ASRock plays Frankenstein

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ASRock's latest AliveDual eSATA2 motherboard combines the M1695 chipset, originally designed by ULi, with Nvidia's nForce 3 250, which launched in 2003, to create a modern mash-up that may sound bizarre, but is also strangely...

Virgin plays chicken with Sky

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Virgin Media is threatening to take Sky to court to resolve the dispute over payment for some Sky channels that until last week were part of Virgin's TV service. While Virgin says that attempts to...

'Grand Theft Auto' publisher plays it safe

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Take Two Interactive Software, a game publisher with such portfolio entries as "Manhunt," "State of Emergency," and the massively popular "Grand Theft Auto" series, has decided to cancel development on another controversal game, "Snow." The...

Microsoft Plays Politics

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In 2002, approaching a final deal with the Justice Department in its antitrust case, Microsoft flew one of Sen. John Warner's staffers to Seattle. During the two-day tour of Microsoft's campus, Chris DeLacy was briefed...

Google plays down Microsoft search plans

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A Google executive downplayed the looming threat of search competition from Microsoft, saying his company doesn't expect to see a credible product from the software giant for years. "Rather than worry about some...

New Handheld System Plays NES Games

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Gametech, the makers of NeoFami and AdoFami, will release a standalone console that lets players use their original Famicom (Japanese NES) cartridges to play games. In line with the retro-Famicom fervor that's hitting...

Keynote Plays Ball with PowerPoint

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Apple's Keynote is the first major-company presentation software in years to step up to bat against ruling giant Microsoft PowerPoint (PPT). As an instructor and conference speaker, and as a Mac owner who uses PowerPoint...

AMD plays on Intel chipset instabilties

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Thanks Nautica for your post in BPN. Chip firm AMD has quietly dissed its much bigger competitor Intel by claiming that the latter's 845G/GL chipset crashes peoples' machines. According...

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Apple plays up .Mac subscriptions

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Apple revealed that 100,000 people had signed up for the company's .Mac online subscription service. But the number pales in comparison with the estimated 2.5 million people who subscribed to the earlier, free service, known...

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AMD plays Duron-Celeron catchup

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Intel is set to introduce its 400MHz Willamette-128K Celerons any week now and we're told by the motherboard manufacturers that will give it a big performance boost. But can AMD catch up right at the...

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