Woman sues Rockstar over Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas

So it begins… A woman upset that she bought the video game “Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas” for her 14-year-old grandson without knowing it contained hidden, sexually explicit scenes sued the manufacturer Wednesday on behalf of consumers nationwide. Here is the kicker that really bites me… She bought the M (17+) rated game for her …more

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Intel readjusts NOR flash marketing strategy

Declining margins for NOR flash production has pushed Intel to readjust its marketing strategy as a multi-chip packed memory supplier in the Asia handset markets. The Intel Marketing deparment has to love all these changes.  IMHO Intel has one of the most active marketing teams of any company we work with! Intel had long been …more

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ATI Beta 1 Drivers Support Microsoft Windows Vista

This morning ATI announced broad Catalyst graphics driver support for the beta 1 release of the Microsoft Windows Vista operating system. For full details, please see the official release in our forums. Included with Microsoft?s Windows Vista beta 1 release are ATI?s Catalyst drivers for its desktop and mobile DirectX 9 class discrete graphics processors …more

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Microsoft’s new efforts to stop software piracy

Microsoft is taking another step to crack down on software piracy this week. As part of Microsoft’s efforts to stop software piracy, users must now install counterfeit detection software on their PCs. Start the clocks and let’s see how long it takes for someone to come out with a patch to work around this one. Shoot …more

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Discovery Lifts Off Safely

Discovery Lifts Off Safely

Discovery roared into space this morning, carrying seven astronauts on the first shuttle flight since the 2003 Columbia disaster. The shuttle blasted off on time at 10:39 a.m. ET, following days of troubleshooting to fix a faulty fuel sensor in its external tank. We wish them a safe 12 days and a safe return. The …more

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AMD’s K7 procrssor is officially phased out

Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) will lower prices of its Socket-754 Sempron CPUs in early August, as it has already officially phased out its K7 line of processors this quarter, according to KJ Chou, general manager of AMD Taiwan. I’ll never forget my AGOIA stepping and my rear window defrosting unlock mod that was done to …more

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Intel to sponsor online game provider

Intel Taiwan announced yesterday that it has reached a strategic alliance with Soft-World International, a leading producer of game software and on-line games in Taiwan, for providing efficient graphics solutions for online games using the chip giant?s Centrino platform for notebooks and Pentium D processors with 945G integrated chipsets for desktop solutions. Intel will work …more

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PolarFLO TT Chrome Basic Watercooling System

The Best Case Scenario took a look at the PolarFLO TT series watercooling system, and in chrome nonetheless.  I recommend taking a look at the review and see for yourself how dazzling the chrome is, as well as the TT series’ extreme performance. Originally for this review I was going to go with a two-barb …more

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Kingwin AquaStar AS-3000

As watercooling becomes mainstream and aircooling is phased out, more and more manufacturers have begun creating complex systems to handle a computer’s extreme heat.  Kingwin has popped out another good looking system that warrants a look.  Read more at the link. As water cooling moves out of the garage and into the mainstream, we are …more

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Japan to build world’s fastest supercomputer

Japan wants to develop a supercomputer that can operate at 10 petaflops, or 10 quadrillion calculations per second, which is 73 times faster than the  world’s fastest supercomputer – Blue Gene. Coming in just under one billion dollars this super computer will be a contract that all chipmakers will be trying to get! Kyodo News reported …more

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Hacking For Good = Getting Paid Legally

Hackers who seek out loopholes in popular programs could soon get cash rewards for their finds. Those who top the scheme’s rewards system could be earning $50,000 a year from their bug hunting. While $50,000 will not make you rich it is plenty of cash for the vast majority of hackers who are under 21! Only …more

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Vista software Flaming Hot Over Windows Vista

By naming the next version of Windows “Vista,” Microsoft may have stepped on the toes of another software company just down the road in Redmond. That would be Vista, a business software and services company founded in 1999 by John Wall. He was not amused when Microsoft announced its choice yesterday, setting the stage for …more

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“East Fork” Platform to get Intel Pentium D9 support, with ICH7-DH southbridge

Some more info was published today on Intel’s famed “East Fork” desktop platform.  This would of course be the Yonah Pentium M processors platform that is designed for desktop PCs, Intel?s digital home strategy, and not the mobile crowd.  Nothing like having a dual-core Pentium D9 series processor, which is based off good old time proven Pentium 3 designs. For the …more

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Korea To Offer Free Nationwide Mobile Broadcasting in 2006

Free broadcasting services to handheld devices like cell phones may be offered across the country next year after testing later this year in Seoul and the surrounding Kyonggi Province. Now if we can only get something like that going in major US cities!  America was first to embrace cell phones, but are slow to move …more

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