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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Rumor: ATI Radeon 1800XT to go faster than 600/1400 MHz

Fresh off the rumor bus we have Fudo and he believes that ATI’s Radeon X1800XT will clock better than the expected 600MHz core and 1400MHz memory. This is great news for overclockers and gamers who want the best possible performance. Most of our colleagues have already reported that the Radeon X1800XT will be shipped at …more

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Is Silicon Valley Losing Its Edge?

A report claims that Silicon Valley needs to beef up its infrastructure and schools, and cut taxes on manufacturing if it’s going to keep up with other U.S. technology hubs. Silicon Valley is going to lose its competitive advantage if it can’t improve public education and traffic flow, contain the cost of housing, and reduce …more

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NASA moon program expected to run $100 Billion

With the shuttle fleet grounded and the International Space Station staffed by a skeleton crew, NASA is set to unveil plans on Monday to take people and cargo to the moon. It is being reported that the initial funding estimate will be $100 Billion for the return trips to the moon. Even before the official …more

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BenQ sees 2006 revenue at US$10 billion

Top Taiwan computer gear maker BenQ Corp.expects 2006 revenue to reach US$10 billion after acquiring Siemens AG’s mobile phone business, the company’s chief marketing officer said on Monday. I didn’t know that BenQ pulled in numbers like that, but now we all do! BenQ, which garnered sales of $5 billion in 2004, agreed in June …more

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Cable broadband prices go up; DSL goes down

A new study shows that cable-modem service is now 76 percent higher than DSL. The price gap between cable broadband service and phone carriers’ digital subscriber lines widened to an all-time high in August. I am happy with my cable service and Charter Communications in St. Louis has some geat deals for new customers. Cable-modem …more

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IBM starts shipping latest mainframe computers

IBM are releasing a new addition to their server line. The “System z9 109″ includes some performance increases, according to IBM’s site the z9 will allow upto 6000 SSL connections, an 3x performance increase. IBM, the world’s biggest computer company, said it began shipping the latest version of its mainframe computer Friday, helping drive up …more

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World mobile subscribers top 2 bln: study

Wow! Nearly 1 third of the population has a mobile! I remember last year when it was announced over 50% of people in Ireland had a mobile phone. I was in the minority then, Now I have to get a mobile! HELSINKI (Reuters) – The number of mobile phone subscribers in the world has surpassed …more

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Baidu.com Already Sued for Copyright Infringement

The four largest record companies have sued Baidu.com Inc. for copyright infringement, alleging the Chinese Internet search engine has been illegally providing links to free digital music downloads, according to a trade group the represents the music industry. Baidu (BADU)is accused of piracy in China — Hope we haven’t shocked you with that one. Universal …more

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Bill Gates and Napoleon Dynamite: The video

They are calling the short video clip “Bill Gates Goes to College” and those who saw it live at the Professional Developer Conference said it was great. I mean how could a Bill Gates and Napoleon Dynamite spoof not be! Lucky for you we found a rip of the movie over at ifilms that can …more

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Crossfire limited to 1600×1200@60 Hz

The Inquirer are reporting that Crossfire is limited to 1600×1200@60Hz. Crossfire is ATI’s answer to NVIDIA’s SLI. Both technologies allow users to run two graphics cards at once to increase performance. The Inquirer have a two part artile on this. Part one can be found here, and part two here. It turns out that you …more

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Rumor: DirectX 9.0L Will Replace DirectX 9.0c

Fudo over at The Inq. is reporting that Microsoft is going to call the upcoming version of DirectX, DirectX 9.0L. We already reported nearly two weeks ago that the upcoming DirectX release supports Shader Model 4.0, but we didn’t know the naming schema. You will remember that Nvidia was pressing Microsoft to call its last …more

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