A-Data: NAND flash prices to bottom

Despite seeing its margins eroded by sharp falls in the price of memory in the first quarter, Taiwan-based memory-module maker A-Data Technology is projecting that healthy trends in the pricing of both NAND flash and DRAM, in the second quarter and the company?s revenues should grow by 20% on-quarter, said company chairman Simon Chen at …more

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Rumor: ATI X1900 GTO postponed

ATI planned to release its X1900 GTO cards by the end of the April and – at least according to a few partners – those plans will have to be put on hold. We know that most ATI partners already sold out of all their X1800 GTO cards, based on the R520 chip, and it …more

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AT&T to offer Television Service and Movie Downloads This Summer

AT&T announced Tuesday that it will team up with San Mateo-based Akimbo to allow customers to download movies and shows over the Internet through AT&T’s upcoming television service this summer. The new AT&T service, called Homezone, is set to start in California and 12 other states by late summer. The partnership brings the phone company …more

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Oracle Plugs 36 Holes in Critical Patch Update

Oracle patches multiple security flaws, including one that was at the center of a debate on disclosure at the Black Hat Federal briefings. One fix closes a gaping flaw in the Oracle PL/SQL Gateway that has been around for over six months! Database server giant Oracle on April 18 shipped its scheduled quarterly critical patch …more

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Google to search inside business software programs

Google will help office workers dig deeper into business software programs and databases to find relevant information tidbits thanks to a new feature called “Google OneBox for Enterprise”. The new feature, known by the mouthful “Google OneBox for Enterprise,” is built into boxes Google sells to businesses. They help create custom search systems for employees …more

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Rumor: AMD Moving Forward Socket AM2 Launch

Kristopher Kubicki has stated that AMD told him that they are moving up their Socket AM2 launch from June 6th to May 23rd. AMD has recently been getting nailed on DDR2 memory performance and the buzz around Intel’s upcoming Conroe processor, so it only makes sense to bump up the launch to get some time …more

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Asustek to fulfill Dell notebook order at Shanghai plant in 4Q

Asustek Computer, which reportedly beat Samsung Electronics to become one of Dell’s contract notebook makers, will start notebook shipments to Dell from its Nanhui plant in Shanghai in the fourth quarter of 2006 according to the Commercial Times. A contract for ~40,000 notebooks is a nice account to have! Asustek will fulfill an order for …more

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Never get a red light?

I don’t know about you, but I would pay $50 every two years to avoid red lights! I think the $50 fine was well worth it! Here where I live, we have the craziest lighting system I have ever seen, so this thing would come in handy! I am headed to eBay now! A man …more

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Go 7900 GTX? Yes, please.

Kicking off new laptops these days is somewhat of a non-event for us desk-dwellers, but on the rare occiasions where something more than just longer battery life, bigger screen, faster CPU, or brighter screen is introduced, they really start drawing our attention. Such is the deal today with the new XPS M1710 and the 512MB …more

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Motorola Sells ~5 Million Slvr Phones In Q1

Motorola’s lucky number Slvr is coming up big. Motorola is set to report first-quarter results after the market closes Tuesday, and some analysts expect blowout sales numbers, thanks in part to the early success of the ultra-thin Slvr phone. I’ll have to admit the phone does look pretty darn cool. Motorola sold about 5 million …more

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AMD’s Socket AM2 let down by DDR2

Those that already have samples of AMD’s upcoming Socket AM2 processor are saying that the change over to DDR2 memory is nothing toget all worked up about. We have heard this from numerous sources over the past couple weeks and today The Inq. take a jab at it. 800MHz DDR 2 may work at CL4 …more

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Oracle CEO May Launch Own Linux Version

Oracle Corp. is considering launching its own Linux operating system and has looked at buying one of the main suppliers of open-source technology, Chief Executive Larry Ellison told a newspaper on Monday. Any guesses on who they are looking at buying? If you have an idea shoot me an e-mail! Ellison told the Financial Times …more

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Rumor: ATI to delay 80nm production at TSMC

With Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) not being able to improve yield rates on its 80nm manufacturing process, ATI Technologies will forego manufacturing its graphics chips on 80nm node this year, according to industry sources. This is huge news and a slight blow to our friends up North. TSMC declined to comment on the report, …more

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Kingston Brings Back DDR1 2-2-2-5 Memory With New Ultra Low Latency Line

Kingston Technology today announced the expansion of their Ultra Low Latency DDR HyperX modules and the introduction of Low Latency DDR2 HyperX memory modules. The Kingston HyperX 400 MHz (PC3200) CL2 DDR module specifications have been updated to support lower latency timings of 2-2-2-5-1 in 1-GB module and 2-GB kit memory configurations. HyperX 800-MHz (PC6400) …more

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