IBM starts shipping latest mainframe computers

IBM are releasing a new addition to their server line. The “System z9 109” includes some performance increases, according to IBM’s site the z9 will allow upto 6000 SSL connections, an 3x performance increase. IBM, the world’s biggest computer company, said it began shipping the latest version of its mainframe computer Friday, helping drive up …more

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World mobile subscribers top 2 bln: study

Wow! Nearly 1 third of the population has a mobile! I remember last year when it was announced over 50% of people in Ireland had a mobile phone. I was in the minority then, Now I have to get a mobile! HELSINKI (Reuters) – The number of mobile phone subscribers in the world has surpassed …more

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Baidu.com Already Sued for Copyright Infringement

The four largest record companies have sued Baidu.com Inc. for copyright infringement, alleging the Chinese Internet search engine has been illegally providing links to free digital music downloads, according to a trade group the represents the music industry. Baidu (BADU)is accused of piracy in China — Hope we haven’t shocked you with that one. Universal …more

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Bill Gates and Napoleon Dynamite: The video

They are calling the short video clip “Bill Gates Goes to College” and those who saw it live at the Professional Developer Conference said it was great. I mean how could a Bill Gates and Napoleon Dynamite spoof not be! Lucky for you we found a rip of the movie over at ifilms that can …more

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Free Tech Magazines

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Crossfire limited to 1600×1200@60 Hz

The Inquirer are reporting that Crossfire is limited to 1600×1200@60Hz. Crossfire is ATI’s answer to NVIDIA’s SLI. Both technologies allow users to run two graphics cards at once to increase performance. The Inquirer have a two part artile on this. Part one can be found here, and part two here. It turns out that you …more

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Rumor: DirectX 9.0L Will Replace DirectX 9.0c

Fudo over at The Inq. is reporting that Microsoft is going to call the upcoming version of DirectX, DirectX 9.0L. We already reported nearly two weeks ago that the upcoming DirectX release supports Shader Model 4.0, but we didn’t know the naming schema. You will remember that Nvidia was pressing Microsoft to call its last …more

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Nintendo plans one-handed joypad that looks like a TV remote control

Nintendo plans one-handed joypad that looks like a TV remote control

Nintendo has unveiled the controller for its new Revolution game console. Motion sensors on the controller translate its movements into game action, allowing it to be used as a virtual sword, baseball bat or racket. Although the Revolution’s controllers are public, Nintendo has yet to reveal details about the console’s hardware. The wireless sensor-studded controller …more

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Bid to trademark the word ‘Linux’ rejected

We all know Linux as the open source operating system, but can you believe someone in Australia tried to trademark the name? To make matters worse when I looked up Linux on Dictionary.com I got this; “A trademark for an open-source version of the UNIX operating system.” When I go to the United States Patent …more

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Toshiba introduces fuel cell prototypes for audio players

Toshiba introduces fuel cell prototypes for audio players

Toshiba today announced that it has developed two prototypes of direct methanol fuel cell (DMFC) units for mobile audio players. One features an output power of 100mW for flash memory-based digital audio players and the other offers 300mW for hard disk drive (HDD)-based digital audio players. Fuel cell technology is something that is very interesting …more

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Memorex releases 4GB USB drive

Memorex have released a new 4GB flash drive, according to The Inquirer. The size is what caught my attention. Read on for details. A USB flash drive that holds 4GB of memory is the smallest on the planet, Memorex claimed today. The drive, called the Mega Travel Drive, has a suggested price of $150, and …more

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Spansion introduces Package-on-Package flash memory for portable devices

As most LR readers already know Spansion are pushing forward with their MirrorBit(tm) technology. They have now released new flash memory for portable devices like mobile phones. Spansion’s MirrorBit(tm)technology is a proprietary technology, which stores two bits of data in a single memory cell, doubling the density of each memory cell. Spansion, a flash memory …more

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Microsoft to ship Xbox 360 Nov 22 in US

The Xbox is to be released on the 22nd of November. Europe and Japan won’t see it until the 2nd and 10th of December respectivly. There will be a high-end version available with wireless capability and a detachable hard drive. The high-end version will cost ~$400, $100 more than the standard version. Microsoft will have …more

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ATI Radeon X1800 graphics card expected to cost US$599

Digitimes is reporting that the ATI Radeon X1800 will be initially priced at US$599. This is $159 more than the flagship nVidia Geforce 7800GTX that can be found for $440 shipped via online retailers. The upcoming ATI R-series graphics cards are expected to hit the market in October, with the R520, RV530, and RV515 expected …more

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