U.S. reaches Net detente with U.N.

Remaining the primary guarantor of the Internet, the US has managed to keep the UN from gaining regulatory powers over this form of free-media. Though the Internet should be an international undertaking, it’s good in a way this control is maintained, due to how information is disseminated over the Net (read: freely). However, a compromise …more

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4 Cores In 2007 We’ll Go

In an obvious response to Intel’s future ambitions to get a quad-core processor solution out on the market by 2007, AMD is planning much the same with their Opteron line of processors. With plans to support DDR3, it will definitely be a good match for servers and high-end enthusiast solutions alike. The new processor will …more

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Samsung introduces 2MB smart card IC

Samsung is stirring about a little competition in the smart card market with their newest 2 MB IC, something that will be implemented soon in 3G handsets and provide for more memory in 3G handsets for the important things: gaming, directory services, and Internet services. Samsung Electronics announced the introduction of its 2MB flash memory-embedded …more

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Intel’s ‘Presler’ 65nm dual-core chip ‘unstable’

Digitimes is reporting that motherboard makers are having stability issues on the upcoming Intel Presler processor. If this is true this is another blow to a rough year for Intel’s desktop division. Sampling Intel?s 65nm dual-core Presler processors has revealed some stability problems, according to unspecified motherboard makers, adding that the problematic CPUs include the …more

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AMD Shows Emerald Cluster Featuring 576 Opteron Cores

AMD today unveiled its Emerald cluster installation. The AMD Developer Center’s Emerald is its newest and largest system, as well as its first publicly-available cluster based entirely on Dual-Core AMD Opteron(tm) processors with Direct Connect Architecture. AMD is offering use of Emerald to industry partners, developers, customers and end users as a cutting-edge, multi-core test …more

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Microsoft’s Windows Defender will remove Sony’s XCP software

Microsoft has come out swinging and said that it would remove the controversial copy-protection software that CDs from music publisher Sony BMG installs on personal computers, deeming it a security risk to PCs running on Windows. I find it interesting that Microsoft has taken this stance, but I agree with it! The XCP program, developed …more

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Video iPods, cell phones are new platforms for adult industry

The experts are saying that portable porn could be a $200 million a year industry in the United States by 2009. I’ll step out on a limb here and say that I believe that number is a tad low. I’ve seen random porn at Quakecon, on airplanes, and now i’m going to see it in …more

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Elpida delivers DDR3 SDRAM memory modules to Intel

Despite most observers believing that DDR2 will only rise to the mainstream memory in 2006, major memory makers are all gearing up for the launch of DDR3 chips. With double the performance of DDR2 the current DDR3 modules are looking pretty darn good. Too bad DDR2 is only just now starting to catch on! After …more

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nVidia Forceware 81.94 WHQL Drivers Released

nVidia has just lauched their official 81.94 drivers that offer a number of small performance improvements for those who play Quake 4 and Call of Duty 2. These are also the first drivers to officially support the brand new GeForce 7800 GTX 512 video cards. The download weighs in at 20.7MB, so get to it! …more

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Cisco continues small business push

For small businesses looking for a good VoIP solution, look no further than Cisco’s subsidiary, Linksys. They have developed an excellent VoIP solution named Linksys One, which features a services router, a color IP phone, and analog gateway. The whole set-up will go for around $1600 USD in the first quarter of 2006. The Linksys …more

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Diamond Multimedia Set to Offer RADEON X1800 for AGP

Got AGP 8x, and don’t want to dish out cash for a new motherboard with PCI-Express just yet? Also want the best graphics possible with AGP 8x? Diamond, an ATI graphics card manufacturer, is offering the X1800 on AGP 8x, using a PCI Express-to-AGP bridge, code-named Rialto, to make the card compatible. This is definitely …more

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AOL to launch online television

AOL Time-Warner is getting in on and helping to set the foundation of Internet cable programming with their service In2TV. With over 3400 hours of programming by the media giant, we can also expect Yahoo! and Google to follow in lock-step fairly soon. In2TV will launch early 2006. To be called In2TV, it will feature …more

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Intel Launches Pentium 4 662 and 672 CPU’s with Virtualization

Intel has began shipping a pair of Pentium 4 chips equipped with the hardware bits designed to bring virtualization to a wide range of desktop PCs. The two virtualization-equipped chips are the single core 3.6GHz Pentium 4 662 and 3.8GHz Pentium 4 672, which are both readily available. All of the upcoming 65-nanometer Presler chips …more

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Sun Microsystems announces new T1 microprocessor

Sun Microsystems has released the Niagara processor and have given it the name UltraSparc T1. The processor has eight cores and can run 32 instruction sequences at once. Can’t wait to see these in some servers! The UltraSparc T1, code-named Niagara, uses about 70 watts of electricity, closer to that of standard household light bulbs, …more

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