Intel ships 5 mln dual-core processors in 60 days

Intel Corp. shipped 5 million of its new dual-core processors in the first two months of its sales, amid signs of strong demand for laptop PCs this quarter, company executives said on Monday. Intel reached the sales mark for its new Core 2 Duo chipsets, which use a pair of chips at their core, within …more

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Kingston Evaluates PCBs with Embedded Resistors

Long-time DRAM-module market leader Kingston Technology will continue evaluating the possibility of using PCBs (printed circuit boards) with embedded resistors in its DRAM-module product lines. So far, the company has not adopted the technology, since the company is not sure if the technology is mature enough, Kingston said. Some industry experts believe that PCBs with …more

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DirectX 9.L will be a DirectX 10 for Windows XP

The Inq is breaking news that the upcoming DirectX update for Windows XP will provide DirectX 10 functionality. This is great news for those not ready to make the leap to the new OS any time soon. DirectX 9.0 L is simply a renamed and refurbished DirectX 10 for Windows XP. It will make DirectX …more

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New RFID Tag Developed to Track Airport Passengers

The inventors of a new monitoring system that uses RFID tags claim it could improve airport security by tracking passengers as they mingle in the departure lounge.The plan is to issue an RFID (radio frequency identification) tag to every passenger at check-in so human traffic can be monitored throughout the airport via transponders and video …more

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Kingston expects record revenues in 2006

World leading DRAM-module house Kingston Technology estimates its revenues may exceed US$3.6 billion this year, hitting another record for the fourth year in a row. So far, own-brand DRAM modules contribute about 42% to Kingston’s revenues, followed by its OEM business (23%), flash-memory products (21%) and system-specific DRAM-module upgrades (14%), according to the company. Last …more

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Microsoft won’t delay Windows Vista in Europe

Software giant Microsoft has told the European Commission it will not put off shipping its Vista operating system to Europe, after concerns that it might do so because of its regulatory disputes there. Neelie Kroes, the commissioner at the European Union’s top antitrust authority, told reporters on Friday she had spoken to Microsoft Chief Executive …more

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Microsoft Says Windows Vista on Track

Microsoft said it is on track to deliver its Windows Vista operating system to business customers in November, with consumer availability in January. The Redmond, Wash., software company said it will release Windows Vista in Europe and Korea on schedule, following what the company called “constructive dialogue” with the European Commission and the Korea Fair …more

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Dell Web site snubs Intel’s Viiv, but highlights AMD Live!

Dell is not promoting Intel’s Viiv home entertainment marketing campaign for its PCs, keeping the chipmaker’s prominent digital home brand out of the world’s largest PC maker’s marketing heading into the holiday shopping season. Earlier this year Dell sold several PCs featuring a prominent logo and explanation of the Viiv technology on such systems as …more

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Intel’s PM96/GM965 chipsets to be rolled out as scheduled

The development of Intel’s forthcoming PM965/GM965 chipsets (codenamed Crestine) for its Santa Rosa platform is on track, which will allow the chip giant to roll out the chips in March 2007 as scheduled, according to sources at Taiwan notebook makers. The timely introduction of the PM965/GM965 chipsets would enable the chip giant to launch the …more

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Corsair Launches Nautilus GPU Water Cooling Blocks

Corsair Launches Nautilus GPU Water Cooling Blocks

Corsair Memory, Inc., a worldwide leader in high performance enthusiast computer products, took its acclaimed water cooling product line to a new level today with the release of the Nautilus GPU water blocks supporting the latest NVIDIA GeForce based graphics cards in both single and dual SLI configurations. The Corsair Nautilus GPU water blocks are …more

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Microsoft Patches 10 Vulnerabilities, 6 Critical

Microsoft released 10 individual security patches on Oct. 10, addressing a handful of critical problems in Office programs along with several equally serious issues in its Windows operating system. Remember to head on over to Microsoft and download the patches now! The flaw, labeled by security researcher as “SetSlice” and first discovered in the Internet …more

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McAfee fired President Kevin Weiss

McAfee fired President Kevin Weiss and said Chairman and Chief Executive George Samenuk will retire in the wake of an investigation into its past option grants. The security-software maker’s board named Dale Fuller interim CEO and president. Fuller, who served for more than six years as CEO and president of Borland Software, joined McAfee’s board …more

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Boosting Internet speeds without fiber-optics with DSM

A group of technology and telecoms companies, including Spanish giant Telefonica, joined forces on Tuesday to boost the Internet speeds of copper telephone wires to almost equal that of fiber-optic cable. The new technology, dubbed Dynamic Spectrum Management (DSM), promises speeds to rival those of fibre-optic networks, much faster than currently available on broadband — …more

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Dell reportedly to enter 19-inch widescreen LCD monitor market

Dell has sent a request for quotation (RFQ) to panel makers for 19-inch widescreen LCD monitor panels, according to sources. The sources also indicated that Taiwan-based AU Optronics (AUO) and Chi Mei Optoelectronics (CMO) are expected to win the orders from Dell. CMO currently is the largest supplier for 19-inch widescreen LCD monitor panels with …more

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