Build Your Own Computer (DIY) Guides Updated

Just wanted to let our readers know that we recently updated our Do-It-Yourself system guides for March. One of the most common questions the staff members of LR get asked is, “What kind of system can I buy for x dollars?”. To help answer this question we have been doing monthly system guides. These guides …more

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nVidia and Intel Work Together To Bring 3D Gaming To Phones

NVIDIA announced that it has combined the processing capabilities of the NVIDIA GoForce family of handheld graphics processing units (GPUs) with Intel Corporation?s newest processor family (codenamed Monahans) based on the third-generation Intel XScale architecture, to deliver a powerful development platform to content developers. This means that Intel and NVIDIA are working together to bring …more

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Micron Buys Lexar For $688 Million in Stock

Micron will acquire Lexar for stock worth around $688 million, expanding its products in the market for a popular variety of flash memory. With this purchase Micron will have a strong NAND memory division. Micron will issue 0.5625 shares for each Lexar share outstanding, valuing Lexar at $8.43 a share based on Tuesday night’s close. …more

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BenQ to sell phones equipped with Google software

BenQ Mobile continued a product offensive on Wednesday designed to show it has shrugged off problems inherited from Siemens, the owner of the mobile phone business until last summer. Showing off six new phones and a phones with Google software it seems that BenQ is heading in the right direction. The company showed off six …more

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Dual Socket F AMD Motherboards Spotted At CeBit 2006

Our friend Charlie over at The Inq. snapped a photo of an AMD Socket F motherboard while at CeBit. With 1207-pins on each socket these motherboards have a lot of pins to look at! This one is a dual Socket F board called the KFN4-DRE, and the spec sheet has some goodies on it. It …more

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Spansion files lawsuit against Macronix over MirrorBit brand

Spansion, the flash memory chip unit spun off from Advanced Micro Devices Inc, today announced it has filed a trademark infringement lawsuit against Macronix International and Macronix America in a US court over its MirrorBit. Spansion (SPSN) has only been on the stock exchange since December 05, but they already have a $100 million suit! …more

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Western Digital Launches The My Book External Storage Drive

Western Digital Launches The My Book External Storage Drive

Western Digital today announced that it is shipping its newest line of external hard drive storage called My Book. Designed to be as easy to use as common household appliances for mainstream consumers, the first models of the My Book family are available now in capacities from 160 to 500 GB at select retail stores, …more

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nVidia Demonstrates the nForce 500 Chipset Family

nVidia will be conducting technology demonstrations this week at CeBit showing off their new family of NVIDIA nForce family media and communications processor (MCP) which will be available mid-2006. The new NVIDIA nForce 590 SLI MCP is the chipset that all of the enthusiasts will be looking at. Follow the link below for the full …more

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Asetek Displays a 5.46GHz Computer At CeBIT 2006

It seems that Asetek, Kingston Technology, Western Digital, and Intel have been paired up to make a system that is running 5.46GHz on the show floor at CeBit. Using enthusiast parts like Kingston’s HyperX memory and Western Digital’s Raptor X hard drives they have built a dream system that any enthusiast would love to own! …more

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Sapphire Claims Their X1600Pro Is The First HDMI Video Card

It looks like Sapphire will be the first ATI partner to ship such a video card that fully supports HDMI. It plans to show off the Sapphire Radeon X1600Pro HDMI card at the Cebit show in Hangover this week, and says it will be ready to ship those cards in April! Sapphire’s X1600 features Shader …more

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MWave Selling nVidia GeForce 7900GTX SuperClock For $795

One of our forum members has spotted the upcoming nVidia GeForce 7900GTX on sale and in stock over at MWave this morning. Two EVGA cards are listed one being part number 512-P2-N575-AX, which is the SUPERCLOCK version (overclocked) with 512MB of GDDR3 and PCI-E W/HDTV & DUAL DVI. Usually leaks like this happen just before …more

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ATI Aquires XGI

ATI have confirmed rumors that they have aquired XGI. The press release doesn’t mention what will become of XGI, but does say that ATI will take on some XGI employees. TORONTO & SHANGHAI, China–(BUSINESS WIRE)–March 6, 2006– ATI Technologies Inc. (NASDAQ:ATYT) (TSX:ATY) today announced the acquisition of Shanghai-based Macrosynergy, an XGI Technology alliance company, as …more

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Obscurity Security

The topic of security on a Mac has always been quite controversial. Many credit the lack of security problems and virus issues to good design, while others lean towards the notion that it’s because the market share is too small, and thus not an appealing target. Today, the latter have gained some fodder. Most hackers …more

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AIM a la carte?

It’s no mystery to anyone that AIM has become quite bloated over the years, but other than a few reverse engineers trying to profit from AOL’s IM network, users have been limited to running older versions of the software if they didn’t like the new one. The problem with older versions was that they often …more

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