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 Friday, 8-July-2005  16:58:13 (GMT +10) - by aftahours

Rambus has souped up its memory technology to let memory chips talk to graphics processors much more quickly than they do today. The technology should lead to better pictures from games consoles and high-end PCs, the company said Thursday. XDR2 enables data rates in and out of DRAMs starting at 8GHz. That compares to 1.6GHz for high-end memory components such as GDDR3 (Graphics Double Data Rate 3), which is designed to work with graphics processors. Full article here, on PCWorld.

Murray sends in news that Google is among the latest investors in Current Communications Group, a broadband-over-power line service provider. More details at Itnews.

Sudhian have a closer look at the courtcase between AMD and Intel, and how it could reshape the industry. AMD’s complaint against Intel is no laughing matter; Sunnyvale’s lawsuit has the potential to reshape the entire computer industry. As such, its worth detailed examination…

PCWorld have news on Google's new free toolbar for Firefox. It's only a beta version, but you can grab it here, thanks Nick!

Hothardware have posted a three-board nForce 4 Ultra motherboard roundup, that includes Abit's Fatal1ty AN8, MSI's K8N Neo4 Platinum, and ECS' KN1 Extreme.

Overclocker Cafe have a new contest posted on their site, where you can win a HIS Radeon X700 Pro IceQ Turbo (PCI-E), and us Aussie's can enter it! =)

Info on Itnews about Mercury Computer Systems and their new Cell microprocessor technology, which is a technology to help develop applications in demanding areas like radar, sonar, MRI, CT, and digital X-ray. Sony has said that Cell technology would be used in its Playstation 3 and Toshiba has said it planned to use it in high-definition TVs.

Yahoo now has a mobile search service that lets users in US send short text message queries and retrieve results from their mobile phones. Full article on Designtechnica.

The new version of the Opera Web browser has added its own integrated BitTorrent client. More details on ZDNet.

More details here on the London terrorist attacks that killed fifty-two people yesterday.

More tragic news, about one million Snickers and Mars bars will be buried at a landfull site, after Masterfoods received three letters claiming that seven bars had been contaminated in the Sydney area.

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