The Dream Team Tackles Spyware

Tired of downloading several programs to remove spyware? Those days might soon be over as a “dream team” might be forming to battle spyware. The initiative will see ICSA Labs, McAfee, Symantec, Thompson Cyber Security Labs and Trend Micro join forces to produce software. The work of the group will be collected on the website …more

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AMD Socket AM2- M2 motherboards to cost $5 to $10 more

Fuad is reporting that AMD’s socket AM2 is going to cost $5-$10 more than current socket 939’s being used on high end motherboards. This is no shocker and the increased socket cost should level out once production gets in the millions. AMD socket M2/AM2 based motherboards aren’t likely to cost very much more than existing …more

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Intel to add EIST to 65nm Desktop Processors

It seems that Intel is going to be updating the ‘Presler’ and ‘Cedar Mill’ 65nm desktop cores to improve the part’s power consumption by adding support for the chip maker’s Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology (EIST). This is a great move and something that we were shocked was not done in the first place, but Intel …more

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Google Misses Q4 Profit Outlook: Tax Impact

Google made $372 million, or $1.22 a share, up from the year-ago $204 million, or 71 cents a share. While these numbers are up and something many companies would love to have they are a big miss for Google and as a result shares (GOOG) are down $35.80 (-8.27%) this second. One surprise came on …more

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IE7 Beta Available to the Public

The long awaited successor to Internet Explorer 6 now has a beta available for public consumption. Currently, it works only with Windows XP with SP2, but will eventually be made available for users of XP 64-bit, Server 2003, and of course, Vista. Say goodbye to bulky toolbars. Internet Explorer 7 has a new interface that …more

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Bill Gates backs computer cell phone

Microsoft founder and Chairman Bill Gates believes cell phones are a better way than laptops to bring computing to the masses in developing nations. This all comes after the $100 laptop couldn’t strike a deal with Mircrosoft, so they had to do something. It seems that Microsoft executives are just showing an alternative to a …more

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Dell to employ 50% more in India

The world’s biggest computer maker, Dell, will be increasing its workforce in India by 50% in the next two years. It will take the total number of Dell employees in India up to 15,000. They are also starting a fouth call center in India. Did we mention that we are fans of building your own …more

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ATI’s M59 is Radeon Mobility X1900

For all those notebook gamers it seems like the ATI Radeon Mobility X1900 is coming out soon and should be the top mobile GPU for a bit. No word on if they are going to support CrossFire notebooks with this chipset series though. It was not hard to get this one as M58 was the …more

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Memory Maker Elpida Fined $84 Million

Elpida, a Japanese joint venture set up between Hitachi and NEC, has become the fourth memory maker to pay a penalty for fixing memory prices. The $84 million fine is just a small portion of the $645 million that has already been paid by Samsung, Hynix, and Infineon. The company admitted to taking part in …more

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German patent court rules in RIM’s favor

Research in Motion Ltd. just announced that the federal patent court in Germany had ruled in favor of the maker of the BlackBerry e-mail device against patent-holding company InPro. RIM said the German patent court had decided that all claims in InPro’s German-designated patent were invalid. Luxembourg-based InPro has the right to appeal the decision, …more

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Is Flash Memory Being Produced Too Fast?

With Flash memory prices recently getting cut could this be the end of the Flash Memory bubble? Hynix, the No. 2 player in flash, is expected to transition part of their DRAM fab to flash production this year. Not to mention that IM Flash (jointly owned by Intel and Micron) is going to ramp up …more

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Realtime HD 3D for your TV

nVidia today announced the availability of its Quadro FX 4500 SDI line of graphics cards for professional workstations. It would seem CNBC has known about these cards in advance as they’ve signed up to purchase an unknown quantity for future use in live broadcasts. NVIDIA Quadro SDI products allow broadcasters to enrich their programming with …more

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Los Angeles Sues Take Two Interactive Over GTA

The Los Angeles attorney’s office has sued the makers of “Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas” for allegedly hiding pornographic material inside the video game, officials said. For a game released in 2004 it seems silly that states are still suing over a year later. The game, released in October 2004, features characters that commit crimes …more

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AMD socket M (quad) to sample late February

Sources close to AMD’s plans with Socket M have started talking about release dates. Rumors place mark the first deliveries to its (original equipment manufacturing) customers as early as late February. AMD isn’t rushing to shove Socket 1207 chipolatas out the door. The chips for Opterons which will support DDR3 and pinouts for quad core, …more

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