Fake Applie iPod Shuffles flood China

Hot sales of the iPod has sparked vendors to manufacture iPod-like MP3 players with fake iPod Shuffle appearing in China, according to local makers of MP3 players. Ever since Apple rolled out its iPod Shuffle, fake models circulated in the market, the makers pointed out, adding that the substantial sales of the Shuffle has further …more

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Mushkin Announces New XP2-5300-DDR2 3-3-3-10

Mushkin has just announced new PC Enthusiast and Overclocking DDR2 memory that comes rated with 3-3-3-10 timings at PC2-5300 speeds. The modules come in 512MB and 1GB sizes, so they even have low latency memory for those who want high capacity memory. By using latencies of 3-3-3-10 Mushkin is able to fill the gap between …more

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BlackBerry Picks Google and PocketMAC

Research In Motion, makers of the BlackBerry e-mail and phone device, announced partnerships Thursday with Google and an Apple accessory maker that will expand features such as instant messaging, e-mail and the ability to link a computer with a BlackBerry. I’m not sure how well Google Talk is doing, but it seems good enough for …more

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Microsoft demos AdCenter advertising lab

Microsoft on Friday debuted its AdCenter Incubation Lab, providing a peek at some of the ad-based technologies the lab is cooking up. Microsoft has 40 prototypes up and runing on it’s AdCenter demo. Should be interesting to see what happens. As previously reported, Microsoft has been developing its AdCenter tool for more than a year. …more

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Iran threatens to block nuke inspectors

Iran’s president has said he will not back down over Tehran’s nuclear program, despite the threat of referral to the UN Security Council. Is it just me or does this sound like the same way the whole Iraq conflict started just years ago? In his first public reaction since European ministers called for the UN’s …more

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BlackBerry devices to offer Mac support

Research in Motion Ltd. said Thursday it will offer for the first time a Macintosh-based e-mail and calendar application for its BlackBerry handheld devices. With RIM moving to integrate PocketMac software into popular e-mail client Treo better watch out! RIM has signed a licensing deal with Information Appliance Associates to offer free downloads of the …more

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Nikon will stop making most film cameras

Nikon will discontinue seven film-camera models, leaving in production only the current top-line model, the F6, and a low-end manual-focus model, the FM10. I remember when digital cameras came out people claimed they would be the death of film cameras and most just laughed at the idea. Looks like times have changed and those film …more

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IBM, Toshiba and Sony to renew Cell partnership

IBM, Sony and Toshiba will renew a five-year partnership that produced the Cell microprocessor. It is rumored that the three companies plan to develop new chip technology for use in consumer electronics other than the Sony’s PlayStation 3. The next generation chip will be built 32nm and/or smaller. The three companies invested about $400 million …more

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Palm Treo 700w Smartphone The Real Deal

The trio of Palm, Microsoft and Verizon have created a winner in the Treo Smartphone. If you are looking for a new phone and have Verizon take a look at the Treo 700w and don’t forget to pick up a TMultiMediaCard or SD expansion card to take along all your songs and files. Like the …more

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ProMOS DDR2 ratio to increase to over 30% in 1Q

At the end of 2005 the memory companies were cutting DDR2 production and increasing Flash memory lines to make more money. Now we are seeing an increase in DDR2 demand and now companies are starting to change back. This is the tip of the iceberg if you ask me. Just wait till Intel’s Conroe and …more

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US judge approves Sony settlement

Sony may start giving away free music downloads, but not by choice! Millions of people look set to get free downloads from Sony BMG as a judge provisionally approves a settlement for many lawsuits against the music maker due to their root kit. When played on PCs, this software installed a proprietary media player and …more

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Rambus Stock Jumps After Good Legal News

Rambus (RMBS) shares jumped up more than 15% at one point this afternoon, after a financial analyst predicted the company could garner nearly $1 billion in royalties and damages stemming from various legal battles. Shares of Rambus Inc. rocketed in morning trading on Wednesday after a financial analyst predicted there could be $936 million in …more

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Fujitsu to spend $1 bln to build new chip plant

apanese electronics conglomerate Fujitsu Ltd. said on Wednesday it would spend 120 billion yen ($1.05 billion) to build a new microchip plant at its manufacturing complex in Japan to meet growing demand. Sales must be doing real good to drop one billion dollars! The new plant, located in central Japan’s Mie prefecture and set to …more

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Angelina Jolie, Brad Pitt expecting baby!!!

Angelina Jolie is expecting a baby this summer with Brad Pitt, according to People magazine?s Web site. I’m sure we all saw this coming, but a bunch of guys just got their hearts broken! ?Yes, I?m pregnant,? the magazine quoted Jolie as telling a charity aid worker Monday in the Dominican Republic, where she is …more

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