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And we have a winner!

The competition for the Kingston DataTraler II+Migo drew to a close last night, and a winner has now been announced (we don't drag on our competitions just to draw in more traffic, no no no).

ATI’s Avivo gets better with Catalyst 5.13: Hardware roundup!

PrimeCooler MegaCool 6 AMD s939 heatsink [A1 Electronics ] D`zign DV-5 3.2MP Digital Video Camera [ThinkComputers] Corsair XMS TWINX2048-4000PT 2GB Dual Channel DDR [Bigbruin] Kinc sets a new world record using air cooling in 3DMark 03 [NordicHardware] ATI Radeon X1800 XT Crossfire [Guru3D] ATI X1000 (X1K) Series Video Card Roundup [Legit Reviews] HEC Win Power 480W PSU [Techniz] ATI AVIVO Preview [ TrustedReviews] Dual OS Installation of WindowsXP 32-bit/64-bit [PCStats] Vantec Mach 1 MP4-7015-FC s939 Heatsink [Frostytech] Justcom JC-104A KVM [Gamepyre] ATI’s Avivo [bit-tech] Creative Zen Vision:M, More Launch Details [3d Velocity] Intel ‘Black Creek’ 955X Motherboard [ Viperlair] Article: What is Blu-ray Disc? [BFR] Thermaltake Big Typhoon [ Pro-Clockers] The ButtKicker Gamer Review [ Legit Reviews]

Pureoverclock xmas comp: Win a Kingston Datatraveler II+Migo 512MB flash drive!

To kick things off in the brand spanking new forums we're giving away a Kingston Datatraveler II+Migo 512MB flash drive to one lucky forum user!

Review Roundup: Thur 15th Dec – We’re in the Army

Corsair CMX1024-3500LLPRO [Guru3D] TrustedReviews Christmas List [Trusted Reviews] EverCool GT-365 extended cooling device [A1 Electornics] Thermaltake Swing VB6000SNS Case [ Tweaknews] Steganos Security Suite 2006 [Techgage] Antec Neo HE 500W Power Supply [ThinkComputers] News – Spire DigiPanel II [Overclockers Online] Logitech G7 Mouse [Designtechnica News] Gigabyte GV-NX66T256DE Videocard [PCStats] Raidmax RX-9 Gaming Case [3DGameMan] Speed-Link Medusa 5.1 Surround Headset [HWzone] Victorinox Swissbit 1GB USB Swiss Army pocket knife [Hardware-Review]

Activision warns of “significantly lower” earnings

Hot on the heels of NPD’s bleak report on November game sales comes a stark earnings warning from a top third-party publisher. Following the end of trading in New York this afternoon, Activision issued a press release which told investors to brace themselves for quarterly and annual earnings lower than the company’s November 2 forecast. The warning comes despite Activision’s 54 percent year-on-year increase in sales during November. Interesting, Charlie Demerjian of The Inquirer recently wrote an article?predicting the death of the games industry,?and here is the first signs of something quite disturbing. What’s your thoughts? Is the game industry?over inflated?and too expensive to develop for? Are gamers starting to bore with the sequel, prequels, and utter garbage churned out these days? Post in our forums and?let us know.?

Browser users urged to patch up

Windows users are being warned about a bug that lets attackers take over a PC via the Internet Explorer browser. The bug makes it possible for webpages?to compromise a PC without a user spotting the attack, Microsoft warned. Code to exploit the bug was circulating online which led Microsoft to label the bug "critical" and said users should apply a patch immediately. At the same time a similar bug was found to be affecting earlier versions of the rival Firefox web browser.

Nvidia to buy ULi for $52 million

NVIDIA today announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire ULi Electronics Inc, one of the PC industry?s most highly-regarded core logic developers. ULi is recognised for its innovative core logic technology as well as other multimedia and embedded products. Additionally, the acquisition is expected to strengthen the company?s sales, marketing, and customer engineering presence in Taiwan and China. NVIDIA will pay a cool $52 million (USD) for ULI, which is expected to be completed in the first quarter of 2007. For any of you out there that don’t already know, ULI provides a large quantity of Southbridge chips for ATI’s Xpress 200 motherboards, the direct and only real competitor to Nvidia. Though?a worrying message for ATI, the takeover date of 2007 should not cause ATI’s current chip sourcing strategy any worries, and I doubt Nvidia would be crazy enough to limit supply after 2007 to ATI. Money is money, after all.

Review Roundup: Wed 14th Dec – Christmas Blu’s

Raidmax Ninja [InsaneTek] Silverstone Strider ST60F 600W PSU Review [NGOHQ] Saitek Cyborg EVO Joystick Giveaway!!! [amdgamer] Microsoft Internet Explorer 7 ‘IE7’ Preview [PC Stats] Hawking Tech HWBA54G Wireless-G [Hardware-Review] Gigabyte ATi Radeon X550 [Noticias3D] (Google Tanslated) Black Jack: Biohazard Anime DVD Review [ThinkComputers] Corsair TwinX2048-4000PT PC4000 DDR500 Memory Review [PC Stats] Seagate Barracuda 500GB 7200.9 [Viperlair] Blu-ray Disc considered The New Higher Definition Format [Designtechnica]? Raidmax Sagitta ATX Gaming Case [Bigbruin] News: Seagate’s Barracuda 7200.9 hard drives [TR] Evercool Sharks Heatpipe CPU Cooler [ThinkComputers] Steelpad Steel Sound 5H USB Gaming Headset Review [Tweaknews] How to Build an Alienware desktop clone for cheap [BFR]? PrimeCooler MegaCool 5 AMD heatsink [A1 Electronics]

Midday Hardware Roundup: Tue 13th Dec – 17 reviews to sink your teeth into

ATI’s Radeon X1800 CrossFire Edition graphics card – TR Logitech G15 Gaming Keyboard Review – ASEville Thermaltake Purepower 520W Power Station PSU – Techniz Antec ATX 12V Power Supply Tester Review – Legit Reviews Gigabyte GV-RX18L256V-B X1800 XL Videocard – PC Stats Dreamhack 2005 show report – Bit-Tech Enermax SLI/CrossFire Liberty 400W Power Supply –3DGameMan Swiftech MC14 BGA Memory Heatsinks – Motherboards.org OCZ Technology Rally 2GB USB 2.0 Flash Drive – Viperlair Olympus SP-500 Digicam – Designtechnica Vantec 701A HDD Cooler – Techgage NZXT Lexa Midtower Case – OCIA X-Micro Mino DisGo 20GB? – MadboxPC Slim Devices v3 Network Media Player – ThinkComputers Vantec NexStar GX external IDE hard drive enclosure – A1 Electronics Sapphire Radeon X800GTO2 Graphics Card – TrustedReviews PC Buyer’s Guide Christmas 2005 – Guru3D

USB Pocket Flash Drive Roundup

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USB Pocket Flash Drive Roundup

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Intel’s ‘CSI’ to outperform AMD’s Hypertransport

Intel’s CSI high-speed serial interconnect was first meant to appear in a Xeon chip code-named Whitefield. That processor, however, met an untimely death as Intel India mucked up the CSI implementation and forced Intel to rework its plans. As of last check, Intel will now introduce CSI in the Tukwila version of Itanium due out in 2008.

Xbox 360 consumes double the wattage of rival consoles

If the $300 price tag for Microsoft’s new Xbox 360 game console seems steep to you, just wait til you get the electric bill. The new gaming system, which has topped holiday gift lists since its Nov. 22 retail debut, is "obscenely power hungry," according to Will Greenwald, a CNET product reviewer.

Sony plans parental controls for PS3

Parents concerned about the kind of material their children are exposed to should be resting a little easier today. All Headline News reported that Sony has decided to implement parental controls on its next-generation video game console, PlayStation 3. That device is expected to hit North American shores (and stores) in the fall of 2006. It appears it will have some sort of toggle to enable parents to restrict which games their children play by using the Entertainment Software Association’s rating system. Microsoft has also has something similar onboard there Xbox 360, which was launched last week in the UK.

Wikipedia joker eats humble pie

Mr Chase, who added the false information to the biography in May 2005, said he did not realise that the online encyclopedia was taken so seriously. The fake information stated that Mr Seigenthaler Sr was linked to the assassinations of John and Robert Kennedy and that he had lived in the Soviet Union for 13 years. The entry has now been corrected. Tennessean Brian Chase said he added to the entry to trick a co-worker. The discovery of the fake data in journalist John Seigenthaler’s biography started a debate about the online reference work’s reliability and the prank has caused Wikipedia to change its policy so only registered users can create entries.

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