Memory outlook in 2006 remains good, says research firm

Although NAND flash memory sales will rise more slowly than expected in 2006, the DRAM market will show surprising strength, causing the combined segments to expand by nearly 13% for the year, iSuppli predicts. This is good news for memory companies! DRAM and NAND, which represent the two largest segments of the semiconductor memory market, …more

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Sony, Toshiba, NEC to produce 45-nano chips?

Sony, Toshiba and NEC Electronics have agreed to extend their existing cooperation in the development of advanced microchips to full production. The three Japanese electronics companies, which are jointly developing system chips with circuitry width of 45 nanometers, have decided to start making the cutting-edge chips by around 2010. Toshiba and NEC Electronics are looking …more

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Battlefield 2 v1.22 Patch Released

To many peoples’ surprise, EA has released a small 8mb patch to fix a few minor issues that users have been experiencing. This patch updates Battlefield 2 from version 1.21 to version 1.22! To read the full release notes and to found download locations in the US and the UK please visit the forums via …more

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World Of Warcraft 1.10 patch Released

The latest World of Warcraft content patch has arrived! This update for the US and Australian editions of World of Warcraft updates version 1.9.4 of the game to v1.10. To read the full release notes and to found download locations please visit the forums via the link below. Here are the changes that are found …more

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Antec Introduces The First BTX Computer Case: BK640B

Antec Introduces The First BTX Computer Case: BK640B

Antec has just launched its first MicroBTX case the BK640B. Antec claims that the BK640B ensures optimal performance and quiet computing for today’s high-powered components such as motherboards, processors and video cards. Who said that BTX is dead? If it was then companies like Antec wouldn’t be launching cases for BTX platforms. The case supports …more

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AMD Processors Used On Matisyahu Live At Stubbs Album

AMD announced today that ?Matisyahu Live At Stubbs?, the 2005 live concert performance captured using AMD64 processors and released on Or Music, achieved Gold Record certification from the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) for selling more than 500,000 CDs. If you like Matisyahu be sure to check out the full press release in the …more

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Investigators enter US with dirty-bomb material

Four years after the September 11 attacks, investigators were able to easily enter the United States with enough radioactive material to make two so-called dirty bombs, according to a report on a government undercover investigation obtained on Monday. Looks like Homeland security is doing a real good job! If you want to tell your state …more

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Intel Santa Rosa Notebook Looks Awesome

Are you looking for a thin and light notebook with a 15-inch screen, two hard drives, and with battery life in excess of five hours? If you answered yes to that question the upcoming Intel Santa Rosa platform is something to look forward to. It would use Crestline GM chipsets using ICH8M, and support “Kedron” …more

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Intel quad-core CPUs ‘to ship Q1 2007’

Intel’s quad-core processor, ‘Kentsfield’, may come to market earlier than anticipated. Intel’s official release window spans the whole of 2007, but when the details of the chip emerged late last year, it was said to be earmarked for a mid-2007 debut. Now, apparently, it’s coming out in Q1 next year. So, at least, claim Taiwanese …more

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Asustek and MSI cut prices for motherboards in Europe

Asustek Computer and Micro-Star International (MSI) recently both lowered prices for their motherboards sold in Europe by 5% in order to stimulate demand. Some of our European forum members have a thread in the forums that talks about tax and prices in the European Union here. Feel free to stop in and share your thoughts …more

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Microsoft Windows Is So Slow, but Why?

The New York Times has a two page story that tries to explain why Microsoft Windows is slow. It seems they believe it is slow because, “Windows is now so big and onerous because of the size of its code base, the size of its ecosystem and its insistence on compatibility with the legacy hardware …more

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Lexar Takes Down Guidance

Lexar, the flash-memory maker in the process of being sold to Micron, previewed a major first-quarter sales shortfall Tuesday. I hope Micron saw this coming before they inked the agreement to acquire Lexar for stock worth about $688 million! The Fremont, Calif., semiconductor company expects to lose $22 million to $30 million on revenue of …more

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Tuesday Reviews from Around the Web

XtremeComputing reviews the TerraTec Space 7.1 soundcard. Find out what they have to say about it and find other reviews from around the ‘net by visiting the Legit Forums! Sensaura is a great EAX emulator but will a novice be able to activate the option without and problems I don’t think so. This card could …more

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Monday Reviews from Around the Web

[H]ardOCP reviews the Alienware Aurora 5500 today! Find this and other reviews by visiting the Legit Forums! Of all the big name OEM builders, Alienware probably does the most to give you the same level of service and build quality as boutique builders. The hardware in the Aurora 5500 is solid, and they?re willing to …more

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