AMD’s CTO Phil Hester says Intel messed up

There is a great interview with AMD’s Phil Hester over at CNET news that is worth taking a look at. Phil talks about the problems over at Intel and also what the ATI/AMD merger is going to mean for AMD. This is worth a read for all enthusiasts and shareholders. We had a period of …more

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Samsung Exec To Plead Guilty To Price-Fixing

An executive with the U.S. unit of South Korea’s Samsung Electronics agreed to plead guilty and serve prison time for taking part in price-fixing in the computer memory chip business, the U.S. Justice Department said on Thursday. Samsung marketing executive Thomas Quinn is the fourth Samsung manager to plead guilty in the U.S. government’s memory …more

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Sony’s 20GB PS3 to feature HDMI port

Sony’s forthcoming 20GB version of the PlayStation 3 video game console will feature an HDMI 1.3 output, the company announced Friday at the Tokyo Game Show. The port, which had been previously announced as standard on the stepped-up 60GB model, allows games to be played in full high-definition video and audio. The company said its …more

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Commerce Deptartment lost 1,100 laptops in five years

The Commerce Department has lost more than 1,100 laptop computers since 2001, most of them assigned to the Census Bureau, officials said Thursday night. I’m hoping that they also fired 1,100 people that lost laptops in five years! The Census Bureau, the main collector of information about Americans, lost 672 computers. Of those, 246 contained …more

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Sony cuts PS3 Japan price by 20 percent

Sony Corp. on Friday cut the price of its new game machine PlayStation 3 by 20 percent in Japan, in a surprise move that will attract more customers but likely widen losses in its game division. Sony, which will launch the latest version of its blockbuster game gear on November 11 in Japan, now plans …more

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Samsung increases DRAM output on 0.11-micron node

Samsung Electronics has increased its DRAM output that is using a 0.11-micron process at its 8-inch fabs to meet growing demand, as it still has issues at its 80nm node, according to market sources. DRAM produced using the 0.11-micron process will be named D-generation products, while 80nm-made products are called E-generation DRAM, the sources said. …more

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Intel job cuts become clearer

Intel announced 10,500 job cuts a few weeks ago, but was extraordinarily vague about where they were coming from. It seems that The Inq. has heard rumors that the job cuts would be focused around Intel Capital, Sales/Marketing and R&D. Next up comes the most troubling, Intel will cut R&D in Oregon. We are not …more

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Microsoft Xbox360 HD DVD player Japan launch in Nov

Microsoft Corp. said on Wednesday it would launch an HD DVD player for its Xbox 360 game console on November 22 in Japan for 20,790 yen ($177), matching rival Sony Corp.’s PlayStation 3 in high-definition DVD functions. The world’s largest software maker also said 110 game titles would become available for Xbox 360 in Japan …more

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MSI unveils P965 Platinum with CrossFire support

Micro Star International (MSI) on September 19 unveiled its P965 Platinum motherboard, which the company claims is the industry’s first motherboard based on Intel’s P965 chipsets supporting ATI Technologies’ CrossFire dual-card graphics technology for the gaming market. Looking at the MSI website nothing is mentioned about Crossfire, but two x16 slots are present. MSI P965 …more

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Yahoo! sees the third quarter as looking soft

Yahoo! sent Internet stocks into free fall Tuesday when it warned that its third quarter is looking soft. The news comes just two months after Yahoo! disappointed Wall Street with a soft second-quarter report and delays in a project aimed at bolstering its search technology. Shares in the company are down 35% this year, as …more

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Canon recalling 800,000 photocopiers

On your office break take a look around and see if any of the copiers listed below happen to be near your cube. If they are you are at risk as these copiers might catch fire due to improperly fitted electrical connections. Canon Inc. recalled about 800,000 desktop photocopiers that might catch fire because of …more

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Virgin Atlantic Airways bans ‘fire hazard’ Dell and Apple laptops

pple and Dell laptop owners travelling on Virgin Atlantic international flights are being asked to remove the gadget’s batteries before take-off. This will limit laptop use as the majority of seats on Virgin jets are not fitted with power sockets. Following the recalls, Virgin Atlantic has said passengers taking any Dell or Apple laptop on …more

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Microsoft files 20 software lawsuits in nine states

Microsoft Corp. on Tuesday announced 20 lawsuits against resellers allegedly engaged in the distribution of infringing software and software components. The lawsuits, filed against 20 defendants throughout the United States, are against companies that allegedly distributed counterfeit software or software components or participated in hard-disk loading, Microsoft said. Hard-disk loading is the installation of unlicensed …more

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Space station crew cleans up toxic spill

An oxygen generator on the international space station overheated and spilled a toxic irritant Monday, forcing the three-man crew to don masks and gloves in the first emergency ever declared aboard the 8-year-old orbiting outpost. NASA said the crew members? lives were never in any danger. They cleaned up the spill with towels. A charcoal …more

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