Are Wi-Fi Standards Breaking Patents Owned By Australia?

A federal judge in Tyler, Texas, ruled last week that an Australian government agency holds the rights to patents on the underlying technology used in two Wi-Fi standards and a third proposed standard. The decision–if it survives what many assume will be a lengthy appeals process–could have a wide-ranging impact on wireless equipment makers and …more

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Rambus Gets Delisting Notice

Rambus missed its filing deadline due to a stock option review, earning it a delisting notification from the Nasdaq. The Los Altos, Calif., chipmaker was notified by Nasdaq Wednesday that it is in violation of listing guidelines. This is big news for a company who has been doing very well in the stock market at …more

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Will Yahoo Cut 20 Percent of Their Work Force?

Yahoo Inc. needs a dramatic organizational shake-up and cuts in its work force of up to 20 percent, according to an internal memo written last month by Senior Vice President Brad Garlinghouse. The document was published in the Saturday edition of the Wall Street Journal. A Yahoo spokesman confirmed the authenticity of the memo, but …more

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Universal sues MySpace for copyright violations

Universal, owned by French media conglomerate Vivendi, claims that Myspace has looked the other way as users unlawfully uploaded copyright music videos. In a copy of court documents filed Friday in U.S. District Court in Los Angeles, Universal also accuses MySpace of aiding copyright infringement by reformatting clips so users can transfer them to friends …more

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Demand for Nvidia G80 chips weak? Could it Be?

Nvidia’s launch of its DirectX 10-compliant GeForce 8800 GPU (codenamed G80) earlier this month seems to have failed to significantly stir up demand for high-end graphics cards, although the new chips took a lead in 3D computing processing, according to sources at Taiwan-based graphics card makers. Since the G80 is preliminarily targeting the high-end sector, …more

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Microsoft Gives Out Copies of Vista Ultimate, Business to Beta Testers

Great to See Microsoft Rewording all its Beta Testers Testers are now receiving emails informing them of their selection for free downloads of Vista and each will be given a product key within one week to activate their software. This will be a download-only proposition and no media will be mailed. DailyTech

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Ultra Products Receives U.S. Patent for Modular Power Supply Design

Ultra Products is proud to announce that it has received United States Patent Number 7,133,293 for its Ultra X-Connect power supply, the world?s first completely modular design power supply. This patented design allows users the opportunity to connect only the cables they need. This leaves the user?s system?s airflow unimpeded by clunky, chunky air stifling …more

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Is Sony eating hundreds of dollars on each PS3?

The cost of manufacturing and materials for the low-end, 20-gigabyte version of the console comes to $805.85, iSuppli said in a report Thursday. That means that for every PS3 Sony sells for $499, it will lose $306.85 on components alone. Marketing and advertising costs would then boost the actual cost to Sony higher. The PS3 …more

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Solid-state Drives Ready for Prime Time

Some questions are answered about the Future of Solid State Drivers from Don Barnetson, Samsung’s director of flash marketing, but in my opinion I would rather see how the longevity of these drivers before spending the case for one. Albeit the speed is a great bonus for all those hardware junkies out there, but the …more

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Get an Xbox 360 Core for $100

Not having owned a Console since the Nintendo 64 days, I was tempted by this offer, and I believe many other people will be as well. Microsoft should consider lowering its prices on its Core Model officially to compete with the Wii. In my opinion it would attract many non-console gamers like myself Amazon.com gives …more

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DAMMIT Rename ATI Chipsets

After the completion of acquisition, AMD revealed the company?s plan to merge ATI?s chipset under the brand of AMD. Affected chipsets include those released CrossFire enabled RD580, RD550, RD480 and all future chipsets for AMD platform. The product segment includes X(Multi GPU), T(Premium Class IGP), G(Mainstream Class IGP) and V(Value Class IGP). * ATi Xpress …more

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ATI Releases CATALYST 6.11 Drivers For Download

ATI has released CATALYST 6.11 drivers for download and they can be found on the ati.amd.com driver site. The CATALYST software suite weighs in at 34.4MB, so head on over and get updated. New Features: Software Crossfire? Support for the Radeon X1900/X1950 Series of Products Catalyst 6.11 introduces software CrossFire? support for any combination of …more

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Microsoft to do online test of “Halo 3” in 2007

Microsoft Corp. on Wednesday said it will invite gamers to test the online multiplayer features in its long-awaited “Halo 3” video game in spring 2007. The “Halo 3” test will be available to Xbox 360 consoles and accessed via Microsoft’s Xbox Live online game service. Microsoft said it will take feedback from testers and use …more

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TOP500 List of Supercomputers Updated

The 28th edition of the TOP500 List of World’s Fastest Supercomputers was released on November 14 at the SC2006 conference and the United States still has the number one spot. The US never lost its domination in the global rankings since 1993, and now, it has 308 systems in the list, up from 299 in …more

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