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Canadian Music Creators Coalition Speaks Out Against DRM

0 comments Matt Horne - Apr 27, 06 12:58pm (PST)
Musicians involved in the Canadian Music Creators Coalition, or CMCC, are working together to help rid their work of the pesky DRM bugs. In a move to show that the current DRM policies and recent lawsuits are entirely the work of the record labels and ...

Warner Home Video Drops DVD Prices in China

0 comments Matt Horne - Apr 24, 06 12:23pm (PST)
In an effort to stop DVD piracy, Warner Home Video lowers price on DVD's in China. Warner has begun its testing with the movie 'The Aviator' and dropped the price in China to $1.50 USD. The DVD will not be package in the regular plastic DVD case, but ...

Plextor Announces Portable Hard Drives

0 comments Matt Horne - Apr 19, 06 12:55pm (PST)
Plextor, a company well known for its optical drives, has designed a 'shock proof' portable hard drive. The new drives were announced on Monday and will be available in two capacities including an 80GB and 120GB unit. The new drives entitled PX-SP08U( ...

Microsoft Releases Faulty Security Patch?

0 comments Matt Horne - Apr 18, 06 12:21pm (PST)
According to various Windows users out there, the latest security patches from Microsoft have been causing problems with both Office applications and Internet Explorer. Problems have been reported by users of HP hardware. The patch seems to conflict ...

Sega To Release New Handheld Console?

9 comments Matt Horne - Apr 13, 06 5:18pm (PST)
Editor's Note: It turns out that this story was in fact Impact Virtuel's April Fool's joke (what the french call "Poisson D'Avril"). According to the website, Inpact Virtuel, Sega is working on releasing a new portable console by the end of 2007. The ...

ATI Releases Catalyst Software Suite 6.4

0 comments Matt Horne - Apr 12, 06 4:23pm (PST)
ATI has released the next version of the Catalyst Driver suite today. The driver includes performance improvements as well as two new features, including a video conversion utility for those running Microsoft's Windows XP Media Center Edition operating ...

ATI Releases 'The Chuck Patch'

1 comments Matt Horne - Apr 07, 06 11:36am (PST)
ATI has released a beta version of the Catalyst driver for Bethesda Softworks' newest offering, Oblivion. The driver was created to address HDR and Crossfire capabilities that were previously not enabled. Beta Catalyst driver 6.3, also known as 'The ...

Apple Releases Boot Software That Will Support Windows

2 comments Matt Horne - Apr 05, 06 12:00pm (PST)
There has been a lot of talk lately about loading Windows XP on an Intel-based Mac. Recent contests were held to allow those interested the chance to make Windows possible on the Apple's new Mac offerings. Apple has now released a public beta release ...

AMD Announces New Reference Design Kit

0 comments Matt Horne - Apr 03, 06 2:16pm (PST)
AMD has been working on solutions for single board computer development. Today the Geode LX EPIC has been released to the development community for use in creating a variety of solutions including GPS, POS terminals and telecommunications products. [ ...

Apple Introduces Sound Limiting On The iPod

1 comments Matt Horne - Mar 30, 06 1:22pm (PST)
Apple has responded to the recent problems brought to light by concerned consumers, by offering a software update that will allow limiting of the iPod volume control. The software update will support user-controlled locking of specified volume limit. ...

Hybrid Graphics Merges With NVIDIA

0 comments Matt Horne - Mar 24, 06 2:22pm (PST)
NVIDIA has been hard at work on the mobile graphics scene lately and has acquired another company to help expand its resources in this market. The company, Hybrid Graphics Ltd., who are known for embedded software development in the handheld market. ...

Microsoft updates IE 7 Beta

0 comments Matt Horne - Mar 20, 06 1:16pm (PST)
Today, Microsoft has released the second version of the Internet Explorer 7 Beta. The update includes functionality changes and improvements. Here is a list of what has been changed: Functionality Removed and Changed in Internet Explorer Beta 2 ...

Trojan Virus Holds Files For Ransom

0 comments Matt Horne - Mar 14, 06 1:15pm (PST)
A new Trojan virus has been found to zip files and demand a ransom for their release. The virus, named Cryzip, is able to go unnoticed by anti-virus programs and targets word, excel, PDF and JPG files. The Trojan, once in the computer, will find the ...

SLI Notebook Released

5 comments Matt Horne - Mar 09, 06 1:30pm (PST)
The Eurocom M590K Emperor notebook is sporting the first known SLI configuration. Featuring two Nvidia Geforce Go7800GTX mobile GPU's, Eurocom claims two times the performance over the single card solution. While featuring SLI, the Emperor also ...

Long-Life Fuel Cell Slated For 2007

4 comments Matt Horne - Mar 09, 06 1:01pm (PST)
Fuel Cell Manufacturer, UltraCell, has created a fuel cell that runs from Methanol. The cell weighs in at 2.2 pounds and is aimed at the portable market. The fuel cell has been tested to run in a laptop and provide 14 hours of battery life. Whether or ...

Catalyst 6.3 Released Today

0 comments Matt Horne - Mar 08, 06 3:30pm (PST)
ATI has just released the new version of the Catalyst driver. Version 6.3 includes two new features and various bug fixes and performance enhancements. This release of Catalyst introduces the following new features:Overlay Theater Mode EnhancementAvivo ...

Intel To Launch Wi-Fi Replacement

0 comments Matt Horne - Mar 08, 06 1:29pm (PST)
Intel will be launching its new WiMax cards for the PC later this year. The new cards which are aimed at taking over wireless networking over the next few years, will support some impressive speeds. "We are now at the point where there is a clear ...

XGI Technology Inc. Has Been Acquired By ATI

0 comments Matt Horne - Mar 07, 06 1:47pm (PST)
ATI announced yesterday that it has bought XGI Technology Inc. and will keep the existing staff at both California and Shanghai locations. The new merger will help establish ATI further into China and put it directly in the center of the technology ...

New LG Notebook Announced

1 comments Matt Horne - Mar 03, 06 12:53pm (PST)
The new Xnote TX Ultra is an energy efficient notebook announced from LG. The notebook will feature a 1.3GHz Pentium mobile processor along with 1GB of RAM and a GeForce Go 7300. With a screen resolution of 1280x800 and weighing in at a mere 2.4 pounds ...

ATI Releases The Crossfire Xpress 3200 Chipset

0 comments Matt Horne - Mar 01, 06 1:02pm (PST)
ATI has officially released its new chipset to the public. The new chipset is aimed at the enthusiast market and will showcase some impressive additions the last revision. The Crossfire Xpress 3200 will be the first chipset to offer 2x16 PCI-E as a ...

OCZ Launches PC-4000 DDR RAM

0 comments Matt Horne - Feb 28, 06 1:02pm (PST)
OCZ announced yesterday that it was launching a new set of RAM, the OCZ EL DDR PC-4000. The new RAM is DDR500 and is targeted to run at 3-3-3-8 timings. The releases include a 1GB module and a 2GB kit (2x1024MB). Each module uses the 'OCZ Xtreme ...

Microsoft To Release Six Versions Of Windows Vista

1 comments Matt Horne - Feb 27, 06 1:11pm (PST)
Microsoft has announced that it will be releasing its new flagship OS in six variants. The goal is to offer the consumer a choice, which is geared towards individual needs. The six versions include: Windows Vista Starter, Windows Vista Home Basic, ...

3Dlabs Bows Out Of Workstation Graphics Race

0 comments Matt Horne - Feb 24, 06 12:31pm (PST)
3Dlabs, know for their Wildcat series graphics cards, has just announced that it will make the transition from the professional workstation graphics market to pursue the mobile market. As the mobile market seems to be growing at quite a fast rate, this ...

New Vulnerability Found In Internet Explorer

0 comments Matt Horne - Feb 23, 06 1:12pm (PST)
A new vulnerability has been found in IE, which will broadcast the text copied to the clipboard using the ctrl+c command. The website http://www.sourcecodesworld.com/special/clipboard.asp can be accessed and will show you what has been recently copied ...

Matrox Has Unveiled Remote Graphics Unit

0 comments Matt Horne - Feb 22, 06 2:14pm (PST)
[image1 width=294 height=179] Matrox announced today their newest product, the Matrox Extio F1400. This new unit will allow the use of keyboard, mouse, monitor and audio equipment to be used remotely. The new unit will allow a maximum distance of 820 ...
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