Intel chip glut may bring holiday cheer to PC buyers

Thinking about what to get that special loved one for Christmas this year? How about a computer system? This holiday season, expect to see a drop of around 10% in PC pricing due to AMD ambitious task to further increase their share in the market, as well as Intel’s abundant supply of processors. Potentially, the …more

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‘Zombie’ ring allegedly hit 1.5 million computers

With identity theft and worries of being hacked a constant in this time, the good guys can chalk another one up. Three Dutch hackers involved in a crime ring designed to steal passwords, credit card information, and other private information via a “zombie network” have been arrested recently. Specifically, if you’re an E-bay or Pay-Pal …more

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AOpen to launch mini PC in November

For those of you familiar to this site and have recently read the review entitled AOpen’s Pandora Box Makes it to the Market, you have a pretty decent background on the product and its capabilities. However, there has been a few changes, mainly in price. Slated to release November 1, the low end of the …more

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H-P urges Blu-ray to focus more on consumers

In the ongoing battle by DVD format corporations to protect “intellectual property”, there is a show of flexibility by one of those corporations to allow their format to be shared over a home network. The Blu-ray Corporation, whose technology aims to lock DVD information on the disk so it can’t be shared or copied, was …more

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Sony hopes to sell 3 million PSPs

Looks like Sony is trying to make some “change” this holiday season with its PSP handheld, projecting sales of 2.5 to 3 million units. Sony Corp. plans to sell between 2.5 million and 3 million PlayStation Portable handheld video game devices in its first North American holiday season, the head of Sony Computer Entertainment America …more

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NATO tests RFID to prevent friendly fire

Considering the US is entrenched in a war, it is good to see the point where “ground-pounding” meets technology. NATO has been testing out a variety of RFID technologies- everything from the bulky, tank-mounted and jet-mounted units, to a mere handheld unit that only requires 4 AA batteries for its power source- to greatly reduce …more

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Crude Oil Drops Below $60 a Barrel

Oil futures plummeted Thursday, briefly going below $60 a barrel for the first time since in nearly three months. Gasoline inventories increased when they were predicted to decrease, which is one of the reasons for the oil futures price drop. November crude fell $2.11 recently to $60.30. Unleaded gasoline was down 7 cents to $1.61 …more

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Is the Desktop Storage Market Going NAND Flash Based?

Samsung expects to take 20% of desktop storage market with NAND flash based drives by 2008! After hearing news of Samsung calling hard drives dead Rob Pait, director of global consumer electronics, said ?I think they [Samsung] were being completely irresponsible, extremely short-sighted and simply weren?t telling the truth.? Looks like a new battle is …more

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Convertibles: The new laptop bling?

A laptop that has a screen that can flip around 180 degrees and be used as a Tablet PC? Not only is it possible, it’s an inevitability, and will become more commonly known by 2008. Sales of these “convertible” laptops are projected to skyrocket 708%, from 1.2 million units this year to around 9.7 million …more

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Video game makers sue to overturn Calif. ban

Here’s yet another story involving GTA: San Andreas and the “hidden material” found therein . Two trade groups representing video game makers are suing over a law California governor Arnold Schwarzenegger signed into law recently banning the sale or rental of violent video games to minors. The Video Software Dealers Association and Entertainment Software Association …more

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Google can’t use Gmail name in U.K.

Apparently a Britain-based company is playing the name-game with search engine giant Google. The dispute is over the name of Google’s fairly popular free e-mail service, Gmail. Independent International Investment Research (IIIR) has laid claim to this service as one of the company’s subsidiaries has a web mail service with the same name. Internet search …more

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Quad High-Definition LCD Unveiled

This LCD TV is a football fan’s dream. It has the capability to enable a viewer to watch 4 High-Definition (HD) channels at the same time, at full resolution. Maybe it’ll allow for split-screen, full resolution multi-player gameplay on gaming consoles? We’ll find out 3Q of 2006. Asian firm’s monster set measures 56 inches and …more

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Grand Theft Auto returns

I know many of our members have been upset over the fuss that has occurred with the “Coffee Shop Hack” in Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas. Well, the popular game is coming back in Australia, but on much cleaner terms. However, the ruthless violence that has been GTA’s trademark will still remain. A CENSORED version …more

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Is ‘Wi-Fi on steroids’ really the next big thing?

I’m pretty sure the rural population of America has heard the same old song and dance from cable and DSL providers when trying to get high-speed internet services out to their home: “I’m sorry, but we don’t provide high-speed service in your area”. All of that is going to change soon, with the advent of …more

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