Longhorn gets a black box

Is this a serious privacy issue or not?  You decide, make your opinion known in Legit Reviews’ forum. When a crash occurs the system will record information including what applications were open, what those application types are, and the user information each application currently had in it. For example, the system would record that you …more

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MS Offers Advancement Program

Are you upgrading to Microsoft’s new 64-bit version of Windows XP?  Drop by Legit Review’s forum and share your thoughts and upgrade experiences. In a bid to allow users to keep up with the transition process, Microsoft is offering the Technology Advancement program, which allows users to replace a previously licensed 32-bit version of Microsoft …more

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Viewsonic VX924 19″ 4ms TFT LCD

Take a look at this baby. A 19 inch LCD with a 4 ms response time, one of the fastest, if not *the* fastest lcd on the market. Can we eliminate ghosting from games all together now? Let’s hope so. The response time race has been a hotly contested one and ViewSonic’s latest VX924 takes …more

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RealNetworks Unveils Rhapsody to Go Music Service

Music Lovers, RealNetworks Inc. is serious about bringing you music online however they can.  They’re all about giving you options in how you want to buy and listen to your music.  I’m pretty sure I even read the word “interoperability”  somewhere in that story, so if you have an iPod, don’t sweat it, they’ve got you …more

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NEC Chips In to Power Xbox

The Japanese company will produce a system LSI chip that will work alongside the main graphics processor in the games console. Microsoft had previously announced a deal with ATI Technologies for the main graphics processor. PC World

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Samsung turns to Flash new hard drive

New hardware and technologies made exclusively for Microsoft’s new OS, code name Longhorn, are already in the works .  Innovative products like these will surely have many lining up for the new OS in 2006. Samsung has unveiled a prototype storage unit that combines a hard drive and 128MB of Flash memory.

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Why $100 computers are on the way

$100 computers you say?  Wow, read Cnet.com’s interview with Advanced Micro Devices’ CEO, Hector Ruiz, and learn about that and more! CNET News.com spoke with Ruiz about technology trends and what he envisions for AMD chips in consumer electronics. We also found out that Ruiz believes the era of the $100 laptop PC may be on …more

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WinHEC photo gallery

The first day of the Windows Hardware Engineering conference in Seattle is in full swing.  Check out the link below for a photo gallery of images from WinHEC. Seattle Post-Intelligencer

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Prince of Persia 3 confirmed for ’05

Last month, the third Prince of Persia game’s existence was first revealed when Ubisoft unveiled its hefty game lineup for E3 2005. Today, though, the company unveiled the sequel in earnest. Though it still only bears the working title of Prince of Persia 3, the game will be released later this year for the PC, …more

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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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