PSC: DDR2 bandwagon won?t arrive until 2Q 2006

Powerchip Semiconductor Corp. (PSC) has admitted to overcoming the current demand for DDR2 module, and says that DDR2 will not become commonplace until the second quarter of next year. Of course, this means share buyback, which is currently going on with Winbond, PSC, and ProMOS. Even after adjusting its DRAM output toward more DDR production, …more

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Blue Gene/L tops its own supercomputer record

IBM, which is internationally known for its business machines and large-scale servers and supercomputers, revealed Thursday in conjunction with Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, the newest version of Blue Gene/L. This massive supercomputer broke its own record for calculations (which was 138.6 Tflops, or trillion calculations per second) to over double of the original record: 280.6 …more

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ECS Adds Intel Pentium M Support with the Launch of I9S SIMA Card

ECS contiues to step up into the mainsteream. i’ve actually been very impressed with ECS since the release of their KN1 Extreme Series boards. …Taking full advantage of the SiS 649 chipset and supports 2GB of DDR400 (PC3200) memory, the new I9S SIMA card is a PCI-Express based add-on card for the PF88 Extreme Hybrid …more

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Vodafone to sell phones like Coke

Remember the news article posted earlier this week, entitled Vending Machines Sell IPods to Go? Well, a cellular phone company, Vodaphone, is providing select pay-as-you-go products by way of vending machines in the UK. Seems quite convenient, and the phones and SIM cards will be quite secure in the machine as it has the capability …more

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Selling green buildings with people power

Technology: meet Environment, Environment: Technology. According to studies that have been conducted, buildings that are built for efficiency (with water-saving technologies, air quality improvement systems, etc) have shown to increase office productivity at only a slightly higher cost than it is to build a normal office building. It’s buildings like these that are good for …more

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Internet use is up, but so are concerns

Home Internet access has jumped significantly since the late 90’s, to triple the users since 1997. However, with that comes increasing risks of identity theft, but that also goes to say, however, that these people have become more aware and smarter about usage and their personal information. In my opinion, I would love to see …more

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Yamaha and Fujifilm tout LabelFlash to Taiwanese ODD makers

Yamaha and Fujifilm are trying to create a little competition with Hewlett-Packard apparently. They are trying to convince major optical drive manufacturers to sign on with the alternative to LightScribe, a technology developed by HP to create surface labels on DVD’s: LabelFlash. Yamaha Corporation and Fujifilm are trying to convince leading makers of optical disc …more

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Yahoo Spotted Doubling the Price Online Music Subscriptions

Yahoo Inc. is doubling the price of its online music subscription service for portable MP3 players, ending a short-lived promotion that sought to lure consumers from Apple Computer Inc.’s market-leading iTunes store. We all knew the prices couldn’t last, so this really is not a big shocker. Effective November 1, Yahoo will charge about $120 …more

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Artist Shows The Gamers Behind The Avatars

Photo journalist Robbie Cooper has been traveling around China and Korea trying to catch the elusive gamer on film. Some of the photos captured the fascinating and largely unseen world of workers in China and Korea who earn their keep by looking after people’s characters in games while they are at work, or asleep. Oh …more

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iPod nano prices cut to stimulate sales in Taiwan

The sales volume of MP3 players in the Taiwan market have nosedived following booming sales from September to early this month, according to Taiwanese retail channels, adding that even the immensely popular iPod nano is overstocked. After these price cuts they are now below where they are priced here in the states! To stimulate sales, …more

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Sweden convicts first online movie file-sharer

A Swedish court made the first conviction for using an online file-sharing network this week in Sweden. Twenty eight-year-old Andreas Bawer was found guilty of breaching copyright by distributing a Swedish movie online and fined 16,000 kronor or US$2,000 for the crime. It is weird seeing Sweden coming down on file sharing after years of …more

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Margins Drive Maxtor Stock Shares Lower

Weak gross margins pushed hard-drive maker Maxtor (MXO) into a disappointing third quarter, despite a 10% increase in unit sales. Shares of Maxtor were trading down $0.05 cents or -1.36% to $3.64 at the closing bell as a result of the news. Maxtor shares have dropped nearly a full dollar in October. And the end …more

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Google leaks classified ad service

Google Inc. has unintentionally provided a sneak peek at what appears to be a looming expansion into classified advertising — a free service that might antagonize some of the Internet search engine’s biggest customers, including online auctioneer eBay Inc. I am glad that Google is stepping up to the plate and taking on nearly every …more

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HDTV arrives in Europe

Good news for European television viewers: HD is now in your neck of the woods. ProSiebenSat. 1 launched HD today, with the premiere broadcast being on Sunday. Now, they can get a taste of what their TV has been missing for a long time. ProSiebenSat.1 launched high-definition television in Germany on Wednesday, becoming Europe’s first …more

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