Intel to Cut 1,000 Managers

Intel is laying off about 1,000 managers — representing about 1% of its workforce — worldwide as part of a previously announced restructuring program, the company said on Thursday. I know a good number of managers at Intel and I hope they all will still have a job come the end of next week. The …more

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OCZ Technology Announces the PC2-7200 Special Ops Edition

OCZ Technology Announces the PC2-7200 Special Ops Edition

OCZ Technology Group today announced the PC2-7200 DDR2 Special Ops Edition. The new DDR2-900 SOE is part of the limited edition Special Ops series which is a line of memory that caters to the needs of gamers and features a unique camouflage motif XTC heatspreader. I’m not too sure how these modules are selling, but …more

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Intel Core 2 Extreme X6800 Conroe For Sale $1,359.99

Newegg has the retail boxed Intel Core 2 Extreme X6800 processor (model number BX80557X6800) priced at $1,359.99 for those with deep pockets that want one. Be sure to read our article for the complete details on this new core! Intel Core 2 Extreme X6800 Conroe 1066MHz FSB 2 x 2MB L2 Cache LGA 775 Processor …more

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Cingular launches mini HBO series for cellphones

Cingular Wireless, the No. 1 U.S. cellphone service, said on Wednesday that cable channel HBO has produced a special mobile mini-series based on the popular show “Entourage” that extends the story beyond what is shown on television. I’m all for video on phones, but I’m not sure about a $14.99 bill plus another $4.99 for …more

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Toshiba delays RD-A1 HD DVD recorder launch

Toshiba said on Thursday it is delaying the launch of the world’s first high-definition optical disc recorder based on the HD DVD format until the end of the month as it hasn’t built up enough prelaunch inventory. Toshiba, Japan’s second-largest electronics conglomerate after Hitachi, said last month it would launch the first HD DVD recorder …more

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Dell Takes On Pricing in Image Makeover

As part of its efforts to get back on track, Dell is expected to announce a simplified PC pricing scheme for small businesses and consumers. We will let you know what happens when the news comes out this afternoon Dell, which has scheduled a news announcement for July 13, is expected to reveal a revised …more

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Rumor: Kingston Betting Q2 DRAM and NAND Flash Sales Will Jump

Kingston believes its shipments of both DRAM and NAND flash products will jump by 35%, sequentially, in the third quarter, in the Asia-Pacific region, thanks to price cuts by Intel, said Scott Chen, vice president of the company’s APAC business division. Chen said Kingston has observed warming demand this month, and he is confident about …more

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InfoSonics and Kingston Join Forces To Offer Mobile Memory Solutions

InfoSonics Corporation (AMEX: IFO), one of the fastest growing distributors of wireless handsets in the United States and Latin America, announced today it is joining forces with Kingston Technology Company, Inc., to assist in the distribution of Kingston mobile memory solutions. InfoSonics is now offering Kingston Flash memory to its existing carrier customers as well …more

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Shares of video-game publishers keep dropping

Shares of video-game publishers are nearing rock-bottom prices, but is it time to start betting on a rebound? hat depends on who you talk to and how long you feel like waiting. Some investors, for instance, see short-term plays to be made in at least some of the names — Electronic Arts comes up repeatedly …more

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Sony pulls controversial Dutch PSP ad

Sony said on Tuesday it had pulled a Dutch billboard advertising campaign for the new white version of its PlayStation Portable video game player and apologized to anyone offended by the ad, which critics dubbed racist. After looking at the billboard I don’t know what Sony was thinking by running the ad campaign. A billboard …more

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Hackers target State Department computers

The State Department is recovering from large-scale computer break-ins worldwide over the past several weeks that appeared to target its headquarters and offices dealing with China and North Korea, The Associated Press has learned. Investigators believe hackers stole sensitive U.S. information and passwords and implanted backdoors in unclassified government computers to allow them to return …more

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Microsoft slapped with $357 million fine by the EU

European regulators hit Microsoft with a $357.3 million fine Wednesday, citing the software giant’s continued noncompliance with its landmark 2004 antitrust ruling. I know that Microsoft can pay the fine, but damn that’s a bunch of money. The European Commission issued the 280.5 million euro fine for the period between Dec. 15 and June 20. …more

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First-tier notebook shipments to miss 2006 targets

First-tier Taiwan-based notebook makers are expected to see their notebook shipments in 2006 fall short of their targets by 5-10% due to slower-than-expected shipments in the first half of this year, according to sources at the makers. It looks like the blame is being put on Microsoft fot the delay in launching their upcoming Vista …more

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Rumor: Google to hire 1,000 in Ann Arbor, Mich., area

Google Inc. plans to open a new facility in the Ann Arbor, Mich., area that will employ 1,000 people within five years to handle advertising generated by the Internet search engine, people familiar with the deal said Tuesday. he plan, which could be a significant boost to Michigan’s lagging economy, was scheduled to be unveiled …more

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