Shuttle to launch a new SFF at CeBIT

Shuttle plans to add another SFF to their current product line come CeBIT this year. The new form factor supposedly will be smaller and quieter than existing XPC products. The fact still remains though, you can only get a computer with an optical disc drive so small within reasonable costs and current technology constraints. Could …more

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Mozilla Firefox 1.5.0.1 Plugs Flaws

Firefox 1.5 gets its first security patch to fix a denial-of-service bug and several unknown vulnerabilities. Here’s what’s new in Firefox 1.5.0.1: * Improved stability. * Improved support for Mac OS X. * International Domain Name support for Iceland (.is) is now enabled. * Fixes for several memory leaks. * Several security enhancements. The open-source …more

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Google looks to launch into outer space

It seems that Google is looking at plans for potential collaborations with NASA scientists at Moffett Field to include research on everything from private commercial rocket launches to search engines in the classroom to nanotechnology in orbit. Google stock is going back up, so looks like they easily have the money to pull something off …more

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Nyxem Virus Set To Strike Tomorrow

The Nyxem Windows virus is set to unleash its payload and is goinh to start deleting files at midnight on 3 February. The Nyxem-E virus first emerged on 16 January and has managed to infect and now this counter stands at more than 300,000 victims. We suggest installing or updating your virus software RIGHT NOW …more

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EU: Microsoft Can’t Charge Fees For Source Code

To comply with the European Union’s antitrust rules, Microsoft says it will allow access to some source code–for a fee. But the EU now says the company can’t charge for the look-see unless the code is ‘innovative.’ Last week, Microsoft said it would license the source code to some portions of its Windows Server Workgroup …more

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Electronic Arts to Lay Off 200 Employees

Video game software giant Electronic Arts is eliminating more than 200 positions worldwide as the company tries to successfully navigate the current console transition. I personally know several of the game developers at EA as I went to college with them so I wish them all the best during the restructuring. Company spokesman Jeff Brown …more

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Corsair Launches XMS-3200C2 XPERT 2GB Memory Kit

CorsairMemory just launched their XMS-3200C2 XPERT 2GB memory kits a few minutes ago. With a high density of 2GB and memory timings of 2-3-3-6 these modules are aimed at gamers who want the best performance from their system. Richard Hashim, Director of Product Marketing at Corsair Memory said that during in-house testing that he saw …more

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Cingular Launches New iTunes Phone: Slvr

Cingular Launches New iTunes Phone: Slvr

Cingular Wireless, the No. 1 U.S. mobile provider, has started offering its customers the Slvr, an ultra-thin phone from Motorola Inc. loaded with the popular iTunes music-playing software from Apple Computer Inc., the companies said on Tuesday. The Slvr takes its cue from Motorola’s hit-selling Razr cell phone, and is the company’s second take on …more

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The Dream Team Tackles Spyware

Tired of downloading several programs to remove spyware? Those days might soon be over as a “dream team” might be forming to battle spyware. The initiative will see ICSA Labs, McAfee, Symantec, Thompson Cyber Security Labs and Trend Micro join forces to produce software. The work of the group will be collected on the website …more

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AMD Socket AM2- M2 motherboards to cost $5 to $10 more

Fuad is reporting that AMD’s socket AM2 is going to cost $5-$10 more than current socket 939’s being used on high end motherboards. This is no shocker and the increased socket cost should level out once production gets in the millions. AMD socket M2/AM2 based motherboards aren’t likely to cost very much more than existing …more

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Intel to add EIST to 65nm Desktop Processors

It seems that Intel is going to be updating the ‘Presler’ and ‘Cedar Mill’ 65nm desktop cores to improve the part’s power consumption by adding support for the chip maker’s Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology (EIST). This is a great move and something that we were shocked was not done in the first place, but Intel …more

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Google Misses Q4 Profit Outlook: Tax Impact

Google made $372 million, or $1.22 a share, up from the year-ago $204 million, or 71 cents a share. While these numbers are up and something many companies would love to have they are a big miss for Google and as a result shares (GOOG) are down $35.80 (-8.27%) this second. One surprise came on …more

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IE7 Beta Available to the Public

The long awaited successor to Internet Explorer 6 now has a beta available for public consumption. Currently, it works only with Windows XP with SP2, but will eventually be made available for users of XP 64-bit, Server 2003, and of course, Vista. Say goodbye to bulky toolbars. Internet Explorer 7 has a new interface that …more

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Bill Gates backs computer cell phone

Microsoft founder and Chairman Bill Gates believes cell phones are a better way than laptops to bring computing to the masses in developing nations. This all comes after the $100 laptop couldn’t strike a deal with Mircrosoft, so they had to do something. It seems that Microsoft executives are just showing an alternative to a …more

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