ATI?s Radeon X1800 XT Breaks 1 GHz Speed Barrier

Looks like ATI’s X1800 XT graphics processor is very overclocker friendly as a two Finnish over-clockers broke the 1GHz mark. ATI said that once faster GDDR-4 memory arrives next year, users can expect to see the hidden potential of ATI’s innovative new memory controller design. ATI said the processor and board PCB are GDDR-4 ready, …more

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LG Electronics Enters the U.S. Flash Ram/USB Market

In their continuing effort to gain U.S. market share, LG USA?s IT Brand Division will be entering the Flash RAM/USB market. The transfer, storage and use of digital media is everywhere and LG is jumping into the game with RAM USB drives and RAM memory cards. It will be interesting to see how well this …more

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OCZ Technology Launches XTC Memory Heat Spreaders

OCZ Technology Launches XTC Memory Heat Spreaders

OCZ Technology has some new patent-pending XTC (Xtreme Thermal Convection) Heatspreaders that allow increased ventilation and heat dissipation due to an innovative honeycomb design. The new design provides better air flow to the actual memory ICs. I’m starting to wonder why companies even put heat spreaders on memory modules these days. We have a thread …more

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Web-based software challenges Windows

One of Microsoft’s creations may just turn on them after all. Ajax, a developer of online “Office-like” applications, is knocking on Microsoft’s back door with its gradual release of web-based office tools. Don’t have Microsoft Office? Still need to type a letter with some form of formatting? No problem, it can all be done online …more

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Legal P2P opens for business

Well, it appears the time of free P2P sharing is coming to an end quickly. iMesh, one of the largest P2P (Peer-to-Peer) file-sharing services, is going “regulated”. They will start charging $6.95 a month for its file-sharing services, and while the old iMesh is still up, they will have to pay $4.1 million to record …more

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New Xbox processor offers powerful speeds

I believe I just found a reason to go with the Xbox 360 over the PS3: their processor is a monster! Three PowerPC engines, each can handle 2 tasks at once, and capable of over 3 GHz??? I think we already know who the winner is here, not to mention the price of the 360 …more

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Intel Delays Itanium “Montecito” Processor Release

Looks like those waiting on Intel’s new Montecito processor will have to wait a half year longer as the launch has been delayed. Looks like the entire Itanium processor family is going to get shifted down the road map after this is all done and over with. On Monday, Scott McLaughlin, Intel spokesman, said thousands …more

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Active Forum Topics

If you haven’t stopped by the forums lately you might want to stop in and take a look at the community we have going. If you are into modding then you will want to look at the thread on the PSone 5″ LCD Monitor for $13 @ Kmart. If you are wanting to upgrade your …more

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ProMOS Blames Intel For Low DDR2 Sales

DDR2 demand is still impacted by the shortage of Intel chipsets, and the situation will be not alleviated until the first quarter of 2006, DRAM vendor ProMOS Technologies said at its investor conference. Due to slower than expected ramp-up in DDR2 demand, we expect DDR demand to stay healthy throughout the whole last quarter of …more

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Korea Markets Own CDMA Chip

Korea looks to get out the long shadow of Qualcomm, a U.S.-based mobile giant that retains source technologies of code division multiple access (CDMA), by developing its own modem chips. This is bad news for Qualcomm (QCOM)as they might lose a good number of chip sales. Eonex, a venture start-up, Monday said its modem chips …more

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Intel Invests $650 Million In U.S. Manufacturing Site

Intel Corporation today announced plans to invest $650 million in the company?s existing manufacturing site in New Mexico. The investment will be used to increase the capacity of the 300mm wafer fabrication facilities in Rio Rancho, N.M., called Fab 11X. It is good to see Intel pumping this kind of money into a location here …more

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Vending Machines Sell IPods to Go

Zoom Systems has come out with an interesting new way of selling iPods to consumers. If you’re disenchanted with the retail or outlet experience, just go to the nearest airport or mall, and you’ll find a vending machine- yes I said it, vending machine- that has the iPod, and right next to the digital cameras …more

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New iPods make some add-ons yesterday’s hits

Before you buy the newest version of the iPod or Nano, here’s something you should know. Apple has eliminated with the top port that the older versions had, thus all of the accessories that worked with the older version of the iPod will be useless on the new ones. Though they have started releasing new …more

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AMD Turion 64 Mobile CPU prices slashed up to 26%

Going with the “out with the old, in with the new” routine, prices on the X2, mobile Turion, mobile Sempron, desktop Sempron, and desktop Athlon 64 chips are falling. Now would be a great time to get your hands on an AMD dual-core or mobile processor, but maybe prices will drop even further the closer …more

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