Samsung Electronics has informed several of its clients that its NAND flash chips are not to be used

Samsung Electronics has informed several of its clients that its NAND flash chips are not to be used on SD cards but should only be used only in MMC micro cards, according to sources. Some of the memory maker?s clients confirmed the news, while other would only say that Samsung is ?encouraging? its clients to …more

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Boeing unit sees airline cell phone service in ’06

In the prior news post the cell phone giant Cingular is against airline cell phone use, but today Boeing is all for it.  Boeing plans on introducing cell phone service in 2006 with or without the support of companies like Cingular.  Boeing Co. unit Connexion expects to start selling cellular phone services to airline passengers as …more

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Nokia’s 770 Internet Tablet Redefines PDA’s

Nokia’s 770 Internet Tablet Redefines PDA’s

The Nokia 770 is looking pretty interesting at this point in the game. The initial version will include a slew of applications including an Internet radio player, RSS reader, e-mail client, video player, a stripped-down drawing application and an image viewer, among other applications. It supports many media file formats, including MP3, Real Audio, JPEG, …more

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Longhorn Server Beta 1 to be Released August

Microsoft is continuing to drop new clues about what users can expect in Longhorn Server, the version of its Windows Server product slated to ship in 2007, and beyond. Pretty interesting info coming from the folks over at Microsoft. Muglia reconfirmed that Longhorn Server Beta 1 will ship this summer, around the same time as …more

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Nvidia cuts prices on entry-level and mainstream processors

The recent Nvidia price cuts are aimed to drive market demand during the traditional off-season of the IT industry. Good newsfor consumers as prices are going down. Nvidia recently lowered the price of its GeForce 6200 with TurboCache by US$15, according to sources at Taiwan graphics-card makers. In addition, the company cut the price on …more

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nVidia Graphics Chip to Debut at Game Bash

So your GeForce 6800 Ultra just isn’t enough? Looks like nVidia is set to start selling their upcoming G70-based products at their LAN appreciation day on June 21. Nvidia confirmed with CNET News.com that it will begin selling the next-generation graphics processors at the company’s GeForce LAN 2.0 fan appreciation day on June 21. The …more

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Microsoft Issues A Dozen Patches

Three of the 12 were identified as “critical,” Microsoft’s most urgent alert level in its four-step warning system.  On my personal Windows XP Pro system I needed to download 7 patches!  Go patch up! Late Tuesday Microsoft rolled out 10 security bulletins that covered 12 vulnerabilities, and for the first time, offered up its monthly patch …more

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VIA looks to embedded market for profits

VIA expects rising sales from its embedded processor platform to help the company return to profitability this year, despite a loss of about NT$50 million for its 2004 operations, according to company president Chen Wen-chi. VIA recorded pre-tax losses of NT$4.9 billion on revenues of NT$19.449 billion in 2004, due to dramatic price falls in …more

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RSS To Carry Spyware Before Year’s Out

By the end of the year, spyware will have turned to RSS to distribute its key loggers and ad spawners, a security expert says. A vulnerability will be found in one of the big blogging services. “If a spyware writer finds a way to inject code into a blogging site — which could take the form …more

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Microsoft to release 10 patches – including 7 critical on 14 June 2005

On 14 June 2005 the Microsoft Security Response Center is planning to release 10 patches including 7 critical. Microsoft will also release an updated version of the Microsoft Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool on Windows Update, Microsoft Update, Windows Server Update Services and the Download Center. Note that this tool will NOT be distributed using …more

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Armed Forces Ready Battlefield Technology Tests

For 11 days in June, the U.S. military will test cutting-edge technology that could be used on the battlefield–and perhaps in business. Information security is the main technologies being tested and the results of these military tests should prove to be interesting. Over the next two weeks, members of the U.S. military, select foreign armies, and …more

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AMD preps ‘Pacifica’ push

AMD sees 2006 as the year for Pacifica!  For those that don’t know Pacifica is designed to enhance 64-bit client and server virtualization technologies for x86-based servers, workstations, desktops and mobile computers. AMD would focus next year on adopting its Pacifica virtualization technology for its dual-core processors. Pacifica enables a microprocessor-based machine to run multiple …more

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Nokia and Intel push to get WiMAX out this year

Mobile phone and network company Nokia and chip giant Intel said on Friday they would step up their efforts and collaboration to make WiMAX a new standard in mobile broadband Internet access. Intel has been the driving force behind WiMAX, touting it as the long-distance broadband Internet sibling of Wi-Fi which it turned into a …more

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Longhorn improves graphics by 55%

Longhorn It’s a new operating system that will replace various Windows XP modifications approximately in 2006. Unlike Windows XP and Windows 2000, based on different versions of the same kernel and having almost identical driver models, Longhorn promises considerable changes not only in its interface and API, but also in the heart of hearts of …more

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