Marine One blueprints leaked through P2P App

Sean Kalinich | | Mar 3, 2009 7:26 AM CST

Talk about scary; it seems that an extremely foolish, and probably soon to be unemployed, US Defense contractor installed a file sharing application on the same system that contained detailed blueprints and financial information on Marine One, the President's Helicopter.

The sharing application allowed someone in Tehran Iran to; access and download the information. The files were spotted by Tiversa, a company that monitors P2P sharing networks.

Tiversa informed the government immediately of the files and an investigation was able to quickly trace the files to their source.

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Core i5 motherboards sighted from Asus and MSI

Zac O'Vadka | Motherboards | Mar 2, 2009 10:54 PM CST

While we are still many months away from seeing Lynnfield chips on the shelves, PC Games Hardware managed to get a bunch of pictures of upcomming ASUS boards.

ASUS has two boards with the LGA 1160 socket: the P7U and P7U Pro. The only notable difference between the two appears to be the second PCIe x16 slot on the Pro, while the P7U has a PCIe X1 slot in place of it.

ASUS P7U and P7U Pro motherboards

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Spansion Files Bankruptcy

Zac O'Vadka | | Mar 2, 2009 2:24 AM CST

Less than a week after abruptly laying off 3,000 employees, flash memory giant Spansion has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy.

Spansion File Bankruptcy

The Chapter 11 protection was filed in an effort to "restructure its burdensome debt obligations and intensify its focus on market segments with greater profit potential." The burdensome debt they are referring to totals $625 million.

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Puget Systems Offer Free Windows 7 Upgrade

Zac O'Vadka | Software & Apps | Mar 2, 2009 12:57 AM CST

Puget Systems has announced what appears to be the first free Windows 7 upgrade program for full systems.

Puget Systems Offer Free Windows 7 Upgrade

From now till until June 15 (date subject to change depending on Windows 7 launch), Puget will allow you to purchase a system over $1000 with Vista Ultimate and send it back in for a fresh install of Windows 7 Ultimate. They've got some stipulations on the program such as you must cover the shipping cost back to them and you must send back your Vista COA and disk in exchange for your Windows 7 COA and disk.

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Antec Introduces TruePower New PSU's

Zac O'Vadka | Cases, Cooling & PSU | Mar 1, 2009 11:52 PM CST

Antec annouced the TruePower New series of PSU's today. The new lineup is meant for mainstream computing but brings some of the high end features at an affordable price.

The TruePower New PSU's come with a PWM fan that runs up to 50% queiter than traditional voltage-controlled fans, high-quality Japanese capacitors, and DC to DC conversion for the 5V and 3.3V rails.

Antec TruePower New PSU's

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