Wikipedia Used to Spread Malware

Get more than you bargain for when editing Wikipedia articles It appears hackers have used the ability for anyone to edit a Wikipedia article, along with its archival features to spread malware. Wikipedia have addressed the issue now, but if you visited Wikipedia recently specifically to download a falsely-touted patch for the Lovesan/W32.Blaster worm, you …more

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Microsoft backtracks on Vista transfer limits

Reversing a licensing change announced two weeks ago, Microsoft said on Thursday that it will not limit the number of times that retail customers can transfer their Windows Vista license to a different computer. This is great news as I was going to have to win the lottery to keep LR running with the old …more

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Windows Vista for business will be out Nov. 30

Microsoft Corp. has announced it will release the business version of the long-anticipated update to its flagship operating system at an event at the Nasdaq Stock Market on Nov. 30. In addition to Windows Vista, the company said it also will release the Office 2007 software suite, which includes word processing and spreadsheet programs, and …more

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Microsoft, Novell forge Linux pact

In an unusual partnership, old foes Microsoft and Novell have joined forces to work on harmonizing their products. The companies said Thursday they will collaborate on development of specific technologies, for example to help Microsoft’s Windows, a proprietary operating system, work with Novell’s Suse Linux, which is based on open-source code. On the business side, …more

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Electronic Arts Beats Estimates

Electronic Arts blew past Wall Street’s second-quarter estimates for its top and bottom lines while lifting sales expectations for the full year. Shares were recently up 8.4% in after-hours trading, adding another $4.47 to its $57.47 share price. The company’s Madden NFL 07, which sold 5 million copies in five weeks, and NCAA Football 07, …more

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Nvidia speeds up 80nm production schedule to compete with ATI

While ATI prepares to roll out five 80nm grahics processor units (GPUs) in November, Nvidia plans to speed up its 80nm-production schedule of by rolling out revised versions of its G72 and G73 chips to compete with the rival, according to a Chinese-language Commercial Times report. The revised versions of G73 (codenamed G73-B1) and G72, …more

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Corsair Ships over 1 million XMS memory modules in 2006

Corsair today announced total premium module shipments for calendar year 2006 year-to-date surpassed 1 million units. Corsair premium modules include the award-winning XMS, XMS PRO, XMS XPERT and the newly released XMS DOMINATOR line of products. This explosive growth reinforces Corsair?s position as the world?s largest performance module maker, and the 8th largest DRAM module …more

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Corsair Puts Innovative Heat-Sinks onto Performance-Mainstream Modules.

Corsair Memory, a leading producer of memory modules for enthusiasts, has unveiled its new 800MHz memory modules that carry advanced dual-path heat exchange cooling systems, potentially allowing users with budget constraints to obtain memory sticks with high overclocking potential. Corsair?s new Dominator PC2-6400 memory pairs are rated to run at 800MHz with CL4 4-4-12 latency …more

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AMD Slashes Opteron Prices

Advanced Micro Devices has quietly reduced pricing on its server microprocessors for various infrastructures, possibly, in an attempt to stimulate demand for its server processors while Intel Corp. is ramping up production of its server chips based on the new micro-architecture. The majority of AMD Opteron microprocessors have lost 20% – 30% of their previous …more

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Microsoft targets auctioneers of pirated software

Thinking of selling counterfeit software? Don’t. Worldwide crackdown by Microsoft with over 50 lawsuits. The actions include 15 lawsuits in the U.S., 10 in Germany, 10 in the Netherlands, six in France, and five in the United Kingdom, Microsoft said. Additional cases are being filed in Argentina, Australia, Belgium, Korea and Poland, the company said. …more

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IBM Keeps Chips Cool with New Technology

Don’t throw out your CPU cooler just yet… IBM claims the technique, called “high thermal conductivity interface technology,” allows a two-fold improvement in heat removal over current thermal paste methods. The innovation could pave the way for continued development of creative electronic products through the use of more powerful chips without needing complex and costly …more

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SoundBlaster X-Fi 2.09.0007 Drivers Released

Finally, for those who have been suffering with the buggy beta drivers… Creative has released a new Version 2.09.0007 driver for the SoundBlaster X-Fi range. These drivers provide improved OpenAL 1.1 support as well as some bug fixes. It is recommended that all X-Fi owners upgrade to this version. Download

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Windows Media Player 11 Released

Microsoft has released the final version of Windows Media Player 11 for Windows XP. Version 11 sports a redesigned user interface and incorporates seamless integration with MTV’s URGE music service. According to Microsoft, the URGE online catalog provides customers with over 2 million songs by over 110,000 artists. Microsoft is also boasting that its improved …more

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GE acquires take in DFI

DFI used to focus on motherboards but has extended its production to IPCs, which the company calls applied computing platforms (ACPs). Currently, ACPs and motherboards account for 80% and 20%, respectively, of total revenues, DFI pointed out. US-based General Electric (GE) has invested NT$347.13 million (US$10.44 million) for a 5.26% stake in DFI, a Taiwan-based …more

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