MTV Networks Buys Neopets.com

 MTV Networks on Monday said it acquired NeoPets Inc., owner of the popular teen Web site Neopets.com., for an undisclosed lump sum of cash.  The site is one of the fasest growing in the world and allows users to create online pets. I’ll stick to real animals for now!  There is no way a virtual …more

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Microsoft works on own BitTorrent

Microsoft researchers in the UK are working on file-sharing technology similar to BitTorrent, but called Avalanche. Codenamed Avalanche, the program makes it easy to share content by dividing files such as software, audio or video, into chunks, much like BitTorrent. Microsoft researchers said Avalanche could be used to help distribute software, security patches, as well …more

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Hynix Shows DDR2-800 Modules Off & They Are Validated By ASUS

Hynix Semiconductor said on Friday that it has developed DRAM industry?s first 512MB DDR2-800 unbuffered dual in-line memory modules (UDIMMs) and has received validation from Taiwan-based ASUS, a leading motherboard manufacturer. Good news for DDR2 fans as more options come forth to help drive down DDR2 pricing. The 512MB and 1-gigabyte (GB) UDIMMs are based …more

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Corsair Memory: TCCD Supply Demystified

Today, Corsair let’s everyone know that Samsung TCCD memory is still alive and kicking. We posted an article about this back in Feb 2005 titled Are Samsung TCCD IC’s Dead? that dealt with the same question. Good to see that our article from 4 months ago was accurate and on the money. I’m not sure …more

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Microsoft looks to extinguish LAMP

Microsoft is focused on improving its alternatives to the so-called LAMP stack, the combination of the Linux operating system, Apache Web server, MySQL database, and scripting languages PHP, Perl or Python. Microsoft’s anti-LAMP strategy is to heap features into its low-end products and to build a comprehensive set of tools–spanning development to management–in the hopes …more

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Google to start new payment system to compete with Paypal

Online search-engine leader Google Inc. is preparing to introduce an electronic payment system later this year in a move that would pose a financial threat to one of its biggest advertisers, Internet auctioneer eBay Inc. The likelihood of Google rolling out an online payment system to rival eBay?s popular PayPal service became a hot topic …more

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Satellite radio approved in Canada

SIRIUS gets the nod to go ahead with subscription-based satellite radio service in Canada.  Canada has set really strict rules for radio broadcasting as 25% of the Canadian channels must be done in French. Another group in Canada is against the choice to approve satellite service by stating that “it creates a pipeline for U.S. radio …more

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Intel Research Merges Centrino with 802.11n

Intel Corp. will present a paper Friday that will demonstrate its progress toward integrating the current Wi-Fi technologies with the next-generation 802.11n protocol.  It is interesting to hear that Intel can integrate 802.11n into their current Alviso chipsets. Good news for consumers and Intel with this news! At the 2005 VLSI Symposium on Circuits in …more

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Samsung Electronics has informed several of its clients that its NAND flash chips are not to be used

Samsung Electronics has informed several of its clients that its NAND flash chips are not to be used on SD cards but should only be used only in MMC micro cards, according to sources. Some of the memory maker?s clients confirmed the news, while other would only say that Samsung is ?encouraging? its clients to …more

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Boeing unit sees airline cell phone service in ’06

In the prior news post the cell phone giant Cingular is against airline cell phone use, but today Boeing is all for it.  Boeing plans on introducing cell phone service in 2006 with or without the support of companies like Cingular.  Boeing Co. unit Connexion expects to start selling cellular phone services to airline passengers as …more

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Nokia’s 770 Internet Tablet Redefines PDA’s

Nokia’s 770 Internet Tablet Redefines PDA’s

The Nokia 770 is looking pretty interesting at this point in the game. The initial version will include a slew of applications including an Internet radio player, RSS reader, e-mail client, video player, a stripped-down drawing application and an image viewer, among other applications. It supports many media file formats, including MP3, Real Audio, JPEG, …more

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Longhorn Server Beta 1 to be Released August

Microsoft is continuing to drop new clues about what users can expect in Longhorn Server, the version of its Windows Server product slated to ship in 2007, and beyond. Pretty interesting info coming from the folks over at Microsoft. Muglia reconfirmed that Longhorn Server Beta 1 will ship this summer, around the same time as …more

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Nvidia cuts prices on entry-level and mainstream processors

The recent Nvidia price cuts are aimed to drive market demand during the traditional off-season of the IT industry. Good newsfor consumers as prices are going down. Nvidia recently lowered the price of its GeForce 6200 with TurboCache by US$15, according to sources at Taiwan graphics-card makers. In addition, the company cut the price on …more

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nVidia Graphics Chip to Debut at Game Bash

So your GeForce 6800 Ultra just isn’t enough? Looks like nVidia is set to start selling their upcoming G70-based products at their LAN appreciation day on June 21. Nvidia confirmed with CNET News.com that it will begin selling the next-generation graphics processors at the company’s GeForce LAN 2.0 fan appreciation day on June 21. The …more

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