Microsoft offering previews of new Windows

In an effort to keep tabs on its progress in getting a complete version of Windows Vista out the door, Microsoft will start releasing preview versions of the OS monthly, with a major beta release early next year, and hopefully the finished product in the second half of ’06. Microsoft Corp. is releasing preview versions …more

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Intel to partner with TiVo on PC platform

You can already use your TiVo to record shows onto its hard disk and view later, but soon, you’ll be able to take TV shows from your PC and load them into a TiVo. Intel has partnered with TiVo on its upcoming media center monster, Viiv (or 64 in Roman numerals when put back-to-back). You …more

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Is Xbox a Money Pit?

Wow, it seems like Microsoft is really taking a soaking on their new console. If only they had decided to sell them on E-Bay, where they are going for 3-5 times their actual retail value…. they might actually have tuiurned a profit. I wonder how things are going to shake out down the road when …more

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Thieves put car security system to test

What a way to test a new security system! David Thomas, the Project Manager over the BT (Bluetooth?) TrackIt security system, had his Audi A4 stolen. What the thief didn’t anticipate, however, was that Mr. Thomas had this security system installed on his car, and was recovered that very day. This interesting little stint could …more

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Sony to let parents control PlayStation 3 access

If you remember anything much about the PS2, you’ll remember every time you put a DVD in, it would mention something about the parental controls if you had it configured. Well, now Sony, Microsoft, and Nintendo are stretching this to apply to video games as well, where parents can block children from playing games with …more

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Touch panel makers eye car-use applications

The car-use electronics market may be seeing some more “bling” soon. eTurbo Touch and Liyitec, both manufacturers of touch-screen products, expect to start marketing these LCD’s toward the automotive market soon. Nothing like having touch-screen in the back seat of that Lexus or Caddy Escalade, I tell you…. Touch panel makers are eying car-use applications, …more

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Activision Fails to Answer Consumer Questions on Call of Duty 2

Activision and nVidia are supportive of gamers right? According to the gamers that is far from true after they asked questions about the recently launched game Call of Duty 2 (COD2). Seems the gamers are organizing the first massive online game strike ? boycott and has scheduled it to happen on December 17th. This is …more

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Browser Face-Off

With Firefox 1.5 RC1 due for release tomorrow, PCWorld has a nice little article showcasing the various web browsers and what can be expected of them. Browser competition hasn’t been this fierce since the mid-1990s, and the fight is becoming even more intense as Microsoft, Mozilla, and Opera ready new versions of their software for …more

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Europe to have 300,000 Microsoft Xbox 360’s at launch

Microsoft will have around 300,000 of its new Xbox 360 games console available for its European launch on December 2, a Microsoft executive said in an interview published on Sunday. This is not a big number, so if you want an Xbox 360 you better make plans to camp out the night before. Industry analysts’ …more

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Blu-ray DVD’s are winning the race, but losing the price and manufacturing wars

The Sony-backed Blu-ray and the Toshiba-backed HD DVD have each been trying hard to become the next DVD format and the fight is still going on. Today, the fight has shifted over to pricing and the time it takes to produce a disc. Interesting read if you want to know where the future of DVD’s …more

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Rumor: Asustek aims for being listed on the NYSE

While this is nothing more then speculation, I find it interesting that Asustek may be trying to get listed on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in the near future. Should be interesting to see what happens! Asustek Computer will separate its ASUS-branded business from the company and concentrate solely on the manufacturing side instead …more

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EOL of the 3000+ and New 3200+ and 3500+ Steppings

Our friends at Anandtech are reporting the EOL of the 3000+ as well as spotting new steppings of the ever popular 3200+ and 3500+ CPUs. For those of you who watch the Athlon 64 market very closely, you may have noticed the sudden dry up of lower clocked E3 Venice CPUs. According to industry insiders, …more

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Computer Worm Poses as E-Mail From FBI, CIA

As if we don’t get enough junk mail! Now, the FBI and the CIA are sending us mail? Or are they…. It’s being called the worst computer worm of the year — a fast-spreading Internet threat that looks like an official e-mail from the CIA or FBI but can leave your computer wide open to …more

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NVIDIA GeForce Go 7300 Spotted

Those of you that are looking for an inexpensive, yet feature-filled mobile graphics solution will be interested in taking a look at this information from Laptop Logic. They take the time to look at the specs of the Go 7300 and compare it to the Go 6200 and its direct competition, the ATI Mobility Radeon …more

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