BT ‘quadruples’ broadband speeds

Great news for UK users of BT Broadband! BT are due to quadruple the speeds of their DSL service, according to BBC News. They claim the vast majority of users will be able to access LR @ 4mbits, over half will qualify for 6mbits and those close to their exchange (ASAM) can get upto 8mbit! …more

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Skype Features Intel Only Code — AMD Gains Ammo

In the latest version of Skype, a product of eBay Inc – users found 10-way conference calls, but only if Intel hardware was used. AMD users were treated with just a 5-way option. Both Skype and Intel claimed that this was due to new, superior Intel marchitecture. Sound a bit odd? Turns out that this …more

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AOL to add paid downloads to free service

Time Warner Inc.’s AOL plans to sell programing on its Web site by the middle of this year, a top executive said, as it hastens to secure a place in the market for video-on-demand over the Internet. Sounds like a great plan, but $1.99 seems a bit high priced to me. The expansion of AOL’s …more

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AMD’s Stock Catches Intel Chip Flu

It took the market about 20 minutes on Friday to figure out that Intel’s midquarter warning was bad news for Advanced Micro Devices as well. It seems that the math isn’t adding up and if Intel is lowering their guidance and their share is at 80% then AMD shouldn’t be gaining as fast as they …more

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$612 Million Deal Ends BlackBerry Shut Down Threat

BlackBerry maker Research in Motion has agreed to pay $612.5 million to patent holding company NTP to settle a long-running dispute that threatened to shut down the popular wireless e-mail service. This is great news for all those CrackBerry users who thought they were going to lose their crack! “The agreement has been finalized and …more

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Cell Phone-Using Passengers Risk Airplane Safety

After studying the use of cell phones and other portable electronic devices on commercial aircraft, a team of Carnegie Mellon University researchers has concluded that passengers are regularly violating the ban on using the devices and are creating risk to airplane navigation. I guess I’ll still have to yell at the guy talking on the …more

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China Looking Into Chinese Net Domains

China is ramping up creation of a parallel system of net domains to tempt more Chinese people to go online. By using Chinese language net domains it aims to reach those people who do not speak English – still the most widely used language online. Makes perfect sense to me! He said China had created …more

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Student suspended for viewing MySpace posting

A middle school student faces expulsion for allegedly posting graphic threats against a classmate on the popular MySpace.com Web site, and 20 of his classmates were suspended for viewing the posting, school officials said. Just goes to show when technology gets easier the younger the posters get! Police are investigating the boy’s comments about his …more

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Intel to unveil ultra-mobile PC on March 7th at IDF

Intel appears to be preparing to launch is ultra-mobile PC on 7 March, if the umpc.com website is anything to go by. It will be interesting to see just what Intel has planned on this one! Bring on the 6″ notebooks! More recently, the chip giant has been giving up the device the name “ultra-mobile …more

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Rumor: Voodoo PC Claims Dell May Buy Alienware

Rahul from Voodoo PC believes that Dell might think about buying Alienware to help their enthusiast image in our community. When you look at why it would work it all makes sense, but who knows what will actually take place. Dell has two problems, it is approaching stagnancy in their main markets, and is about …more

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Intel First-Quarter Revenue Below Expectations

Intel Corporation today announced that first-quarter revenue is expected to be between $8.7 billion and $9.1 billion, as compared to the previous expectation of between $9.1 billion and $9.7 billion, primarily due to weaker than expected demand and a slight market segment share loss. Not good news and another miss if the expected takes place. …more

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US Government warns of paid auto-surfing

Any site that has a popular forum is at risk of getting spammers or posting bots to register and advertise for whatever. Over at the LR Forums we have been dealing with this since the forums went online! Luckily, we have great mods and admins that these spamming ‘auto-posting’ users get deleted within just a …more

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Hynix to plead guilty to DRAM price-fix charges

Four Hynix employees will do hard time and together pay $1m in fines after agreeing to plead guilty to US Department of Justice charges that they conspired to fix memory prices, the DoJ said yesterday. D S Kim, Hynix’s General Manager, Worldwide Sales and Marketing; C K Chung, Hynix’s Director, Global Strategic Account Sales; K …more

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H-P, Gateway Settle Litigation For $16.7 Million

Gateway has agreed to pay Hewlett-Packard $47 million to settle a patent litigation between the two companies. It’s amazing to see Gateway go from $81 a share in 1999 to just over $2.25 a share in 2006. How times change! The deal, announced by both companies Wednesday, resolves all patent infringement claims between the two …more

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