Gateway names new CEO – J. Edward Coleman

After a seven-month search, Gateway has a new CEO. J. Edward Coleman was named head of the third-largest U.S. PC vendor on Thursday. He replaces Rick Snyder, who had been serving as interim CEO since February, when former President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Wayne Inouye left the company. Coleman, who starts his new job …more

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Microsoft to release cheaper Xbox 360 for Japan – $255

Microsoft Co. is set to release a cheaper, bare-bones version of the Xbox 360 video game console in Japan to boost flagging sales ahead of the arrival of new machines from rivals later in the year. North America already has the Xbox 360 core system, so don’t feel left out! he Japanese unit of U.S.-based …more

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Motorola, Intel help Clearwire by Investing

Clearwire Corp., a high-speed wireless company founded by cell-phone pioneer Craig McCaw, received $1.1 billion in financing from investors including Intel Corp. and Motorola Inc. Clearwire, which said in July it planned to raise $900 million from its backers, also received a $125 million loan, the Kirkland, Wash.-based company said Wednesday. Chicago Sun-Times

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Yahoo! to Stream NFL Games

The National Football League and Yahoo! reached a deal to show pro football games on the Internet to fans overseas. Through a plan called NFL Game Pass on Yahoo! Sports, nearly every NFL game can be watched live and in its entirety outside North America beginning this Sunday. The agreement marks the first time the …more

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ATI’s RD600 Is Nearly Done, But Who Will Use It?

Rumors are floating around the web at several motherboard makers are not going to use the RD600 series of chipsets from ATI later this year as they don’t want to strain their relationship with Intel. This is all due to the ATI and AMD merger, which makes sense to us. Right now one of the …more

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ASRock to up use of VIA chipsets for Intel-based motherboards

ASRock, an Asustek Computer subsidiary focusing on entry-level motherboards, will significantly increase the adoption of integrated graphics processor (IGP) chipsets from VIA Technologies for Intel-based motherboards while lowering the proportion of motherboards with ATI chipsets, indicated sources who have seen the company’s latest roadmap. Looks like ATI got passed over for VIA this time around. …more

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OCZ Announces ATI CrossFire-Certified PC2-5400 Memory

OCZ Announces ATI CrossFire-Certified PC2-5400 Memory

OCZ Technology Group today announced the new OCZ PC2-5400 ATI CrossFire? Certified modules. The award-winning PC2-5400 gaming solutions from OCZ now feature the first ever exclusively designed heatspreaders for ATI Technologies. Co-developed with ATI, the unique PC2-5400 CrossFire-certified series offers an unparalleled opportunity to boost performance and stylize gamers? systems. Pretty cool looking and about …more

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PC Memory should make up 10 percent of the total system cost

A combination of consistently tight supply and strong demand is not only sustaining the firm pricing of DDR2, but it could also drive the cost of DRAM supplied with PC systems to more than 10% of the cost of an individual PC, according to industry players. The industry normally regards the 10% figure as an …more

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America’s Most Wired Cities – Atlanta Top Them All

With most of the U.S. technology industry focused on the East and West coasts, you’d think the best place to get online would be San Francisco, or perhaps New York City. But Atlanta tops Forbes.com’s survey of America’s most wired cities. While Georgia may be best known for hot weather, college football and peaches, Atlanta …more

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Antec Announces Five-Year Warranty For Neo HE and Trio Power Supply Units

Antec, Inc. has upgraded its premium power supply unit (PSU) lines to a Five-Year Warranty from the original Three-Year Warranty. Antec’s high-efficiency Neo HE and TruePower Trio lines of PSUs will be warranted for five years from the date of purchase for parts and labor. Not a bad deal and from what we understand this …more

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Samsung Ships Samples of New NAND Flash – MoviNAND

Samsung’s semiconductor division announced Sept. 5 that it is shipping 1GB and 2GB samples of MoviNAND?an embedded combination of NAND flash memory, a multimedia card controller and onboard firmware?to some of its mobile-product OEMs. MoviNAND is smaller than most competing devices being marketed and takes advantage of its high-performance multimedia card interface to provide the …more

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MySpace set to sell music online

Website MySpace is ready to allow unsigned bands featured on the social networking site to sell their music as downloads. The site – which has 106 million users – is currently testing the idea, and hopes to rival market leader iTunes. “The goal is to be one of the biggest digital music stores out there,” …more

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Microsoft Windows Vista to be priced at XP’s levels

Microsoft Corp. said its Windows Vista operating system will cost the same as comparable Windows XP editions. Microsoft priced Windows Vista Home Basic at $199, or $99.95 as an upgrade for computers already running the consumer version of Windows XP. Windows Vista Business will cost $299; the company set the price for upgrades at $199. …more

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Sony delays European PlayStation 3 launch

Sony Corp. said on Wednesday it would delay the European launch of its PlayStation 3 (PS3) game machine to March from November due to inadequate supply of a key component, missing the critical Christmas shopping season. First Sony gets hit with the battery recall and now this! What is going on with Sony? This is …more

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