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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BFG 7900GTX 512 to launch on March 9th?

Seems that the folks at the INQ have found out when BFGs 7900GTX solution is going to be launched. Whether it will be available or not on that day, there will be the new standard high price tag, but with a little light at the end of the tunnel… We know that 7900 GTX 512 …more

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Chicago planning for citywide Wi-Fi

Chicago is launching an effort to offer wireless broadband, city officials said Friday, jumping on the Wi-Fi bandwagon as similar initiatives proceed in Philadelphia, San Francisco and smaller cities. I wish St. Louis would do something like this in their ”new” downtown area! Chicago has hundreds of Wi-Fi hotspots in places like coffee shops, bookstores …more

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IBM Uses Deep-Ultraviolet Optical Lithography To Increase Circuit Counts

Researchers at IBM have discovered a way of getting more out of the current method used to make computer chips also known as deep-ultraviolet optical lithography. The methods used by the scientists at IBM’s Almaden Research Center in San Jose, California, uses a method called deep-ultraviolet optical lithography. This is essentially the method used to …more

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Intel to Slash Yonah Notebook CPU Prices in May

Today’s Chinese-language Commercial Times reported that Intel would decrease prices for its Yonah CPUs 17%-32% by the end of May. Now we just need DIY whitebook notebooks to arrive on the market so we can use these processors! Prices for Intel’s T2600 CPUs are expected to drop to US$423 in May, down from US$632 in …more

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