Make every surfing session as safe as if you were at home

Subject: General Tech | May 25, 2006 - 12:40 PM |
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Think Computers reviews the StealthSurfer II Privacy Stick, a USB stick that comes in four sizes, all loaded with Thunderbird, Firefox, RoboForm and Anonymizer.  
It should be enough to protect you form whatever spyware or malware migth be on a public computer.

Intel Computer Clubhouse Opens At Boys & Girls Club In Heart Of Atlanta

Subject: General Tech | May 25, 2006 - 11:45 AM |
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ATLANTA, May 24, 2006 — Intel Corporation and Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Atlanta (BGCMA) today are celebrating the opening of a new Intel® Computer Clubhouse, a unique after-school learning center for youth ages 10 to 18. The clubhouse is located at the John H. Harland Club in the city's southwest area.
'Intel and the Boys and Girls Club's collective goal is to help open up the world of opportunities to the youth of southwest Atlanta through access to the latest technology and support of dedicated staff and mentors,' said Rosalind Hudnell, Intel director of diversity.

Fatal1ty Partners with XFX

Subject: Graphics Cards | May 25, 2006 - 11:44 AM |
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Calabasas, Calif., May 24, 2006 - Auravision, Inc., master licensor for Fatal1ty Brand Products, today announced a partnership with XFX (XFX), a worldwide leader in the manufacturer of NVIDIA based graphic cards.  Under the agreement, Fatal1ty and XFX will collaborate on the design and technical specifications for a variety of graphics cards with a focus on the video gaming community.


"A graphics card is one of the most critical pieces of hardware that makes up a competitive gaming PC", says Johnathan "Fatal1ty" Wendel.  "XFX is the perfect partner to develop Fatal1ty bran

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abit Launches Fatal1ty AN9 32X Motherboard

Subject: Motherboards | May 25, 2006 - 11:38 AM |
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May 23, 2006
Universal abit is proud to unveil its next generation
of Fatal1ty gaming motherboards. Tested and approved by fivefold professional
world champion Johnathan 'Fatal1ty' Wendel, the Fatal1ty AN9 32X
is Built to Kill!
 

Source: ABIT

Chatting with the co-founder of Corsair about EPP

Subject: Memory | May 24, 2006 - 06:36 PM |
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EPP memory technology intrigued TECHGAGE enough to sit down with John Beekley, the VP of App Engineering and co-founder of Corsair.  See what he can tell you about this new joint technology from nVIDIA and Corsair.

Source: TECHGAGE

Aluminium keyboards for the fashion conscious

Subject: Cases and Cooling | May 24, 2006 - 04:55 PM |
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They are certainly not cheap, but the Enermax Aurora and Crystal keyboards are very stylish.  When you go all out on an aluminium case, shouldn't you get a matching keyboard?  Drop by 3dGameMan for the full story.

Source: 3dGameMan

Intel Capital Extends Global Reach

Subject: General Tech | May 24, 2006 - 04:33 PM |
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SANTA CLARA, Calif., May 24, 2006 — Intel Capital, the venture capital investment arm of Intel Corporation, has embarked on a bolder, more proactive strategy designed to enhance innovation worldwide by helping its portfolio companies to be more successful through larger investment stakes and more active collaboration.


Recognizing the importance of technology centers outside the United States, Intel Capital over the past year announced the formation of a series of geographic investment funds in India (US $250 million) , China (US $200 million), the Middle East and Turkey (US $5

But will it play in iPod-ia?

Subject: General Tech | May 24, 2006 - 01:47 PM |
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DRM might be holding back a lot of the online music providers, but not necessarily for the reason that first comes to mind.  Ars Technica looks at the question of using DRM that makes the music unplayable on an iPod.  Since 3 of every 4 MP3 players is an iPod, that can have a big impact.

Source: Ars Technica

A case mod of Mass Destruction

Subject: Cases and Cooling | May 24, 2006 - 01:11 PM |
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G-gnome, a member at bit-tech, has assembled an amazing case mod that you have to check out.  He has described almost all of the steps he has taken to build this case, and he seems to be having a blast doing it.

Source: bit-tech

Upcoming announcements from Microsoft, of the good kind

Subject: General Tech | May 24, 2006 - 12:50 PM |
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AnandTech is at the Windows Hardware Engineering Conference, listening to what is coming up in the world of Windows.   See what the second half of 2006 has in store.

Source: AnandTech

nForce 500 series arrives in time for Socket AM-2

Subject: Motherboards | May 23, 2006 - 04:17 PM |
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Bjorn3D takes a look at the nVIDIA nForce MCP 590 series.  With 4 different takes on these AM-2 boards, there should be something to interest everyone.

"The NVIDIA nForce® 500 family of MCPs support dual-core AMD® Socket AM2 processors and are available

in four different versions:

NVIDIA nForce® 590 SLI MCP for hard-core, do it yourselfer (DIY) enthusiasts

NVIDIA nForce® 570 SLI MCP for the performance, dual GPU segment

Source: Bjorn3D

Socket AM2 maddness

Subject: Cases and Cooling | May 23, 2006 - 03:07 PM |
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Socket AM-2 is here, and the reviews are everywhere!  Start off at [H]ard|OCP, for their look at the newest from AMD, and finish off back here, with Ryan's review.

Source: [H]ard|OCP

Intel CEO: India Plays Key Role In Intel's World Ahead Program

Subject: General Tech | May 23, 2006 - 02:40 PM |
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BANGALORE, India, May 23, 2006 — Paul Otellini,
in his first visit to India as president and chief executive officer of
Intel Corporation, today described the pivotal role India plays in
Intel's World Ahead
Program, which seeks to accelerate access to uncompromised technology
and educ

Intel's Core Microarchitecture Redefines Computing

Subject: Cases and Cooling | May 23, 2006 - 02:38 PM |
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SANTA CLARA, Calif., May 23, 2006 — Intel today disclosed record breaking1
results on 20 key dual-processor (DP) server and workstation
benchmarks.

Like 2000 flushes for your registry

Subject: General Tech | May 23, 2006 - 02:10 PM |
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Red & Blackness Mods looks at a $30 registry cleaner called Uniblue Registry Booster.  Find out if it does it's job, and how it stacks up to the competition.

VIA Announces Comprehensive AMD Chipset Support for Socket AM2 Transition

Subject: Motherboards | May 23, 2006 - 12:02 PM |
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Taipei, Taiwan, 23 May 2006 - VIA Technologies, Inc, a leading innovator and developer of silicon chip technologies and PC platform solutions, today announced top-to-bottom chipset solutions supporting the transition to socket AM2 by AMD (NYSE: AMD).

To accommodate the latest platform features and rising system bandwidth requirements, AMD's transition to socket AM2 will enable a new wave of innovation on AMD64 based systems featuring AMD Virtualization and high-performance DDR2 memory.

Corsair Releases World's First Ultra Low Latency DDR2-800 CL3

Subject: Memory | May 23, 2006 - 12:00 PM |
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Fremont, CA (May 23, 2006) —Corsair® Memory, the worldwide leader in design and manufacture of high performance memory, today unveiled the world's first DDR2-800 2GB kit rated at true low latency of CL3. The latest addition to the award-winning XMS™ family of products, TWIN2X2048-6400C3 delivers unparalleled memory performance at 800MHz and supports the industry's lowest latencies of 3-4-3-9 in this speed grade.

ATI unveils new chipset line-up bringing new features

Subject: Motherboards | May 23, 2006 - 11:55 AM |
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MARKHAM, CANADA - May 23, 2006 - ATI Technologies Inc. (TSX:ATY,
NASDAQ:ATYT) is bringing its technology leadership to a new generation of
AMD PC users with the introduction of the CrossFireT Xpress 3200 chipset and
the ATI RadeonR Xpress 1100 series of chipsets, all compatible with socket
AM2. The CrossFire Xpress 3200 is the top-performing enthusiast chipset
available today and the Radeon Xpress 1100 prepares users for Windows VistaT
with ATI's fastest integrated graphics ever.

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NVIDIA and OCZ Technology Cooperate in Bringing New High-Performance Memory Specification to Market

Subject: Memory | May 23, 2006 - 11:53 AM |
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Sunnyvale, CA—May 22, 2006—OCZ
Technology Group, a worldwide leader in innovative, ultra-high
performance and high reliability memory, is pleased to announce the
design and development of a unique line SLI™-Ready memory modules with
Enhanced Performance Profiles (EPP), which will provide today's
enthusiasts with memory solutions that exceed the performance
capabilities of all other previous offerings.

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Kingston announces support of AMD AM2 with their DDR2 800 MHz ValueRAM Modules

Subject: Memory | May 23, 2006 - 11:42 AM |
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Kingston Technology to Support AMD Athlon(TM) 64 product family for Socket
AM2 Platforms with New DDR2 800 MHz ValueRAM Modules

Fountain Valley, CA (May 23, 2006), Kingston® Technology Company, Inc.,
the independent world leader in memory products, today announced the release
of DDR2 800-MHz (PC2-6400) ValueRAM® memory modules to support select socket
AM2 desktop processors.

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