Socket M2 Processor Roadmap; FX-62 and Athlon 64 X2 5200+

According to Anandtech, it looks like the release of socket M2 will be a delayed reaction. The promising DDR2 platform will not launch until early second-quarter of 2006 (around April or so). So, for those of you who are looking forward to M2, the wait is going to be slightly longer than planned. To go …more

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Microsoft buys FolderShare

Further deepening the online software apps that Microsoft will be providing soon, they bought FolderShare from Texas-based software company ByteTaxi. The software allows the sender to send attachments that would otherwise be too large due to e-mail client constraints. The software maker purchased the FolderShare service from Austin, Texas-based ByteTaxi. Financial details of the deal …more

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Asustek to launch own-brand LCD TVs this month and 3G handsets next year

Asustek, a widely-known manufacturer of motherboards and other wares such as optical drives and video cards, plan to launch their brand of LCD TV’s either at the end of the month or near the beginning of December. Consider the sizes offered- 32, 37, and 42-inch- I believe if they can keep their prices low, they …more

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NVIDIA Selects Corsair as First Certified SLI Ready Memory Company

Corsair Memory just minutes ago announced that it has became the first company in the memory category to receive the NVIDIA SLI Ready certification. As a part of the SLI certification process, each component must pass stringent series of tests including diagnostics, benchmarking, burn in, and card interoperability. Cheers to Corsair for getting another certification. …more

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Microsoft patches may break Web sites — again

Web sites that use certain custom applications won’t display as expected in Internet Explorer after installing two Microsoft security updates. To fix the situation one can download Mozilla Firefox 1.0.7 or developers can recompile the affected ActiveX control and mark it as safe when run in an Internet browser. Pick your poison! The problems occur …more

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First Google Print books launched

The first full works to be scanned and put online as part of Google’s Print project have been unveiled. If you have not been over to the Google Beta Print site we suggest that you go take a look now! I really wish that this was online when I was in college. To be honest …more

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S3 Graphics Launches Chrome S20 PCIe GPU’s

S3 Graphics Unveils Chrome S20 Series PCI Express Graphics Processors. Advanced 90nm lead-free manufacturing enables unprecedented 700Mhz core frequency for Chrome S27 and industry-leading performance per watt across the series, enabling silent yet powerful 8 pixel shader performance. Yes, this would make the Chrome S20 Series the fastest clocked retail card on the market, but …more

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Kingston Technology: PC demand to remain flat this quarter

The insiders at Kingston seem to think that PC demand this quarter will be lack luster again even with the upcoming holiday season right around the turn. While DRAM is slowing down right now NAND flash is really taking off thanks to all the new electronics that require memory chips! Although industry observers pointed out …more

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Online versions of Windows, Office unveiled

Remember the story posted about Ajax, an online office application company, entitled Web-based software challenges Windows? Well, Microsoft is giving Ajax their answer by unpinning their Office apps from the PC and placing them online. With Ajax and Google, amongst other companies, knocking on Microsoft’s back door with this online software, it will be interesting …more

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Fujitsu and S3 Graphics tie up to make 3D graphics processors

Announced today, Fujitsu has teamed up with graphics processor maker S3 to roll out their new line of GPU’s featuring the 90nm process technology. Perhaps we’ll see a little competition with ATI and Nvidia, who both currently have a tight reign over VGA solutions. Only time can tell on this one. Fujitsu today announced that …more

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New MSI CrossFire motherboard to hit market in mid-November

Crossfire is here people! MSI has introduced their newest motherboard today, which supports ATI’s CrossFire technology: the RD480 Neo2. Shipments start at the middle of this month. Micro-Star International (MSI) today introduced the RD480 Neo2, an AMD Socket-939 motherboard that supports ATI Technologies’ CrossFire dual-graphics technology, with volume shipments slated for the middle of November. …more

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Firefox 1.5 Release Candidate 1 is available for download!!

The first release candidate of Mozilla Firefox 1.5 is now available for download. There will be at least one more release candidate before the final launch of 1.5, but for those who want to try out the upcoming release this is your chance. The download is only 5Mb and has a great deal of improvements. …more

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Intel Opens 65nm FAB 12 in Chandler Arizona!!!

Intel Corporation has re-opened an advanced, high-volume semiconductor manufacturing facility in Chandler, Ariz., converting it to a leading-edge 300mm, 65nm process factory. Called Fab 12, the factory is Intel?s second volume-production fab using 65nm process technology produced on the industry?s largest wafer size (300mm). This is good news to all enthusiasts and for Intel as …more

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Dell Warns of Layoffs & Motherboard Replacements

Dell is going to have to replace numerous motherboards in Optiplex GX270 and GX280 business desktop PCs, due to faulty capacitors. If you have any of these systems at work or school you might want to contact Dell before your capacitors fail. The replacements are necessary as some capacitors on some motherboards shipped in its …more

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