Average American Worker Does Nothing 2.09 Hours Per Day

I’m not shocked that the study below found that the average worker in the United States wastes 2.09 hours a day by killing time, but I do thank each and every person who comes here at work! Hats off to the thousands of cube wokers who come here daily. The average worker admits to frittering …more

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Upcoming DirectX Supports Shader Model 4.0

It seems that the next generation Nvidia and ATI R600 parts will be ready to show their new feature sets even before Longhorn comes out. This is due to the fact that DirectX 9 will get some significant upgrades before the launch and will support Shader Model 4.0. It’s a great decision as both Nvidia …more

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ATI R520 GPUs to come in 3Q

ATI has informed its clients in Taiwan that it will gradually begin volume shipments of its R-series GPUs, including the R520, RV530, RV515 and RV505 by the end of the third quarter. This means that you can expect to see the R-series GPUs launched by the end of the month. ATI has informed its clients …more

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Powercomm Offers 100Mbps Internet Service in Korea

In South Korea some lucky Powercomm customers can purchase 100Mbps internet service for only US$30 (30,800 Won)! With Charter Broadband service I’m lucky to get 1mbps for the $29.99 that I am charged monthly. Hopefully sometime in the near future we will see the American Broadband companies catch up to what can be had in …more

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Fatal1ty Finishes Second in the CPL World Tour UK

Jonathan (Fatal1ty) Wendel finished second over in the UK stop of the CPL World tour after again losing to Sander (Vo0) Kaasjager. I don’t think Fatal1ty is worried though because rumor has it that the new AMD based Fatal1ty boards are selling nicely and royalities are coming in from each and every board sold. The …more

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Computer saves drowning girl in pool

A young girl has become the first swimmer in the U.K. saved from drowning by a computerized pool-monitoring system. The accident happened on Aug. 24 when a 10-year-old girl in a swimming pool in Bangor, North Wales, sank to the bottom of the deep end. It looks like the $118,000 investment paid off and saved …more

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Gamers rally for Katrina support

DONATIONS are now coming in from everwhere. Every little helps! Sony Online Entertainment (SOE) is rallying support for those caught up in the disaster via its massive community of players in Everquest II. By typing in a /donate command, players will automatically be taken to the American Red Cross’s Hurricane 2005 relief page where they …more

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Apple’s iPod to set European mobiles ringing

Horray.. Play music on your Cell phone, and not just an annoying ring tone! iTunes is already become very popular, but now with the new generation mobile phones you will be able to access and play all your favourite music. I’m one of those people who don’t have a Cell phone, But this has got …more

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BFG Technologies Will Manufacture AGEIA PhysX Cards

AGEIA and BFG Technologies have inked a retail distribution agreement for the PhysX processor. Under the contract, BFG Technologies will manufacture, sell, market and distribute personal computer add-in cards powered by the AGEIA PhysX? processor to retail, e-tail and distributors in the United States, Canada and the European Union member states. We tried reaching BFG …more

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Windows Firewall flaw may hide open ports

Microsoft have already release a update already. The “flaw” affects Windows inbuit firewall. It seems to be possible to create a rule to open ports which will not show up in the standard user interface. The attacker would need admin rights to change affected regisrty entries. Microsoft Security Advisory (897663) has more info. A flaw …more

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DVD format war looms as Blu-ray backers plan launch

The backers of Blu-ray said today that there is no common ground for a unified format and it was on track to launch their disc within a year. For those who don’t know, there are two standards that are trying to make it in the future DVD market right now — Blu-Ray & HD DVD. …more

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Intel Files Response To AMD Complaint

Intel has filed a response to AMD’S U.S. Federal District Court antitrust complaint and refutes all of AMD’s claims. Looks like this one is going to be pretty nasty for both sides. AMD quickly sent out a press release in response to Intel’s and pointed out that many countries are also looking at the marketing …more

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Anti-virus software for mobile phones a reality

Finnish security firm F-Secure has created the security program in reaction to the growing number of viruses that infect cell phones. F-Secure is thought to be the first to sell such a program to the mass market. Sources said the retail boxed version of the anti-virus software for cell phones will be available on September …more

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VIA announces VIA P4M800 Pro integrated P4 chipset

VIA Technologies today announced the VIA P4M800 Pro chipset is currently shipping to motherboard vendors and motherboards featuring the chipset are expected to be available soon. Read the full press release by following the link below. Designed to support a full range of Intel Pentium 4 and Intel Celeron processors with an FSB of up …more

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