HP to Acquire VoodooPC

HP today announced it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire VoodooPC, a leader in the design and manufacture of high-performance and personalized gaming computer systems. Following the close of the transaction, HP will form a separate business unit within its Personal Systems Group focused on the gaming industry. VoodooPC co-owner Rahul Sood will become …more

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Creator of Morpheus Is Found Liable

In a ruling that is sure to depress users and fans of peer-to-peer (P2P) networking, a federal judge in Los Angeles ruled Wednesday against the creators of the Morpheus file-swapping software. The judge said that StreamCast Networks Inc., the distributor of Morpheus software, actively encouraged millions of users to break the law. The ruling was …more

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Microsoft Signs ‘Rings’ Director for ‘Halo’

The director of LOTR is set to help Microsoft develop future game titles, like the next Halo, for the XBox 360 and XBox LIVE. Sounds like a good deal from a marketing perspective, but I’d be interested to see if the end result justifies such a deal! Peter Jackson, the creator of Lord of the …more

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Sharp develops triple-vision LCD panel

I remember hearing rumors about this… it looks like a normal LCD when it is turned off, but as you walk past it, the image changes! Imagine billboard companies investing in this technology! TOKYO, Japan (Reuters) — Japan’s Sharp Corp. said on Wednesday it has developed the world’s first liquid crystal display (LCD) panel that …more

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AGEIA Joins Futuremark’s 3DMark Benchmark Team

AGEIA has officially joined the 3DMark Benchmark Development Program and wants the world to know as they just sent out a press release. Futuremark created the 3DMark Benchmark Development Program (BDP) to build partnerships with leading PC and gaming industry stakeholders that have an interest in the development unbiased benchmark software that accurately measures the …more

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French surgeons perform zero-gravity operation on plane

French surgeons performed the first zero-gravity operation on Wednesday aboard a plane free-falling to create weightless conditions in what they hope can be a trial run for surgery on astronauts in space. The operation lasted around 11 minutes and was performed in 32 sequences, during which an Airbus 300 Zero G aircraft flew in arcs …more

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GE laptop theft exposes data on thousands

General Electric said on Tuesday that a company laptop containing the names and Social Security numbers of 50,000 current and former employees was stolen in early September. The laptop, issued to a GE official who was authorized to have the data, was stolen from a locked hotel room, the company said. The Connecticut-based company began …more

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Intel Helps Drive The Dell To Near Record Highs

The Dow Jones Industrial Average was nearing the level of its best-ever finish Wednesday, as investor optimism was overcoming concerns about sluggishness in the economy. Advances of 2% or more in McDonald’s, General Motors and Intel were driving the Dow. Lately, the Dow was adding 34 points, or 0.3%, at 11,703. The S&P 500 was …more

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ATI CATALYST Drivers WHQL Certified for Windows Vista

Underlining the company’s leadership in developing hardware and drivers to support Microsoft Corp.’s Windows Vista operating system, ATI Technologies Inc. today announced that its driver has been granted the graphics industry’s first Windows Hardware Quality Lab (WHQL) certification for Windows Vista by Microsoft. WHQL certification sets a high bar for quality and reliability, and is …more

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Intel’s Quad Core Coming Sooner Than Later

News from the Intel Developer Forum in San Francisco reports that PC makers are ready to launch new systems featuring the upcoming quad-core Core 2 Extreme processor (that’s a mouthful). These chips – rated about 70% faster than the current duo-core – are right around the corner hitting the streets in November! Intel will ship …more

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AMD to counter Intel QX6700 with 3 new A64 FX CPUs in mid-November

Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) plans to launch three 90nm Athlon 64 FX processors intended for its 4×4 platform (a two-socket board, each containing a dual-core processor) in mid-November, with an aim to counter Intel’s planned launched of its Core 2 Extreme QX6700 CPU, according to sources at Taiwan motherboard makers who are familiar with AMD’s …more

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All Microsoft Vista versions to ship on single disc

Microsoft has confirmed that all versions of Vista will be shipped on a single DVD, in a feature called Windows Anytime Upgrade. The idea, said a company representative, is to let customers more easily and directly upgrade to a higher edition of Windows Vista from within their current edition. Vista is scheduled to reach consumers …more

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Hewlett-Packard Gets Humble About Their Conduct

Speaking to the press at Hewlett-Packard’s Palo Alto, Calif., headquarters, CEO Mark Hurd apologized for the company’s conduct in spying on board members and journalists, and outlined a series of actions the company was taking as various government inquiries into the affair gain steam. H-P Chairwoman Patricia Dunn, who initiated the investigation, will resign effective …more

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AMD’s CTO Phil Hester says Intel messed up

There is a great interview with AMD’s Phil Hester over at CNET news that is worth taking a look at. Phil talks about the problems over at Intel and also what the ATI/AMD merger is going to mean for AMD. This is worth a read for all enthusiasts and shareholders. We had a period of …more

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