Updated 5:00PM - Intel extended its lead in microprocessors today by launching the world's first 45nm microprocessors. Along with the new "Penryn" 45nm processors being launched today, Intel is also launching the "Seaburg" chipset designed for the HPC (High Performance Computing) chipset which is timed perfectly with this week's supercomputing conference.
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DailyTech is reporting that Via is selling the PC2500E development motherboard and Via C7 CPU bundled with "gOS" for $60.The cost for the VIA PC2500E mainboard and the CPU is $59.
I can still remember 1991 when I bought my first computer display for my first computer. It was $315 for a 14" CRT (Cathode Ray Tube) non-Interlaced monitor that had an actual viewing size of around 13" and the display was about as flat as a beach ball.
Ahead of next week's supercomputing convention in Reno Nevada, Intel has launched a new set of tools to simplify cluster development for Linux and Windows optimized for Intel and AMD processors.
Updated 8:00 PMThe discussion on Comcast actively resetting BitTorrent connections to manage its network for its cable broadband service has gotten hot in recent weeks and there hasn't been a whole lot of accurate reporting on the subject because of the complexity of the issue. The subject of Net Neutrality has once again surfaced with Comcast's actions being the latest rallying cry of Internet "discrimination".
Seagate recently settled a customer lawsuit with Michael Lazar and Sarah Cho over the definition of a gigabyte. Gigabyte class hard drives are inflated by 7.
Ok this is just absolutely nuts. $99 for a Toshiba HD DVD player and $348 for a 1GB Acer Laptop supposedly this Friday at Wal-Mart and it isn't even Black Friday yet.
Microsoft launched its UC (Unified Communications) products this month with the intention of replacing the traditional PBX. But before it can get to a dominant market share position if it ever gets there at all, it's going to have to interoperate with existing telephony systems on the existing standards that are in place.
The high definition format wars are in full swing and they're about to heat up even more with HD DVD prices dropping below the $200 mark. HD DVD took an early lead only to lose the lead to Blu-ray because of Sony's PlayStation 3 with built-in Blu-ray capability.
TechReport has an early review on the new Intel QX9650 45nm 3.0 GHz quad-core extreme desktop CPU (due for launch next month) and the power consumption results are shocking.
This hasn't been a kind week to me when it comes to DSL service from AT&T as I've already gone through AT&T DSL setup hell earlier this week. On Saturday when I set up a few extra things for my mother's home, I ran some DSL speed tests (during non busy hours at a nearby test server at 19ms away) on the 768 kbps $15/month basic DSL service.
Just over a year ago when hacker “Viodentia" wrote FairUse4WM and broke Microsoft's Windows Media DRM scheme wide open, Microsoft responded with record urgency in a mere 3 days. But when Viodentia came back as "Divine Tao" and wrote a second major revision of FairUse4WM this July and broke Microsoft's Windows DRM scheme wide open again, Microsoft didn't seem to be as concerned and spent their usual 3 months to patch the issue.
Years ago when I was still a bit more naive, I thought we could end the spam dilemma if we would simply implement domain-level sender authentication using digital signatures. In fact when David Berlind wrote "Why spam could destroy the Internet" in November 2002, Berlind quoted me saying that every domain's official SMTP server should digitally sign each message to prove the email came from that domain.
One of the things I've noticed in recent years is how a lot of people I know were getting pigeon holed in to non-public IP addresses by their broadband provider. Oh sure you can do your typical web surfing and you could probably even put up a router to share your Internet connection, but that put you in to a situation where you have to do two address translations which breaks a lot of advanced applications.
Following last month's launch of dual-socket and quad-socket Intel-based servers, Sun Microsystems launched its first Intel based workstations in two decades. The Sun Ultra 24 Workstation is based on the latest Intel X38 chipset (which replaced Intel's 975 chipset).