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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FCC extends 911 deadline for VoIP providers

Tens of thousands of people have not acknowledged that they understand VOIP’s 911 service have been granted extra time to get it taken care of. The decision to extend the cutoff deadline follows a letter from a coalition of VoIP providers, including AT&T and MCI, who complained that customers would be left stranded in an …more

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Apple iPod Battery Scheme Busted!

A big win today for Apple iPod users who have been suckered in to spending big bucks for a replacement battery (or a whole new iPod) when the original battery failed. Apple made some big bucks in this scheme because for first and second generation iPods, it was pretty much expected that the battery would …more

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Intel, Matsushita Team To Develop 8-Hour Notebook Battery

This is great news for all our mobile users out there. Better batteries in combination with lower power consuming CPUs will make laptop sales soar even higher! Also, if you want to build your own laptop today, check our forums for help and tips! The collaboration, announced at the Intel Developer Forum in San Francisco, …more

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VOIP Users: Acknowledge 911 Service Issues Now!

If you are reading this news post chances are you have at least one Voice over Internet Protocol (VOIP) line at the office or in the home. The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has set a deadline on Monday the 29th as an interim safeguard while VOIP companies, rush to comply with an FCC order requiring …more

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US Military’s High Energy Laser Area Defense System Under Development

If you thought the air to air combat scenes in Star Wars was cool just wait till you see what the US military has planned for 2007. If everything goes as planned we will see HELLADS or for us non-military people, a giant laser that has the ability to shoot things out of the sky. …more

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Sony adds Web browser to PSP game device

Have you been craving a web browser for your Sony PSP? The wait is over as Sony Corp. is adding Internet access to its Play Station Portable in a bid to increase the mobile gaming device’s appeal as a handheld entertainment center, the company said on Wednesday. If you own the PSP we advise you to …more

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Pimp My Pet For OCZ Memory Contest

This month we are giving away a 1GB kit of OCZ’s PC-3200 Gold VX memory to one lucky forum member.  The theme of this months contest is “Pimp My Pet” and we already have a couple of entires from our dedicated forum members. Remember the forums are free and the contest is open to the …more

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Google Talk – Released!

It seems yesterday’s stream of rumors were true! Google announced and released Google Talk early this morning. Like GMail, Google Talk is considered to be in Beta right now, so everyone can expect the features of Google Talk to expand in the months to come! A Gmail account is required to use the service. Google …more

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eTT DDR2 Memory now on Spot Market

It seems that efficiently tested (eTT) DDR2 memory has started appearing on the spot market. Although most memory module houses can improve their margins by sourcing the eTT DDR2 parts, most remain conservative amid risk concerns when it comes to the quality of eTT. After eTT comes UTT, so keep an eye out for UTT …more

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