January 2007 Forum Contest – Gigabyte X1600XT Video Card

January 2007 Forum Contest – Gigabyte X1600XT Video Card

I figured why not start out the year right and give something away to the community! This month is sponsored by Gigabyte and we are giving away their Radeon X1600 XT Video Card to one lucky active forum member. Be sure to check out the thread linked below if you are interested in figuring out …more

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January 1st News from Around the Web

Still on the fence about getting an 8800 series card? Heres another review to help you decide. Need a game to play with that new card, check out the review for Rainbow Six Vegas. Can’t play those games because you have no motherboard? Then check out the review for the EPoX AF570+ Ultra nForce 570 …more

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Did Muslix64 Crack the DRM on HD DVD and Blu-Ray Movies?

The companies behind an encryption system for high-definition DVDs are looking into a hacker’s claim that he has cracked the code protecting the new discs from piracy, a spokesman for one of the companies said on Thursday. A hacker known as Muslix64 posted on the Internet details of how he unlocked the encryption, known as …more

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Intel to reveal foreign info in antitrust case

Advanced Micro Devices won a small victory in its antitrust case Wednesday, prevailing on a dispute about whether Intel would share information from operations outside the United States. Concurring with AMD’s request, a judicially appointed special master overseeing elements of the case had recommended on December 15 that Intel share information from foreign operations in …more

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Hynix DDR shipment hijacked in Taiwan

A batch of about NT$20 million (US$306,000) worth of DDR chips (from Hynix Semiconductor) was stolen yesterday in Taoyuan, Taiwan, according to industry sources. The 20 boxes filled with DDR chips were robbed while in transit, with sources saying most of the chips were 400MHz frequency parts. This DDR chips were being delivered to distributors, …more

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Free Tech Magazines For Legit Readers

Free Tech Magazines For Legit Readers

Like getting things for free? If so, take a look at our free magazines and publications! All of the publications are absolutely free to professionals who qualify. Oracle Magazine contains technology strategy articles, sample code, tips, Oracle and partner news, how to articles for developers. BizTech contains actionable insights that allow CEOs and IT managers …more

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Decemeber 28 News from Around the Web

Have the Next Gen DVD Formats been hacked already or looking for a Mid-Range graphics card? Then today’s news is for you.

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Taiwan quake shakes confidence in undersea links

The earthquakes that hit Taiwan on Tuesday rocked communications in Asia and underscored the vulnerabilities of a system where huge amounts of data speed through the region in cables laid deep beneath the sea. Our traffic from Asia has dropped since the quake as it’s rumored that the internet is only at 40% capacity over …more

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AMD Live! to support Blu-ray and HD DVD in 3Q 2007

AMD Live! will start supporting Blu-ray and HD DVD in the third quarter of 2007 in line with AMD’s hopes to take a bigger share of the multimedia market, according to industry sources. It looks like AMD Live! will be a boost for the blue-laser market just like the Sony PS3 has been. With the …more

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VIA Announces EPIA Mini-ITX Platform for x86 Consumer Electronics

VIA Technologies today announced the VIA EPIA EX-Series Mini-ITX mainboards, the first of VIA’s compact platforms to feature the new VIA CX700M2 system media processor. Powered by the highly efficient 1.5GHz or fanless 1.0GHz VIA C7® processor, the VIA EPIA EX has an average operating power consumption of just 13.6 watts. The VIA EPIA EX …more

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News From Around the Web

News from around the Web is back and better than ever! “The Cyber Snipa Dog Tags take the simplicity of a USB flash drive and turn it into quite the geek chic multipurpose gadget while still maintaining functionality. Personally, I can’t say I’ll be wearing these around my neck but I’ll definitely be carrying them …more

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YouTube generation needs more broadband speed

Technology industry experts meeting in Silicon Valley recently said broadband Internet access in the U.S. needs to improve for the “YouTube generation” to really flourish. An improved broadband network will better serve users of sites such as YouTube.com, at which millions of videos from the general public are shared online. Although the U.S. broadband penetration …more

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Kingston revenues reach US$3.8 billion in 2006

Kingston Technology’s revenues hit a record high of US$3.8 billion for 2006, with US$800 million coming from NAND flash products, according to company vice president David Sun. The 2006 revenues, which represent a 26% on-year growth, beat Kingston’s previous forecast, which estimated the company’s revenues would total US$3.6 billion for the year. Although NAND flash …more

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Samsung develops new mobile memory chip

Samsung claims it has developed the first 1-gigabit DRAM (dynamic random access memory) chip for mobile products, using 80-nanometer process technology. The new chip is at least 20 percent thinner than existing chipsets that use up to two 512-megabit chips, and it uses about 30 percent less power, the company said in a press release. …more

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