Rumor: nVidia G80 to use GDDR4 memory chips

After GDDR3 comes GDDR4 and Fudo over at The Inq believes that the nVidia G80 will be the first video card to use the new memory chips. Makes sense to us, but we don’t know about the 1600MHz memory clocks. This memory should start around 800MHz efficiently 1600 MHz if not even higher. However this …more

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ATI Technologies Announces Avivo

ATI makes the claim that you’ll never look at your PC the same way again, once you’ve seen a computer with Avivo. Avivo includes hardware and software technologies that refine video capture and playback, and greatly improve display quality. Avivo makes PC games look stunning on any current display and the superb image quality gives …more

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Intel’s 65nm process improves power consumption

An Intel press release claims their upcoming 65nm process will stretch the battery life of mobile devices. This is good news after the last process reduction did not go how Intel hoped it would. Our sources at Intel ensure us that the move to 65nm will be nothing like the move last year down to …more

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Office 12 makeover takes on ‘feature creep’

Office 12 will be Microsoft’s new update for their Office software. Office is now already a household name and most users are familiar with the layout and settings avalaible. Microsoft are trying to make the user experience easier, instead of looking through “1,500 commands located in scores of menus, toolbars and dialog boxes.” they are …more

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Sun UltraSparc4+ Servers Promise Big Boost In Performance

Sun are releasing a new line of servers. They include the new UltraSparc4+ processor. According to informationweek.com they will provide a five fold increase in performance from the older generation UltraSparc3 cpu’s and a three times increase on the UltraSparc4. Pricing starts at $30,995. On the heels of its Galaxy platform announcement for the x86-based …more

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Star Wars worm infects gamers downloading off warez sites

Virus writers have developed a worm that spoofs the behaviour of internet search engine Google, varying the results displayed to suit the requirements of hackers. the search engine’s address – even if they make a mistake, such as “www.gogle.com”. The program links to profitable websites and supports all 17 languages of Google, which is pretty …more

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Kingston Launches U3 Powered DataTraveler

Kingston Technology Company, Inc., the world’s largest independent manufacturer of memory products, today announced the rollout of its new U3 DataTraveler line of USB smart drives, initially shipping in 512-MB and 1-GB capacities. Based on the innovative U3 smart drive computing platform, the Kingston U3 DataTraveler creates a secure workspace. Built into the smart drive, …more

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Microsoft sues more resellers over piracy

Eight companies in five states have been targeted by Microsfot for selling pirated software. The lawsuits were filed in Arizona, California, Illinois, Minnesota and New York against companies that allegedly sold counterfeit copies of software such as Office 2000 Professional and Windows XP, Microsoft said in a statement Monday. The lawsuits are part of Microsoft’s …more

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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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