Nvidia to launch nForce 500 chipsets May 23rd

According to a DailyTech report, Nvidia recently told its partners the nForce 550, 570, 570 SLI and 590 SLI will ship supporting AMD’s upcoming Socket AM2 interconnect and, separately, Intel’s Core 2 Duo desktop processor line aka ‘Conroe’. nForce 590 will be the highest performance NVIDIA chipset for AMD AM2 and Intel Socket 775. The …more

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AOpen reduces capital 40%

AOpen plans to downsize its capital by 40% to NT$1.56 billion (US$50 million) in an attempt to overcome huge losses from its ODD manufacturing business and improve its financial structure, according to the company in a May 8 filing with the Taiwan Stock Exchange (TSE). I didn’t even know that AOpen was hurting! Although AOpen …more

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Study Shows Online gamblers doubled in 2005

The number of Americans who gambled online doubled to about 4 percent of the population last year, as people were lured by its convenience, an industry group report released on Monday said. The survey was part of a broader study by the American Gaming Association (AGA). The gaming revenue reflects strong growth from companies like …more

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More Bad Dell News — Dell Will Undershoot Wall Streets Expectations

With PC sales slowing, Dell will undershoot Wall Street’s bottom-line expectations by 5 cents a share, the company warned investors after Monday’s closing bell. This week has started out rough for the PC giant! Dell said that it now expects to earn about 33 cents in the first quarter on revenue of about $14.2 billion; …more

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Discrimination Class Action Suit Filed Against Dell Financial Services

Thomas K. Equels, Managing Shareholder of the Holtzman Equels law firm, and attorney Benjamin R. Alvarez filed a class action on behalf of Miami resident Juan C. Arteaga against Dell Financial Services, LP. in United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida (Case #06-21123). The complaint alleges the organization, a joint venture between …more

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Samsung to invest $313 mln in new chip lines

Samsung Electronics, the world’s largest memory chip maker, said on Monday it would spend 290.9 billion won ($312.6 million) on new chip lines to boost its non-memory production. Interesting to see a memory company investing in non-memory technology when memory has been so hot lately! Non-memory, or system LSI, chips represent a relatively small portion …more

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Intel Says Core 2 Duo Will Replace the Pentium 4 Line

Intel Corp. on Monday plans to unveil a single brand name for a new generation of chips for laptop PCs and desktop machines, calling them the Core 2 Duo. Looks like the Extreme Edition is a thing of the past and Core 2 Extreme is the gaming processor for everyone to envy. Core 2 Duo …more

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Patent suggests Apple had a plan for mobile phone

The smoldering rumor that Apple could someday unveil a mobile phone has been re-ignited. On Thursday, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office made public a December 2004 patent application by Apple describing a hypothetical wireless mobile device, as well as how a person could use such a device to mark media items — video, ring …more

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ATI Sued over HDCP Claims in American Class Action Suit

A class action lawsuit has filed alleging that ATI Technologies’ graphics cards don’t support HDCP although ATI claims they do. Not good news for ATI, their investors, or the consumers who bought the cards. filing made by Stanley Batsalkin and Kenny Vargas on behalf of themselves and others in a San Jose district court alleges …more

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Rumor: Kingston in talks with Samsung on NAND flash partnership

Kingston will strengthen its ties with Samsung Electronics on NAND flash in order to diversify its supply source from long-serving supplier Toshiba, according to sources. This is some interesting news, if it proves to be true! Kingston has been securing NAND flash from Toshiba because of cost benefits. Toshiba is the leading chipmaker that produces …more

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Child porn for the masses, profits for Google?

Websearch giant Google has been zeroed in by New York Nassau county representative Jeffrey Toback in an unusual lawsuit. In light of news trends in the past few weeks though, not entirely unexpected. The suit outlines Google as being negligent in preventing people from attaining access to child pornography sites through Google’s AdWords links, saying …more

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Fix Apple’s blunders, receive cease and desist.

Well, what exactly did you expect from Apple? Apparently, a netizen had gained access to an Apple “Service Source manual for the MacBook Pro” and found that it instructed the application of gobs of thermal paste being applied within parts of the notebook. With resulting temperatures in upwards of 95 degrees Celcius, the only response …more

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Problems plague World of Warcraft

Players are being left frustrated and angry by ongoing problems with online game World of Warcraft. Some are suffering long delays to get into the game, others report countless small hold-ups during play and the disappearance of the interactive parts of the Warcraft world. Intermittent server crashes have thrown players out of the game at …more

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al-Qaida modifies war video games to be anti-U.S.

A Pentagon research team monitors more than 5,000 jihadist Web sites, focusing daily on the 25 to 100 most hostile and active, defense officials said Thursday. And the makers of combat video games have unwittingly become part of a global propaganda campaign by Islamic militants to exhort Muslim youths to take up arms against the …more

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