AMD prunes single-core prices by up to 19.2%

AMD has launched their energy-efficient Athlon 64 and Sempron processors and have silenty cut the prices members of its existing single-core desktop chip line-ups while others have been cut. So out goes the Athlon 64 4000+, for example. The 3200+ and 3500+ are still there, but they’re now 12.7 per cent and 9.1 per cent …more

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Samsung said to raise NAND flash contract prices again

Samsung Electronics has raised its NAND flash contract prices again and the company had informed its customers that no available stocks for 1Gbit NAND will be supplied for the spot market, according to industry sources. The latest quotes from Samsung are all set higher than the price levels in the spot market, the sources noted. …more

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AMD Unveils 35W and 65W X2 Processor Roadmap

AMD today unveiled a top-to-bottom energy efficient AMD desktop processor roadmap at the In-Stat Spring Processor Forum. The typical AMD processor runs at 89 Watts, but the two new ones are rated at 65 and 35 watt Thermal Design Power. Just imagine a 3800+ X2 running 35 Watts! A 35W 3800+ will set you back …more

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Palm Releases Updated Treo 700p for 3G 1xEV-DO Networks

Although it runs the same Palm OS as previous versions, the PDA sports upgrades in the browser, offers new E-mail features, and can work with the 3G 1xEV-DO networks of Sprint and Verizon Wireless. It looks like Cingular users are out of luck on this one. The 700p, unlike the previous Palm OS-based Treo 650, …more

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Intel Aims to Upgrade PCs with Virtual Appliances

Intel is eyeing a plan for using software to boost a PC’s ability to fight hackers, talk on the phone and even capture television programs in the future. The chip maker, which launched its security and manageability-focused vPro brand on April 24, is contemplating mounting an effort to establish a standard method for adding virtual …more

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High-definition video could choke Internet

If everyone in America started downloading high-definition video would it hurt internet service providers? Most home Internet use is in brief bursts ? an e-mail here, a Web page there. If people start watching streaming video like they watch TV ? for hours at a time ? that puts a strain on the Internet that …more

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Porn industry to offer downloads to DVDs

Hollywood has been tiptoeing its way toward letting consumers buy a movie online, burn it onto a DVD and watch it on a living-room TV. While the studios hesitate, the adult film industry is taking the leap. Starting Monday, Vivid Entertainment says it will sell its adult films through the online movie service CinemaNow, allowing …more

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3 major hurricanes to hit US this year: AccuWeather

hree major hurricanes will strike the United States this year, with the storm-battered Gulf Coast most at risk in June and July, forecaster AccuWeather predicted today. Get ready for high gas prices once again if this hurricane season is anything like last years. “Early in the season the Texas Gulf Coast faces the highest likelihood …more

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China’s First Digital Signal Processor Microchip a Fake

A top Chinese academic has been fired after it emerged he faked research into computer chips that aimed at ending the nation’s reliance on foreign suppliers. Touted as China’s first successful proprietary Digital Signal Processor (DSP), the Hanxin No.1, was publicly unveiled in February 2003. The fake processor got the government to pay out 10 …more

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NVIDIA Unveils Enhanced Performance Profiles (EPP)

NVIDIA Corporation, the worldwide leader in programmable graphics processor technologies, today announced the results of a collaborative memory development effort called Enhanced Performance Profiles, or EPP, which allows consumers to easily expose new, advanced performance memory settings built into high performance memory DIMMs for even higher levels of overall PC system performance. In addition, NVIDIA …more

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New XPS cases spotted. No barfing on the carpet please.

In a surprise turn of events at E3, new Dell XPS machines in very bold and wild colors and designs turned up at the nVidia booth. Shifting from their traditional industrial charcoals, grays, and silvers, Dell decided to go for the oh so popular “faux extreme”. Aside from that pidly detail though, the machine looks …more

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Power Color Charges $10 to be HDMI Ready

Wondering how much extra money HDMI will add to the overall cost of HDMI supported video cards? Fudo over at The Inq. went out asked asked some companies and found that for an ATI Radeon X1600 adding HDMI will only up the price $10, which isn’t bad. It turns out that HDMI-capable X1600 cards are …more

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Championship Gaming Series Announced

Microsoft, Mountain Dew, Fox, and Best Buy announce partnership in a new consortium to launch the Championship Gaming Series in 2007. Also, three gaming tournaments will be broadcast exclusively on DirecTVIRECTV in 2006. Based on the turnout and interest garnered at this year?s E3 expo, a league like this could possibly take off. With deep …more

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Infineon unveils 65nm handset chip

Infineon Technologies today unveiled handset chips equipped with its 65nm CMOS process technology and said that products with this new technology are expected to be market-ready towards the end of 2006. Infineon developed the technology in the 65/45nm research and development alliance ICIS consisting of IBM, Chartered Semiconductor Manufacturing, Infineon and Samsung Electronics. The mobile …more

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