Women Out Number Men on the Internet

Did you know that women have been the major users of the Net since 2000? I actually didn’t and found a number of the survey findings in the latest Fallows study to be interesting to say the least from the view of a webmaster. Younger women are more likely to go online than younger men. …more

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Price drops make it a TV year worth watching

Prices plummeted below $1,000 mark for large plasma TVs, and viewers gained a multitude of avenues to tap into TV content. During the course of 12 months, prices on select plasma TVs fell below $1,000 on 40-inch screens, and viewers gained a multitude of avenues–from cell phones to iPods to TV shows on demand–for tapping …more

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Samsung Plans to Reduce DDR2 Memory IC Production

Samsung Electronics plans to further slash its DDR2 capacity and instead allocate more capacity for NAND flash production. More than likely this will lead to tighter DDR2 supplies and if DDR2 memory ever starts to sell prices are going to go up and supplies will be low. Samsung has already reduced its DDR2 capacity by …more

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US CD album sales show 7% slide

It seems that album sales here in the United States have dropped 7% in 2005 while the download biz has doubled over the past year. I’m actually shocked that it only fell 7%! I personally haven’t bought a CD in a good number of years. Sales stood at 602.2 million during the year, down from …more

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69-year-old grandmother plays 10 hours of video games per day

Barbara St. Hilaire plays video games 10 hours a day and spends a good part of her Social Security check on games. The 69-year-old grandmother has become the heroine of young video-game fans and the star of a Web log created by her grandson. I got $20 that she can take down Fatal1ty on her …more

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Go Daddy’s New Super Bowl Ad Stalled By Censors

The domain registrar Go Daddy had problems with its 2005 Super Bowl ad and now it seems that the Fox network and NFL executives have issues with their 2006 Super Bowl ad. Go Daddy still hopes to air the ad during the Feb. 5 Super Bowl being held in Detroit. If the 2005 ad is …more

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NVIDIA Cancelled its C60 Pentium 4 Chipset Project

nVidia has recently cancelled it’s C60 Pentium 4 chipset program although the company has already started new projects to replace the C60. Not a big deal, but it seems that it will be a bit longer before nVidia ships any new Intel chipsets. During its last conference call, Nvidia’s CEO confirmed that the company cancelled …more

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ABIT cuts debts by selling properties, but trouble remains

ABIT was the enthusiast board of choice from the late 1990’s to 2002, but it was around this time period things started to get funky. ABIT has sold off properties to get out of debt, but then increased their investments in other companies even though they are still in debt. At a provisional meeting on …more

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The Father of ‘Automation’ Dies At 79: John Diebold

Computer Visionary John Diebold Dies At 79. “Automation” became Diebold’s main theme as he promoted the early use of computers at large U.S. companies. The rest is history and we can thank all sorts of today’s technology to him. “People say I coined this word (automation,)” Diebold told a Harvard biographer. “But I don’t claim …more

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A ‘Leap second’ is to be added on Dec. 31

It looks like the last day of 2005 will be one second longer than usual. An extra second will be added on December 31st, but this is not the first time the World has done this. The first leap second was added in 1972 and we have been doing so most years since then. Pretty …more

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The Video Game “Blitz” Lands Daunte Culpepper in Trouble

It was only a matter of time, but in a Blitz: The League you play a game based around fictional football league where players cripple their opponents, gamble and use performance-enhancing supplements. Any game that makes get Daunte Culpepper charges filed against him is worth checking out! If anyone has played this shoot me an …more

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ASUS Ready To Launch A9 Notebook

Asustek Computer is scheduled to introduce the A9, considered its first notebook series that has been completely researched, designed, developed, and manufactured by local engineers in China, to Europe and China in early 2006, according to company sources. Asustek has almost completed development and verification by the company?s R&D and testing engineers in China of …more

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Opera Says It is Not for Sale

Representatives at the browser company deny an impending buyout from Google or Microsoft; analysts say Opera’s mobile technologies make the smaller firm attractive. Eskil Sivertsen, a spokesperson for Opera, said his firm has not received any offers from either Microsoft or Google, and reported that the company was not being actively shopped to prospective buyers. …more

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Microsoft Xbox 360 mod chips almost available

According to the website cdrinfo.com, a mod chip for the Microsoft Xbox 360 is likely to show up “within weeks.” This is of course bad news for Microsoft, but good news for the millions of consumers looking to pay less. It is only a matter of time for a chip to come out, but is …more

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