Pentagon developing supersonic shape-shifting assassin: Switchblade

For years, the U.S. military has wanted a plane that could loiter just outside enemy territory for more than a dozen hours and, on command, hurtle toward a target faster than the speed of sound. And then level it. In the mean time the economy will continue to fall apart and Americans will have problems …more

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Cell phone signals excite brain, study finds

ell phone emissions excite the part of the brain cortex nearest to the phone, but it is not clear if these effects are harmful, Italian researchers reported on Monday They had 15 young male volunteers use a GSM 900 cell phone for 45 minutes. In 12 of the 15, the cells in the motor cortex …more

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AMD partners prepare 4×4 mobos

AMD recently had talks with its motherboard partners and revealed to them its 4×4 anti-Conroe strategy according to sources at The Inq. I’m not sure how these dual Athlon 64 FX based boards are going to sell with the processors costing over $1,000 each. Time will tell and in this day and age I’m sure …more

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Toshiba to launch world’s first HD DVD recorder for $3,466

Toshiba Corp. said it planned the launch of the first next-generation, high-definition optical disc recorder based on the HD DVD format on July 14 in Japan as it intensifies competition with rival Blu-ray products. Toshiba, which already debuted the world’s first HD DVD player in March, expects the new recorder, equipped with a 1 terabyte …more

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AMD, Intel Serve 70 Subpoenas

The legal brigades of Advanced Micro Devices and Intel sprang into action Wednesday, serving more than 70 companies with subpoenas in the latest phase of a court battle between the two chipmakers. It looks like this is going to be a long battle! The list of third parties receiving document requests is a who’s who …more

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Intel Says They Have a Sufficient Core 2 Duo ‘Conroe’ Processors Supply

Intel intends to strengthen its relationship with channel players by not only quoting the same desktop CPU prices to OEM and channel players, but it has also promised to supply sufficient Core 2 Duo processors to the channel market when the processors come out in July, according to sources in the channel market. Intel is …more

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Intel opens Fab 24-2 in Leixlip, Ireland

Intel Corp. inaugurated a factory Thursday that manufactures the semiconductor company’s newest chips, using an industry-leading technology that allows computers to work faster using less energy. Bring on the 65nm processors! Chief Executive Paul Otellini officially opened the Fab 24-2 plant in Leixlip, west of Dublin, Intel’s major manufacturing base in Europe since 1989. The …more

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Quanta snatches 1 million Dell notebook orders from Compal

Quanta Computer has recently snatched from its chief competitor, Compal Electronics, a Dell order for 1 million units of a 15.4-inch notebook model! Now that is a ton of notebook orders! Someone in sales over at Compal has some explaining to do. Quanta is expected to ship 10 million notebooks to Dell next year, retaking …more

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OCZ Technology Stock Starts Trading at 19 Percent Premium

California-based OCZ Technology began trading at a 19% premium to its issue price when the computer components maker listed on London?s AIM today. Congrats to OCZ for becoming listed and raising millions of dollars this week. We know that OCZ has been working on this for a number of years and it’s good to see …more

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US FCC: Internet phones must pay into subsidy fund

The U.S. Federal Communications Commission on Wednesday voted to require Internet telephone services like Vonage Holdings Corp. to contribute to the universal service subsidy program. With Vonage’s IPO leaving their customers that bought the reserved shares at $17.25 hurting (currently $8.90) the FCC price hike is going to add salt to the wounds. I wonder …more

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Rumor: AMD considering plant site in upstate New York

State leaders and semiconductor maker Advanced Micro Devices are in discussions to build a $3.5 billion chip manufacturing plant that could bring 2,000 permanent jobs to upstate New York, Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver said Tuesday. Good news for the United States as more jobs are staying here and also New York for getting 2,000 high …more

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H-P Resellers will get a 50 percent jump in compensation

Resellers selling H-P systems will be happy to learn that H-P is going to increase their compensation on select systems by up to 50%. This is a huge increase and hopefully the systems will be those that consumers need, otherwise consumers are going to be buying the wrong things. Hewlett-Packard Co., the world’s largest printer …more

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Intel Price Cuts and World Cup Soccer Slow NAND Flash Sales

Is everyone watching the World Cup? It seems that the World Cup and the fact that Intel is cutting processor prices in July has put the hurting on NAND Flash pricing. With sufficient inventory already built up in the market, spot transactions in the week from June 13-20 were constrained, and the World Cup also …more

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Electronics Arts Buys Mythic

Electronic Arts is expanding its realm, agreeing on Tuesday to purchase Mythic Entertainment, developer of Dark Age of Camelot, an online multiplayer game. The move is only the latest in an ongoing effort by EA, the leading video-game publisher, to diversify its products beyond traditional console games. This buy sounds like a smart move to …more

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