US predicts busy hurricane season with 8-10 hurricanes

The 2006 Atlantic hurricane season will be very active, with up to 10 hurricanes, although not as busy as record-breaking 2005 here in the United States. This is big news as the hurricane season greatly impacts the pricing on everything when a big storm hits. I have to sit back and wonder how much of …more

0 Comments

Foxconn Electronics Might Show Off Video Cards at Computex

Foxconn Electronics (the registered trade name of Hon Hai Precision Industry) may hold a press conference to officially introduce self-developed own-brand graphics cards made by itself during the upcoming Computex 2006 exhibition, according to sources in the industry. This is big news for many of the smaller video card companies fighting to keep up their …more

0 Comments

Microsoft Increases Employees’ Stock Awards

Microsoft Corp. is raising spending on employees’ stock awards by about 15 percent and adding perks to help prevent an exodus of workers to rivals such as Google Inc. Not a bad deal, but is it too late for some employees? The company’s 63,500 workers will get on-site laundry and dry cleaning, better food, discounts …more

0 Comments

Microsoft and AMD announce ‘Pay-As-You-Go’ PC Program

AMD and Microsoft Corp. today announced an agreement to jointly support flexible business models for emerging markets powered by Microsoft FlexGo technology. The initiative reflects both companies? efforts to bring affordable access to technology to consumers around the world. At the 2006 Microsoft Windows Hardware Engineering Conference (WinHEC) in Seattle, the companies stated their commitment …more

0 Comments

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

0 Comments

This News Story Has Been Removed

I’m sorry but the news story that you are looking for has been removed due to legal reasons. The info in this news story is under NDA. I am asking that you please remove this story immediately and respect our embargo. None

0 Comments

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

0 Comments

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

0 Comments

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

0 Comments

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

0 Comments

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

0 Comments

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

0 Comments

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

0 Comments

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

0 Comments