Intel Core 2 Quad Barebone Kit- Less then 700?

Canadian Super site, tigerdirect.ca, is offering Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 Barebone Kits for $659.97 CAD. This Intel Core 2 Quad processors clocks 2.40GHz.

The kit comes with:

1GB 533MHz RAM, Intel Socket 775 Motherboard, 200 GB 7200RPM HDD, 500 watt power supply and of coarse, a pretty case.

This can be bought at Tigerdirect.ca

July 24, 2007 at 4:02 pm Leave a comment

World Of Warcraft Surpasses 9 Million

Blizzard has announced that its best selling MMORPG has surpassed the 9 million subscriber checkpoint. This includes anyone who has logged in within the last 30 days, has a subscription, and excludes anyone who has promotional subscriptions, or expired/canceled subscriptions.

China is also going to receive its first expansion pack, The Burning Crusade. Blizzard expects that there will be a huge increase in both returning and new subscribers.

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[via BusinessWire]

July 24, 2007 at 2:36 pm 1 comment

Wii hits 3 Million mark, In japan

It appears as though Nintendo old 3 million Wii systems so far in japan. This will bring their total sales over 9 million, worldwide. Xbox box is still ahead by 1 million, but considering there is a Wii shortage in many places, and the amount of time its been out, there is no doubt that Wii will beat the Xbox in sales.

So how big is the Wii going to get? Is it going to be in virtually every home?

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[via Dailytech]

July 24, 2007 at 1:14 pm Leave a comment

Facebook getting Pushed instead of Poked

Facebook is one of the biggest Social Networking sites out there. But its creator/ceo and former Harvard student, Mark Zuckerberg, has been accused of stealing the idea and source code.

According to Cameron Winklevoss, Tyler Winklevoss and Divya Narendra, Zuckerberg was brought in to help create some code for their site ConnectU. This project was initially start as a social network for unversities. ConnectU claims that Zuckerberg delayed the launch of ConnectU so that he could build up a rival site, Facebook.

Facebook is huge right now. It even had an offer from Yahoo, for 1 billion dollars. It generates over $125 million usd a year in ad revenue.

So will the Judge convict Zuckerberg of theft? Or will the former Harvard students get charge for defamation? The ruling is later this week.

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[via TheStar]

July 24, 2007 at 12:52 pm Leave a comment

Silverlight & Netflix

Microsoft’s Silverlight is a relatively new application. It is part of the .Net framework and Microsoft says it is a “cross-browser, cross-platform plug-in for delivering the next generation of .NET based media experiences and rich interactive applications for the Web.”

In a Mix ’07 demo, Netflix demonstrated a model they created in less then 3 weeks. This model features seamless movement between movies, and interaction on both PC and Macs. You can chat, share movies, switch between movies, chapters and  preview other movies in the same category regardless what platform you are on. Netflix also claims they are working on HD video streaming that is just as fast as regular streaming.

Is Silver light going to be the next big thing in internet technology? Do you think it will stick?

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[via silverlight.net]

July 23, 2007 at 11:36 pm Leave a comment

Samsung’s first 5mpxl GSM Multimedia phone

Samsung has announced it release of the first GSM 5megapixel camera phone for European market. This phone features 2.2″ LCD with 16 million colours, 5 mega-pixel multi-function imaging system and full Bluetooth v.2 connectivity. It also has a mp3 player and a internet browser.

It isn’t said how much this will go for, but its expected to hit the European markets this August.

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[via Samsung PR]

July 23, 2007 at 6:02 pm Leave a comment

Screen Savers Playing movies

It looks like Sony’s Crackle has made a little program that plays your favorite videos while your computer is idel, via your screen saver. Whizbyte is currently testing this application, and we will have an update on its performance.

[via Crackle]

Update: After testing the application for a few minutes, the program seems a bit impressive, but a bit confusing. After installing the app, its not clear what to do next. After a few tries we decided to check under the screensaver options and sure enough there was the app. We set it up and tested it. It is pretty well mad, nice looking, and easy to get around on, but its not much good for a screen save. The idea is pretty innovative, but the program doesn’t match what was expected. I think that if the program was a stand alone program, it would be pretty successful. They should do this, and just have an option to make your favorite videos, your default screensavers.

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July 23, 2007 at 3:17 pm Leave a comment

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