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

Deadly Plane Crash In Kirksville

This plane crash was close to home yesterday, in the small town of Kirksville, MO, a town in northeast Missouri where Nate and I attended college at Truman State University. Two Survived, five are missing, and the rest of the 15 passengers were found dead in the cabin, including the two crew-members. CNN does not …more

Microsoft Won’t Charge More for Multicore Licenses

Its good to know Microsoft is encouraging the dual-core processors by not penalizing customers who use them. This may not seem big now, but I bet a ton of other companies which use a per-processor fee will be following Microsoft’s lead on this one. “As servers with dual-core processors come closer to hitting the market, …more

NV41 is Geforce 6700

“This chip will be clocked at 400MHz while the memory on cards will work at 1000MHz. You will be able to buy 128MB and 256MB versions.” The Inquirer

Chinese kid topples US games champion

Ouch!!!! ABIT has to be a little sore today! After all the money they have spent promoting Fatality, for some kid to wipe him out and take home $125,000.00 has to hurt. I think this hurts alot more than many think. Watch out for a follow-up article on this…….. “A CHINESE YOUTH demolished US games …more

Fake RADEON 9600 PRO Graphics Cards Hit the Market

Maybe the more “tech savvy” people would notice something like this, but how many new computer enthusiasts or kids have been ripped off by things like this. “Graphics cards maker Tul Corp. may face denunciation from customers and distributors as at least some graphics cards with the ‘Power Color’ brand-name made by the company use …more

CherryOS Not BS, Author Says

This would be some feat! Being able to do it in 4 months by yourself would be even more incredible. I am very curious to see if in fact this is on the “up and up”. “CherryOS purports to be a Mac emulator that allows Mac OS X to run on Windows PCs. The complex …more

ExtremeTech $800 gaming PC

As computer equipment evolves one thing that devolves is price.  You can now build a decent gaming PC with $800.  Extreme Tech shows how in this interesting build it article.  While I would have gone with a Sempron 3100+ over the A64 2800+ its only because I’m a crazy overclocker. “Build It: Running the latest …more

Server Change Complete

Just wanted to let everyone know that over the weekend we moved over to a new server and are still working on getting the site fully functional.  The forums, most recent reviews, and the main page are functional.  We will be working on the ad servers, and many other site content pages throughout the day.  …more

TSMC to tape out 40 more products at 90nm by year-end

Looks like TSMC has 40 new 90nm parts going to tape be the end of the year.  This is good news and looks like the industry is moving ahead with 90nm parts without problems. “Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) has already produced over 80 products using 90nm processes, and the company expects to tape out 40 …more

Privacy eroding, bit by byte

No matter what you do to keep your personal information to yourself programmers always find new ways to keep tabs on you! “Companies have long gathered personal and shopping information to better market to customers, often with dubious results. Who hasn’t received junk mail or telemarketing calls that seem to have no connection with their …more

Intel shift over need for speed

Intel has taken back a statment they said many months ago. It looks like they will not be hitting 4GHz in 2004 like they once thought. The world’s largest chip maker, Intel, is changing its approach to making faster computer microprocessors. It has dropped plans to release a four gigahertz version of its flagship Pentium …more

PHP Conversion Nearly Complete

Just wanted to let everyone know that the PHP conversion of the site is nearly complete. All of the articles on the site are now stored in a database! Another new change is that we are now on an Application Server over at Media Temple. Server Specs will be posted soon! None