IRobot’s Battlefield robot can detect military snipers

IRobot Corp.’s joint project with Boston University’s Photonics Center could protect soldiers by helping them quickly locate snipers and either steer clear of them or fire back. Sounds like the robot works as it was found to be 94 percent effective in first firing range tests In field tests last month at a firing range, …more

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AMD Is The Official Technology Partner of NASCAR!

Are you one of the millions of NASCAR fans around the world? If you answered yes then you would be happy to know that AMD is now the official technology partner of NASCAR. AMD today announced it will become the Official Technology Partner of the National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing, Inc. (NASCAR), the …more

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ATI Reports Fourth Quarter and Fiscal 2005 Results

ATI Technologies Inc. today announced financial results for the fourth quarter and fiscal year ended August 31, 2005. These results are in line with the preliminary results announced on August 29, 2005. Shares of ATI (ATYT) are trading up $0.93 (7.01%) per share at the noon trading hour. Revenues for the fourth quarter were $470 …more

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Windows XP SP3 Preview Surfaces Online

Does the Windows “Validation” software drive anyone else nuts? Anyway, heres hoping SP3 with actually IMPROVE the performance of Windows XP. Though Microsoft still won’t confirm that it will release a third service pack for its Windows XP operating system, a preview version of the software update has been made available on the Web. Info …more

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For Dell, will luxury PCs boost profits?

Dell has actually had some pretty decent deals lately. On the other hand, I will never buy another Dell product again, as they have without a doubt the worst customer service I have ever seen. Then again, can you put Intel and performance PC in the same sentence? Dell, the low-cost king, may be trying …more

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PlayStation loses chipping case

As most people already know that the Sony PlayStation can be modified to allow imported games to be played. In the UK this is has being ruled as illegal. In Australia Sony have lost their battle to ban “chipping” or modifying of the PlayStation to allow imported games to be played. More details can be …more

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Electronic Arts Settles Overtime Lawsuit

Electronic Arts has agreed to settle a class-action suit by employees who had accused the company of illegally failing to pay them for overtime. Now that you got your money get back to making those great video games! The video game software publisher agreed to pay $15.6 million to settle the suit, which was on …more

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ATI Radeon X1000 Family Video Card Preview

We have ATI’s X1800 family of cards, but got mixed up with some driver issues just recently before the launch. nVidia sent us over their 81.82 drivers, but they had shimmering and some AA issues that we discovered two days before the X1800 launch. To be fair to ATI and our readers we are holding …more

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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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