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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Microsoft Moving From Passport to InfoCard

The .NET Passport system proved to be pretty useless to most Internet users, myself included, because of it’s cross platform limitaions. If Microsoft can achieve true interoperability in it’s new InfoCard System, along with the user control and flexibility it promises, there’s no doubt that consumers would use a service that would make their daily online experience less complex. Microsoft said its architecture for …more

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Shoppers Get a Sneak Peek at Pentium D

Interesting marketing move by Intel!  Apparently, Intel’s new dual-processor, the Pentium D, has been placed on display in a shop in Japan; and, as expected, has been generating alot of buzz.  Intel has told the store not to divulge any information about the processor and motherboard, but it has allowed the chip and motherboard to remain …more

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Infineon Collaborates with IBM on New Form of Memory

A new form of memory called phase-change memory (PCM) may be on the horizon.  Check out the emerging details on Legit Reviews Forum. PCM is a technology that stores data by changing the state of a special material from an amorphous to a crystalline structure, rather than storing data as an electrical charge. While in …more

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RaidMax Samurai Gaming Computer Case Review

A1 Electronics has taken a look at a case that I was seriously considering for a new desktop build (before deciding on a laptop, that is. Check out the link in our forums to see if this case has more than its unique appearance up its sleeve, as well as to see the rest of …more

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Factor 5 drop Xbox 360 for PS3

Apparently, Sony’s new Playstation 3 power is awe inspiring enough to  make game developers drool.  The powerful new CPU, “The Cell,” is just what game developers need for creating more realistic gaming environments. Factor 5 were due to make games for Microsoft’s Xbox 360, that is until Sony revealed their Ps3 specs. Now the developer team …more

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AMD Extends Geode Line

Advanced Micro Device’s (AMD’s) new Geode LX800 low-power embedded processor is aimed at desk-top style devices.  The new Geode, with it’s XP embedded support, opens the market up to developers and will allow production of inexpensive embedded consumer devices. “It gives great performance at a lot less power and heat,” said Charles Dittmer, division marketing manager for AMD’s …more

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