Google looking at TV advertising with GoogleTV division

Google has been making progress with their ad services in recent months and is now eyeing television as a possible advertising market. Google has recently moved into print advertising and began with online ad services with the ever popular Google AdSense program. Google Inc., the most-used search engine, is seeking to hire a manager who …more

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China sets new rules on Internet news

China set new regulations on Internet news content on Sunday, widening a campaign of controls it has imposed on other Web sites, such as discussion groups. The government stated that all news must “be directed toward serving the people and socialism and insist on correct guidance of public opinion for maintaining national and public interests.” …more

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Kids urged to teach the elderly internet skills

Children are being encouraged to teach their grandparents to use the internet to help close the digital divide. With the internet becoming a place to file for emergency aid, shop, and keep in touch with loved ones it makes common sense to help our elders. A special website has been launched with tools, advice and …more

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Apple iPod Nano Users Cry Foul on Nano’s Screen

Some owners of Apple Computer’s new “impossibly small” iPod Nano are quickly finding out that the new iPod is delicate. Hundreds of complaints about the screens scratching, cracking, and/or failing are coming to light all over the web. One angry customer who’s screen broke after four days of use started the site flawedmusicplayer.com and suggests …more

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Abit to migrate half of its capacity to ECS by end of October

This is a pretty interesting and newsworthy event. First, its no secret that ABIT has been having financial difficulties for more than a year now. There were the ECS and Foxconn rumors swirling earlier this year. Second, ECs has just completely made itself over, going from bottom of the barrel bundles at Fry’s to pretty …more

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Ipod Nano costs $90 to produce?

The Inq. has an interesting article that reports the findings of the firm iSuppli and their analysis of the Ipod Nano. Out of their report comes the findings that the parts used in the Ipod Nano total about $90, with the NAND flash memory making up about 60% of the price. The Ipod Nano is …more

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Sony to slash 10,000 jobs, refocus on electronics

According to EETimes Sony are cutting 10,000 jobs. The job cuts represent 6.5% of Sony’s global workforce. 4,000 will be from Japan and the remainder will be from other regions. TOKYO ? Sony Corp. will slash 10,000 jobs worldwide by March 2008, and said it will close several factories as part of a major restructuring …more

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Activision to increase game prices by $10

We just heard that Activision is going to increase the price on their game titles by US $10 to “keep up” with Microsoft’s upcoming Xbox 360. Right now all the talk is about console titles, but PC titles are rumored to be in the mix also. With the economy the way it is now a …more

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South Korea Plans to Build Combat Robot for Battlefield

It looks like future wars are going to be fought by humans and machines fighting side by side. South Korea has announced plans for a mobile combat robot that is designed to kick ass without any emotions involved. No word on what processors or hardware these will use. I’m not sure AMD or Intel would …more

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Major UK mobile TV trial starts

Watch TV on your Cell phone! Well O2 and Arqiva are doing a trial in the UK for just that. 3G mobile technology will allow you to watch you favourite soap opera while on the move. Unfortunatly the trial is only available to a select few in Oxford, But the future looks promising. According to …more

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ABIT Cuts Suzhou Plant Motherboard Production By 50%

ABIT Computer plans to migrate half of its motherboard capacity, mostly entry-level production, to Elitegroup Computer Systems (ECS) by the end of October. ABIT?s high-end segment, including the Fatal1ty brand line, will continue to be made at the plant in Suzhou, China. ABIT is in talks with several companies for a property transfer of its …more

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CA Wins Deal to Protect 20M AOL Users

According to eweek.com AOL has released a new version of it’s spyware software, Computers Associates are behind version 2.0. America Online Inc. on Wednesday announced ASP (AOL Spyware Protection) 2.0, which uses Computer Associates International Inc.’s eTrust PestPatrol Anti-Spyware technology to scan AOL users’ systems for 28,000 different kinds of spyware. Pest Patrol will allow …more

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Mozilla Releases Firefox 1.0.7

Mozilla released Firefox 1.0.7 today, those of you who are fans will definitely want to check it out. After Symantec’s warning regarding Firefox vulnerabilities, I’m wondering if Mozilla’s popularity has finally caught up with it. This version includes several security and stability fixes, including a fix for a reported buffer overflow vulnerability and a fix …more

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“Double Lifetime Warranty”

In my opinion, this is a great idea! First, a lifetime warranty on a video card is always a nice thing to have. Second, six months later, when you have to have the new “must have” video card, how nice is it to be able to sell your current card and be able to pass …more

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