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Matt Beauvais

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Maybe you saw it coming, maybe you didn't, but the music world has seen a drastic change since the birth of Apple's iPod. Five years old on monday, Apple has forever changed the way we listen to music, the way we buy music, and the way music is advertised. Apple has seen enormous growth in its company because of the iPod, and... Read more...
The tech world's latest legal case is between two very big companies. IBM, with its enormous cache of patents, has filed suit against Amazan.com over its use of five patents that IBM claims as their own: US 5,796,967 - Presenting Applications in an Interactive Service. US 5,442,771 - Storing Data in an Interactive Network. US 7,072,849... Read more...
An industry first, Samsung has developed a new 50nm DRAM chip, which will increase production efficiency by 55% over their 60nm chip. As DigiTimes reports, the new DDR2 chip has quite a bit of new technology in it, including a multi-layered dielectric layer, 3D transistor design, and can be adapted to various types of memory such... Read more...
Dude, your getting a... HP? That's right, for the first time in three years Hewlett-Packard has passed Dell in world PC shipments. As Yahoo! News reports, HP's computer shipments have jumped 15% from a year ago, while Dell has only gained 4% in total shipments. From questionable deals to battery recalls, both companies have... Read more...
With Microsoft's Windows Vista getting closer and closer to its final release, we're starting to see more support popping up for it. NVIDIA has given its users a head start by releasing a couple of different WHQL approved drivers on its site. Now available are the Vista x64 RC2 drivers, and the Vista x86 RC2 drivers for your downloading... Read more...
No, the headline isn't a mistype. Apple as revealed that a small number of video iPods contain the Windows RavMonE.exe virus, which they say found it's way onto iPods shipped after Sept. 12th. This virus won't be any trouble for Mac customers, and can be removed by using free Anti-Virus software found on Apple's site, and also... Read more...
K8L, as it's called, is AMD's quad-core baby. Ars Technica has the lowdown on some of the features the chip will contain, including 128-bit floating-point and SSE units, improved branch prediction, dedicated stack engine, and memory disambiguation. The four cores will share 2MB of L3 cache, and each core had a dedicated 512KB L2 and... Read more...
Dubbed "Dynamic Weapon System" by Valve, Counter-Strike: Source's economy has been changed. For better or worse, the new system changes the prices of weapons based on their popularity. Think you'll still be getting that DEagle during pistol round? Think again.... Read more...
CNN news has a good write-up of just how empty internet communication can be. While the internet is a great way to keep in contact with distant friends or relatives, and even have a quick chat with people close to you, there is still the lack of depth that face to face interaction presents. Those of you with a fading interest in MySpace... Read more...
With Windows XP Service Pack 2 having been out for some time now, and Windows Vista on the horizon, Microsoft is announcing their end of support for the old Service Pack 1. Service Pack 2 was released in 2004, and most problems have been ironed out of it, so Microsoft sees no reason to continue support for SP1 which was released back in 2002.... Read more...
You need to give power to get power, as DailyTech has learned about Nvidia's G80 GPU. While most expected some hefty power requirements for Nvidia's next high-end cards, the actual requirements weren't exactly clear. DailyTech is reporting that a single GeForce 8800GTX will need a hefty 450W PSU, while the GeForce 8800GT will... Read more...
No, not those kind of games, we're talking about online gambling here. A recent bill that aims to ban online gambling may sound like a good idea to some, but John J. Farmer, New Jersey's attorney general, says the ban has the potential to drive folks to unregulated web sites for their gambling needs. Farmer not only feels that the... Read more...
Once just a search engine, Google has become so much more over the years. From providing video services, to e-books, to even an e-mail service, Google has become a part of our everyday lives. Google's latest web contribution to the internet is in the form of "gadgets", pieces of HTML and Java code that can be inserted into web... Read more...
The highly popular jungle shooter, Crytek's Far Cry, has a had a new patch released for it. The latest patch brings the game to version 1.4, and adds Joystick support, as well as a few changes to some assault maps. This patch is mostly a patch for the multiplayer portion of the game, no singleplayer changes have been made.... Read more...
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