Level 3 Communications To Buy TelCove

Level 3 Communications signed a $1.24 billion deal to acquire TelCove, a privately held Pennsylvania-based telecom company. Level 3 will pay $445 million in cash, $637 million in stock and assume $155.5 million in debt, the telecom outfit said Monday. “TelCove’s networks in key markets throughout the Eastern United States are complementary with Level 3’s …more

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Microsoft Takes A Royal Beating and Drops 11 Percent

Shares of Microsoft tumbled more than 11% Friday, the stock’s biggest single-day loss in about five years, as investors gave a thumbs-down to the company’s heavy spending plans. In recent trading, shares were off $3 to $24.25 with more than 450 million shares trading hands, seven times average volume. Shares are currently down -$3.17 (-11.63%)trading …more

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Nintendo’s Revolution is Now Wii (Pronounced we)

The Revolution is over. Make way for the Wii. And pronounce it “we.” That’s the official name Nintendo announced Thursday (April 27) for its next home console, formerly code-named Revolution. The company released a promotional video and statement to explain the somewhat unexpected name. I’m not sure what they were thinking, but I don’t like …more

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Microsoft ramps up Xbox 360 shipments To Compete With The PS3

Microsoft Corp. has ramped up shipments of its Xbox 360 console to widen its head start on video game rival Sony Corp.’s PlayStation 3, the software giant’s chief financial officer said on Thursday. The world’s largest software maker raised the bottom line of its Xbox 360 sales target range for the year ending June 30 …more

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Skype surpasses 100 million users

Internet telephony provider Skype announced Friday it now has more than 100 million registered users worldwide. Skype, which was bought last year for $2.6 billion by online auctioneer eBay Inc., said it has nearly doubled in size from September 2005 when 54 million people were using the service. Founded by the creators of Kazaa, the …more

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Apple to recycle old Macs for free

pple Computer Inc. will soon adopt an environmentally friendly twist for buyers of new Macintosh computers by offering to recycle their old computers for free. The Cupertino-based company said its expanded take-back offer will begin in June. Great news for the ecosystem and I’d like to thank Apple for stepping up to the plate! U.S. …more

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Seagate 750GB Pushbutton Back-up Hard Drive Coming For $559

Seagate Technology today introduced the world’s first three-quarter Terabyte external hard drive – the Seagate 750GB Pushbutton Back-up Hard Drive. As the newest addition to Seagate’s award winning line of consumer products, the stylish 750GB Pushbutton Back-up Hard Drive is designed to offer the most convenient way for consumers to store all of their treasured …more

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NVIDIA Quad GeForce 7950GX2 Readies For Launch

NVIDIA has been hard at work and has updated their just released QuadSLI platform with a more efficient and smaller solution. The updated QuadSLI cards will be known as the GeForce 7950GX2 and the length is 11cm shorter and the PCB layers has been decreased meaning they cost less to make. Now if we could …more

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AMD Sends Out 3,000 Flawed Opteron Processors On Accident

AMD today admitted it has inadvertently allowed a number of 2.6GHz and 2.8GHz single-core Opteron x52 and x54 processors that could corrupt data under extreme conditions to escape into the wild. Perhaps no more than 3,000 individual CPUs – which managed to slip through AMD’s screening net. If you just recently bought an Opteron x52 …more

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Intel Talks About Nehalem and Gesher (45nm and 32nm) CPU Cores

If you like to impress your friends with your tech knowledge then bring up the upcoming Gesher core that will be coming out in 2010 from Intel. The Gesher will be manufactured under the 32nm process and is on the roadmap on 2010. Hopefully Conroe will come out and hold us over! New codenames Nehalem …more

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KODE5 Launches KODE5 Taiwan

KODE5 Taiwan, in cooperation with Aztec Internet Cafe, invites gamers to participate in a series of online qualifiers for Counter-Strike 1.6, Quake 4, and Warcraft III: The Frozen Throne. If you happen to be in Taipei then swing by and try your luck? ?We are excited to be hosting the first KODE5 event in Taiwan,? …more

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256MB 7900GTX for the price of a 7900GT? Ok, maybe not exactly.

Since launching of the 7900 series GPUs, there’s been no small amount of griping about the lack of heatsinks on the “mid-range” (and I use the term very loosely) 7900GT model products. eVGA now has an answer: the 7900GT KO. The new heatsink is full copper and covers both the GPU and heatsink. eVGA claims …more

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The U.S. Is Becoming Better Connected to the Internet

73 percent of adults in America now use the internet at one point or another. This is good news for everyone that lives on the web. Now we need to work on getting the other 27 percent online. The U.S. online population has hit an all-time high: 73 percent of adults, or 147 million, now …more

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Senators to push for $100 gas rebate

Every American taxpayer would get a $100 rebate check to offset the pain of higher pump prices for gasoline, under an amendment Senate Republicans hope to bring to a vote today. This is an interesting idea and I’ll take $100! As outlined by the senior GOP leadership aide, the energy package would give taxpayers a …more

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