Will Intel open Pandora’s box with Mac Mini twin?

Taking another crack at the living room, Intel is again showing off a concept PC that closely resembles Apple Computer’s Mac Mini. The chipmaker unveiled the prototype with AOpen on Tuesday at the Computex trade show in Taiwan. CNET News

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NVidia and ARM target next-gen devices

Graphics processor firm nVidia has teamed up with UK-based chip company ARM to pool technology in a bid to accelerate the development of next-generation consumer devices. Under the terms of the deal nVidia has licensed the ARM 11 MPCore processor to add application processing functionality to its forthcoming graphics and digital media processing system-on-chip architectures. …more

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AMD edges Intel in early dual-core benchmarks

Advanced Micro Devices was second in coming to market with a dual-core desktop chip, but it’s first in benchmark scores, according to sites that test the chip. Both Anandtech and Tom’s Hardware–two hardware benchmarking sites–have published reports stating that, in their own tests, the dual-core Athlon 64 X2 chips generally edge out the Intel Pentium …more

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Intel adds DRM to new chips (i945 & Dual-Core)

Microsoft and Intel have teamed up by trying to police copyright regulations through hardware and not software. Intel has now included digital rights management (DRM) within in its latest dual-core processor Pentium D and accompanying 945 chipset. This should be interesting! The situation presents an interesting dilemma for IT security managers as they may now be …more

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Firefox about to get IE on its knees

In 6 months time, Internet Explorer’s market share has gone from 95% to 64.8%, this according to W3schools.  All these market shares have apparently gone to the new kid on the block, Firefox.  Firefox is definitely on fire! It looks like Firefox is unstoppable. In spite of the vulnerabilities discovered lately, the open-source browser continues …more

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Samsung moves to lower flash memory prices

Oooh!  Lower prices on memory cards.  Bring it on Samsung!  Now, if they can only use this same 70 nanometer technology to create their new NAND flash hard drive maybe that would place it within the average consumer’s price range. Samsung Electronics has started producing its first NAND flash memory chips on an advanced process, a …more

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ATI?s MultiVPU solution, don?t get caught in the crossfire?

After you read this review by Hardware Analysis, make sure you return to visit Legit Reviews Forum and join the discussion on the ATI Crossfire for more opinions; and don’t forget to share your own insights as well. We?ll have to give it to ATI for keeping our gaze fixed upon their new product for so …more

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Survey: U.S. residents addicted to e-mail

OK then, I may have two or more e-mail accounts, but I have never checked for messages in the bathroom, church, or while driving; so I’m definitely not addicted to e-mail.  What about you? U.S. residents are so hooked on e-mail that some check for messages in the bathroom, in church and while driving, a new survey …more

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Internet radio is gaining, but problems remain

Coming soon to a cellphone, MP3 player, or other device near you!  Despite the many obstacles,  Internet Radio is on the rise and may well soon become a part of your daily entertainment menu. “Once Internet radio’s available everywhere and you’ll have ‘Internet walkmen’, it will be a watershed moment,” said Bryan Miller, general manager for …more

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Portability on the move in the new PC era

I’m all for portability, so I’m quite happy that its time is right here and right now.  It’s great to read about all the new devices being introduced and showcased at next week’s Computex show.  Remember to check back here at Legit Reviews often for all the news on emerging trends in the tech world.  The new …more

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Intel Pentium D Chipset Offers Power Boost for Consumer PCs

Power, Power, and More Power!  Intel’s new dual-core processor, the Pentium D, delivers a boost and a boon to consumers looking for more power to smoothly handle multiple computing tasks. Delivering its first dual-core processor intended for mainstream, consumer and small-business PCs, chip giant Intel (Nasdaq: INTC) launched the Pentium D and 945 chipset this week, touting better …more

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Microsoft urges Windows users to dump Netscape 8

Microsoft Corp. is urging Windows users to uninstall the new Netscape 8 Web browser from their computers, saying it damages Microsoft’s own Internet Explorer browser. Microsoft’s announcement on Friday came after a Microsoft technician’s blog posting a day earlier that said Netscape’s updated technology interfered with Internet Explorer’s ability to display some Web pages. St. …more

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Nintendo?s Subtle Revolution

Nintendo?s Subtle Revolution

Nintendo, the quiet “Revolution!”  Compared to the loud buzz surrounding the Xbox 360 and PS3 that’s certainly apropos, but this Revolution comes in a sleek package and an enticing “All-Access Gaming” concept offer. “Our next console proves small in size but big on ideas,” says Reggie Fils-Aime, Nintendo of America’s executive vice president of sales & …more

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Yahoo Sends PhotoMail

Are you an avid digital photographer who likes sharing photos with everyone, anywhere?  Well Yahoo’s new PhotoMail service (currently in testing) may have you saying “cheese” quite a bit. PhotoMail works by placing small thumbnail pictures in messages and storing the actual large photo files on a server of the Yahoo Photo online album service, says Andy …more

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