New Intel Pentium 4 Chipsets from VIA to Be Announced This Month

“ About a month ago we have already shared with you some details regarding the upcoming Pentium 4 chipsets from VIA (see this news story for details). At CES 2005 in Las Vegas more interesting details about the situation in the chipsets market and VIA?s plans appeared revealed. Of course, VIA representatives specifically stressed their increasing …more

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Foxconn denies taking up shares of financially troubled Abit

“ Foxconn Electronics (the registered trade name of Hon Hai Precision Industry) denied yesterday that it has invested in the financially troubled Abit Computer by scooping up its shares in Taiwan?s stock market. Share prices of Abit opened limit-down but ended limit-up at NT$2.25 on the TAIEX (Taiwan Stock Exchange), Wednesday, after dropping for 20 consecutive …more

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Nforce 5 up and running

“ NVIDIA WAS HAPPY to confirm that Nforce 5 or Nforce for Intel platforms as the firm calls it, is taped out and up and running. It’s already a real thing. We asked around and learned that there are indeed some Nforce 5 reference platforms that have been sent to various addresses for evaluations and valuations. …more

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Windows Longhorn to make graphics card important

“ MAJORITY OF USERS don’t care about a graphics card because this majority uses only 2D operations, or should I say they need it just to draw and show picture on displays. Some will use the graphics card to accelerate video files or help decode DVD content. but that’s about it. The big mass or users …more

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Firm releases 64-bit drivers for WinXP 64

“ LIVERPUDLIAN FIRM Brainboxes said it has completed 64-bit drivers for Windows XP 64, and Windows Server 2003 64 bit. The firm said it has drivers ready for its PCI serial and parallel port cards, and will ship them with its current range of products. Eamonn Walsh, MD of Brainboxes, said: “We expect the move to …more

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Coming Soon: 64-Bit Desktop Computers

” The dawn of 64-bit Windows desktop computing is upon us. So say the likes of Advanced Micro Devices, Intel, and Microsoft. And this time, they really, really mean it.  It’s about time. Ever since AMD launched its Athlon 64 desktop processor in September 2003, it seems we’ve been on the cusp of the edge of …more

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Hands on With NVIDIA’s SLI

” The announcement of SLI and the nForce 4 in the middle of 2004 generated a lot of talk in the hardware community. There were the skeptics who thought that it would remain a limited release product and be relegated to a niche solution but when pretty much every single major manufacturer is producing a SLI board …more

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Will Longhorn Boost Computer Security?

“While the computing industry has been working to tighten up the security of its products amid increasing threats from viruses and hackers, a truly trustworthy infrastructure is still a few years off, Hewlett-Packard’s security head said in an interview this week The old architecture is too open for today’s open world. We need the hardware, …more

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AMD Stock Falls 26.38% In a Single Day!

Last Friday AMD stock closed at $20.13 and this morning the stock opened at $16.63.  Through a rough day of trading shares of AMD closed at $14.82, which is down $5.31! This is all following the chip maker’s warning that its fourth-quarter operating income would be “down significantly” from the third quarter. “Stocks sagged Tuesday as …more

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Microsoft Malicious Software Removal Tool TITAN, release today

“ Starting from January 11th, 2005, Microsoft will provide Windows customers with Malicious Software Removal Tools. New versions of these tools will be available monthly (second Tuesday of every month on the same schedule that Microsoft already delivers other security updates) or more frequently if necessary. These removal tools are an extension of virus or worm …more

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Yahoo moves into desktop search

“ INTERNET search site Yahoo has launched software to allow people to search e-mail and other files on their PCs. Yahoo is following in the steps of Google and Microsoft both of which have offered a similar service.” The Inquirer

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New Apple Mac Mini

Apple drops the bomb with its $499 Mac Mini with OSX. This thing is sleek small and i want one, just because OSX is one of the best operating systems i have ever used. “Live the digital life in stylish simplicity. Just 6.5 inches wide and 2 inches tall, Mac mini provides what you need …more

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Winter-een-mas

Tim Buckley, the writer and artist for Ctrl+Alt+Del, has set up a website for the soon to be world wide gamer holiday, its a bit bare at the moment but im sure events will start popping up as more and more people hear about Winter-een-mas. “Winter-een-mas is a celebration of video games and the gamers …more

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Intel’s Sonoma to Launch Next Week

” Intel plans to launch the second generation of its Centrino mobile processor platform at a January 19 event in San Francisco, the Santa Clara, California, company confirmed today. The new platform, code-named Sonoma, will include a new version of Intel’s Pentium M mobile processor, a new wireless chip, and a new chip set, which Intel …more

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