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This announcement has the makings of a future scandal written all over it.  First it was BALCO.  Then Marion Jones had to give up her gold medals for doping.  And now Barry Bonds is under federal indictment for allegedy using HGH.  Next up, Johnaton "Fatal1ty" Wendel is locked up for cheating for using FpsBrain... The First... Read more...
The EU's attacks on American tech companies appears to be progressing unabated:“European Union regulators said Monday they were again investigating software giant Microsoft Corp. this time on suspicion of abusing its market position by squeezing out competing Internet browsers and software rivals dependent on Microsoft programs.The European... Read more...
Opera software doesn't think it can compete with Microsoft in the European Union, and has filed an anti-trust suit with the European Commission. The EU has shown a willingness to listen to complaints about Microsoft in the past, levying an enormous fine and demanding Microsoft unbundle utilities like media players from their Windows Operating... Read more...
It's hard not to appreciate a CEO that comes across as direct as Intel's very own Paul Otellini.  Like him or not, even AMD fans have to give the man credit for being a straight shooter and calling a spade a spade, even if that means ruffling a few feathers.It looks like the latest feathers to get ruffled a bit are those of the EU who... Read more...
Three years have passed since the European Commission ordered that Microsoft make three major changes to how it supplies interoperability information to other OS/NOS vendors seeking to develop products that can communicate with Windows desktops and servers.Change #1: developers must be allowed access to source code!  That's right, MS... Read more...
Once again, no one (except maybe cellular carriers and those supplying the content) should be surprised. Europeans' interest in watching mobile television is as tiny as cell phone screens, a new study showed on Monday, even though the industry has been buzzing about offering TV on handsets for years. Mobile operators hope that mobile TV could... Read more...
In a European Union court decision that makes one wonder why the U.S. couldn't succeed in its antitrust litigation against Microsoft (at least to this extent), Microsoft is reeling.Microsoft suffered a stunning defeat on Monday when a European Union court backed a European Commission ruling that the U.S. software giant illegally abused its... Read more...
A European Court has ruled in Microsoft's appeal of an antitrust order from a lower court, and ordered Microsoft to stop giving away Windows Media Player with every copy of Windows. Oh, yes; they have to show their competitors their source code for any communications applications. Oh, one more thing: they'd like  613 million dollars, please.... Read more...
Contracts with the carriers and Apple were signed in the last few days.  Of particular interest, however, is that the contract requires the carriers to give Apple 10% of iPhone revenues derived from phone and data calls.  This is something the carriers have strongly resisted in the past, and shows just how much they wanted the latest must-have... Read more...
Adobe Systems announced yesterday that their latest version of their ubiquitous Flash Player includes H.264 standard video support. That's the same as Blu-Ray and HD-DVD players. For those of us that like to watch video over the web on our desktop, it means we're finally going to get video that doesn't look like a series of photocopied screencaps... Read more...
Eurocom Launches World's First Workstation-Class Gaming Notebook with FSB1066, 600GB of HDD with RAID 5, Intel Pentium Core 2 Extreme and Nvidia modular MXM-HE SLI technology. Eurocom, the world's leading developer of highly personalized, high-performance notebook PCs and LCD PCs, introduced the EUROCOM D900C PHANTOM FSB1066 Mobile... Read more...
According to an article from Engadget, Europe and South Korea are developing a "Robot Ethics Charter" in order to govern the manufacturing and use of robots to including ethical standards. If this wasn't already sci-fi enough, guess where the a great deal of inspiration for the charter is being... Read more...
Since Microsoft's failure to comply with the European Union's anti-trust rulings, the EU has decided to crack down further on the U.S. based giant warning that more fines may be imposed. After the 2004 case in which it was ruled Microsoft would pay nearly $497 million euros ($656 million USD) for asking unjustifiably... Read more...
Sony's taking a beating with their latest generation console, the PS3. In an effort to save money, the european version won't have a PS2 chip in it to make it backwards compatible for existing games and will rely on software to achieve the same result.   "The method used for playing PS2 games is going to... Read more...
The guys over at XYZ Computing just got their hands on the new Moneual MonCaso 932B HTPC case and have put together a review that may be helpful for anyone who needs to choose a case for their future HTPC. Home entertainment is a very interesting thing. Enthusiasts are willing to spend large sums of money to get the right gear and a small... Read more...
The European Commission, the EU's antitrust watchdog, is eagerly awaiting Intel's response to last year's charges of anti-competitive behavio(u)r.  The original complaint stemmed from Intel allegedly pricing chips below the cost to manufacture them in an attempt to gain market share.We're expecting Intel to respond sometime today.“The... Read more...
OCZ Technology Continues to Expand European Presence in Commitment to Global Marketplace Sunnyvale, CA - August 28th, 2006 - OCZ Technology Group, a worldwide leader in innovative, ultra-high performance and high reliability memory and power solutions, is proud to announce the expansion of its European headquarters in an effort to support... Read more...
It seems likely that the European Commission will hit Microsoft with a hefty fine of $383.2 Million, awaiting a decision expected on Wednesday. By not complying with the Commission's standards, as they were ordered to do back in 2004, they risked facing a $2.5 Million a day fine, which seems to have caught up with them.... Read more...
We haven't posted any Power Supply news recently, but this one deserves some attention. Phoronix has reviewed SilverStone's Zeus ST75F 750W PSU, which is geared towards the most energy hungry PCs out there(Quad-SLI anyone?). "If the popular 500~600W power supply units are... Read more...
Eurocom Launches 19-inch Supernotebook with Dual-VGA NVIDIA GeForce Go7800GTX Graphics and 64-bit AMD Turion64 Eurocom Corporation, a leader in the Desktop Replacement notebook technology since 1989, is launching a fully upgradeable Mobile Workstation Supernotebook featuring a 19-inch display, 64-bit AMD Turion64 and NVIDIA Dual-VGA technology.... Read more...
Anandtech has published a brief overview of the new X3 Reunion demo which will likely become a widely used benchmarking tool. The team tests the demo on a wide variety of processors and GPU's to help illustrate how demanding this new demo truly is. Although a GeForce 7800 GTX 512MB was included, it would have been interesting to see how the... Read more...
With the largest search engine companies being based in the US, French President Jacques Chirac is proposing the creation of a rival search engine named "Quaero". One inteseting feature that's being planned for, is a translation tool that can translate audio."The ambitious project will probably not be available anytime in the near... Read more...
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