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OCZ Technology Unveils the Extremely Efficient yet Compact Vanquisher CPU Cooler Sunnyvale, CA—August 30, 2007—OCZ Technology Group, Inc. a worldwide leader in innovative, ultra-high performance and high reliability memory and computer components, today announced the OCZ Vanquisher CPU cooler, a much-anticipated... Read more...
The latest build of Windows Vista SP1 was distributed to its beta testers last week.  Naturally it was also distributed to the likes of BitTorrent and other P2P file-sharing networks, though of course without Microsoft's permission.  Unlike the first build that was released, this was a .EXE file, not an ISO image.   Build 6.0.6001.16633 (longhorn.070803-1655)... Read more...
Is one-hand control better than two? For years that's been the design around smartphones.  And that's the way we've used a variety of smartphones.  However, Apple went its own way and designed a UI that, unless you have some pretty flexible fingers, requires two hands to operate. "Everyone is still trying to make a one-handed product," Rolston... Read more...
Taiwan’s Acer has announced it will buy struggling computer vendor Gateway, in a deal worth $710 million. Acer will pay a 57% premium over the Friday closing price for Gateway stock, at $1.90 per share.  This will create the world’s #3 largest PC maker. Acer Inc. plans to acquire Gateway Inc. in a deal worth $710 million that Acer says will... Read more...
Paramount's decision to throw all its support to the HD-DVD side in the format wars for hi-def entertainment was a bit of a surprise. The fight for supremacy between HD-DVD and Blu-Ray is likely to have a winner take all outcome, as one format or another gains the upper hand and the other goes the way of Betamax. But according to the New York... Read more...
Apple and AT&T have been sued for a second time over the controversial battery replacement plan for the iPhone.  You may recall that last month Jose Trujillo of Melrose Park, Ill. sued the companies for $75,000 in damages over the battery.  Monday a second lawsuit was filed, this time in California, alleging that Apple and AT&T deliberately... Read more...
We reported yesterday that NVIDIA has taped out their next generation GPU, the 9800, or so the rumor goes.Now we’re picking up new details, such as the the rumor that the new cards are said to run much quieter than current generation cards such as the 8800 Ultra.As with all rumors, take this with a grain of salt until we actually get a card... Read more...
What was that old saying?  "The reports of my demise have been greatly exaggerated?"  This appears to be the case with Quicken for the Mac, despite Internet reports of its cancellation. The Macintosh version of Quicken is s alive and well, according to Intuit spokesperson Jodi Reinman. Reinman refuted reports floating on the Web that Quicken... Read more...
Quickbooks has long been available as an online service, so it was only a matter of time before Quicken was migrated to this format.   Currently in closed beta testing, Intuit is planning to open the beta to a waiting list on September 10. Intuit is planning to release a Web-based edition of its leading personal finance application this... Read more...
Second Life is fairly unique amongst a crowd of Dwarf & Goblin infested online worlds, as it doesn’t focus on gold coins, levels or even experience points.  Residents of Second Life go about a wide array of tasks, almost all of which could be easily done in the real world.  There are still limits to what people can or should do, but scripting... 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...
I'm sure you've heard about the price drop that was just announced for the Xbox 360; the Xbox 360 Premium model has dropped from $400 to $350.  However, more quietly, Microsoft has also added a freebie into the mix - a hardware refresh that includes an HDMI port, previously available only on the Elite model.  This was rumored at first, and... Read more...
There's an awful lot of fanboi jawing about which video game platform is the best.  And of course, besides the big three console gamers, there's always the hardcore overclocker crowd getting every last shader going  while saving the universe. But what might be obscured in the friendly joshing is that video game hardware and software sales... Read more...
Researchers from the Department of Chemistry at the University of California, Riverside, have developed a type of liquid that has the ability to change color when treated with a magnetic force. The liquid is composed of iron oxide particles, each about 100nm in diameter, coated with plastic and suspended in water. Leading researcher Yadong... Read more...
It's being reported that anti-piracy watchdog, MediaDefender, may have set up a trap for potential pirates: “Several days ago, anti-piracy watchdog MediaDefender launched MiiVi.com, a decoy piracy site claiming to offer "fast and easy video downloading."  It displayed copyright by "MiiVi, Inc," and mentioned no affiliation with MediaDefender,... Read more...
Intuit, maker of Quicken products, started using a "strong encryption" method in 2003, but apparently a backdoor has been found that might compromise passwords: "A Russian firm that provides password-recovery services says it has found a backdoor in the encryption mechanism that Quicken uses to secure password-protected files, a feature... Read more...
Let’s go back ten years in time. Ten years ago, in 1997, Intel’s Pentium 2 processor was launched and was a big hit since it was so “fast” at the time, ranging from speeds of about 200 MHz all the way up to 400 some-odd MHz. Of course we have come a long way, and our computers have evolved into much more powerful and compact machines. Nonetheless... Read more...
OCZ's latest solution for cooling their high performance memory modules is the Reaper Heat Pipe Conduit (HPC) system. The Reaper HPC memory uses a combination of an aluminum heatspreader, copper heatpipe, and aluminum fin array to quickly dissipate heat. Heat generated by the memory is absorbed by the heatspreader, where it is then transported... Read more...
For the last several months, DDR2 memory development has been largly stagnent. The fastest DDR2 memory kits from last summer were, for the most part, still the fastest DDR2 memory kits this spring. We haven't seen any truly significant developments in DDR2 since Micron stepped up to the plate with their D9 chips. Although manufacturers... Read more...
If you're showing up at the Star Wars conventions in a plain old limousine or a Prius, listen up: for a fraction of the price of  an AT-AT, you can now afford a JL 421 Land Cruiser, and get all the girls dressed up like Princess Leia in a metal bikini. And it's only $19,999.95 on Amazon. Order early, I imagine this item will dwarf the demand... Read more...
Sales of consumer electronics in the United States are expected to reach $155 billion dollars for 2007, up from $145 billion in 2006. That's larger than the Gross Domestic Product of Singapore, but not quite the whole output of goods and services of Ireland. Behind the strong performance was surging sales of digital consumer electronics... Read more...
Apple has an update for its ubiquitous Quicktime multimedia software, to fix the exploit discovered at a security conference two weeks ago. Remember, the exploit works if you're running Windows too, so everybody should get the update if you have Quicktime.  The exploit with QuickTime for Java was first reported as a Mac OS X... Read more...
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