HDTV arrives in Europe

Good news for European television viewers: HD is now in your neck of the woods. ProSiebenSat. 1 launched HD today, with the premiere broadcast being on Sunday. Now, they can get a taste of what their TV has been missing for a long time. ProSiebenSat.1 launched high-definition television in Germany on Wednesday, becoming Europe’s first …more

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Cisco Offers to Aid Gulf Coast Schools

Cisco Systems, a worldwide leader in enterprise networking technology, is donating $40 million to Katrina-ravaged Gulf Coast region schools, so they can restore the equipment and Internet services they once had. Cisco Systems and some of its executives plan to donate $40 million in cash, equipment and services to install wireless Internet access and other …more

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Microsoft joins book search plan

In yet another move to make more information digitized, Microsoft and Open Content Alliance (OCA) are teaming up to start putting books you would normally find in a library on the web. It’s not without it’s problems, however, as there’s been litigation against search-engine giant Google due to their intentions to carry out a similar …more

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Dell unveils new data recovery system

Planning on getting a Dell XPS 400, E310, or E510 Dimension desktop? Looking for a simple, convenient way to recover your personal files without having to set up the software and drive yourself? Dell has the solution for you, as of November anyway. As an option, by using RAID (what appears to be striping) and …more

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ATI?s Radeon X1800 XT Breaks 1 GHz Speed Barrier

Looks like ATI’s X1800 XT graphics processor is very overclocker friendly as a two Finnish over-clockers broke the 1GHz mark. ATI said that once faster GDDR-4 memory arrives next year, users can expect to see the hidden potential of ATI’s innovative new memory controller design. ATI said the processor and board PCB are GDDR-4 ready, …more

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LG Electronics Enters the U.S. Flash Ram/USB Market

In their continuing effort to gain U.S. market share, LG USA?s IT Brand Division will be entering the Flash RAM/USB market. The transfer, storage and use of digital media is everywhere and LG is jumping into the game with RAM USB drives and RAM memory cards. It will be interesting to see how well this …more

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OCZ Technology Launches XTC Memory Heat Spreaders

OCZ Technology Launches XTC Memory Heat Spreaders

OCZ Technology has some new patent-pending XTC (Xtreme Thermal Convection) Heatspreaders that allow increased ventilation and heat dissipation due to an innovative honeycomb design. The new design provides better air flow to the actual memory ICs. I’m starting to wonder why companies even put heat spreaders on memory modules these days. We have a thread …more

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Web-based software challenges Windows

One of Microsoft’s creations may just turn on them after all. Ajax, a developer of online “Office-like” applications, is knocking on Microsoft’s back door with its gradual release of web-based office tools. Don’t have Microsoft Office? Still need to type a letter with some form of formatting? No problem, it can all be done online …more

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Legal P2P opens for business

Well, it appears the time of free P2P sharing is coming to an end quickly. iMesh, one of the largest P2P (Peer-to-Peer) file-sharing services, is going “regulated”. They will start charging $6.95 a month for its file-sharing services, and while the old iMesh is still up, they will have to pay $4.1 million to record …more

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New Xbox processor offers powerful speeds

I believe I just found a reason to go with the Xbox 360 over the PS3: their processor is a monster! Three PowerPC engines, each can handle 2 tasks at once, and capable of over 3 GHz??? I think we already know who the winner is here, not to mention the price of the 360 …more

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Intel Delays Itanium “Montecito” Processor Release

Looks like those waiting on Intel’s new Montecito processor will have to wait a half year longer as the launch has been delayed. Looks like the entire Itanium processor family is going to get shifted down the road map after this is all done and over with. On Monday, Scott McLaughlin, Intel spokesman, said thousands …more

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Active Forum Topics

If you haven’t stopped by the forums lately you might want to stop in and take a look at the community we have going. If you are into modding then you will want to look at the thread on the PSone 5″ LCD Monitor for $13 @ Kmart. If you are wanting to upgrade your …more

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ProMOS Blames Intel For Low DDR2 Sales

DDR2 demand is still impacted by the shortage of Intel chipsets, and the situation will be not alleviated until the first quarter of 2006, DRAM vendor ProMOS Technologies said at its investor conference. Due to slower than expected ramp-up in DDR2 demand, we expect DDR demand to stay healthy throughout the whole last quarter of …more

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Korea Markets Own CDMA Chip

Korea looks to get out the long shadow of Qualcomm, a U.S.-based mobile giant that retains source technologies of code division multiple access (CDMA), by developing its own modem chips. This is bad news for Qualcomm (QCOM)as they might lose a good number of chip sales. Eonex, a venture start-up, Monday said its modem chips …more

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