AMD Subpoenaed in Graphics Antitrust Probe

AMD has received a subpoena from the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) Antitrust Division in connection with the DOJ’s investigation into potential antitrust violations related to graphics processors and cards. AMD stressed that the DOJ had not made any specific allegations against them or new partner ATI. AMD, the No. 2 computer processor maker, said …more

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Buy.com announces “Cyber Monday” traffic up 54%

Buy.com recorded its busiest day of the year so far on “Cyber Monday” – the Monday after Thanksgiving. Officials site discounts and deals from Buy.com partners leading to increased online traffic. Popular items included a Bluetooth headset, TV DVD box sets, Xbox 360/PS3/Wii video games, the Slingbox AV, Fantom Drives Titanium II 250GB Hard Drive, …more

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AMD Demonstrates quad-core Barcelona server processors!

AMD today demonstrated the industry?s first native quad-core x86 server processor, achieving four x86 processing cores on a single die of silicon. At the annual AMD Industry Analyst Forum, a server powered by four upcoming Quad-Core AMD Opteron processors (codenamed Barcelona), manufactured on 65nm silicon-on-insulator process technology, was shown utilizing all 16 cores. By delivering …more

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Microsoft Finally Rolls Out Windows Vista

After years of delays, Microsoft has launched new versions of its two most important products — Windows and Office. At a press conference Thursday at Nasdaq’s Times Square headquarters, CEO Steve Ballmer nodded to the years of frustrations saying, “It’s exciting to finally be here.” Ballmer confidently predicted that “more than 200 million people will …more

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US plans “iPod sanctions” against North Korea

As part of the US sanctions against North Korea in response to their nuclear tests, the US has banned the export of luxury goods to that country. Looks like Kim jong-il and his supporters wont be getting that iPod (or plasma, Rolex, etc.) for Christmas this year. Apparently the CIA has been doing its homework …more

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Study: 1 in 5 parents think kids online too much

One in five American parents believe their kids are spending too much time on the Internet, though most say the online activities haven’t affected grades either way. In a study to be released Wednesday by the University of Southern California, 21 percent of adult Internet users with children believe the kids are online too long, …more

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Nvidia takes $127M options charge – better than expected

Graphics chip maker Nvidia found some irregularities in past stock-based compensation practices during an internal probe, and took a total of $127 million in non-cash charges over associated expenses, the company said Wednesday. The figure fell within the $150 million charge Nvidia said it might have to take, which is good news. The company also …more

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GM pledges to make plug-in electric vehicle

General Motors on Wednesday became the first automaker to commit to make a rechargeable hybrid vehicle, a move intended to distance the world’s largest automaker from its reputation for producing gas-guzzling trucks. I like raw horse power, so I guess I’m screwed since GM’s top priority is a plug-in hybrid car. Environmental activists have long …more

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Intel expects 45-65nm crossover to be reached in 2008

After the planned launch of 45nm processors in the second half of 2007, Intel will likely reach the crossover between 45nm and 65nm nodes in CPU production in 2008, said Rob Willoner, technology analyst at Intel’s technology and manufacturing group. He confirmed the chip giant has already started transitioning to 45nm technology at its D1D …more

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AMD Athlon 64 FX-70 Series Articles and Reviews

If you are interested in reading about the AMD Quad FX Platform with Dual Socket Direct Connect (DSDC) Architecture here are a list of reviews and article to hold you over for a bit! AMD Athlon 64 FX-70 Series @ [H]ard|OCP AMD Athlon 64 FX-70 Series @ HotHardware AMD Athlon 64 FX-70 Series @ Legit …more

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AMD Launches Quad FX Platforms with Dual CPU Sockets

Charting another industry first for computing enthusiasts, AMD today announced the AMD Quad FX Platform with Dual Socket Direct Connect (DSDC) Architecture, the first dual-socket, multi-core desktop PC platform designed to take advantage of the latest enhancements in Windows Vista Ultimate. As the supreme AMD platform for megatasking enthusiasts, the AMD Quad FX Platform is …more

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BitTorrent Strikes Deals with TV and Movie Companies

BitTorrent is back in the news today – but this time in a good way. They announced a major deal with 20th Century Fox, MTV, Paramount and others media giants to offer digital downloads of their movies and TV shows on BitTorrent.com. This comes on the heals of a previously announced partnership with Waner Brothers. …more

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Intel Samples 45nm Penryn Processors

Intel Corp. has announced that it is making prototypes of computer processors using new manufacturing techniques that further shrink circuitry, making the chips run faster and use less power. Penryn is rumored to be a dual-core, 45nm shrink of the Merom processor that is common in new laptops powered by Intel. The sample processors, known …more

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Kingston eMusic Promo: 50 Free Downloads via Kingston Mobile Phone Village

Kingston has been busy putting together a new promo with eMusic for the Kingston Mobile Phone Village portal (www.kingston.com/mpv) that offers visitors 50 free downloads when they sign up for a free trial with eMusic, the leading supplier of indie titles. Starting today through January, the Kingston eMusic promo aims to introduce mobile consumers to …more

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