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News Archives for September 2006

Article: How to Discover Your Power Supply Real Manufacturer

Posted: September 1, 2006 @ time: 06:17AM
Author: sdy284

Hardware Secrets - "More and more traditional companies from other segments are entering the PC power supply market. However, the majority of them actually don?t manufacture their products. In this short tutorial we will teach you how to find out who is the real manufacturer of a given power supply."


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Review: ASUS P5NSLI

Posted: September 1, 2006 @ time: 06:18AM
Author: sdy284

Bjorn3D - "Currently there are several options to the consumer to choose from each based on either the Intel® 975 chipset, the Intel® 965 chipset, and most recently the NVIDIA® 570 chipset. In the not to distant future we should see the NVIDIA® 590 and ATI RD600 chipsets also become serious players in the quest for this elusive dream. One thing is definitely for sure, the manufacturer that gets it right will definitely have a gold mine in their back pockets. Hype, as it always is, will certainly be both the mitigating and driving factor. Will it be the panacea everyone's been looking? Let's venture forth without further ado and find out! "


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Review: Antec Fusion Media Center Case

Posted: September 1, 2006 @ time: 06:19AM
Author: sdy284

ThinkComputers.org - "As I have said many times Antec is one of the best case manufacturers out there. Every case of theirs that I have had the chance to look at I've been impressed with. That is why when I first heard of the Fusion case I was extremely excited. For those of you who don't know the Fusion case is Antec's newest member into their LifeStyle family of enclosures. This is not Antec's first media center case, but it's the best looking one so far. All of the features and the one of a kind design of the case make it one of the best media center cases out there. "


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Article: Reasons why Vista will Rock for Gaming

Posted: September 1, 2006 @ time: 06:20AM
Author: sdy284

Digital Trends - "Ladies and gentlemen, take note: I have seen the future, and it looks pretty damn sharp on a 23-inch monitor and Windows Vista. That's right… An official build of Windows Vista, due for release in January (of 2043, if you believe online hecklers) recently dropped into my lap. Armed with Norton Partition Magic 8.0 and this handy Lifehacker article, I decided to take the plunge and see why Microsoft was making a major push for its Games for Windows brand in 2007. The result: Forget all the fuss about Live Anywhere, an initiative which lets interactive entertainment enthusiasts wirelessly connect and share content across devices such as the cell phone, PC and Xbox 360. Even discounting the impact of desktop/console homebrew development toolkit XNA Game Studio Express as well, the advent of Vista brings several awesome enhancements to the field of electronic amusements worth staying abreast of."


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News: DRM Stripper Launched for iTunes 6

Posted: September 1, 2006 @ time: 06:23AM
Author: sdy284

TechWeb - "Software capable of stripping the copyright-protection technology from files played in some of the latest versions of Apple iTunes is circulating the Web, about two weeks after the release of a similar tool for Microsoft's Windows Media player. QTFairUse6 was posted for download Monday on the Hymn bulletin board used by developers and technology enthusiasts. The tool requires some knowledge of Python code. It is not as easy to use as FairUse4WM, but both applications accomplish the same thing: breaking the digital rights management technology in the respective media files. "


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News: Gaming Computer Vendor Alienware Targets Enterprise

Posted: September 1, 2006 @ time: 06:24AM
Author: sdy284

InfoWeek - "A little more than three months after Dell completed its acquisition of gaming-computer specialist Alienware, there are few outward signs to indicate the two operations have any relationship. But Alienware executives say its ownership by the world's largest computer maker is already paying dividends, including the ability to more effectively target commercial accounts. Dell acquired Alienware, known best for high-end desktop and mobile PCs used by gaming enthusiasts, in May. Operating as a wholly-owned subsidiary with separate product development, marketing and sales teams, Alienware had revenue of $180 million in the fiscal year ended shortly before the acquisition, and is growing at a double-digit rate, says Mark Vena, VP or marketing. "


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News: RadioShack Lays Off 400 Employees Via E-Mail

Posted: September 1, 2006 @ time: 06:25AM
Author: sdy284

TechWeb - "In an unusual human-resources move, RadioShack Corp. this week sent layoff notices by email to several hundred employees The RadioShack layoffs occurred at the company's Fort Worth, Texas, headquarters on Tuesday, when 400 workers received emails saying: "The work force reduction notification is currently in progress. Unfortunately your position is one that has been eliminated," according to the Associated Press. The layoffs followed a series of meetings with employees, who were told the layoff notices would be sent electronically, the AP said, quoting company spokesman Kay Jackson. The firings at the headquarters were necessary because of a sales slump that has led to hundreds of store closures and other measures to reduce expenses. "


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News: EA, & Massive sign in-game advertising deal

Posted: September 1, 2006 @ time: 06:27AM
Author: sdy284

TechNewsWorld - "Electronic Arts on Thursday said it has inked a deal with video game advertising network Massive to push ads into its games. The agreement makes a way for Massive, a Microsoft subsidiary, to include a portfolio of Electronics Arts games developed for the Xbox Latest News about Xbox 360 and PCs in Massive's advertising network. Financial terms of the deal were undisclosed. "The agreement with Massive is a first step in a detailed strategy for serving advertising in a seamless format that doesn't disrupt game play," said Chip Lange, EA's vice president of online commerce Find out what Google Checkout can do for your online business.. "In places like a basketball court, football stadium or roadside in a racing game, advertising is not only nice to have, but it's an essential component to create the fiction of being there. This agreement with Massive allows us to vary what relevant ads are served to the game player."


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News: Attn IT Managers; Malware isn't your biggest threat

Posted: September 1, 2006 @ time: 06:29AM
Author: sdy284

TechNewsWorld - "Employees often consider their corporate desktops and laptops to be their own personal computers, and frequently treat them as such by downloading all kinds of unauthorized applications, such as MP3 players, games, VoIP Quintum VoIP solutions. The perfect fit for your Enterprise. products and unsupported instant messaging platforms. In the past this behavior was largely brushed off as a fact of IT life with benefits that were worth its inconveniences. These types of applications allow employees to enjoy access to leading-edge resources and tools, as well as gain enhanced communication, improved productivity, and greater creativity. However, these same applications often put companies at risk of infection by malware, legal exposure due to insecurity of data, over-consumption of resources by individuals using significant storage or bandwidth, or loss of productivity due to distraction."


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News: Yahoo strikes mobile deal with Microsoft

Posted: September 1, 2006 @ time: 06:30AM
Author: sdy284

TechNewsWorld - "In a move to further extend its reach beyond the desktop, Yahoo on Wednesday said it is making its suite of mobile applications available for phones using Microsoft's Windows Mobile operating system. Users of phones such as the Motorola Q can now tap into Yahoo Go for Mobile services, which include mail, search, photos, an address book and a calendar. Yahoo initially launched its Go service earlier this year, hoping to push its brand and personalized Internet content to mobile phone users. "


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News: iTunes Movies Coming This September, Walmart Left Out

Posted: September 1, 2006 @ time: 06:31AM
Author: sdy284

DailyTech - "With the lion's share of the market in digital music downloads and a portable video player that has become so recognizable even your grandmother knows what an "iPod" is, Apple officially threw its hat into the movie arena with the announcement of movie downloads from the iTunes store in mid-September - and retail juggernaut Wal-Mart couldn't be unhappier about the news. BusinessWeek's Robert Grover reports that Apple plans to begin offering full-length movie downloads via iTunes beginning in September. New releases will be sold for $14.99, and older films for $9.99 - an increase from Job's initial hope of a flat-rate $9.99 per film. Movies will be protected under a similar FairPlay-style agreement, where users are permitted to play the content on a limited number of devices. The ability to record to DVD will likely be provided as well."


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News: Intel expected to cut thousands of jobs

Posted: September 1, 2006 @ time: 06:32AM
Author: sdy284

c|net - "Intel Chief Executive Paul Otellini is expected to announce a massive layoff as soon as Tuesday that could eliminate as many as 10,000 jobs, CNET News.com has learned. The Santa Clara, Calif.-based chipmaker, having suffered several financially disappointing quarters, launched an internal analysis in April to find ways to increase its efficiency. Otellini is scheduled to announce the results of the analysis, including the layoff, on Tuesday after the stock market closes, sources familiar with the plans said. Intel has about 100,000 employees worldwide, so the cut could be as high as 10 percent of the company's staff. "


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News: Hackers crack Apple, Microsoft music codes

Posted: September 1, 2006 @ time: 06:33AM
Author: sdy284

c|net - "In the continuation of a long-running arms race, both Apple Computer and Microsoft have seen their music protection technologies come under fire in recent days. In the past month, separate programs have emerged to strip away the digital rights management (DRM) tools that the two technology giants use to protect music from unauthorized duplication. One of the programs counteracts Microsoft's Windows Media DRM, while the other targets Apple's FairPlay. "


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News: Microsoft releases latest version of WMP 11

Posted: September 1, 2006 @ time: 06:33AM
Author: sdy284

c|net - "One of the new features in the latest beta version of Windows Media Player 11, released Thursday, allows a user to share content with multiple devices within a home. The second beta for WMP 11 also includes additional stores: eMusic, VidZone and Music Giants. The total number of stores offered by WMP 11 is 14, Microsoft said in a statement. The upgrade of the jukebox is important to Microsoft's plan for unseating Apple Computer as top dog in digital music. WMP 11 has received favorable reviews and critics have said that it's a sign Microsoft could be finally moving out of Apple's shadow. Since then, Microsoft has announced plans to launch Zune, it's own digital-music device."

The latest version of WMP 11 can be found Here - sdy284 *News Editor*


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News: Firefox 2.0 Beta 2 Released

Posted: September 1, 2006 @ time: 06:34AM
Author: sdy284

DailyTech - "The Mozilla Foundation has been working hard to finish up its Firefox 2.0 web browser. Beta 1 RC was released in early July and a month later it was announced that Mozilla was delaying Beta 2 due to some show-stopping bugs. Those major bugs have been squashed and Firefox 2.0 Beta 2 has now been released to the public. Mozilla is still on track to release the final version of Firefox 2.0 on September 26. Firefox 2.0 has a number of new features including a spruced up user interface, built-in phishing protection, enhanced search capabilities, improved tabbed browsing with a close "X" on each tab, browser session restore and inline spell checking."

The latest version of Firefox can be found Here
Firefox 2.0 Beta 2 can be found Here
- sdy284 *News Editor*


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OCC Review: Seagate vs Western Digital 320GB SATA2

Posted: September 1, 2006 @ time: 06:35AM
Author: sdy284

OverclockersClub - "Well it’s that time again. You have finally filled up all of your available space and instead of backing it up to a cd/dvd, you would rather buy a new harddrive. Now comes the decision as to just what hard drive to buy. Currently, the 4 most popular manufacturers to look into are Seagate, Western Digital, Samsung, and Maxtor. In this review, we will be looking at a 320 Gig SATA2 16MB Cache drive from Seagate, and throwing it head to head against its counterpart from Western Digital. Now both of these drives are 320 Gig SATA2, and have 16MB cache, the only difference…..brand. We will be getting down and dirty to see if there is a performance difference between brands or if it is simply user preference. Seagate and Western Digital both being major suppliers of hard drives in the computer world, this is sure to be a close fight."


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Review: HIS X1650Pro 256MB Video Card

Posted: September 2, 2006 @ time: 07:01PM
Author: hndgns4hrts

3dGameMan - "The X1650Pro Video Card is not hardcore, but performance is good and it has lots of excellent features. It can also be setup in a crossfire configuration for better performance. If you are on a budget and need a quality video card for some light-to-medium gaming, then check it out. Watch the Video to find out more..."


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Review: ThermalRight Ultra-120 Heatsink

Posted: September 2, 2006 @ time: 07:02PM
Author: hndgns4hrts

3dGameMan - "ThermalRight has always been partial on my heart. Ever since the days of my (still in use) AX-7, ThermalRight has impressed with its innovative products. Today we are looking at the all new Ultra-120, all aluminum, CPU heatsink. Just the name alone, Ultra-120, gives you a heads up that this will be one Godzilla-ish cooler. The size is only the first half. The performance put out by this unit is just as impressive!"


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Review: Palit 7900GT Sonic 512MB

Posted: September 2, 2006 @ time: 07:09PM
Author: hndgns4hrts

DriverHeaven - "A long time ago someone came up with the phrase "Never judge a book by its cover" and that has gone on to become a well used and understood part of the English language. We all know the meaning behind the phrase and obviously that it doesn't just apply to books. Today's review product is Palit's 7900GT however as is obvious from the first few lines of this introduction there is a lot more going on with this card than the model name suggests. Let's take a look at what Palit have done to make their card stand out from the crowd."


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Review: Samsung YP-U2

Posted: September 2, 2006 @ time: 07:11PM
Author: hndgns4hrts

Overclockers Online - "Samsung has again put together another awesome product and at a low price too. Like all portable digital audio players, one of the biggest downfalls is the included ear buds, but for such a moderately priced product it is expected. However, the audio quality, button layout, navigation, screen, and the ability to drag and drop both music and files directly into the player easily outweigh the minor design flaws."


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Review: Logitech G15 Gaming Keyboard

Posted: September 2, 2006 @ time: 07:14PM
Author: hndgns4hrts

ThinkComputers - "Logitech is known for creating some of the best computer and gaming peripherals available. Their expertise in building well constructed and groundbreaking products definitely shows in the G15 Gaming Keyboard. The G15 has a wide array of features that any gamer would find extremely useful. The keyboard also has a folding LCD panel that is a first for keyboards. So is this keyboard for you? Let's take a look and see..."


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Review: Buffalo FireStix PC2-6400 2GB DDR2

Posted: September 2, 2006 @ time: 07:16PM
Author: hndgns4hrts

Virtual-Hideout - "I don't know what else to say in conclusion other than: GO GET SOME NOW!! The micron modules rock with the AM2 setups and run extremely stable. I highly recommend the Buffalo FireStix to anyone who is into over-clocking and gaming."


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Article: How to build a computer

Posted: September 3, 2006 @ time: 01:40PM
Author: sdy284

techPowerUp - "If you have never built a computer on your own it might seem like a very complex task that is hard to do. Considering the cost of the individual parts many people are scared to just give it a try without guidance. This article will take you through the system building process step by step."


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Review: Enermax Chakra ATX

Posted: September 3, 2006 @ time: 01:41PM
Author: sdy284

[Phoronix] - "While Enermax has been manufacturing PC peripherals for years now, they have not had many home runs when it comes to designing ATX cases that have been immensely popular with enthusiasts and gamers. Enermax's latest attempt at creating a unique ATX chassis comes in form of the Chakra. One of the most noticeable features about the Enermax Chakra is its 25cm side intake fan. Also offered is a front eSATA port."


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Article: Why would we buy Battlefield 2142?

Posted: September 3, 2006 @ time: 01:41PM
Author: sdy284

NGOHQ - "The developer's support is very important to keep the game running, fixing bugs, and to prevent cheating. That's why many online games are being patched all the time - sometimes the developer is making a mistake that can have a big negative influence over the game. For example, Client & Server stability issues that can lead to a crash. Usually, when a respected developer is making these kinds of mistakes, they release a fix in a timely manner of a few hours or a week. At least, that's what usually happens when a respected developer (like Valve, for example) has a bug in one of their popular games."


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Review: ThermoHAWK 200 Touchless Thermometer

Posted: September 3, 2006 @ time: 01:42PM
Author: sdy284

MODTHEBOX - "The LCD on the ThermoHAWK has digits for outputting temperature, declaration of measurement type (Celsius or Fahrenheit) plus a battery indicator. This simple yet thoughtful design continues with its single button operation. A click of the button gives you an instant measurement from the infrared sensor. If you keep the button pressed, it reports real-time temperature changes."


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Review: Zalman HD135 HTPC Case

Posted: September 3, 2006 @ time: 01:43PM
Author: sdy284

Madshrimps.be - "Zalman has been on the pc components market since past century. Through all those years they´ve evolved into one of the biggest silent computing companies in the world not only having silent CPU coolers, but also offering chipset/video card cooling, water-cooling, fanless cases, power supply´s, audio products,... And still, they continue to develop even more products. We take a closer look at their latest HTPC case, the HD135."


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Review: ATI X1950XTX

Posted: September 3, 2006 @ time: 01:43PM
Author: sdy284

Neoseeker - "While a new cooler may not in itself be enough to herald a new SKU, the addition of newer memory running at significantly faster speeds evidently is. The X1950 XTX uses 512 MB of brand new GDDR4 memory and is the first graphics card yet to ship with this new memory. The focus of GDDR4 is increased bandwidth (at the expense of latency however) and lower power consumption and has been tested running at speeds up to 3.2 GHz DDR . Being the first product to market with the new technology, ATI have not pushed the envelope that far but still manage a whopping 2.0 GHz representing the fastest memory clocks of any shipping graphics card yet."


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Article: Desktop Graphics Card Comparison Guide Rev. 11.3

Posted: September 3, 2006 @ time: 01:44PM
Author: sdy284

Adrian's Rojak Pot" - "Covering over 280 desktop graphics cards, this comprehensive comparison allows you to easily compare 17 different specifications for each and every card! If you need to find out about the specification of any card, just come over and check out our Desktop Graphics Comparison Guide!"


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Review: SteelPad QcK heavy

Posted: September 4, 2006 @ time: 01:14PM
Author: sdy284

techPowerUp - "SteelPad has been producing high quality mouse pads for years. Only recently they started to make cloth mats. Today we have on our testbench the SteelPad QcK Heavy which is the biggest mat in the lineup with a surface of 450 mm x 400 mm. Additionally the thickness has been increased to 6mm for a better experience on uneven surfaces."


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Review: Zalman HD135 HTPC Case

Posted: September 4, 2006 @ time: 01:20PM
Author: sdy284

MetkuMods - "In the Computex 06 Zalman had two new HTPC cases at show; HD135 and a new HD160XT beefed up with a seven inch LCD screen. Now the totally new model, HD135, has arrived to our tests. According to the specifications the HD135 is pretty much like its bigger brother we tested last time, full aluminum case which houses standard ATX hardware."


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Review: Spire SP-ATX-PALU/S Enthusiast Case

Posted: September 4, 2006 @ time: 01:22PM
Author: sdy284

Tweaknews.net - "Did the Pininfarina hold up to my tire-kicking? Yes, it did, and overall, I'm very impressed with the case. The fit and finish is excellent, the design is well-thought out, and like an exotic car, nothing is included that doesn't benefit from actual usage. A sleek look, useful PCI card retention, and swing-out case sides make this one a winner."


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Review: I-Star S-9000 Server Tower Case

Posted: September 4, 2006 @ time: 01:23PM
Author: sdy284

MODTHEBOX - "The S-9000 includes a swing out front panel door which is a nice feature for those individuals who don't want to stealth or paint stock beige coloured drives. The door encompasses the entire front bezel effectively hiding all the drive bays. Once the door has been opened, consumers will be pleased at the amount of expansion room available in this case. The case has a total of 9 x 5.25" external drive bays available for use which provides unlimited possibilities for a server configuration."


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Review: Coolermaster Mystique ATX Case

Posted: September 4, 2006 @ time: 01:25PM
Author: sdy284

Madshrimps.be - "Can the Mystique combine a good look pre-mod with useful features and excellent cooling? We examine Coolermaster's latest in detail in this review."


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Review: Razer Barracuda HP1 Gaming Headphones

Posted: September 4, 2006 @ time: 01:25PM
Author: sdy284

Virtual-Hideout.net - "I think I'll take my experience and call it good. Great sound is always a treat. For Lan party's, the volume control module rocks, and true 6 channel sound is always better than stereo. I wouldn't be me if I didn't also mention the ability to turn off the bright blue lighting whenever I choose, without affecting the operation of the speakers."


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Review: ICY DOCK MB722 Drive Enclosure

Posted: September 4, 2006 @ time: 01:27PM
Author: sdy284

ThinkComputers.org - "A little while ago we took a look at the Icy Dock MB122 drive enclosure. Today up on the review block we have the MB722 enclosure. The MB722 drive enclosure is more geared toward gamers and people who want to add some style to their case. It features a four segment motion electron luminescence faceplate insert which looks really cool when powered on. This drive also has all of the great features we have come to know from Icy Dock."


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Review: PowerColor X1650 PRO aka X1600 XT

Posted: September 4, 2006 @ time: 01:28PM
Author: sdy284

Bjorn3D - "The card I have today is a PowerColor X1650 PRO. It's not a high-end product, more like a middle class GPU with newer / lower price tag. Just as X1600 XT it's got the same pipeline configuration, 10 MHz higher core clock / memory and is manufactured using 80 nanometer process. No GDDR4 that we've seen on X1950 although it's technically possible. This RV535 uses 128-bit GDDR3 modules and supports the same technology back from Q1 2006. I will reveal more details as you read this article."


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Review: Saitek Eclipse II Illuminated Keyboard

Posted: September 4, 2006 @ time: 04:21PM
Author: sdy284

ExtremeMHz - "Out of all the keyboards I have reviewed in the past, there is still only one that has remained my primary choice. The Saitek Eclipse was a breakthrough in illuminated keyboards, and was a big step ahead all others in terms of quality and innovation. It was simply the right approach in terms of design, and has proven to be one of the most popular keyboards on the market. Although unnecessary, Saitek went back to the drawing board only to further improve upon their excellent product. The result is the all new Eclipse II, sporting not one, but three backlight color choices and a new design that brings many improvements, both in terms of quality and features."


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Article: Building A KICKASS Gaming Rig (Part 1/3)

Posted: September 5, 2006 @ time: 06:13AM
Author: sdy284

3dGameMan - "This Video is part 1 of 3 on "Building a KICKASS Gaming Rig". In this video, I will outline how to select the correct hardware. The average computer user still purchases pre-built systems. The reason for this is that most find selecting the right components and installing them a very daunting task. This Video is intended to help you build your own high end gaming computer system. Please remember though, that this video is intended as a general guide."


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News: 9/11 spawned tech-security market

Posted: September 5, 2006 @ time: 06:17AM
Author: sdy284

CNN - "During the Cold War, Canada's National Optics Institute developed a system to detect which type of enemy tank or fighter jet was approaching. After the Soviet Union's demise, such threats were deemed less likely, and the technology sat on the shelf. Until 2003, when entrepreneur Eric Bergeron toured the institute with September 11 on his mind. "The flash I had was that we no longer look for Russian planes in the sky, but we do look for bad things in luggage," Bergeron said. The X-ray analysis company that emerged, Quebec-based Optosecurity Inc., is only on the verge of putting its devices in real-life checkpoints. But its hopes are emblematic of the massive homeland security technology industry spawned by September 11."


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News: Matsushita Recalls 6,000 Notebook PC Batteries

Posted: September 5, 2006 @ time: 06:18AM
Author: sdy284

VarBusiness - "Matsushita Electric Industrial said on Tuesday it had started recalling 6,000 PC batteries as they could overheat when subjected to a strong impact -- the latest battery recall involving Japanese electronics makers. A Matsushita spokesman declined to identify the supplier of the batteries in question, but said neither the Panasonic brand maker itself nor Sony had made them. The move follows an announcement by Dell last month that it would recall 4.1 million notebook computer batteries made by Sony because they could overheat and catch fire. Apple Computer also said last month it would recall 1.8 million Sony-made batteries for similar reasons."


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News: Dual-Core CPU Buyer's Guide

Posted: September 5, 2006 @ time: 06:19AM
Author: sdy284

TechWeb - "If you've been sitting on the fence trying to decide whether to jump into the dual-core market, dither no more. Not only have the prices of dual-core processors come way down in the past year, but performance has been kicked up several notches. In May, AMD refreshed the high end of its Athlon line, and in July Intel introduced its long-awaited Core 2 Duo (formerly codenamed Conroe) chips -- the first desktop processors in its new "Core" microarchitecture. "Now is a great time to buy," said Chris Walker, Intel's director of desktop CPU marketing. Sure, Walker's got some skin in that game -- Intel is intent on a successful launch for its new Core 2 Duo lineup. But from a consumer perspective, he's correct. The Core 2 Duo introduction touched off a price war between Intel and AMD. "


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News: Supreme Court To Hear Arguments On Software Patents

Posted: September 5, 2006 @ time: 06:21AM
Author: sdy284

InfomationWeek - " The opponents of proliferating software patents who see them as a threat to open source software may finally get their day in court--the U.S. Supreme Court. The critics have been itching for this opportunity for years. But the Supreme Court rarely reviews patent cases, which usually are decided by federal appeals courts. The top court, however, has agreed to hear three patent cases this fall, though only one relates to the impact of patents on open source software. The case involves two brake pedal manufacturers. The Electronic Frontier Foundation, a legal advocacy group, has filed a friend of the court brief in the case of KSR International v. Teleflex. The two parties will be arguing whether Teleflex has patented the right to put electronic sensors on brakes. "


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News: FBI Prepares Phase One Of Sentinel Program

Posted: September 5, 2006 @ time: 06:22AM
Author: sdy284

InformationWeek - "The first big test of the FBI's latest effort to create a more cohesive data-sharing infrastructure comes next month, when the bureau will formally scrutinize plans for its highly anticipated Sentinel project and the project's lead contractor, Lockheed Martin. After that review, the FBI will decide whether Lockheed will move ahead with the more than $400 million application modernization project. This is a make-or-break moment for CIO Zalmai Azmi. The FBI's last major application upgrade, the $170 million Virtual Case File system, was a highly publicized failure. So Congress, the Justice Department, and the public are watching Sentinel closely. "I'm looking for my engineers to come back to me to tell me the design of the project is sound," says Azmi, who has 75 people, including FBI staff and contractors, working on the project."


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News: Minneapolis Goes Wi-Fi, With WiMAX To Follow

Posted: September 5, 2006 @ time: 06:23AM
Author: sdy284

TechWeb - "Minneapolis is the latest large U.S. city to commit to building a citywide wireless network, but the city will hedge its bets by rolling out Wi-Fi initially and retaining the capability of upgrading to WiMAX and 3G at a later date. In an announcement Tuesday, suppliers BelAir Networks and US Internet said the deployment will cover a 54-squre-mile sector of the city. "The network is modular architecture," said Sheila Burpee Duncan, BelAir spokeswoman. "You want it to be futureproof." Duncan said a one-mile-square Wi-Fi pilot network is already up-and-running. The next step will be to deploy Wi-Fi across the city. She noted that Wi-Fi operates in unlicensed spectrum, making it easier to rollout the wireless technology quickly. US Internet, a leader in mesh networking integration, will deploy the network. "


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News: Intel may delay fab projects, says report

Posted: September 5, 2006 @ time: 06:24AM
Author: sdy284

EETimes - "As part of its major cost-cutting efforts, Intel Corp. could delay a pair of new 300-mm fab projects in Europe and the United States, according to online reports. In addition, the chip giant has also implemented a voluntary separation program for select employees worldwide, according to reports. As reported last week, embattled Intel is expected to announce major layoffs on Tuesday (Sept. 5), although estimates of how many workers will be cut are all over the map. Intel is expected to cut as many as 15,000 workers as part of a major "overhaul" at the company. The chip giant has about 100,000 employees worldwide. "


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News: MS Photosynth Poised to Revolutionize Photo Imaging

Posted: September 5, 2006 @ time: 06:26AM
Author: sdy284

DailyTech - "Microsoft is currently hard at work on a project it calls Photosynth. Currently, the project is under the Microsoft Live development team, and no release date has been planned. However, what is known about Photosynth is that it will attempt to revolutionize the way people view their photo collections as well as change the way people take photos. Incorporating exciting new technology, Photosynth can take a collection of photos, analyze them, and model them into a 3D virtual scene, placing each photo in their perspective-correct position -- users can see where one photo was taken in relation to another photo!"


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News: Word flaw hit with zero-day attack

Posted: September 5, 2006 @ time: 06:28AM
Author: sdy284

c|net - "An "extremely critical flaw" in Microsoft Word 2000 is currently being exploited by malicious attackers, which could lead to remote execution of code on a user's system, security researcher Secunia advised Tuesday. The vulnerability affects systems running Windows 2000 and occurs when processing malicious Word 2000 documents, according to Secunia's security advisory. Security company Symantec, which several days ago detected the exploit, Trojan MDropper.Q, noted that it uses a two-step attack. "


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News: CA antivirus deletes Windows 2003 file

Posted: September 5, 2006 @ time: 06:29AM
Author: sdy284

c|net - "Some Windows 2003 users have been experiencing problems with the operating system after CA antivirus software wrongly detected part of the operating system as malicious software last week. At the heart of the problem is part of Windows' in-built security, a file called Lsass.exe. This was wrongly detected as a virus by CA's eTrust software and was deleted, causing some servers to crash and fail to reboot. CA, formerly known as Computer Associates, said that it quickly spotted and remedied the problem on Friday and also advised affected users to find out how to fix it."


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News: Google slips out open-source OCR engine

Posted: September 5, 2006 @ time: 06:29AM
Author: sdy284

c|net - "Google has announced that it "quietly released" a veteran optical character recognition engine as open source a few months ago. The engine, Tesseract, was developed between 1985 and 1995 by HP Labs to some acclaim but was filed away when the company pulled out of the optical character recognition (OCR) business. According to a recent Google Code Blog post by "Uber Tech Lead" Luc Vincent, a couple of Hewlett-Packard employees decided to dust it off as open-source software with the help of the Information Science Research Institute at the University of Nevada at Las Vegas, which in turn called on Google to help with debugging. "


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