Should Apple Spend More On Rearch and Development?

Although there’s no hard-and-fast rule for what portion of its budget a company should devote to R&D, some analysts say Apple is approaching minimal levels. As a portion of sales, the amount Apple has spent on R&D has fallen steadily every year since fiscal 2001, when the company devoted 8%. Apple may be riding the …more

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Sony delays PlayStation 3 launch

The release of the much awaited PlayStation 3 (PS3) games console has been postponed until November, Japanese electronics group Sony has announced. Technical hitches related to the console’s Blu-ray disc drive had forced the delay. Not good news for console gamers waiting for the PS3! Sony had been aiming for a spring launch for the …more

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AMD Socket AM2 CPUs three to five per cent faster

Fudo over at The Inq put a news post up today saying that the only way to see any memory performance increase on the AMD Socket AM2 platforms is to run at least 800MHz DDR2. If the Intel Conroe numbers showing that they were 40% faster than AMD at IDF are correct and real then …more

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Alienware, America’s favorite PC?

CNET recieved this morning news from what they claim is a very reliable source, that Dell has acquired Alienware, makers of custom built gaming and workstation computers. When contacted about the rumor, Alienware neither denied or confirmed the rumor, instead offering a pre-written response that essentially states “no comment”. Dell has taken a lot of …more

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Three can play the ULV game.

VIA, best know for its chipsets, has begun mass production of its ultra low voltage C7-M processor. Now, when we think ultra low voltage, the thing that pops into most of our minds is either the Pentium M or Turion 64. The C7-M however, needs but only 3.5W of power on its ULV model which …more

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Alienware Corp. Gets Press Coverage on CNN

CNN has a story today about the founders of Alienware Corp. that is very interesting. It seems that the company is owned by childhood friends and was started with a budget of $10,000. Doesn’t look like things went badly as they pulled in $225 million in sales last year! I also learned that their call …more

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February retail sales drop more than expected

Retail sales fell a larger-than-expected 1.3 percent in February as auto sales plunged and consumers took a breather after spending big in January, a government report showed on Tuesday. The drop in sales in February was even larger than the 0.8 percent decline forecast by Wall Street and marked the first decline in retail demand …more

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OCZ Shows Off PC2-8800 Platinum Extreme Edition DDR2 Memory

It seems that our friends over at OCZ Technology have some memory running at 1.1GHz in a test system over at CeBIT this week. These PC2-8800 modules run at 5-5-6 timings and are out in 1024GB modules, which is great news for all the gamers that need 2GB of system memory. Time for Intel and …more

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Rumor: Asustek Computer Gets Sony Play Station 3 (PS3) Orders

The Chinese-language Economic Daily News (EDN) reported today that Asustek Computer has secured orders for Sony’s PlayStation 3 (PS3) and PSP (PlayStation Portable) game consoles, with mass shipments slated for this Christmas season. if this rumor proves true it is great news for ASUS. Asustek, however, denied the rumor and claimed that it has no …more

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Innovatek + eVGA = 7900GTX SLi Watercooling

What’s there to say? If you’ve got the money, this is certainly a very nice setup. You get all the speed you’ll need for months to come, and you get to enjoy it all in near silence. The system Fuad saw had both GPUs running at only 42C and clocked in at over 650mhz each. …more

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Rumor: AMD Socket AM2 might support DDR 3

AMD fans will love to hear that the upcoming Socket AM2 platforms may support DDR3 memory if there is no socket change. Since the JEDEC council sets the standards the ultimate say is up to them and not AMD. There is a big indication that DDR 3 ram modules might be identical to DDR 2 …more

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Rumor: Intel Pentium D 960 Launching April 30th

The Register has posted on their site that they believe Intel will have a price cut on their processors next month and launch a new processor on their desktop line. The new processor was said to be the Intel Pentium D 960 with a launch date of April 30th. Time to see if they are …more

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Samsung Starting To Make 80nm DDR2 Memory At Speed

amsung Electronics announced today that it is the first maker to begin mass producing DDR2 512Mbit DRAM chips on an 80nm process. With 80nm process technology, Samsung claims to be able to increase its production efficiency by 50% over the previous 90nm process and it is hoping that this will enable it to better meet …more

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ATI Allowing Overclocking!

ATI’s partners have now finally managed to persuade big red to let them overclock. We are finally going to be able to get the faster-than-the-reference-design cards. The Inquirer

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