Abit and Epox confirm Nforce 3/4 problem

“EPOX AND ABIT confirmed our previous news where we reported that Nforce 3 and 4 have some problems with Athlon revision E CPUs. These companies also confirmed that it can be fixed at the BIOS level so it won’t be such a great deal. “ The Inquirer

Happy St. Patty’s Day!!

Hope everyone is having a fun and safe St. Patrick’s Day! And for those party goers, don’t drink and drive… and look out for those who are not as responsible as the LR readers! 😉 And I hope everyone wore some green today, or got punched…. err, I mean pinched! Seriously though, Happy St. Patrick’s …more

Windows XP May Gain Longhorn Features

“Windows XP may be updated to support a new file system technology that Microsoft is working on for the next version of Windows. Called WinFS, the technology promises to make it easier for users to find data stored on their computer. WinFS was originally slated to ship as part of the next Windows release, code-named …more

Bioterror CSIs Target Germs

“Back in 1346, it didn’t take a CSI unit to uncover the culprits behind one of history’s first cases of bioterrorism. Nobody could miss the plague-ridden corpses and heads catapulted over the walls of the ancient city of Kaffa, under siege by the Tartar army. Nor could Kaffa residents ignore the subsequent epidemic, which led …more

The Blind Fragging the Blind

An awesome story..people like this are so inspiring. “Michael Feir is an avid gamer. He spent so much time playing games in college he created his own online gaming magazine. But Feir doesn’t play the best-selling games and has never seen World of Warcraft — he’s blind. It doesn’t matter. A growing library of computer …more

Japanese Giants Launch Web Over Powerline System

“Three Japanese consumer electronics giants have created a new technology to transport Internet and media signals around the home via the electricity network, Panasonic said on Thursday. Sony (6758.T), Mitsubishi (6503.T) and Matsushita-owned (6752.T) Panasonic have set up the SECA powerline alliance.   They have developed a system to transfer 170 Megabits per second of …more

90nm 2.6GHz Operon for sale

Oh baby…….here comes the new chips…. Venice and San Diego can’t be far behind. 90nm Opteron     None

Nintendo unveils wireless gaming plans

The GameCube successor is said to have WiFi on board for game play.  Don’t get your hopes up though because the new console is not currently on the timetable for 2005, but should “certainly” be so for 2006. “The successor to the company’s Game Cube home console, code-named Revolution, will let users play with other people through high-speed …more

Intel: x86 won’t encroach on Itanium

We all know that Intel’s goal is to provide a high-end processor for as many server makers as possible. Even with IBM’s departure, Intel still has Itanium partnerships with Fujitsu, Hitachi, HP, NEC, Silicon Graphics Inc. and Unisys.  With x86 soon coming and Itanium CPU’s in question CNET has a nice little three page article …more

NVIDIA Introduces Two New GeForce 6 Series GPUs

“ NVIDIA Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA), a worldwide leader in graphics and digital media processors, today expands its award-winning NVIDIA GeForce 6 Series of graphics processing units (GPUs) by unveiling two new products: a 512MB version of the performance-leading GeForce 6800 Ultra GPU and a new lower-cost AGP version of the GeForce 6200 GPU which brings Microsoft …more

CeBIT: Taiwan motherboard makers out in force to support Nvidia?s upcoming nForce4 SLI Intel Edition

“At least eight Taiwan motherboard makers have been preparing models using Nvidia?s new nForce4 SLI Intel Edition media and communications processor (MCP). All of the eight joined Nvidia on stage at CeBIT during the preview of the newest member of the nForce family. This was the first time the company disclosed the name of its …more

Google Responds to Cloaking Accusations

“Google has taken the unusual step of removing some of its own Web pages from its Web index after reports that the pages used a search-optimization method frowned upon by the search engine. Search-engine watchers this week widely noted the appearance of so-called “cloaking” on a set of user support pages on Google’s AdWords advertising …more

AMD chips to launch in early April

AMD roadmap…updated 3/10/2005 “ A FILING ON the Ace’s Hardware forum points to several AMD documents which demonstrate changes ahead on the chip firm’s desktop chips. The PDFs show that AMD is switching a number of its microprocessors over to Revision E on April the fourth. And the person who filed the report said he thought …more

Thursday Morning News (Almost Friday!)

Thursday Morning News (Almost Friday!)

Samsung going to release a cell phone w/ 7mp camera Good news for cell phone camera users today as Samsung is showing off a 7mp camera at Cebit 2005. The bad news is that it looks more like a camera than a phone. “The dual-face bar-type SCH-V770 boasts 16-million-color liquid crystal display (LCD), 32-megabyte external …more