ATI R520 to Hit Retail Shelves in Q3

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Hardware

As we reported recently, ATI and NVIDIA may very well introduce their next generation of GPUs at Computex this year. Along with that, ATI may also unveil their Multi-VPU or "SLI" technology at the world's largest hardware tradeshow as well.

Tiger Caged by SMB, Active Directory Problems

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Mac

A number of sites running Apple's new "Tiger" operating system are experiencing problems with SMB file sharing and authentication with Microsoft's Active Directory.

Quake 4 confirmed for Q4

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Gaming

As part of Activision's earnings call today, CEO and president Ronald Doornink answered the customary questions from game industry analysts. And in so doing so, he revealed Activison's lineup for the 2005 holiday season, a roster that will make the company a formidable adversary to its rival publishers.

M$ proposals open a window

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Microsoft

THE Free Software Foundation, the keeper of the sacred flame of open-source software untainted by commercial restrictions, evoked a nice image of Microsoft the other day. It compared its nemesis to an unruly child who throws himself to the floor in a tantrum and has to be dragged to his feet by his parents.

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People Telecom gets piracy warning

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Web

Anti-piracy agencies are targeting a select number of Internet service providers with e-mails warning of illegal movie and software downloads by their users.

Calif. violent video game bill passes committee

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Gaming

California lawmakers reconsidered and approved a bill in committee on Thursday that would ban the sale of violent video games to minors.

Pope's old car sells on Internet for nearly quarter million dollars

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Web

Pope Benedict XVI's former car has sold for nearly a quarter of a million dollars after an Internet auction that saw bids rocket in the space of a few hours, organisers said.

OpenOffice a Strong Competitor

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Reviews

It's weird how things can come back to bite you. Microsoft Corp. killed off the competition for office software suites and became a de facto monopoly in the area, with what result? The competition is back and, this time, it's free!

Gartner Discovers Potential IT Biggies

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Sci/Tech

Gartner, Inc. has highlighted seven technology providers it calls "cool vendors" that are developing emerging technologies to address increasing challenges. "XenSource's technology threatens to loosen Microsoft's grip on the PC market, and open up the PC for non-MS software that runs in conjunction with Windows. It's like an operating system for operating systems."

eBay: Let's wait and see on tighter security

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Security

eBay and its customers must accept that fraud goes with the territory of online transactions, a top executive at the auction giant said.

FCC boss proposes 911 for Internet phones

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Sci/Tech

U.S. Federal Communications Commission Chairman Kevin Martin has proposed requiring Internet-based telephone services to offer 911 emergency services to customers by as early as the end of September, people familiar with the plan said on Wednesday.

Cheaper laptops full of features

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Hardware
Reviews

When you're buying something as pricey as a new laptop, it takes courage to stray from the comfort of established names like Dell, IBM and Sony. And it's the sort of courage that can easily lead to "penny-wise, pound-foolish" regrets after the purchase.

The Dual-Core War: Is Intel in Trouble?

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Hardware

Although Intel may have won the race-to-the-launch game, they still lurk behind AMD in majority of the performance tests conducted by various media outlets. For the purposes of this column, I will mainly stick to the desktop side of things to bring forth my point with as little confusion as possible.

KDE's Switch to Subversion Complete

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KDE

The conversion of KDE's source repository from CVS to Subversion is now complete. This is the largest ever change from CVS to Subversion. The conversion script ran for a total of 38 hours from start to completion. All KDE developers with CVS accounts now have Subversion accounts.

M$ faces Longhorn apathy

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Microsoft

When Bill Gates cannot show unmitigated glee over a Microsoft Corp. product, the world's largest software company has a problem.

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Phishing attacks take a new twist

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Security

Phishers are increasingly using new methods to nab sensitive information from Internet users, according to data from Websense Security Labs.

IBM to axe 13,000 jobs worldwide

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Misc

Computer giant IBM has unveiled a major restructuring drive that will lead to the loss of up to 13,000 jobs globally.

New 512MB NVIDIA GeForce 6800 Ultra

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Hardware

NVIDIA Expands GPU Technology Lead with the Introduction of Two New GeForce 6 Series GPUs

New 512MB NVIDIA® GeForce 6800 Ultra Extends Performance Leadership and GeForce 6200 for AGP Lowers Price of Next Generation Graphics

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