The Empire Strikes Back

The Chinese Empire that is. The desktop PC, after being all but abandoned by IBM and then its entire division sold to Chinese based Lenovo, appeared to be on its last legs, but it was not meant to be. With Lenovo in charge and equiped with its low cost manufacturing capabilities, the ThinkCentre line has …more

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Google Page Creator

/. has a post up on Google’s newly released Page Creator. PC World also has a blurb on their blog about the service. Seems that everyone is pretty excited about this free webpage offering by google. One of our forum members even posted about it in our forums before I could get the story! Seoulstriker …more

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PlayStation 3 Prices

CNET has an article posted up that explains why the PlayStation 3 is going to cost Sony so much money. They have a nice little chart that compares the PlayStation 3 to the XBox360 part-by-part. Check out the article for the details! The pricing disparity between the components for the two consoles comes largely because …more

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Is Intel’s Viiv Marketing Flawed?

The folks at the INQ seem to think so with their opinion article titled, "Intel Viiv is stupid and broken." In this article, they explain why enthusiasts will never be able to legally build an official Viiv platform PC. Mainly because Viiv depends on Microsoft"s Media Center which you can not buy without an OEM …more

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Google, Earthlink Bid on San Francisco’s WiFi Project

Techdirt has a blurb on the headline that Google and Earthlink have put a combined bid proposal together to build San Francisco’s municipal WiFi network. They indicate that Google’s interest in the SF WiFi network would be to test out new ideas since SF is just a few minutes from their Headquarters in Mountain View, …more

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Yahoo! CEO Sells Off $13 Million In Shares

Yahoo! CEO Terry Semel sold $13 million worth of company stock last week, as Yahoo!’s stock price decline continued. The stock is down 17% for 2006, as investors reassess the growth prospects of big Internet players from Google to Microsoft on down. On Tuesday, Yahoo! dropped 37 cents to $32.39, but is up for the …more

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ASUS’s ATI RD580 Motherboard Available In Sweden

The guys over at The Inq. are reporting that the ASUS A8R32-MVP DELUXE motherboard can be found in Sweden and maybe in a store near you! I know many computer shops in America already have partner boards and the leaks are unlike anything I’ve seen before on any product launch. If you have been waiting …more

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VIA Announces Vinal VT1708 HD Audio Codec

VIA Technologies today announced the VIA Vinyl VT1708 High Definition (HD Audio Codec with premium quality and features for expanding PC audio requirements. The VIA Vinyl VT1708 HD Audio Codec delivers to the market a solution with high fidelity audio playback featuring four premium quality stereo DACs enabling 8 channel support, and 2 stereo ADCs, …more

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Micron Uses the RICO Act on Rambus

Memory maker Micron has accused Rambus of foul play after being sued by the memory technology developer last month. In a lawsuit filed with the US District Court of Eastern Virginia, Micron claims Rambus ?engaged in a pattern of destruction of evidence, false testimony and other improper activities designed to mislead courts and Micron and …more

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NVIDIA Completes Acquisition of ULi Electronics

NVIDIA Corporation announced that it has completed the acquisition of ULi Electronics, Inc., a leading developer of core logic technology. It will be interesting to see what NVIDIA does with ULi and if they continue to work with ATI on their future chipsets. The acquisition represents the Company’s ongoing investment in its platform solution strategy …more

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Nvidia To Be Unaffected By Possible Sony PS3 Delay

Sales of Nvidia graphics chips should not be affected by a possible delay in the launch of Sony?s PlayStation 3 game console since the company is only licensing graphics technology to Sony instead of producing silicon. Shares of nVidia (NVDA) are down $1.16 this second and trading at $45.30 per share. Nvidia CEO Jen-Hsun Hwang, …more

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More security problems bite Apple

It seems there is another security “flaw” in Apple’s OSX operating system according to the BBC. The new security bug can be exploited via a malicious website. Initially it was thought that the flaw only affected .zip files, but now it may affect any type of file. Earlier this week Apple reported there was three …more

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Hynix to start pilot run at 8-inch China fab in March

Hynix and ST Microelectronics will be openning a new FAB in China according to Digitimes. They are looking to start their pilot run in March, with a view to increasing their monthly production to 30,000 wafers by the end of the year. China is qucikly becoming a key player in the IC business, but Taiwanese …more

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Bye bye master cards, you will not be missed.

No, not the credit card, ATi’s master cards. Quoting internal ATi memos and roadmaps, the guys at AT have found that the next generation 80nm RV570 and RV560 GPUs will have CrossFire capability built-in. The cards will very likely require a bridging connector, an implementation very similar to nVidia’s SLi. These memos also reveal to …more

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