ProMOS Blames Intel For Low DDR2 Sales

DDR2 demand is still impacted by the shortage of Intel chipsets, and the situation will be not alleviated until the first quarter of 2006, DRAM vendor ProMOS Technologies said at its investor conference. Due to slower than expected ramp-up in DDR2 demand, we expect DDR demand to stay healthy throughout the whole last quarter of …more

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Korea Markets Own CDMA Chip

Korea looks to get out the long shadow of Qualcomm, a U.S.-based mobile giant that retains source technologies of code division multiple access (CDMA), by developing its own modem chips. This is bad news for Qualcomm (QCOM)as they might lose a good number of chip sales. Eonex, a venture start-up, Monday said its modem chips …more

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Intel Invests $650 Million In U.S. Manufacturing Site

Intel Corporation today announced plans to invest $650 million in the company?s existing manufacturing site in New Mexico. The investment will be used to increase the capacity of the 300mm wafer fabrication facilities in Rio Rancho, N.M., called Fab 11X. It is good to see Intel pumping this kind of money into a location here …more

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Vending Machines Sell IPods to Go

Zoom Systems has come out with an interesting new way of selling iPods to consumers. If you’re disenchanted with the retail or outlet experience, just go to the nearest airport or mall, and you’ll find a vending machine- yes I said it, vending machine- that has the iPod, and right next to the digital cameras …more

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New iPods make some add-ons yesterday’s hits

Before you buy the newest version of the iPod or Nano, here’s something you should know. Apple has eliminated with the top port that the older versions had, thus all of the accessories that worked with the older version of the iPod will be useless on the new ones. Though they have started releasing new …more

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AMD Turion 64 Mobile CPU prices slashed up to 26%

Going with the “out with the old, in with the new” routine, prices on the X2, mobile Turion, mobile Sempron, desktop Sempron, and desktop Athlon 64 chips are falling. Now would be a great time to get your hands on an AMD dual-core or mobile processor, but maybe prices will drop even further the closer …more

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Major layoffs expected at Novell

Novell appears to have lost a lot of steam in this quarter. The server software company will be undergoing organizational restructuring (read layoffs) of about 20% of its employees after reporting poor revenue and extremely poor net income numbers. The layoffs are expected to hit about 20 percent of the company’s 5,800 employees and likely …more

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Accidental invention could light up the future

It’s amazing how a mistake or an accident can sometimes lead to a remarkable discovery. This is no exception, where a student messing around with quantum dots and a laser created a new light source. This is an amazing discovery because it will completely change how lighting is done in the future I personally believe, …more

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The world’s smallest car

And you thought a clown car was small! Scientists have created a molecular “car” that is about 4 nanometers across (to put that into perspective, it’s 20,000 times thinner than a human hair!). This technology may one day be useful, but for now, it’s nothing more than an experiment. Using the parts inside a single …more

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Budweiser and Bud Light ended Beer Pong

Anheuser-Busch has spent $500 million trying to teach people that responsible consumption of alcohol can still mean a fun night out. It turns out that Beer Pong should really be called Bud Pong and that you shouldn’t be getting drunk while playing bar pong. All I can say is thank you Anheuser-Busch for making my …more

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RIM ruling risks U.S. Blackberry shutdown

An appeals court denies motion to stay patent case, which could cause a service shutdown in the near future for Blackberry users. RIM and NTP reached a $450 million settlement on the dispute in March, but the deal fell apart in June. Who knows what is going to happen on this one. The U.S. Court …more

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U.S. Navy Blocks Commercial Web Mail

Citing security and viral risks, the Navy’s decision discharges Yahoo Inc., Microsoft Corp., Google Inc., America Online Inc. and others, from its mail. Looks like you will have to find another way to reach your loved ones. Marines have had commercial e-mail blocked since 1999 and the Army has no restrictions. Before you enlist in …more

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Swedish couple names baby boy “Google”

Swedish couple names baby boy “Google”

A Swedish couple has chosen to name their first born son Google, after the well-known search engine. It was bound to happen, but come on people! Google Kai already has his own website at www.google-kai.com, which is good because with your name being Google you best be on the web. The father, Elias Kai, says …more

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Thinnest (0.4nm) Carbon Nanotube Developed

A team of scientists developed the thinnest carbon nanotube ever, as slim as 0.4 nanometers in diameter. A nanometer is equal to one billionth of a meter. This is big news because it might speed up the advancement of the next-generation field emitters, precision machines, optical elements, molecular filters and artificial muscles. Imagine all the …more

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