Comcast, Google eye AOL

Comcast and search-engine giant Google are teaming up to strike a deal with Time-Warner in which all three companies would own the popular web portal AOL, though it could very well disrupt talks between Microsoft and AOL. Comcast Corp., the country’s largest cable TV company, is teaming up with Internet search leader Google Inc. in …more

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ULi will keep using HyperTransport in Intel-platform solutions

ULi, a popular chipset vendor, has decided to keep utilizing the HyperTransport technology on Intel-based platforms. Their latest Intel implementation, the M1685, boasts a 1.6GB/s maximum bandwidth and support for DDR-400 and DDR2-667, with DDR2-800 support upcoming in later chipsets. Chipset vendor ULi Electronics will continue utilizing HyperTransport bus technology as the northbridge-to-southbridge interconnect in …more

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New ATI tool increases Doom3 scores ‘up to 35%’ with AA enabled

Have you ever wanted to overclock your video card? Do you want excellent performance on Doom 3? Well, how about both? Apparently, now that is possible. ATI has released a new version of the ever-popular modding software ATI Tool. It boasts up to a 35% increase in performance in Doom 3 with Anti-Aliasing (AA) enabled. …more

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Apple Introduces the New iMac G5

Being nothing short of a $1300 entertainment machine, Apple reported today that they have released their newest I-Mac: the G5. Having standard features like a built-in video conferencing camera, a wireless network card, and Bluetooth EDR, not to mention a mouse (finally, they include it), the new I-Mac can be considered a multimedia whiz. What …more

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Japan to offer VoIP cell phones

Japan is getting set to build a new network for cell phones that utilizes VOIP. This would greatly reduce costs and transmit data faster. The government plans to introduce mobile Voice over Internet telephony by 2007, officials said on Thursday. Imagine getting a deal from Vonage with unlimited minutes for home and cell for around …more

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Symantec quietly increases Norton software renewal prices

Did you know that on Monday, Symantec raised the prices Norton users pay for another year of updates to their installed products by as much as 33 percent? The updates include traditional virus signatures and product enhancements, which are a new feature and part of Symantec’s move to a subscription model. Some are calling this …more

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Apple unveils new video-playing iPod

Apple has revealed a new top of the range iPod that plays songs and videos. The video-playing iPod has a 2.5 inch (6.35cm) color screen that is 320 by 240 pixels in size. Steve Jobs said the 30 GB iPod should be able to store 75 hours’ worth of video and the 60 GB version …more

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ProMOS to start 90nm process DDR2 production at 12-inch plant

ProMOS Technologies will start a pilot run production for their 90nm DDR2 IC process at its 12-inch wafer plant later this month in Taiwan. This is good news for consumers because some of the cost savings related to the 12″ wafers might be passed along to consumers. Since yield rates for 90nm process DDR has …more

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Apple’s Profit Quadruples, Yet Stock Falls

It appears numbers are looking both good and bad for Steve Jobs and Co. Though their net income for the fourth quarter was a reported $430 million (up from $106 million the previous year), they didn’t quite hit the mark with their iPod sales, shipping only 6.5 million units, as opposed to the 7 to …more

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DFI rides high on strong ACP sales

DFI, a manufacturer of mid and high-end motherboard solutions favored amongst many computer enthusiasts, are showing strong third-quarter numbers on the industrial end of their computing solutions. They also predict strong numbers FY06, with LANparty sales forcasted to jump 50 percent. DFI reported unaudited pre-tax profits of NT$61.9 million (US$1.86 million) and gross margins of …more

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Asustek debuts dual-core Intel Xeon server boards

After a recent announcement by Intel concerning the release of their dual-core Xeon processor line, Asustek revealed their newest server motherboard series that support the Paxville dual-core Xeon processor: the PVL-D. The PVL-D series includes the PVL-D/1U and PVL-D/SCSI motherboards. Both boards support a dual-Xeon DP (Paxville) dual-core processor platform with Hyper-Threading Technology, independent 2M …more

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Symantec won’t ‘whine’ about Microsoft

Today, Symantec, one of today’s security “giants”, announced that they will not pursue litigation or cry foul concerning Microsoft’s entrance into the security business next year. “We’re not looking to go whining to the EU or the DOJ for anything,” Symantec Chief Executive Officer John Thompson said Tuesday, referring to the European Union and the …more

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Share Holders Had Higher Hopes for AMD

On Tuesday AMD (NYSE: AMD) reported sales of $1.523 billion and net income of $76 million, amounting to $0.18 per diluted share, for the quarter ended September 25, 2005. Even though sales are up, the stock dropped $2.04, or 8.42%, to $21.96 this morning on news of the quarter results. Looks like stock holders are …more

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Did you miss Microsoft Patch Tuesday?

Microsoft on Tuesday released nine security bulletins that patched 14 separate vulnerabilities for Windows and Internet Explorer, including several that could easily end up being exploited in short order by attackers. If you have not patched your system please do right now by clicking the link below to visit Microsoft. Of the three bulletins tagged …more

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