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A quick look at Seagate's 1.5TB Barracuda firmware update

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Seagate broke the terabyte barrier with a 1.5TB version of its Barracuda 7200.11, but soon after its release, users of the drive started experiencing random freezing. A firmware update has since corrected the issue, and we've taken it for a… Go To Full Article

Windows 7 Beta vs Windows Vista 64-bit

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Generally speaking, the performance is almost identical to Vista with an exception made for gaming, but we're putting that down to driver optimisations at the moment. For the most part the benchmarks flicker back and forth between… Go To Full Article

Run Mac OSX on PC x86 hardware with USB dongle

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Getting a stock x86 machine to be recognized as running EFI is the Holy Grail of running OS X on a standard PC. If this could be accomplished, then a purchased authentic copy of OS X can be installed on… Go To Full Article

Accelero Xtreme GTX280 released by Arctic Cooling

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Designed to offer a powerful VGA cooler for maximum overclocking potential, the Accelero XTREME GTX 280 is compatible with the nVIDIA GeForce GTX 260, GTX 280 and GTX 285. Go To Full Article

CPU makers postpone DDR3 generation to 2010

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Although both Intel and AMD were originally expected to fully transition to DDR3 across their product lines in 2009, with the two players now postponing their DDR3-only chipset schedules, the DDR3 generation is not expected to arrive until 2010, according… Go To Full Article

Pioneer finally pulls plug on laserdisc

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RIP LaserDisc Pioneer is set to officially end the production of LaserDisc players at the end of March, with 3,000 more LaserDisc units still in production. "In 1980, Pioneer introduced its first consumer LD… Go To Full Article

China Widens Crackdown on Vulgar Internet Content

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Shortly after confirming it launched a campaign to purge the internet of pornography and other lewd content, the Chinese government has banned at least 41 additional web sites for various reasons. The online porn crackdown began more… Go To Full Article

Child Porn Laws Used Against Kids Who Photograph Themselves

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Privacy advocates say prosecutors are misusing child pornography laws by turning them against the very people they are meant to protect. The accusation comes following a raft of recent child pornography cases against juveniles accused of photographing… Go To Full Article

Nortel files for bankruptcy

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Nortel Networks Corp., North America's biggest telephone equipment maker, filed for bankruptcy Wednesday, hoping to save a once high-flying business whose decade-long decline has accelerated with the global economic crisis. The filing marks a crucial stage in… Go To Full Article

Swedes roll out 4G service

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SWEDISH OPERATOR TeliaSonera is heading up the race to become the first to launch a 4G service becoming the first in the world to launch next generation mobile broadband. TeliaSonera has chosen Ericsson for the initial rollout… Go To Full Article

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