AMD comes with New PC Platform

“AMD, the world’s second largest maker of PC microprocessors, is preparing to roll-out a reference design of a computer that will serve for people in emerging markets and cannot afford even entry-level computers.” TechConnect Magazine

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Peeping Tom filter lets phones see through bikinis

“A developer in Tokyo has created an add-on for Vodafone handsets that’s meant to be used as a night filter to let people take pictures with their phones in the dark.” CNET News

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Your PC May Be Less Secure Than You Think

“A survey conducted by Internet service provider America Online found that 20 percent of home computers were infected by a virus or worm, and that various forms of snooping programs such as spyware and adware are on a whopping 80 percent of systems. Despite that, more than two thirds of home users think they are …more

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TiVo Hackers Tweak Together

“The hard-drive technique is simple. TiVo enthusiasts have developed computer programs that can initialize a hard drive so it will be recognized by the device. Hook the drive up to your computer, run the program, connect the hard drive to the TiVo and you’re basically done.” TechNewsWorld

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ABIT Makes Step Back Towards NVIDIA’s Chipsets

“ABIT, a maker of mainboards aimed at enthusiasts and gamers, unveiled its mainboard based on NVIDIA nForce3 chipset, a product that was under question after a dispute between ABIT and NVDIA Corp. earlier this year. The new product is expected to offer users sufficient performance and competitive price, says ABIT.” X-Bit Labs

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Intel’s Barrett: More to Life than Gigahertz

“For some, it was inevitable, as Intel had been enduring a string of missteps including the unceremonious cancellation of its 4-GHz Pentium “Prescott” chip this month. It was as if the Santa Clara, Calif., company had overestimated its market clout and its ability to understand the needs of its IT users. With just six months …more

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Devil Worshiper in Royal Navy

This is not a headline that you see everyday! I guess once you let Satanists in your armed forces, you can definitely say religion is not a factor in recruiting! “LONDON, England (CNN) — A devil-worshipping sailor in the Royal Navy has become the first registered Satanist in the British Armed Forces. Chris Cranmer, 24, …more

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Windows XP Release 2 coming

“If you thought that Service Pack 2 for Windows XP was the last of the big updates, think again. Speaking yesterday at the Gartner Symposium in Orlando, Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer said that a number of important security initiatives were underway for Windows, some of which would be part of a pre-Longhorn “Release 2″ for …more

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Google earnings surge on ad sales

No wonder Google stock was up to around $150 this past week.  Sales are up and they came out with the new desktop search option… Things are looking good for all you google share owners. “The world’s most popular internet search engine, Google, has seen profits and sales more than double in the third quarter …more

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Tight supply of ATI GPU’s may last another two weeks!

Looks like ATI is still having some supply issues on their top-end GPU’s, but it looks like most companies and consumers wont be impacted by the shortage. A current tight supply of graphics chips seems to have extended from the high-end to include mainstream models, with graphics-card makers using chips from ATI Technologies affected more seriously …more

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Today’s Reviews Around The Web!

Not too much news this morning.  Everything looks pretty dead after the benchmarking of the new AMD 64 CPU’s and the Nvidia Nforce 4 Chipset articles. Asus K8N-E Deluxe @ Club OC ASUS Extreme N5900 @ Viper Lair Edimax Wireless 802.11g Network @ Bjorn3D Corsair TwinX 1024 PC3200XL Low Latency Memory @ Big Bruin America’s …more

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Dell customers say they do want AMD machines

DOOOGGHHHH!!!! “WE HAVE received a completely large and unsolicited bunch of letters from readers responding to our story yesterday – Dell CEO says people don’t want AMD chips.” The Inquirer

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Singapore’s Defense Ministry chooses OpenOffice over Microsoft

Open source software is getting huge!!! My only concern is as it becomes more mainstream, hackers and other “evil-doers” will start targeting it like they are with Microsoft and other large developers. “Singapore’s Ministry of Defense said it is introducing open-source software on 20,000 new personal computers, becoming the world’s latest government organization to seek …more

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AMD patents Peltier cooler on chip

I see this idea dying on the drawing board. I personally think Pelts are not worth the issues they cause. there are other obvious issues which are touched upon in the article….. but we’ll see. “AN AMD PATENT approved on October the 5th last has interesting implications for the system builder future. US patent number …more

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