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DUH! News of the Day: Not Looking Where You're Driving Causes Accidents

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A new study indicates drivers who are texting while behind the wheel are six times more likely to be involved in an auto collision. The most recent study was conducted using a driving simulator, and six of seven accidents during… Go To Full Article

Kids who smoke pot like to listen to music that mentions it

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Researchers have counted how often popular recording artists mention lighting up some cannabis in their songs, and found that teens who hear the most references are more likely to have experimented with the drug. Obvious? Maybe, but the researchers make… Go To Full Article

Microsoft loses patent appeal; Word and Office to be barred from sale in 2010

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It's getting closer and closer to check-writing time for Steve Ballmer, as the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit has just upheld a decision that would see Microsoft Word and Office banned from sale starting January 11. If… Go To Full Article

NVIDIA Ion 2 coming in early 2010, compatible with Pine TrailNVIDIA Ion 2 coming in e

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Well, here we go: NVIDIA just gave us the heads-up that the next generation of Ion chips (which we'll be calling Ion 2 until it gets a proper name) will be compatible with Intel's new Pine Trail platform and arriving… Go To Full Article

Netbook shipments went through the roof in 2009

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Netbooks rather than notebooks were the flavor of 2009, with sales soaring during the year. That's according to a report from DisplaySearch, which suggested that while netbook shipments grew by 103 percent year on year, regular notebooks and ultra portable… Go To Full Article

Choosing DDR3 Memory for LGA1156 Platform

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So far we haven’t discussed the influence of memory speed on the performance of LGA1156 platforms built around Core i7, Core i5 and Core i3 processors. In the meanwhile, these CPUs have a number of peculiarities connected closely with the… Go To Full Article

TRIM Now Available for OCZ Summit Series SSDs

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New Summit VBM19C1Q Firmware: Supports TRIM command under Windows 7 (Garbage Collection under XP, Vista, OS X) Please backup all data on the SSD as the firmware update process will cause loss of all data Go To Full Article

The USB 3.0 price war starts now

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NEC MIGHT STILL be the only company making USB 3.0 host controllers for PC motherboards, but there are seemingly oodles of manufacturers of USB 3.0 chips that go into devices that hook up to your PC. A full on price… Go To Full Article

Kingston provides sneak peak at watercooling-ready HyperX memory

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Feeling a bit cheeky these holidays , the memory masters at Kingston Technology have posted a couple of pictures of some new HyperX series modules which are currently securely held and tested deep within their labs. From the photos provided… Go To Full Article

Cooler Master unveils the USP 100 mid-tower chassis

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Cooler Master is wrapping up 2009 with an announcement regarding one the new PC cases it plans to release next year, the USP 100 mid-tower. Seen below, the upcoming chassis has a steel body, it measures 214 (W) x 483… Go To Full Article

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