China: 111 Million People With Internet in 2005

As of the end of 2005, there were 111 million Internet users in China, growing by 18.1% on-year, according to statistics released by the China Internet Network Information Center. This is an amazing number and shows how quickly China is growing in terms of adapting technology. Of the users, 64.30 million accessed the Internet through …more

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Seagate Launches 160GB Perpendicular Notebook Hard Drive

Seagate Technology has begun shipping the industry’s first 2.5-inch notebook PC disc drive built on perpendicular recording technology to the worldwide distribution channel. To make things better these drives are 160GB, which offer more storage than most would need in a notebook! Momentus 5400.3, a 5,400-rpm drive that operates with 4,200-rpm power efficiency to extend …more

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nVidia Launches NVIDIA nForce4 SLI XE and nF4 Ultra Chipsets

NVIDIA Corporation today announced the NVIDIA nForce4 SLI XE and NVIDIA nForce4 Ultra media and communications processors (MCPs). The nForce SLI XE comes with an expected retail price of under $100 and is for enthusiasts who want the most performance. The Ultra has all the same features as the XE, but only has one full …more

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Microsoft is no giant, says France

Looks like Chirac isn’t worried to much about Microsoft and didn’t even mention their name when talking about U.S. Technology Woes. When French president Jacques Chirac listed the US technology giants who were causing headaches for his country?s tech industry he listed Google and Yahoo. He said that France must act quickly to take on …more

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DDR 2 Memory Prices on the Rise

DDR 2 SDRAM prices are set to rise during the second half of the month, driven up by high demand and tight supply, market watcher DRAMeXchange said today. We haver been saying this for months here on LR, so we hope you already bought your super cheap 2GB kit of DDR2 memory before prices started …more

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Fake Applie iPod Shuffles flood China

Hot sales of the iPod has sparked vendors to manufacture iPod-like MP3 players with fake iPod Shuffle appearing in China, according to local makers of MP3 players. Ever since Apple rolled out its iPod Shuffle, fake models circulated in the market, the makers pointed out, adding that the substantial sales of the Shuffle has further …more

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Mushkin Announces New XP2-5300-DDR2 3-3-3-10

Mushkin has just announced new PC Enthusiast and Overclocking DDR2 memory that comes rated with 3-3-3-10 timings at PC2-5300 speeds. The modules come in 512MB and 1GB sizes, so they even have low latency memory for those who want high capacity memory. By using latencies of 3-3-3-10 Mushkin is able to fill the gap between …more

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BlackBerry Picks Google and PocketMAC

Research In Motion, makers of the BlackBerry e-mail and phone device, announced partnerships Thursday with Google and an Apple accessory maker that will expand features such as instant messaging, e-mail and the ability to link a computer with a BlackBerry. I’m not sure how well Google Talk is doing, but it seems good enough for …more

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Microsoft demos AdCenter advertising lab

Microsoft on Friday debuted its AdCenter Incubation Lab, providing a peek at some of the ad-based technologies the lab is cooking up. Microsoft has 40 prototypes up and runing on it’s AdCenter demo. Should be interesting to see what happens. As previously reported, Microsoft has been developing its AdCenter tool for more than a year. …more

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Iran threatens to block nuke inspectors

Iran’s president has said he will not back down over Tehran’s nuclear program, despite the threat of referral to the UN Security Council. Is it just me or does this sound like the same way the whole Iraq conflict started just years ago? In his first public reaction since European ministers called for the UN’s …more

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BlackBerry devices to offer Mac support

Research in Motion Ltd. said Thursday it will offer for the first time a Macintosh-based e-mail and calendar application for its BlackBerry handheld devices. With RIM moving to integrate PocketMac software into popular e-mail client Treo better watch out! RIM has signed a licensing deal with Information Appliance Associates to offer free downloads of the …more

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Nikon will stop making most film cameras

Nikon will discontinue seven film-camera models, leaving in production only the current top-line model, the F6, and a low-end manual-focus model, the FM10. I remember when digital cameras came out people claimed they would be the death of film cameras and most just laughed at the idea. Looks like times have changed and those film …more

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IBM, Toshiba and Sony to renew Cell partnership

IBM, Sony and Toshiba will renew a five-year partnership that produced the Cell microprocessor. It is rumored that the three companies plan to develop new chip technology for use in consumer electronics other than the Sony’s PlayStation 3. The next generation chip will be built 32nm and/or smaller. The three companies invested about $400 million …more

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Palm Treo 700w Smartphone The Real Deal

The trio of Palm, Microsoft and Verizon have created a winner in the Treo Smartphone. If you are looking for a new phone and have Verizon take a look at the Treo 700w and don’t forget to pick up a TMultiMediaCard or SD expansion card to take along all your songs and files. Like the …more

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