Boot from flash, save to platters, all in one drive.

Samsung, everyone’s favorite rising star in the tech sector is to unveil a hybrid drive at the Windows Hardware Engineering Conference next week in Seattle. The primary target of the drives will be for laptops, as the platters can power down while the OS and cache runs off the NAND. No information on pricing or …more

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Electronic Arts Interview With Paul Lee

Troy Wolverton over at The Street has EA in the hot seat for a Q&A that is worth looking at. He nails Paul Lee for delaying a large number of big title games and the president of worldwide studios actually has some decent responses. If you follow gaming you know EA signed Steven Spielberg, but …more

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Symantec sues Microsoft for stealing trade secrets

Symantec Corp. sued software rival Microsoft Corp. on Thursday, accusing it of misappropriating trade secrets to develop its own competing features and products, including the next version of Windows. I have a strong feeling that Windows is not going to come out when scheduled date in 2007. The lawsuit filed in federal court in Seattle …more

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Mosel Vitelic To Stop DRAM production

Mosel Vitelic has decided to stop DRAM production by the end of the first half of this year and gear up for the development of the solar cell market, according to company chairman ML Chen. This means there is one less IC maker on the market. While Mosel memory chips were never a hit in …more

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AMD Issues Statement On Dell Decision to Offer Customers Choice

AMD just released the following statement today regarding the announcement Dell Inc. made in its quarterly earnings statement that it intends to offer AMD Opteron Dual Core processor-based servers. Congrats to AMD for finally getting a foot in the door at Dell! “We welcome Dell, and Dell customers, to the world of AMD64,” said Marty …more

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Shareholders approve Seagate acquisition of Maxtor

Seagate Technology , and Maxtor Corporation announced late yesterday that Seagate shareholders and Maxtor stockholders have approved the previously announced definitive merger agreement under which Seagate will acquire Maxtor in an all stock transaction. Looks like all parties have a green light for the merger to happen! Seagate has approached this transaction much differently than …more

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Micron to unveil 8-megapixel image chip for cameras

Chip-maker Micron Technology Inc. will unveil a thumbnail-sized digital sensor that enables pocket-sized cameras and cell phones to capture bursts of 10 high-quality photos in a single second or even high-definition video. This is great news and I’m glad to see Micron in the news again! Production of the new 8-megapixel digital image sensor is …more

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Sony Ericsson launches five new mobile phones Z710 Included

Sony Ericsson on Thursday announced five new mobile phones for the end-of-year holiday shopping season, including two flip phones, two Walkman phones and one with Chinese character handwriting recognition. The Z710 business phone looks interesting and more information on it can be found here. The more expensive Z710 business phone, priced between 200 and 300 …more

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Microsoft plans mobile DRM with NTT DoCoMo

Microsoft is planning on getting into the mobile digital rights management (DRM) market and has signed a deal with Japan’s NTT DoCoMo phone company. The deal is to standardize that provider’s phones with Windows Media Audio and Windows Media DRM. Microsoft has big plans to get a universal DRM standard at some point, based around …more

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GameStop Knocks Off Estimate

GameStop reported better-than-expected first-quarter earnings Thursday as sales more than doubled, thanks to the acquisition of Electronics Boutique. Who said that all gaming companies are doing bad? GameStop earned $11.7 million, or 15 cents a share, in the quarter, compared with $10.3 million, or 19 cents a share, a year ago (the average number of …more

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Asustek gets Apple team ready at factory for volume production of MacBook

In line with the latest launch of Apple Computer?s Intel Core Duo-based MacBook, Asustek Computer has camped out its design team specializing in Apple products at the company?s manufacturing facilities in Suzhou in preparation for volume production, according to sources at Taiwan notebook makers. pple released the detail specifications regarding the long-anticipated MacBook on its …more

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Pioneer Ships First PC-Based Blue-Ray Burner

Today, Pioneer announced the release of the BDR-101A, the first PC-Based Blu-ray Disc Burner. Rewritable media from TDK, and software from Roxio give this burner 50GB of capacity on a dual layer Blu-ray disc (BD-R & BD-RE). Unfortunately, the read/write speed is only 2x with the IDE (ATA/66) interface. Is HD burning and mass storage …more

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Apple Suit Seen Hurting Creative in Long Run

MP3 music player maker Creative’s U.S. patent lawsuit against Apple has boosted the loss-making Singapore firm’s shares, but analysts fear it will disrupt management turnaround efforts. I find it interesting that a lawsuit helped jump Creative shares 10 percent in just a single day! On Wednesday morning, Creative shares rose as much as 9.3 percent …more

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