Fix Apple’s blunders, receive cease and desist.

Well, what exactly did you expect from Apple? Apparently, a netizen had gained access to an Apple “Service Source manual for the MacBook Pro” and found that it instructed the application of gobs of thermal paste being applied within parts of the notebook. With resulting temperatures in upwards of 95 degrees Celcius, the only response …more

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Problems plague World of Warcraft

Players are being left frustrated and angry by ongoing problems with online game World of Warcraft. Some are suffering long delays to get into the game, others report countless small hold-ups during play and the disappearance of the interactive parts of the Warcraft world. Intermittent server crashes have thrown players out of the game at …more

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al-Qaida modifies war video games to be anti-U.S.

A Pentagon research team monitors more than 5,000 jihadist Web sites, focusing daily on the 25 to 100 most hostile and active, defense officials said Thursday. And the makers of combat video games have unwittingly become part of a global propaganda campaign by Islamic militants to exhort Muslim youths to take up arms against the …more

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Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion Now Rated Mature For Nudity

The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion video game will not be recalled, but will be relabeled to reflect a stricter “mature” industry rating, Bethesda Softworks, the game’s developer and co-publisher said in a statement on Thursday. For those that haven’t played Oblivion the graphics are amazing and those that have it say it’s great. The Entertainment …more

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ATI delays shift to 80 nanometre

The Inq. did not learn the exact reason behind the delay, but did learn that ATI might have a yield problem with its upcoming 80 nanometre process. A delay is never good news, but it happens often in the hardware industry. So, RV535, ATIs 80-nanometre mainstream part, RV560, ATIs 80-nanometre performance part and RV570, ATIs …more

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DRAM module makers bidding high to secure DDR2 supply

Several DRAM module makers are offering up to 20% higher than spot prices to secure long-term DDR2 supply due to tight supply and expected stronger demand, DRAM makers said. When AMD’s socket AM2 comes out and when Intel’s Conroe ships you better believe that DDR2 sales will take off. Although DRAM makers are ramping up …more

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Kingston Holds Number 1, But Corsair Enters Rankings at 8th

According to the most recent ranking from iSuppli, long-time market leader Kingston Technology has maintained its crown in the DRAM-module market and American memory companies Corsair Memory, PNY Technologies, and Patriot Memory make the list for the first time ever! Corsair Memory has 3.6 percent of the market share now and brought in a cool …more

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Electronic Arts Has $641 Million In Sales, But Loses $16 Million

Times have been tough for the video-game industry of late. Electronic Arts, the leading game publisher, predicted on Wednesday that things aren’t going to improve anytime soon… This sucks! In the just-completed period, EA lost $16 million, or 5 cents a share, on sales of $641 million. In the same period a year earlier, EA …more

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Ageia Physx retail cards available From BFG Technology

Novatech in the UK already has some AGEIA based PhysX cards and they were also spotted on the Best Buy website for $299 before the page was pulled down. If you do a search for AGEIA on best buy this second you will get a result listing as such; BFG AGEIA PhysX 128MB GDDR3 PCI …more

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Could Nanotechnology Produce Deadly Nanoparticles?

Most nanotechnology poses no known risk to humans but some researchers question whether nanoparticles may be different, because they are known to be able to cross over into areas of the body that larger particulates, which humans are exposed to every day, cannot reach. A very interesting read for those who follow nanotechnology. anotechnology companies …more

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Wal-Mart to sell build-your-own computers

al-Mart Stores Inc. will start selling build-your-own-computer components in more than one-third of its U.S. discount stores this month as it looks for ways to tempt shoppers to buy more than just low-margin food. Very interesting… Now I can go to Wal-Mart and buy a new CPU. The retailer began testing build-your-own computer counters in …more

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Microsoft to Launch adCenter Today

Microsoft today launches adCenter, an online advertising platform it has been testing for the past seven months. AdCenter will provide advertisers with tools and targeting capabilities that are similar to what is offered by Google. Unlike Google’s and Yahoo’s current advertising software, adCenter lets advertisers create online campaigns that can target someone using the Internet …more

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Verizon cuts Net phone charge

Verizon Communications Inc., the second-largest U.S. telephone company, said it dropped the cost of its Internet-based phone service that includes unlimited calling to $24.95 a month. Customers previously paid $29.95 to $34.95 a month for the VoiceWing service, the New York-based company said today in a statement. The cost doesn’t include taxes or surcharges. The …more

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Top 15 Cities in America for Video Gaming

Microsoft and Sperling’s BestPlaces today bestowed on Seattle the title of top video gaming city in the United States. Seattle edged out larger metropolitan areas such as New York, Chicago, Los Angeles and Washington, D.C., as the center of the interactive entertainment universe for both console and Microsoft Windows-based PC gaming in a survey analyzing …more

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