German patent court rules in RIM’s favor

Research in Motion Ltd. just announced that the federal patent court in Germany had ruled in favor of the maker of the BlackBerry e-mail device against patent-holding company InPro. RIM said the German patent court had decided that all claims in InPro’s German-designated patent were invalid. Luxembourg-based InPro has the right to appeal the decision, …more

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Is Flash Memory Being Produced Too Fast?

With Flash memory prices recently getting cut could this be the end of the Flash Memory bubble? Hynix, the No. 2 player in flash, is expected to transition part of their DRAM fab to flash production this year. Not to mention that IM Flash (jointly owned by Intel and Micron) is going to ramp up …more

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Realtime HD 3D for your TV

nVidia today announced the availability of its Quadro FX 4500 SDI line of graphics cards for professional workstations. It would seem CNBC has known about these cards in advance as they’ve signed up to purchase an unknown quantity for future use in live broadcasts. NVIDIA Quadro SDI products allow broadcasters to enrich their programming with …more

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Los Angeles Sues Take Two Interactive Over GTA

The Los Angeles attorney’s office has sued the makers of “Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas” for allegedly hiding pornographic material inside the video game, officials said. For a game released in 2004 it seems silly that states are still suing over a year later. The game, released in October 2004, features characters that commit crimes …more

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AMD socket M (quad) to sample late February

Sources close to AMD’s plans with Socket M have started talking about release dates. Rumors place mark the first deliveries to its (original equipment manufacturing) customers as early as late February. AMD isn’t rushing to shove Socket 1207 chipolatas out the door. The chips for Opterons which will support DDR3 and pinouts for quad core, …more

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Dell Claims It Has No Exclusive Contract With Intel

It’s official: Dell doesn’t have an exclusive deal with Intel, and has an open mind on using AMD processors in its products. Michael Dell is saying they can and will use any processor they choose, but there is nothing to add today. So said company chairman Michael Dell last week when cornered by a Reuters …more

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Intel Itanium Server Processors Might Live On!

Despite rumors of its impending demise, Intel’s Itanium received a US$10 billion new lease on life on January 26 in the US, according to several US-based media reports. This means the Itanium server processors might last till 2010. In an ISA January 26 press release, the organization did not specify the US$10 billion amount, but …more

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Turion Battles Cancer

Sales of the special edition L2000 notebook (through HP & AMD) are strong at over 40,000 units and have generated over $2 million for the Lance Armstrong Foundation (LAF). The publicity could help raise awareness for cancer in the tech community, and raise awareness for AMD’s Turion line in the non-tech community. Available since June …more

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US pupils to dance themselves fit

Schools in West Virginia are targeting 10 – 14 year old school goers with a new exercise regime. The Konami game Dance Dance Revolution(DDR)will be used. The trial will roll out 157 machines to middle schools and eventually extend it to all 753 public schools. Dance Dance Revolution is an Xbox console game where the …more

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Super Talent Readies Enthusiast Grade 2GB DDR Memory Kits

Super Talent is a memory company that many don’t know of, but they make memory for a number of high-end memory companies that we all know and love. It seems that they want a piece of the action also and are started to market their on memory more these days. Late yesterday Super Talent sent …more

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Western Digital Scorpio 120GB Notebook Hard Drives

Today Western Digital announced its new WD Scorpio 120 GB EIDE and SATA hard drives! Offering high performance from 5,400 RPM spin speed, WD Scorpio operates with power requirements comparable to 4,200 RPM drives to yield lower power consumption for longer system battery life and increased long-term drive reliability. Technological advancements made in the company’s …more

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Intel First to Demonstrate Working 45nm Chips

Intel Corporation today announced it has become the first company to reach an important milestone in the development of 45 nanometer (nm) logic technology. Intel has produced what are believed to be the first fully functional SRAM (Static Random Access Memory) chips using 45nm process technology, its next? generation, high?volume semiconductor manufacturing process. Intel has …more

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Google agrees to China censorship

Online search engine leader Google Inc. has agreed to censor its results in China, adhering to the country’s free-speech restrictions in return for better access in the Internet’s fastest growing market. Go take a look at Google.CN and tell us what you think. Is anyone else excited about the upcoming Chinese New Year? I am! …more

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Do It Yourself PC System Guides @ Legit Reviews

One of the most common questions the staff members of LR get asked is, “What kind of system can I buy for x dollars?”. To help answer this question we have started doing monthly system guides. These guides cover both Intel and AMD based systems as both processor brands have loyal followers and they accept …more

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