Friday News Around the Web

Cell phone viruses? Really? To be honest, that thought never crossed my mind until today when I saw BonaFideReviews address this issue in their article, “The Future of Cell Phone Viruses.” Look for it, and other reviews in the LegitReviews Forums! Worms, hackers and spam, oh my! Could they be invading your cell phone? Antivirus …more

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The Goal: Make 3D television by 2020

Imagine watching a football match on a TV that not only shows the players in three dimensions but also lets you experience the smells of the stadium and maybe even pat a goalscorer on the back. All this sounds really far fetched, but in Japan they are getting a budget together to make it all …more

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Intel’s IGP Chipset Shortage Helps Nvidia Sales Numbers

Nvidia is flying high these days and I am sure that they are loving the chipset shortage over at Intel. It seems that people are buying motherboards without graphics and adding in an Nvidia or ATI card. Nvidia’s Paul Sun expects the company to sell ONE MILLION more cards a month during the chipset shortage! …more

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The Well: First Major Online Community Up For Sale

The Well was one of the first bulletin boardsrun on the internet and started before pretty much anyone knew what the internet was. There was speculation that remaining members of The Well would set up a non-profit group to buy the assets and keep the community going, but that doesn’t seem to be the case …more

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Microsoft Ships Zotob Worm Removal Tool

Microsoft typically updates the free utility once a month?on Patch Tuesday?but with at least a dozen “Zotob” variants squirming through unpatched Windows 2000 systems, the company added detections for 10 mutants to help with the cleanup process. If you believe that you have the virus please visit the link below and download the latest Malicious …more

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Steady Growth rate of 5.9% is Expected In Global IT Spending

Worldwide IT spending is expected to increase at a compound annual growth rate of 5.9% through 2009, a market research firm says. It is not known if they figured in the price of gas and inflation during their research, but I hope they did. Worldwide IT spending is expected to increase at a compound annual …more

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Windows 2000 bug starts virus war

A virus war has broken out between the proud parents of the most recent Windows 2000 viruses that exploit a recently discovered loophole in the Plug-and-Play component. Some of the variants seek out and delete rival viruses they find on machines they manage to penetrate. This has happened before, but it is the first time …more

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Intel Admits to a Low Power Intel Architecture (LPIA) Project

Intel has been working hard on the LPIA project in the hopes of creating a mobile processor that consumes less than 5 watts of power. The research is being conducted by Intel’s Systems Technology Labs and already has chips made. While this is big news keep in mind that the ultralow-voltage Pentium M that Intel …more

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Powerchip Semiconductor Corp. (PSC) is dropping eTT DDR prices

Leading effectively tested (eTT) DRAM supplier Powerchip Semiconductor Corporation (PSC) has dropped its eTT DDR prices US$0.10, according to sources at memory module houses. The 256Mbit eTT DDR spot prices have gone from $2.60 to $2.42 in the month of August. If you do not know what eTT memory is please read our article titled …more

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First Dual-Core Pentium 4 a Rush Job, Intel Says

Thats great….lets screw consumers, ask them to pay for a stopgap product, just so we can beat AMD to the punch. This article really irritates me, and will definitely make me think twice before ever buying an Intel product again ntel’s first dual-core chip was a hastily concocted design that was rushed out the door …more

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VIA launches VN800 mobile integrated (IGP) chipset

VIA Technologies today announced the VIA VN800, the company?s first chipset solution for the VIA C7-M processor that supports DDR2 memory and hardware-based MPEG-2 decoding for DVD playback. I was able to meet with VIA Technologies during Quakecon last week and was able to be briefed on the new platform. If you are looking on …more

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$50 Apple iBook laptop sale sets off violent stampede

$50 Apple iBook laptop sale sets off violent stampede

Most people wouldn’t stand in line and pay $50 for a four year old notebook, but fans of Apple’s iBook do. Nearly 5,500 people turned out to buy one of the 1,000 notebooks a local school was selling off for $50. People were seen wetting themselves in line and beating each other with chairs trying …more

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Apple Fixes 44 Flaws in Mac OS X

If you are running Apple’s Mac OS 10.3.9 or 10.4.2 operating systems then you should update your software. Apple’s security update 2005-007 patches 44 vulnerabilities, some of which are critical. Head on over to Apple Downloads to download the right patch for your system. 25 percent of the patches involve older vulnerabilities that have yet …more

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Geico Vs. Google AdWords Case Update

It has been pointed out to us from Google that our Monday news story on the Geico Vs. Google AdWords Case was incorrect. According to Google’s response the judges conclusion sided that Google’s policy on trademarks and keywords was indeed lawful. The link below goes to a blog with some more information. I saw your …more

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