Gas pipe broadband?

Talk about the absurd! San Diego-based communications company Nethercomm is developing a way to send a wireless signal through natural gas pipes, with 100-megabit speeds. The concept is to deliver an ultra-wideband signal with that of the natural gas. I personally would be amazed to see something like this actually work in homes with natural …more

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Viruses exploit Sony CD anti-piracy scheme

Well, it was bound to happen: the copy-protection software found in several of their CD titles is being exploited by malicious software (read viruses, worms, trojans, etc.). Though Sony is working with Symantec to get this under control, one could place that as evidence in the current lawsuits against Sony. A controversial copy-protection program that …more

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AMD Heading Towards Land-Grid Array Sockets

Aside from AMD’s socket M2, which is coming out in the first quarter of ’06, it looks like the next line of processors after the M2 will be using a package that Intel has made popular with their newer Pentium 4’s: Land Grid Array (LGA). Dubbed socket F, which will be used on the server …more

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PCs plagued by bad capacitors

Do you own a Dell Optiplex, HP xw series workstation, or iMac G5? Do you have video problems or random, but prevalent, Blue Screens of Death and shutdowns? If so, then you may be entitled to a motherboard replacement by these manufacturers. The aforementioned companies installed motherboards into these machines that had defective capacitors from …more

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Big tech names join up to share Linux patents

Sony, Phillips, and IBM are teaming with Red Hat, the creators of the popular Open Source Code OS Linux, to bring Linux to a wide variety of devices such as medical equipment, traffic devices, and consumer electronics. This is a deal to use share Red Hat’s patents on this operating system free of charge. I …more

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Sony sued over copy-protected CDs

Sony BMG is being sued for using a hacker technology, called a “root kit”, to copy-protect over 20 album titles. Heads up to everyone, just so when you pop that next CD into your PC’s optical drive you will recognize the anti-virus pop-up saying there’s a virus in the files, as it’s reading the XCP …more

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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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