Infineon Technologies blamed for Microsoft Xbox 360 shortage

German chipmaker Infineon has been named as the culprit for Microsoft?s inability to supply enough Xbox 360s. Did you know the Microsoft XBox 360 has more than 1,700 components? I sure didn’t, but it’s a shame one part is slowing things down. Infineon, one of two companies supplying the Xbox 360’s storage memory chips, has …more

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AMD’s Socket AM2 to support DDR2 800MHz Memory

Upset that AMD is moving over to DDR2 memory because it’s slower? I bet you didn’t know that AMD would be running DDR2 800MHz from the start! I think now is a good time to go read my 7-way DDR2 800MHz Roundup! AMD eventually decided that it can and will support DDR 2 800 MHz …more

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ATI R590 said to ship next month called the X1800 GTO

ATI will launch its R590 chip early next month as the Radeon X1800 GTO with support for 256MB of graphics memory, according to internal roadmap information. The data suggests the part is an X1900 with a lower clock speed and an unknown set of features disabled. We just received news that internal roadmaps from ATI …more

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DDR2 shortage to remain over 10% in 1Q

With PC OEMs significantly raising their DDR2 adoption rate, supply of DDR2 is lagging demand and the shortage has reached 15-20%, according to industry insiders. The respective DDR2 adoption rate among first- and second-tier PC OEMs is 80-100% and over 50%. However, DRAM makers can only fulfill 50-60% of PC OEMs? DDR2 demand, the firm …more

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VGMark07: Futuremark Makes Vector Graphics Benchmark

Futuremark is hard at work on a new Vector Graphics Benchmark called VGMark07! Acccording to Futuremark VGMark07 will be a good benchmark of OpenVG API performance on Handheld Devices and that active recruitment of key industry partners is underway. With over eight years experience invested in 2D, 3D and system benchmarking applications, Futuremark is designing …more

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Intel Core Duo Delivered to Embedded Market

Intel Corporation today provided extended lifecycle support for the Intel Core Duo processor used by developers of embedded solutions, such as industrial control, test and instrumentation, aerospace, defense and medical imaging systems. Two independent processing cores can support multiple operating systems simultaneously to provide design?flexibility for custom applications. Intel provides a full set of software …more

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MySpace has 2-1/2 times the traffic of Google Inc.

Did you know that MySpace now does 2-1/2 times the traffic of Google Inc? I sure didn’t, but the Chicago Sun-Times says it does! The free, ad-supported site has gotten so popular among teens — a quarter of its users are registered as minors — that parents, schools and law enforcement officials have taken notice, …more

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Microsoft Office Live Beta Is Going Live Feb 15th

After weeks of speculation, Microsoft’s latest subscription service for small-business users is set to enter wide-scale testing February 15. As expected, Microsoft is unveiling test versions of three different Office Live offerings: Office Live Basics, Office Live Collaboration and Office Live Essentials. The trio of services will be supported by online advertising and should be …more

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Microsoft anti-spyware software labels Symantec as Trojan

An update to Microsoft anti-spyware incorrectly labeled two versions of Symantec’s anti-virus software as Trojan horse malware last week. Users of Windows AntiSpyware beta 1 were mistakenly warned that Symantec AntiVirus Corporate Edition and Symantec Client Security packages were a password stealing Trojan called Bancos-A. PC users were prompted to remove registry keys, advice that …more

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AMD’s Socket AM2 Scheduled To Launch June 6th, 2006

AMD’s Socket AM2 is now official and will be launched during Computex according to Fudo. The new platform will use DDR2 memory, but at what speed the memory will run is still all rumors. At least we know on June 6th the platform will be launched! We can now finally confirm that AMD has decided …more

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Activision to Lay Off 150 Workers

Activision announced yesterday that it is laying off about 150 workers, which is just under 7% of their entire staff. Dyer did not specify the number of workers that Activision is laying off, but said it is less than 7% of the company’s total workforce of 2,200. The cutbacks are part of an effort to …more

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Yahoo! Deeply Concerned Over Chinese Internet Censorship

After helping send a man to jail for eight years Yahoo! releases a written statement that talked about a free and unrestricted internet. Too little, too late? We think so, and so does Shi Tao who is now serving eight years in jail! In a written statement that did not refer to China, it said …more

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Corsair Launches DDR2 667Mhz Notebook SO-DIMM Memory

Corsair Memory today launched ValueSelect 667MHz DDR2 SO-DIMM memory to support the latest Intel mobile technology. These modules are available immediately in 512MB and 1GB modules. Based on carefully selected component and individually tested at its rated speed, the new 667MHz DDR2 SO-DIMM offers reliability and performance found in all Corsair products. Thanks to the …more

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Super Talent Launches Worlds Fastest 2GB DDR2 Memory Kit

Super Talent just sent out a press release stating they have the “World’s Fastest 2GB DDR2 Kits”. The new memory kit (Part Number: T800UX2GC4) is rated at PC2-6400 (800MHz) with 4-3-4-8 latencies. In our last

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