made up 236,573 by …more

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