Broadband scuffle reaches Supreme Court

“Two competing visions of the future of high-speed Internet services will face off before the U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday, in a closely watched case that could set the rules of the road for broadband competition in America for years to come. At stake is whether cable broadband providers must share their lines with rivals–as …more

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Super-cooled AMD Venice benchmarked

“ SPODS at Xtremesystems have gotten themselves all in a lather over some AMD chips. After fiddling with a pair of 90nm ‘Venice’ samples, the overclockers reckon to have unearthed evidence that the Prince Harry* of chipmaking has cured a bug which afflicting ‘Winchester’ cores. The boys booted their Venice 3500+ at temperatures down to -40C, …more

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Taiwan vendors sign-on with Samsung for NAND flash

“The average consumer?s demand for mobile storage will top 100GB by 2007 ? a five-fold increase from current levels ? as a wider variety of consumer electronics applications and richer content become available on the market in the next few years, according to Chang-Gyu Hwang, president of Memory Division, Device Solution Network of Samsung Electronics. …more

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Yahoo bolsters e-mail storage to 1GB

“Yahoo on Tuesday said it plans to once again boost its free e-mail storage limit–this time to 1GB, the same amount offered by archrival Google. Beginning in late April, Yahoo will upgrade free users to the new storage limit of 1GB, up from its current 250MB. The company said it will take about two weeks …more

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PCI Express represents 15 per cent of add-in cards

“ PCI EXPRESS ADOPTION is taking its time. It is having a hard time to establish itself as the primary choice for consumers and gamers. Regardless of all reviews and the noise that reviewers and the industry are making, AGP is still by far much more popular than PCIe. “ The Inquirer

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Mid-Week Reviews

Today’s Interesting Read: The Future of SLI @ [H] Brent Justice has spent some time recently with some SLI cards and takes a look at how the have progressed over the past months.¬† I’m glad to see that the¬†Forceware drivers now support 70 games in SLI mode! “NVIDIA has made some very important strides in …more

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ABIT Cancels VT8 Motherboard & Use of VIA PT800 Pro Chipset

It is official; the ABIT VT8 motherboard will not make it to the retail market. Yesterday we confirmed the news through our contacts at ABIT?s head quarters in Taiwan. We first saw a pre-production board back in January, while meeting with VIA in Mexico. In the two months since our meeting with VIA little was …more

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Slow season for DRAM

A slow DRAM season means cheap prices for consumers as companies try to push out existing stock and cut their losses on the DRAM they already purchased. “A combination of the slow season for DRAM and weak demand from China, Europe and US has led prices to follow a downward trend. On top of weak …more

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InterActiveCorp buys Ask Jeeves for $1.85 billion

Looks like Ask Jeeves is being sold for a mere $1.85 billion dollar deal.  Only time will tell it InterActiveCorp will be able to make it the next Google or Yahoo search engine. “InterActiveCorp announced Monday that it has agreed to a $1.85 billion buyout of Ask Jeeves, a search engine that has long been …more

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Next hot trend for Cell Phones — Reading Books

Your cell phone can do it all right?  It Syncs with your PC, can bluetooth movies to your friends, and has an office manager that does everything but turn on the coffee maker. Are you currently reading a novel on it?  If not you are missing out on the latest cell phone trend of book …more

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ASUS Enters Flash Memory Market

With Flash memory expected to grow at a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 160-170% over the next 3-5 years it is no suprise that ASUS is entering the flash memory market. ASUS used to sell DRAM before the 2001 memory bubble burst, so maybe Asustek can do better than their first dab in memory. …more

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Abit and Epox confirm Nforce 3/4 problem

“EPOX AND ABIT confirmed our previous news where we reported that Nforce 3 and 4 have some problems with Athlon revision E CPUs. These companies also confirmed that it can be fixed at the BIOS level so it won’t be such a great deal. “ The Inquirer

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Happy St. Patty’s Day!!

Hope everyone is having a fun and safe St. Patrick’s Day! And for those party goers, don’t drink and drive… and look out for those who are not as responsible as the LR readers! And I hope everyone wore some green today, or got punched…. err, I mean pinched! Seriously though, Happy St. Patrick’s Day …more

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Windows XP May Gain Longhorn Features

“Windows XP may be updated to support a new file system technology that Microsoft is working on for the next version of Windows. Called WinFS, the technology promises to make it easier for users to find data stored on their computer. WinFS was originally slated to ship as part of the next Windows release, code-named …more

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