Nvidia speeds up 80nm production schedule to compete with ATI

While ATI prepares to roll out five 80nm grahics processor units (GPUs) in November, Nvidia plans to speed up its 80nm-production schedule of by rolling out revised versions of its G72 and G73 chips to compete with the rival, according to a Chinese-language Commercial Times report. The revised versions of G73 (codenamed G73-B1) and G72, …more

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Corsair Ships over 1 million XMS memory modules in 2006

Corsair today announced total premium module shipments for calendar year 2006 year-to-date surpassed 1 million units. Corsair premium modules include the award-winning XMS, XMS PRO, XMS XPERT and the newly released XMS DOMINATOR line of products. This explosive growth reinforces Corsair?s position as the world?s largest performance module maker, and the 8th largest DRAM module …more

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Corsair Puts Innovative Heat-Sinks onto Performance-Mainstream Modules.

Corsair Memory, a leading producer of memory modules for enthusiasts, has unveiled its new 800MHz memory modules that carry advanced dual-path heat exchange cooling systems, potentially allowing users with budget constraints to obtain memory sticks with high overclocking potential. Corsair?s new Dominator PC2-6400 memory pairs are rated to run at 800MHz with CL4 4-4-12 latency …more

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AMD Slashes Opteron Prices

Advanced Micro Devices has quietly reduced pricing on its server microprocessors for various infrastructures, possibly, in an attempt to stimulate demand for its server processors while Intel Corp. is ramping up production of its server chips based on the new micro-architecture. The majority of AMD Opteron microprocessors have lost 20% – 30% of their previous …more

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Microsoft targets auctioneers of pirated software

Thinking of selling counterfeit software? Don’t. Worldwide crackdown by Microsoft with over 50 lawsuits. The actions include 15 lawsuits in the U.S., 10 in Germany, 10 in the Netherlands, six in France, and five in the United Kingdom, Microsoft said. Additional cases are being filed in Argentina, Australia, Belgium, Korea and Poland, the company said. …more

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IBM Keeps Chips Cool with New Technology

Don’t throw out your CPU cooler just yet… IBM claims the technique, called “high thermal conductivity interface technology,” allows a two-fold improvement in heat removal over current thermal paste methods. The innovation could pave the way for continued development of creative electronic products through the use of more powerful chips without needing complex and costly …more

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SoundBlaster X-Fi 2.09.0007 Drivers Released

Finally, for those who have been suffering with the buggy beta drivers… Creative has released a new Version 2.09.0007 driver for the SoundBlaster X-Fi range. These drivers provide improved OpenAL 1.1 support as well as some bug fixes. It is recommended that all X-Fi owners upgrade to this version. Download

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Windows Media Player 11 Released

Microsoft has released the final version of Windows Media Player 11 for Windows XP. Version 11 sports a redesigned user interface and incorporates seamless integration with MTV’s URGE music service. According to Microsoft, the URGE online catalog provides customers with over 2 million songs by over 110,000 artists. Microsoft is also boasting that its improved …more

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GE acquires take in DFI

DFI used to focus on motherboards but has extended its production to IPCs, which the company calls applied computing platforms (ACPs). Currently, ACPs and motherboards account for 80% and 20%, respectively, of total revenues, DFI pointed out. US-based General Electric (GE) has invested NT$347.13 million (US$10.44 million) for a 5.26% stake in DFI, a Taiwan-based …more

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People Just Look Funny Playing The Nintendo Wii

This YouTube clip on people playing the Nintendo Wii caught my eye today and I thought I’d share it. I believe most people have heard what the Wii gaming console, but unless you see people playing it it doesn’t do justice. My thoughts on the Wii are that it is innovative, but I’d rather be …more

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Sony looks for profits elsewhere to offset PS3

Sony is looking for profits in movies and consumer electronics to offset the costs related to its upcoming PlayStation 3 game console, the company said Monday. However, the world’s second largest consumer electronics maker said it still plans to achieve profit margins of 5 percent next year. However, Sony expects losses at its game unit …more

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Asustek snatches Toshiba notebook orders from Compal

Asustek has received an order to supply Toshiba with one million notebooks, an order which before went to Compal Electronics, with shipments to commence in May 2007, according to the Chinese-language Commercial Times. Following Inventec, which took over an order from Compal to supply Toshiba with 300,000 notebooks each month, Asustek will ship nine million …more

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AMD Launches the ATI Radeon X1650 XT Mainstream Graphics Card

AMD today introduced an innovative graphics card that makes use of its new native CrossFire technology, the ATI Radeon X1650 XT. With its incredible image quality features and superb performance, the ATI Radeon X1650 XT delivers enthusiast-class technology at an impressive price point. The ATI Radeon X1650 XT will hit store shelves during the week …more

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Used phones drive Third World wireless boom

With the number of cell phones in use worldwide hitting 2.5 billion and rising, recycled phones are playing a growing role in the spread of wireless communications across the developing world, where land lines can be costly or unavailable. While most used phones in this country still land in a drawer or the trash, a …more

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