AMD Releases X85 Processors (Bring On The 2.6GHz Chips!)

AMD just launched the latest dual core processors, the X85 parts. They are the 185, 285 and 885 models, all running at 2.6GHz. That makes these parts more or less FX-60s in a new package! The top two parts are available now, or at least really soon, and are priced at $2149 for the 885 …more

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Intel Mac mini – Disassembled

Engadget has a little post up that shows the innards of the Intel Mac mini. So head on over if curiosity has you wondering on the layout of the Mac mini board. There’s not a whole lot of info there, just a picture. Yeah, yeah, we think the new Mac mini’s about as boring as …more

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Corsair to unveil DDR2 1066MHz Memory At Cebit

Corsair Memory is saying that it will launch the world?s fastest DDR2 and DDR memory solutions for Intel and AMD platforms at CeBIT 2006 in Hannover, Germany. Rated at 1066MHz, the new TWIN2X1024-8500 from Corsair targets Intel users, while the TWINX2048-4400PRO at 550MHz is aimed at the AMD platform. Follow the link below to read …more

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Microsoft is defending its Office Suite

Slashdot has a report that in a recent interview, Microsoft seems to be defending its Microsoft Office product by stating that Open Office is out of date! This is just another indication that Microsoft is increasingly worried about the emergence of Linux and Open Source software solutions. In a recent interview with IT Wire, general …more

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Corsair to unveil DDR2 and DDR memory solutions at CeBIT 2006

Corsair are due to release two new kits of RAM at CeBIT this year. Strange is that they market the 1066MHz DDR2 for Intel systems when AMD’s AM2 socket will be released shortly, but none-the-less both Intel and AMD users can rejoyce. Please feel free to discuss this in our Forums Corsair Memory is saying …more

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BT ‘quadruples’ broadband speeds

Great news for UK users of BT Broadband! BT are due to quadruple the speeds of their DSL service, according to BBC News. They claim the vast majority of users will be able to access LR @ 4mbits, over half will qualify for 6mbits and those close to their exchange (ASAM) can get upto 8mbit! …more

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Skype Features Intel Only Code — AMD Gains Ammo

In the latest version of Skype, a product of eBay Inc – users found 10-way conference calls, but only if Intel hardware was used. AMD users were treated with just a 5-way option. Both Skype and Intel claimed that this was due to new, superior Intel marchitecture. Sound a bit odd? Turns out that this …more

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AOL to add paid downloads to free service

Time Warner Inc.’s AOL plans to sell programing on its Web site by the middle of this year, a top executive said, as it hastens to secure a place in the market for video-on-demand over the Internet. Sounds like a great plan, but $1.99 seems a bit high priced to me. The expansion of AOL’s …more

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AMD’s Stock Catches Intel Chip Flu

It took the market about 20 minutes on Friday to figure out that Intel’s midquarter warning was bad news for Advanced Micro Devices as well. It seems that the math isn’t adding up and if Intel is lowering their guidance and their share is at 80% then AMD shouldn’t be gaining as fast as they …more

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$612 Million Deal Ends BlackBerry Shut Down Threat

BlackBerry maker Research in Motion has agreed to pay $612.5 million to patent holding company NTP to settle a long-running dispute that threatened to shut down the popular wireless e-mail service. This is great news for all those CrackBerry users who thought they were going to lose their crack! “The agreement has been finalized and …more

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Cell Phone-Using Passengers Risk Airplane Safety

After studying the use of cell phones and other portable electronic devices on commercial aircraft, a team of Carnegie Mellon University researchers has concluded that passengers are regularly violating the ban on using the devices and are creating risk to airplane navigation. I guess I’ll still have to yell at the guy talking on the …more

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China Looking Into Chinese Net Domains

China is ramping up creation of a parallel system of net domains to tempt more Chinese people to go online. By using Chinese language net domains it aims to reach those people who do not speak English – still the most widely used language online. Makes perfect sense to me! He said China had created …more

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Student suspended for viewing MySpace posting

A middle school student faces expulsion for allegedly posting graphic threats against a classmate on the popular MySpace.com Web site, and 20 of his classmates were suspended for viewing the posting, school officials said. Just goes to show when technology gets easier the younger the posters get! Police are investigating the boy’s comments about his …more

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Intel to unveil ultra-mobile PC on March 7th at IDF

Intel appears to be preparing to launch is ultra-mobile PC on 7 March, if the umpc.com website is anything to go by. It will be interesting to see just what Intel has planned on this one! Bring on the 6″ notebooks! More recently, the chip giant has been giving up the device the name “ultra-mobile …more

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