AMD Processors Used On Matisyahu Live At Stubbs Album

AMD announced today that ?Matisyahu Live At Stubbs?, the 2005 live concert performance captured using AMD64 processors and released on Or Music, achieved Gold Record certification from the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) for selling more than 500,000 CDs. If you like Matisyahu be sure to check out the full press release in the …more

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Investigators enter US with dirty-bomb material

Four years after the September 11 attacks, investigators were able to easily enter the United States with enough radioactive material to make two so-called dirty bombs, according to a report on a government undercover investigation obtained on Monday. Looks like Homeland security is doing a real good job! If you want to tell your state …more

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Intel Santa Rosa Notebook Looks Awesome

Are you looking for a thin and light notebook with a 15-inch screen, two hard drives, and with battery life in excess of five hours? If you answered yes to that question the upcoming Intel Santa Rosa platform is something to look forward to. It would use Crestline GM chipsets using ICH8M, and support “Kedron” …more

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Intel quad-core CPUs ‘to ship Q1 2007’

Intel’s quad-core processor, ‘Kentsfield’, may come to market earlier than anticipated. Intel’s official release window spans the whole of 2007, but when the details of the chip emerged late last year, it was said to be earmarked for a mid-2007 debut. Now, apparently, it’s coming out in Q1 next year. So, at least, claim Taiwanese …more

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Asustek and MSI cut prices for motherboards in Europe

Asustek Computer and Micro-Star International (MSI) recently both lowered prices for their motherboards sold in Europe by 5% in order to stimulate demand. Some of our European forum members have a thread in the forums that talks about tax and prices in the European Union here. Feel free to stop in and share your thoughts …more

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Microsoft Windows Is So Slow, but Why?

The New York Times has a two page story that tries to explain why Microsoft Windows is slow. It seems they believe it is slow because, “Windows is now so big and onerous because of the size of its code base, the size of its ecosystem and its insistence on compatibility with the legacy hardware …more

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Lexar Takes Down Guidance

Lexar, the flash-memory maker in the process of being sold to Micron, previewed a major first-quarter sales shortfall Tuesday. I hope Micron saw this coming before they inked the agreement to acquire Lexar for stock worth about $688 million! The Fremont, Calif., semiconductor company expects to lose $22 million to $30 million on revenue of …more

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Tuesday Reviews from Around the Web

XtremeComputing reviews the TerraTec Space 7.1 soundcard. Find out what they have to say about it and find other reviews from around the ‘net by visiting the Legit Forums! Sensaura is a great EAX emulator but will a novice be able to activate the option without and problems I don’t think so. This card could …more

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Monday Reviews from Around the Web

[H]ardOCP reviews the Alienware Aurora 5500 today! Find this and other reviews by visiting the Legit Forums! Of all the big name OEM builders, Alienware probably does the most to give you the same level of service and build quality as boutique builders. The hardware in the Aurora 5500 is solid, and they?re willing to …more

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Alienware Aurora 5500 Notebook Reviewed

If you have two thousand dollars to spend on a gaming notebook then you should take a look at the Alienware Aurora 5500 that [H]ard|OCP looked at today on their consumer site. If you like to build your own stuff be sure to check out the LR article on building your own here. The hardware …more

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ATI May Start To Buy Back Stock

ATI Technologies Inc., the world’s No. 2 maker of computer-graphics chips, may buy back as much as 10 percent of its stock, calling the shares ”attractive.” ATI shares (ATYT) are currently priced at $14.99 and are up 12 cents for the day. The Ontario-based maker of chips for personal computers may begin buying shares on …more

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AMD’s Channel Program Grows and Offers Better Service

AMD today announced more than 500 new participants have joined the AMD Commercial Systems Channel Program, further validating the company’s commitment to customer-centric innovation and collaboration among the growing worldwide AMD64 ecosystem of solutions integrators, value-added resellers (VARs) and distributors. “As a society, we are witness to information being transformed into utilities, with more pervasive …more

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FB-DIMMs slow down Intel Bensley servers

The Inq. reports that Intel’s Bensley was delayed not due to any problems with the platform itself, but due to FB-DIMM memory modules. Very interesting story and could be the truth behind why it was delayed! Yes, those pesky FBDs are late, hot, and in short supply, so several big box slingers, let’s call them …more

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Steve Jobs Sells $295,725,936 In Apple Shares

Apple Computer founder and CEO Steve Jobs sold 45 per cent of his Apple stock on March 19th. Jobs sold 4,573,553 shares at a price of $64.66, which translates to $295,725,936. After selling the 4,573,553 shares he has 5,426,451 shares left in reserve. Many rumors have been floating around the web about Apple these days …more

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