MSI unveils P965 Platinum with CrossFire support

Micro Star International (MSI) on September 19 unveiled its P965 Platinum motherboard, which the company claims is the industry’s first motherboard based on Intel’s P965 chipsets supporting ATI Technologies’ CrossFire dual-card graphics technology for the gaming market. Looking at the MSI website nothing is mentioned about Crossfire, but two x16 slots are present. MSI P965 …more

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Yahoo! sees the third quarter as looking soft

Yahoo! sent Internet stocks into free fall Tuesday when it warned that its third quarter is looking soft. The news comes just two months after Yahoo! disappointed Wall Street with a soft second-quarter report and delays in a project aimed at bolstering its search technology. Shares in the company are down 35% this year, as …more

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Canon recalling 800,000 photocopiers

On your office break take a look around and see if any of the copiers listed below happen to be near your cube. If they are you are at risk as these copiers might catch fire due to improperly fitted electrical connections. Canon Inc. recalled about 800,000 desktop photocopiers that might catch fire because of …more

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Virgin Atlantic Airways bans ‘fire hazard’ Dell and Apple laptops

pple and Dell laptop owners travelling on Virgin Atlantic international flights are being asked to remove the gadget’s batteries before take-off. This will limit laptop use as the majority of seats on Virgin jets are not fitted with power sockets. Following the recalls, Virgin Atlantic has said passengers taking any Dell or Apple laptop on …more

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Microsoft files 20 software lawsuits in nine states

Microsoft Corp. on Tuesday announced 20 lawsuits against resellers allegedly engaged in the distribution of infringing software and software components. The lawsuits, filed against 20 defendants throughout the United States, are against companies that allegedly distributed counterfeit software or software components or participated in hard-disk loading, Microsoft said. Hard-disk loading is the installation of unlicensed …more

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Space station crew cleans up toxic spill

An oxygen generator on the international space station overheated and spilled a toxic irritant Monday, forcing the three-man crew to don masks and gloves in the first emergency ever declared aboard the 8-year-old orbiting outpost. NASA said the crew members? lives were never in any danger. They cleaned up the spill with towels. A charcoal …more

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Toshiba recalls 340,000 Sony laptop batteries

Toshiba said Tuesday it would replace about 340,000 laptop computer batteries made by Sony, the latest in a string of Sony battery woes. The batteries, used in Dynabook and Dynabook Satellite laptops manufactured between March and May this year, could fail on the road because of problems with storing and transmitting power, Toshiba spokesman Keisuke …more

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Intel quad-core Kentsfield to be named Core 2 Quadro, expected in November

Intel is expected by the end of this month to officially name its Kentsfield quad-core desktop processor as the “Core 2 Quadro,” with the first model to be an Extreme version, the Core 2 Extreme QX6700, which will be available starting in mid-November, according to sources at leading Taiwan motherboard makers. The QX6700, which will …more

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Rumor: ATI’s R600 will consume over 250W (500W CrossFire)

The Inq is reporting that they believe that the ATI R600 will be consuming an insane 250 Watts of power per card when they are released to the public. Running ATI Crossfire with this system would be pushing 500 Watts of power on just the graphics cards alone! I guess we will see how this …more

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2.5TB HDDs slated for 2009

Seagate’s foray into perpendicular recording technology continues to impress. At the IDEMA DISKCON, Seagate demonstrated technology featuring densities of 421 gigabits per square inch. That translates roughly to 2.5TB 3.5″ HDDs, and 500GB 2.5″ HDDs. Disks with the estimated capacities are slated for release by 2009. The Inquirer

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Segway recalls all scooters; software problem can cause falls

Segway Inc. is recalling all 23,500 of the self-balancing scooters it has shipped because of a software glitch that can make its wheels unexpectedly reverse direction, throwing off the rider — and in at least one incident, break some teeth. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission on Thursday said consumers should stop using the vehicles …more

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No Shocker Here – AMD Not Going To Use FB-DIMMS

The Inq is reporting on rumors that AMD has removed FB-DIMMs from their roadmap for 2008, which doesn’t shock us as Intel was the major force behing getting FB-DIMMs out the door and to the market. AMD TOOK FB-DIMMS off the roadmap for 2008. They are gone, wiped, no longer pining for the fjords. With …more

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Micron, Toshiba Settle Lexar Litigation

Toshiba and Micron Technology have agreed to settle all pending NAND flash memory-related litigation between Toshiba and Lexar Media, which Micron acquired in June. Under the deal, Toshiba will purchase certain of Micron’s semiconductor technology patents and license patents previously owned by Lexar Media in exchange for a total $288 million payment. “We appreciate that …more

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Spam fighter hit with $11.7 million judgment

The nonprofit group behind a popular blacklist used to block spam has been hit with a multimillion-dollar judgment, but the order may not be enforceable. The U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois ordered Wednesday that Spamhaus must pay $11,715,000 in damages to e360insight and its chief, David Linhardt, who sued the U.K.-based …more

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