Toshiba announces 30GB dual layer HD disks

Toshiba have developed a HD DVD-R disk with a 30Gb capacity. Compatability tests with other manufacturers will begin in October and Toshiba plan on releasing a HD DVD recorder next spring. JAPANESE GIANT Toshiba said that it can and will make a 30GB dual layer HD DVD-R disk. It said that this extends the capacity …more

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ATI to supply chipsets for two new Windows Vista Laptops

ATI announced today that two new Windows Vista Laptops made by IBM are powered by ATI chipsets. The ThinkPad Z60m with ATI’s Mobility Radeon X600 and the ThinkPad R51E with Radeon Xpress 200M. You can find out more in our Forums and feel free to leave your comments. MARKHAM, Ontario–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Sept. 21, 2005–ATI Technologies Inc. …more

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Google plans WiFi service possibly called Google Secure Access

Pages on Google’s Web site refer to an upcoming wireless internet service, but Google still declines to comment. The Google site refers to a product called “Google Secure Access,” which is designed to “establish a more secure connection while using Google WiFi,” according to a frequently asked questions page that is located here. Internet search …more

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Microsoft Re-organizes

A post at Slashdot today reveals that Microsoft is planning a re-organization to help get Vista out the door. Vista is Microsoft’s new operating system that has been designed over the last few years but has not been released. Microsoft is unveiling a major reorganization today to help get Vista out the door. Some of …more

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Rumor: nVidia G80 to use GDDR4 memory chips

After GDDR3 comes GDDR4 and Fudo over at The Inq believes that the nVidia G80 will be the first video card to use the new memory chips. Makes sense to us, but we don’t know about the 1600MHz memory clocks. This memory should start around 800MHz efficiently 1600 MHz if not even higher. However this …more

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ATI Technologies Announces Avivo

ATI makes the claim that you’ll never look at your PC the same way again, once you’ve seen a computer with Avivo. Avivo includes hardware and software technologies that refine video capture and playback, and greatly improve display quality. Avivo makes PC games look stunning on any current display and the superb image quality gives …more

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Intel’s 65nm process improves power consumption

An Intel press release claims their upcoming 65nm process will stretch the battery life of mobile devices. This is good news after the last process reduction did not go how Intel hoped it would. Our sources at Intel ensure us that the move to 65nm will be nothing like the move last year down to …more

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Office 12 makeover takes on ‘feature creep’

Office 12 will be Microsoft’s new update for their Office software. Office is now already a household name and most users are familiar with the layout and settings avalaible. Microsoft are trying to make the user experience easier, instead of looking through “1,500 commands located in scores of menus, toolbars and dialog boxes.” they are …more

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Sun UltraSparc4+ Servers Promise Big Boost In Performance

Sun are releasing a new line of servers. They include the new UltraSparc4+ processor. According to informationweek.com they will provide a five fold increase in performance from the older generation UltraSparc3 cpu’s and a three times increase on the UltraSparc4. Pricing starts at $30,995. On the heels of its Galaxy platform announcement for the x86-based …more

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Star Wars worm infects gamers downloading off warez sites

Virus writers have developed a worm that spoofs the behaviour of internet search engine Google, varying the results displayed to suit the requirements of hackers. the search engine’s address – even if they make a mistake, such as “www.gogle.com”. The program links to profitable websites and supports all 17 languages of Google, which is pretty …more

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Kingston Launches U3 Powered DataTraveler

Kingston Technology Company, Inc., the world’s largest independent manufacturer of memory products, today announced the rollout of its new U3 DataTraveler line of USB smart drives, initially shipping in 512-MB and 1-GB capacities. Based on the innovative U3 smart drive computing platform, the Kingston U3 DataTraveler creates a secure workspace. Built into the smart drive, …more

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Microsoft sues more resellers over piracy

Eight companies in five states have been targeted by Microsfot for selling pirated software. The lawsuits were filed in Arizona, California, Illinois, Minnesota and New York against companies that allegedly sold counterfeit copies of software such as Office 2000 Professional and Windows XP, Microsoft said in a statement Monday. The lawsuits are part of Microsoft’s …more

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Ex-Tyco execs sentenced to up to 25 yrs

Dennis Kozlowski, the former Tyco International Ltd. chief executive is going to jail. This once agains shows that stealing money is not a wise thing to do unless you like to sport handcuffs. Dennis Kozlowski, the former Tyco International Ltd. chief executive, and the company’s former chief financial officer, Mark Swartz, who were both found …more

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Tropical Storm Rita sends crude over $66 a Barrel

The price of crude oil is up $3 a barrel by mid-morning trading due to concerns over tropical storm Rita. Rita is moving toward the Florida Keys with sustained winds of about 60 mph and a storm surge of up to 8 feet. I topped off my tank of gas at the corner station at …more

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