Intel Corp. Says Vanderpool Can be Enabled on Single-Core Chips

“While dual-core and eventually multi-core processors can do a lot in terms of making multitasking and virtualization more-efficient, dual-core chips are not required for Intel?s forthcoming desktop virtualization technology called Vanderpool.” X-Bit Labs

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ASRock to start marketing graphics cards in June

“Motherboard maker ASRock plans to venture into the production of graphics cards in June, aiming to ramp up output to 100,000 units a month in the second half of 2005, said company president Sterling Wu. However, details of the plan, including the exact amount to be rolled out per month, will be realized after a …more

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Google introduces video search service

“Now users can use video.google.com to search for transcripts and screenshots of a particular show and find the information in a simplistic format. Users will have the ability to search using a keyword or a key phrase, which will fetch the relevant search results” Cool Tech Zone

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New Ad Attacks

“Think you’re downloading a new song or video? Watch out–that file may be stuffed with pop-ups and adware. PC World has learned that some Windows Media files on peer-to-peer networks such as Kazaa contain code that can spawn a string of pop-up ads and install adware. They look just like regular songs or short videos …more

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Yet more weekend reviews….

Today’s Must Read Review: Danger Den, the standard bearer for high end water cooling, has introduced something that should interest anyone who wants W/C but is afraid of mixing water and electricity. Non-conductive cooling fluid? And it’s even fluorescent? “Danger Den has partnered with Midwest Cooling Technologies to bringtwo non-conductive cooling liquids for the H20 Enthusiast: …more

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Woman sells advertising on cleavage

“A GREENOCK QUINE is touting the skin above her cleavage as a swell way for people to advertise their wares. She will host the advertising for 15 days and is willing to display company logos, slogans or web sites, using a supplied temporary tattoo. You can find the advertising offer, here. “ The Inquirer

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AOpen 915-chipset Pentium-M motherboard

AOpen, always willing to go where no other mobo maker has gone before such as they did in 2002 with their 845-chipset based AX4B-533Tube motherboard which featured vaccum tube on-board sound with audiophile grade wiring and cap’s. Then in 2004 AOpen was the first to introduce a desktop board capable of supporting Intel’s Pentium-M CPU, coveted by overclocking enthusiast’s. Originally made for Notebooks …more

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NForce 3 Ultra cancelled

“WE HAVE BEEN hearing rumours in the watery channel about NForce 3 for a while now, and they seem to whisper in our ear that the NForce 3 Ultra part is going to be unavailable from the beginning of March. The chip is currently in short supply, the voices tell us, because of alleged yield …more

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MSI Denies Rumors Floating Around the Web

Leading mainboard maker Microstar International said Wednesday it commenced significant shipments of its mainboards based on ATI RADEON XPRESS 200-series chipsets two weeks back, a bit later than expected, and denied rumours about product recall. Sources close to the company added that they suspected rivals to be behind the buzz. “” X-Bit Labs

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First BTX Motherboards Hit Shelves

“Though Intel has been promoting the spec for a while, the company only recently rolled out its first retail BTX boards. It expects to offer three variants (all 10.5 inches long): standard BTX, with seven or fewer PCI Express slots (up to 12.8 inches wide each); MicroBTX (pictured, up to 10.3 inches wide), with four …more

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AMD Readies Socket M2 for Forthcoming Processors

“ Advanced Micro Devices has always been very reluctant to change mainboards infrastructure for its processors, but the things may change when the company introduces its next-generation Socket M2 next year, two years after it brought Socket 939 out, according to the slides over the Internet that resemble AMD?s roadmap. The Socket M2 is set to …more

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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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