Tech nightmares: Windows XP Service Pack 2

“ Windows XP was getting leaky, like an old, rotting ghost ship beset by code-eating worms and skulking security monsters. So to exorcise this ship’s demons, Microsoft had to purge the ghouls, then patch like never before. Hence, we have the good ship Windows XP SP2, which set sail two months ago. Anyone who owns a …more

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Internet use cutting into TV viewing and socializing

“The average Internet user in the United States spends three hours a day online, with much of that time devoted to work and more than half of it to communications, according to a survey conducted by a group of political scientists. The survey found that use of the Internet has displaced television watching and a …more

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Report: Craigslist costing newspapers millions

“Free community Web site Craigslist has cost San Francisco Bay Area newspapers up to $65 million in employment advertising revenue, according to a report released Monday. Craigslist, which generates more than 1 billion page-views each month, also has cost the newspapers millions more in merchandise and real estate advertising, and has damaged other traditional classified …more

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Have we already seen Intel’s Dual Core CPU?

  “As the Inquirer disscusses details on the upcoming Smithfield dual core processor, one wonders as to the legitimacy of the recent DCPU for sale on EBay. You decide, images of the chip may be found here.” The Inquirer

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Intel starts sampling 600-series chip, AMD moves ahead on dual-core Opteron

“ Intel has sampled one of its 600-series CPUs to some of its clients in Taiwan and has also given more details of technology support for its 945/955 chipsets for the dual-core Smithfield CPUs, which are slated for launch in the second quarter of next year, according to sources at Taiwan motherboard makers. Intel will use …more

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The top-ten DigiTimes.com articles and interviews of 2004

“ In 2004, DigiTimes.com wrote over 4,080 articles in English, and DigiTimes.com was visited almost eight million times, with the site delivering 21.7 million impressions (year-on-year growth in the number of visits in 2003 has been 11.8%, while impressions are up 34.3%). Articles have, on average, been viewed around a couple of thousand times each, but …more

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Intel’s dual core Smithfield two slabs together

“ THE BURNING QUESTION about dual cores is how will Intel implement Smithfield and its spawn. Since it is just two cores on a slab, it could be done in a bunch of ways. Intel is not going to take the easy way out, put two cores in a package and wire them together, but they …more

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ATI’s SLI to work without connector

“ ATI’S WAY OF doing SLI called AMR (ATI Multi Rendering) will work differently from Nvidia’s now world famous SLI. ATI will make its SLI work without a small printed circuit board (PCB) to interconnect the cards. SLI uses two PCIe graphic ports and in the case of Nforce 4, works at PCIe 8X for each …more

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Nforce 5 to clock Pentium 4 bus to 1200MHz

“ THE NFORCE 5 CHIPSET will be a highly overclockable chipset. Our sources confirmed that the Nvidia Pentium 4 chipset will go up to FSB 1200MHz, using 300MHz rather than 200MHz multiples. “ The Inquirer

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Nvidia’s 6200 AGP to come

“ WE HEARD that Nvidia plans to bring all of the Geforce six series back to AGP. Nvidia wants to make Shader 3.0 available for all of its customers as many of them still have AGP systems. The company is working on a printed circuit board (PCB) that will enable its customers to make 6200 AGP …more

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Albatron could acquire Chaintech

“ CONSOLIDATION may be on the way for a number of the Taiwanese second and third tier players. Earlier today we reported that Palit is likely to snap up graphics firm Gainward, and now we’ve heard a fresh rumour out of Old Taipei. That is that Albatron is interested in acquiring the business of Chaintech – …more

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Phel Threatens WinXP SP2

There is another Trojan out there called Phel that exploits how help files are called from web pages. There is still no patch for this exploit, originally found a couple months ago by a Chinese security company. The program–dubbed Phel, an anagram of ‘Help,’ by antivirus firms–infects visitors to a maliciously-created Web site through Internet …more

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More CPU Facts & Fantasy

“ For those of you AMD Athlon FX fans, it does not look that we will see much core speed scaling in the coming year, although we are hearing rumors of a possible 250Mhz FSB Athlon FX. AMD roadmaps show to be sticking at “FX-57″ through Q4’05. I would assume this to be a 2.8GHz part. …more

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PlayStation 3 GPU: NV40 and NV50 Hybrid with XDR DRAM, Says Report

“Some peculiarities of the PlayStation 3 graphics processing unit developed at NVIDIA Corp. showed up on the web. It appears, that the visual processing unit will merge NVIDIA?s present and future generation architectures and will have built-in memory controller that supports Rambus? XDR DRAM. PlayStation 3 GPU Details Materialize A report over Japanese web-site PC …more

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