Abit to repay NT$4.2 billion loan by year-end

Rumor has it that ABIT is trying to sell off all their property and euro convertible bonds to pay off some loans. Abit will look for a new board of directors to take control of the company if its syndicated loan is successfully paid off by the end of this year. If the loan is …more

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Google Hires Internet Pioneer Vint Cerf

Google adds another piece to the puzzle as they hire Vint Cerf to join their brain trust. Mr. Cerf was one of the designers of the TCP/IP protocol which defines how the net labels and moves packets of data around. Mr Cerf’s salary has not been disclosed. Net legend Vint Cerf, who helped to define …more

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MS Patch Day: September 13, 2005

Microsoft on Thursday announced plans to ship one security bulletin on Tuesday, Sept. 13, to provide patches for a “critical” flaw in its Windows operating system. As part of its advance notice mechanism, the Redmond, Wash.-based software giant said the security update will require a restart and can be detected with the MBSA (Microsoft Baseline …more

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Chaintech to exit motherboard business

It doesn’t surprise Legit Reviews to see Chaintech getting out of the motherboard industry, but it is shocking to see them enter the memory industry. Chaintech USA is actually located directly behind Corsair Memory HQ. I find it ironic that the day before Corsair moves to a new location that Chaintech enters the market. As …more

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eBay in Talks to Buy Skype

eBay is reportedly in talks to acquire Internet-telephone company Skype Technologies for between $2 billion and $3 billion. eBay Inc. is in talks to acquire Internet-telephone company Skype Technologies SA for between $2 billion and $3 billion, the Wall Street Journal reported on Thursday. Citing people familiar with the matter, the newspaper said the deal …more

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Fox News Buys IGN Entertainment For $650 Million

Many of our readers might have visited IGN’s major video game-related sites like IGN.com, GameSpy, GameSpy Arena, FilePlanet, TeamXbox, 3D Gamers, Direct2Drive, and GameStats.com and will be shocked to know that they were just sold to Fox News for $650 million dollars. Fox News Corporation announced today that it had signed a definitive agreement to …more

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Intel: Supply Concerns Lower Stock Prices

With supply concerns causing Intel’s (INTC:Nasdaq) stock to be near a three-month low, the chipmaker’s progress in meeting customer demand will be a key issue during its midquarter update this afternoon. We will be keeping an eye on the conversation that takes place and post accordingly. Intel said in July that its primary constraints concern …more

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NASA Hit Harder Than First Thought By Hurricane Katrina

No shuttle flights for a year? That’s what an internal memo that NASA sent out this week makes things sound like. A planning document written by Wayne Hale, NASA?s deputy shuttle program manager, supports this theory: ?Launch dates before the fall of 2006 may not be credible.” Once again NASA is plagued with problems. As …more

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IBM/Lotus counts on Domino 7

IBM have announced a new update to their enterprise software. The biggest improvement I noticed is support for 1,500 users per server, an increase of 50%. Other improvements are included, and of course you can make a comment in our Forums Improvements aimed at end users include the Autosave function which allows documents or emails …more

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ATI’s R520 will be named Radeon X1800

My good friend Fudo is reporting that the ATI R520 will be known as the Radeon X1800 when it launches in the first week of October. If you are an ATI fanboy it looks like you only have a few more weeks to wait for this card that has been coming down the pipes for …more

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Rumor: Intel scheduling CPU price cuts for January 2006

News is going around this morning that Intel will cut prices for its Pentium D 8xx and Celeron processors in January 2006, when its new 65nm dual-core CPU lines, the Pentium D9 and Pentium 4 6xx series, are expected to hit the market, according to sources at motherboard makers. Unit prices of Intel?s Celeron series …more

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Apple unveils iPod phone hybrid  called Rokr

Apple unveils iPod phone hybrid called Rokr

As we expected in our August 30th news post Apple has unveiled a neat little gadget that unites the iPod with a mobile phone. With big names like Madonna taking the front role in the ad campaign for the phone it is bound to take off. I am still shocked that Apple capped the song …more

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AMD Hires Phil Hester as new Chief Technology Officer

AMD replaces Weber as CTO with Phil Hester who will be reporting directly to Dirk Meyer, president of the Microprocessor Solutions Sector. Phil Hester has 30 Years of Experience in Advanced Computing Systems Design. AMD stock prices rallied for the day up $1.03 (4.79%) per share closing at $22.55. “Phil comes to AMD with a …more

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Apple unveils new iPod/cellphone

Readers of LR will know by now that Apple is releasing a mobile phone version of the iPod. Well it’s official. The phone will allow you play upto 100 songs using stereo speakers. Motorola worked with Apple to develop this. The cost will be ~$249.99 and a two-year service contract to Cingular Wireless. SAN FRANCISCO/NEW …more

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