Shuttle Launches Dual Core SFF System: XPC SD31P

Shuttle Inc., the world’s leading designer and manufacturer of small form factor (SFF) PCs and accessories, introduces the Shuttle XPC Barebone SD31P, the first SFF PC to support Intel dual core and 64-bit processors. The XPC SD31P destroys the myth that bigger PCs are faster. Designed for power-hungry users, this wicked-fast small form factor (SFF) …more

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Kingston Auctions Final BH-5 Memory Kit For Charity

The fifth and final memory kit is currently being auctioned off over at Kingston Technology’s site this week.  The auction with all proceeds going to charity ends on June 24th and currently has the 1GB (2 x 512MB) kit going for only $50!  A 1GB kit of Winbond BH-5 based memory modules should go for well over $175 on …more

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MTV Networks Buys Neopets.com

 MTV Networks on Monday said it acquired NeoPets Inc., owner of the popular teen Web site Neopets.com., for an undisclosed lump sum of cash.  The site is one of the fasest growing in the world and allows users to create online pets. I’ll stick to real animals for now!  There is no way a virtual …more

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Microsoft works on own BitTorrent

Microsoft researchers in the UK are working on file-sharing technology similar to BitTorrent, but called Avalanche. Codenamed Avalanche, the program makes it easy to share content by dividing files such as software, audio or video, into chunks, much like BitTorrent. Microsoft researchers said Avalanche could be used to help distribute software, security patches, as well …more

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Hynix Shows DDR2-800 Modules Off & They Are Validated By ASUS

Hynix Semiconductor said on Friday that it has developed DRAM industry?s first 512MB DDR2-800 unbuffered dual in-line memory modules (UDIMMs) and has received validation from Taiwan-based ASUS, a leading motherboard manufacturer. Good news for DDR2 fans as more options come forth to help drive down DDR2 pricing. The 512MB and 1-gigabyte (GB) UDIMMs are based …more

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Corsair Memory: TCCD Supply Demystified

Today, Corsair let’s everyone know that Samsung TCCD memory is still alive and kicking. We posted an article about this back in Feb 2005 titled Are Samsung TCCD IC’s Dead? that dealt with the same question. Good to see that our article from 4 months ago was accurate and on the money. I’m not sure …more

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Microsoft looks to extinguish LAMP

Microsoft is focused on improving its alternatives to the so-called LAMP stack, the combination of the Linux operating system, Apache Web server, MySQL database, and scripting languages PHP, Perl or Python. Microsoft’s anti-LAMP strategy is to heap features into its low-end products and to build a comprehensive set of tools–spanning development to management–in the hopes …more

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Google to start new payment system to compete with Paypal

Online search-engine leader Google Inc. is preparing to introduce an electronic payment system later this year in a move that would pose a financial threat to one of its biggest advertisers, Internet auctioneer eBay Inc. The likelihood of Google rolling out an online payment system to rival eBay?s popular PayPal service became a hot topic …more

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Satellite radio approved in Canada

SIRIUS gets the nod to go ahead with subscription-based satellite radio service in Canada.  Canada has set really strict rules for radio broadcasting as 25% of the Canadian channels must be done in French. Another group in Canada is against the choice to approve satellite service by stating that “it creates a pipeline for U.S. radio …more

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Intel Research Merges Centrino with 802.11n

Intel Corp. will present a paper Friday that will demonstrate its progress toward integrating the current Wi-Fi technologies with the next-generation 802.11n protocol.  It is interesting to hear that Intel can integrate 802.11n into their current Alviso chipsets. Good news for consumers and Intel with this news! At the 2005 VLSI Symposium on Circuits in …more

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Samsung Electronics has informed several of its clients that its NAND flash chips are not to be used

Samsung Electronics has informed several of its clients that its NAND flash chips are not to be used on SD cards but should only be used only in MMC micro cards, according to sources. Some of the memory maker?s clients confirmed the news, while other would only say that Samsung is ?encouraging? its clients to …more

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Boeing unit sees airline cell phone service in ’06

In the prior news post the cell phone giant Cingular is against airline cell phone use, but today Boeing is all for it.  Boeing plans on introducing cell phone service in 2006 with or without the support of companies like Cingular.  Boeing Co. unit Connexion expects to start selling cellular phone services to airline passengers as …more

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Nokia’s 770 Internet Tablet Redefines PDA’s

Nokia’s 770 Internet Tablet Redefines PDA’s

The Nokia 770 is looking pretty interesting at this point in the game. The initial version will include a slew of applications including an Internet radio player, RSS reader, e-mail client, video player, a stripped-down drawing application and an image viewer, among other applications. It supports many media file formats, including MP3, Real Audio, JPEG, …more

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Longhorn Server Beta 1 to be Released August

Microsoft is continuing to drop new clues about what users can expect in Longhorn Server, the version of its Windows Server product slated to ship in 2007, and beyond. Pretty interesting info coming from the folks over at Microsoft. Muglia reconfirmed that Longhorn Server Beta 1 will ship this summer, around the same time as …more

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