Nintendo’s Game Boy Micro Sells Better Than Expected

Nintendo’s Game Boy Micro Sells Better Than Expected

Nintendo Co.’s new game console Game Boy Micro arrived on store shelves in Tokyo this morning. The new mobile phone-sized game console, available in Japan in five colors, attracted better-than-expected orders on its debut on Tuesday, though less than Game Boy Advance SP did on its opening day. Expect the Game Boy Micro to be …more

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Walton Chaintech Not Leaving Motherboard Market

Chaintech Computer Co., today announced that it has ?no plans to abandon the motherboard market.? The comments are in response to published news stories, which incorrectly reported that the company would phase out its motherboard business. Chaintech announced that Walton Advanced Engineering, Inc. has acquired a 25-percent stake in Chaintech and the company will be …more

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Intel 975X chipset to support Nvidia?s SLI and ATI?s CrossFire

Intel?s forthcoming high-end 975X chipset, which is expected to be launched in the first quarter of next year, will support both Nvidia?s SLI and ATI Technologies? ?CrossFire? dual-graphics technology, according to sources at Taiwan motherboard makers. Now all Intel has to do it make them, which might not be so easy with their Fab’s running …more

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Server Down All Afternoon & Evening

At 3:15pm on 9-12-2005 many of our readers noticed that Legit Reviews went down. The crash was directly related to the Los Angeles power grid problems. According to CNN News worker error killed the power to half of L.A. Our web servers just happen to be located in the city of L.A. They are backed …more

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Windows Vista will fuel the migration to Linux OS’s

According to a recent report from Windows IT Pro, Windows Vista is due to ship on Dec. 7, 2006. Although this is good news for Windows lovers the corporate world is not looking forward to the price tag on the Windows XP replacement OS. The cost of migrating from Windows XP to Windows Vista will …more

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Intel buys entry-level chipsets from ATI

Silicon Integrated Systems (SiS) and ATI Technologies may be jumping with joy on news that Intel is geting out of the entry level chipset market and is going to start buying chipsets from ATI for next quarter. ATI (ATYT) is currently trading up $0.03 at $13.50 and Intel (INTC) is down $0.26 trading at $24.99 …more

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eBay to buy Skype in $2.6bn deal

Online auction site eBay has finally agreed to buy internet phone (VOIP) firm Skype in a deal worth $2.6bn (1.4bn). Not a bad deal considering Skype offers free VOIP calls to other Skype users. eBay said it would pay half the amount in cash and the other half in stocks to create “an unparalleled e-commerce …more

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Samsung Unviels New Flash Memory Chip

Samsung Unviels New Flash Memory Chip

Samsung Electronics Co. on Monday unveiled a new flash memory chip it says will double storage capacity on portable music players and other mobile devices. The new 50-nanometer NAND Flash memory chip has a capacity of 16 to 32-gigabytes! Samsung said that by combining 16 such devices on a memory card with a density of …more

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Microsoft Cancels September Patch Day Update

After announcing plans to release a single security bulletin, Microsoft now says a “quality issue” has forced the cancellation of the patch rollout. I’m not sure about you, but it is sad that Microsoft knows of a critical flaw and can’t get a patch out to consumers in due time. Microsoft Corp. late Friday cancelled …more

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Abit to repay NT$4.2 billion loan by year-end

Rumor has it that ABIT is trying to sell off all their property and euro convertible bonds to pay off some loans. Abit will look for a new board of directors to take control of the company if its syndicated loan is successfully paid off by the end of this year. If the loan is …more

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Google Hires Internet Pioneer Vint Cerf

Google adds another piece to the puzzle as they hire Vint Cerf to join their brain trust. Mr. Cerf was one of the designers of the TCP/IP protocol which defines how the net labels and moves packets of data around. Mr Cerf’s salary has not been disclosed. Net legend Vint Cerf, who helped to define …more

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MS Patch Day: September 13, 2005

Microsoft on Thursday announced plans to ship one security bulletin on Tuesday, Sept. 13, to provide patches for a “critical” flaw in its Windows operating system. As part of its advance notice mechanism, the Redmond, Wash.-based software giant said the security update will require a restart and can be detected with the MBSA (Microsoft Baseline …more

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Chaintech to exit motherboard business

It doesn’t surprise Legit Reviews to see Chaintech getting out of the motherboard industry, but it is shocking to see them enter the memory industry. Chaintech USA is actually located directly behind Corsair Memory HQ. I find it ironic that the day before Corsair moves to a new location that Chaintech enters the market. As …more

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eBay in Talks to Buy Skype

eBay is reportedly in talks to acquire Internet-telephone company Skype Technologies for between $2 billion and $3 billion. eBay Inc. is in talks to acquire Internet-telephone company Skype Technologies SA for between $2 billion and $3 billion, the Wall Street Journal reported on Thursday. Citing people familiar with the matter, the newspaper said the deal …more

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