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 Friday, 29-June-2007  23:08:33 (GMT +10) - by Rational

It seems there are some serious bugs in Intel's Core 2 Duo processors. You can find an easier summary here, thanks Bern. Various developers are busy implimenting workarounds for serious bugs in Intel's Core 2 cpu. These processors are buggy as hell, and some of these bugs don't just cause development/debugging problems, but will *ASSUREDLY* be exploitable from userland code.

Dell is releasing new notebooks and dropping the Dimension range of desktops, thanks Isaac. Dell Inc. introduced new notebook computers on Tuesday available in eight different colors with advanced features as it tries to grab a bigger slice of the consumer PC market.

Ironically, Microsoft featured Ubuntu on Windows Marketplace with a praising description, thanks fester2001. Yeap, you've heard me, the lines above belong to Microsoft. Allow me to tell you the entire context as this is way too funny not to spread the word out and about. The well-known Microsoft software company owns a website, called Windows Marketplace whose main purpose would be, allow me to quote here: "to make it easy for you to discover the software & hardware that work best for you and your PC.".

Sony is prepping a PS3 firmware update boosting it's multimedia capabilities, thanks Cdr Zero. Version 1.82 will allow playback of AVC High Profile files. This is the same format as H.264/MPEG-4, which is a high definition video standard. In the official Playstation blog, online director Eric Lempel writes that this also paves the path for future updates to include advanced audio playback features.

The closure of the CDMA network may be stalled due to complaints by consumers, thanks fester2001. Interestingly, Telstra was planning to close down the network on date of my birthday next year. Postponing the network's closure would punch a hole in Telstra chief executive Sol Trujillo's $11billion "transformation" plan for the telco, which operates four mobile networks. Telstra plans to close its CDMA network, which still supports up to 1.5million users, on January 28 next year.

It seems that Xbox 360 failure rates are a bit of a problem. Justin Lowe is your average hardcore gamer. He's fully embraced the HD era, owning both PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360, and loves his Nintendo DS and PSP for gaming on-the-go. He even helps run Aggravated Gamers, an indie gaming podcast. What's special about Justin, though, is he's currently on his twelfth Xbox 360.

RBMods have posted some of the best games of the 90s. This article can be written in so many ways, everyone has their own personal opinion when it comes to games. I have asked around and what I want to do with this article is to open it up for discussion, I am going to list the top 10 games of the 90īs as far as I and a few others are concerned but as said please feel free to discuss your views in our forums as this is a big topic to cover.

TechReport have written an article about performance price comparisons of todays processors. Fortuitously, AMD and Intel both took an axe to their prices last month, and we recently added Intel's $113 Core 2 Duo E4300 to our constellation of test results, so now seems like a particularly appropriate time to consider performance per dollar. Join us as we look at the value proposition of 16 CPUs, from the Athlon 64 X2 3600+ all the way up to the Core 2 Extreme QX6800, across a wide range of games, applications, and even energy efficiency tests. Some of what we found surprised us, and it may change the way you think about CPU value.

PCMech have found some Windows explorer replacements for better file management etc. These applications are geared toward the power user, who needs to manage their files and folders with more than what Windows can offer. So if you are in need of some serious reorganization, read on.

InsideHW have checked out the mysterious Conroe based Celeron. Another of the processors on the test came into our possession thanks to pure luck, packed with one of the motherboards that came in directly from the faraway Taiwan. At first we thought that it was a standard C2D processor. However, our surprise was immense. The first thing we noticed after putting it into use was that it had a multiplier of 14.

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