ATI delays shift to 80 nanometre

The Inq. did not learn the exact reason behind the delay, but did learn that ATI might have a yield problem with its upcoming 80 nanometre process. A delay is never good news, but it happens often in the hardware industry. So, RV535, ATIs 80-nanometre mainstream part, RV560, ATIs 80-nanometre performance part and RV570, ATIs …more

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DRAM module makers bidding high to secure DDR2 supply

Several DRAM module makers are offering up to 20% higher than spot prices to secure long-term DDR2 supply due to tight supply and expected stronger demand, DRAM makers said. When AMD’s socket AM2 comes out and when Intel’s Conroe ships you better believe that DDR2 sales will take off. Although DRAM makers are ramping up …more

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Kingston Holds Number 1, But Corsair Enters Rankings at 8th

According to the most recent ranking from iSuppli, long-time market leader Kingston Technology has maintained its crown in the DRAM-module market and American memory companies Corsair Memory, PNY Technologies, and Patriot Memory make the list for the first time ever! Corsair Memory has 3.6 percent of the market share now and brought in a cool …more

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Electronic Arts Has $641 Million In Sales, But Loses $16 Million

Times have been tough for the video-game industry of late. Electronic Arts, the leading game publisher, predicted on Wednesday that things aren’t going to improve anytime soon… This sucks! In the just-completed period, EA lost $16 million, or 5 cents a share, on sales of $641 million. In the same period a year earlier, EA …more

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Ageia Physx retail cards available From BFG Technology

Novatech in the UK already has some AGEIA based PhysX cards and they were also spotted on the Best Buy website for $299 before the page was pulled down. If you do a search for AGEIA on best buy this second you will get a result listing as such; BFG AGEIA PhysX 128MB GDDR3 PCI …more

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Could Nanotechnology Produce Deadly Nanoparticles?

Most nanotechnology poses no known risk to humans but some researchers question whether nanoparticles may be different, because they are known to be able to cross over into areas of the body that larger particulates, which humans are exposed to every day, cannot reach. A very interesting read for those who follow nanotechnology. anotechnology companies …more

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Wal-Mart to sell build-your-own computers

al-Mart Stores Inc. will start selling build-your-own-computer components in more than one-third of its U.S. discount stores this month as it looks for ways to tempt shoppers to buy more than just low-margin food. Very interesting… Now I can go to Wal-Mart and buy a new CPU. The retailer began testing build-your-own computer counters in …more

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Microsoft to Launch adCenter Today

Microsoft today launches adCenter, an online advertising platform it has been testing for the past seven months. AdCenter will provide advertisers with tools and targeting capabilities that are similar to what is offered by Google. Unlike Google’s and Yahoo’s current advertising software, adCenter lets advertisers create online campaigns that can target someone using the Internet …more

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Verizon cuts Net phone charge

Verizon Communications Inc., the second-largest U.S. telephone company, said it dropped the cost of its Internet-based phone service that includes unlimited calling to $24.95 a month. Customers previously paid $29.95 to $34.95 a month for the VoiceWing service, the New York-based company said today in a statement. The cost doesn’t include taxes or surcharges. The …more

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Top 15 Cities in America for Video Gaming

Microsoft and Sperling’s BestPlaces today bestowed on Seattle the title of top video gaming city in the United States. Seattle edged out larger metropolitan areas such as New York, Chicago, Los Angeles and Washington, D.C., as the center of the interactive entertainment universe for both console and Microsoft Windows-based PC gaming in a survey analyzing …more

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Lack of Cable Competition Costs Americans $22 Million Daily

Three leading telecommunications experts today said that expanded competition for cable/video services could save consumers $22 million a day, as well as delivering a wide range of other social and economic benefits for individuals and the communities in which they live. Now that is a bunch of money! Participating in a New Millennium Research Council …more

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Are Game Companies Ready to Make a Move?

Over the last several months, the thrill has been gone from the video-game industry. With gamers addicted to World of Warcraft, Age of Empires III, and The Sims 2 it seems that the enthusiasm is gone. Troy Wolverton over at The Street believes game companies might get go juice thanks to the industry’s annual E3 …more

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Asus to ship AGEIA PhysX cards with Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter

Asus will ship its PhysX cards with a few demos that can show what is the card made of and a copy of the first retail game that really uses the PhysX card, UbiSoft?s Ghost Recon: Advanced Warfighter, also known as GRAW. ASUS MADE quite a nice plan for the introduction of its Ageia based …more

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Philips SmartMX Chip Paired With Sandisk TrustedFlash Cards Means Wireless Payments

SanDisk Corporation today announced it is working with Philips to embed its SmartMX chip into SanDisk TrustedFlash cards for secure Near Field Communication-enabled (NFC) mobile phone applications. I can’t wait for this technology to take off, so I can spend less time standing in checkout lines! NFC is an easy-to-use, short-range wireless technology that will …more

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