ATI RD580 Motherboad to launch with R580 Video Cards

Fudo says that ATI plans to introduce a new motherboard and new graphic card together during their next launch event. They both have very similar names but R580 is a graphics chip while RD580 is the motherboard. New video cards are in the pipes folks. Who wants the R580 and G71 for the holidays? Dream …more

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Microsoft?s 10 Hurdles for 2006

Microsoft is expected to enter the new year facing a number of hurdles–but the chief one will be to position Windows Vista as an enterprise product. I’m most of our readers could add onto the 10 hurdle list! 10) Explain to corporate customers why they should buy Windows Vista without waiting to purchase new hardware …more

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Dell recalls batteries from 22,000 laptops

Just hours ago Dell said that it is voluntarily recalling batteries installed in some laptop computers it sold in the United States over the past year, citing an overheating problem with potential to pose a fire risk. If you have a Dell notebook you might want to see if your model number is listed below! …more

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Spansion IPO Starts at $12 a Share

Spansion, the flash memory joint venture between Advanced Micro Devices and Fujitsu, priced its initial public offering below the expected range at $12. Currently the stock (SPSN)is trading at $13.36 on the market. Underwriters led by Citigroup and CSFB priced 42.2 million shares at $12 apiece, raising a little more than $500 million for the …more

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Google and Microsoft back internet research lab

Some might have said it would be a cold day in hell when Microsoft and Google team up, but it seems both companies are helping fund a lab that will help make basic web software run much better. It costs $7.5m to keep the lab running and with companies like Google, Microsoft, and Sun footing …more

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AMD changes naming scheme of M2?

According to the Inq, AMD has made some changes in naming and processors that will be available for the new socket… take a look and see what they have to say! “…the new socket won’t be “Socket 940 Second Coming” or the long-time mentioned “Socket M2″, which resided in every roadmap of AMD CPUs for …more

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Illegal File Sharing Drops

I wonder how a research firm figures this stuff out? Of course, what they don’t say is that there is an error margine of +/- 10%. According to research firm NPD Group, illegal peer-to-peer file sharing has dropped for the first time since the RIAA began its legal assault in 2003. Since that initial victory, …more

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Microsoft’s top 10 hurdles for 2006

CNET takes a look at top priorities of the folks in Redmond for the coming year. First on the list? To find a way to get people to buy Windows Vista, of course! Microsoft is expected to enter the new year facing a number of hurdles–but the chief one will be to position Windows Vista …more

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Google planning to buy Opera?

Slashdot reported that Google may be getting ready to buy the Opera Browser. I guess that since IE and Firefox are not really able to be ‘bought’, that the #3 browser is a good place to start. Opera and Firefox have a lot in common, so I’m sure it will be a good fit in …more

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Intel And BMW Enter Comprehensive Partnership

Intel Corporation and the BMW Group today announced a comprehensive partnership that includes technology, co-marketing and Intel?s sponsorship of the BMW Sauber F1 Team. The big hidden news in the press release is that Intel and BMW are developing an industry specification for wireless technologies in BMW’s. Under the multi-year agreement and long-term technology partnership, …more

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Microsoft warns of critical Windows flaw

Microsoft have acknowledged and released an security patch last Tuesday. There are two seperate patches. LR as always encourages all of our readers to keep themselves safe. Windows Update should be your first port of call, otherwise you can download from Microsoft’s security update site. SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Microsoft Corp. on Tuesday warned users …more

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AMD Drops Socket M2 for the Socket AM2, Because it Sounds Better

It seems that AMD didn’t like the media calling their upcoming socket “Socket M2” and have changed the name over to “Socket AM2”. Be sure to out geek your fellow buddies today at work by talking up your Socket AM2 platform that is going to run the Athlon64 X2 FX-62 Processor with a 333MHz HTT …more

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Microsoft has no plans to add HD-DVD technology to the Xbox 360

One day after Japanese reports came out talking about the future of HD-DVD and Xbox 360, Microsoft has issued an official response saying they have no plans to support HD-DVD. “Microsoft, in both America and Japan, has not announced anything regarding the possibility of a next-generation DVD drive being placed in the Xbox 360,” a …more

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Kazaa owners may face time in jail

Australian record industry initiates contempt proceedings against the masterminds behind the file-sharing software. Looks like the legal system might make an example of the owners by putting them in jail for a short stint. Record companies allege that Sharman Networks, the owner of Kazaa, didn’t comply with an Australian Federal Court order to modify the …more

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