Samsung Electronics to Disclose Music Download Program

Samsung Electronics, Korea?s biggest digital products maker, aims to duplicate its dominance in memory chips to MP3 players by forging a digital media player application like iTunes of Apple Computer. A bold statement is made when Samsung is moving away from the NAND flash devices to the hard drives! Samsung, a latecomer in the MP3 …more

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Nvidia narrows ATI?s lead in desktop GPU market share

Jon Peddie Research (JPR), a research and consulting firm for graphics and multimedia, reports that ATI?s lead over Nvidia in the desktop segment narrowed as compared to the prior quarter. In Q305, ATI?s desktop graphics shipments grew 7.6% sequentially while Nvidia?s desktop shipments grew 28.3%. JPR estimates that approximately 50.9 million desktop graphics devices shipped …more

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Web banking to get security upgrade

Finally, a good solution to the ever-growing problem of identity theft and unauthorized transactions. Banks are seeking to implement technology and software that not only logs your username and password (which is the main form of security now), but they can also log and identify items like IP address, what machine and location you’re performing …more

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Supreme Court rejects Microsoft patent case

Microsoft was rejected today by the Supreme Court concerning the issue that certain components of Internet Explorer- components that the University of California and Eolas Technology, Inc. claimed they had patents for- infringed on a patent for such. If the school and tech firm gets their way, they may be able to take Microsoft to …more

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The Internet and the future of TV

Today there are ways of getting cable TV programming to our PC’s by way of an All-in-Wonder card or similar TV tuner card, but what if cable programming started to appear online, fully accessible through your broadband connection to the Internet, and on your TV rather than just on your PC monitor? It’s not all …more

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PSC: DDR2 bandwagon won?t arrive until 2Q 2006

Powerchip Semiconductor Corp. (PSC) has admitted to overcoming the current demand for DDR2 module, and says that DDR2 will not become commonplace until the second quarter of next year. Of course, this means share buyback, which is currently going on with Winbond, PSC, and ProMOS. Even after adjusting its DRAM output toward more DDR production, …more

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Blue Gene/L tops its own supercomputer record

IBM, which is internationally known for its business machines and large-scale servers and supercomputers, revealed Thursday in conjunction with Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, the newest version of Blue Gene/L. This massive supercomputer broke its own record for calculations (which was 138.6 Tflops, or trillion calculations per second) to over double of the original record: 280.6 …more

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ECS Adds Intel Pentium M Support with the Launch of I9S SIMA Card

ECS contiues to step up into the mainsteream. i’ve actually been very impressed with ECS since the release of their KN1 Extreme Series boards. …Taking full advantage of the SiS 649 chipset and supports 2GB of DDR400 (PC3200) memory, the new I9S SIMA card is a PCI-Express based add-on card for the PF88 Extreme Hybrid …more

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Vodafone to sell phones like Coke

Remember the news article posted earlier this week, entitled Vending Machines Sell IPods to Go? Well, a cellular phone company, Vodaphone, is providing select pay-as-you-go products by way of vending machines in the UK. Seems quite convenient, and the phones and SIM cards will be quite secure in the machine as it has the capability …more

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Selling green buildings with people power

Technology: meet Environment, Environment: Technology. According to studies that have been conducted, buildings that are built for efficiency (with water-saving technologies, air quality improvement systems, etc) have shown to increase office productivity at only a slightly higher cost than it is to build a normal office building. It’s buildings like these that are good for …more

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Internet use is up, but so are concerns

Home Internet access has jumped significantly since the late 90’s, to triple the users since 1997. However, with that comes increasing risks of identity theft, but that also goes to say, however, that these people have become more aware and smarter about usage and their personal information. In my opinion, I would love to see …more

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Yamaha and Fujifilm tout LabelFlash to Taiwanese ODD makers

Yamaha and Fujifilm are trying to create a little competition with Hewlett-Packard apparently. They are trying to convince major optical drive manufacturers to sign on with the alternative to LightScribe, a technology developed by HP to create surface labels on DVD’s: LabelFlash. Yamaha Corporation and Fujifilm are trying to convince leading makers of optical disc …more

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Yahoo Spotted Doubling the Price Online Music Subscriptions

Yahoo Inc. is doubling the price of its online music subscription service for portable MP3 players, ending a short-lived promotion that sought to lure consumers from Apple Computer Inc.’s market-leading iTunes store. We all knew the prices couldn’t last, so this really is not a big shocker. Effective November 1, Yahoo will charge about $120 …more

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Artist Shows The Gamers Behind The Avatars

Photo journalist Robbie Cooper has been traveling around China and Korea trying to catch the elusive gamer on film. Some of the photos captured the fascinating and largely unseen world of workers in China and Korea who earn their keep by looking after people’s characters in games while they are at work, or asleep. Oh …more

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