AMD Promotes Dirk Meyer to President and COO

AMD (NYSE: AMD) announced today that Dirk Meyer has been promoted to president and chief operating officer of AMD. Meyer previously served as president and chief operating officer of AMD’s Microprocessor Solutions Sector (MSS) business. “Dirk has played an essential role in AMD’s rise to the position of technology and innovation leader in the microprocessor …more

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AMD Cuts Athlon 64 X2, Turion, and Sempron CPU Prices

AMD has cut the prices on many of their popular desktop and mobile processors this morning. The AMD Athlon 64 X2 4800+ processor took a 19.9% price slashing and can now be bought for $643 when bought in 1000 units. If you have been waiting to buy an AMD Athlon 64 X2 processor now is …more

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Cell Phone Ads in Exchange For Text Messages

The time has come to get ads on your cell phone and actually like it! It seems that some cell phone users are being offered the chance to send text messages for free in return for viewing ads on their phones. The service is due to be unveiled later this month with the firm behind …more

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DDR2 Memory Prices Continues to Increase

The price premium DDR 400 enjoyed over DDR2 533 has shrunk to 1.4%, as DDR contract prices remained flat in the second half of January, while 512Mbit DDR2 533 prices increased to US$4.09! The most interesting part is that memory module makers can have gross margins of 50% for the segment. Simply amazing! Prices of …more

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Happy 20th Birthday Computer Viruses!

Happy Birthday Mr. PC Virus! Beleive it or not computer viruses have been around for 20 years now! The term computer virus dates from 1984 and was coined by US computer scientist Fred Cohen even thought the first virus (Brian) wasn’t out yet. It was during the opening weeks of 1986 that the first PC …more

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TVMyPod Sells IPods Pre-Loaded with Videos

A tiny Massachusetts company named TVMyPod is selling iPods that come with movies and TV programs already loaded on them, a practice that raises questions of legality as it addresses consumer demand for convenience and portability. Interesting to see what happens if legal action is taken against TVMyPod Customers choose any content currently available on …more

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Jan 22nd News from Around the Web

Another round of news from around the web. This time the leading article is on the Gigabyte X1800 XT 512 MB video card, which looks to be a hefty performer. Overclocked by a healthy margin, Gigabyte’s GV-RX18T512V-B Turbo Force Edition is tied for the honor of being the fastest Radeon X1800 XT 512MB in the …more

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Wi-Fi 802.11n Standard Still Coming

If you are wondering what is going on in the WiFi industry the new standard is still in the works and it’s looking like 802.11n will make it! At four times the speed of current wireless networks I am looking forward to seeing it in action! The proposed standard, 802.11n, provides a huge speed boost …more

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AMD Eyes Chip Memory Expansion with Z-RAM

Advanced Micro Devices Inc. is exploring new types of onboard memory for its chips as a way to bump performance and squeeze more out of its manufacturing plants. Time will tell if this makes it to market, but we hope it will. The Sunnyvale, Calif., chip maker has licensed memory technology called Z-RAM, created by …more

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ATI Radeon X1900 family already on sale

In a move that is sure to get ATI steaming, several online retailers have X1900 cards for sale – today. Looking at Froogle we find that 8 retailers are carrying the ATI Radeon X1900 XTX. They even have an Radeon X1900 CrossFire Edition available over at Digitally Unique for $604. All I can say is …more

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Infineon Technologies Expects Quarterly Loss

German chipmaker Infineon Technologies expects to post a first-quarter loss as selling prices slumped for DDR2 memory chips. Now that DDR2 prices are on the rise this might be the last loss due to DDR2 pricing. If you haven’t bought your 2GB kit of DDR2 memory we suggest doing so now when prices are still …more

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No link between cell phones and common tumor

Ever get tired of people telling you talking on the cell phone will give you a tumor? A new study shows that using a mobile phone does not increase the risk of developing the most common type of brain tumor. Send them this link and to relax on the tumor comments! After a four-year survey, …more

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Google defies US over search data

The US Dept. of Justice are requesting Google to submit data about the type of searches and what results are returned according to the BBC. The Justice Dept. claim they require the data to aid them enforcing the online pornography law. According to the BBC they requested “A list of terms entered into the search …more

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Intel Corporation Stock Takes A Royal Beating

If you own Intel (INTC) stock you might want to stop reading right about now. Shares were down more than $3 per share at one point today after Intel missed their fourth-quarter numbers. Shares are currently down nearly 12% for the day. Invstors were looking for answers a day after Intel stunned the Street with …more

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