Gamin: virtual space station sells for $100,000

HAve you heard of Project Entropia? If not Project Entropia is a massive virtual universe with a real cash economy. It’s virtual universe has been developed since 1995 and every month new content is added and old stuff is sold! This is insane! A Miami resident has bought a virtual space station for $100,000 and …more

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Microsoft warns of latest flaws

Three Windows security holes have been highlighted by Microsoft and users are urged to download patches right now! Microsoft issued the patches as part of its monthly security bulletin, with the most serious of the flaws awarded a ‘critical’ status. The latest warning is related to how the operating system renders the Windows Metafile (WMF) …more

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Nvidia Share Holders Enjoy Revenue Increase

Nvidia gave investors something to cheer about on Thursday, announcing that its third-quarter profit more than doubled and predicting that its profit margins would continue to expand. Investors cheered the news, sending the company’s stock up $1.56, or 4.5%, to $36.34 in after-hour trading. In the quarter ended Oct. 30, the graphics chipmaker earned $65.3 …more

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Microsoft Wants to Sell 3 Million Xbox 360’s in 3 Months!

Microsoft said it expects to sell as many as 3 million Xbox 360s in the first three months after its launch! The 90-day sales target totals more than half of Microsoft’s target of selling between 4.5 million and 5.5 million Xbox 360 consoles during the current business year, which ends June 30, 2006. It should …more

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The ATI Radeon X1800 XT is now available

ATI just announced that the popular Radeon X1800 XT is now available for consumers looking for the most powerful GPU from ATI! Checking our Pricing Engine we couldn’t find any listings for the ATI X1800 XT yet, but we did find it listed as “Out of Stock” on Newegg for $604 shipped. Keep waiting guys …more

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WiMAX Networks Under Way With 24 Carriers Worldwide

It looks like the Intel-based commercial WiMAX networks are coming along quickly with 24 carriers using the solution. I can’t wait till the high-speed, cost-effective wireless broadband access is avialable here in Saint Louis. In collaboration with Intel, and using equipment based on the Intel PRO/Wireless 5116 broadband interface, commercial networks have now been deployed …more

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French rioters use Web, cell phones to incite

As if the French uprising isn’t bad enough. The rioters violate cyberspace for their own gain on this one, everything from using the Web to incite riots, to use of cell phones for possible escape routes from the police. This is one of the instances where good technology can be twisted and abused to fit …more

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Taiwan market: Acer debuts 20-inch widescreen Ferrari LCD monitor

Though only currently available in Taiwan and Europe, Acer has released a new 20-inch LCD monitor with Ferrari nuances, aptly named the F20. Acer, an official supplier to the Scuderia Ferrari racing team, yesterday unveiled its Ferrari 20-inch LCD monitor in Taiwan with a price tag of NT$24,900 (US$738), according to the company. The latest …more

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Grokster agrees to shut down for good

Grokster, a fairly popular file-sharing service, is shutting down their free file-sharing service for good. What will take its place, however, is their fee-based service Grokster 3G. As I have once stated, the days of P2P file-sharing as we know it is coming to an end. Grokster Ltd., which lost a Supreme Court fight over …more

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Attention deficit disorder? Try video games

And who says video games are only useful for causing carpal-tunnel and bad vision. A NASA-developed technology, called Smart BrainGames, is showing to be promising in helping children with ADD/ADHD. The technology was originally intended to improve a pilot’s in-flight concentration, but it looks promising when you consider the alternative: ADD/ADHD medication. When her 11-year-old …more

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PDP shortage may open the door for LCD TVs, says DisplaySearch

One industry’s fizzling out is another industry’s chance to shine! Due to a strong demand for plasma TV’s and closing of PDP fabs, the LCD market has a chance to take ahold of a stronger market share. Don’t hold your breath though, as this may not occur until around the second half of next year. …more

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First Intel-Based Macintosh Computers May Be Released in January

Apple may start using Intel processors sooner than originally stated. According to X-Bit, Apple may be launching their line of Intel-based Mac’s as early as January ’06. They plan on using mobile processors in their PowerBook and PowerMac lines, which will use the Merom and Conroe processors, respectively, as well as the Mac Mini, which …more

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FCC Says No Cutoff for Internet Phone Customers

Internet telephone providers do not have to cut off U.S. subscribers even if they are not provided enhanced 911 emergency service which gives dispatchers their location and phone number, U.S. communications regulators said on yesterday. This goes against what they have said for nearly a year. What a waste of time and money! Existing customers …more

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Creative Audigy 2 hits the motherboards

Do you think having integrated audio sucks? Many do, but now some new motherboards are being fitted with Creative Audigy 2 chips on the board. While these chips are too “old” for Creative to market on add in cards they are perfect for mainstream gaming boards. MSI has launched a new revision of its AMD …more

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