Labs compete to make new nuclear bomb

The Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in the San Francisco Bay area and the Los Alamos National Laboratory in New Mexico are competing to design the nation’s first new nuclear bomb in two decades. I forgot that Congress gave the okay for updated warheards, but it’s back in the news today. I wonder where the 6,000 …more

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Bush makes surprise trip to Iraq

US President George W. Bush is currently in the Iraqi capital Baghdad in his first trip to the country since November 2003. US President George W Bush has arrived in the Iraqi capital Baghdad on a surprise visit to meet new Prime Minister Nouri Maliki. They met in the US embassy in the fortified Green …more

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Intel Beaming About Swifter Transistor

Intel researchers say they have a transistor design that could someday enable faster and more power efficient chips. The company’s researchers feel that the combination of a three-dimensional or tri-gate transistor, which combines the use of advanced materials and manufacturing techniques, could be the answer to delivering future chips that are both speedy and energy …more

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ATI’s R600 is on track for Q4

Fudo over at The Inq. believes that the ATI R600 GPU is on track for a 2006 launch and will pack a bunch, but he is unsure how big the punch will be. R600 should be the biggest and the fastest-clocked chip around but we still don?t know how it will compare to Nvidia’s G80 …more

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Chipmakers to coordinate on 45-nanometer process

Japan’s Toshiba and three other chipmakers said on Tuesday they have agreed to standardize technology to make advanced chips with a circuitry width of 45-nanometers or finer. The three other companies are Fujitsu, NEC Electronics and Renesas Technology, a joint venture between Hitachi and Mitsubishi Electric. The companies are looking to possible mutual use and …more

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SiS to begin producing DDR3 chipsets in late 2007

As a follow-up to its recent announcement of next-generation desktop chipset products targeted to hit the market in 2007, Silicon Integrated Systems (SiS) stated that the SiS665, the company’s first northbridge that will support DDR3 memory technology, will reach production phase in the end of 2007, but volume shipments are currently not expected to start …more

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AMD to launch pricing campaign to counter Intel

AMD will launch a pricing campaign later this month, covering the full range of its product line, in head-to-head rivalry with Intel, which is expected to lower the prices for its processors in July, according to sources with motherboard makers. The sources indicated that AMD will cut the prices for four models in its Athlon …more

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Students find ring tone adults can’t hear — ‘Mosquito’

Students are using a new ring tone to receive messages in class ? and many teachers can’t even hear the ring. Some students are downloading a ring tone off the Internet that is too high-pitched to be heard by most adults. With it, high schoolers can receive text message alerts on their cell phones without …more

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Conroe will result in lower prices… for AMD

As if this is going to keep massive amounts of people from buying Conroe! AMD is going to lower prices the day after Conroe is launched to try and soften the blow that Conroe is expected to give. I am all for this, as lower prices always benefit the consumer in the end. Bring on …more

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Microsoft opens up Vista testing for the public

Windows users can now get their hands on a test version of Vista, Microsoft’s new operating system. The software giant is letting anyone download or order a beta, or trial, version of the program. Only those happy to tinker with a PC should install the software though as it is not final or 100% stable …more

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Cellfire offers downloadable coupons to Cingular users

Soon, you won’t need scissors to clip out discount coupons — your cell phone will do the work for you. San Jose-based Cellfire has been quietly serving up mobile discount coupons to Cingular Wireless subscribers in California since December. So far, eight retailers, including Hollywood Video and Supercuts, have signed on. Right on! I’m down …more

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ATI to offer 965-equivalent chipsets

ATI Technologies is looking to offer 965-equivalent chipsets for the Intel’s Conroe platform, according to company CEO Dave Orton. In addition, the graphics chip vendor is in talks with Intel about providing its CrossFire dual-card graphics technology to Intel’s recently-introduced 965 chipsets, said Orton, adding that the decision has not yet been finalized. ATI unveiled …more

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Take-Two Interactive Bleeds Red

The red ink gushed out of Take-Two Interactive in the company’s second quarter due to rising product costs and a huge write-off. And in a possible sign of more bad news to come, company executives declined to give any financial guidance for the current quarter or the rest of the year, citing the difficulty of …more

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Hotel offers BlackBerry detox — Is today Detox day?

I guess today is the day to run detox stories because first it was gaming and now it’s for crackberry users! BlackBerry addicts have a crack at freedom when they check into one Chicago hotel: the manager will put the communications devices and others like them under lock and key for guests who want a …more

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