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Internet 1944

In the United States, they call it Telephone. You might know it as as Chinese whispers or Russian Scandal, or something else. Whatever you call it, Wikipedia describes it as: “a game in which each successive participant secretly whispers to Read More

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CPU 2127

There’s a short preview of the Atom processor here. The conclusion is that it performs pretty dreadfully, and the gap is so big that one can’t blame it on a low FSB or an alpha BIOS. Even if it’s possible Read More

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What-to-Do Contest

This Contest involves solving the following problem: You boot up your PC and find that once you’re in Windows XP, neither your USB keyboard or mouse works – Windows does not recognize them. Thinking that there is some USB issue, Read More

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Slowing Down or Screwing Up?

There are reports that Intel is having multiple problems with the notebook Montevina chipset, namely 802.11n and integrated graphics. OK, the analyst gave us a couple howlers; he apparently thinks Centrino is a CPU, but having integrated graphics fail and Read More

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Nehalem Benchmarks?

Computex is supposed to start in about ten days. Will the CPUs show up? This isn’t going to be about AMD. Whether we see 45nm chips there or not, not like we’re going to get any real benchmarks from them, Read More

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CPU 2293

Intel announced “price cuts” for the next quarter. I say “price cuts” because they’re really not cutting pricing on the low end items; with one exception, they’re getting rid of the low man on the totem pole, adding a high Read More