Cisco continues small business push

For small businesses looking for a good VoIP solution, look no further than Cisco’s subsidiary, Linksys. They have developed an excellent VoIP solution named Linksys One, which features a services router, a color IP phone, and analog gateway. The whole set-up will go for around $1600 USD in the first quarter of 2006. The Linksys …more

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Diamond Multimedia Set to Offer RADEON X1800 for AGP

Got AGP 8x, and don’t want to dish out cash for a new motherboard with PCI-Express just yet? Also want the best graphics possible with AGP 8x? Diamond, an ATI graphics card manufacturer, is offering the X1800 on AGP 8x, using a PCI Express-to-AGP bridge, code-named Rialto, to make the card compatible. This is definitely …more

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AOL to launch online television

AOL Time-Warner is getting in on and helping to set the foundation of Internet cable programming with their service In2TV. With over 3400 hours of programming by the media giant, we can also expect Yahoo! and Google to follow in lock-step fairly soon. In2TV will launch early 2006. To be called In2TV, it will feature …more

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Intel Launches Pentium 4 662 and 672 CPU’s with Virtualization

Intel has began shipping a pair of Pentium 4 chips equipped with the hardware bits designed to bring virtualization to a wide range of desktop PCs. The two virtualization-equipped chips are the single core 3.6GHz Pentium 4 662 and 3.8GHz Pentium 4 672, which are both readily available. All of the upcoming 65-nanometer Presler chips …more

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Sun Microsystems announces new T1 microprocessor

Sun Microsystems has released the Niagara processor and have given it the name UltraSparc T1. The processor has eight cores and can run 32 instruction sequences at once. Can’t wait to see these in some servers! The UltraSparc T1, code-named Niagara, uses about 70 watts of electricity, closer to that of standard household light bulbs, …more

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nVIdia Launches GeForce 7800 GTX 512MB GPU’s

nVidia has sent us an e-mail letting us know that the GeForce 7800 GTX 512 is now out and increases gaming performance by 33%! If you want this card sit back down because they are not cheap. There is an XFX 7800 GTX 512 in stock over at TigerDirect for $699.99 and an eVGA for …more

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AMD Athlon 64 FX-60 rated at 2.6GHz Dual Core

Charlie over at The Inq. has made a post saying that the AMD FX-60 is going to be a dual core 2.6GHz processor according to one of his many sources. Not much info on the post other than it’s a dual core 2.6GHz processor. AMD has been sending out the FX-60 chips, dual cores that …more

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Intel to debut Broadwater 965 chipsets in 2Q 2006

Intel plans to introduce its 965-series chipset, codenamed Broadwater, in the second quarter of 2006, according to unspecified sources that reviewed the chip giant?s latest roadmap. We hope that Intel can get these chipsets out this time around with no production issues! In terms of applications, Intel?s 965 chipset series, which support DDR2 memory, will …more

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Sony to stop using XCP technology on CD’s

Stung by continuing criticism, the world’s second-largest music label, Sony BMG Music Entertainment, promised Friday to temporarily suspend making music CDs with antipiracy technology that can leave computers vulnerable to hackers. Good to see a company remove their spyware, but it is a bit late for many. Sony defended its right to prevent customers from …more

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GIGABYTE Unleashes GA-8N-SLI Quad Royal

Looks like Gigabyte was the first one out of the gate with a quad-x16 SLI motherboard. Dubbed the GA-8N-SLI, it’s the first motherboard to sport 4 (yes, four!) PCI Express x16 slots. Now, if you will, imagine how amazing that would be with 4 7800GTX’s with 512MB of GDDR3 on each card….utterly amazing! GIGABYTE TECHNOLOGY, …more

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Gas pipe broadband?

Talk about the absurd! San Diego-based communications company Nethercomm is developing a way to send a wireless signal through natural gas pipes, with 100-megabit speeds. The concept is to deliver an ultra-wideband signal with that of the natural gas. I personally would be amazed to see something like this actually work in homes with natural …more

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Viruses exploit Sony CD anti-piracy scheme

Well, it was bound to happen: the copy-protection software found in several of their CD titles is being exploited by malicious software (read viruses, worms, trojans, etc.). Though Sony is working with Symantec to get this under control, one could place that as evidence in the current lawsuits against Sony. A controversial copy-protection program that …more

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AMD Heading Towards Land-Grid Array Sockets

Aside from AMD’s socket M2, which is coming out in the first quarter of ’06, it looks like the next line of processors after the M2 will be using a package that Intel has made popular with their newer Pentium 4’s: Land Grid Array (LGA). Dubbed socket F, which will be used on the server …more

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PCs plagued by bad capacitors

Do you own a Dell Optiplex, HP xw series workstation, or iMac G5? Do you have video problems or random, but prevalent, Blue Screens of Death and shutdowns? If so, then you may be entitled to a motherboard replacement by these manufacturers. The aforementioned companies installed motherboards into these machines that had defective capacitors from …more

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