AGEIA PhysX Cards Shipping To Retail Partners

Fudo over at The Inq. found out that AGEIA has shipped thier PhysX card to their retail partners and that reviews are coming soon. Now we just need games to take advantage of these PPU’s, but with titles like Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter (GRAW) coming out we might not have to wait for long. We …more

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Best Buy Already Selling the ATI X1900 GT Video Card

When a reader when to a local Best Buy store and managed to buy an ATI-branded X1900 GT retail card he took it home and noticed the sticker said X1900 GTO! Sure the fact that the bought is a week before it was to be announced is strange, but the sticker having GTO on it …more

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ATI Buys Bitboys and Gains Handheld Intellectual Property

ATI has acquired Bitboys, the Finnish graphics chip developer which now focuses on handset GPU designs but is perhaps best known for pledges made in the late 1990s to ship desktop graphics cards that it claimed would have massively out-performed competing products from the likes of ATI and Nvidia. Bitboys is now going to form …more

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Foxconn Group approaches combined profits of NT$50 billion in 2005

Foxconn has made several smart moves over the past couple years and their combined profits are starting to reflect that. With a net profit of NT$50 billion ($1.6 billion USD) they are one of the largest motherboard makers in the world. Three listed companies under the Foxconn Group ? Foxconn Electronics (the registered trade name …more

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Electronic Arts To Bring Gaming To Mobile Phones – Orcs & Elves

Video game publisher Electronic Arts Inc. on Tuesday said it will offer “Orcs & Elves,” a fantasy role-playing game from the makers of the blockbuster “Doom” titles, to Verizon Wireless customers later this month. I’m still playing Village Sim and Battleship on my Treo 650, so I can’t wait for EA to launch big titles! …more

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Napster offers 5 free tunes — Hopes to gain subscribers

Napster Inc. will offer some music free as part of an effort to drive more customers and advertisers to its Napster.com Web site. Doesn’t sound like a bad plan, but I hope it works. I’m not sure how many will bite the hook and sign up though. Users will be able to listen to more …more

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Marvell Introduces The Prestera 98DX2x5 Packet Processor

Marvell today announced the immediate availability of the Prestera 98DX2x5 family of packet processors for the secure enterprise and metro Ethernet markets. The Marvell Prestera 98DX2x5 family of packet processors enables intelligent, secure service delivery and mobility in converging networks. The Prestera 98DX2x5 enables business continuity and application aware secure service delivery through Layer 2 …more

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CyberPower Custom Build PCs Are Substandard

Low prices and a wide range of component choices are what CyberPower proudly offers their customers. But can a company go too far when it comes to pricing their systems and fail to deliver an equally tempting out-of-box experience? [H]ard|OCP says their systems are substandrad, so read on if you were thinking of buying one! …more

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Immigrants begin US boycott day

Immigrant workers in the US stage a special day of protests to show how much they matter to the economy. Millions are expected to stay away from work and school, and avoid spending money, in an effort to show how much immigrants matter to the economy. Called A Day Without Immigrants, the protest comes as …more

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Yahoo introduces new tech section

Yahoo Inc. on Monday unveiled a new section aimed at helping consumers cope with the onslaught of new technology that’s reshaping modern life. Their desktop section is very basic and not a threat to the sites like LR! 😉 The section will include 19 different categories devoted to an array of products, including laptop computers, …more

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Ageia Technologies PhysX Processor Coming Really Soon

Agiea has a big battle coming up if they want their technology to translate into sales, but it could be possible if they play their cards right. The upcoming PC game Ghost Recon: Advanced Warfighter uses Ageia technolgy and will be coming out in May along with the release of Ageia’s ~$300 PPU cards. Ageia …more

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Level 3 Communications To Buy TelCove

Level 3 Communications signed a $1.24 billion deal to acquire TelCove, a privately held Pennsylvania-based telecom company. Level 3 will pay $445 million in cash, $637 million in stock and assume $155.5 million in debt, the telecom outfit said Monday. “TelCove’s networks in key markets throughout the Eastern United States are complementary with Level 3’s …more

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Microsoft Takes A Royal Beating and Drops 11 Percent

Shares of Microsoft tumbled more than 11% Friday, the stock’s biggest single-day loss in about five years, as investors gave a thumbs-down to the company’s heavy spending plans. In recent trading, shares were off $3 to $24.25 with more than 450 million shares trading hands, seven times average volume. Shares are currently down -$3.17 (-11.63%)trading …more

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Nintendo’s Revolution is Now Wii (Pronounced we)

The Revolution is over. Make way for the Wii. And pronounce it “we.” That’s the official name Nintendo announced Thursday (April 27) for its next home console, formerly code-named Revolution. The company released a promotional video and statement to explain the somewhat unexpected name. I’m not sure what they were thinking, but I don’t like …more

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