Intel talks about upcoming Merom and Conroe chips

Intel plans to provide details on a new generation of multicore processors and in the process highlight how its chip families are coming back together. Intel CEO Paul Otellini plans to provide details about the new generation of chips on Aug. 23, the first day of the Intel Developer Forum, which will take place in …more

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Thursday News from Around the Web

Recently, my parents bought a laptop to use when travelling.  I have not personally had a lot of experience with mobile technology, so I was naturally a bit concerned about security when they access the internet on the road.  That is why this article, “Guide to Accessing Your Data Remotely” from The Tech Zone caught my …more

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Samsung outputs more DDR2 than DDR for first time

Samsung Electronics announced today that it is now producing more DDR2 based memory than DDR for the first time in company history. Samsung also claims to hold an industry leading 40% of the DDR2 market.  Samsung is seeing an upsurge in interest in DDR2 from system OEMs as well as system integrators, something that will continue to …more

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Murder Defense: My Video Game Made me do it

The case started over two years ago when an 18 year old shot down three police officers and blamed it on a video game.  After the killings Devin Moore actually said, “life is a video game; everyone has to die sometime” to the officers who took him into custody. One of his defenses was the fact …more

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Dell does not renew Samsung as their ODM notebook client

Now that the 4-year contract that Dell and Samsung had is over Samsung it looks like Dell is moving on when it comes to ODM’s to make their notebooks. Samsung Electronics will now sadly lose its only contract notebook client, Dell. It seems as if Dell is still going to work with Quanta Computer to …more

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New discoveries in VoIP tapping research

Federal police can stop fretting about criminals using VoIP to mask their communications with proxy services as new tapping methods of VoIP are coming to light. (Proxy services are offered by FindNot.com, Proxify.us and Anonymizer.com) George Mason University researchers claim they have found a new way to trace Net-phone calls and would like to receive …more

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Macromedia Flash Pro 8 software to be released next month

Macromedia Flash Professional 8 software is expected to begin shipping sometime next month according to sources inside Macromedia. The Flash authoring software will cost $699 for a full commercial license and $299 for an upgrade. A basic version, meant for simple-motion graphics and animation, will cost $399. Macromedia’s new Flash video encoder will deliver some …more

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Google Sued Over Claims of Excess Advertising Fees

Google is now being sued over accusations that it overcharged advertisers who use the Web search giant’s paid search advertising program. Shares of Google (GOOG) are down $1.53 for the day as a result of the news. Shares of Google had a record close of $313.94 on July 21 and is currently trading today at …more

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Microsoft settles case with spammer Scott Richter

Microsoft has settled a case with the “Spam King” and will take a nice lump sum of $7 million from Scott Richter and his company.  It just goes to show how many millions of dollars can be generated from spam e-mails and the scams that they promote.  While $7 million seems like a ton of …more

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Korea: Man dies after 50 hours of online gaming

Remember when your mom told you that video games won’t pay the bill and told you should go  finish school work? They were dead wrong on that one, but if your parents told you that video games will kill you they were not too far off. A 28-year old man in Seoul passed away due to …more

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CPU-Z 1.30 released

CPUID.COM has released the newest CPU-Z, 1.30. Those of you who need the latest and greatest can find it here. Some of the issues fixed: Latest Sempron and Turion support improved. Intel Xeon Potomac, Pentium M 780 support. New Windows versions added. Support for SMBus on latest SiS bridges (964, 965, 966) and ULi bridges. …more

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AMD FX-57 and AMD X2 4800+

Hardware XL took a look at both the FX-57 and the X2 4800+ the past week, and I must say, they are some smokin’ technology.  Take a look at those reviews as well as other ones listed in the forums. Last week I had a look at two new processors from the AMD stable, The …more

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Peter Jennings dies of lung cancer at 67 years young

Longtime ABC “World News Tonight” anchor Peter Jennings lost his battle with lung cancer today at just 67 years old. Many Americans under 35 grew up watching Peter Jennings on television and have fond memories of one of the best TV anchors of our time. Our best wishes go out to his friends and family. …more

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NTL more than doubles broadband speeds

Over in the UK leading broadband provider NTL has increased the basic speeds of its broadband service from an entry level of 3Mbps to 10Mbps at NO additional cost! Cross your fingers and hope that providers in the United States follow NTL’s lead and up service levels. Subscribers will get a standard minimum 10Mbps connection …more

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