Rumor: Intel scheduling CPU price cuts for January 2006

News is going around this morning that Intel will cut prices for its Pentium D 8xx and Celeron processors in January 2006, when its new 65nm dual-core CPU lines, the Pentium D9 and Pentium 4 6xx series, are expected to hit the market, according to sources at motherboard makers. Unit prices of Intel?s Celeron series …more

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Apple unveils iPod phone hybrid  called Rokr

Apple unveils iPod phone hybrid called Rokr

As we expected in our August 30th news post Apple has unveiled a neat little gadget that unites the iPod with a mobile phone. With big names like Madonna taking the front role in the ad campaign for the phone it is bound to take off. I am still shocked that Apple capped the song …more

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AMD Hires Phil Hester as new Chief Technology Officer

AMD replaces Weber as CTO with Phil Hester who will be reporting directly to Dirk Meyer, president of the Microprocessor Solutions Sector. Phil Hester has 30 Years of Experience in Advanced Computing Systems Design. AMD stock prices rallied for the day up $1.03 (4.79%) per share closing at $22.55. “Phil comes to AMD with a …more

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Apple unveils new iPod/cellphone

Readers of LR will know by now that Apple is releasing a mobile phone version of the iPod. Well it’s official. The phone will allow you play upto 100 songs using stereo speakers. Motorola worked with Apple to develop this. The cost will be ~$249.99 and a two-year service contract to Cingular Wireless. SAN FRANCISCO/NEW …more

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Samsung to launch dual-standard DVD player

It looks like Samsung are going to release a new dual-standard DVD player. Most people know there will be two different standards. This can only be good for us consumers. Samsung’s head of consumer electronics, Choi Gee-sung, told the Financial Times Deutschland: “We would welcome a unified standard but if this doesn’t come, which looks …more

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Intel Capital To Aquire $16M Stake In Grisoft

Intel Capital are to aquire a $16M stake in Grisoft, A leading Security software company. Grisoft is installed on ~25 million computers around the globe. Check out our forums for more details.. PRAGUE, Czech Republic, Sept. 6, 2005 ? Intel Capital, Intel Corporation?s venture investment program, today announced the signing of an agreement to acquire …more

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Ericsson to invest $1 billon in China as 3G grows

Everyone wants a piece of the China pie theese days. It looks like Ericsson are comitted to this. $1Billion is some investment, But with the current uptake of mobile phones and all things technical, who could blame them. China looks like the new world where new business is concerned. At the company?s Strategy & Technology …more

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FEMA site requires IE 6.0 to file for aid

FEMA site requires IE 6.0 to file for aid

Imagine living through Hurricane Katrina and finding out that you can file for aid online only to find out that you must use IE 6 on the US governments FEMA site. We heard rumors that Macintosh, Linux, and Mozilla users could not fill out the forums on the FEMA site and when we looked for …more

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China: Shanghai builds new space base for manned flights

Work on a new space base commenced Tuesday at the Shenzhuang Industrial Zone in Shanghai, China. The base will take shape in five years in Shanghai and will be the main location for China’s space launches. The base, involving an investment of 1.3 billion yuan (160 million US dollars), will become an important space center …more

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Korea to Make 5 Nanometer Semiconductor

A team of South Korean scientists has developed a new technology to bring conductivity to insulating materials and says it will lead to the development of 5-nanometer semiconductors, a milestone improvement from the current level of 60 nanometers. Looks like Mott metals might hold the key to smaller semiconductors. “Silicon generates heat that cannot adopt …more

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Lost children database goes live

The National Centre for Missing and Exploited Children has setup a Missing Persons Hotline. They have also got an online photo album of children who are trying to get in contact with their families. “If you have any information regarding these children, please contact NCMEC at 1-800-THE LOST(1-800-843-5678) or the Louisiana clearinghouse at 1-225-342-8631″ Photos, …more

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Rumors: Nvidia G70 Ultra Cancelled

The Inquirer is reporting this morning that nVidia does not plan on launching the G70 Ultra as sales are doing good and the ATI R520 is still a number of weeks away. If you have been waiting on the G70 Ultra to come out one might want to change their purchasing plans. NVIDIA DECIDED to …more

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ABIT Fails To File 6-Month Financial Report

ABIT Computer seems to be “Up a River Without a Paddle” and things don’t look like they are getting any better for the second-tier motherboard maker. At a press conference yesterday ABIT reported that it may miss an extended deadline to turn in its six-month financial report, possibly submitting the report by September 30 at …more

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Average American Worker Does Nothing 2.09 Hours Per Day

I’m not shocked that the study below found that the average worker in the United States wastes 2.09 hours a day by killing time, but I do thank each and every person who comes here at work! Hats off to the thousands of cube wokers who come here daily. The average worker admits to frittering …more

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