nVIdia Launches GeForce 7800 GTX 512MB GPU’s

nVidia has sent us an e-mail letting us know that the GeForce 7800 GTX 512 is now out and increases gaming performance by 33%! If you want this card sit back down because they are not cheap. There is an XFX 7800 GTX 512 in stock over at TigerDirect for $699.99 and an eVGA for …more

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AMD Athlon 64 FX-60 rated at 2.6GHz Dual Core

Charlie over at The Inq. has made a post saying that the AMD FX-60 is going to be a dual core 2.6GHz processor according to one of his many sources. Not much info on the post other than it’s a dual core 2.6GHz processor. AMD has been sending out the FX-60 chips, dual cores that …more

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Intel to debut Broadwater 965 chipsets in 2Q 2006

Intel plans to introduce its 965-series chipset, codenamed Broadwater, in the second quarter of 2006, according to unspecified sources that reviewed the chip giant?s latest roadmap. We hope that Intel can get these chipsets out this time around with no production issues! In terms of applications, Intel?s 965 chipset series, which support DDR2 memory, will …more

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Sony to stop using XCP technology on CD’s

Stung by continuing criticism, the world’s second-largest music label, Sony BMG Music Entertainment, promised Friday to temporarily suspend making music CDs with antipiracy technology that can leave computers vulnerable to hackers. Good to see a company remove their spyware, but it is a bit late for many. Sony defended its right to prevent customers from …more

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GIGABYTE Unleashes GA-8N-SLI Quad Royal

Looks like Gigabyte was the first one out of the gate with a quad-x16 SLI motherboard. Dubbed the GA-8N-SLI, it’s the first motherboard to sport 4 (yes, four!) PCI Express x16 slots. Now, if you will, imagine how amazing that would be with 4 7800GTX’s with 512MB of GDDR3 on each card….utterly amazing! GIGABYTE TECHNOLOGY, …more

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Gas pipe broadband?

Talk about the absurd! San Diego-based communications company Nethercomm is developing a way to send a wireless signal through natural gas pipes, with 100-megabit speeds. The concept is to deliver an ultra-wideband signal with that of the natural gas. I personally would be amazed to see something like this actually work in homes with natural …more

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Viruses exploit Sony CD anti-piracy scheme

Well, it was bound to happen: the copy-protection software found in several of their CD titles is being exploited by malicious software (read viruses, worms, trojans, etc.). Though Sony is working with Symantec to get this under control, one could place that as evidence in the current lawsuits against Sony. A controversial copy-protection program that …more

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AMD Heading Towards Land-Grid Array Sockets

Aside from AMD’s socket M2, which is coming out in the first quarter of ’06, it looks like the next line of processors after the M2 will be using a package that Intel has made popular with their newer Pentium 4’s: Land Grid Array (LGA). Dubbed socket F, which will be used on the server …more

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PCs plagued by bad capacitors

Do you own a Dell Optiplex, HP xw series workstation, or iMac G5? Do you have video problems or random, but prevalent, Blue Screens of Death and shutdowns? If so, then you may be entitled to a motherboard replacement by these manufacturers. The aforementioned companies installed motherboards into these machines that had defective capacitors from …more

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Big tech names join up to share Linux patents

Sony, Phillips, and IBM are teaming with Red Hat, the creators of the popular Open Source Code OS Linux, to bring Linux to a wide variety of devices such as medical equipment, traffic devices, and consumer electronics. This is a deal to use share Red Hat’s patents on this operating system free of charge. I …more

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Sony sued over copy-protected CDs

Sony BMG is being sued for using a hacker technology, called a “root kit”, to copy-protect over 20 album titles. Heads up to everyone, just so when you pop that next CD into your PC’s optical drive you will recognize the anti-virus pop-up saying there’s a virus in the files, as it’s reading the XCP …more

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Gamin: virtual space station sells for $100,000

HAve you heard of Project Entropia? If not Project Entropia is a massive virtual universe with a real cash economy. It’s virtual universe has been developed since 1995 and every month new content is added and old stuff is sold! This is insane! A Miami resident has bought a virtual space station for $100,000 and …more

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Microsoft warns of latest flaws

Three Windows security holes have been highlighted by Microsoft and users are urged to download patches right now! Microsoft issued the patches as part of its monthly security bulletin, with the most serious of the flaws awarded a ‘critical’ status. The latest warning is related to how the operating system renders the Windows Metafile (WMF) …more

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Nvidia Share Holders Enjoy Revenue Increase

Nvidia gave investors something to cheer about on Thursday, announcing that its third-quarter profit more than doubled and predicting that its profit margins would continue to expand. Investors cheered the news, sending the company’s stock up $1.56, or 4.5%, to $36.34 in after-hour trading. In the quarter ended Oct. 30, the graphics chipmaker earned $65.3 …more

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