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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

PC market hits wall in 4Q, IT market to tank in 2009

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Market research firm IDC reports that PC shipments (including portables and desktops) posted their first year-over-year decline since the second quarter of 2001, dropping by 0.4 percent. That may not seem like much of a drop but, given that the… Go To Full Article

Intel has plans with Lucid

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Sources close to Intel have told us that Intel is working together with Lucid on some secret project. If Lucid can pull of its promised close to linear performance out of two chips, more GPUs could mean even more performance… Go To Full Article

GPUs Used To Crack WiFi Passwords Faster

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Because of the computational power of today's GPUs, GPUs are starting to be harnessed more and more to help out CPUs with some hardcore number crunching. That is the concept behind Nvidia's CUDA, ATI's Stream, and Apple's OpenCL frameworks. There… Go To Full Article

GeForce GTX 285: 55nm Enabling Higher Performance

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Just last week, NVIDIA announced both the GTX 295 and GTX 285. Today we have availability on both and test results for the GTX 285. As we weren't able to get power tests done time to include in the GTX… Go To Full Article

List of Spyware Protection Software Compatible with Windows 7

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If you are one of the many people testing the beta release of Windows 7, you should still make sure to keep your computer safe and secure. The other day we created a list of Anti-Virus software compatible with Windows… Go To Full Article

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