Intel’s Recently Registered Patents Cause Disputes

“ Intel Corp., world?s largest maker of microprocessors, recently applied for its new trademarks that various observers called mysterious ? Intel Inside VIIV and Intel VIIV. No one truly knows what the mystifying letters VIIV mean and different versions mean very dissimilar things: from 64-bit computing to dual-core CPU designs or even platfoms with certain technologies implemented.  ?Intel …more

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Kingmax makes mint out of ancient memory

“ THERE’S GOLD in ten-year-old technology, according to memory module manufacturer, Kingmax. Despite offering cutting-edge DDR-II and mainstream DDR-I modules, Kingmax is still able to generate about 20 percent of its revenue from the truly ancient SDRAM. The reason, says sales and marketing VP, Lawrence Chang, is that hardly anybody else is making them. As a …more

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Pocketful of porn

“Is that a porn star in your pocket, or is it just your phone ringing? Wow. In hindsight, maybe we should’ve seen this coming. Last week we reported that adult film star Jenna Jameson was featured in print ads for iRiver’s portable media players. Now it seems the entrepreneurial starlet is charging forth with a …more

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nForce 4 TCQ Data Corruption Issue?

“ It appears there might be a data corruption problem when enabling TCQ on the nForce 4 chipset at least with the Asus A8N-SLI Deluxe. Check out this forum post for more detais. I’ve yet to try TCQ as all of our Western Digital Raptors are in a server. You can learn about TCQ in this …more

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ATI is Worlds Biggest Graphics Supplier for 2004

“ New Mercury Research market share numbers released today for Q4 2004 show ATI Technologies Inc. (TSX: ATY, NASDAQ:ATYT) was the world’s largest discrete graphics supplier in 2004. ATI continues to move forward with six sequential quarters of year over year growth – shipping over half of the world’s discrete graphics. “With a virtual clean sweep …more

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AV firm warns of fresh Bagle variant

“ SECURITY FIRM F-Secure said it has issued a level two alert for a variant of Bagle which it said is propagating like crazy across the world. The firm said Bagle.AT is a polymorphic worm arriving in emails and with a number of different headers. It’s similar to the other Bagles around, and attaches itself to …more

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DoJ to investigate Longhorn

“ US FEDERAL and state antitrust regulators are to meet with Microsoft to have a quiet word about some of the antitrust problems that might arise if Vole releases Longhorn. According to PC World magazine, the Department of Justice (DoJ) is apparently hoping to see off a repeat of the long-running US DoJ vs Microsoft antitrust …more

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AMD readies launch of Sempron 3300+ 754

“ IT’S NO SECRET that AMD is set to convert all of its cut down Sempron microprocessors to a 754 pin format during the course of this year. But our information is that a 754 pin Sempron 3300+ is rolling out this quarter, while it will also produce a Sempron 3200+ using 939 pins for certain …more

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The mid-week review roundup

Today’s Must Read Review: Insanetek has a nice write up of OCZ’s PC3200 Enhanced Latency Platinum Edition Revision 2. Does the performance match the impressive name?  “Today we have OCZ’s Enhanced Latency Platinum Revision 2 PC3200.OCZ’s EL series focuses on low latencies at all of their rated speeds,making it an overclocker’s dream.  The Platinum series …more

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Microsoft extends grip on Windows XP licensing

“ SOFTWARE FIRM Microsoft is taking further steps to protect its intellectual property by cutting down on upgrades available for pirate copies of Windows XP. The firm announced its plans in the USA yesterday, confirming our earlier story from last October. Its “Genuine Advantage” scheme means that non legitimate version of XP won’t get any upgrades …more

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Athlon 64 FX55 Named Best Desktop Processor

“ AMD announced today that high-tech market research firm In-Stat selected the AMD Athlon(tm) 64 FX-55 processor as best desktop processor of 2004. In-Stat Microprocessor Report recognized the AMD Athlon 64 FX processor for its superior performance, feature-rich architecture, support for 32- and 64-bit capability and Enhanced Virus Protection. The newsletter from In-Stat is now available …more

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Most-Recent Market Reports Shows Gap Between ATI and NVIDIA Shrinking

“ The most-recent study from leading market tracking company Mercury Research shows that the market share gap between leading graphics processors suppliers ATI Technologies and NVIDIA Corp. is closing, as the latter gains share across all segments, while the former loses parts of the markets it controls. Still, both firms as well as market leader Intel …more

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Via prepares to raise processor clock frequency to 2 GHz

Via Technologies is preparing to improve the performance of its CPU family to achieve a 2-GHz clock frequency this year, which would help allay some user complaints that its low-power benefits don’t completely make up for its lack of horsepower. EE Times

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Google hires Firefox programmer

Ben Goodger, one of the key figures of Mozilla Foundation and a programmer for the Firefox browser, posted about his newly acquired job for the search giant Google in his blog earlier today. According to the blog post, his goals will remain unchanged at Mozilla Foundation, and he will continue to push and work on …more

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