Child porn investigators raid NASA for computer

NASA’s Washington headquarters was raided last week by investigators searching for evidence of child pornography. James Robinson, a NASA manager, came to the Feds attention when he responded to online ads for child pornography last year, Smoking Gun reports. He used the name Jim Saron and sent pictures and videos to several undercover investigators. He …more

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Intel to ship 10 million 865-series chipsets in 2Q

Intel is expected to ship 10 million entry-level 865-series chipsets in the second quarter, with half of that amount going to motherboard maker Asustek Computer, according to industry sources. The chipsets are rumored to be priced as low as US$13 or below, lower than competing chipsets from other vendors. Asustek declined to give details, but …more

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UK Government to Shut Down GSM Networks

The Mobile Gazette is reporting on this April Fool’s Day that the UK government is threatening to revoke the license for the radio spectrum that GSM cell phones use in order to use the frequency range for gambling kiosks and a new public security system. The date UK cell phone carriers have to comply is …more

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Google Romance!

Slashdot starts off our April Fools coverage by informing everyone that Google has announced a new service called ‘Google Romance’. Think it is a hoax? Before you decide, be sure to read the previous news post… Google Romance (Beta) is a place where you can post all types of romantic information and, using our Soulmate …more

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Beware of April Fools!

CNET has a little news piece that gives a nice public service announcement warning net-surfers to be careful what they believe on April 1st. I’m sure we’ll have a nice list of news posts tomorrow giving all kinds of ‘announcements’ and ‘breaking news’ in the industry… but like CNET says… be careful what you believe …more

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Justice Dept. subpoenas more tech firms

The Justice Department is demanding internal files from dozens of Internet service providers and other technology firms as it seeks to defend a controversial Internet child protection law. The subpoenas also went to companies including AT&T Inc., Cox Communications Inc., Verizon Communications Inc. and Symantec Corp. The U.S. Supreme Court has twice said the law …more

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AMD Shows Off 65nm Processors

I’m not sure what the big deal is, but I’ve gotten over ten e-mails asking about if I got to go down to Texas and see AMD’s 65nm processors this week and I wasn’t one of the lucky few (if it even happend). Usually when the e-mails come rolling in and a number of sites …more

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Google buys stake in AOL and inks advertising deal

Google has invested nearly $1 billion for a 5 percent stake in AOL and to enter into an advertising partnership. I wonder if we will see Google Text ads nn AOL Instant Messenger (AIM) conversations in the near future. Google Inc. agreed to invest $1 billion for a 5 percent stake in Time Warner Inc.’s …more

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Over Half of the UK government websites contain HTML errors

Some 60% of UK government websites contain HTML errors, according to a study by the University of Southampton. Looks like one of the coders will be in some hot water now that the news story is out. The Southampton University report found that 61% of these websites did not fully comply with guidelines from the …more

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ATI Cruises Past Estimate

ATI’s second-quarter earnings fell 40% from a year ago, as margins contracted following a repositioning in its desktop division. Excluding items, ATI’s earnings were well ahead of estimates and the company issued solid guidance for the current period ATI earned $34.1 million, or 3 cents a share, in the quarter, compared with $57.2 million, or …more

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Nintendo Revolution Details Leak Out

Nintendo’s Revolution console will be powered by a 729MHz processor – 50 per cent more clock cycles than its predecessor in the GameCube – and a graphics chip set to run at 243MHz, it has been claimed. Who knows if these rumors are true, but if they are it is good news for Nintendo fans. …more

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G70 is to G71 as R580 is to…

Not to be outdone by nVidia’s release of the G71, ATi has released info to its partners about the new R580+ chip. If you’ve taken the SATs and read the title carefully, you may already know the difference between R580 and R580+. The R580 is simply a process shrink of the existing R580 core to …more

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Intel Launches New Ruggedized PC Platform For India

Intel Corporation today officially launched an innovative PC platform that has been developed exclusively to meet the needs of rural villages and communities in India. Now if they can just invent a way for them not to be stolen! The aptly named Community PC platform was defined by Intel after intensive ethnographic studies in rural …more

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Quake 4 v1.1 Patch Recalled — Widescreen Monitor Bug

One of our readers informed me that he saw a post over at ShackNews that claims Quake 4 v1.1 patch that was released yesterday is already recalled. If you have the patch you might want to disable the widescreen support ASAP. In case you missed it, id Software has recalled the Quake 4 1.1 patch …more

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