Windows Vista will not have support for older DVD drives

Windows Vista will not have support for really old DVD drives. This means that if you have an “old” drive will you notice that encrypted/regionalized DVD movies will no longer play. Fun stuff eh? I wonder how many people out there have a working older DVD-ROM in their computer right now. When PC DVD drives …more

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Google To Supply Search For Opera’s Mobile Browsers

The browser’s Mini version operates on WAP-equipped cell phones, while the more robust Opera Mobile version is generally offered as an add-on to mobile and wireless devices for a small user fee. Looks like Google isn’t going to buy them after all! See Internet rumors still do exisit. Google will supply the default search function …more

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Intel VIIV 1.5 and 2.0 revealed

The Inq has posted an article that talks about Intel’s upcoming VIIV 1.5 and 2.0 systems. Some of their comments really crack me up. Take this one for example by Charlie: “VIIV IS NOT a product, but a lineup of products. It was originally supposed to be launched with Smithfield, but Intel figured that going …more

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Advansus Computer: Formed By Asustek-Advantech Venture

Advansus Computer, the joint venture between motherboard giant Asustek Computer and industrial PC (IPC) specialist Advantech Computer. It took $30.4 million to start up and we should start seeing products in 2006 from them! Ke-cheng Liu, chairman of Advantech, will lead Advansus as the company chairman, as reported by Emma Wang in today?s Chinese-language Apple …more

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The Tech Industry Gets Ready For CES

Legit Reviews has been gearing up for CES over the past few weeks and we are ready to tackle the long taxi lines and over priced hotels for the fourth year in a row! We will bring you CES starting on Jan 4th or 5th depending on how busy we get those first nights! While …more

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Intel Drops 14 Year Old Slogan: Intel Inside

After 14 years, the “Intel Inside” marketing slogan is being put to rest. Expect a major overhaul of Intel’s corporate logo and branding next year! The company also will move away from the Pentium name, which it has used to label many of its chips since 1993. The company’s forthcoming notebook processor, to be introduced …more

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Self-booting Microsoft Xbox 360 kiosk demo disk ISO released

It seems that a self-booting Xbox 360 kiosk demo disk ISO file has made it out on the web thanks to a group called Pi. They claim a number of games are hackable when using this disk. They mention Call of Duty 2, Hexic, Kameo and King Kong. Microsoft might be a bit hot over …more

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LG Telecom Launches Water-Proof Cell Phone

LG Telecom, Korea?s smallest mobile operator, Thursday took the wraps off the nation?s first waterproof mobile phone, canU 502S developed under alliance with Japanese firm Casio Computer. No word on just how deep these phones can go before the seal gives in and leaks, so no scuba steve stunts! “If dropped in a pool, tub …more

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NSA used banned Web data-tracking Cookie

The National Security Agency’s Internet site has been placing files on visitors’ computers that can track their Web surfing activity despite strict federal rules banning most of them. These files, known as “cookies,” disappeared after a privacy activist complained and The Associated Press made inquiries this week, and agency officials acknowledged Wednesday they had made …more

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Women Out Number Men on the Internet

Did you know that women have been the major users of the Net since 2000? I actually didn’t and found a number of the survey findings in the latest Fallows study to be interesting to say the least from the view of a webmaster. Younger women are more likely to go online than younger men. …more

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Price drops make it a TV year worth watching

Prices plummeted below $1,000 mark for large plasma TVs, and viewers gained a multitude of avenues to tap into TV content. During the course of 12 months, prices on select plasma TVs fell below $1,000 on 40-inch screens, and viewers gained a multitude of avenues–from cell phones to iPods to TV shows on demand–for tapping …more

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Samsung Plans to Reduce DDR2 Memory IC Production

Samsung Electronics plans to further slash its DDR2 capacity and instead allocate more capacity for NAND flash production. More than likely this will lead to tighter DDR2 supplies and if DDR2 memory ever starts to sell prices are going to go up and supplies will be low. Samsung has already reduced its DDR2 capacity by …more

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US CD album sales show 7% slide

It seems that album sales here in the United States have dropped 7% in 2005 while the download biz has doubled over the past year. I’m actually shocked that it only fell 7%! I personally haven’t bought a CD in a good number of years. Sales stood at 602.2 million during the year, down from …more

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69-year-old grandmother plays 10 hours of video games per day

Barbara St. Hilaire plays video games 10 hours a day and spends a good part of her Social Security check on games. The 69-year-old grandmother has become the heroine of young video-game fans and the star of a Web log created by her grandson. I got $20 that she can take down Fatal1ty on her …more

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