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Press Releases (47 Comments) (link)
 Friday, 5-August-2005  16:43:17 (GMT +10) - by Agg

Firstly, a special greeting to Astron Telecommunications, whose Indian telemarketing centre has rung me six times in the last two days, despite me asking to be removed from their database every time they rang. One of the calls came while I was on the phone to the Australian Telecommunications Industry Ombudsman, lodging a complaint about them. It's been suggested that registering your details on the Do Not Contact opt-out page on the Australian Direct Marketing Association is a way to reduce these annoying calls, so I've now done that and time will tell. The main thing that gets me about these calls is that they're coming from India via (I assume) super-high-compression VoIP internet telephony. So the extremely poor quality of the line, coupled with the accent of the person making the call, makes the sales pitch almost indecipherable. And what are they selling? Telecommunications! Marketing at its best.

Anyway, on with the press releases:

AMD launched the AMD Opteron 100 Series with ECC unbuffered memory support. Based on overwhelming customer demand in an increasing number of critical markets for one-way servers and workstations, AMD is expanding the types of memory supported by the AMD Opteron 100 Series processors. More info here. They also expanded the AMD Athlon 64 X2 dual-core processor line to include a 3800+ model that we've seen several reviews of in the last few days.

Cooler Master released a new heatpipe-based chipset cooler. CM Blue Ice is designed to cool down the temperature of Northbridge chipset and surrounding components. More info here.

Cooltech, an Italian watercooling component manufacturer, announced some new products. We are proud to introduce our new products for PC watercooling. More info here.

OCZ announced PC-4000 EL 1GB Gold Edition memory. Witnessing a growing trend in memory-hungry PC games, OCZ developed the PC-4000 1GB Gold Series with gamersí distinctive needs in mind. More info here.

Western Digital have increased the warranty on some of their hard drive products. WD desktop and notebook hard drives, including WD Scorpio, WD Caviar, WD Caviar SE and WD Caviar SE16 drive families, manufactured or purchased on June 1, 2005, or later are now covered by WDís 3-year warranty. The companyís enterprise drives, including WD Raptor and WD Caviar RE, are now supported with its 5-year warranty beginning the same date. More info here.

Finally, Mitch01 send in Teagames.com which has a few flash timewasters, to kill those few precious minutes before Friday-afternoon-pub time.

Edit: ANOTHER CALL. FOUR TIMES TODAY! *&#*^%#$*&^%#$*%(*&%^*&#$^!!
Edit: five.

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