Google Video Store goes live

The Google Video Store was online for the first full day after being announced last Friday–and judging from first impressions it seems okay from what we have heard and seen. I got bored and did a search for HardOCP looking for Quakecon footage and sure enough I found some footage. I also found some of …more

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Merrill Lynch Says Storage Spending To Remain Flat in 2006

Storage spending will remain relatively flat in 2006, remaining at about 10 percent of the overall IT budget spending, according to a report by Merrill Lynch & Co. issued this week. I guess those IT departments didn’t read our CES 2006 coverage of the Western Digital Raptor X hard drive! I still can’t wait for …more

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DRAM spot pricing shows momentum

The stabilizing DRAM spot prices seen at the end of last year have turned to a market uptrend this month, with all DRAM parts enjoying significant price rises amid strong demand and tighter supply. Low-density NAND flash chip pricing, in the meantime, has also shown signs of stabilizing, thanks to solid demand. Spot prices for …more

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AMD Athlon 64 FX-60’s In Stock For $1,399.00!!!!!!

A forum member has pointed out that the AMD Athlon 64 FX-60 is actually in stock over at Newegg for those who would like to buy one. The bad news is that Newegg has them at $1,399.99 even though the MSRP is only $1,031 when bought in bulk. To make things worse Newegg is charging …more

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Analyst Says Dell Will Use AMD Processors By Years End

Shares of Advanced Micro Devices rose Tuesday after a financial analyst predicted that Dell, the world’s largest PC maker, would begin using AMD’s chips this year. This is big news for consumers as they will finally get to see what AMD has to offer and the ability to pick between Intel and AMD. In a …more

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Apple Unveils New iMac with Intel Core Duo Processor

Apple just hours ago unveiled the new iMac featuring Mac OS X running on the new Intel Core Duo processor, delivering performance that is up to twice that of its predecessor. Today is a great day for all the iMac fans out there! The new 17-inch 1.83 GHz iMac lists for a suggested retail price …more

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Seagate Launches 500GB SATA Hard Drive (Half-Terabyte)

Seagate Technology today announced the availability of its latest NL35 Series SATA disc drives to the worldwide distribution channel. With a half-terabyte (500GBs) of capacity, the latest NL35 Series SATA disc drive provides the bulk storage necessary for cost-effective nearline RAID storage in the enterprise. The NL35 Series SATA drives are optimized for tasks such …more

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ATI Radeon Xpress to support HDMI

ATI didn’t say much about the future of its Radeon Xpress chipset line at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, but it did indicate that the next generation of the product will support the HDMI interface. Looks like HDMI is going to be the technology to have on electronics moving further into 2006. ATI …more

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Asustek A8R-MVP Motherboard Uses ULi M1575 Southbridge

ULi Electronics today announced that Asustek Computer has incorporated the ULi M1575 southbridge solution in their latest A8R-MVP motherboard series. The A8R-MVP supports the AMD Socket-939 Athlon 64 X2 dual-core processor, which delivers advanced multithreaded performance to satisfy the rising demand for more powerful processing capability, according to the company. The M1575 southbridge provides interface …more

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Matsushita plans ‘world’s biggest’ PDP plant as demand surges

Matsushita Electric and Toray Industries Inc are to build new production facilities to a tune of $1.6 Billion. EETimes are reporting that once in full production it will have an anual production capacity of 11.1 million panels! Matsushita claim that thier investment could give them a 40% market share by 2010. LONDON ? Matsushita Electric …more

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AMD Launches The Athlon 64 FX-60 Processor

AMD today announced the immediate availability of the AMD Athlon 64 FX-60 dual-core processor, the world’s ultimate processor for PC enthusiasts. Providing exceptional PC performance on games, digital media and intense applications, the new AMD Athlon 64 FX-60 dual-core processor will allow enthusiasts to experience the next generation of multi-core supported games and applications using …more

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Sprint Nextel suffers service outage

Thousands of customers of Sprint Nextel wireless and its resellers, such as Virgin Mobile, were without service Monday after the network suffered two separate fiber cuts, a Nextel company spokesman said. It seems like over the past year many cables are being cut. I wonder what the issue is with all these cut power and …more

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Nissan builds a Microsoft Xbox 360 into a car

Believe it or not, Nissan claims they have made a car which has a Microsoft Xbox 360 inside. The Nissan Urge Concept vehicle will feature the Microsoft Xbox 360 if it ever makes it to production. The Urge’s key trick is that when parked, its steering wheel and pedals can be used to control the …more

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Western Digital Stock Jumps to a 52-week High

Shares of Western Digital Corp. rose to a new 52-week high Monday, after the maker of hard disk drives received an upgrade from an analyst who sees the company benefiting from a recently announced merger of two rivals. Deutsche Bank analyst Sherri Scribner promoted Western to a buy, saying the company’s business will benefit from …more

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