AMD executive casts doubt on Intel?s dual-core claim

Henri Richard over at AMD took a jab at Intel saying that their dual core solution doesn’t count and that AMD has the first real dual core.  It isn’t too often you get one of the suits throwing jabs, but AMD came out swinging at Intel in Taipei this week!  Intel?s dual-core platform consists of …more

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Mozilla Firefox Deer Park Alpha 1

For all you Mozilla fans out there you have something new to download and test out!  Deer Park is the codename for Mozilla Firefox 1.1 and Deer Park Alpha 1 is a preview of 1.1 aimed at developers. The builds available today are the Deer Park Alpha 1 release candidates. Deer Park Alpha 1 is …more

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Broadcom’s New NetLink Gigabit Ethernet Controllers Based on PCI-e Platforms

Packed with enterprise features and performance, the new single-chip NetLink controller enables extremely low power consumption (required for today’s consumer and SMB markets) and unmatched reliability and product stability. Based on seven generations of field-proven Broadcom media access controller (MAC) technology, the new PCI Express GbE controller will be available in retail PCs and from …more

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IT giants accused of exploiting open source

Jess Villasante, the head of software technologies at the EC’s Information Society and Media Directorate General, said that big companies such as IBM, HP and Sun are just using the open source community as subcontractors rather than encouraging the community to develop independent commercial products. ZDNet

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Mobile WiMAX Coming Sooner Than Expected: Analyst

“There may be WiMAX PC cards on the market earlier than many observers have expected,” Solis said. “You will not have full mobility as you will with 802.16e, but you will have some portability.” Solis noted that two vendors — TeleCIS and Sequans — already are creating chipsets that use this existing technology. However, he …more

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Will Intel open Pandora’s box with Mac Mini twin?

Taking another crack at the living room, Intel is again showing off a concept PC that closely resembles Apple Computer’s Mac Mini. The chipmaker unveiled the prototype with AOpen on Tuesday at the Computex trade show in Taiwan. CNET News

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NVidia and ARM target next-gen devices

Graphics processor firm nVidia has teamed up with UK-based chip company ARM to pool technology in a bid to accelerate the development of next-generation consumer devices. Under the terms of the deal nVidia has licensed the ARM 11 MPCore processor to add application processing functionality to its forthcoming graphics and digital media processing system-on-chip architectures. …more

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AMD edges Intel in early dual-core benchmarks

Advanced Micro Devices was second in coming to market with a dual-core desktop chip, but it’s first in benchmark scores, according to sites that test the chip. Both Anandtech and Tom’s Hardware–two hardware benchmarking sites–have published reports stating that, in their own tests, the dual-core Athlon 64 X2 chips generally edge out the Intel Pentium …more

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Intel adds DRM to new chips (i945 & Dual-Core)

Microsoft and Intel have teamed up by trying to police copyright regulations through hardware and not software. Intel has now included digital rights management (DRM) within in its latest dual-core processor Pentium D and accompanying 945 chipset. This should be interesting! The situation presents an interesting dilemma for IT security managers as they may now be …more

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Firefox about to get IE on its knees

In 6 months time, Internet Explorer’s market share has gone from 95% to 64.8%, this according to W3schools.  All these market shares have apparently gone to the new kid on the block, Firefox.  Firefox is definitely on fire! It looks like Firefox is unstoppable. In spite of the vulnerabilities discovered lately, the open-source browser continues …more

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Samsung moves to lower flash memory prices

Oooh!  Lower prices on memory cards.  Bring it on Samsung!  Now, if they can only use this same 70 nanometer technology to create their new NAND flash hard drive maybe that would place it within the average consumer’s price range. Samsung Electronics has started producing its first NAND flash memory chips on an advanced process, a …more

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ATI?s MultiVPU solution, don?t get caught in the crossfire?

After you read this review by Hardware Analysis, make sure you return to visit Legit Reviews Forum and join the discussion on the ATI Crossfire for more opinions; and don’t forget to share your own insights as well. We?ll have to give it to ATI for keeping our gaze fixed upon their new product for so …more

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Survey: U.S. residents addicted to e-mail

OK then, I may have two or more e-mail accounts, but I have never checked for messages in the bathroom, church, or while driving; so I’m definitely not addicted to e-mail.  What about you? U.S. residents are so hooked on e-mail that some check for messages in the bathroom, in church and while driving, a new survey …more

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Internet radio is gaining, but problems remain

Coming soon to a cellphone, MP3 player, or other device near you!  Despite the many obstacles,  Internet Radio is on the rise and may well soon become a part of your daily entertainment menu. “Once Internet radio’s available everywhere and you’ll have ‘Internet walkmen’, it will be a watershed moment,” said Bryan Miller, general manager for …more

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