Shuttle unveils XPC Media Center for digital home

Today Shuttle rolls out another one of their signature Small Form Factor (SFF) PC’s, but this time of the media center variety. Sporting a variety of features like VCR, DVD, and CD functionality and 7.1 surround by Creative, it’s bound to be a sound choice (pardon the pun) for the media fanatic who is feature-oriented. …more

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Russian Space Craft Lost Air Pressure During Re-Entry

An air leak on a space craft? If this was really a pressure leak, it would be the first in more than 30 years. Now members of NASA are worried about the airtightness of the Soyuz TMA-7 spacecraft that was launched Oct. 1 and is currently docked to the station as a landing vehicle. Not …more

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Silicon Image Loses Two Top Executives

On Friday Silicon Image (SIMG) announced that John LeMoncheck, 40, vice president of consumer electronics & PC/display businesses, has left the company and Robert Bagheri, 49, executive vice president of operations, has accepted a senior executive position at another semiconductor company. Share holders didn’t seem to like the shift in executives and share prices dropped …more

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In-car camera records accidents

We all have complained at some time or another about another’s driving, especially if you’re on the dealing or receiving end of an auto accident. Now, there is new technology to help reduce the frequency of those accidents, as well as help avoid them (with proper driver training, of course): DriveCam. A new device which …more

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New Tech To Track Laptop Thieves

Though there are several ways from preventing sensitive information from being stolen from your PC or that of an employee’s- password authentication, restrictive firewall implementation, etc- but what do you do when the computer or notebook is actually stolen? Well, there is a solution, provided by companies like IntelliTrack and Stealth Signal, called tracing, which …more

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HP recalls flaming batteries

If anyone reading this has a HP or Compaq notebook, then I would highly recommend they read this article. Batteries in the ever-popular HP Pavilion and in the Compaq Presario, as well as a couple of other models by the two brands, tend to overheat to the point of catching on fire. Each of the …more

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PS3 costs scaring away developers

Software developers who might have been slated to code games for the upcoming PS3 may have become skiddish when they found out exactly how much it would cost to develop games based around this platform: $17.6 million USD (2 billion yen)…..Ouch. Japanese site ZakZak, translated here, muses on the upcoming battle between the PS3 and …more

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AMD beats Intel in September US retail desktop sales

AMD fanatics rejoice!! Though AMD had a rough time in the first half of the year with desktop sales, they most definitely shined as of September, gaining over half of the PC market. And what is to credit here? Media Center PC’s. After facing what seemed an insurmountable decline in desktop PC sales during the …more

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MI6 Looking For Spies Online!!!

For the first time ever the Secret Intelligence Service (SIS), or MI6, has made it known to the public they are looking for new members. This is the first time MI6 has publicly appealed for staff since its creation in 1909. To help get new members MI6 has opened a new website for people to …more

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Judge stays Google suit vs. Microsoft

A federal judge ordered a tentative stay in Google Inc.’s suit against Microsoft Corp., according to a court Web site, dealing a blow to the Internet company’s legal fight over its hiring of a former Microsoft executive. I wonder how much money the companies are going to spend on this one. Since this is the …more

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Steven Spielberg and Electronic Arts Team Up

Acclaimed film director Steven Spielberg is working with games giant Electronic Arts to develop three original titles. No word is out on what the three games are, but I’m sure that will change over the next couple months. Nothing is a secret in the gaming/hardware industry for long. The aim of the deal is to …more

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AMD Opens New 300MM FAB 36 in Dresden, Germany

AMD is opening a new fab in Dresden that will help AMD nearly double its output over the next three years. This will help meet the growing demand for AMD64 processors and achieve a more aggressive growth plan. Our hats off to AMD for getting fab 36 up and running on schedule and we can’t …more

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Samsung Fined $300 Million for DRAM Price Fixing

South Korean chip and electronics maker Samsung will plead guilty to allegations of price fixing and pay a fine of $300 million in a pact reached with the Justice Department. This doesn’t come as a big shock since other DRAM companies have already paid their fines. Samsung’s plea and fine resulted from a government probe …more

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Comcast, Google eye AOL

Comcast and search-engine giant Google are teaming up to strike a deal with Time-Warner in which all three companies would own the popular web portal AOL, though it could very well disrupt talks between Microsoft and AOL. Comcast Corp., the country’s largest cable TV company, is teaming up with Internet search leader Google Inc. in …more

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