Windows XP update starts to weed out pirate keys

“MICROSOFT HAS started implementing features in upgrades to Windows XP which specifically prevent users of pirated keys from upgrading parts of the operating system.” The Inquirer

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Media Center PCs: The End is Nigh

“MEDIA CENTER PCs may promise yet another computing utopia but they are nothing more than a self-replicating virus that will wipe out a cherished way of life. You won’t see it in the marketing brochures but to those of us with more than teenage bum-fluff on our chins, they spell the end of a tradition …more

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PCI Express Today

“There has been a great deal of controversy surrounding the PCI Express bus and many other technologies released around the same time. For some reason most people were expecting PCI Express to dramatically boost the performance of today’s high-end graphics cards. Despite the fact that there is no evident bottle-necking of the AGP 8x bus, …more

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MS Office 12′s Secrets Begin to Trickle Out

“Microsoft still isn’t ready to talk publicly about Office 12, its next major release of its information-worker family of products. But the company is briefing selected partners and customers about the forthcoming family of Office desktop and server products.” Eweek.com

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Review Round-Up

Today’s Must Read Review: Kyle Bennett sure thinks that the Geforce Go 6800 is a killer mobile GPU and goes on to say this:  “The GeForce Go 6800 is undoubtedly the best mobile GPU we have every gamed with. The GeForce Go 6800 provided a better gaming experience than we see on many desktop computers. …more

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Microsoft Windows XP64 still slated for end Q1 2005

I’ll believe it when I see it. “PEOPLE GETTING THEIR hopes up for an early release of Windows XP for 64 bit chips can relax a bit longer, they’ll probably not be surprised to learn. According to sources at Intel Taiwan, the earliest we can expect to see such an operating system is at the …more

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What Athlon do I buy?

Here is a very nice little guide to AMD CPUs written by Thrax over at Shortmedia “”What Athlon do I buy?” To begin to answer that question here is a compiled list of all the current platforms and brief outlines for each including my personal recommendations for what’s hot and what’s not.” Shortmedia

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FollowUp: More Single Layer to Dual Layer Modding

FollowUp: More Single Layer to Dual Layer Modding

Legit Reader Dale has just tested the instructions listed in our latest Modding Review: Single Layer to Dual Layer.  The only difference being that he tested them with the Lite-On 812s Single Layer Burner. We had hinted in our article that it appears to be the case that the Lite-On 812s is the exact same …more

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Firm claims auto-phishing emails discovered

“MESSAGE LABS said it has intercepted emails which auto-capture bank details when they’re opened. It says it interecepted several emails at the end of October targeting three Brazilian banks, but the technique may be used for other banks. Usually, “phishing” emails work by masquerading as legitimate emails from banks and other online services. “ The …more

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Motherboard Industry Article @ AnandTech

Anand has released another article about his time and experiences with manufacturers over in Taiwan. Today’s release is about the motherboard industry. Anand shares a lot of important information straight from the industry manufacturers. He covers topics ranging from AMD’s SSE3 addition to the A64 line to why the 925/915 chipset motherboards from Intel are …more

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Intel Plans to have Wireless in 2005 Desktop Chipsets

Now that the election hype is coming to a close, it is time to start-up our regular tech-related news posts. Today Digitimes posted an article relating to Intel’s 2005 Chipset plans. “Sources at Taiwan PC makers pointed out, however, that the new development is in line with Intel’s roadmap, which indicates that its Lakeport chipsets, …more

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Bush Wins, Kerry Concedes!!

You can pick your favorite news source to learn about the news or read the full story… but news sources around the world are announcing that Kerry is choosing to avoid a drawn out re-count and has called President Bush to concede. Its nice to see that “good sportsmanship” was the result in this year’s …more

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Election Results – Stay Updated!!

CNN has their dedicated Election Results page up. Check here often throughout the evening if you are not around a TV. Parents, let your kids stay up late to find out the winner of the 2004 Presidential Election! “270 Electoral Votes to WIN!” CNN

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Presidential Election

Just wanted to remind everyone that is a US Citizen to vote tomorrow for the President of the United States.  Tomorrow should be the largest turnout for an election ever, but be patient and wait for your time to vote!  It does matter! President Bush is seeking a second term but Democratic nominee John Kerry …more

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