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

0 Comments

Intel Announces Merom, Conroe and Woodcrest at IDF

Anand wrote up a quick article from IDF where Intel has just announced their new Microprocessor Architecture. Intel is going for a “performance per watt” marketing strategy which I think is great! The Merom (Mobile), Conroe (Desktop), and Woodcrest (Server) are all dual core solutions that should feature significant power consumption drops! Intel’s next microprocessor …more

0 Comments

AMD Challenges Intel to a Dual-Core Server Processor Duel

AMD has pulled out all the stops and has challenged Intel to a dual-core server processor test where the winner walks away with some serious bragging rights. AMD’s press release (linked below) was actually quite funny as it stated the duel must be a live, public performance evaluation and spoke about boxing rings. The challenge, …more

0 Comments

EarthLink acquires anti-spyware company Aluria

It seems that anti-spyware software companies are being bought up left and right these days and Aluria Software is no different. U.S. Internet service provider EarthLink Inc. just announced that it agreed to acquire the assets of privately held Aluria Software LLC, which makes security and anti-spyware software. Spyware Eliminator software is used on 20 …more

0 Comments

AMD Launches Two New Turion Processors: MT-40 & MT-37

AMD has added a couple new flasgship processors on the mobile side this morning. The two new Turion 64 mobile processors named MT-37 and MT-40, offer clock speeds of 2.0 and 2.2 GHz, respectively. Both processors consume a maximum of 25 watts making them perfect for mobile platforms. We expected this launch as AMD always …more

0 Comments

ATI Trademarks “ATI AVIVO”

On July 12, 2005 ATI filed for a trademark on the phrase “ATI AVIVO” through the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and it has just been approved. The listing is described as computer software for improving the quality of images as they appear on a computer monitor; and computer hardware, namely, transistor blocks for facilitating …more

0 Comments

Videogames Linked to Aggression

After 20 years of research the American Psychological Association (APA) finds that playing video games can bring up aggressive traits. This now means that after playing Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas it is normal for you to think about killing people or going on a driving spree. I don’t think this study really changes anything …more

0 Comments

Monday News Around the Web

When I was in college, everyone I knew downloaded music and movies off of the internet and shared them on the network. Even when new laws about these downloads came out, and the school started monitoring the network, students were still able to get hundreds of songs and movies onto their computers without paying a …more

0 Comments

Asustek to outsource motherboard production to Flextronics

Asustek hopes to lower production costs and raise its competitiveness worldwide by outsourcing 20% of their branded motherboards to Flextronics International. Usually when companies out source a product quality becomes an issue, but with Asustek paying the bill we don’t figure quality will be a problem and hopefully the lower costs will be passed along …more

0 Comments

Creative Labs X-Fi: The Last PCI Sound Card?

Can a sophisticated audio processing architecture without native Windows Vista support withstand the integrated audio juggernaut? Extreme Tech takes a look at the new sound cards from Creative and has some interesting thoughts on the new cards. Read the quote below and see if it sparks any interest. As CPUs have become more powerful, the …more

0 Comments

Friday News Around the Web

Cell phone viruses? Really? To be honest, that thought never crossed my mind until today when I saw BonaFideReviews address this issue in their article, “The Future of Cell Phone Viruses.” Look for it, and other reviews in the LegitReviews Forums! Worms, hackers and spam, oh my! Could they be invading your cell phone? Antivirus …more

0 Comments

The Goal: Make 3D television by 2020

Imagine watching a football match on a TV that not only shows the players in three dimensions but also lets you experience the smells of the stadium and maybe even pat a goalscorer on the back. All this sounds really far fetched, but in Japan they are getting a budget together to make it all …more

0 Comments

Intel’s IGP Chipset Shortage Helps Nvidia Sales Numbers

Nvidia is flying high these days and I am sure that they are loving the chipset shortage over at Intel. It seems that people are buying motherboards without graphics and adding in an Nvidia or ATI card. Nvidia’s Paul Sun expects the company to sell ONE MILLION more cards a month during the chipset shortage! …more

0 Comments

The Well: First Major Online Community Up For Sale

The Well was one of the first bulletin boardsrun on the internet and started before pretty much anyone knew what the internet was. There was speculation that remaining members of The Well would set up a non-profit group to buy the assets and keep the community going, but that doesn’t seem to be the case …more

0 Comments