NVIDIA and TSMC Celebrate Milestone: 500 Million Processors

NVIDIA Corporation and Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, Inc. today celebrated the shipment of the 500 millionth processor designed by NVIDIA and manufactured by TSMC. These processors–which include NVIDIA GeForce GPUs (graphics processing units) and NVIDIA nForce MCPs (media and communications processors)–were created on 2.6 million eight-inch equivalent wafers. NVIDIA and TSMC began high-volume production in …more

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Microsoft to start Vista coupon plan for PC buyers

Microsoft Corp. this week will begin a coupon program for personal computer buyers to upgrade to the new Vista operating system when it premiers next year in an effort to avoid a drop-off in PC sales over the holidays and ahead of the software’s release. The program allows customers who buy a PC running Windows …more

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A-Data confident about Vista impact on DRAM and NAND flash

After posting a confident outlook for the memory market this quarter, A-Data Technology again stressed the positive impact that new Microsoft’s Windows Vista operation system (OS) will bring to the memory business. Company chairman Simon Chen anticipates influence of Vista to emerge from 2007 and bring a 20-30% growth for DRAM per year. Vista-ready systems …more

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AMD Completes ATI Acquisition – DAAMIT Formed

AMD today announced the completion of its approximately $5.4 billion acquisition of ATI Technologies Inc. Combining the complementary strengths of the two technology leaders, the new AMD opens for business as a processing powerhouse committed to driving innovation, choice and growth in the technology industry. With approximately 15,000 employees, the company merges AMD?s technology leadership …more

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D-LINK Now Shipping 200Mbps Powerline Network Kit

D-Link, the end-to-end networking solutions provider for consumer and business, today announced availability of its fast 200Mbps PowerLine Network Kit that enables consumers to tap into existing electrical wiring to extend their home network. This is pretty cool stuff, but $220 for the PowerLine Network Kit (DHP-301) seems a bit high if you ask me. …more

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MacBook Pro laptops upgraded with Core 2 Duo

Apple Computer has revved up its MacBook Pro notebooks with Intel Core 2 Duo processors, double the memory and a faster FireWire peripheral connection. Unlike some of Apple’s computer announcements–like last month’s unveiling of Core 2 Duo-equipped iMac desktops–the new MacBook Pros look just like their predecessors. The high-end laptops, geared toward business and creative …more

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Nvidia CEO in Taiwan to secure TSMC capacity for DirectX 10-compliant GeForce 8800

Nvidia CEO Huang Jen-hsun is in Taiwan to make sure that Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) will have sufficient capacity for the production of Nvidia’s GeForce 8800 (codenamed G80), reportedly the world’s first graphics chip that supports DirectX 10, according to sources with Taiwan’s graphics card makers. With GeForce 8800 expected to be unveiled in …more

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Google offers personal searches

BBC News have announced the release of Google’s new custom search engine. Users can create a customised search engine on their own site. They will have the option to use Google’s “Adsense” program in their results, or not if they wish. If you wish to include the Adsense tool in your custom search engine you …more

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$100 laptops to debut in Q2, 2007

The $100 laptop PC at the heart of the One Laptop Per Child (OLPC) initiative aimed at school children in developing countries will start rolling off production lines in the second quarter of next year. Taiwan’s Quanta Computer, the largest contract notebook PC manufacturer in the world, was tapped by the OLPC project to produce …more

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Hardware Reviews From Our Affiliates

Today Legit Reviews took a look at the Vigor Gaming Monsoon II Active TEC CPU Cooling System and found that it cools better than air, but also that it has limitations. HardOCP also reviewed something from Vigor Gaming today as they ordered its midrange Force Recon L2 system to see what the company is capable …more

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Will 2007 be a bad year for flash memory manufacturers??

If SanDisk’s stock price is of any indication, 2007 is going to be a bad year for flash memory manufacturers. On Friday, SanDisk shares took a nosedive, dropping roughly 20% in afternoon trading following its third-quarter earnings announcement. Once the market opened today shares of SanDisk continued to move south and is trading down $0.78 …more

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The Apple iPod Turns 5 Years Old on Monday

Apple’s iPod celebrates its fifth birthday Monday, marking a milestone for the music player that not only reinvigorated the “other” computer maker but revolutionized the way people buy and listen to music. When Apple CEO Steve Jobs introduced the first iPod on Oct. 23, 2001, he said: “With iPod, listening to music will never be …more

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South Korea Web cafes take hit from video gambling

When a South Korean police squad cracked down on illegal computer gambling, they did it by literally smashing hard disc drives with hammers. It took more than a dozen men and an excavator to destroy 670 computers seized from illegal Internet gambling salons in the southern city of Ulsan. Just a few years ago, the …more

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YouTube’s no friend to copyright violators – You’re Responsible For Uploads

People posting copyright material on YouTube shouldn’t be surprised if the company makes no effort to protect them in a copyright battle. The video-sharing site may hand over information on those who post video clips of movies and TV shows if they’re accused of copyright infringement, something perhaps not well known by those who do …more

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