VIA Launches Ultra Low Power EPIA CN Mini-ITX Mainboard

IA Technologies, Inc. today announced the VIA EPIA CN-Series Mini-ITX mainboards, the latest in the range of VIA C7 processor-based ultra compact platforms boasting an average power consumption of just 16 watts. Boasting the highly power efficient VIA C7 processor at speeds of 1GHz or 1.3GHz, along with the VIA CN700 digital media chipset integrating …more

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Thermalright Ultra-120 For AMD AM2 Platforms Coming Late June

For those who have the newest AMD platform, AM2, Thermalright will have you covered come end of June, 2006. It will have its customized retention bracket for mounting Ultra-120 on an AM2 socket. More information on the Ultra-120 can be found on the Ultra-120 product page. About a month and a half ago Ultra-90 was …more

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Rumor: AMD Wants To Buy ATI Technology

Shares of ATI Technologies Inc. jumped more than 9.5 percent Wednesday after a Wall Street analyst said the graphics chip maker may be acquired by Advanced Micro Devices Inc., the PC microprocessor maker that’s been taking market share from Intel Corp. This is a rumor for now, but high ranking analysts are now saying that …more

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Online jobs index rises to record high

A monthly index of online recruitment rose to a record level in May, reflecting hiring demand in most industries, Monster Worldwide Inc. said on Thursday. he parent of job-hunting Web site Monster.com said its Monster Employment index was up 4 points to a record high of 167 in May. The two-year-old index had dipped by …more

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Sun to cut 4,000-5,000 jobs in Santa Clara

It is never a good thing to see jobs being cut, but Sun Microsystems is getting ready to let 4,000 – 5,000 workers go in an attempt to save some money and turn things around. Computer server maker Sun Microsystems Inc., whose revenue has declined four years in a row, said Wednesday it plans to …more

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Police hit major BitTorrent site — ThePirateBay.org

Swedish police have shut down a site accused of being a major source of pirated films, music and software. More than 50 law enforcement officials raided 10 locations, confiscating the computers and detaining three people. Who said that downloading files wouldn’t land you in jail! ThePirateBay.org had described itself to be the largest search index …more

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Swiftech Stock (Rouchon Inds. Inc.) Drops 98 Percent

Rouchon Industries, dba Swiftech, which is traded over the counter had 666 shares traded today resulting in a 97.62 percent drop for the day. It looks like two trades took place with one person dumping 333 shares and someone buying all 333 shares back at fewer than two cents a share. This morning the stock …more

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Mozilla Launches Next Firefox 2.0 Alpha

In case you missed this news over the weeked Mozilla Corp. released the third alpha version of Firefox 2.0, code-named “Bon Echo,” with additions that include a built-in anti-phishing feature and suggestions for searches run in Google and Yahoo this past Saturday. The anti-phishing feature in Firefox is courtesy of Google, which released the code …more

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Motorola needs an heir to the RAZR and it’s not the SLVR

Motorola needs a successor to its successful RAZR phone to hold on to market share, and BenQ Mobile is set to make gains when new products kick in, market research group Gartner said in a survey on Wednesday. I think Gartner makes some good points, but the SLVR is still pretty sweet. The survey found …more

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Hedge Funds Flog Micron/Lexar Deal

Several hedge funds continue to oppose Micron’s acquisition of Lexar Media, and recently told the companies that they plan to vote against the merger when shareholders vote on the matter Friday. Interesting twist in the merger between Micron Technology and Lexar. In a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission Tuesday, fund partners Elliot Associates …more

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AMD Launches AMD LIVE PCs for Pure Digital Entertainment

AMD announced today the next milestone in digital entertainment with the AMD LIVE! PC – a full-featured, easy-to-use media center PC, designed to enable consumers to organize, distribute, share, and enjoy their content collection throughout the home and on the go. Leading OEMs including Acer, Alienware, Fujitsu Siemens Computers, Gateway, HP, Sahara, and Tsinghua Tongfang, …more

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Online journalists have the same rights as traditional reporters

Online journalists have the same rights as traditional reporters, a Californian court has ruled. The decision was made in a case brought by Apple against a number of reporters who published information online about a future Apple product launch. This court ruling is a big deal and I’m glad to see that online journalists are …more

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Middle class goes broadband as price falls

Middle- and working-class Americans signed up for high-speed Internet access in record numbers in the past year, apparently lured by a price war among phone companies. This is good news for all of us as more people are using the internet from day to day. Broadband adoption increased 59 percent from March last year to …more

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Virgin Mobile introduces ad-subsidized calls

Virgin Mobile USA, a cell-phone service used mostly by teenagers and 20-somethings, said on Tuesday it was giving its customers the option to earn free calls if they view and respond to ads on their phones. An interesting idea and if the text ads are free I might do it, but I don’t have Virgin! …more

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