Sony PSP Launched in Europe

Hundreds of gamers waited in lines outsite High Street shops to get their hands on Sony’s PlayStation Portable (PSP) as it went on sale in Europe at midnight. The PSP went on sale in the UK for $179 (249 euros). In the US, it sells for $249 (138) plus tax. Video games store Game opened …more

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Tech Industry may suffer due to Katrina & costly oil

No matter what social class you are the current $3 a gallon gas prices are causing you to notice how you are spending your money. Now that more Americans are starting to pinch pennies and save money demand for technology devices is sure to decrease. Analysts believe that corporate demand for technology may be pinched …more

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Study Rejects Link Between Mobile Phones And Cancer

Worried that talking on your cell phone will give you cancer in the head? Sit back and breath a sigh of relief as you should be okay for at least the first ten years of use. One of the largest and most rigorous studies ever into the alleged links between cancer and the use of …more

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NASA to send robotic penguin to moon for exploration

We all know that the space shuttle program is having a mid-life crisis, but it seems that NASA keeps on coming up with new ideas. It now seems that NASA wants to send a “Space Penguin” to the moon. While still in the concept stage, the explorer could be launched as early as 2009, said …more

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Microsoft Investigates Critical New IE Hole Found By badpack3t

Microsoft is “aggressively investigating” an Internet Explorer hole that could allow hackers to take control of Windows XP machines. Microsoft is not aware of attacks that try to use the reported vulnerabilities or of any customer impact, but is trying to make a patch. This is not the first time a flaw has been found …more

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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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