Fix Windows XP SP2 Installation Woes

“Lots of folks who have installed Windows XP Service Pack 2 have run into an annoying glitch that causes their PCs to restart repeatedly. Microsoft has a patch to fix the problem, which arises from a conflict between SP2′s installation program and an adware application that is lurking on many PC users’ hard disks. Many …more

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AMD Chips in For Portable Video Players

“Advanced Micro Devices has developed a low-power chip that it thinks will make portable video players more compelling by reducing the time needed to transfer content to the devices. The company is expected to announce the chip at the International Consumer Electronics Show this week. Advertisement Portable video players with the new Alchemy Au1200 processor …more

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Intel, Aerosmith to launch new marchitecture

“ ON JANUARY 6TH at Consumer Electronic Show in Las Vegas Intel’s boss Craig Barrett and Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler will announce the UmixIT marchitecture. Using antique techniques of online journalism we discovered that UmixIT is actually sound mixer powered by the famous music application Cakewalk. It?s a way to allow the average chap or chapess …more

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Consumer Electronics Show promises gizmo gasfest

  “ THE INQ begins its long trek out to Las Vegas tomorrow to cover the latest goings-on at the Consumer Electronics Show taking place this week. Before we trade cold, miserable England for cold, miserable Nevada, here’s a preview of what we’re expecting from the show. Although the show doesn’t officially start until Thursday, Wednesday …more

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Intel to introduce C0 stepping 915P/G chipsets in March

“Intel plans to introduce new versions of its 915P and 915G chipsets in March, shifting the core stepping of the ICH6 southbridge from B1 to the C0 stepping, according to market sources familiar with Intel?s roadmap. The shift to the new core stepping is aimed at enhancing the stability of data transmission for the USB …more

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Taiwan police seize 60,000 suspect AMD CPUs

“ Based on tips provided by Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) Taiwan, the police Friday raided an electronics company located in Tainan, southern Taiwan, and seized a total of 60,000 suspect AMD CPUs, according to the police and sources at AMD Taiwan. The suspect AMD CPUs, including K7 and K8 models, were defective CPUs that would normally …more

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Three-Way Gaming Mouse Showdown

“ Your rig is all decked out and tweaked to the max, but how’s your mouse? Are you still using a ball mouse to game with? Fear not! ldonyo takes a look at three optical gaming mice to help you frag your best! “ TechConnect Magazine

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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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