Samsung to launch dual-standard DVD player

It looks like Samsung are going to release a new dual-standard DVD player. Most people know there will be two different standards. This can only be good for us consumers. Samsung’s head of consumer electronics, Choi Gee-sung, told the Financial Times Deutschland: “We would welcome a unified standard but if this doesn’t come, which looks …more

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Intel Capital To Aquire $16M Stake In Grisoft

Intel Capital are to aquire a $16M stake in Grisoft, A leading Security software company. Grisoft is installed on ~25 million computers around the globe. Check out our forums for more details.. PRAGUE, Czech Republic, Sept. 6, 2005 ? Intel Capital, Intel Corporation?s venture investment program, today announced the signing of an agreement to acquire …more

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Ericsson to invest $1 billon in China as 3G grows

Everyone wants a piece of the China pie theese days. It looks like Ericsson are comitted to this. $1Billion is some investment, But with the current uptake of mobile phones and all things technical, who could blame them. China looks like the new world where new business is concerned. At the company?s Strategy & Technology …more

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FEMA site requires IE 6.0 to file for aid

FEMA site requires IE 6.0 to file for aid

Imagine living through Hurricane Katrina and finding out that you can file for aid online only to find out that you must use IE 6 on the US governments FEMA site. We heard rumors that Macintosh, Linux, and Mozilla users could not fill out the forums on the FEMA site and when we looked for …more

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China: Shanghai builds new space base for manned flights

Work on a new space base commenced Tuesday at the Shenzhuang Industrial Zone in Shanghai, China. The base will take shape in five years in Shanghai and will be the main location for China’s space launches. The base, involving an investment of 1.3 billion yuan (160 million US dollars), will become an important space center …more

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Korea to Make 5 Nanometer Semiconductor

A team of South Korean scientists has developed a new technology to bring conductivity to insulating materials and says it will lead to the development of 5-nanometer semiconductors, a milestone improvement from the current level of 60 nanometers. Looks like Mott metals might hold the key to smaller semiconductors. “Silicon generates heat that cannot adopt …more

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Lost children database goes live

The National Centre for Missing and Exploited Children has setup a Missing Persons Hotline. They have also got an online photo album of children who are trying to get in contact with their families. “If you have any information regarding these children, please contact NCMEC at 1-800-THE LOST(1-800-843-5678) or the Louisiana clearinghouse at 1-225-342-8631″ Photos, …more

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Rumors: Nvidia G70 Ultra Cancelled

The Inquirer is reporting this morning that nVidia does not plan on launching the G70 Ultra as sales are doing good and the ATI R520 is still a number of weeks away. If you have been waiting on the G70 Ultra to come out one might want to change their purchasing plans. NVIDIA DECIDED to …more

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ABIT Fails To File 6-Month Financial Report

ABIT Computer seems to be “Up a River Without a Paddle” and things don’t look like they are getting any better for the second-tier motherboard maker. At a press conference yesterday ABIT reported that it may miss an extended deadline to turn in its six-month financial report, possibly submitting the report by September 30 at …more

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Average American Worker Does Nothing 2.09 Hours Per Day

I’m not shocked that the study below found that the average worker in the United States wastes 2.09 hours a day by killing time, but I do thank each and every person who comes here at work! Hats off to the thousands of cube wokers who come here daily. The average worker admits to frittering …more

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Upcoming DirectX Supports Shader Model 4.0

It seems that the next generation Nvidia and ATI R600 parts will be ready to show their new feature sets even before Longhorn comes out. This is due to the fact that DirectX 9 will get some significant upgrades before the launch and will support Shader Model 4.0. It’s a great decision as both Nvidia …more

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ATI R520 GPUs to come in 3Q

ATI has informed its clients in Taiwan that it will gradually begin volume shipments of its R-series GPUs, including the R520, RV530, RV515 and RV505 by the end of the third quarter. This means that you can expect to see the R-series GPUs launched by the end of the month. ATI has informed its clients …more

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Powercomm Offers 100Mbps Internet Service in Korea

In South Korea some lucky Powercomm customers can purchase 100Mbps internet service for only US$30 (30,800 Won)! With Charter Broadband service I’m lucky to get 1mbps for the $29.99 that I am charged monthly. Hopefully sometime in the near future we will see the American Broadband companies catch up to what can be had in …more

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Fatal1ty Finishes Second in the CPL World Tour UK

Jonathan (Fatal1ty) Wendel finished second over in the UK stop of the CPL World tour after again losing to Sander (Vo0) Kaasjager. I don’t think Fatal1ty is worried though because rumor has it that the new AMD based Fatal1ty boards are selling nicely and royalities are coming in from each and every board sold. The …more

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