Ipod Nano costs $90 to produce?

The Inq. has an interesting article that reports the findings of the firm iSuppli and their analysis of the Ipod Nano. Out of their report comes the findings that the parts used in the Ipod Nano total about $90, with the NAND flash memory making up about 60% of the price. The Ipod Nano is …more

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Sony to slash 10,000 jobs, refocus on electronics

According to EETimes Sony are cutting 10,000 jobs. The job cuts represent 6.5% of Sony’s global workforce. 4,000 will be from Japan and the remainder will be from other regions. TOKYO ? Sony Corp. will slash 10,000 jobs worldwide by March 2008, and said it will close several factories as part of a major restructuring …more

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Activision to increase game prices by $10

We just heard that Activision is going to increase the price on their game titles by US $10 to “keep up” with Microsoft’s upcoming Xbox 360. Right now all the talk is about console titles, but PC titles are rumored to be in the mix also. With the economy the way it is now a …more

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South Korea Plans to Build Combat Robot for Battlefield

It looks like future wars are going to be fought by humans and machines fighting side by side. South Korea has announced plans for a mobile combat robot that is designed to kick ass without any emotions involved. No word on what processors or hardware these will use. I’m not sure AMD or Intel would …more

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Major UK mobile TV trial starts

Watch TV on your Cell phone! Well O2 and Arqiva are doing a trial in the UK for just that. 3G mobile technology will allow you to watch you favourite soap opera while on the move. Unfortunatly the trial is only available to a select few in Oxford, But the future looks promising. According to …more

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ABIT Cuts Suzhou Plant Motherboard Production By 50%

ABIT Computer plans to migrate half of its motherboard capacity, mostly entry-level production, to Elitegroup Computer Systems (ECS) by the end of October. ABIT?s high-end segment, including the Fatal1ty brand line, will continue to be made at the plant in Suzhou, China. ABIT is in talks with several companies for a property transfer of its …more

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CA Wins Deal to Protect 20M AOL Users

According to eweek.com AOL has released a new version of it’s spyware software, Computers Associates are behind version 2.0. America Online Inc. on Wednesday announced ASP (AOL Spyware Protection) 2.0, which uses Computer Associates International Inc.’s eTrust PestPatrol Anti-Spyware technology to scan AOL users’ systems for 28,000 different kinds of spyware. Pest Patrol will allow …more

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Mozilla Releases Firefox 1.0.7

Mozilla released Firefox 1.0.7 today, those of you who are fans will definitely want to check it out. After Symantec’s warning regarding Firefox vulnerabilities, I’m wondering if Mozilla’s popularity has finally caught up with it. This version includes several security and stability fixes, including a fix for a reported buffer overflow vulnerability and a fix …more

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“Double Lifetime Warranty”

In my opinion, this is a great idea! First, a lifetime warranty on a video card is always a nice thing to have. Second, six months later, when you have to have the new “must have” video card, how nice is it to be able to sell your current card and be able to pass …more

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Hurricane Rita could mean $5 gas

Remember when gas spiked to $3-plus a gallon after Hurricane Katrina? By this time next week, that could seem like the good old days. Experts are guessing that gas could reach $5 a gallon if the storm hits mission critical oil-refineries. Better fill up your tank now just in case! “We could be looking at …more

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Intel chipset shortage extends to 945G

Digitimes are reporting that Intel are experiencing shortages with their 915 chipsets and now the 945G chipset. Good news mayby on the horizon as Intel earlier announced plans to invest more money in two of their exsisting manufacturing sites in the US to increase production capacity. Intel?s chipset shortage has extended from its entry-level PCI …more

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Toshiba announces 30GB dual layer HD disks

Toshiba have developed a HD DVD-R disk with a 30Gb capacity. Compatability tests with other manufacturers will begin in October and Toshiba plan on releasing a HD DVD recorder next spring. JAPANESE GIANT Toshiba said that it can and will make a 30GB dual layer HD DVD-R disk. It said that this extends the capacity …more

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ATI to supply chipsets for two new Windows Vista Laptops

ATI announced today that two new Windows Vista Laptops made by IBM are powered by ATI chipsets. The ThinkPad Z60m with ATI’s Mobility Radeon X600 and the ThinkPad R51E with Radeon Xpress 200M. You can find out more in our Forums and feel free to leave your comments. MARKHAM, Ontario–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Sept. 21, 2005–ATI Technologies Inc. …more

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Google plans WiFi service possibly called Google Secure Access

Pages on Google’s Web site refer to an upcoming wireless internet service, but Google still declines to comment. The Google site refers to a product called “Google Secure Access,” which is designed to “establish a more secure connection while using Google WiFi,” according to a frequently asked questions page that is located here. Internet search …more

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