Fox News Buys IGN Entertainment For $650 Million

Many of our readers might have visited IGN’s major video game-related sites like IGN.com, GameSpy, GameSpy Arena, FilePlanet, TeamXbox, 3D Gamers, Direct2Drive, and GameStats.com and will be shocked to know that they were just sold to Fox News for $650 million dollars. Fox News Corporation announced today that it had signed a definitive agreement to …more

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Intel: Supply Concerns Lower Stock Prices

With supply concerns causing Intel’s (INTC:Nasdaq) stock to be near a three-month low, the chipmaker’s progress in meeting customer demand will be a key issue during its midquarter update this afternoon. We will be keeping an eye on the conversation that takes place and post accordingly. Intel said in July that its primary constraints concern …more

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NASA Hit Harder Than First Thought By Hurricane Katrina

No shuttle flights for a year? That’s what an internal memo that NASA sent out this week makes things sound like. A planning document written by Wayne Hale, NASA?s deputy shuttle program manager, supports this theory: ?Launch dates before the fall of 2006 may not be credible.” Once again NASA is plagued with problems. As …more

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IBM/Lotus counts on Domino 7

IBM have announced a new update to their enterprise software. The biggest improvement I noticed is support for 1,500 users per server, an increase of 50%. Other improvements are included, and of course you can make a comment in our Forums Improvements aimed at end users include the Autosave function which allows documents or emails …more

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ATI’s R520 will be named Radeon X1800

My good friend Fudo is reporting that the ATI R520 will be known as the Radeon X1800 when it launches in the first week of October. If you are an ATI fanboy it looks like you only have a few more weeks to wait for this card that has been coming down the pipes for …more

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Rumor: Intel scheduling CPU price cuts for January 2006

News is going around this morning that Intel will cut prices for its Pentium D 8xx and Celeron processors in January 2006, when its new 65nm dual-core CPU lines, the Pentium D9 and Pentium 4 6xx series, are expected to hit the market, according to sources at motherboard makers. Unit prices of Intel?s Celeron series …more

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Apple unveils iPod phone hybrid  called Rokr

Apple unveils iPod phone hybrid called Rokr

As we expected in our August 30th news post Apple has unveiled a neat little gadget that unites the iPod with a mobile phone. With big names like Madonna taking the front role in the ad campaign for the phone it is bound to take off. I am still shocked that Apple capped the song …more

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AMD Hires Phil Hester as new Chief Technology Officer

AMD replaces Weber as CTO with Phil Hester who will be reporting directly to Dirk Meyer, president of the Microprocessor Solutions Sector. Phil Hester has 30 Years of Experience in Advanced Computing Systems Design. AMD stock prices rallied for the day up $1.03 (4.79%) per share closing at $22.55. “Phil comes to AMD with a …more

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Apple unveils new iPod/cellphone

Readers of LR will know by now that Apple is releasing a mobile phone version of the iPod. Well it’s official. The phone will allow you play upto 100 songs using stereo speakers. Motorola worked with Apple to develop this. The cost will be ~$249.99 and a two-year service contract to Cingular Wireless. SAN FRANCISCO/NEW …more

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Samsung to launch dual-standard DVD player

It looks like Samsung are going to release a new dual-standard DVD player. Most people know there will be two different standards. This can only be good for us consumers. Samsung’s head of consumer electronics, Choi Gee-sung, told the Financial Times Deutschland: “We would welcome a unified standard but if this doesn’t come, which looks …more

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Intel Capital To Aquire $16M Stake In Grisoft

Intel Capital are to aquire a $16M stake in Grisoft, A leading Security software company. Grisoft is installed on ~25 million computers around the globe. Check out our forums for more details.. PRAGUE, Czech Republic, Sept. 6, 2005 ? Intel Capital, Intel Corporation?s venture investment program, today announced the signing of an agreement to acquire …more

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Ericsson to invest $1 billon in China as 3G grows

Everyone wants a piece of the China pie theese days. It looks like Ericsson are comitted to this. $1Billion is some investment, But with the current uptake of mobile phones and all things technical, who could blame them. China looks like the new world where new business is concerned. At the company?s Strategy & Technology …more

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FEMA site requires IE 6.0 to file for aid

FEMA site requires IE 6.0 to file for aid

Imagine living through Hurricane Katrina and finding out that you can file for aid online only to find out that you must use IE 6 on the US governments FEMA site. We heard rumors that Macintosh, Linux, and Mozilla users could not fill out the forums on the FEMA site and when we looked for …more

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China: Shanghai builds new space base for manned flights

Work on a new space base commenced Tuesday at the Shenzhuang Industrial Zone in Shanghai, China. The base will take shape in five years in Shanghai and will be the main location for China’s space launches. The base, involving an investment of 1.3 billion yuan (160 million US dollars), will become an important space center …more

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