Microsoft discloses some IE 7 plans

Well, some bloggers over at Microsoft are revealing details about the new browser, IE 7.  Apparently, this new version of IE will not only focus on security issues but also on standards support. Glitches in IE’s standards support mean that developers have to code separately for IE and for browsers that hew more closely to the …more

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Vendors Rally Around Dual-Core

AMD’s largest hardware partners are stumbling over each other in support of the chipmaker’s new dual-core Opteron. IBM, HP, and Sun Microsystems presented a host of wares based on the new chip at last week’s AMD event in New York City. ServerWatch

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AMD to Consider Building Chip Sets for Partners

AMD is expected to complete a new state-of-the-art facility in Dresden in 2006, which will free up manufacturing space that will allow the company to begin manufacturing their own chip sets.  If chip-set vendors farm out chip-set manufacturing to AMD, the company would benefit in various ways. For example, AMD would generate additional revenue from manufacturing capacity that …more

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Atheros Communications Introduces Industry’s First Single-Chip PCI Express(TM) Compliant Wireless LA

With this high level of integration, the AR5006EX and AR5006EG enable the entire WLAN solution to fit on a single-sided mini card or ExpressCard design, creating the ideal choice for aftermarket and embedded WLAN solutions for personal computers. These designs exploit the ability of the PCI Express bus architecture to support high-performance computing with up …more

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NVIDIA Leads Industry in 64-Bit Transition With Immediate Support for Windows XP Professional x64 an

NVIDIA has taken the lead in providing updated drivers for Microsoft’s new 64-bit version of it’s OS; others will certainly not be far behind.  Will this mean that 64-bit will become the standard sooner than later? The NVIDIA(R) ForceWare(TM) suite of software drivers works with all of Microsoft’s 64-bit and 32-bit operating systems to provide …more

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ABIT Introduces Silent OTES

ABIT Introduces Silent OTES

Looks like ABIT is adding a twist to their OTES (Outside Thermal Exhaust System) that was launched back in 2002 and is launching Silent OTES next month on the ABIT AW8 motherboard. Below is an image from ABIT Taiwan that shows the new northbridge cooling solution on the upcoming i955X powered AW8 motherboad. Silent OTES …more

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Worm Targets MP3 Music Files

Is this a case of Internet piracy getting it’s just desserts; vigilantism gone amuck; or just plain criminal behavior?  Click on the link below, visit the forum and tell us what you think! The internet is swamped with people pirating movies and music, costing the entertainment industry millions each year. The Nopir-B worm targets people it believes …more

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Opteron Goes Dual-Core, But Dell Still Isn’t Buying

According to Dell, offering AMD based systems to their customers would force them to raise prices.  Although no customer wants higher prices, having purchasing options would be nice.  Intel isn’t expected to release its dual-core Xeon processor until early 2006. However, Dell executives noted that adopting AMD as a supplier would increase the computer maker’s operating costs because …more

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Windows XP Moves into 64-Bit Era

Higher performance is the primary selling point for 64-bit computing, which essentially doubles the speed for running applications and enables easier handling of massive amounts of data — be they corporate records or cutting-edge games. < !a href="#story-start">< !img src="http://images.toptechnews.com/images/new/complete-story.gif" alt="See Complete Story" width='135' height='16' border='0' align='right'>< !/a> Top Tech News

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Adobe’s Macromedia Acquisition Targets Microsoft

“At its simplest level, Adobe wants to get into a new content type,” said Connie Moore, an analyst at Forrester Research. “At a more strategic level, this puts Adobe in a very different place in terms of competing against Microsoft or Oracle  or IBM.” Still, Adobe’s move is most likely a pre-emptive move against Microsoft, …more

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Nvidia snaffles ATI’s 3Dc idea

3Dc is a new compression marchitecture meant to increase the level of details in games. All ATI cards from X800 generation upwards have this capability and it turns out that new Nvidia cards are going to use it as well.

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Clock Is Ticking for Windows 2000 Users

For Microsoft, it’s in with  the new and out with the old; well at least when it comes to operating systems that is.  Apparently there will be no Service Pack 5 for Windows 2000 users. Late last year, Microsoft said it planned to provide a primarily security-focused “update rollup” for Windows 2000 in lieu of issuing a Service …more

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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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