Compatibility issue with Tyan boards & Antec PSU’s

Some news for people looking to build a dual-Opteron server using a Tyan motherboard: certain models of Tyan motherboards are not compatible with Antec TruePower II EPS PSU’s. A voltage fluctuation on the 12v+ rail is causing major problems for the board. For those who are currently in the market for dual Opteron boards and …more

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Contract-manufacturing relationship between HP and Asustek to expand

There’s good news for those out there who like Asus’ line of slim notebooks: PC-manufacturing giant HP is taking Asus on as their key producer of slim-profile notebooks. This is a good thing, considering you’ll at least know you have a quality product in Asus. Asustek Computer will produce the majority of Hewlett-Packard?s (HP) slim-profile …more

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Intel Releases the i975X Express Chipset

Intel is at the The CPL World Tour Grand Finals in New York and just sent us a press release stating that the gamers are excited to play on the new Intel 975X Express chipset-based platform. Many review sites don’t have their Intel 975X samples yet and retail boards are no where to be seen, …more

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Roughly 5 million new AIDS cases in 2005

Almost 5 million people were infected by HIV globally in 2005, the highest jump since the first reported case in 1981 and taking the number living with the virus to a record 40.3 million, the United Nations said on Monday. Those who think AIDS is under control need to think again and need to read …more

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Intel & Micron To Launch Joint NAND Flash Venture

Intel and Micron Technology are launching a joint venture to produce NAND flash memory, with Apple Computer prepaying $500 million to secure its place in line for the popular technology, the companies said Monday. Big news for both Intel and Micron here! Intel will own 49 percent of the new company, IM Flash Technologies, with …more

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Google Downplays Gmail Security Fix

Google Inc. has quietly patched a security bug in its Gmail service, but the company is downplaying the severity of the risk to its users. I’m glad to see that is was patched and that Google is keeping on top of coding issues. The site Elhacker.net goes into great details on the flaw and can …more

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Microsoft Xbox 360 Makes Mojave Desert Debut

More than 2,000 gamers descended on the Mojave Desert for the official Xbox 360 launch party. Xboxes are planned to go on sale nationwide at 12:01 a.m. Tuesday. A basic Xbox with a wired controller will sell for $299. A premium version with a wireless controller, an external hard drive and other extras, will cost …more

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DRAM makers slashing DDR2 prices to clear out inventory

In an attempt to stimulate demand and clear out inventory, several DRAM makers have slashed the spot prices for their 512Mbit DDR2 eTT parts to a new low, according to sources. Analysts hold the viewpoint that DDR2 prices will continue to fall in the near future, as DRAM buyers will be cautious in buying parts …more

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Cisco goes for video

Networking company giant Cisco Systems may soon have in its clutches something we use in our home for our viewing pleasure: Cable TV. Cisco has bought Scientific-Atlantic, a maker of cable TV equipment, in a shift from business technologies in the networking field to technology used in our homes. This is a good shift in …more

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What’s in a name? For town of DISH, free TV

Here’s a crazy bit of news coming out of Texas: they renamed one their towns Dish in order to receive free Dish TV. Formerly Clark, Texas, Dish will be getting free equipment and service in their town for the next 10 years, as the whole name change was apparently for a bit of advertisement. What …more

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VIA starts shipping PCIe-enabled P4 and K8 chipsets

After seeing chipsets like the NForce4 and the Intel 9xx series (all of which support PCI-Express), VIA is finally jumping on the bandwagon with their offering, the P4M900. VIA Technologies has begun shipments of its PCIe-enabled integrated chipsets supporting Pentium 4 and K8 platforms this quarter, albeit in small volumes, according to company sources. The …more

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Why Intel won’t benchmark Paxville

The Inq. is reporting that AMD has sent out a press release on why AMD Intel has declined their dual-core challange. Pretty funny way to get your day started! Top 10 Reasons Intel will not Participate in the Dual-Core Duel 10. Tried to follow their own roadmap to get to the duel 9. Decided to …more

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Google shares top $400 threshold with ease

When shares of GOOG were first launched I remember people upset with the pricing. Looking back now how wrong could they have been! Google shares are currently at $402.89 just 15 months after the firm’s $85 a share flotation. Google shares closed up $5.30, or 1.3%, at $403.45, giving the firm a higher market value …more

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Chinese Internet users prefer IM to e-mail

Over in China it seems that internet users prefer instant messaging to e-mail, and they are relying on the Internet more frequently than before to contact others who have the same professions, hobbies and political interests. Sounds like the norm to me! “I think Chinese people prefer instant contact. Very few Chinese use answering machines …more

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