The Intel Pentium Presler XE Overclocks Easily to 4.26GHz

THe guys over at The Inq. (We don’t sign NDA’s) have announced that they have seen a Presler processor hit 4.26GHz with only an extra 0.025 Volts on the reference board and heat sink. I’m impressed with this number, but not at all with thevCPU temperature being at 91 C while sitting in the BIOS. …more

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Europe: 19″ and Larger LCD Screens Recieve 14% Import Duty

The EU plans to impose a 14% import duty on imports of larger LCD screens, leading analysts to forecast a huge hike in sticker prices. I don’t see how people can just go out and add an import duty on something just because they want to, but what can you do. Just remember it all …more

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Elpida samples 2Gbit 80nm DDR2 for server applications

After introducing its 80nm DDR2-800 memory during June, Japan-based Elpida Memory today announced it is shipping 80nm made 2Gbit DDR2 SDRAM samples. I’m sure servers will be happy to see these 800MHz modules coming down the pipes. The 2Gbit DDR2 is manufactured at Elpida?s 12-inch fab (E300) at Hiroshima, Japan. The memory is available in …more

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Dasher.B Reindeer Worm Hits the Internet

The holiday season keep an eye out for Dasher… Dasher.B the computer worm that is. Dasher.B is another Windows-targeted worm that drops spying software on vulnerable PCs is spreading across the Internet. Computers running Windows 2000 and those that have not been updated with MS05-051 face the greatest risk. Be sure you are patched up! …more

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ATI RD580 Motherboad to launch with R580 Video Cards

Fudo says that ATI plans to introduce a new motherboard and new graphic card together during their next launch event. They both have very similar names but R580 is a graphics chip while RD580 is the motherboard. New video cards are in the pipes folks. Who wants the R580 and G71 for the holidays? Dream …more

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Microsoft?s 10 Hurdles for 2006

Microsoft is expected to enter the new year facing a number of hurdles–but the chief one will be to position Windows Vista as an enterprise product. I’m most of our readers could add onto the 10 hurdle list! 10) Explain to corporate customers why they should buy Windows Vista without waiting to purchase new hardware …more

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Dell recalls batteries from 22,000 laptops

Just hours ago Dell said that it is voluntarily recalling batteries installed in some laptop computers it sold in the United States over the past year, citing an overheating problem with potential to pose a fire risk. If you have a Dell notebook you might want to see if your model number is listed below! …more

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Spansion IPO Starts at $12 a Share

Spansion, the flash memory joint venture between Advanced Micro Devices and Fujitsu, priced its initial public offering below the expected range at $12. Currently the stock (SPSN)is trading at $13.36 on the market. Underwriters led by Citigroup and CSFB priced 42.2 million shares at $12 apiece, raising a little more than $500 million for the …more

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Google and Microsoft back internet research lab

Some might have said it would be a cold day in hell when Microsoft and Google team up, but it seems both companies are helping fund a lab that will help make basic web software run much better. It costs $7.5m to keep the lab running and with companies like Google, Microsoft, and Sun footing …more

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AMD changes naming scheme of M2?

According to the Inq, AMD has made some changes in naming and processors that will be available for the new socket… take a look and see what they have to say! “…the new socket won’t be “Socket 940 Second Coming” or the long-time mentioned “Socket M2″, which resided in every roadmap of AMD CPUs for …more

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Illegal File Sharing Drops

I wonder how a research firm figures this stuff out? Of course, what they don’t say is that there is an error margine of +/- 10%. According to research firm NPD Group, illegal peer-to-peer file sharing has dropped for the first time since the RIAA began its legal assault in 2003. Since that initial victory, …more

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Microsoft’s top 10 hurdles for 2006

CNET takes a look at top priorities of the folks in Redmond for the coming year. First on the list? To find a way to get people to buy Windows Vista, of course! Microsoft is expected to enter the new year facing a number of hurdles–but the chief one will be to position Windows Vista …more

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Google planning to buy Opera?

Slashdot reported that Google may be getting ready to buy the Opera Browser. I guess that since IE and Firefox are not really able to be ‘bought’, that the #3 browser is a good place to start. Opera and Firefox have a lot in common, so I’m sure it will be a good fit in …more

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Intel And BMW Enter Comprehensive Partnership

Intel Corporation and the BMW Group today announced a comprehensive partnership that includes technology, co-marketing and Intel?s sponsorship of the BMW Sauber F1 Team. The big hidden news in the press release is that Intel and BMW are developing an industry specification for wireless technologies in BMW’s. Under the multi-year agreement and long-term technology partnership, …more

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