Porn industry to offer downloads to DVDs

Hollywood has been tiptoeing its way toward letting consumers buy a movie online, burn it onto a DVD and watch it on a living-room TV. While the studios hesitate, the adult film industry is taking the leap. Starting Monday, Vivid Entertainment says it will sell its adult films through the online movie service CinemaNow, allowing …more

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3 major hurricanes to hit US this year: AccuWeather

hree major hurricanes will strike the United States this year, with the storm-battered Gulf Coast most at risk in June and July, forecaster AccuWeather predicted today. Get ready for high gas prices once again if this hurricane season is anything like last years. “Early in the season the Texas Gulf Coast faces the highest likelihood …more

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China’s First Digital Signal Processor Microchip a Fake

A top Chinese academic has been fired after it emerged he faked research into computer chips that aimed at ending the nation’s reliance on foreign suppliers. Touted as China’s first successful proprietary Digital Signal Processor (DSP), the Hanxin No.1, was publicly unveiled in February 2003. The fake processor got the government to pay out 10 …more

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NVIDIA Unveils Enhanced Performance Profiles (EPP)

NVIDIA Corporation, the worldwide leader in programmable graphics processor technologies, today announced the results of a collaborative memory development effort called Enhanced Performance Profiles, or EPP, which allows consumers to easily expose new, advanced performance memory settings built into high performance memory DIMMs for even higher levels of overall PC system performance. In addition, NVIDIA …more

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New XPS cases spotted. No barfing on the carpet please.

In a surprise turn of events at E3, new Dell XPS machines in very bold and wild colors and designs turned up at the nVidia booth. Shifting from their traditional industrial charcoals, grays, and silvers, Dell decided to go for the oh so popular “faux extreme”. Aside from that pidly detail though, the machine looks …more

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Power Color Charges $10 to be HDMI Ready

Wondering how much extra money HDMI will add to the overall cost of HDMI supported video cards? Fudo over at The Inq. went out asked asked some companies and found that for an ATI Radeon X1600 adding HDMI will only up the price $10, which isn’t bad. It turns out that HDMI-capable X1600 cards are …more

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Championship Gaming Series Announced

Microsoft, Mountain Dew, Fox, and Best Buy announce partnership in a new consortium to launch the Championship Gaming Series in 2007. Also, three gaming tournaments will be broadcast exclusively on DirecTVIRECTV in 2006. Based on the turnout and interest garnered at this year?s E3 expo, a league like this could possibly take off. With deep …more

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Infineon unveils 65nm handset chip

Infineon Technologies today unveiled handset chips equipped with its 65nm CMOS process technology and said that products with this new technology are expected to be market-ready towards the end of 2006. Infineon developed the technology in the 65/45nm research and development alliance ICIS consisting of IBM, Chartered Semiconductor Manufacturing, Infineon and Samsung Electronics. The mobile …more

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XFX Announces Partnership with Fatal1ty

XFX, a worldwide presence in the manufacture of nVIDIA-based graphics cards, recently announced a partnership with Auravision, Inc., the master licensor for Fatal1ty Brand Products. Under the agreement, Fatal1ty will collaborate with XFX on the design and technical specifications of a series of graphics cards with a special focus on the needs of competitive PC …more

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NVIDIA First-Quarter Profits Jump 41 Percent

First-quarter profits jumped more than 41% at Nvidia, topping the Street’s expectations. In the period ending April 30, the graphics chipmaker on Thursday said it earned $90.7 million, or 23 cents a share. That was up from the previous year, when the company earned $64.4 million, or 18 cents a share. Sales rose 17% year …more

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Memory Chipmakers Settle Antitrust Suit

Three of the world’s largest memory chipmakers have agreed to pay $160 million to settle a private lawsuit alleging that they conspired to fix prices for the DRAM chips used in personal computers. The private antitrust suit in a San Francisco federal court is related to, but separate from, an ongoing criminal investigation by the …more

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Google opens up with new features – Trends and Co-Op

Google announced new features Wednesday that it said will let ordinary people influence its famously secret search algorithms, as well as see what the entire world is searching for at any given moment. That new openness became a theme of the day at its Mountain View headquarters, where executives used product announcements and vision statements …more

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Toshiba unveils first HD DVD laptop – Qosmio G35-AV650

Toshiba has introduced the first laptop capable of playing next-generation, high-definition DVDs. The Qosmio G35-AV650 supports the HD DVD format, which Toshiba helped develop, and also plays standard DVDs. Its dual drive can write data onto both standard DVDs and dual-layer discs. Legit Reviews was also saw this Toshiba notebook at CES 2006 and posted …more

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ATI Soon to Offer Quad Crossfire GPU Solution

Fudo over at The Inq believes that ATI is working on an answer to Quad SLI and planning to release their quad solution this summer. No word on pricing or naming yet, but the rumors and information leaks are starting to happen right now. We also know that ATI is planning to introduce its own …more

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