Trends: DRAM contract prices to continue rising in August

Following a rebound in contract prices last month, Nanya Technology predicts that the average contract price should grow 5% on tighter DRAM supply, according to Nanya vice president of global sales and marketing, Pei-lin Pai. Looks like DDR1 is on a steady rise while DDR2 keeps going down.  From here on our DDR2 memory is …more

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Car computer systems at risk to viruses

Car industry officials and analysts say hackers’ growing interest in writing viruses for wireless devices puts auto computer systems at risk of infection. Now you have a new excuse for not getting to work on time on a Monday morning: My car caught a virus!! As carmakers adjust on-board computers to allow consumers to transfer …more

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AMD cuts desktop CPU prices by up to 25%

Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) today released price cuts for its line of desktop PC-use processors, including the Sempron and Athlon 64 lines. In addition, the chip vendor noted that production of Socket-A Semprons will be completely phased out by the end of the third quarter. The Sempron 3300+ 64-bit was $140? it will now be …more

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ICANN Approves .mobi Domain For Cell Phones

It looks like .MOBI web site will soon become a reality. The move is expected to pave the way for widespread use of the Web by cell-phone users, although ICANN representatives have said they doubt .mobi Web sites will be available before 2006. Monday’s action, the seventeenth top level domain approved by ICANN, is expected …more

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LR’s Folding Team 38296 Seeks More Members

Now that the Legit Reviews Folding Team has surpassed the 1 million point mark we are looking to add new members to the team!!   In less than a year Team 38296 has folded 7,000 work units that will hopefully aid in cancer, Alzheimer, and Parkinson’s disease research. Our readership owns and has access to some of the …more

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NASA: Discovery crew may have to repair shuttle

NASA is trying to determine if two bits of material sticking up from the shuttle Discovery’s thermal tiles present an unacceptable risk of overheating when the shuttle returns to Earth, the flight director said just a couple hours ago. NASA managers already have deemed 90 percent of Discovery’s heat shield able to withstand the tremendous …more

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Intel to borrow from laptops for server chips

Looks like the Pentium M is by far one of the most under rated processors every produced by Intel.  Intel now confirms that a new Xeon chip that is based off the Pentium M family will make it into their server family.  With roots going back to the Pentium M family and a nickname of …more

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Mobo makers facing component shortages

Motherboard makers are facing component shortages that may threaten their business during the high season in the second half of the year, industry sources said. Entry-level core-logic chipsets have long been in serious shortage, and recently supply of printed circuit boards (PCB) has also become tight, sources in the mobo sector said. In addition, a …more

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Intel Trickles Out Dual-Core Servers

Intel has begun its transition to dual-core server hardware by handing out a few dual-core machines. The programs goal is to seed servers based on its dual-core Xeon DP Bensly chip and Xeon MP Paxville processors to businesses. The new servers “have already started trickling out,” said Shannon Poulin, an enterprise marketing director in Intel’s server …more

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Iwill’s dual AMD Opteron board will support 64GB of memory!!

Iwill introduced its DK88 workstation and server motherboard based on the AMD Opteron platform and supporting up to 64GB of memory. The Iwill DK88 is expected to hit the market in the middle of August, according to Iwill public relations. The DK88 offers 16 DDR memory DIMMs (eight DIMMs per CPU) on board, with each …more

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Handhelds fuel 21 pct rise in U.S. video game sales

Retail sales of U.S. video games hardware, software and accessories rose 21 percent in the first six months of the year, as the popularity of handheld devices offset a decline in aging game consoles, a study said. Good news for those in the gaming and hardware industries! The video games industry, which has been rocked …more

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Woman sues Rockstar over Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas

So it begins… A woman upset that she bought the video game “Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas” for her 14-year-old grandson without knowing it contained hidden, sexually explicit scenes sued the manufacturer Wednesday on behalf of consumers nationwide. Here is the kicker that really bites me… She bought the M (17+) rated game for her …more

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Intel readjusts NOR flash marketing strategy

Declining margins for NOR flash production has pushed Intel to readjust its marketing strategy as a multi-chip packed memory supplier in the Asia handset markets. The Intel Marketing deparment has to love all these changes.  IMHO Intel has one of the most active marketing teams of any company we work with! Intel had long been …more

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ATI Beta 1 Drivers Support Microsoft Windows Vista

This morning ATI announced broad Catalyst graphics driver support for the beta 1 release of the Microsoft Windows Vista operating system. For full details, please see the official release in our forums. Included with Microsoft?s Windows Vista beta 1 release are ATI?s Catalyst drivers for its desktop and mobile DirectX 9 class discrete graphics processors …more

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