InterActiveCorp buys Ask Jeeves for $1.85 billion

Looks like Ask Jeeves is being sold for a mere $1.85 billion dollar deal.  Only time will tell it InterActiveCorp will be able to make it the next Google or Yahoo search engine. “InterActiveCorp announced Monday that it has agreed to a $1.85 billion buyout of Ask Jeeves, a search engine that has long been …more

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Next hot trend for Cell Phones — Reading Books

Your cell phone can do it all right?  It Syncs with your PC, can bluetooth movies to your friends, and has an office manager that does everything but turn on the coffee maker. Are you currently reading a novel on it?  If not you are missing out on the latest cell phone trend of book …more

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ASUS Enters Flash Memory Market

With Flash memory expected to grow at a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 160-170% over the next 3-5 years it is no suprise that ASUS is entering the flash memory market. ASUS used to sell DRAM before the 2001 memory bubble burst, so maybe Asustek can do better than their first dab in memory. …more

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Abit and Epox confirm Nforce 3/4 problem

“EPOX AND ABIT confirmed our previous news where we reported that Nforce 3 and 4 have some problems with Athlon revision E CPUs. These companies also confirmed that it can be fixed at the BIOS level so it won’t be such a great deal. “ The Inquirer

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Happy St. Patty’s Day!!

Hope everyone is having a fun and safe St. Patrick’s Day! And for those party goers, don’t drink and drive… and look out for those who are not as responsible as the LR readers! And I hope everyone wore some green today, or got punched…. err, I mean pinched! Seriously though, Happy St. Patrick’s Day …more

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Windows XP May Gain Longhorn Features

“Windows XP may be updated to support a new file system technology that Microsoft is working on for the next version of Windows. Called WinFS, the technology promises to make it easier for users to find data stored on their computer. WinFS was originally slated to ship as part of the next Windows release, code-named …more

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Bioterror CSIs Target Germs

“Back in 1346, it didn’t take a CSI unit to uncover the culprits behind one of history’s first cases of bioterrorism. Nobody could miss the plague-ridden corpses and heads catapulted over the walls of the ancient city of Kaffa, under siege by the Tartar army. Nor could Kaffa residents ignore the subsequent epidemic, which led …more

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The Blind Fragging the Blind

An awesome story..people like this are so inspiring. “Michael Feir is an avid gamer. He spent so much time playing games in college he created his own online gaming magazine. But Feir doesn’t play the best-selling games and has never seen World of Warcraft — he’s blind. It doesn’t matter. A growing library of computer …more

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Japanese Giants Launch Web Over Powerline System

“Three Japanese consumer electronics giants have created a new technology to transport Internet and media signals around the home via the electricity network, Panasonic said on Thursday. Sony (6758.T), Mitsubishi (6503.T) and Matsushita-owned (6752.T) Panasonic have set up the SECA powerline alliance.   They have developed a system to transfer 170 Megabits per second of …more

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90nm 2.6GHz Operon for sale

Oh baby…….here comes the new chips…. Venice and San Diego can’t be far behind. 90nm Opteron     None

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Nintendo unveils wireless gaming plans

The GameCube successor is said to have WiFi on board for game play.  Don’t get your hopes up though because the new console is not currently on the timetable for 2005, but should “certainly” be so for 2006. “The successor to the company’s Game Cube home console, code-named Revolution, will let users play with other people through high-speed …more

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Intel: x86 won’t encroach on Itanium

We all know that Intel’s goal is to provide a high-end processor for as many server makers as possible. Even with IBM’s departure, Intel still has Itanium partnerships with Fujitsu, Hitachi, HP, NEC, Silicon Graphics Inc. and Unisys.  With x86 soon coming and Itanium CPU’s in question CNET has a nice little three page article …more

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NVIDIA Introduces Two New GeForce 6 Series GPUs

“┬áNVIDIA Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA), a worldwide leader in graphics and digital media processors, today expands its award-winning NVIDIA GeForce 6 Series of graphics processing units (GPUs) by unveiling two new products: a 512MB version of the performance-leading GeForce 6800 Ultra GPU and a new lower-cost AGP version of the GeForce 6200 GPU which brings Microsoft …more

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CeBIT: Taiwan motherboard makers out in force to support Nvidia?s upcoming nForce4 SLI Intel Edition

“At least eight Taiwan motherboard makers have been preparing models using Nvidia?s new nForce4 SLI Intel Edition media and communications processor (MCP). All of the eight joined Nvidia on stage at CeBIT during the preview of the newest member of the nForce family. This was the first time the company disclosed the name of its …more

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