FCC extends 911 deadline for VoIP providers

Tens of thousands of people have not acknowledged that they understand VOIP’s 911 service have been granted extra time to get it taken care of. The decision to extend the cutoff deadline follows a letter from a coalition of VoIP providers, including AT&T and MCI, who complained that customers would be left stranded in an …more

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Apple iPod Battery Scheme Busted!

A big win today for Apple iPod users who have been suckered in to spending big bucks for a replacement battery (or a whole new iPod) when the original battery failed. Apple made some big bucks in this scheme because for first and second generation iPods, it was pretty much expected that the battery would …more

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Intel, Matsushita Team To Develop 8-Hour Notebook Battery

This is great news for all our mobile users out there. Better batteries in combination with lower power consuming CPUs will make laptop sales soar even higher! Also, if you want to build your own laptop today, check our forums for help and tips! The collaboration, announced at the Intel Developer Forum in San Francisco, …more

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VOIP Users: Acknowledge 911 Service Issues Now!

If you are reading this news post chances are you have at least one Voice over Internet Protocol (VOIP) line at the office or in the home. The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has set a deadline on Monday the 29th as an interim safeguard while VOIP companies, rush to comply with an FCC order requiring …more

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US Military’s High Energy Laser Area Defense System Under Development

If you thought the air to air combat scenes in Star Wars was cool just wait till you see what the US military has planned for 2007. If everything goes as planned we will see HELLADS or for us non-military people, a giant laser that has the ability to shoot things out of the sky. …more

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Sony adds Web browser to PSP game device

Have you been craving a web browser for your Sony PSP? The wait is over as Sony Corp. is adding Internet access to its Play Station Portable in a bid to increase the mobile gaming device’s appeal as a handheld entertainment center, the company said on Wednesday. If you own the PSP we advise you to …more

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Pimp My Pet For OCZ Memory Contest

This month we are giving away a 1GB kit of OCZ’s PC-3200 Gold VX memory to one lucky forum member.  The theme of this months contest is “Pimp My Pet” and we already have a couple of entires from our dedicated forum members. Remember the forums are free and the contest is open to the …more

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Google Talk – Released!

It seems yesterday’s stream of rumors were true! Google announced and released Google Talk early this morning. Like GMail, Google Talk is considered to be in Beta right now, so everyone can expect the features of Google Talk to expand in the months to come! A Gmail account is required to use the service. Google …more

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eTT DDR2 Memory now on Spot Market

It seems that efficiently tested (eTT) DDR2 memory has started appearing on the spot market. Although most memory module houses can improve their margins by sourcing the eTT DDR2 parts, most remain conservative amid risk concerns when it comes to the quality of eTT. After eTT comes UTT, so keep an eye out for UTT …more

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Intel Announces Merom, Conroe and Woodcrest at IDF

Anand wrote up a quick article from IDF where Intel has just announced their new Microprocessor Architecture. Intel is going for a “performance per watt” marketing strategy which I think is great! The Merom (Mobile), Conroe (Desktop), and Woodcrest (Server) are all dual core solutions that should feature significant power consumption drops! Intel’s next microprocessor …more

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AMD Challenges Intel to a Dual-Core Server Processor Duel

AMD has pulled out all the stops and has challenged Intel to a dual-core server processor test where the winner walks away with some serious bragging rights. AMD’s press release (linked below) was actually quite funny as it stated the duel must be a live, public performance evaluation and spoke about boxing rings. The challenge, …more

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EarthLink acquires anti-spyware company Aluria

It seems that anti-spyware software companies are being bought up left and right these days and Aluria Software is no different. U.S. Internet service provider EarthLink Inc. just announced that it agreed to acquire the assets of privately held Aluria Software LLC, which makes security and anti-spyware software. Spyware Eliminator software is used on 20 …more

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AMD Launches Two New Turion Processors: MT-40 & MT-37

AMD has added a couple new flasgship processors on the mobile side this morning. The two new Turion 64 mobile processors named MT-37 and MT-40, offer clock speeds of 2.0 and 2.2 GHz, respectively. Both processors consume a maximum of 25 watts making them perfect for mobile platforms. We expected this launch as AMD always …more

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ATI Trademarks “ATI AVIVO”

On July 12, 2005 ATI filed for a trademark on the phrase “ATI AVIVO” through the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and it has just been approved. The listing is described as computer software for improving the quality of images as they appear on a computer monitor; and computer hardware, namely, transistor blocks for facilitating …more

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