Blizzard Entertainment: Gay rights win in World of Warcraft

Blizzard Entertainment has officially apologized to the guild recruiter, saying the warning about gay-friendly guilds should never have been issued. It looks like Sara Andrews won her battle and paved the way for others to follow behind her. In today?s day and age I am surprised that Blizzard took a stance against her guild at …more

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Nokia unveils three new mobile phones

The world’s top handset maker, Nokia, launched three new phone models on Monday, saying it expected the new 6131 camera phone to become one of the best-selling models in the mid-price range. No shocking design changes on the outside! Nokia said the clamshell shaped 6131 would retail for around 275 euros ($326.9), excluding subsidies and …more

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DDR3 Memory Shown With a CAS Latency of 7 (CL7)

Many enthusiasts freaked out seeing DDR2 memory launching with CL4 and CL5 timings, but that is nothing compared to where DDR3 system memory is at today. Elpida has some DDR3 desktop memory on display at the recent ISSCC 2006 event with a CAS Latency of 7! While many may not like the sounds of CL7 …more

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Intel’s Woodcrest Processor to clock at 2.93GHz

Intel is set to ship its ‘Woodcrest’ processor, the first 65nm Xeon chip to be based on the chip giant’s next-generation architecture, will ship at 2.93GHz and boast a 1333MHz frontside bus, a purported copy of the company’s server roadmap posted on a Chinese-language website claims. Woodcrest will run on top of Intel’s ‘Blackford’ chipset, …more

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DDR2 shortage to reach 30-40% in February

Nanya Technology is observing buoyant PC OEM demand for DDR2 memory and the company expects the DDR2 shortage to increase to 30-40% in February, with related contract pricing continuing its rise, according to company president Jih Lien. No wonder DDR2 spot prices continue to increase! Demand for DDR2 chips among PC OEMs including Dell and …more

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nVidia Makes Math Mistake When Trying To Oust ATI

Fudo over at The Inq pokes fun at nVidia today over some numbers released in an internal sales guide that they got their hands on. In the latest sales material nVidia shows that the 7800 GTX 512 card is beating the X1900XTX. Read our review here showing the two cards run head to head and …more

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3GSM Trade Show Ramps Up TV and Web Services

Mobile broadcasts for cell phones is the next fad for those that suffer what we call electronics envy. Soon companies like MTV will be able to pipe music videos and content that we want directly to our phones! Next week those going to the 3GSM trade show will be able to see this first hand! …more

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Large-size LCD panel prices on the decline in early 2006

iSuppli believes that large-size LCD panel prices on the decline in early 2006, but soon to rebound in 2H06. It seems that prices will continue to drop this month after preliminary findings indicate inventories of finished product in the monitor distribution channel were higher than normal so far this month! Pricing for panels used in …more

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Micron Consolidates Memory Operations

Micron Technology announced an internal reorganization late Thursday as it pushes forward with its plan to diversify into more profitable, higher-growth markets. The move, announced a day before Micron’s annual analysts meeting, comes as Micron is taking steps to shift its focus from commodity DRAM memory to higher-margin semiconductor products like NAND flash memory, image …more

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Intel’s Korean Offices Raided

Korean authorities raided Intel’s offices earlier this week, as part of an investigation into whether the world’s largest chipmaker violated the country’s anti-monopoly rules. The raid was unsheduled, but does happen to companies as large as Intel. Intel spokesperson Chuck Mulloy confirmed that the Korean FTC paid an unscheduled visit to Intel’s offices in Seoul …more

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Reasons to upgrade to Vista: Halo 2?

It’s official, Halo 2 for the PC has finally been announced, but there’s a catch: You’ll need to upgrade to Vista to run it. At best, this means a Holiday 2006 release. The question remains though, how much impact would a two year old game have on upgrade sales of Vista? And will it really …more

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Gateway CEO resigns, future uncertain

Gateway CEO Wayne Inouye, of former eMachines fame has announced his departure from the company. In the two short years since Gateway acquired eMachines and made Inouye the company CEO he completely turned around the company and for the first time since 2000, helped Gateway post profits. Inouye also helped improve customer service enough to …more

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SanDisk becomes the No. 2 seller of MP3 players

Did you know that SanDisk is the number two maker of MP3 players? While Apple has the number one spot locked down with their iPod series SanDisk is right behind them with their non-iPod players. SanDisk is looking forward to strong sales of the upcoming Sansa MP3 player next month, which looks like the iPod. …more

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A-Data and Transcend lower NAND flash memory production

A-Data Technology and Transcend have reduced their NAND flash shipments in January to avoid losses due to the falling prices on flash products. NAND flash is going to continue to be a huge part of the memory industry, but now with everyone producing it the price war has clearly started. A-Data claims its sales have …more

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