Google’s new map service may be inexact, but it’s a lovely ride

The latest useful tool from the folks at Google is in beta and can be seen at maps.google.com.  If you’re looking to take a road trip, or would just like to check out a cool new tool, navigate on over to the forum to read this story. Over the years, I’ve used a half-dozen Web …more

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Samsung 730MW Widescreen LCD TV Review

TrustedReviews takes a look at the Samsung 730MW Widescreen LCD TV. Looks like this is an average unit — in other words, not truly excelling as either a PC monitor or a television. Check out the forums for the link to the entire review, so you can decide for yourself if this display would be …more

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Apple chief says Microsoft is just copying

Forget the browser wars, apparently the OS wars are in full swing, or maybe this is more of a skirmish given Microsoft’s dominance in the computer OS market.   Apple Computer Chief Executive Steve Jobs thinks the long-awaited operating system from Microsoft ? Longhorn ? is all mouth and no trousers. He told company shareholders at an …more

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HP Introduces Dual-core Servers

As the No. 1 vendor of industry-standard x86 servers worldwide and the leading provider of AMD Opteron processor-based server systems,(3) HP is positioned to drive the adoption of dual-core technology.

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Analysis: 64-bit Driver Support Still A Mixed Bag

Microsoft’s 64-bit Windows release will be available for downloading on Monday if you are an existing Windows XP Professional user, but with few available products that supports the new 64-bit OS, you will have time enough to upgrade.  Will hardware vendors have 64-bit device drivers in place to support Microsoft’s 64-bit Windows release? The answer is …more

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Rush For Opera 8 Bigger Than Firefox’s

Clearly, the browser wars are far from over.  In fact, they seem to be red hot! Opera Software claimed Thursday that the response to the release of its newest browser was so massive that it had to install new servers to handle the loads. In the first 48 hours since its Tuesday release, Opera 8 was …more

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Intel gives man $10,000 for old magazine

This is funny, because I was just looking at my old BYTE magazines from 1989 this week.  It was fun to look back and see what they thought the future was going to hold.  If anyone wants to offer me $1,000 I’d be more than happy to hand some over.  Thats a bargain compared to …more

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Asustek goes down-market with K8 mobos

Asustek has a price-cutting plan in place for socket 754 platforms that will bring these single memory channel boards down to only US $82 in Asia.  Not a bad price at all for an Asus motherboard! Asustek Computer plans to lower the unit prices for its Socket 754 K8V-X 13% to about 677 yuan (US$82) in …more

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IBM changes dual-core pricing for new AMD chips

Should a dual-core processor count as one chip or two? IBM and Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) provided two very different answers to that question Thursday as the two companies unveiled contrasting pricing strategies around AMD’s dual-core processors. Computer and Video Games

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AMD Dual Core NDA Lifted

Well last night AMD seems to have lifted its non-disclosure agreement on the new Dual Core Opteron processors, and as of this morning we have had a slew of new reviews come out on many of the new processors. AMD is going with their traditional 1xx, 2xx, and 8xx numbering scheme to indicate single processors …more

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Tiger’s Tale

If you’re a MAC enthusiast, then this new feature rich version of OSX should satisfy.  Check out a few of the over 200 new features and innovations included in this significant upgrade. A first look at the new Mac OS  Though they only constitute one out of every 33 computer owners, Mac users have long held a reputation …more

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Risks Rise of Computer-Borne Cell Phone Viruses

The trojans found recently are mostly hidden in games for smartphones that run on the Series 60 Symbian operating system used in models from Nokia. Closely held SimWorks said the catch doubled the number of known mobile viruses. “This is a significant development as until now we’ve usually found mobile trojans two or three at …more

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Microsoft to support Linux

Microsoft gets serious about pursuing their new policy of interoperability by adding Linux support to it’s 2005 Server product. Microsoft had always rebuffed any requests for interoperability with products it didn’t make, particularly Linux, an open-source giant, which it has long considered a threatening alternative. On Wednesday, Microsoft head Steve Ballmer promised to add Linux …more

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VIA announces chipset support for AMD dual-core technology

The VIA K8 series chipsets, including the new VIA K8T890, uses VIA Hyper8 technology for high speed and low latency performance with the latest AMD Opteron processors with dual-core architectures. PC Pro

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