Indian Ocean Region: Tsunami Warning

It looks like Sri Lanka, Thialand, and Indonesia are telling those living in low lying areas to move to higher ground. Since a good chunk of our readers are in Asia we hope the best and that you have already made it to a safe location.  Sri Lanka issued a warning that the earthquake may spawn …more

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Adobe Photoshop CS2 coming soon

“ Adobe Systems Incorporated (Nasdaq:ADBE) today announced Adobe Photoshop CS2, a major upgrade to the professional industry standard for digital image editing and creation. Available as a stand-alone software application or as a key component of Adobe Creative Suite 2, also announced today (see separate press release), Photoshop CS2 software brings a new level of power, …more

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Hidden Web Browser in Sony PSP

“ The newly launched hand-held game console from Sony has some secrets up its sleeves. The Sony PSP seems to have a little nifty secret which allows PSP users to browse the internet with their web browser. Sony hasn’t announced of any such integrated browser with the PSP, however, some folks managed to find the hidden treasure. In …more

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Monday Morning News

I hope everyone had a great holiday weekend and made it safely back to the daily grind of work.  Not too much news going on today yet, so I thought I’d just link to some things going on here at the site.  For starters, we have a review on the Sapphire X850 XT PCIe video …more

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First Look: Sony’s Impressive PlayStation Portable

“It’s black and shiny with clear acrylic buttons; it plays games, music, and movies; and it’s coming to a store near you March 24. It’s Sony’s $250 PlayStation Portable, and after two days of intense testing, I’ve reached a conclusion: You’re probably going to want one of these, despite a few minor flaws. The first …more

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Amazon

  “Extra zeros on Amazon.com’s listing for a ViewSonic Tablet PC drew a blizzard of bogus “buyer” reviews of a system so powerful that one claimed “the singularity used to power this device is unstable” and another wrote “I was able to create my own flux capacitor to travel back in time.” Although the listing’s …more

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Intel looking for market to migrate to 600-series CPUs by 3Q, mobo makers disagree

“Intel is hoping the market will migrate from 500-series Pentium 4 CPUs to 64-bit 600-series by the third quarter of this year, with the chip giant promoting the fact that 915- and 945-series chipsets will support the 64-bit CPU platform, according to market sources. Sources at motherboard makers commented that quotes for the 600-series Pentium …more

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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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