$100 laptop moves closer to reality thanks to MIT

Nicholas Negroponte, the co-founder of the Media Lab at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, detailed specifications for a $100 windup-powered laptop targeted at children in developing nations. At 500Mhz and a one gig of memory the Linux powered notebook seems like a steal for $100. The proposed design of the machines calls for a 500MHz …more

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Are McDonald’s rice burgers set for global domination?

McDonald’s Restaurants (Taiwan) yesterday celebrated sales of its home-grown rice burgers, which topped 5 million units six months after hitting the market, saying the local taste may be available in McDonald’s worldwide soon. I have personally stopped eating McDonalds after seeing the movie Super Size Me and have lost a few pounds. “By combining Western …more

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Apple admits to iPod Nano faults

As reported earlier Apple now admit that some iPod Nano’s have a problem. The good news is they say it only affects a very small amount of Nono’s sold. Accprding to The BBC Apple are offering replacements to affected customers. Electronics firm Apple has admitted there have been problems with its new iPod Nano music …more

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Xbox drained $4 billion in four years from Microsoft’s profits

A news story on Forbes.com talks about how Microsoft lost $4 billion in four years on the Xbox. I’m sure Microsoft is not worried though as they have $40 billion in cash and over the next 18 months they are launching fifteen new products. The releases include new versions of Windows, Office and the much-hyped …more

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September 27th News From Around the Web

Another day, another inbox full of news from around the web. In this issue we get looks at a VOIP phone, the gorgeous NI8-SLI from Abit, an interesting article discussing hackers, and the completed worklog of R2-D2. Stay tuned in for more news as the week progresses!

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Intel Launches New Mobile Ad Campaign This Week

In its fall advertising campaign breaking this week, Intel Corporation showcases the digital entertainment benefits of the Intel Centrino mobile technology platform for laptop PCs. The eight-country campaign consists of television, print, online, retail and outdoor elements. Follow the link below to read the full statement on the as campaign and if you have seen …more

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80% of Koreans Want Cell Phone Subsidies

More than eight out of 10 Koreans support cell phone subsidies, according to a survey conducted by the ruling Uri Party in Korea. Nothing like handset subsidy bans! “The government should no longer try to forbid subsidies entirely with a law. For the sake of end users, it should allow mobile carriers to subsidize customers,” …more

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Google Turns 7 & Boasts Being The Best

If you take a look at Google and notice seven slices of candle-adorned cake on the main page that is because Google is now seven years old. The company went one step further saying that their search engines scour three times more Web sites than Yahoo Inc. and other nearest competitors. Who says you can’t …more

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Intel & Microsoft Support HD DVD Format for next-gen DVDs

Intel Corp. and Microsoft Corp., the leading suppliers of chips and software for most of the world’s personal computers, are throwing their support behind the next-generation DVD standard known as HD DVD. That means that Intel, Microsoft, Toshiba, and Universal Studios all now support HD DVD. Blu-ray is currently being backed by Sony, Apple, HP, …more

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Intel Pentium M 760 Processor

Legit Reviews is giving away an Intel Pentium M 760 Processor! If high gas prices have been keeping you from building that dream notebook or small form factor don’t worry because LR is giving one of these $310 processors away for free. Did we mention it is retail boxed and comes with a three year …more

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AMD intros three more dual core Opterons

As reported earlier, Intel are releasing their new dual Core Xeon’s. Now AMD are fighting back with the release of 3 new Dual Core Cpu’s. CHIP FIRM AMD released more dual core Opterons as it continues its mission to beat up Intel on the server front. The members of the X80 line, the 280 and …more

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Intel’s dual-core Xeon makes Dell debut

Dell are to release Dual Core Xeon servers. They will not ship until October but with HP, Sun and IBM all jumpping on the AMD bandwaggon, this can only mean good things for Intel. Intel are to release thier sucessor to the current Dual Core Xeons next year, codenamed “Bensley” which will allow for 1066FSB …more

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ATI goes fromTSMC to UMC for 90nm R-5XX orders

ATI Technologies has placed orders with United Microelectronics Corporation (UMC) to produce its R521, RV531 and RV516 graphics processing units (GPUs) using 90nm technology, according to industry sources. I am worried about the comment on the low yield rates as LR is unable to confirm it. On September 21, ATI announced that TSMC is in …more

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Microsoft Vista To Boost 256mb Graphics Card Sales

Microsoft Beta testers have recently confirmed that Windows Vista works best with 256MB video cards and Digitimes is reporting that the video card makers should see increased sales after the launch. With Microsoft Vista being launched late in 2006 and with new graphics technology (DirectX 10 and High Dynamic Range rendering) coming down the pipes …more

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