China declares war on cell phone message scams

China has declared war on scams using mobile phone short messages that promise everything from fake cash prizes to sexual services to contract killings. It’s good to see other countries are getting fed up with the spam and scams that are starting to hit cell phones. Laws governing China’s mobile phone market have fallen behind …more

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Microsoft Increases Pressure on Korea Over Suit

Microsoft, the world?s biggest software maker, has renewed its threat to pull the Windows operating system out of Korea, if the ongoing investigation by the nation?s antitrust agency doesn?t turn out to be in its favor. Seems abit silly for Microsoft to threaten an entire country like this. I’d go open source in a second …more

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Too Much DDR2 Memory Means Oversupply and Lower Prices

Looks like the market has too much DDR2 memory floating around STILL and things are going to change anytime soon. Some in the industry expect the oversupply to ease by December as makers shift capacity to other memory types, such as NAND and DDR1. Due to the recent sharp drops in DDR2 pricing, some DRAM …more

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High-speed Internet Claims Could Disappoint Millions

Promises that next-gen broadband will deliver super-fast speeds in Europe is true, but only within 300 meters of the telephone exchange! If you happen to live greater than 300 meters away (more than likely you do) then only expect to get less than or equal to 8Mb per second! Don’t you hate marketing fluff? So-called …more

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AMD and IBM stick together to develop 32nm and 22nm processors

Now that 65nm processors are floating around it only makes since for companies to start talking about the next generation going smaller and faster. It looks like AMD and IBM are happy working with eachother and will be working on producing 22nm processors! AMD and IBM have extended their chip fabrication process development pact, the …more

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Bird flu virus infects PCs

Attackers exploit fears over bird flu by releasing a computer virus attached to e-mail passing itself off as containing avian flu data. LR suggests turning on the TV or the webcast of President Bush today when he unveils a national strategy for bird flu. According to Panda, the virus Naiva.A masquerades as a word document …more

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Dell Lowers Third Quarter Guidance

Dell has lowered their financial forecast for the third quarter, saying its U.S. and British operations fell short of expectations. Not a big suprise here, because we know our readers build their own machines and have been hurt by the recently high gas prices! The computer maker said after the bell Monday that it now …more

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Pluto found to have two more moons

Two small moons have been discovered orbiting Pluto, bringing the planet’s retinue of known satellites to three and leaving scientists to wonder how it could be. It’s hard to believe that we are still finding moons in our own little piece of outer space. Makes you wonder what could be on the other side of …more

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Samsung Electronics to Disclose Music Download Program

Samsung Electronics, Korea?s biggest digital products maker, aims to duplicate its dominance in memory chips to MP3 players by forging a digital media player application like iTunes of Apple Computer. A bold statement is made when Samsung is moving away from the NAND flash devices to the hard drives! Samsung, a latecomer in the MP3 …more

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Nvidia narrows ATI?s lead in desktop GPU market share

Jon Peddie Research (JPR), a research and consulting firm for graphics and multimedia, reports that ATI?s lead over Nvidia in the desktop segment narrowed as compared to the prior quarter. In Q305, ATI?s desktop graphics shipments grew 7.6% sequentially while Nvidia?s desktop shipments grew 28.3%. JPR estimates that approximately 50.9 million desktop graphics devices shipped …more

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Web banking to get security upgrade

Finally, a good solution to the ever-growing problem of identity theft and unauthorized transactions. Banks are seeking to implement technology and software that not only logs your username and password (which is the main form of security now), but they can also log and identify items like IP address, what machine and location you’re performing …more

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Supreme Court rejects Microsoft patent case

Microsoft was rejected today by the Supreme Court concerning the issue that certain components of Internet Explorer- components that the University of California and Eolas Technology, Inc. claimed they had patents for- infringed on a patent for such. If the school and tech firm gets their way, they may be able to take Microsoft to …more

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The Internet and the future of TV

Today there are ways of getting cable TV programming to our PC’s by way of an All-in-Wonder card or similar TV tuner card, but what if cable programming started to appear online, fully accessible through your broadband connection to the Internet, and on your TV rather than just on your PC monitor? It’s not all …more

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PSC: DDR2 bandwagon won?t arrive until 2Q 2006

Powerchip Semiconductor Corp. (PSC) has admitted to overcoming the current demand for DDR2 module, and says that DDR2 will not become commonplace until the second quarter of next year. Of course, this means share buyback, which is currently going on with Winbond, PSC, and ProMOS. Even after adjusting its DRAM output toward more DDR production, …more

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