First Look: PalmOne Tungsten E2 PDA

PalmOne, a leading maker of handheld computers has a new gadget on the market that should appeal to those with smaller wallets but good taste. Head on over to the forums for the link as well as links to other news around the web! “PalmOne has been a strong leader in developing Personal Digital Assistants …more

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iPod sales fuel Apple profit leap

Looks like Apple is having strong iPod sales, but stock value is still going down. Apple sold more than five million iPod digital music players in the first three months of 2005, helping it to boost quarterly income six-fold. Buoyant sales of iPods helped the firm raise its net income by 530% to $290m (153m; …more

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Firefox draws 2.6 million surfers in March

Looks like Firefox 1.0.2 is doing pretty damn good, because in two months they gained a million visitors to their website and everything seems to be going good. More than 2.6 million people visited the Firefox Web site in March to obtain more information about the open-source software and perhaps download it, according to Nielsen/NetRatings. …more

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AMD may cut Sempron prices in early May

Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) plans to lower the unit prices for Socket 754 Sempron processors in early May, with the maximum cut being 15%, according to Taiwan motherboard makers.  Good news to those looking for a mainstream single channel system! Price cuts for the Sempron Socket-754 models will be one of the keys in helping …more

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Intel debuts 854 chipset for CES Market

Looks like Intel is showing off some new chipset technology over at IDF Taiwan this week.  The first hot item shown off was a bunch of products using the Intel 854 chipset.  This chipset is aimed at the consumer electronics market, so they included set-top boxes and hard disk drive DVD players.  “The 854 platform is built …more

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Intel Begins Shipping First Dual-Core Chips

“Intel , the world’s largest chip maker, said on Monday it has begun shipping the first of a new generation of personal computer microprocessors that combine the power of two chips into one. Intel’s arch-rival, Advanced Micro Devices Inc. , is preparing to introduce a similar chip next week, a person briefed on the company’s …more

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PlayStation 3 & Xbox 2 to debut on May 16th

Big news today for all the console gamers as May 16, 2005 looks to be the date that the embargo lifts on the consoles.  Can you say PS3 and Xbox 2 ownage?  Head on over to the forums and vote for which one you are waiting on! “On May 16, at 3PM PST, Sony will …more

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Microsoft Files 8 Counterfeit Lawsuits

Looks like the Microsoft software test purchase program really does work!  I don’t think these eight lawsuits are going to reduce the 22% of pirated software currently being used by consumers. “Microsoft Corp., the world’s largest software maker, on Monday said it was filing lawsuits against eight computer system builders and resellers in seven U.S. …more

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Will AMD Win the Dual-Core Race?

“The race between Intel and Advanced Micro Devices to be first to market with dual-core processors is about to come to a close. AMD is expected to introduce its first dual-core Opteron processors an event in New York City scheduled for April 21, according to sources familiar with the company’s plans.  The event will come …more

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Thursdays Reviews From Around The Web

Featured Review Of The Day: HIS X850 XT IceQ II Dual DVI VIVO 256MB PCIe @ Bjorn3D “ Just as the HIS X850XT PE, this is not a cheap card. The best price I could find was  $605 at Newegg, which is about $50 less than the HIS X850XT PE. Here in Sweden the difference is …more

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Battle brews over unlocking PC secrets

“As computer makers move to embed security features deep within PCs, a fight is erupting over a rarely noticed but crucial piece of system software. The construction and installation of the BIOS–the basic input/output system that underlies all other applications–are closely guarded by a small number of PC makers, such as Dell, and speciality BIOS …more

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Feds uncloak the Patriot Act

“More information is dribbling out about the exercise of extraordinary powers granted to federal police nearly four years ago as part of the war on terror. As the Bush administration this week called on Congress to expand the USA Patriot Act, it disclosed how two of the most controversial sections of the law have been …more

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Reviews From Around The Web

Today’s Must Read Review: motherboards.org has a couple of really good reviews up covering a pair of Foxconn motherboards. If you are in the market for a new board, make sure you stop by and check them out Foxconn WinFast NF4K8MC-RS Motherboard @ motherboards.org “As far as features go, the Foxconn NF4K8MC-RS is middle of …more

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Magnetic heat exchanger will cool down your CPU

“ A JAPANESE COMPANY has developed a way of exchanging heat that will use a magnetic fluid and will be used to cool down your microprocessor without needing electricity. “

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