Bill Gates backs computer cell phone

Microsoft founder and Chairman Bill Gates believes cell phones are a better way than laptops to bring computing to the masses in developing nations. This all comes after the $100 laptop couldn’t strike a deal with Mircrosoft, so they had to do something. It seems that Microsoft executives are just showing an alternative to a …more

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Dell to employ 50% more in India

The world’s biggest computer maker, Dell, will be increasing its workforce in India by 50% in the next two years. It will take the total number of Dell employees in India up to 15,000. They are also starting a fouth call center in India. Did we mention that we are fans of building your own …more

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ATI’s M59 is Radeon Mobility X1900

For all those notebook gamers it seems like the ATI Radeon Mobility X1900 is coming out soon and should be the top mobile GPU for a bit. No word on if they are going to support CrossFire notebooks with this chipset series though. It was not hard to get this one as M58 was the …more

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Memory Maker Elpida Fined $84 Million

Elpida, a Japanese joint venture set up between Hitachi and NEC, has become the fourth memory maker to pay a penalty for fixing memory prices. The $84 million fine is just a small portion of the $645 million that has already been paid by Samsung, Hynix, and Infineon. The company admitted to taking part in …more

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German patent court rules in RIM’s favor

Research in Motion Ltd. just announced that the federal patent court in Germany had ruled in favor of the maker of the BlackBerry e-mail device against patent-holding company InPro. RIM said the German patent court had decided that all claims in InPro’s German-designated patent were invalid. Luxembourg-based InPro has the right to appeal the decision, …more

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Is Flash Memory Being Produced Too Fast?

With Flash memory prices recently getting cut could this be the end of the Flash Memory bubble? Hynix, the No. 2 player in flash, is expected to transition part of their DRAM fab to flash production this year. Not to mention that IM Flash (jointly owned by Intel and Micron) is going to ramp up …more

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Realtime HD 3D for your TV

nVidia today announced the availability of its Quadro FX 4500 SDI line of graphics cards for professional workstations. It would seem CNBC has known about these cards in advance as they’ve signed up to purchase an unknown quantity for future use in live broadcasts. NVIDIA Quadro SDI products allow broadcasters to enrich their programming with …more

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Los Angeles Sues Take Two Interactive Over GTA

The Los Angeles attorney’s office has sued the makers of “Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas” for allegedly hiding pornographic material inside the video game, officials said. For a game released in 2004 it seems silly that states are still suing over a year later. The game, released in October 2004, features characters that commit crimes …more

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AMD socket M (quad) to sample late February

Sources close to AMD’s plans with Socket M have started talking about release dates. Rumors place mark the first deliveries to its (original equipment manufacturing) customers as early as late February. AMD isn’t rushing to shove Socket 1207 chipolatas out the door. The chips for Opterons which will support DDR3 and pinouts for quad core, …more

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Dell Claims It Has No Exclusive Contract With Intel

It’s official: Dell doesn’t have an exclusive deal with Intel, and has an open mind on using AMD processors in its products. Michael Dell is saying they can and will use any processor they choose, but there is nothing to add today. So said company chairman Michael Dell last week when cornered by a Reuters …more

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Intel Itanium Server Processors Might Live On!

Despite rumors of its impending demise, Intel’s Itanium received a US$10 billion new lease on life on January 26 in the US, according to several US-based media reports. This means the Itanium server processors might last till 2010. In an ISA January 26 press release, the organization did not specify the US$10 billion amount, but …more

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Turion Battles Cancer

Sales of the special edition L2000 notebook (through HP & AMD) are strong at over 40,000 units and have generated over $2 million for the Lance Armstrong Foundation (LAF). The publicity could help raise awareness for cancer in the tech community, and raise awareness for AMD’s Turion line in the non-tech community. Available since June …more

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US pupils to dance themselves fit

Schools in West Virginia are targeting 10 – 14 year old school goers with a new exercise regime. The Konami game Dance Dance Revolution(DDR)will be used. The trial will roll out 157 machines to middle schools and eventually extend it to all 753 public schools. Dance Dance Revolution is an Xbox console game where the …more

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Super Talent Readies Enthusiast Grade 2GB DDR Memory Kits

Super Talent is a memory company that many don’t know of, but they make memory for a number of high-end memory companies that we all know and love. It seems that they want a piece of the action also and are started to market their on memory more these days. Late yesterday Super Talent sent …more

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