Quiet DRAM market show signs of an upside

DRAM transactions on the spot market were notably quiet, with both DDR and DDR2 prices remaining flat. The market for NAND appeared vibrant amid earlier price rises and capacity adjustment by the leading players, with 2Gbit NAND continuing to lead price growth. With AMD’s just released AM2 platform we should find that it will stimulate …more

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Nintendo warns of weaker profits

Nintendo has posted a 19% drop in annual profits and warned that results for its current financial year will be weaker than previously expected. Nintendo needs to bring out the Wii console quick because at $199 it’s bound to sell no matter how good the performance. The firm’s sales for the past financial year fell …more

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PC game spending hit $1.4 bln in US

U.S. spending on video games for personal computers hit $1.4 billion in 2005, according to an estimate released by market research firm NPD Group on Wednesday. Online subscriptions to PC games and gaming Web sites accounted for about $344 million of those annual sales, said the NPD. Faster Internet connections are making it easier for …more

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MSI AMD-powered dual-core notebook hits shelves

For those of you waiting for AMD to finally drop their dual-core loving on the laptop scene, MSI has released a notebook featuring AMD’s Turion X2 dual-core technology. Based on the ATi RS485M + SB460 chipset, the MSI S271 will have Turion’s Dual-Core TL-50 (1.6GHz) chip, DDR2 RAM, Gigabit Ethernet, and a optical drive that …more

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Cingular adding cell sites

Cingular Wireless will announce today it will spend $400 million in 2006 to extend coverage and enhance the quality of service for customers in Illinois and Wisconsin by adding 140 cell sites. Cingular spent $300 million to improve its network last year. This is great new, but what about Missouri? Chicago Sun-Times

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Google to distribute online video ads

Google Inc. will begin distributing online video ads for the first time later this week, continuing the Internet search engine leader’s effort to diversify beyond the static written messages that generate most of its profits. The video expansion, announced late Monday, will affect thousands of Web sites that rely on Google to post ads related …more

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Vonage Debut Turns Ugly – Currently Down 14 Percent

The Vonage IPO got off to a rocky start today, with shares falling 14% in furious trading. The Holmdel, N.J., Net calling shop priced its initial public offering late Tuesday at $17 a share, raising some $531 million. But Vonage tanked soon after Wednesday morning’s opening, hitting $14.50 on the New York Stock Exchange with …more

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Alienware releases Auroras with AMD FX-62

Alienware announces their new Aurora 7500 and Aurora ALX Systems fitted with AMD’s new Athlon 64-bit FX-62 Dual-Core Processor. It looks like Alienware is trying to be one of the first out of the gate offering AMD’s socket AM2 with DDR2 memory. You can even outfit the Aurora with an Ageia PhysX PPU and Quad …more

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Are you ready for solid state storage?

Samsung is apparently, and it’s quite amazing how low key they’ve kept the project. No sooner that the announcement was made that another was made that actual product would be available by June, for the Korean market anyway. The new NAND flash equiped laptops will feature 32GB of pure flash based storage. And all that …more

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Corsair Launches Low Latency DDR2 800 Memory With CL3 timings

Corsair Memory today unveiled the world?s first DDR2-800 2GB kit rated at true low latency of CL3. The latest addition to the award-winning XMS family of products, TWIN2X2048-6400C3 delivers unparalleled memory performance at 800MHz and supports the industry?s lowest latencies of 3-4-3-9 in this speed grade. I’ve been using this memory on Intel and AMD …more

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Veterans’ Information Stolen!

This just ticks me off! Not only have these guys given their life and limb to serve and protect our freedom, but now, thay may have given their identities! Personal information belonging to 26.5 million U.S. veterans was seized following the theft of the data from the home of a government employee, according to the …more

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Via Announces AM2 Support

OK, so how about something to go among with AM2 on its big day! To accommodate the latest platform features and rising system bandwidth requirements, AMD’s transition to socket AM2 will enable a new wave of innovation on AMD64 based systems featuring AMD Virtualization and high-performance DDR2 memory. Supporting this transition, VIA offers a wide …more

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No Price Cuts For XBOX 360

Intel may have cut prices today, but Microsoft says, “No price cut fo you.” Microsoft announcing that the company has no plans to reduce the price of the XBOX 360 because of the much higher cost of the Sony console. DailyTech

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Intel Price Cuts

As long as we are talking about AM2… er… Intel… How about some price cuts from Intel! As expected, Intel’s roadmaps show May 28th as the next spring-board day for Intel price cuts. Intel’s roadmaps only show a few processors taking minor cuts — at least until the Core 2 Duo launch a few weeks …more

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