Vonage releases WiFi Phone

Vonage, a VoIP company, has released a mobile WiFi phone that resembles a cell phone. You can connect to WiFi hotspots anywhere in the world with the internet phone via an 802.11b wireless connection. Vonage Marketing Inc. has partnered with telecommunications equipment designer UTStarcom Inc. to produce Vonage’s first portable Wi-Fi handset, the companies announced …more

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Quanta to build the $100 laptop

Quanta, the world’s largest laptop manufacturer, will make the low-cost $100 crank laptop designed by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. It is no suprise that Quanta got the contract as the only other company with a real shot at it was Compal. Looks like 2006 will be the year for the global $100 laptop! Quanta …more

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NVIDIA to Acquire ULi Electronics For U.S. $52 Million

NVIDIA has announced plans to acquire ULi electronics, a leading developer of core logic technology. This is amazing news and I find it ironic that at lunch yesterday I was talking about how Nvidia is up to something since things at the NVIDIA camp were too quiet. As we now know it turned out that …more

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Tuesday Reviews from Around the Web (update)

Also, today [H]ardOCP has posted 2 reviews, one is the ASUS Extreme N6600GT Silencer Video Card Evaluation, and the other is New Valve Source Engine Rendering Effects. Check them out by visiting the LegitForums! The ASUS Silencer is built for people that demand absolute quiet along with good gaming performance, and that is exactly what …more

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Intel Researchers Find Hardware Fight Rootkits and Malware

Could the first line of data security be in hardware? Intel researchers have developed a way to detect rootkits and other malware. Although still in the research stage, it could be added to future Intel hardware platforms. Seems that the key is in the memory after all! By watching a computer’s main memory, the System …more

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Is the TPM chip the end of anonymity on the Internet?

Did you know that over 20 million PCs worldwide are equipped with a tiny security chip called the Trusted Platform Module (TPM)? The TPM will do something never before seen on the Internet: provide virtually fool-proof verification that you are who you say you are. Looks like things are coming together for the industry and …more

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Intel’s CSI to outperform AMD’s Hypertransport

Intel has an answer for AMD’s Hypertransport and thinks its technology stacks up pretty well. In fact, Intel is telling customers that it has AMD beat, starting in 2008. While this is still over two years away at least Intel has something planned to compete with AMD! Intel’s CSI high-speed serial interconnect was first meant …more

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AMD Claims Victory Over Intel in The Dual-Core Duel

AMD has sent out a press release saying that Intel has lost their dual-core duel as Intel refused to step into the ring. AMD originally issued the challange back in August and Intel said they would not play with AMD and their marketing methods. I hope all those in the industry got a smile on …more

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Monthly Forum Contest: Four ECS Motherboard and Intel 830 CPU Combo’s

ECS Elitegroup and Legit Reviews is giving away FOUR great processor and motherboard combos this month. The contest is open to all of our forum members (If you are not a member don’t worry as registration is free)To enter the contest all you have to do is answer ten questions and e-mail them back to …more

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Microsoft planning to make IE7 more secure… Thank Goodness!

The next version of Internet Explorer will ship with significant default setting changes to the security zones, including the scrapping of the “Intranet” zone for home users. For Microsoft to keep up in the browser race they need to make some changes and these could be a step in the right direction. “The Internet zone, …more

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Google, Activision, and Nvidia to Join the Nasdaq 100

Google will lead a procession of Internet and software companies into the Nasdaq 100 when the index is reconstituted next week, the Nasdaq says. It looks like Google, Activision, RedHat, and Nvidia have made it into the Nasdaq 100. Google was granted a waiver from the usual two-year waiting period for inclusion in the index …more

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File-swapping fine upheld by appeals court

A Chicago woman who downloaded songs for free from the Kazaa file-sharing network violated copyright law and must pay a $22,500 fine to the record labels, a federal appeals court has ruled. I don’t like how the court said they didn’t care if it was 30 songs or 1,300 songs. Nearly everyone has songs they …more

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Samsung Shows off 8GB Memory Module

Samsung has built an 8GB fully buffered memory (FB-DIMM) module for servers. While this is interesting news Samsung failed to give a date when the 8GB modules would go on sale. The monster module packs in 32 80nm 2Gb DDR 2 SDRAM devices – 16 on each side – along with the Advanced Memory Buffer …more

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New Record: 11.01 million motherboards shipped in November

Total shipments from Taiwan-based first-tier motherboard makers Asustek Computer, Elitegroup Computer Systems (ECS), Gigabyte Technology, and Micro-Star International (MSI) totaled 11.01 million motherboards in November, an historical monthly high. Now that is a lot of motherboards! The record represented an on-year growth of 24.7% and 5.5% sequentially. Investment banks Goldman Sachs and Smith Barney estimated …more

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