Memory makers still not bullish on DDR2

Despite the penetration rate of DDR2 growing 11 percentage points through the first half of 2005, a conservative outlook for further growth had pushed memory makers into delaying their DDR2 volume production schedules. Powerchip Semiconductor Corporation (PSC) only expects to start volume production of DDR2 at the end of the third quarter, a delay of …more

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Mozilla Foundation Unleashes Firefox 1.0.5

 The Mozilla Foundation Tuesday updated its Firefox stand-alone browser to version 1.0.5, fixing several vulnerabilities that have popped up since the last minor upgrade two months ago. Firefox 1.0.5, which has been in testing for several weeks, can be downloaded from the Mozilla Web site free of charge. “This is a collection of security bug …more

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Cell phones disabled in New York tunnels

I found it interesting that since the attacks in the UK that cell phone service in New York commuter tunnels has been turned offin order to help safe guard New York City. Two of the four tunnles had their service turned back on late Monday, but the other two still are disabled for safety reasons.  …more

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ATI’s Third Attempt to tape our the R520 worked!

With a little bit of luck on their side The Inq believe that ATI has finally got the R520 core working correctly and is off to production.  Better late than never, but just like their article mentioned the nVIDIA G70 Ultra is being held and we all know that nVIDIA is waiting on the R520 …more

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Intel Cancels high-end Napa mobile chipset

Intel plans to cancel development on the high-end 955XM chipset for its next-generation mobile platform, codenamed Napa, but beef-up the DDR2-memory support for the two remaining Napa chipsets still on its roadmap, according to sources in the motherboard industry. I was really looking forward to seeing the i955XM chipset, but looks like it will never …more

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LR’s Folding Team 38296 Reaches 1 Million Points

Just after midnight the Legit Reviews Folding Team has surpassed the 1 million point mark!  In less than a year Team 38296 has folded 7,000 work units that will hopefully aid in cancer, Alzheimer, and Parkinson’s disease research. Our readership owns and has access to some of the fastest computers than money can buy and …more

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Siemens, Airbus creating system for GSM handsets, computers, PDAs

Siemens and Airbus have worked out a deal that routes GSM cell phones through the planes electronics system and is set to launch in 2006.  No word for all you users of TDMA and CDMA phones other than to switch carriers and get a GSM phone! Siemens AG said Monday it has signed a contract …more

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Microsoft denies its antispyware favors Claria

When Microsoft first launched their BETA AntiSpyware software many users noted that Claria products were not suggested to be removed. What made things worse is that Microsoft is trying to buy Claria. Very interesting article for those impacted by spyware and Microsoft, which is all of us! Microsoft is moving to quash claims that its antispyware tool …more

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Intel Pentium D for servers?

Intel is expected to announce next week that its Pentium D can now be sold with a new chipset–the Intel E7230–that has features best suited for entry-level servers. Interesting news for the low end servermarket. The article also stated that Intel has 15 dual-core projects going on, which is interesting because only the Pentium D and …more

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3 Critical Bulletins on Tap for Next Microsoft Patch Day

Microsoft has provided advance notice that three “critical” security bulletins will be released in this month’s patch batch. The bulletins will include patches for flaws in Microsoft Corp.’s flagship Windows operating system and the Microsoft Office desktop productivity suite. As is customary, the software giant isn’t providing any details until July 12, when the bulletins …more

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Asustek to launch low-cost mobo campaign

Asustek Computer will launch a low-cost motherboard campaign in emerging markets such as China, India and Russia in the third quarter, according to sources. Asustek Computer will launch a low-cost motherboard campaign in emerging markets such as China, India and Russia in the third quarter, according to sources. Supposedly called the ?Omega? project, Asustek?s intent …more

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Sasser author gets suspended term

A German court has convicted the teenager who created the Sasser worm that snarled tens of thousands of computers last year and sentenced him to 21 months’ probation. Not too bad for what all it shut down in the days after the attack. Sven Jaschan, 19, from the northwest town of Waffensen, could have faced …more

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UK Man convicted for modding Xbox

A 22-year-old man has become the first person in the UK to be convicted for modifying a video games console. I personally don’t think his crime was worth 140 hours of community service, but then again he ran a site selling them! The conviction is the first of its kind in the UK, where the …more

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EU Rejects Controversial Software Patents Proposal

The European Parliament overwhelmingly rejects the proposed IT patenting directive? and the European Commission will not issue another proposal. The European Parliament on Wednesday morning put the final nail in the coffin of the European Union’s controversial IT patenting proposal, voting overwhelmingly to reject the proposed directive. The Parliament voted 648 to 14 with 18 …more

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