Inte’s Desktop Dual-Core Chips to be Clocked at 3.20GHz, Says Report

“Intel’s code-named Smithfield dual-core desktop processors will be clocked at around 3.00GHz clock-speed and will support 64-bit capability, claims report at AnandTech web-site, however, the chips will not sport Hyper-Threading technology along with high-speed processor system bus.” X-Bit Labs

5 New Southbridges for Smithfield

“In addition to the ICH7 for standard PCs, there will be an ICH7 DH for entertainment PCs, an ICH7 DO for digital-office devices, an ICH7 DE for digital-enterprise applications and an ICH7 R for RAID storage applications, the sources noted.” DigiTimes Daily IT News

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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