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It's no secret that despite the unveiling of Windows Vista, many continue to purchase Windows XP with their computers.  For some, it's the lack of drivers or compatible software that forces them to stay with Vista; for others it may be the fact that Vista simply doesn't add enough for them to move from an OS they've used and (more or less)... Read more...
Justin E. Harrison, resident of Oxford, GA is the first to fall afoul of new legislation that prevents unauthorized sale of illicit labels.Being the first this case prosecuted under the new law, the 26 year-old received a penalty that is probably as much about punishment as sending a warning: “Federal courts found Harrison guilty of using... Read more...
Way back in April, a class-action lawsuit was filed against Microsoft, alleging that Microsoft used deceptive marketing practices when it allowed computer and other hardware makers to use the term "Windows Vista Capable" on their items, when in fact the hardware was unusable with Vista.  The suit really centers around personal computers labeled... Read more...
After suffering from heavy losses, AMD takes some time to reorganize its two-year map for server and PC chips. According to AMD executives, the number two CPU maker has plans not only to reveal a new server-chip design in 2009 , but also to push forth faster versions of its Barcelona quad-core server chip later on in the year. The company’s... Read more...
Microsoft is finally starting to let a few details about their next OS, dubbed “Windows 7”, slip.  While the new features are still under wraps for now, MS did reveal that they plan on adopting a more incremental development approach somewhat similar to that of Apple.  It could be argued that MS has already tried this approach as Windows 98... Read more...
A study conducted by Hope Cummings of the University of Michigan and Elizabeth Vandewater of the University of Texas at Austin sampled a group of adolescents, both gamers and non-gamers, from around the U.S. to find out where they find the time to play games and what parts of their lives suffer as a result. They found that boys spent an average... Read more...
Another South American country has ditched Windows for Linux, not exactly a new phenomenon, but Venezuela's Hugo Chavez has done just that and more. Chavez personally announced last week that the "Bolivarian Computer," a Venezuelan made PC and notebook line, will be available to the public soon in four different models and that all of them... Read more...
Despite numerous sites running stories that point out that the beta for the allegedly secure Apple browser has serious security flaws, Apple claims that they've exceeded the 1 million downloads mark: "More than 1 million copies of Apple Inc.'s Safari web browser for Windows were downloaded in its first two days of availability, the company... Read more...
Windows Home Server, officially announced earlier this year, is already at the release candidate stage.  The software is designed to allow users with a home network to have a single, quick, and easy to use interface that will allow users to access media from other PCs, NAS boxes, and even Zunes.  The idea is make life easier for families that... Read more...
Apple's Safari internet browser used to be an application found exclusively on Macs, but that may not be true for long. Steve Jobs announced at an Apple conference that a version of Safari 3 will be released for Windows in order to increase the browser's already 4.9% share of the internet browser market. It is no secret that Internet Explorer... Read more...
If you have an e-mail box you know what spam is by now.  With the recent arrest of Robert "Spam King" Soloway, there's been no lack of information and/or opinions on the web about spam in general.  Most of it, like this Wired story, covers why the legal system isn't really making a big dent.It's certainly a good read if you have the time,... Read more...
Daily Mail has a story posted today regarding a breakthrough TV screen developed by Sony.  We've all been hearing about the possibility of super-thin flexible displays for a while now, but Sony just took another step closer to making them a reality in the marketplace... "The display combines Sony's... Read more...
Google CEO Eric Schmidt recently gave a speech about the future of Google to a crowd of surfers and texters.  The talk covered several topics from dealing with governments such as China to the future of Google.  Here's a snippet:   "Just weeks after Google announced iGoogle, a new name for its personalized home... Read more...
Among the many forms of highly desired but currently unavailable technology breakthroughs, workable e-paper ranks at the top of the list. Last year LG Phillps announced their development of A4 sized flexible electronic paper. This year, it's got a workable version in color. The 14.1-inch... Read more...
Windows Live has been around for several months, but apparently it took a redesign complete with the old hotmail look to get the ball rolling. "Microsoft had been tinkering with Windows Live Mail for months, but testers still weren't happy. The program was too slow to load, too different and, well, just not like the old Hotmail it was intended... Read more...
NBC Universal and Newscorp are teaming up to offer their content on their own video website. They'll be offering full length programs, paid for by advertising, just like broadcast. They've invited other networks to join them as well. Since Viacom is already suing YouTube for a billion dollars over showing their copyrighted material,... Read more...
When going to a party, it's customary to not show up empty handed.  Depending on the type of party, a cake, pastries, a bottle of wine or maybe even your favorite beer are all acceptable items to bring as a gesture to the host, thanking them for the invitation.  When it comes to a LAN party, however, the term 'customary'... Read more...
ExtremetTech takes a look at the Bigfoot Killer K1. This is a scaled down version of original Killer NIC and lacks the ability to run FNA Apps without a pay-for upgrade. Staying with ExtremeTech and moving from the world of high powered network cards to CPUs, have a look at their review of the AMD Athlon X2 6000+. For reference, HotHardware... Read more...
After a long wait, the new Folding@home client is here.  No more need to run multiple consoles to get all those cores cranking away.  Keep in mind that HH is team number 32407. "We are pleased to announce the release of our Folding@Home Windows SMP client to open beta! Please keep... Read more...
Perhaps the only Mini-ITX AM2 motherboard on the planet at this time, the KI960-AM2 has a lot going for it other than a name that sounds like some top-secret military hardware. The board seems to have almost everything one could reasonably expect in such a small form factor and then some. Here's what Charlie from theinquirer.com had to... Read more...
VIA Shows How Clean Computing Can Halve Power Use at the Green California Exposition Power efficient and carbon free processor platforms enable up to 50% power saving in computing devices for institutions and businesses Taipei, Taiwan, March 12, 2007 - VIA Technologies, Inc, a leading innovator and developer of silicon chip technologies and... Read more...
If you're working in a small to medium sized business, (SMB) what are you browsing the web with? While Apple and Linux noisily fight with each other over the ten percent of OS Microsoft doesn't supply, Firefox has grabbed huge market share for their internet browser. According to... Read more...
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