Micron: JEDEC specs of FB-DIMM should be available by year-end

It looks like It’s full steam ahead for FB-DIMM memory (Fully-Buffered Dual Inline Memory Module). The new technology uses existing DDR2 modules. It allows for upto up to six channels of eight dual-layer FB-DIMM modules each. This allows for upto 192GB of memory to be addressed by a single memory controller! Micron is currently sampling …more

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Google To Offer Print Ads

Google is expanding its lucrative Internet advertising network into the print world in a bold attempt to capture traditional ad dollars. The print ads will feature full pages of Google-facilitated ads with the URL of an online version of the page at the top. Fine text also appears at the top saying “Ads by Google,” …more

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DRAMeXchange: Memory spot prices continue to drop

Memory spot prices continue to drop due to weak demand in the market. PC-2700 (333MHz) has dropped nearly 4% over the past week. Except for 8Gbit NAND flash parts, spot prices for all types of memory were down within a range of 4% for the last week of August (23-30) amid weak demand in the …more

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Apple iTunes is coming to cell phones

Apple Computer and Motorola plan to unveil a cell phone with Apple’s iTunes software next week, the New York Times reported Tuesday. On Monday Apple invited members of the press to the Moscone Center in San Fancisco for a briefing on Sept 7th and now we know why. Looks like iTunes is coming to a …more

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ATI Tech Slashes Outlook

ATI Technologies (ATYT) warned Monday that fiscal fourth-quarter revenue — and potentially profits — will fall far short of its previous prediction as a result of slower-than-expected sales of its chips for desktop computers and a huge inventory writedown. In reaction, investors hammered the stock. In after-hours trading, shares of ATI were off $1.62, or …more

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NASA Woes: Hurricane Katrina hits shuttle tank facility

NASA has had really bad luck with their shuttle fuel tanks and things do not seem to be getting any better. Hurricane Katrina has damaged the Michoud Assemly plant, which may halt production of the already buggy fuel tanks and cause further delays of NASA’s space program. Hurricane Katrina is howling its way through Louisiana …more

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Creative Zen Neeon Ships with a Virus!

Slashdot has a post that claims the Creative Zen Neeon MP3 player has been shipping with a virus! Creative has released a statement in order to help consumers identify affected products. (Its translated, so it doesn’t flow very well for us English-speakers). I’m sure everyone is wondering… how did this pass Quality Assurance? An anonymous …more

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File-sharers move from BitTorrent to eDonkey

File-sharers have moved away from the popular BitTorrent system following legal action, say experts. The study by the Cambridge-based Internet analysis firm CacheLogic found that eDonkey is now roughly on par with BitTorrent in the United States, China, Japan and Britain. It is the dominant peer-to-peer file-sharing network in South Korea, which has the world’s …more

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ATI to launch five new chipsets for AMD M2 platform in 2006

It is common knowledge that in 2006, Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) will change their socket design to the M2 940-pin socket for all single- and dual-core desktop processors. What we didn’t know it that ATI Technologies is working on FIVE new chipsets for the AMD Socket M2 K8 platform in 2006. The upcoming chipsets will …more

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Tuesday Reviews Around the Web

Corsair just published a detailed Application Note on performance impact of changing memory size from 1GB to 2GB. Find this and other articles in the LegitForums! We were very eager to run testing on Battlefield 2, as current user feedback indicated that this game performed much better with larger amounts of memory. As expected, the …more

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Intel Viiv platform PCs said to cost US$1,000-1,500

The Intel marketing machine has left the IT industry looking forward to the Viiv systems coming out in 2006. We are just now finding out prices and the complete sytems are looking to run US$1,000-1,500. Taiwan PC and chipset makers expect high prices for Intel Viiv PCs, slated for launch next year, will initially make …more

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Monday’s Reviews Around the Web

WindowsAtoZ analyzes a serious question in their article, “Security: What’s the Big Picture?” Find this and other reviews by visiting our fourms! Just the other day the creators of the huge Zotob worm that we’ve all heard about were arrested. Turns out it was two people in Turkey that are 18 and 21 years old. …more

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Windows Vista: Palladium (NGSCB) delivery is still to be determined

Many of our readers may remember Microsoft’s hardware-based security plan called Palladium as the evil software that was going to invade ones privacy. It now seems that Pallidium is not dead and how it will be used is still to be determined. We now know that Microsoft’s Secure Startup is a hardware fix that works …more

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Suspected Zotob Makers Arrested

The FBI says two men were nabbed in Turkey and Morocco, and charged in relation to the Zotob and earlier Mytob and Rbot worms. Looks like the FBI won this round! Farid Essebar, 18, a Moroccan national born in Russia and known by the moniker “Diabl0,” was arrested by Moroccan authorities, while Atilla Ekici, aka …more

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