Flash memory price ‘to drop 25%’

Chip firms should brace for a slump in the price of memory chips used in small devices, Hynix has warned. The chipmaker says it expects the price of Nand chips, used in digital cameras and music players, to drop 25% in the first quarter of 2006. Good news for consumers and bad news for all …more

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Weekend Reviews from Around the Web

[H]ardOCP Reviews gives an NVIDIA SLI Physics Tech Preview! Find this and other reviews by visiting the Legit Forums! What is most interesting is that we have Ageia to thank for this gaming physics awakening. But Ageia have also awoken the sleeping giants, ATI and NVIDIA in terms of physics. From what we have seen, …more

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BIOSTAR Motherboards Support Intel 965 Processors?!?!

BIOSTAR has recently updated their processor support on their Intel motherboards and they are now showing support for an Intel 965 Processor. The BioStar site shows the processor runs at 3.73GHz (1066MHz) and has a Processor Number of 965. Looks like a new Intel Pentium Processor Extreme Edition will be coming out soon! None

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NVIDIA SLI Physics Tech Preview @ [H] Enthusiast

Today NVIDIA is announcing some very exciting technology for gamers that is poised to improve your gaming experience in a very real way. Our preview of the technology will tell you what you need to know from the gamer?s perspective. “What is most interesting is that we have Ageia to thank for this gaming physics …more

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Microsoft Xbox 360’s anti-hack security system has been Hacked

Claiming they’re more interested in hacking than piracy, the collaborative effort led by an individual known only by the handle TheSpecialist, hacked the player’s DVD drive firmware to play DVD R discs – rather than reject them. The video can be found here. TheSpecialist said the modified firmware, which is believed not to bypass discs’ …more

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NVIDIA 7900 GT/GTX out of stock in USA, UK

NVIDIA has been all about hard launches in 2006 and while they launched the GeForce 7900 series with cards at retailers they couldn’t keep their supplies up. If you visit Newegg every single 7900 GT/GTX is sold out and none are expected for many days to come. I wonder if they sold out because of …more

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ATI Launches The 1GB FireGL V7350 Video Card

ATI Launches The 1GB FireGL V7350 Video Card

ATI Technologies today announced the industry’s first one gigabyte (1GB) workstation graphics accelerator, the ATI FireGL V7350, and also a 512 megabyte configuration, the FireGL V7300. These are ultra high-end 3D card designed for CAD, DCC and imaging professionals who work with massive datasets and the price tag reflects that. The FireGL V7350 and FireGL …more

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ECS and Foxconn Focus on the Video Card Market

Taiwan?s leading graphics card suppliers Asustek Computer, Gigabyte Technology, Micro-Star International (MSI) and two affiliates of Foxconn Electronics (the registered trade name of Hon Hai Precision Industry), Leadtek Research and Tul, should experience more competition in 2006, when Foxconn launches its branded graphics cards and Elitegroup Computer Systems (ECS) resumes production of its own-brand graphics …more

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7600GS priced to $150

nVidia’s been quite busy as of late with its recent and very successful launch of its 7900 series graphics cards. However, the real money lies in the mainstream market, and nVidia has a not so secret ace up their sleeve. Enter the 7600GS, to be priced at around $150, and likely capable of besting its …more

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Kinderstart sues Google over lower page ranking

A parental advice Internet site has sued Google Inc., charging it unfairly deprived the company of customers by downgrading its search-result ranking without reason or warning. Welcome to running a website? If everyone sued who had their page rankign lowered the court systems would be full for years. If you rely on one source for …more

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Google Ordered to Hand Over Data to US Government

A federal judge has ordered internet search engine Google to turn over some search data, including 50,000 web addresses, to the US government. However, Judge James Ware denied a request that Google hand over a list of people’s search requests. I don’t think the US government needs to see a list of search requests. The …more

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Intel, Micron Tech to Build New Plant

U.S. chipmakers Intel Corp. and Micron Technology Inc. plan to invest in a new plant that will make flash memory chips, used in popular gadgets such as MP3 players and digital cameras, an Intel official said. Their new joint venture, called IM Flash Technologies, aims to take on market leaders Samsung Electronics Co. of South …more

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Foxconn splashes onto the video card scene

When you say Foxconn, the picture that pops into most people’s heads are of low end budget computer parts. And while it is somewhat accurate, the story is also along the lines of them being one of the world’s largest computer component manufacturing corporations. Foxconn’s range of customers are not limited to just retailers; bigs …more

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Bill Gates mocks MIT’s $100 laptop

Microsoft Corp. Chairman and Chief Software Architect Bill Gates on Wednesday mocked a $100 laptop computer for developing countries being developed with the backing of rival Google Inc. at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. I like this comment the best, “If you are going to go have people share the computer, get a broadband connection …more

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