Will mobile phones ever replace the MP3 player?

Every year I am seeing cell phones doing more and more, but the next improvement that I am really looking forward to is in the music realm. Spare me the $200-$400 MP3 player and give me a mobile phone loaded with a few gigs of flash memory. “Nokia and Microsoft have agreed a deal to …more

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Friday Reviews

The Tech Report’s CPU Decoder Page Updated  Looks like Scott and the gang now have 240 processors listed on their site to help guide you to finding the right CPU or to tell you what the heck you own.  We’ve just put the finishing touches on an update to our CPU Decoder Ring. Among the …more

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Targeting AMD and ATI, ULi finds its niche

“ULi Electronics was spun off from ALi, to focus on core-logic chipsets, about two years ago. DigiTimes recently met with ULi CEO and president Alex Kuo to talk about how the company evolved in that time from a notebook-chipset maker to a niche player in the desktop market, specializing in southbridge chips and single-chip K8 …more

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Intel rethinking the living room PC

“The lukewarm response for the EPC–a living room computer that functions as a DVD player, a digital-video recorder and a media storage vault that sort of looks like a VCR–is prompting the company to rethink the design and function of the devices, said Don MacDonald, general manager of Intel’s home product group. Future living room …more

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Forum News

Today in the forums we have some interesting threads going on.  We are having yet another motherboard away!  Rich is giving the Chaintech nForce 4 Ultra AMD A64 939 motherboard to the forum member who can come up with the most creative reason as to why he should have it.  In other news we show off how Corsair and Kingston are now best chums in …more

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Growth rate slips for Firefox usage

“ New research shows the growth rate of open-source browser Firefox is slowing, while Microsoft’s browser market share continues to dip. Two tracking surveys released Monday showed that Microsoft’s Internet Explorer Web browser has dipped below 90 percent market share. IE, which comes preinstalled on the vast majority of computers, had already dipped below the 90 …more

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DFI shipped 80,000 motherboards in February

“DFI said that its motherboard shipments were down 18% on-month, reaching 80,000 units in February, as the Chinese New Year holiday, which lasted from Feb 7-13, reduced the number of workdays for the month. Consequently, the company?s February revenues were down 29.7% on-month to NT$170 million, company sources said, adding that sales of industrial-use ACP …more

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Albatron ready with Nforce 4 SLI board

“ ALBATRON IS joining the current trend of introducing SLI boards and at this time only Epox and Abit are really late with its SLI designs. We know they both have them just not ready as yet. Albatron just announced its K8SLI motherboard and we believe it will show it at Cebit up and running. The …more

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VIA?s February revenues down 37% on-year

A few weeks ago it looked like ABIT was going through some hard times, but now it looks like VIA is having some.  Today they noted revenue is down greater than expected mainly due to their fact that their P4 chipsets aren’t out yet.  We talked to VIA today at IDF about this and they said …more

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IDF Spring 2005 – Multi-Core and Intel SLI

Hexus has a few really good, and really interesting pieces up on IDF 2005, Nate should be posting his notes sometime today, so until then check these out.  IDF Spring 2005: Day 1 Keynote : Craig Barrett  IDF Spring 2005: Manufacturing Enhancements to CMOS Technology  IDF Spring 2005: Intel Multi-Core strategy  IDF Spring 2005: Silicon Photonics …more

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OCZ Technology Reaches DDR1-772 with 3-4-4 Timings

This does indeed seem to be very impressive. My only question/concern would be the complete lack of system specs. I would put alot more into this if OCZ were to provide a rundown of components and settings used….here is the Press release so you can see for yourself, included are some links to their screen …more

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Yahoo! Set to Celebrate 10th Anniversary

Co-founders Jerry Yang and David Filo parlayed Yahoo Inc. (Nasdaq:YHOO – news) from a college hobby into a full-time job 10 years ago, but the Internet icon was never quite comfortable with the happy-go-lucky mood of the dot-com boom. It’s not that Yang and Filo don’t like to have fun. After all, they gave their …more

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AOL Integrates Buddy Lists With Outlook

Users of America Online Inc.’s instant messaging service can now automatically see from Microsoft Corp.’s popular Outlook e-mail application whether their friends and colleagues are online. A free tool AOL is offering beginning Monday integrates “buddy list” information from AOL Instant Messenger with Outlook. When you receive an e-mail from an AIM member who is …more

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Jeff Raskin dead at 61

“ THE MERCILESS factor in the lives of all living creatures called time has struck at a man who thought deep and hard and came up with the idea of the Apple Mac. It was a machine which galvanised Microsoft’s mind, and concentrated Intel’s brain. Jeff Raskin died over the weekend in Pacifica. Mr Raskin started …more

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