Prototype Software Creates 100% Undetectable Malware On Vista

A security researcher in Singapore with expertise in rootkits has created a working prototype of new technology that is capable of creating undetectable malware, which could affect even the most-secure Windows Vista x64 systems. Thank AMD Pacifica and one smart guy to put it together. Joanna Rutkowska, a stealth malware researcher at Singapore-based IT security …more

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Judge approves Yahoo “click fraud” settlement

A federal judge on Wednesday gave preliminary approval to a settlement in a lawsuit that accused Yahoo Inc. of not adequately protecting advertisers from a practice known as “click fraud,” the Wall Street Journal reported. Once again it looks like the legal team walks away with the cash! Under the terms of the settlement, Yahoo …more

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Analyst predicts Apple vPod delayed till 2007

Apple Computer Inc. might delay introduction of its newest iPod music and video players, American Technology Research analyst Shaw Wu wrote in a report. The delay moves the Apple vPod from 2006 to 2007, which means that the device misses the holiday rush! Uh oh!! Release of the wide-screen vPod might be put off until …more

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Dell to offer free recycling for products

Consumers wanting to ditch old printers, personal computers or other electronics gear made by Dell Inc. will soon be able to recycle them for free, chairman Michael Dell announced Wednesday. Dell gets the thumbs up from LR on this move torwards being green! “We don’t think the consumer should have to pay for the responsible …more

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Tyan introduces the Typhoon PSC personal Super Computer

Tyan Computer, a specialist high-end motherboard and system maker, has introduced the Typhoon PSC personal supercomputer range, delivering supercomputer power in a mobile, desk-side unit. Typhoon models can accommodate up to eight processors and 64GB of memory, delivering up to 70 Gigaflops performance in a unit no bigger than two desktop PCs, according to Tyan. …more

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Micron Beats Earnings Estimates

Micron’s diversification efforts resulted in a larger-than-expected profit in its third quarter, although sales fell short of Wall Street expectations. The Boise, Idaho, company said it earned $89 million, or 12 cents a share, in the three months ended June 1, with total sales of $1.31 billion. Sales of NAND flash memory represented 5% of …more

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WGA XP killswitch tentatively set for Autumn

After years of being “helpless” against casual pirates, Microsoft is considering making WGA required beginning this fall. In short, if you don’t install it, your copy of Windows XP will shutdown. Of course, as far as existing users go, it seems a bit of a chicken and egg issue. If you don’t install the update …more

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Corsair Launches PC2-6400 C4 Memory in Pro & Expert Series

Corsair Memory today announced the introduction of two new DDR2-800 low latency 2GB kits. Designed with the advanced users in mind who demand performance, aesthetics and functionary in one package, the new TWIN2X2048-6400C4PRO and TWIN2XP2048-6400C4 memory kits are optimized for the current AMD socket AM2 platform and the upcoming Intel platform. “The new XMS DDR2 …more

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Conroe Platforms WIll Not Be Able To Run SLI Graphics

Fudo over at The Inq. says that Intel is not supporting SLI on its Conroe-supporting motherboards. Up until now, he, and his, sources have blamed it all on Nvidia but it turns out that Fudo might be wrong about that. There is a chance that Intel doesn’t want to allow Nvidia to run SLI, as …more

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Marvell Buys Intel Processor Unit For $600 Million

Intel agreed to sell a division that makes processors for handheld devices to Marvell for $600 million. Not a small chuck of money by any means. Watch out Intel is trying to turn into a lean fighting machine to take on AMD! The price is expected to be all cash, although Intel has an option …more

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PC users ‘want greener machines’ and are willing to pay

Consumers are willing to pay up to an extra 108 ($197) for a PC containing fewer chemicals, a survey has found. People also feel manufacturers should take responsibility for the disposal of old machines, the research shows. I’d pay $200 extra for a green friendly PC, but they do need to become less toxic. The …more

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Spanish Wi-Fi Company Sells Wireless Routers For Five Dollars

FON, a Spanish start-up on an ambitious crusade to turn home Wi-Fi connections into wireless “hotspots” for nearby users, is set to unveil Monday a plan to hand out 1 million wireless routers for just $5 apiece. I wonder if FON is planning on coming to America with an offer like that. FON, which aims …more

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Pentagon developing supersonic shape-shifting assassin: Switchblade

For years, the U.S. military has wanted a plane that could loiter just outside enemy territory for more than a dozen hours and, on command, hurtle toward a target faster than the speed of sound. And then level it. In the mean time the economy will continue to fall apart and Americans will have problems …more

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Cell phone signals excite brain, study finds

ell phone emissions excite the part of the brain cortex nearest to the phone, but it is not clear if these effects are harmful, Italian researchers reported on Monday They had 15 young male volunteers use a GSM 900 cell phone for 45 minutes. In 12 of the 15, the cells in the motor cortex …more

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