Intel Announces New Transistor Technology Breakthrough

Intel just sent out a press release stating that they have come up with a new, ultra-fast, yet very low power prototype transistor using new materials that could form the basis of its microprocessors and other logic products beginning in the second half of the next decade. Intel also said this find will extend Moore’s …more

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64th anniversary of the Pearl Harbor attack

Today marks the 64th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor where 2,390 people were killed and another 1,178 were wounded. It seems that after 9/11 many people have seemed to foget what happened on December 7, 1941, which is a shame. Survivors of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor will join sailors, community leaders …more

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South Korea fines Microsoft $32 million

The Korea Fair Trade Commission has fined Microsoft $32 million (33 billion won) for abusing its market dominant position, and ordered the software giant to modify the way it packages its Windows products. Not a huge fine, but these have got to add up over time. According to a statement released Wednesday by the KFTC, …more

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2 Million Virgin Atlantic Frequent-flier miles translate to spaceflight

Richard Branson?s Virgin Atlantic Airways said on Tuesday that it is offering its frequent fliers free trips to space in two and a half years? time. I average nearly 40,000 miles a year on AA alone, so that means in 50 years I can get a free ticket to space if AA would offer such …more

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AMD Shows Off Their 65nm Processor Progress

In papers presented at the International Electron Devices Meeting (IEDM) in Washington, D.C., IBM and AMD today detailed their progress in bringing new, advanced semiconductor process technologies and materials to the 65 nanometer technology generation. Looks like a bit more than SOI is going to be needed to reach the 65nm package size! The companies …more

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Microsoft Dynamics CRM 3.0 Released With New Pricing

Does your company use customer relationship management software? If you do you might want to take a look at Dynamics CRM 3.0, which was released late Monday. If you are a small company don’t worry because for the first time Microsoft is allowing subscription-style pricing, which will help smaller companies. It also adds marketing management …more

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Microsoft faces lawsuit over Xbox 360 system freezes

The lawsuit, filed on Friday in a federal court in Illinois, seeks unspecified damages and litigation-related expenses, as well as the replacement or recall of Xbox 360 game consoles. If you can’t wait to get yours recalled or fixed we suggest lapping the heatsink or installing some water cooling. That should take care of the …more

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Stealth Rootkits Are Bombarding XP SP2 PC’s

Did you know that more than 20 percent of all malware removed from Windows XP SP2 (Service Pack 2) systems are stealth rootkits? We suggest that you run your spyware/malware removal utility now after making sure it’s been updated! Clean computing is fun computing. Jason Garms, architect and group program manager in Microsoft’s Anti-Malware Technology …more

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Intel’s move to 45nm will bring 6MB of Cache on Desktop CPU’s

You think 2MB of cache on a CPU is enough? Looks like some Intel roadmaps are talking about 6MB of cache on 45nm CPU’s by 2008. Recent months have proved that Intel’s roadmap can change on short notice, so don’t make any bets on this. ‘Wolfdale’ and ‘Ridgefield’, for example, two dual-core, single-die desktop chips …more

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ATI Launches Radeon Mobility X1600 GPU

ATI Technologies Inc. just minutes ago launched the Mobility Radeon X1600 graphics cards for notebooks. It is the first 90nm mobile graphics processor and also the first ATI notebook GPU to feature AVIVO technology. Our tests showed a score of just under 3800 points in 3DMark 2005 when using the ATI Mobility Radeon X1600 with …more

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AGEIA Finds Another Delay in Launching Their PhysX Card

It seems that some of AGEIA’s key partners, such as Asus, has decided to postpone retail cards until Q1 2006 since no games can take advantage of the Physics Processing Unit (PPU). AGEIA has had cards ready since May of 2005, but the industry hasn’t been in a rush to take advantage of their technology. …more

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Hynix debuts 512Mbit GDDR4 DRAM for Video Cards

Hynix Semiconductor announced the availability of its 512Mbit GDDR4 DRAM for graphics applications on December 2. Hynix will soon begin to sample its GDDR4 products to leading graphic chipset suppliers and the company plans to start mass production in early 2006. Keep in mind that current video cards like ATI’s X1800XT are already designed to …more

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NTL and Virgin Talk About a Merger

NTL has confirmed it has approached Virgin Mobile over merging the firms. It will be interesting to see what happens on this one as NTL and Virgin would become a strong single company if merged correctly. Virgin confirmed it had received an approach from NTL that “may or may not lead to a formal offer …more

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Federal Court Finds Illinois’ Gaming Restrictions Unconstitutional

A federal judge ruled Friday that Illinois’ restrictions on the sale of violent and sexually explicit video games to minors is unconstitutional and barred the state from enforcing the law. This is great news for gamers and now that the ruling at the federal level should keep other states from trying the same. Game on! …more

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