Intel & Microsoft Support HD DVD Format for next-gen DVDs

Intel Corp. and Microsoft Corp., the leading suppliers of chips and software for most of the world’s personal computers, are throwing their support behind the next-generation DVD standard known as HD DVD. That means that Intel, Microsoft, Toshiba, and Universal Studios all now support HD DVD. Blu-ray is currently being backed by Sony, Apple, HP, …more

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Intel Pentium M 760 Processor

Legit Reviews is giving away an Intel Pentium M 760 Processor! If high gas prices have been keeping you from building that dream notebook or small form factor don’t worry because LR is giving one of these $310 processors away for free. Did we mention it is retail boxed and comes with a three year …more

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AMD intros three more dual core Opterons

As reported earlier, Intel are releasing their new dual Core Xeon’s. Now AMD are fighting back with the release of 3 new Dual Core Cpu’s. CHIP FIRM AMD released more dual core Opterons as it continues its mission to beat up Intel on the server front. The members of the X80 line, the 280 and …more

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Intel’s dual-core Xeon makes Dell debut

Dell are to release Dual Core Xeon servers. They will not ship until October but with HP, Sun and IBM all jumpping on the AMD bandwaggon, this can only mean good things for Intel. Intel are to release thier sucessor to the current Dual Core Xeons next year, codenamed “Bensley” which will allow for 1066FSB …more

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ATI goes fromTSMC to UMC for 90nm R-5XX orders

ATI Technologies has placed orders with United Microelectronics Corporation (UMC) to produce its R521, RV531 and RV516 graphics processing units (GPUs) using 90nm technology, according to industry sources. I am worried about the comment on the low yield rates as LR is unable to confirm it. On September 21, ATI announced that TSMC is in …more

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Microsoft Vista To Boost 256mb Graphics Card Sales

Microsoft Beta testers have recently confirmed that Windows Vista works best with 256MB video cards and Digitimes is reporting that the video card makers should see increased sales after the launch. With Microsoft Vista being launched late in 2006 and with new graphics technology (DirectX 10 and High Dynamic Range rendering) coming down the pipes …more

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Google looking at TV advertising with GoogleTV division

Google has been making progress with their ad services in recent months and is now eyeing television as a possible advertising market. Google has recently moved into print advertising and began with online ad services with the ever popular Google AdSense program. Google Inc., the most-used search engine, is seeking to hire a manager who …more

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China sets new rules on Internet news

China set new regulations on Internet news content on Sunday, widening a campaign of controls it has imposed on other Web sites, such as discussion groups. The government stated that all news must “be directed toward serving the people and socialism and insist on correct guidance of public opinion for maintaining national and public interests.” …more

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Kids urged to teach the elderly internet skills

Children are being encouraged to teach their grandparents to use the internet to help close the digital divide. With the internet becoming a place to file for emergency aid, shop, and keep in touch with loved ones it makes common sense to help our elders. A special website has been launched with tools, advice and …more

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Apple iPod Nano Users Cry Foul on Nano’s Screen

Some owners of Apple Computer’s new “impossibly small” iPod Nano are quickly finding out that the new iPod is delicate. Hundreds of complaints about the screens scratching, cracking, and/or failing are coming to light all over the web. One angry customer who’s screen broke after four days of use started the site flawedmusicplayer.com and suggests …more

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Abit to migrate half of its capacity to ECS by end of October

This is a pretty interesting and newsworthy event. First, its no secret that ABIT has been having financial difficulties for more than a year now. There were the ECS and Foxconn rumors swirling earlier this year. Second, ECs has just completely made itself over, going from bottom of the barrel bundles at Fry’s to pretty …more

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Ipod Nano costs $90 to produce?

The Inq. has an interesting article that reports the findings of the firm iSuppli and their analysis of the Ipod Nano. Out of their report comes the findings that the parts used in the Ipod Nano total about $90, with the NAND flash memory making up about 60% of the price. The Ipod Nano is …more

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Sony to slash 10,000 jobs, refocus on electronics

According to EETimes Sony are cutting 10,000 jobs. The job cuts represent 6.5% of Sony’s global workforce. 4,000 will be from Japan and the remainder will be from other regions. TOKYO ? Sony Corp. will slash 10,000 jobs worldwide by March 2008, and said it will close several factories as part of a major restructuring …more

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Activision to increase game prices by $10

We just heard that Activision is going to increase the price on their game titles by US $10 to “keep up” with Microsoft’s upcoming Xbox 360. Right now all the talk is about console titles, but PC titles are rumored to be in the mix also. With the economy the way it is now a …more

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