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Two days ago we reported on Intel's alleged shortage of Atom processors. When we contacted Intel to confirm the story, an Intel spokesperson refused to comment. Perhaps we had the wrong person on the wrong day, because it would appear that today Intel is coming clean about the Atom shortage with Computerworld: "The new chip, code-named Diamondville,... Read more...
On Monday Skype, announced new subscription plans that allow flat-rate unlimited calling to 34 countries. It should be noted that for Skype defines unlimited as 10,000 minutes / month; after that standard fees apply.  Of course, 10,000 minutes equates to about 5 hours a day, so what the heck?The company said it was offering unlimited... Read more...
Seasoned web users are well aware that the websites you visit and the search engine queries you employ are monitored and analyzed in a general sort of a way to allow web companies to sell advertising targeted to specific subsets of people. Casual users are often surprised and unnerved at the amount and type of information that is gathered... Read more...
Put this in your rumor bucket for now, but the Financial Times says Apple is in discussion with the music industry over a possible "all you can eat" music plan for iTunes.Apple is in discussions with the big music companies about a radical new business model that would give customers free access to its entire iTunes music library in exchange... Read more...
Verizon Wireless started a price war on Tuesday by announcing a $99.99 unlimited calling plan across the United States. The ink barely had time to dry on the press release before AT&T matched the offer.Verizon Wireless introduced an unlimited calling plan for $99.99 a month on Tuesday, a move that was quickly matched by AT&T Mobility... Read more...
Researchers at MIT have developed chip architecture that runs on 70 percent less voltage than a conventional processor. The savings in power consumption would have profound effects on the battery life you could expect from portable devices. They may even require only movement and body heat to power chip-enabled sensors and communication devices.... Read more...
The Motion Picture Association of America has always claimed great financial, er, ruin based on illegal downloads, and even blamed as much as 44% of its losses on college students.  Now it turns out that number was just a wee overinflated.In a 2005 study it commissioned, the Motion Picture Association of America claimed that 44 percent... Read more...
Apple is expected to announce a movie rental service at Macworld. Hoping to reduce some of the impact, Netflix is going to expand its streaming movie service. Formerly users could only watch a limited number of hours based on their subscription tier, but beginning Monday, all but the lowest tier will have unlimited access to streaming video.The... Read more...
We've reported twice about the potential routing bottlenecks that the Internet might face in the near future, usually in the 2-3 years time frame.  We're not the only ones who are worried about this as an Internet overload could have financial repercussions that would make the post-911 economic slump seem like a stroll in the park.Virtually... Read more...
Some users have been having issues with a Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) after an installation. Apple has posted a support document on their site, which coincidentally also appears as the top search on the support page, indicating how prevalent the issue is.According to the support document the issue may be related to "third-party 'enhancement'... Read more...
Cash?  Nope, you can't buy an iPhone with cash any longer.  Nor can you buy more than two, as Apple has instituted new policies to prevent reselling of the devices.The new policy started Thursday, said Apple spokeswoman Natalie Kerris. Before then, there was no cash restriction and the purchase limit was five per person. "Customer... Read more...
When Google stock first appeared, it seemed overpriced to many. It wasn't company valuation per se, but the price per share --- which basically meant it was difficult for the small investor to buy any large quantity of shares. Yet Google has not split its shares, and its price continues to soar. The Mountain View-based company's shares traded... Read more...
Yesterday reports surfaced of what appeared to be a scratched disc problem with Halo 3 Limited Editions. It seemed that the plastic used to hold discs in place wasn't designed too well.  In a small note on the official Xbox site, Microsoft today admitted the issue, and offered free replacement.NOTE:  This program covers the Halo 3 Limited... Read more...
The Internet is proof that people will look at anything. Well, just when you think you've seen everything, including that goth grandmother's blog, the Internet goes and makes a sensation out of the most mundane thing. Ladies and gentlemen, I give you Cheddarvision TV.More than 8,000 people logged on Wednesday to watch a 44-pound wheel of cheddar... Read more...
No it can't read minds in the literal sense, but it's probably still better than a polygraph machine. They say that only a small fraction of human communication comes from words; about 60% is body language and about 30% is tone. The irony is that most of us are probably not able to pick up on these subliminal messages very well. That might... Read more...
A team of leading scientists from MIT’s Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Department of Physics, and Institute for Soldier Nanotechnologies have demonstrated a concept they call “WiTricity” (wireless electricity). In the photo to the left, we witness power being transferred across two coils over a distance of 2m, made... Read more...
abit Introduces the IP35 Off Limits Series of Motherboards Future Ready: FSB 1333, multi-core, next generation 45 nm CPUs May 21, 2007 – Universal abit today announced their newest Intel P35 chipset based motherboard series for Core 2 Extreme/Quad/Duo processors, the IP35 Series.... Read more...
PNY has just announced a factory overclocked, limited edition $579 GeForce 8800 GTX card. Here's a quick run-down of some of it more interesting specifications: BUS Technology PCI Express... Read more...
The Inquirer's Charlie Demerjian has some interesting insight to recent actions by Dell and Microsoft... "With two overlapping events, Microsoft admitted what we have been saying all along, Vista, aka Windows MeII, is a joke that no one wants. It did two unprecedented things this week that frankly stunned us. Dell announced that it would... Read more...
Anonymity on the internet isn't working out. Phishing, spamming, spoofing, and all the other ways bad people wreck -- or steal -- your stuff is getting out of hand. The answer to a lot of it is TPM --Trusted Platform Module -- and it's already being built into computer chips: The TPM chip was created by a coalition of over one hundred... Read more...
Intel and USAID Commit to Broaden Technology Access in Emerging Markets SANTA CLARA, Calif. - February 8, 2007 - Intel Corporation and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) are working together to broaden access and usage of information and communications technology (ICT) in developing communities around the world.... Read more...
Fudo over at The Inquirer reports that supply of NVIDIA's upcoming G80 GPU (rumored to be the GeForce 8800 series) will be severely limited until the end of the year. Specifically, the cards are expected the first week of November with extremely tight supply in the channel for at least six weeks. Just like in economics class, this... Read more...
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