Google offers personal searches

BBC News have announced the release of Google’s new custom search engine. Users can create a customised search engine on their own site. They will have the option to use Google’s “Adsense” program in their results, or not if they wish. If you wish to include the Adsense tool in your custom search engine you …more

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$100 laptops to debut in Q2, 2007

The $100 laptop PC at the heart of the One Laptop Per Child (OLPC) initiative aimed at school children in developing countries will start rolling off production lines in the second quarter of next year. Taiwan’s Quanta Computer, the largest contract notebook PC manufacturer in the world, was tapped by the OLPC project to produce …more

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Hardware Reviews From Our Affiliates

Today Legit Reviews took a look at the Vigor Gaming Monsoon II Active TEC CPU Cooling System and found that it cools better than air, but also that it has limitations. HardOCP also reviewed something from Vigor Gaming today as they ordered its midrange Force Recon L2 system to see what the company is capable …more

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Will 2007 be a bad year for flash memory manufacturers??

If SanDisk’s stock price is of any indication, 2007 is going to be a bad year for flash memory manufacturers. On Friday, SanDisk shares took a nosedive, dropping roughly 20% in afternoon trading following its third-quarter earnings announcement. Once the market opened today shares of SanDisk continued to move south and is trading down $0.78 …more

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The Apple iPod Turns 5 Years Old on Monday

Apple’s iPod celebrates its fifth birthday Monday, marking a milestone for the music player that not only reinvigorated the “other” computer maker but revolutionized the way people buy and listen to music. When Apple CEO Steve Jobs introduced the first iPod on Oct. 23, 2001, he said: “With iPod, listening to music will never be …more

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South Korea Web cafes take hit from video gambling

When a South Korean police squad cracked down on illegal computer gambling, they did it by literally smashing hard disc drives with hammers. It took more than a dozen men and an excavator to destroy 670 computers seized from illegal Internet gambling salons in the southern city of Ulsan. Just a few years ago, the …more

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YouTube’s no friend to copyright violators – You’re Responsible For Uploads

People posting copyright material on YouTube shouldn’t be surprised if the company makes no effort to protect them in a copyright battle. The video-sharing site may hand over information on those who post video clips of movies and TV shows if they’re accused of copyright infringement, something perhaps not well known by those who do …more

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Navy SEAL falls on grenade to save comrades

Navy SEAL falls on grenade to save comrades

A Navy SEAL sacrificed his life to save his comrades by throwing himself on top of a grenade Iraqi insurgents tossed into their sniper hideout, fellow members of the elite force said. Monsoor, a 25-year-old gunner, was killed in the explosion in Ramadi, west of Baghdad. He was only the second SEAL to die in …more

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Microsoft Vista security talks off to bad start – Bad URL Sent!

Security vendors looking to gain insight into Microsoft’s plans for opening up the Vista operating system kernel were frustrated Thursday morning when a technical glitch kept many from joining the first online discussion of this issue. “Oops,” wrote Microsoft Senior Product Manager Stephen Toulouse in a blog posting on the subject. “We had a glitch …more

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Lunar lander prototype passes test – Armadillo Flies!

After months of deliberation and a crucial flight test, the Federal Aviation Administration cleared Armadillo Aerospace on Thursday to compete for a share of the $2 million Northrop Grumman Lunar Lander Challenge. The rocket-powered, remote-control Quad lander did what it was supposed to do during a test at Las Cruces International Airport: It blasted off, …more

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Sony gives PlayStation 3 online service details

deo game console leader Sony Corp. on Thursday demonstrated the online service for its upcoming PlayStation 3, which will let players compete and chat online and download games, music and movies. Gamers have long been clamoring for details about the online system for Sony’s much-anticipated PS3 console. The PlayStation Network, as the service will be …more

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Sony PlayStation 3 shines in prelaunch test

CNET has an editorial posted online about one of their reporters expierences at a recent Sony PS2 prelaunch test session that they were able to attend. He thinks that while the Xbox 360 has a year’s head-start that Sony will find a way to stay on top when the PS3 launches. I guess we will …more

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Samsung develops 50nm DRAM chip for DDR2 Memory Modules

Samsung Electronics has announced that it has developed the industry’s first 50nm DDR2 DRAM chip, which will increase production efficiency from the 60nm level by 55%. The new 1Gbit DRAM incorporates advanced technologies such as three-dimensional (3D) transistor design and multi-layered dielectric technology, which greatly enhance performance and data storage capabilities, according to Samsung. Looks …more

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NVIDIA Announces NVPerfKit 2.1 Suite of Tools

NVIDIA Corporation today announced NVPerfKit 2.1, a comprehensive suite of next-generation performance tools for the debugging and profiling of OpenGL and Direct3D software applications for Windows and Linux. Developers working on 32- and 64-bit Linux or Windows platforms can now benefit from the same technology that powers the NVIDIA NVPerfHUD performance analysis tool, a robust …more

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