High Noon Showdown Comes Today For BlackBerry

BlackBerry maker Research in Motion and patent holding firm NTP face off today, when a hearing begins on whether to shut down the popular wireless e-mail device in the U.S. At the hearing in a district court in Richmond, Va., Judge James Spencer could grant NTP’s request to shut down Waterloo, Ontario-based RIM’s BlackBerry operations …more

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Intel Downgraded By Friedman Billings Ramsey

Intel (INTC) was slapped with a downgrade this morning by Friedman Billings Ramsey, which also slashed its price target on the chip giant. Shares of Intel were edging down 7 cents to $20.22 in early morning trading. FBR cut its rating on Intel to market perform from outperform and lowered its price target on the …more

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Rumor: The nVidia Geforce 7600 GT has 12 pipes at 560 MHz+

Fudo thinks he figured out some more information on the nVidia Geforce 7600GT video card and thinks we will see 585+ MHz from the partners. Don’t forget about the rumored ATI X1800GTO though. This card is rumored to have 12 pipelines, a 500MHz core clock, 1GHz GDDR3 memory frequency, and a 256 bit interface. Geforce …more

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DDR2 Contract Prices Continue To Rise

After reporting record-high sequential growth for both DDR and DDR2 contract prices in the first half of February, the growth momentum of both memory types weakened in the second half of February, but DDR2 still managed to record an almost 10% sequential price growth amid the current shortage. DRAMeXchange notes that most DRAM makers are …more

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Dell?s PC shipment expected to grow 20-25% in 2006

Dell?s PC shipments are likely to grow 20-25% on-year in 2006 despite concerns about its business outlook. Good news for Dell and share holders, but now Dell has to hit the mark! Dell is unlikely to adjust its projected order volumes to notebook contract makers in Taiwan simply due to a re-scheduling of its analyst …more

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The Empire Strikes Back

The Chinese Empire that is. The desktop PC, after being all but abandoned by IBM and then its entire division sold to Chinese based Lenovo, appeared to be on its last legs, but it was not meant to be. With Lenovo in charge and equiped with its low cost manufacturing capabilities, the ThinkCentre line has …more

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Google Page Creator

/. has a post up on Google’s newly released Page Creator. PC World also has a blurb on their blog about the service. Seems that everyone is pretty excited about this free webpage offering by google. One of our forum members even posted about it in our forums before I could get the story! Seoulstriker …more

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PlayStation 3 Prices

CNET has an article posted up that explains why the PlayStation 3 is going to cost Sony so much money. They have a nice little chart that compares the PlayStation 3 to the XBox360 part-by-part. Check out the article for the details! The pricing disparity between the components for the two consoles comes largely because …more

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Is Intel’s Viiv Marketing Flawed?

The folks at the INQ seem to think so with their opinion article titled, "Intel Viiv is stupid and broken." In this article, they explain why enthusiasts will never be able to legally build an official Viiv platform PC. Mainly because Viiv depends on Microsoft"s Media Center which you can not buy without an OEM …more

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Google, Earthlink Bid on San Francisco’s WiFi Project

Techdirt has a blurb on the headline that Google and Earthlink have put a combined bid proposal together to build San Francisco’s municipal WiFi network. They indicate that Google’s interest in the SF WiFi network would be to test out new ideas since SF is just a few minutes from their Headquarters in Mountain View, …more

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Yahoo! CEO Sells Off $13 Million In Shares

Yahoo! CEO Terry Semel sold $13 million worth of company stock last week, as Yahoo!’s stock price decline continued. The stock is down 17% for 2006, as investors reassess the growth prospects of big Internet players from Google to Microsoft on down. On Tuesday, Yahoo! dropped 37 cents to $32.39, but is up for the …more

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ASUS’s ATI RD580 Motherboard Available In Sweden

The guys over at The Inq. are reporting that the ASUS A8R32-MVP DELUXE motherboard can be found in Sweden and maybe in a store near you! I know many computer shops in America already have partner boards and the leaks are unlike anything I’ve seen before on any product launch. If you have been waiting …more

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VIA Announces Vinal VT1708 HD Audio Codec

VIA Technologies today announced the VIA Vinyl VT1708 High Definition (HD Audio Codec with premium quality and features for expanding PC audio requirements. The VIA Vinyl VT1708 HD Audio Codec delivers to the market a solution with high fidelity audio playback featuring four premium quality stereo DACs enabling 8 channel support, and 2 stereo ADCs, …more

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Micron Uses the RICO Act on Rambus

Memory maker Micron has accused Rambus of foul play after being sued by the memory technology developer last month. In a lawsuit filed with the US District Court of Eastern Virginia, Micron claims Rambus ?engaged in a pattern of destruction of evidence, false testimony and other improper activities designed to mislead courts and Micron and …more

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