Microsoft settles with Google over executive hire

Microsoft has settled its lawsuit with rival Google over the hiring of Kai-Fu Lee, an expert in speech recognition technology and the man who founded Microsoft’s China research lab in the late 1990s. Time will tell if Google’s investment pays off! The tug-of-war over Lee was seen as Microsoft’s latest attempt to thwart Google’s growing …more

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Judge blocks law on violent games

A US judge has blocked a law that made it illegal to sell or rent violent games to children. It looks like GTA: San Andreas may have changed the way the World looks at video games, but no new laws will be written because of it. In the mean time frag on! Oh and all …more

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nVidia Forceware 81.98 WHQL Drivers Released

NVIDIA has released brand new NVIDIA ForceWare drivers today for both 32-bit and 64-bit Windows operating systems. If you are using an NVIDIA card and a dual core processor then you should download these drivers when you get the chance! The drivers have a ton of single and SLI issues that have been resolved, so …more

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Micron Loses Some Memory Income, But Sales Level

Falling memory prices took a toll on Micron’s (MU) bottom line, as the company reported a nearly 60% drop in profit from the year before. Shares are down a bit for the day, but have been pretty level this week for all the buzz going around about Micron. In its financial results for the fiscal …more

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Corsair Announces BattleField 2 $5000 Tournament

Corsair Memory today announced that it has furthered its commitment to the gaming community by hosting the first Corsair BattleField 2 (BF2) Infantry Cup online tournament. It seems that the top teams will get $5000 in Corsair product. Now that is a ton of memory and a few water cooling kits! Kudus to Corsair for …more

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Last XBOX 360 Shipment before the Holidays

HardOCP reports that there is one last XBOX 360 shipment hitting the retail stores before Christmas! So if you are trying to get this console as a gift, you better pitch a tent at your local retailer as soon as you read this! Once the stores open in the morning, the XBOX 360 will only …more

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ATI Tech Earnings Drop: PC Division Down 10%

ATI Technologies’ (ATYT) first-quarter earnings dropped from a year ago due to lower revenue, lower margins and a charge. ATI said revenue from its personal computer division fell 10% from a year ago to $466 million, while sales in its consumer segment rose 31% to $125 million. It is interesting to see the PC side …more

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Seagate to buy Maxtor for $2 billion

Seagate are to buy Maxtor for $1.9bn. Seagate are currently the No.1 HDD manufacturer, with Western Digital in second place.Seagate shares seem to be rising too, after a bit of a low for last 2mths. SEAGATE and Maxtor confirmed the acquisition. The deal is worth $1.9 billion. The firms said the combination will be 10-20% …more

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Google confirms $1bn stake in AOL

Google has being busy lately. LR has reported earlier how Google has showed interest in Opera. Also we reported how Microsoft and Google are going to work together on a internet research lab. Now the BBC is reporting that Google has invested $1bn in AOL. This news my mean Microsoft’s plans to get a piece …more

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Philips spin-off creates an ‘iPod’ for the written word

Mobile devices are everywhere, you can play all your games, connect to the Net to catchup on LR news etc. Now iRex Technologies BV have developed the “thinking mans ipod”. Instead of holding a collection of MP3’s, this device will have a 8.1-inch display which combines a touch screen display and wireless connectivity. There are …more

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Intel reschedules launch of Conroe and 965-chipset to July 2006, say mobo makers

Intel are already well into production of their 65nm chips, Dempsey for enterprise markets and Presler for the mainstream market. These chips are to be released early ’06. Digitimes are reporting from “sources” that Intel is to push ahead the release of the Conroe cpu, so that it coincides with the release of the 965 …more

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ATI X1000 Series GPU’s Available in AGP Video Cards!

Gecube just announced the world’s first AGP RADEON X1000 Series Graphics products with the launch of the ATI Radeon X1300 and RADEONR X1600 AGP based graphics cards. ATI told us they didn’t think anyone was going to produce them, but that doesn’t seem to be the case. No word on if the X1800XT or X1800XL …more

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HP to support HD-DVD and Blu-ray

Here is a new twist in the DVD format war! Hewlett-Packard has announced it will support both contenders to be the next generation of DVDs, a change of tack that could raise the chances of an expensive format war. It doesn’t look like a clear winner will be seen for some time now. “Because HP …more

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Microsoft drops Mac IE

Looks like Microsoft didn’t get as many Mac IE users as they had hoped. But this is not new news as Microsoft announced earlier in the year that it will drop Mac IE support, but didn’t give a date until December 16th. Mac IE was still on version 5, whereas Windows will be seeing version …more

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