Motorola Sells ~5 Million Slvr Phones In Q1

Motorola’s lucky number Slvr is coming up big. Motorola is set to report first-quarter results after the market closes Tuesday, and some analysts expect blowout sales numbers, thanks in part to the early success of the ultra-thin Slvr phone. I’ll have to admit the phone does look pretty darn cool. Motorola sold about 5 million …more

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AMD’s Socket AM2 let down by DDR2

Those that already have samples of AMD’s upcoming Socket AM2 processor are saying that the change over to DDR2 memory is nothing toget all worked up about. We have heard this from numerous sources over the past couple weeks and today The Inq. take a jab at it. 800MHz DDR 2 may work at CL4 …more

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Oracle CEO May Launch Own Linux Version

Oracle Corp. is considering launching its own Linux operating system and has looked at buying one of the main suppliers of open-source technology, Chief Executive Larry Ellison told a newspaper on Monday. Any guesses on who they are looking at buying? If you have an idea shoot me an e-mail! Ellison told the Financial Times …more

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Rumor: ATI to delay 80nm production at TSMC

With Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) not being able to improve yield rates on its 80nm manufacturing process, ATI Technologies will forego manufacturing its graphics chips on 80nm node this year, according to industry sources. This is huge news and a slight blow to our friends up North. TSMC declined to comment on the report, …more

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Kingston Brings Back DDR1 2-2-2-5 Memory With New Ultra Low Latency Line

Kingston Technology today announced the expansion of their Ultra Low Latency DDR HyperX modules and the introduction of Low Latency DDR2 HyperX memory modules. The Kingston HyperX 400 MHz (PC3200) CL2 DDR module specifications have been updated to support lower latency timings of 2-2-2-5-1 in 1-GB module and 2-GB kit memory configurations. HyperX 800-MHz (PC6400) …more

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Intel Demos 2GHz Quad-Core Server Chips

X-Bit labs is reporting that Intel has shown off a quad-core server processor code-named Clovertown. This is the company?s first microprocessor to feature four execution engines, or cores. The chip is designed for dual-socket servers and it is known that it is produced using 65nm process technology. Running 2GHz the processor was said to score …more

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Indians ‘want hi-tech products’ not dated slow junk

A close friend of mine works in the US Government and was trying to pitch me on the $100 wind-up crank laptop that has been designed by MIT. As an MIT alumni he took pride in MIT’s recent laptop and how it will increase connectivity and bring computing to developing nations. Now it seems that …more

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Professional video gaming set for TV debut on USA Network

Professional video gaming is set to debut on cable television later this year, potentially paving the way for the kings and queens of game controllers to become as familiar to American households as the faces of Johnny Chan or Annie Duke in televised poker. This is great news for the professional gaming industry! Major League …more

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Beijing bans ‘naked computers’ and goes Microsoft

Sales of personal computers without software — known as “naked computers” — will be banned in the Chinese capital to reduce software piracy, the Beijing government said Friday. If you read the news post located here it seems that President Hu Jintao will be visiting Bill Gates this week about some Microsoft deals. Anyone else …more

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Level 3 Buying ICG For $163 million

Level 3 signed a definitive agreement to acquire closely held ICG Communications for $163 million in cash and stock. Level 3, Broomfield, Colo., said it would issue $127 million in unregistered shares and hand over $36 million in cash for ICG, which provides transport, IP and voice services to wireline and wireless carriers, Internet service …more

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Rumor: Intel server roadmap lists Clovertown and Dunnington

If you are a big fan of servers, or paid to run one for a living, then you might want to check out the lastest readmap leak by Microsoft-Intel. Listed in the presentation are the Clovertown and Dunnington quad-core server processors. The 20 slides, entitled Multicore Platform and Hardware Virtualisation Technology for Windows Server 2003, …more

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Chinese President Hu Jintao To Visit Bill Gates, Not George Bush

When Chinese President Hu Jintao makes a historic first visit to the US, he will not be rushing to the White House to have dinner with President George W.Bush! Instead Jintao be goign to the home of the Mr. Bill Gates Seattle. I’m not sure how you feel about this situation, but when the first …more

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Dell markets sub-$1,000 dual-core notebook

Dell recently cut prices of its dual-core notebook series, the Inspiron E1705 and Latitude D620, to less than US$1,000, according to the company’s website. The price-cut could herald a price war in the brand-new dual-core notebook market worldwide and accelerate migration of the mainstream notebook platform from single-core to dual-core. Dual-core notebooks starting at less …more

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Confirmed: Ubisoft dumps StarForce

After years of complaints from users, the StarForce boycott finally seems to be making progress. Ubisoft, maker of some of the most prominent StarForce protected titles has officially announced that they are dropping StarForce in favor of less intrusive copy protection. Gamers can rejoice now that they can play the ever popular Tom Clancy and …more

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