Entry level dual-core Opterons to be priced same as high-end single-core parts

Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) will begin pricing its dual-core Opteron processors at the same level as its high-end single-core versions, Taiwan-based motherboard makers indicated. It will be interesting to see what computer enthusiasts around the world will purchase!  The entry-level Opteron 865 processor will be priced at US$1,514, the same level as the high-end single-core …more

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Nvidia tapes out G70 silicon

We just learned that Nvidia taped out its next-generation graphics chip codenamed G70. Whispers say that it’s in good shape and that the first silicon is up and running nicely. Our pro-Nvidia sources believe that it will end up faster than ATi’s R520, but ATiers will pooh-pooh that claim, for sure. The Inquirer

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Sims 2 coming to consoles, handhelds, mobiles

It was just a matter of time. With 4.5 million copies of the Sims 2 sold and its first expansion pack, University, topping the charts, Electronic Arts has shocked no-one by revealing it will expand the franchise beyond PCs. GameSpot News

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Intel Looks To Make WiMax Affordable

Apparently Intel is actively working to ramp up production so consumers looking to leverage wireless broadband won’t be confronted with massive price tags.     While WiMax chip sets are being shipped from an Intel plant in Panang, Malaysia for a price of $45 to those who buy in bulk, the cost of a WiMax modem would still exceed $500. …more

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AMD Dual-Core Opteron Prices Revealed

Just in case we were all agonizing over what to do with all that extra cash we’ve been hoarding, Intel and AMD have solved the problem with their new dual core processor pricings.  How soon will you make the leap to the new dual core PCs? The entry-level Opteron 865 processor will be priced at …more

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Intel desktop product mix gets more complicated

Even if you remain unconvinced that dual core chips are the way to go for your organisation or for you personally, the blurring of the product lines for Intel desktop processors will increase over the next 10 months or so as the firm changes its product mix to include VT and EM64T features. The Inquirer

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Microsoft to Extend the Reach of Live Communications Server 2005 to Mobile Devices

Being on the go, or out in the field no longer means being out of touch in today’s “always on, always connected” society. Microsoft Corp. today announced it is extending Microsoft(R) Office Live Communications Server 2005 capabilities to mobile devices, enabling companies to deploy trusted instant messaging (IM) and presence-enabled solutions that provide a consistent …more

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Java glitch hits OS X update

Minor updates can turn out to be major headaches for businesses and lone consumers alike. A minor update to Mac OS X is causing headaches for some computer owners, who find their systems no longer work properly when using Java-based applications or visiting certain Web sites. Apple Computer acknowledged the problem late on Monday and posted a …more

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Seagate Extends Momentus Family of Notebook Drives With Market’s Highest Capacity – 120GB

As a new owner of a laptop who is already wishing I had a larger hard drive capacity, I’m all for more storage space on the go; just don’t make it feel like I’m toting around a desktop. Further strengthening its position in the mobile computing market, Seagate Technology (NYSE: STX) is expanding its line …more

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AMD, Courting Hollywood, Links Up with DreamWorks

I love Shrek.  I guess you could call me a Shrekky.  If the marriage between DreamWorks Animation SKG and AMD means more great entertainment like Shrek, then I say bring it on!   DreamWorks Animation SKG Inc., the maker of the animated movie “Shrek,” has signed a three-year deal to create films with computers that have …more

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Microsoft Launches New Ad Campaign for Windows

While Microsoft tinkers, and tinkers, and tinkers with it’s new state of the art Windows OS, code-named Longhorn, it will spend the next 15 months reminding you why Windows is the number one OS in the world. Redmond, Washington-based Microsoft declined to say how much it would spend on the global television, print and online marketing effort, …more

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Skype launches new premium services, plans more

Skype Me!  I’ve been using the free P2P version for over a year now and can only say good things about it.  Skypers can anticipate new premium features like video conferencing and even people with regular old phones will be able to Skype you now. SkypeIn lets non-Skype users reach registered customers; new services planned …more

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Dell Moves On Dual-Core Intel CPUs

Dell Moves On Dual-Core Intel CPUs

Looks like the new dual-core processors are locked and loaded, and ready to land on a desk top near you!  Will these new “super machines” be a gamers delight?  An overclockers dream?    Dell Monday announced a pair of desktop PCs that will be among the first to rely on Intel’s new dual-core processor. When they come available …more

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Intel reveals Wimax wireless chip

Wimax isn’t ground breaking news, but it looks like Intel officially unveiled the new wireless chipset that is supposed to bring the net to rural areas. Tech giant Intel has unveiled a chip that gives access to wide-reaching wireless networks. The new chip uses Wimax, which enables broadband connections over several miles, unlike the short …more

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