Portability on the move in the new PC era

I’m all for portability, so I’m quite happy that its time is right here and right now.  It’s great to read about all the new devices being introduced and showcased at next week’s Computex show.  Remember to check back here at Legit Reviews often for all the news on emerging trends in the tech world.  The new …more

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Intel Pentium D Chipset Offers Power Boost for Consumer PCs

Power, Power, and More Power!  Intel’s new dual-core processor, the Pentium D, delivers a boost and a boon to consumers looking for more power to smoothly handle multiple computing tasks. Delivering its first dual-core processor intended for mainstream, consumer and small-business PCs, chip giant Intel (Nasdaq: INTC) launched the Pentium D and 945 chipset this week, touting better …more

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Microsoft urges Windows users to dump Netscape 8

Microsoft Corp. is urging Windows users to uninstall the new Netscape 8 Web browser from their computers, saying it damages Microsoft’s own Internet Explorer browser. Microsoft’s announcement on Friday came after a Microsoft technician’s blog posting a day earlier that said Netscape’s updated technology interfered with Internet Explorer’s ability to display some Web pages. St. …more

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Nintendo?s Subtle Revolution

Nintendo?s Subtle Revolution

Nintendo, the quiet “Revolution!”  Compared to the loud buzz surrounding the Xbox 360 and PS3 that’s certainly apropos, but this Revolution comes in a sleek package and an enticing “All-Access Gaming” concept offer. “Our next console proves small in size but big on ideas,” says Reggie Fils-Aime, Nintendo of America’s executive vice president of sales & …more

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Yahoo Sends PhotoMail

Are you an avid digital photographer who likes sharing photos with everyone, anywhere?  Well Yahoo’s new PhotoMail service (currently in testing) may have you saying “cheese” quite a bit. PhotoMail works by placing small thumbnail pictures in messages and storing the actual large photo files on a server of the Yahoo Photo online album service, says Andy …more

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Microsoft Releases Anti-Phishing Tools

MSN has set loose it’s newest security tools to help Internet and e-mail users fight against malware and protect themselves from malicious emails. “MSN Postmaster and Smart Data Network Services represent a move by Microsoft toward broader, more-comprehensive and transparent information-sharing with ISPs and e-mail senders to help protect e-mail and ensure that it continues to be …more

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RIAA Sues More Internet2 File Swappers

The latest round of lawsuits follows the RIAA’s initial assault on Internet2 users last month. 405 college students were sued at 18 universities for using an application called “i2hub” to swap music and movies. “As long as students continue to corrupt this specialized academic network for the flagrant theft of music, we will continue to …more

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Strong notebook sales push PC market above 200 million units

More and more people want freedom from the chains of their traditional desk top PCs, so with the proliferation of wireless and the availability of more powerful notebooks, it’s not surprising that sales of mobiles are skyrocketing. “Mobile PCs are continuing to attract more new users as mobile prices fall and wireless becomes more pervasive,” said George …more

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Worms Dupe Yahoo, AOL IM Users

Beware Star Wars Siths who come phishing!  Never click on links, unless you know where they link to. A pair of attacks against the top two instant messaging networks played off current events, particularly ‘Star Wars,’ and sent security firms scurrying Wednesday to alert users of the danger. Hackers took advantage of the recent wave of ‘Star …more

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AMD Releases ‘Pacifica’ Specification For AMD64 Technology

AMD has made the specs to it’s virtualization technology, Pacifica, available to developers. This move could very well accelerate the development of 64bit architecture and programs.  ?Hardware virtualization in the x86 platform opens the way for a new class of innovation, making the platform more flexible, more manageable, and more secure,? said Martin Reynolds, Gartner Fellow, …more

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Intel gets set to bring the ‘platform’ concept to desktops

Forget about just chips, says Intel, it’s all about chipsets, or more accurately, “platformisation.”  Building on their Centrino platform for mobiles, Intel is bringing the reality of “platformisation” to desktops and servers, where it’s all about an integrated package of processor, chipset, graphics, sound, and more. So later this week we’ll see the desktop division attempt to …more

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Nokia unveils Linux-based web device without phone

Nokia’s new product category will run solely on open source software, which will certainly make these new mobile devices attractive and affordable to consumers. “We’re launching a completely new product category,” said Janne Jormalainen, Nokia’s vice president for convergence products at its multimedia devices division. The device is aimed at consumers looking for an affordable …more

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Facing ‘new world of work,’ Microsoft locks up Office

In their new version of Office, Microsoft moves to ensure their dominance in the Office Productivity software arena by addressing the security issues surrounding the use of applications like Excel, Word, PowerPoint, etc. in today and tomorrow’s work environments. With the next version of Office, Microsoft plans to let businesses set rules, enforced by server-based software, …more

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BFG Tech Enters Mobo Market & First Review

BFG Tech Enters Mobo Market & First Review

Here is the the first review of BFG’s first motherboard!  The sexily named “BFGRNF4U” is BFG Tech?s introduction to the wonderful world of motherboards. See just how well their non-SLI nForce4 Ultra solution stacks up to the competition.  It’s not the prettiest board I’ve seen, but it’s a start.   “The BFG Tech BFGRNF4U is …more

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