Shuttle debuts XPC SD11G5 Pentium M SFF PC

Shuttle today launched the XPC SD11G5, a silent PC system based on the Intel low-power Pentium M processor and 915GM chipset. The outside of the case looks like any other Shuttle system, but at least the inside has changed. Utilizing a single fan design coupled with Shuttle?s ICE heat-pipe technology, the XPC SD11G5 system offers …more

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VIA Releases Hyperion Pro Driver Version 5.04A

The VIA Hyperion Pro driver package has been updated to version 5.04A. The VIA Hyperion Pro driver package is a platform or chipset package. This latest driver package supports Microsoft Windows 98, 98SE, 2000, ME, NT4, Server 2003, Server 2003 64Bit, XP and XP 64Bit. Head on over to VIA Arena to download the 4in1 …more

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IBM won’t use genetic info for hiring or benefit plans

IBM, the world’s largest computer maker, on Monday pledged not to use genetic data to screen employees and applicants in what it said was the first such move by a major corporation to safeguard a new category of privacy. One company down 100 Billion more to go! I hope companies don’t start doing genetic screening, …more

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Net power struggle nears climax or so some think

The EU is pressing the US to compromise over the internet’s future to prevent the net from fragmenting. This is a heated debate and I’m not sure an clear solution is available. The US has got an image problem when it comes to the internet. It is seen as arrogant and determined to remain the …more

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Console video game sales down 20 percent last month in U.S.

U.S. retail sales of console video games fell 20 percent in September, but are seen rebounding at year-end due to the upcoming Xbox 360 launch. I believe this is just the calm before the storm. Game makers and the gamers have their eyes focused on the next generation consoles, so this is not a suprise. …more

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Google: 300 years to index the world’s info

It could take 300 years to index all the world’s information and make it searchable, Google Chief Executive Eric Schmidt predicted on Saturday at the Association of National Advertisers annual conference in Phoenix. Talk about having job security! We did a math exercise and the answer was 300 years,” Schmidt said in response to an …more

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Windows XP SP2 Dual Core Performance Hot Fix Download

Those of you needing the AMD Dual Core fix can download it here, courtesy of AMDZone. Make sure you read all of the included information and be aware that this hotfix does require a registry hack. This fixes performance issues with systems running XP and using a dual core CPU with Cool ‘n Quiet enabled. …more

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California bars selling violent games to minors

California law says exposing youths to video violence could result in psychological harm. Here in my hometown of St. Louis, Missouri a judge ruled against setting an age limit for buying video games. Looks like the courts are not sure how to handle this one. One thing is certain though… Republican Schwarzenegger, who made very …more

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Darpa Has Four Robotic Vehicles Finish The 132-mile course

Four robotic vehicles finished a Pentagon-sponsored race across the Mojave desert Saturday and achieved a technological milestone by conquering steep drop-offs, obstacles and tunnels over a rugged 132-mile course without a single human command. The vehicles, guided by sophisticated software, gave scientists hope that robots could one day wage battles without endangering soldiers. I wish …more

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Google Sends Lobbyists to Washington

With Congress rewriting telecommunications laws, Google faces ever-mounting challenges on the privacy front and is sending lobbyists to Washington to fight their case. “It is quite clear that there are enough issues in the policy space that impact our users and our company that we need to have a full-time presence in Washington,” says Google …more

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Internet traffic disrupted as providers feud

The next Internet price war has begun and it’s all behind the scenes. Cogent and Level 3 handed off traffic from one network to each other free of charge, until Level 3 said that it was handling too much Cogent traffic. Yesterday Level 3 pulled the plug on Cogent and has increased their pricing based …more

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America Online Buys Engadget Tech Blog

One of the original gadget and tech blogs has been sold in a recent deal with Ameria Online and Weblogs.com. Say goodbye to the old original Engadget and welcome the new AOL run site. America Online will inherit Engadget, Autoblog and other popular Web journals as part of a $25 million deal announced Thursday that …more

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Fourth Generation (4G) wireless access technology discussed

Experts are talking about 4G-based services more often these days, but don’t get your hopes up too quickly as it is not expected to become reality before 2010. Reading about 100 megabit per second downloads is good news though. Fourth generation (4G) refers to a next-generation wireless access technology that promises an ultra high-speed mobile …more

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T-K Worm Creators Jailed For Hacking

The hackers that created the T-K Worm back in 2001-2003 have been jailed for their coding efforts. They got off lightly if you ask me as they only servered three to six months in jail. Andrew Harvey, 24, of Sherburn Village, Co Durham, was jailed for three months, and Jordan Bradley, 22, of Darlington, was …more

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