Are you ready for solid state storage?

Samsung is apparently, and it’s quite amazing how low key they’ve kept the project. No sooner that the announcement was made that another was made that actual product would be available by June, for the Korean market anyway. The new NAND flash equiped laptops will feature 32GB of pure flash based storage. And all that …more

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Corsair Launches Low Latency DDR2 800 Memory With CL3 timings

Corsair Memory today unveiled the world?s first DDR2-800 2GB kit rated at true low latency of CL3. The latest addition to the award-winning XMS family of products, TWIN2X2048-6400C3 delivers unparalleled memory performance at 800MHz and supports the industry?s lowest latencies of 3-4-3-9 in this speed grade. I’ve been using this memory on Intel and AMD …more

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Veterans’ Information Stolen!

This just ticks me off! Not only have these guys given their life and limb to serve and protect our freedom, but now, thay may have given their identities! Personal information belonging to 26.5 million U.S. veterans was seized following the theft of the data from the home of a government employee, according to the …more

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Via Announces AM2 Support

OK, so how about something to go among with AM2 on its big day! To accommodate the latest platform features and rising system bandwidth requirements, AMD’s transition to socket AM2 will enable a new wave of innovation on AMD64 based systems featuring AMD Virtualization and high-performance DDR2 memory. Supporting this transition, VIA offers a wide …more

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No Price Cuts For XBOX 360

Intel may have cut prices today, but Microsoft says, “No price cut fo you.” Microsoft announcing that the company has no plans to reduce the price of the XBOX 360 because of the much higher cost of the Sony console. DailyTech

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Intel Price Cuts

As long as we are talking about AM2… er… Intel… How about some price cuts from Intel! As expected, Intel’s roadmaps show May 28th as the next spring-board day for Intel price cuts. Intel’s roadmaps only show a few processors taking minor cuts — at least until the Core 2 Duo launch a few weeks …more

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Intel Preview on AMD Launch Day

No one would think that there would be an AMD launch day without some Intel news would they? How about a Woodcrest preview on a Bensley platform! Intel is looking to reverse its fortunes in the server and workstation markets with a series of new products designed to take on the Opteron and win. The …more

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AMD Announces AM2 Processors: FX-62 and 5000+

As part of AMD’s ongoing commitment to deliver leading technology for desktop PCs, AMD today announced the immediate availability of the AMD Athlon 64 FX-62 dual-core processor, the world’s ultimate processor for PC enthusiasts, and the AMD Athlon 64 X2 5000+dual-core processor compatible with AMD’s new socket AM2 platform. Socket AM2 from AMD is designed …more

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Feds Widen DRAM Chip Probe With Mitsubishi Electric Added

The U.S. government widened the net of a criminal probe into price-fixing among computer memory chip companies, ensnaring Japan’s Mitsubishi Electric. Mitsubishi is no longer in the DRAM industry, but that doesn’t mean they wont get tied into this legal mess. Mitsubishi Electric, which exited the DRAM business in 2003, is at least the sixth …more

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Corsair Launches SLI-Ready 8500C5 and 6400C4 DDR2 Memory

Corsair Memory just announced broad availability of the world?s first production DDR2-1066 and DDR2-800 low latency 2GB kits. The new TWIN2X2048-8500C5 and the TWIN2X2048-6400C4 are optimized for the upcoming NVIDIA nForce 590 chipset based motherboards and feature Enhanced Performance Profiles (EPP). Rated at scorching fast 1066MHz, the latest TWIN2X2048-8500C5 combines the best of high frequency …more

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US predicts busy hurricane season with 8-10 hurricanes

The 2006 Atlantic hurricane season will be very active, with up to 10 hurricanes, although not as busy as record-breaking 2005 here in the United States. This is big news as the hurricane season greatly impacts the pricing on everything when a big storm hits. I have to sit back and wonder how much of …more

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Foxconn Electronics Might Show Off Video Cards at Computex

Foxconn Electronics (the registered trade name of Hon Hai Precision Industry) may hold a press conference to officially introduce self-developed own-brand graphics cards made by itself during the upcoming Computex 2006 exhibition, according to sources in the industry. This is big news for many of the smaller video card companies fighting to keep up their …more

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Microsoft Increases Employees’ Stock Awards

Microsoft Corp. is raising spending on employees’ stock awards by about 15 percent and adding perks to help prevent an exodus of workers to rivals such as Google Inc. Not a bad deal, but is it too late for some employees? The company’s 63,500 workers will get on-site laundry and dry cleaning, better food, discounts …more

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Microsoft and AMD announce ‘Pay-As-You-Go’ PC Program

AMD and Microsoft Corp. today announced an agreement to jointly support flexible business models for emerging markets powered by Microsoft FlexGo technology. The initiative reflects both companies? efforts to bring affordable access to technology to consumers around the world. At the 2006 Microsoft Windows Hardware Engineering Conference (WinHEC) in Seattle, the companies stated their commitment …more

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