Nintendo DS Gets $20 Price Cut

Nintendo Co. is getting more aggressive in the portable video game market, announcing a $20 price cut Tuesday. The Nintendo DS will now be priced at $130 after the price cut. Prices on the Sony PlayStation Portable remain at $250. The cut is effective Sunday, a day before the release of the anticipated title “Nintendogs,” …more

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Bush administration objects to .xxx domains

Maybe if we consolidate all of the “ADULT” weebsites under the XXX suffix, it will be easier to block them from being viewed by children….just a thought. The Bush administration is objecting to the creation of a .xxx domain, saying it has concerns about a virtual red-light district reserved exclusively for Internet pornography. Michael Gallagher, …more

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Cell companion chip gets hot demo

Being able to record 48 TV shows simultaniously is allgood and fine, but i have a hard enough time trying to find two shows worth watching to utilize my TIVO……. on top of that, the same show gets reran at least twice over the course of a year now that most series only shoot 12-14 …more

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Google loses AdWords trade mark case

A US district court has ruled against Google in a trade mark action over the sale of the terms ?Geico? and ?Geico Direct? in AdWords, its keyword advertising service. The judge found that there was infringement where the terms were used in the text of sponsored ads. News of the court case don’t seem to …more

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Nvidia C51 to hit market on September 20

The part of this article that really caught my eye is NVidia discussing ATI’s R520 and its heat and power dissipation issues. Nvidia is expected to launch its C51 integrated PCI Express (PCIe) chipset for the AMD K8 platform on September 20. The company has also developed an equivalent chipset for the Intel Pentium 4 platform, …more

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Putting Vista in the fast lane

With the release of each Microsoft operating system comes the growing complaint of wasted resources and system bloat….why would we expect Vista to be any different? With other operating systems growing in support and popularity, maybe MS realizes that they’d better get on the ball.   With Vista, the new client version of Windows due …more

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Dell opens new customer centers

If they are opening another support center in N. America, does this mean I won’t be able to talk to “Bob”, “John”, or “Tracy” for India? Oh, how I’ll miss those calls exciting phone calls the next time i buy a Dell monitor. Seriously though, is there really people in India named “Bob”, “John”, or …more

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32-inch TV panel ASP may not hit US$500 by year-end

Those of you waiting for a price drop before upgerading to a new LCD monitor will be disappointed to see the forecast is for a small price increse, not a sharp decrease as expected (Looks like Yves is stuck with the monster CRT!!!)   Prices for large-size panels will rise throughout the third quarter of this year, …more

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Creative Unveils Sound Blaster X-Fi Ultra-Audio Cards

We’ll probably have more on this in a week or two. I’ve been talking to Creative for a couple of weeks now and actually have gotten some pretty god information about the X-Fi….Needless to say it sounds like these cards are the end all in sound cards. Hardware Central You’ve heard of Creative Technology Ltd.‘s …more

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Intel may make further price cuts on Pentium 4 630/640

How times have changed…..remember the old days? Remember when AMD was putting out affordable processors? Intel’s newest price cut is directed at their 6XX series CPUs, prett good processors that support 64 bit processing, as well as EIST among other optimizations.   Intel has scheduled price cuts on its 64-bit 600-series Pentium 4 CPUs for August …more

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AMD wants 30 percent of commercial market by 2009

Judging by their processor’s performance and popularity over the past 12 months, I think AMD is being conservative in their goal. While AMD processors have become the favorite for gamers and DIY system builders, its going to take a major shift from companies like Dell and Gateway, to name a few before it can actually …more

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Mac Hacks Allow OS X on PCs

From what I’m hearing, this “hack” is actually a Mac application. Before you get too excited, and think about using it yourself, remember this OS actually hits the street. A really good description, along with the details, can be found here Imagine if your next Mac cost you only $300, and ran faster than any G4 …more

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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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