Creepy Sony Play Station 3 Gaming Console Commercial Video Clip

One of our forum members pointed out that a Sony Play Stayion 3 ad has been made available on YouTube and to be honest it’s just down right creepy. Sony does have a couple normal commercials that can be viewed here and here. None

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Microsoft has shipped 6 million Xbox 360 video game consoles

Microsoft Corp. on Thursday said it has shipped 6 million Xbox 360 video game consoles worldwide since releasing the unit about a year ago. The company is “confident” it can meet its target to ship 10 million of its next-generation game consoles by the end of 2006, Microsoft Chief Financial Officer Chris Liddell said in …more

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Sony battery emits sparks during recall pickup

A Sony-made battery used in a Fujitsu laptop computer overheated and emitted sparks, Fujitsu said Friday, amid a massive global recall involving Sony batteries. A Fujitsu worker was visiting a customer’s home to retrieve the laptop as part of the company’s recall of Sony batteries when it overheated and started giving off sparks, according to …more

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Apple + new patent = iPhone speculation

Apple Computer Inc. won a patent for a speech-recognition technology earlier this week, fueling speculation that the iPod-maker is laying the groundwork for a future “iPhone.” The patent, approved Tuesday by the U.S. Trademark and Patent Office, allows Apple to assign “meanings to spoken utterances in a speech recognition system.” he Apple-focused blog Mac News …more

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‘Grand Theft Auto’ maker loses round in lawsuit

A federal judge refused a request from Take-Two Interactive Software to immediately dismiss some claims in a lawsuit accusing it of selling “Grand Theft Auto” video games containing sexually explicit images under the wrong content label. The lawsuit, which is seeking class-action status, said Take-Two’s alleged misconduct violated consumer protection laws in all 50 states …more

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For AMD, more money means more problems

For the past two years Advanced Micro Devices has made Intel, one of the world’s most prominent companies, look bad. Better products and better timing have brought AMD significant market share and prominent new customers like Dell. But Intel is on the comeback with new processor designs better suited for the power-efficient multicore era, and …more

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Awesome Crysis Video On YouTube

If you are a dedicated PC gamer then you already know all about Crysis, but have you seen the latest video on the upcoming DX10 game title? If you haven’t be sure to check out this clip that has been uploaded to YouTube as it is well worth the watch! None

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Ubuntu 6.10 Has Been Released for Download

Canonical Ltd, the commercial sponsor of Ubuntu, the world?s fastest growing Linux distribution, today announced its latest desktop and server version. Following months of development and user feedback, Ubuntu 6.10 offers a cleaner, sharper design, together with new and enhanced desktop applications and advances in security. Significantly faster boot up times and the best in …more

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‘Tower of Babel’ translator made

Scientists at The Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh are developing a rival to ‘Bable fish’, an online translator. Their invention will not be web based, but will translate spoken word. The days of Star Trek and the ‘Universal Translator’ may soon be upon us! The BBC have details, linked below and there is more details …more

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NVIDIA and TSMC Celebrate Milestone: 500 Million Processors

NVIDIA Corporation and Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, Inc. today celebrated the shipment of the 500 millionth processor designed by NVIDIA and manufactured by TSMC. These processors–which include NVIDIA GeForce GPUs (graphics processing units) and NVIDIA nForce MCPs (media and communications processors)–were created on 2.6 million eight-inch equivalent wafers. NVIDIA and TSMC began high-volume production in …more

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Microsoft to start Vista coupon plan for PC buyers

Microsoft Corp. this week will begin a coupon program for personal computer buyers to upgrade to the new Vista operating system when it premiers next year in an effort to avoid a drop-off in PC sales over the holidays and ahead of the software’s release. The program allows customers who buy a PC running Windows …more

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A-Data confident about Vista impact on DRAM and NAND flash

After posting a confident outlook for the memory market this quarter, A-Data Technology again stressed the positive impact that new Microsoft’s Windows Vista operation system (OS) will bring to the memory business. Company chairman Simon Chen anticipates influence of Vista to emerge from 2007 and bring a 20-30% growth for DRAM per year. Vista-ready systems …more

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AMD Completes ATI Acquisition – DAAMIT Formed

AMD today announced the completion of its approximately $5.4 billion acquisition of ATI Technologies Inc. Combining the complementary strengths of the two technology leaders, the new AMD opens for business as a processing powerhouse committed to driving innovation, choice and growth in the technology industry. With approximately 15,000 employees, the company merges AMD?s technology leadership …more

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D-LINK Now Shipping 200Mbps Powerline Network Kit

D-Link, the end-to-end networking solutions provider for consumer and business, today announced availability of its fast 200Mbps PowerLine Network Kit that enables consumers to tap into existing electrical wiring to extend their home network. This is pretty cool stuff, but $220 for the PowerLine Network Kit (DHP-301) seems a bit high if you ask me. …more

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