US Military’s High Energy Laser Area Defense System Under Development

If you thought the air to air combat scenes in Star Wars was cool just wait till you see what the US military has planned for 2007. If everything goes as planned we will see HELLADS or for us non-military people, a giant laser that has the ability to shoot things out of the sky. …more

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Sony adds Web browser to PSP game device

Have you been craving a web browser for your Sony PSP? The wait is over as Sony Corp. is adding Internet access to its Play Station Portable in a bid to increase the mobile gaming device’s appeal as a handheld entertainment center, the company said on Wednesday. If you own the PSP we advise you to …more

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Pimp My Pet For OCZ Memory Contest

This month we are giving away a 1GB kit of OCZ’s PC-3200 Gold VX memory to one lucky forum member.  The theme of this months contest is “Pimp My Pet” and we already have a couple of entires from our dedicated forum members. Remember the forums are free and the contest is open to the …more

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Google Talk – Released!

It seems yesterday’s stream of rumors were true! Google announced and released Google Talk early this morning. Like GMail, Google Talk is considered to be in Beta right now, so everyone can expect the features of Google Talk to expand in the months to come! A Gmail account is required to use the service. Google …more

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eTT DDR2 Memory now on Spot Market

It seems that efficiently tested (eTT) DDR2 memory has started appearing on the spot market. Although most memory module houses can improve their margins by sourcing the eTT DDR2 parts, most remain conservative amid risk concerns when it comes to the quality of eTT. After eTT comes UTT, so keep an eye out for UTT …more

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Intel Announces Merom, Conroe and Woodcrest at IDF

Anand wrote up a quick article from IDF where Intel has just announced their new Microprocessor Architecture. Intel is going for a “performance per watt” marketing strategy which I think is great! The Merom (Mobile), Conroe (Desktop), and Woodcrest (Server) are all dual core solutions that should feature significant power consumption drops! Intel’s next microprocessor …more

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AMD Challenges Intel to a Dual-Core Server Processor Duel

AMD has pulled out all the stops and has challenged Intel to a dual-core server processor test where the winner walks away with some serious bragging rights. AMD’s press release (linked below) was actually quite funny as it stated the duel must be a live, public performance evaluation and spoke about boxing rings. The challenge, …more

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EarthLink acquires anti-spyware company Aluria

It seems that anti-spyware software companies are being bought up left and right these days and Aluria Software is no different. U.S. Internet service provider EarthLink Inc. just announced that it agreed to acquire the assets of privately held Aluria Software LLC, which makes security and anti-spyware software. Spyware Eliminator software is used on 20 …more

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AMD Launches Two New Turion Processors: MT-40 & MT-37

AMD has added a couple new flasgship processors on the mobile side this morning. The two new Turion 64 mobile processors named MT-37 and MT-40, offer clock speeds of 2.0 and 2.2 GHz, respectively. Both processors consume a maximum of 25 watts making them perfect for mobile platforms. We expected this launch as AMD always …more

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ATI Trademarks “ATI AVIVO”

On July 12, 2005 ATI filed for a trademark on the phrase “ATI AVIVO” through the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and it has just been approved. The listing is described as computer software for improving the quality of images as they appear on a computer monitor; and computer hardware, namely, transistor blocks for facilitating …more

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Videogames Linked to Aggression

After 20 years of research the American Psychological Association (APA) finds that playing video games can bring up aggressive traits. This now means that after playing Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas it is normal for you to think about killing people or going on a driving spree. I don’t think this study really changes anything …more

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Monday News Around the Web

When I was in college, everyone I knew downloaded music and movies off of the internet and shared them on the network. Even when new laws about these downloads came out, and the school started monitoring the network, students were still able to get hundreds of songs and movies onto their computers without paying a …more

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Asustek to outsource motherboard production to Flextronics

Asustek hopes to lower production costs and raise its competitiveness worldwide by outsourcing 20% of their branded motherboards to Flextronics International. Usually when companies out source a product quality becomes an issue, but with Asustek paying the bill we don’t figure quality will be a problem and hopefully the lower costs will be passed along …more

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Creative Labs X-Fi: The Last PCI Sound Card?

Can a sophisticated audio processing architecture without native Windows Vista support withstand the integrated audio juggernaut? Extreme Tech takes a look at the new sound cards from Creative and has some interesting thoughts on the new cards. Read the quote below and see if it sparks any interest. As CPUs have become more powerful, the …more

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