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

Singapore’s Defense Ministry chooses OpenOffice over Microsoft

Open source software is getting huge!!! My only concern is as it becomes more mainstream, hackers and other “evil-doers” will start targeting it like they are with Microsoft and other large developers. “Singapore’s Ministry of Defense said it is introducing open-source software on 20,000 new personal computers, becoming the world’s latest government organization to seek …more

AMD patents Peltier cooler on chip

I see this idea dying on the drawing board. I personally think Pelts are not worth the issues they cause. there are other obvious issues which are touched upon in the article….. but we’ll see. “AN AMD PATENT approved on October the 5th last has interesting implications for the system builder future. US patent number …more

No, Fatal1ty didn’t throw the death match, Abit

this is a really interesting piece, and something Nate and I talked about the other day. On one hand, Abit has tied up a lot of money in Fatality, and for him to lose so soon after signing on is a bad omen. On the other hand, china is a huge market, one that several …more

Dell CEO says people don’t want AMD chips

“AN INTERVIEW with Dell CEO Kevin Rollins has extracted some comments from him about his neighbour AMD and its range of microprocessors.” The Inquirer

Nvidia accused of patent violation

“Nvidia has become the latest technology manufacturer to be tackled by an intellectual property holding company. Mountain View, California-based Opti, inc. today said it had issued a writ against the graphics chip maker, alleging infringement of five patents its owns.” The Register