Study: 1 in 5 parents think kids online too much

One in five American parents believe their kids are spending too much time on the Internet, though most say the online activities haven’t affected grades either way. In a study to be released Wednesday by the University of Southern California, 21 percent of adult Internet users with children believe the kids are online too long, …more

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Nvidia takes $127M options charge – better than expected

Graphics chip maker Nvidia found some irregularities in past stock-based compensation practices during an internal probe, and took a total of $127 million in non-cash charges over associated expenses, the company said Wednesday. The figure fell within the $150 million charge Nvidia said it might have to take, which is good news. The company also …more

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GM pledges to make plug-in electric vehicle

General Motors on Wednesday became the first automaker to commit to make a rechargeable hybrid vehicle, a move intended to distance the world’s largest automaker from its reputation for producing gas-guzzling trucks. I like raw horse power, so I guess I’m screwed since GM’s top priority is a plug-in hybrid car. Environmental activists have long …more

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Intel expects 45-65nm crossover to be reached in 2008

After the planned launch of 45nm processors in the second half of 2007, Intel will likely reach the crossover between 45nm and 65nm nodes in CPU production in 2008, said Rob Willoner, technology analyst at Intel’s technology and manufacturing group. He confirmed the chip giant has already started transitioning to 45nm technology at its D1D …more

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AMD Athlon 64 FX-70 Series Articles and Reviews

If you are interested in reading about the AMD Quad FX Platform with Dual Socket Direct Connect (DSDC) Architecture here are a list of reviews and article to hold you over for a bit! AMD Athlon 64 FX-70 Series @ [H]ard|OCP AMD Athlon 64 FX-70 Series @ HotHardware AMD Athlon 64 FX-70 Series @ Legit …more

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AMD Launches Quad FX Platforms with Dual CPU Sockets

Charting another industry first for computing enthusiasts, AMD today announced the AMD Quad FX Platform with Dual Socket Direct Connect (DSDC) Architecture, the first dual-socket, multi-core desktop PC platform designed to take advantage of the latest enhancements in Windows Vista Ultimate. As the supreme AMD platform for megatasking enthusiasts, the AMD Quad FX Platform is …more

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BitTorrent Strikes Deals with TV and Movie Companies

BitTorrent is back in the news today – but this time in a good way. They announced a major deal with 20th Century Fox, MTV, Paramount and others media giants to offer digital downloads of their movies and TV shows on BitTorrent.com. This comes on the heals of a previously announced partnership with Waner Brothers. …more

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Intel Samples 45nm Penryn Processors

Intel Corp. has announced that it is making prototypes of computer processors using new manufacturing techniques that further shrink circuitry, making the chips run faster and use less power. Penryn is rumored to be a dual-core, 45nm shrink of the Merom processor that is common in new laptops powered by Intel. The sample processors, known …more

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Kingston eMusic Promo: 50 Free Downloads via Kingston Mobile Phone Village

Kingston has been busy putting together a new promo with eMusic for the Kingston Mobile Phone Village portal (www.kingston.com/mpv) that offers visitors 50 free downloads when they sign up for a free trial with eMusic, the leading supplier of indie titles. Starting today through January, the Kingston eMusic promo aims to introduce mobile consumers to …more

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Futuremark releases patches for 3DMark and PCMark, enables Vista benchmarking

Futuremark has released a series of patches for 3DMark and PCMark that enables benchmarking on Windows Vista. The patches are for 3DMark06, 3DMark05 and PCMark05 so if you own one then you need to grab the update. Be sure to post your benchmark results from Vista RC2 on the forums if you run it! The …more

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Lenovo Offers 15.4-Inch Screen for ThinkPad Notebook

Lenovo’s ThinkPad T60 model is getting a wide-screen update. The Raleigh, N.C., company announced Nov. 28 that it would begin to offer a 5.1-pound, ThinkPad T60 notebook with a 15.4-inch display. The T60 ThinkPad model had previously come with a 14-inch and 15-inch screen. By offering a bigger screen, Lenovo is continuing to make its …more

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Online video ‘erodes TV viewing’

he online video boom is starting to eat into TV viewing time, an ICM survey of 2,070 people for the BBC suggests. Some 43% of Britons who watch video from the internet or on a mobile device at least once a week said they watched less normal TV as a result. The success of sites …more

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Patent ruling threatens MS Office

Microsoft may have to pull its Office suite from the shelves in South Korea as a result of losing a patent lawsuit in that country, according to published reports. Several news outlets reported Monday that a South Korean Supreme Court ruling on Friday refused a request from Microsoft that patents obtained by Hankuk Aviation University …more

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Zimbabwe army says cellphones danger to security

Zimbabwe’s military has said the country’s mobile phone operators are threatening national security by using independent connections to the outside world, official media reported on Tuesday. “The mobile service providers have their own international gateway system, and from a security point of view, this is dangerous to the state because we need to monitor traffic …more

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