What’s Next For Nvidia Now That G80 Launched – G84!

Fudo over at The Inq. says that NVIDIA needs a mainstream DirectX 10 capable contender and that’s what G84 is all about. He believes that the chip is derived from G80 and will have less real pipelines and one a bit smaller in overall size. This is great news for gamers and enthusiats as a …more

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AMD and Hynix leap into top-10 chip supplier rankings, says iSuppli

After years of coming close to breaking into the top-10 global semiconductor rankings, AMD and Hynix Semiconductor finally hit the big time in 2006, according to research firm iSuppli. AMD’s semiconductor revenue is expected to explode by a stunning 90% in 2006, which will propel the company’s ranking up eight places to the world’s seventh-largest …more

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CNET editor’s wife, daughters found; search continues for James Kim

The wife and two young daughters of missing CNET senior editor James Kim have been found alive and well after surviving more than a week stranded in the wilderness of southwest Oregon, authorities said Monday afternoon. Law enforcement officials plan to provide an update on the progress of the search by 10 a.m. PST Tuesday …more

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AMD Announces The Shift To 65nm Processors

Launching the next generation of energy-efficient computing, AMD today announced the transition to 65nm process technology, beginning with the immediate availability of energy-efficient AMD Athlon(tm) 64 X2 dual-core desktop processors. The move to 65nm process technology enables AMD to produce more processors on a 300mm wafer, for increased production capacity, while continuing to aggressively scale …more

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Washington gets $1M settlement in first spyware case

Washington’s attorney general has settled the first case prosecuted under the state’s 2005 Computer Spyware Act. The company and president will pay $725,000 in legal fees and $200,000 in penalties, and reimburse the state’s customers $75,000. I’m amazed that out of the $1 million dollars that was handed over only $75,000 will be handed over …more

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Take-Two Interactive Inks Deal on In-Game Advertising

Take-Two announced on Monday a deal with independent player Double Fusion for delivery of in-game ads across at least nine titles. Double Fusion will be the exclusive North American and European representative for integrated advertising opportunities in Take-Two’s 2K titles debuting in 2007 and 2008. The ads will be delivered to games across all PC …more

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Second Life’s Update Causes Concern

Second Life’s grid problems from last week’s system wide update bled into the weekend, leaving users unable to navigate the virtual world. The question, though, is how badly the glitches and errors are affecting the economy, and whether residents’ concerns are justified. The update has not caused major repercussions in the Second Life economy. The …more

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Azureus Goes HD

Azureus, the file sharing company, today announced a new version of their P-2-P sofware introducing legal downloads of high definition (HD) video called Zudeo. We have the official press release here in our forums detailing Zudeo’s effort to “freely promote and distribute digtal creations.” The company claims that users with a fat enough download pipe …more

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Experts unravel secrets of ancient computer

Imagine tossing a top-notch laptop into the sea, leaving scientists from a foreign culture to scratch their heads over its corroded remains centuries later. A Roman shipmaster inadvertently did something just like it 2,000 years ago off southern Greece, experts said last week. The box-shaped mechanism — the size of office paper and operated with …more

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NVIDIA Says Windows Vista Driver for Their G80 Powered Cards Coming Soon

The NVIDIA Geforce 8800 GTX and GTS have very good drivers for Windows XP, but they have yet to launch a DX10 driver for Windows Vista that supports their latest video cards. Rumor has it that the drivers will be coming out later this month and that they are looking good! NVIDIA told world + …more

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Overall PC growth slows during Black Friday, Current Analysis says

Overall growth in the number of PCs sold in the US retail channel slowed during the Black Friday week of 2006, compared with the Black Friday week of 2005, according to Current Analysis. On year growth for Black Friday 2006 for all PC unit sales was 22.9%, compared to 36.2% during the same period last …more

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Samsung’s Latest Gun-Toting Robot

Samsung’s Latest Gun-Toting Robot

Samsung’s Intelligent Surveillance and Security Guard Robot is being developed by their Techwin unit thanks to funding from the Korean government. To keep a vigil for intruders, the armed-and-dangerous bot has two cameras–one for daytime watch and another, infrared one for the night–and a laser rangefinder. Nothing was mentioned about what round the gun uses, …more

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Go Watch Sunday Football – Legit Reviews Server Maintenance

The Legit Reviews Forums will be down for a little bit as we are upgrading some hardware on the servers that power the site. Once the upgrades have been completed the site and forums will be fully functional and hopefully a bit faster for our community. Thank you for your understanding during this time of …more

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TSA to Check Nude Bodies at Airports

The federal goverment announced that beginning this month the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) will use a new screening system that can “potentially revealing” X-ray photos of travelers. This new system that can show clear images of nude bodies has already rubbed some people the wrong way! Barry Steinhardt, head of the ACLU’s technology and liberty …more

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