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Intel Opens Up Key Server Acceleration Technology to Industry INTEL DEVELOPER FORUM, Taipei, Oct. 17, 2006 - Intel Corporation announced today that it will encourage networking companies to benefit from a key server data input and output acceleration technology designed and added to its server product lines earlier... Read more...
OCZ Technology Announces the PC2-6400 Gold Rev. 2 GX for Gamers Sunnyvale, CA - October 17th, 2006 - OCZ Technology Group, a worldwide leader in innovative, ultra-high performance and high reliability memory, today announced the addition of PC2-6400 Gold Rev.2 GX DDR2 to the popular gaming oriented Gold XTC series... Read more...
Another day, another Sony battery recall.  Sony today announced that it would be recalling up to 300,000 of their Vaio laptop batteries under intense industry pressure. Sony initially stated it would not be recalling its batteries, however, it appears that is not the case.  Sony has joined an ever increasing list of laptop manufacturers... Read more...
The RIAA has launched a fresh wave of 8000 lawsuits against alleged file-sharers world wide. This brings the total to more than 18,000 in the US and another 13,000 world wide.  In this most recent wave 17 countries were affected, including Brazil, Poland, and Mexico which had previously avoided lawsuits.  The music industry... Read more...
Cooler Master Annual Case Modding Contest is now extended for two weeks! Don't forget to submit your Mods to enter in Coolermaster Annual Case Modding contest. This year they have an awesome list of prizes to give out. Retail value is worth over $3000 USD. So hurry and enter your Mod's today! You never know... Read more...
With all the positive talk of the AMD acquisition of ATI, there has to be a downfall.  The Inquirer is reporting that about 1200 jobs will be cut from ATI and approximately 800 from AMD.  The report states that the majority of the ATI cuts will be coming from the now defunct All In Wonder division. The numbers we hear back up the... Read more...
Sharp has announced that it is recalling 28,000 Sony Lithium-Ion laptop batteries that could be prone to overheating and subsequent fire.  Sharp has stated that the affected batteries are from 7 different models.  Fujitsu has also expanded their recall to include 51,000 more batteries on top of the already 287,0000 they recalled... Read more...
Do you own a cat/s and have computers?  If you do, then you may want to take a look at this interesting article which talks about the dangers of litter dust near computers. Dust, especially clay dust, is a very real threat to electronics. Clay is naturally capacitive and conductive. In addition to its ability to short or damage electronics,... Read more...
Systems: Shuttle SD37P2 SFF XPC @ [H]Enthusiast Voodoo Hexx @ [H]Consumer Motherboards: Abit AB9 Pro @ NeoSeeker ABIT Fatal1ty AN9 32X @ Motherboards.org ECS KA3MVP Extreme @ LegitReviews Graphics: ATI's Radeon X1950 XTX Crossfire Edition @ GamePC MSI Geforce NX7900GT-VT2D256EHD @ ViperLair EVGA e-Geforce 7900GS KO Edition @ Gamepyre ATI... Read more...
OCZ Technology Launches the EvoStream Power Supply Series Sunnyvale, CA - October 9, 2006 - OCZ Technology Group, a worldwide leader in innovative, ultra-high performance and high reliability memory and components, today announced the new EvoStream Power Supply. The exciting addition to the prominent OCZ PSU family will be introduced in a... Read more...
Hot off the presses from both MSNBC and Fox News, it appears that the acquisition of YouTube by Google is official.  Google, in its largest purchase in its 8 year history, agreed to buy YouTube for an estimated $1.65 billion dollars.  YouTube has yet to turn a profit, but no doubt they did today.  Under the agreement, YouTube... Read more...
VarBusiness is reporting that IBM is "quietly" laying off approximately 400 engineers from their Bladecenter development group.  The move comes as IBM is trying to restructure and cut cost due to a lower than expected 2nd quarter earnings in the Systems and Technology Group.  The job cuts are expected to affect engineers... Read more...
In a surprise move, internet video sensation, Youtube, has struck content deals with 3 additional record labels to stream video/music content.  Universal Music, Sony BMG, and CBS join Time Warner (who signed a deal back in September) in this venture.  This news comes as a kind of shock considering it was just recently... Read more...
HIS launches the HIS X1950 CrossFire Edition 512MB card Hong Kong, Monday, Oct 9, 2006 - HIS (Hightech Information System Limited) delivers the HIS X1950 CrossFire Edition 512MB card, pairing with any Radeon X1950XTX to form the ultimate gaming platform! With the HIS X1950 CrossFire Edition, your graphics performance will never be compromised.... Read more...
Saitek has been been a solid player in online flight sim gaming peripherals since 1997 with the intoduction of the X36F HOTAS system.  This system consisted of a programmable stick with separate throttle/rudder combo which gave over 250 different programmable options.  I bought this setup in 1998 and have stayed with Saitek... Read more...
CNN Money is reporting that Google has entered talks with Youtube about a potential purchase agreement.  Youtube has become an internet sensation over the past year with users from around the world posting random videos for viewing.  With viewership ranging in the hundreds of millions, Youtube is not without its own controversy.... Read more...
And the hits just keep on coming for Sony.  Hitachi has announced that they will be recalling 16,000 Sony made lithium-ion batteries.  Hitachi has joined an increasing list of computer manufactures over the past two months who have recalled batteries.  Apple, Dell, Fujitsu, Toshiba, IBM/Lenovo have all participated in recalls... Read more...
After months of delays, analysts are now stating that Microsoft will ship Windows Vista on time. ETA for RTM (release to manufacturing) will be sometime on November with retail release some time in January.  Head on over to Reuters for the details. Goldman Sachs analyst Rick Sherlund... Read more...
Vista ViewTM LLC introduces the Saber 2020tm dual analog PCIe tuner card (PRWEB) October 3, 2006 -- Vista ViewTM introduces the Saber 2020 TM TV Tuner card. This card fills the need for a high quality dual analog PCIe TV tuner that Media Center enthusiasts have been waiting for. The Saber 2020TM is a multi-system analog card able to tune NTSC/PAL/SECAM... Read more...
If you are a fan of blogging, then it is recommended that you do so with caution.  Several prominent lawsuits are making their way through the US court system ranging from claims of defamation of character to gross negligence due to blog postings.  Yahoo has a rather interesting and in depth look at the very thin line of blogging... Read more...
Another day another Sony battery recall, this time by Fujitsu in the amount of 280,000 batteries. Fujitsu joins the ranks of other manufacturers such as Dell, Lenovo, Apple, and Toshiba in issuing massive battery recalls and replacements. Surprisingly enough Sony has yet to recall these batteries from their own laptops, however a report... Read more...
WindowsITPro is reporting that Microsoft is planning on releasing Vista Release Candidate 2 (RC2) on Friday!  This release should be the last version before RTM (Release to Manufacturing) which is slated for late October or early November.   Microsoft will ship the final prerelease... Read more...
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