Seagate Launches 750GB Barracuda 7200.10 Series SATA Hard Drives

Seagate Technology today surged to new levels of areal density and storage capacity leadership with the introduction of the world’s first desktop hard drive to hit the 750GB capacity mark. The monster drive is part of the new Barracuda 7200.10 family built on perpendicular recording technology to meet the growing storage capacity, performance and reliability …more

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PC Gaming: PeaceMaker Brings The Israeli-Palestinian Struggle To Gaming

PeaceMaker — under development by Asi Burak, a 34-year-old former Israeli intelligence officer, and Eric Brown, a 29-year-old game developer with a degree in painting — will have players managing hot-spot situations such as car bombings and assassinations as either the Israeli prime minister or Palestinian authority president. While most serious game developers seem to …more

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Electronic Arts Settles Overtime Suit For $14.9 Million

Software engineers at Electronic Arts on Tuesday won $14.9 million from the world’s largest video-game publisher in a settlement of a California class-action lawsuit over unpaid overtime. It’s good to see people getting paid finally! Under the settlement, some of the engineers — the entry-level programmers — will be reclassified as hourly workers, making them …more

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Microsoft to Buy $700 Million of Chinese Hardware

Microsoft Corp. signed a deal with China on Wednesday to purchase $700 million of Chinese electronic hardware over the next five years, the latest move by the software giant in the fast-growing mainland market. When Bill Gates and Chinese President Hu Jintao got together we found China banning (news story) the sale of personal computers …more

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Microsoft Longhorn Server Slated For Second Half Of ’07

At its Management Summit, Microsoft narrows down Longhorn Server’s release date and reveals Vista security will come with strings attached. Longhorn Server, the next version of the Windows Server operating system, will ship in the second half of 2007. Microsoft also introduced a new scripting language for controlling Windows applications, and said some of Windows …more

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Antec Launches Five New PC Cases In Their Solution Series

Antec has recently launched five new cases in the Solution Series. The new cases include the NSK 6500, NSK 4400, NSK 3300, NSK 2400 and NSK 1300. Designed to meet a wide range of computing needs, each case has its own unique innovative features. Follow the link below to read the full press release in …more

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Skype rings up ringtones deal

Skype, eBay’s Internet telephone subsidiary, announced a deal Tuesday with music publishers that will make audio clips from artists like Madonna, Green Day and Red Hot Chili Peppers available to its users as ring tones. Although not an original idea it’s great to see that Skype is jumping on the ringtone battleship. Now if we …more

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The 2006 CPL World Tour Has Been Canceled

The 2006 World Tour organized by the Cyberathlete Professional League (CPL) has been cancelled for 2006, leaving many pro-gamers wondering how to make their lifestyle pay. This is a serious blow for gaming and could be the first major stumble for professional gaming. Let’s see how the gamers and the industry respond. Although there has …more

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Rambus awarded $306.5m in Hynix patent case

Rambus has won its month-long patent infringement trial against South Korean rival Hynix Semiconductor. A San Jose, California jury yesterday awarded compensation to the US chip interface designer in the sum of $306.5m. “We are very pleased with today’s result ? and very thankful for the considered attention of the jury and the court in …more

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We Send 60 billion e-mails a day

A recent study showed that Internet users around the world send an estimated 60 billion e-mails every day, but many of these are spam or scam attempts. No big shock on that front! “This figure was new for me as well ? worldwide there are around 60 billion e-mails sent every day,” Telekom Chief Executive …more

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Rumor: Microsoft Corp Plans to Buy Game Ad Maker Massive Inc

Microsoft Corp plans to pay $200 million to $400 million for Massive Inc., a privately held company that places ads in videogames, the Wall Street Journal said on Wednesday. I guess in-game advertising is on the battle plans to help fight the mighty Google marketing machine. The deal to buy the two-year-old start-up highlights the …more

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TiVo Rolls Out Double-Duty DVR

Digital video recorder outfit TiVo said it is launching a digital video recorder that can record two shows at once. I don’t even own a TiVo, but know that this is pretty darn cool. Now you have a reason to go out and upgrade the TiVo without getting in trouble with your other half! “We’ve …more

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UMC said to have Nvidia 90nm G7 graphics chips orders

Sources at motherboard makers indicated that United Microelectronics Corporation (UMC) will start sampling 90nm-made Nvidia G7 graphics chips in May! Anyone else ready for the next generation of graphics cards? United Microelectronics Corporation (UMC) will start sampling 90nm-made Nvidia G7 graphics chips in May to makers for validation with volume production to commence in the …more

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Del Mar College Bans MySpace.com

Del Mar College students now have to use computers outside the school’s system if they want to visit the popular Web site MySpace.com. The community college has blocked the site in response to complaints about sluggish Internet speed on campus computers. This reminds me of when I was in college and Napster was blocked! I …more

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