Rumor: AMD and ATI To Ask Shareholders For Merger Approval

With AMD and ATI merger rumors going around for nearly a month now it wouldn’t be shocking if it was true, but who knows. Today The Inq. posted up a news story saying that it will happen right after the weekend when the new work week starts. None of our sources confirmed anything, so add …more

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Toshiba to mass-produce microSD memory cards

Toshiba will begin mass-production of microSD memory cards, the world’s smallest, in September, aiming to take market share amid strong demand for smaller cards, the Nihon Keizai business daily said on Friday. The paper said Toshiba will make 3 million to 4 million units a month. MicroSD cards measure 15 by 11 by 1 millimeter, …more

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Dell Sinks 13 Percent on Lower Guidance

For the second time in two months, the personal computer maker took a knife to earnings estimates Friday, predicting net income of 21 cents to 23 cents a share on sales of $14 billion in the second quarter. Analysts were looking for earnings of 32 cents a share on sales of $14.23 billion. Right now …more

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World Cup slows PC sales in Q2

PC market growth slowed during the second quarter compared to the first three months of the year as the World Cup soccer tournament distracted Europeans, leading to a steep slow down in shipment growth on the continent, market researcher IDC said in a report. This just goes to show you how sports can impact the …more

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AMD to widen price cuts for Athlon 64 X2

According to the Chinese-language Economic Daily News (EDN), sources at channel motherboard makers are indicating that AMD has decided to widen its originally-planned price cuts for its Athlon 64 X2 dual-core processors, on July 24, by up to 55%. As reported on June 22, the pricing of AMD’s Athlon 64 X2 processors was expected to …more

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ATI’s X1950 XTX Shows 7 Percent Gains Over X1900XTX’s

We just published an article today showing how top end gaming systems are often GPU limited and happened to use the ATI X1900XTX as the graphics card. Today Fudo is reporting that ATI is coming out with an R580+ GPU that will be used on an X1900XTX video card. With the move to faster GDDR4 …more

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Intel Merom CPU to top 50% of Intel notebook processors in 1Q 2007

Intel plans to raise the proportion of Merom to over 50% of its notebook processor shipments of in the first quarter of 2007, making 64-bit dual-core models the mainstream in the notebook market, according to industry sources. My sources have told me that Merom is roughly 20% faster than the dual-core Yonah processor! Intel’s latest …more

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Mushkin Enhanced Launches New HP-550 Power Supply

Mushkin Enhanced, a leading manufacturer in high-performance computer components, has announced the addition of the HP-550 Power Supply to their current power supply series that includes the XP-650. Legit Reviews just recently looked at the XP-650 power supply and found that it passed all of our stress testing on the latest AMD and Intel gaming …more

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HD Moore posts Google-based malware

HD Moore, a well-known security researcher, has released code that can be used to mine Google Inc.’s database for malicious software. Using a database of digital fingerprints of known malware — called “signatures” — the Malware Search tool uses the popular search engine to find a number of known worms and viruses. HD Moore put …more

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Video game sales rose 25 percent in June

Nintendo of America’s “New Super Mario Bros” grabbed the No. 1 spot on the U.S. video game sales chart in June for the second month in a row with 453,000 units sold, according to market research firm NPD Group. The title, for the Nintendo DS portable player, is the latest version of the iconic game …more

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IBM’s second-quarter results looking blue

The sentiment surrounding IBM’s second-quarter results has looked rather blue as analysts near and far have stepped up to temper their expectations for the company’s performance while the stock has reset new 52-week lows. The entire tech sector has had a rough past few months with Vista being delayed, so hopefully nobody is shocked by …more

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Microsoft files 26 U.S. piracy lawsuits

Microsoft Corp. has filed 26 lawsuits accusing U.S. companies of selling pirated software, the latest move in its ramped-up efforts to boost sales by cracking down on illegal copies. The world’s largest software maker filed the lawsuits Friday in federal courts in Georgia, Illinois, Ohio, Colorado, South Carolina, New York and New Jersey. The lawsuits …more

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Movielink Allows Users To Backup Downloaded DVD Movies

Santa Monica, Calif.-based Movielink has purchased technology from software company Sonic Solutions that makes it possible for customers to transfer the movies they download onto DVDs, according to a Sonic Solutions’ spokesman. This is great news for all those that legally pay for a movie and would like to watch it on device other than …more

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Intel Employees Are Working From Bomb Shelters In Israel

Several barrages of rockets fired by Hezbollah guerillas in southern Lebanon hit the Israeli port city of Haifa on Sunday. The coastal city is home to one of Intel Corp.’s most important processor design centers and it’s still staffed by dedicated Intel employees. Reports are coming from Isreal that Intel employees are working from bomb …more

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