nVidia Launches ForceWare Release 81.84 Graphics Drivers

nVidia has some new drivers available for those running Geforce 2 and above graphics cards. The ForceWare Release 81.84 Graphics Driver Enables SLI Vender Mixing and Supports Mobile GPUs. This is the first time nVidia has offered mobile driver support in their ForceWare releases. Performance improvements on a variety of NVIDIA GPUs?including a performance boost …more

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ARM unveils fastest-ever 1GHz processor for mobile devices

British semiconductor designer ARM Holdings on Tuesday unveiled a new 1GHz processor that will enable devices such as mobile phones, digital cameras and TVs to achieve processing speeds now only available in computers. I’m not too shocked that mobile devices will be running 1GHz CPU’s by 2008 or 2009, but ARM is the first to …more

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The Upcoming Video Game Movie Halo recruits Peter Jackson

Oscar-winning film director Peter Jackson and his team will produce the forthcoming film based on popular video game Halo. I can’t believe Halo first came out in 2001. Peter Jackson did the “Lord of the Rings” trilogy” and Alex Garland wrote the novel “The Beach”, so I am expecting a good movie from these two. …more

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Sun Microsystems and Google team up to battle Microsoft

Google took a step toward challenging Microsoft’s dominance in computer word-processing and spreadsheets with the announcement Tuesday of a software collaboration agreement with Sun Microsystems. Let me guess a merger with Apple and Microsoft is next! LOL The move — as well as future plans in which both companies intend to distribute each other’s software …more

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DRAM makers: No back-to-school demand, how about Christmas?

With back to school demand being weaker than expected in the DRAM market, Taiwan-based memory makers, including Nanya Technology, Powerchip Semiconductor Corporation (PSC), Inotera Memories and ProMOS Technologies, are now eying the Christmas season, and their outlook is not that good. With memory prices going lower and the slow transition to DDR2 the market is …more

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Will Retail Computer System Prices Remain Low?

Even with rising energy costs, which are in turn pushing up shipping charges, PC manufacturers aren’t likely to jump to raise prices. Instead, they may consider other ways to pass on costs. Sure you will still be able to buy that $350 PC, but don’t expect free shipping anymore. Consumers and businesses are paying more …more

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European Commission Tries to Reduce Cell Phone Costs

The European Commission has set up a website to help people cut the high cost of using mobile phones abroad. If you are traveling around in Europe should be in your favorites. I’m shocked how the charges change so much depending on which country you are from. The Commission says the site reveals the tariffs …more

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Majority of Americans likely to become fat

I don’t think this is ground breaking news for those of us that live in America, but a good read on a lunch break. Just when we thought we couldn?t get any fatter, a new study that followed Americans for three decades suggests that over the long haul, 9 out of 10 men and 7 …more

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Chip-enabled ball makes goal-line decisions

No more disputes on the pitch? Yeah, right! But it’s a start. LONDON ? An RF chip developed in Germany is being tested in Peru as a means to determine goal-line decisions in soccer matches. The chip-enabled football was developed by sports giant Adidas, software company Cairos Technologies AG and engineers from Germany?s Fraunhofer Institute, …more

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Building Web sites for small businesses for free

DigitalWork, a Chicago company dedicated to small businesses, has set up a Web site that lets non-techies create their own Web sites free. The site is limited to four pages and 100 photos,but comes ad free. Can’t beat free! The site, www.ZoomShare.com, enables anyone who knows how to do word processing to set up the …more

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Microsoft Office 12 to support PDF files

Microsoft Corp. said on Monday that the next version of its Office program will be able to save documents in the PDF format, a popular method of sharing documents between different computers and software programs. The silly part is that a PDF viewer will still be required. The PDF support will be built into Word, …more

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Micron Technology Stock Shares Up Nearly 10%

Shares of Micron Technology (MU) jumped $1.11 (+9.11%) on Friday after the company reported unexpected profit during its fourth quarter due to strong DRAM chip demand and image sensor sales. I wonder how much of the profit increase is due to the “Fat Body” D9 memory IC’s that enthusiast memory companies Corsair, Mushkin, and OCZ …more

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Phishing becomes against law in California

California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger signed a bill Friday making Internet “phishing” identity theft scams punishable by law. Sounds like common sense right? Well, California is the only state that has a bill of like this! I don’t think we will see a dramatic decrease in phishing thought as most are sent from out of the …more

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Google & Earthlink propose Wi-Fi plans for San Francisco

San Francisco’s Mayor Gavin Newsom asked for a wireless network and thanks to proposals from Google and Earthlink they are going to get one. Google said on Friday it has proposed to provide free wireless Internet services across the city of San Francisco. Other companies that responded to San Francisco’s request for information include Internet …more

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