Cellfire offers downloadable coupons to Cingular users

Soon, you won’t need scissors to clip out discount coupons — your cell phone will do the work for you. San Jose-based Cellfire has been quietly serving up mobile discount coupons to Cingular Wireless subscribers in California since December. So far, eight retailers, including Hollywood Video and Supercuts, have signed on. Right on! I’m down …more

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ATI to offer 965-equivalent chipsets

ATI Technologies is looking to offer 965-equivalent chipsets for the Intel’s Conroe platform, according to company CEO Dave Orton. In addition, the graphics chip vendor is in talks with Intel about providing its CrossFire dual-card graphics technology to Intel’s recently-introduced 965 chipsets, said Orton, adding that the decision has not yet been finalized. ATI unveiled …more

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Take-Two Interactive Bleeds Red

The red ink gushed out of Take-Two Interactive in the company’s second quarter due to rising product costs and a huge write-off. And in a possible sign of more bad news to come, company executives declined to give any financial guidance for the current quarter or the rest of the year, citing the difficulty of …more

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Hotel offers BlackBerry detox — Is today Detox day?

I guess today is the day to run detox stories because first it was gaming and now it’s for crackberry users! BlackBerry addicts have a crack at freedom when they check into one Chicago hotel: the manager will put the communications devices and others like them under lock and key for guests who want a …more

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Detox clinic for video game addicts to open in Netherlands

An addiction center is opening Europe’s first detox clinic for game addicts, offering in-house treatment for people who can’t leave their joysticks alone. Smith & Jones Addiction Consultants already has treated 20 video game addicts, aged 13 to 30, since January. Some show withdrawal symptoms, such as shaking and sweating, when they look at a …more

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Online video games set to get X-rated — RedLightCenter

The adult entertainment industry is on the verge of making online gaming sexier at a time when mainstream publishers are fighting a political and cultural war over erotic content. RedLightCenter is only available via online download, so don’t think your kids will see it on store shelves next to the educational titles. When you think …more

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Take-Two Interactive Finally Past Hot Coffee Mod

Under a proposed settlement agreed to by Take-Two and the Federal Trade Commission Take-Two won’t have to pay a fine and won’t be forced to pull any products from the shelves, and none of the company’s executives will face any personal penalties. Take that Hillary! I’m glad to see a happy ending to something that …more

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Samsung Presents

South Korea’s Samsung SDI is showing a 3D active matrix (AM) OLED (organic light-emitting diode) display, which it claims is the world’s first, at San Francisco’s Society for Information Display (SID) show. This images on this screen are amazing! Samsung hopes to commercialize the product by the end of 2007. The 4.3-inch prototype provides the …more

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NVIDIA Announces The nForce Professional 3000 Series MCP

NVIDIA Corporation today announced that the Company will be conducting technology demonstrations this week of its new NVIDIA nForce Professional 3000-series media and communications processor (MCP) at this year?s Computex tradeshow In its booth, NVIDIA will have on display the new NVIDIA nForce Professional 3600 MCP providing up to 28 lanes of PCI Express and …more

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Sony’s Alpha DSLR-A100 Digital Camera Has Interchangeable Lenses

Many companies have had interchangeable lenses on digital SLR cameras for years, but Sony has not been one of those companies. With the Alpha DSLR-A100 unveiled consumers now have a Sony digital camera that will work with 19 Sony lenses. The Alpha DSLR-A100 camera is a culmination of Sony’s yearlong collaboration with Japanese precision-equipment maker …more

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Google acknowledges China compromise

Google Inc. co-founder Sergey Brin acknowledged Tuesday that Google has compromised its principles by accommodating Chinese censorship demands. He said Google is wrestling to make the deal work before deciding whether to reverse course. I also find it highly interesting that Sergey said many Americans misunderstand just how much of their online information goes to …more

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HP Recalls The Photosmart R707 Digital Camera – Catches Fire

Hewlett-Packard may be facing a slight setback in its recently announced goal to make its logo the 21st century’s symbol of photography: It is recalling a digital camera that can catch on fire when used with a non-rechargeable battery. If you own the Photosmart R707 digital camera I suggest sending it in. The Palo Alto-based …more

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Apple files second lawsuit against Creative

Apple Computer Inc., maker of market-leading iPod digital music players, has filed a second patent infringement lawsuit in the United States against rival Creative Technology Ltd. The counter-suits come after Singapore-based Creative, the world’s number two MP3 player maker, filed patent complaints against Apple last month in a federal court and with a U.S. trade …more

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Super Talent Launches 1GB and 2GB  Fireball USB Drives

Super Talent Launches 1GB and 2GB Fireball USB Drives

Super Talent Technology today announced a new line of ?Fireball? USB drives that feature a unique rubber flame housing. Super Talent Fireball drives incorporate a zippy new dual-channel controller to deliver at least 25MB per second read speeds and 12MB per second write speeds. Super Talent informed us that the 1GB version of the Fireball …more

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