Alienware Aurora 5500 Notebook Reviewed

If you have two thousand dollars to spend on a gaming notebook then you should take a look at the Alienware Aurora 5500 that [H]ard|OCP looked at today on their consumer site. If you like to build your own stuff be sure to check out the LR article on building your own here. The hardware …more

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ATI May Start To Buy Back Stock

ATI Technologies Inc., the world’s No. 2 maker of computer-graphics chips, may buy back as much as 10 percent of its stock, calling the shares ”attractive.” ATI shares (ATYT) are currently priced at $14.99 and are up 12 cents for the day. The Ontario-based maker of chips for personal computers may begin buying shares on …more

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AMD’s Channel Program Grows and Offers Better Service

AMD today announced more than 500 new participants have joined the AMD Commercial Systems Channel Program, further validating the company’s commitment to customer-centric innovation and collaboration among the growing worldwide AMD64 ecosystem of solutions integrators, value-added resellers (VARs) and distributors. “As a society, we are witness to information being transformed into utilities, with more pervasive …more

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FB-DIMMs slow down Intel Bensley servers

The Inq. reports that Intel’s Bensley was delayed not due to any problems with the platform itself, but due to FB-DIMM memory modules. Very interesting story and could be the truth behind why it was delayed! Yes, those pesky FBDs are late, hot, and in short supply, so several big box slingers, let’s call them …more

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Steve Jobs Sells $295,725,936 In Apple Shares

Apple Computer founder and CEO Steve Jobs sold 45 per cent of his Apple stock on March 19th. Jobs sold 4,573,553 shares at a price of $64.66, which translates to $295,725,936. After selling the 4,573,553 shares he has 5,426,451 shares left in reserve. Many rumors have been floating around the web about Apple these days …more

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Microsoft Office 2007 will work with Windows XP

While Microsoft has already delayed their Windows Vista operating system and Office programs till 2007 we have some good news for those that don’t like change. It is being reported that Microsoft Office 2007 will work on Windows XP machines, so you don’t have to change your OS to have the latest Office program. Makes …more

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Police use MySpace to ID suspects

Police Detectives used profiles posted on the MySpace social networking Web site to identify six suspects in a rape and robbery that began when a party turned violent, leaving blood “in almost every room of the house,” officials said. If you are dumb enough to rape someone in the first place it only makes sense …more

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BT Goes After Broadband Bandwidth Hogs

Bristish Telecom has sent letters to more than 3,000 customers that were downloading more than their monthly contract allows. If you are a BT customer that has been downloading between 100 and 200 gigabytes per month expect a letter in the mail. If you get a letter you have the option of paying more for …more

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Friday Reviews from Around the Web

MODTHEBOX.COM posted their review of the Thermaltake Silent Boost RX K8 CPU Cooler today. Find this and other reviews by visiting the Legit Forums! What makes the Silent Boost unique is the fan. This meaty 5 blade fan is what Thermaltake calls a “reversed fan”. There is no housing that surrounds the fan blade tips. …more

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ATI set to release Radeon X1900 GTO Video Card

Fudo over at The Inq believes that ATI is getting ready to launch the Radeon X1900 GTO video card. It will be based on the R580 core and more than likely clocked at 500/1000 MHz. This is interesting news as we still don’t have any retail ATI Radeon X1800 GTO cards in the market. t …more

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Nvidia wins more Sony contracts

Nvidia is going to get more money out of Sony – more, in fact, than it garnered for developing the PlayStation 3’s graphics chip, the company revealed this week, though it won’t say what the work’s for. The cash will come from “new contracts with Sony to do some further designs”, Nvidia CFO Marv Burkett, …more

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AMD Turion 64 X2 CPUs Coming on May 9th For Notebooks

Notebook makers in Taiwan predict that AMD’s first batch of dual-core Turion 64 mobile processors, which will reportedly be released on May 9, may start a price war in the dual-core notebook market sooner than expected. AMD is expected to offer better prices for its Turion 64 X2 CPU line than comparable offerings from Intel. …more

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Extra costs a worry for next-gen DVD adoption

Consumers about to face a confusing and expensive choice between two conflicting standards for high-definition DVDs will need to upgrade their cables if they want to enjoy all the benefits of the new movie players. Not a big deal, but cables are not that cheap for high quality ones. “Our findings are not encouraging about …more

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Toshiba may delay HD-DVD?s U.S. launch

Toshiba Corp.?s U.S. unit may delay the launch of its next-generation DVD player for several weeks to coincide with the April debut of movies that play in the new HD DVD format, the company said Thursday. Championed by Toshiba, HD DVD is one of two competing formats hoping to breath new life into the slowing …more

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