New Ad Attacks

“Think you’re downloading a new song or video? Watch out–that file may be stuffed with pop-ups and adware. PC World has learned that some Windows Media files on peer-to-peer networks such as Kazaa contain code that can spawn a string of pop-up ads and install adware. They look just like regular songs or short videos …more

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Yet more weekend reviews….

Today’s Must Read Review: Danger Den, the standard bearer for high end water cooling, has introduced something that should interest anyone who wants W/C but is afraid of mixing water and electricity. Non-conductive cooling fluid? And it’s even fluorescent? “Danger Den has partnered with Midwest Cooling Technologies to bringtwo non-conductive cooling liquids for the H20 Enthusiast: …more

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Woman sells advertising on cleavage

“A GREENOCK QUINE is touting the skin above her cleavage as a swell way for people to advertise their wares. She will host the advertising for 15 days and is willing to display company logos, slogans or web sites, using a supplied temporary tattoo. You can find the advertising offer, here. “ The Inquirer

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AOpen 915-chipset Pentium-M motherboard

AOpen, always willing to go where no other mobo maker has gone before such as they did in 2002 with their 845-chipset based AX4B-533Tube motherboard which featured vaccum tube on-board sound with audiophile grade wiring and cap’s. Then in 2004 AOpen was the first to introduce a desktop board capable of supporting Intel’s Pentium-M CPU, coveted by overclocking enthusiast’s. Originally made for Notebooks …more

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NForce 3 Ultra cancelled

“WE HAVE BEEN hearing rumours in the watery channel about NForce 3 for a while now, and they seem to whisper in our ear that the NForce 3 Ultra part is going to be unavailable from the beginning of March. The chip is currently in short supply, the voices tell us, because of alleged yield …more

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MSI Denies Rumors Floating Around the Web

Leading mainboard maker Microstar International said Wednesday it commenced significant shipments of its mainboards based on ATI RADEON XPRESS 200-series chipsets two weeks back, a bit later than expected, and denied rumours about product recall. Sources close to the company added that they suspected rivals to be behind the buzz. “” X-Bit Labs

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First BTX Motherboards Hit Shelves

“Though Intel has been promoting the spec for a while, the company only recently rolled out its first retail BTX boards. It expects to offer three variants (all 10.5 inches long): standard BTX, with seven or fewer PCI Express slots (up to 12.8 inches wide each); MicroBTX (pictured, up to 10.3 inches wide), with four …more

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AMD Readies Socket M2 for Forthcoming Processors

“ Advanced Micro Devices has always been very reluctant to change mainboards infrastructure for its processors, but the things may change when the company introduces its next-generation Socket M2 next year, two years after it brought Socket 939 out, according to the slides over the Internet that resemble AMD?s roadmap. The Socket M2 is set to …more

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Intel’s Recently Registered Patents Cause Disputes

“ Intel Corp., world?s largest maker of microprocessors, recently applied for its new trademarks that various observers called mysterious ? Intel Inside VIIV and Intel VIIV. No one truly knows what the mystifying letters VIIV mean and different versions mean very dissimilar things: from 64-bit computing to dual-core CPU designs or even platfoms with certain technologies implemented.  ?Intel …more

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Kingmax makes mint out of ancient memory

“ THERE’S GOLD in ten-year-old technology, according to memory module manufacturer, Kingmax. Despite offering cutting-edge DDR-II and mainstream DDR-I modules, Kingmax is still able to generate about 20 percent of its revenue from the truly ancient SDRAM. The reason, says sales and marketing VP, Lawrence Chang, is that hardly anybody else is making them. As a …more

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Pocketful of porn

“Is that a porn star in your pocket, or is it just your phone ringing? Wow. In hindsight, maybe we should’ve seen this coming. Last week we reported that adult film star Jenna Jameson was featured in print ads for iRiver’s portable media players. Now it seems the entrepreneurial starlet is charging forth with a …more

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nForce 4 TCQ Data Corruption Issue?

“ It appears there might be a data corruption problem when enabling TCQ on the nForce 4 chipset at least with the Asus A8N-SLI Deluxe. Check out this forum post for more detais. I’ve yet to try TCQ as all of our Western Digital Raptors are in a server. You can learn about TCQ in this …more

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ATI is Worlds Biggest Graphics Supplier for 2004

“ New Mercury Research market share numbers released today for Q4 2004 show ATI Technologies Inc. (TSX: ATY, NASDAQ:ATYT) was the world’s largest discrete graphics supplier in 2004. ATI continues to move forward with six sequential quarters of year over year growth – shipping over half of the world’s discrete graphics. “With a virtual clean sweep …more

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AV firm warns of fresh Bagle variant

“ SECURITY FIRM F-Secure said it has issued a level two alert for a variant of Bagle which it said is propagating like crazy across the world. The firm said Bagle.AT is a polymorphic worm arriving in emails and with a number of different headers. It’s similar to the other Bagles around, and attaches itself to …more

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