Micron – Lexar Deal Details Revealed in SEC Filing

Lexar Media had merger talks with 11 different companies, but only two firms, including eventual winner Micron, made formal bids. In an SEC filing earlier this month, Elliott Associates, which owns 6.5% percent of Lexar, stated its extreme displeasure with the Micron deal, which it claimed “falls meaningfully short of Lexar’s standalone value.” Now it …more

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Windows Vista delay is explained in 1975 book

Are things at Microsoft not going well? It seems that they are sending out hazy signs of distress from behind Microsoft’s closely guarded walls. On Wednesday, Microsoft announced a major reorganization that brought new managers into the Windows group. On Friday, the company said it would also delay the newest version of Microsoft Office so …more

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Bluetooth speed to accelerate and to incorporate ultra-wideband

With Bluetooth wireless technology making it mainstream the group behind Bluetooth said that they will boost transfer speeds and launch ultra-wideband radio technology over the next few years. This is good news for the tech industry and consumers who love Bluetooth. Be sure to check out our latest review on the Motorola HT820 Bluetooth Stereo …more

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Toshiba pre-announces Nvidia GeForce Go 7900 mobile GPU

Nvidia hasn’t announced its GeForce Go 7900 GS mobile GPU yet, but Toshiba yesterday said it has begun shipping a gaming-oriented notebook which delivers “state-of-the-art graphics” thanks to the new chip, 256MB of graphics memory and a 17in TruBrite display. The Centrino-branded Satellite P105-S921 is powered by a 1.83GHz Intel Core Duo T2400 backed up …more

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Rumor: Nvidia G80 Misses Tape Out

Charlie over at The Inq believes that the NVIDIA G80 core missed it’s tape out target date by a few weeks. If you don’t know what the NVIDIA G80 is rumored to be then you need to type it into Google. We got this — “The NVIDIA G80 will be the first true dual-core GPUs, …more

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Memory outlook in 2006 remains good, says research firm

Although NAND flash memory sales will rise more slowly than expected in 2006, the DRAM market will show surprising strength, causing the combined segments to expand by nearly 13% for the year, iSuppli predicts. This is good news for memory companies! DRAM and NAND, which represent the two largest segments of the semiconductor memory market, …more

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Sony, Toshiba, NEC to produce 45-nano chips?

Sony, Toshiba and NEC Electronics have agreed to extend their existing cooperation in the development of advanced microchips to full production. The three Japanese electronics companies, which are jointly developing system chips with circuitry width of 45 nanometers, have decided to start making the cutting-edge chips by around 2010. Toshiba and NEC Electronics are looking …more

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Battlefield 2 v1.22 Patch Released

To many peoples’ surprise, EA has released a small 8mb patch to fix a few minor issues that users have been experiencing. This patch updates Battlefield 2 from version 1.21 to version 1.22! To read the full release notes and to found download locations in the US and the UK please visit the forums via …more

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World Of Warcraft 1.10 patch Released

The latest World of Warcraft content patch has arrived! This update for the US and Australian editions of World of Warcraft updates version 1.9.4 of the game to v1.10. To read the full release notes and to found download locations please visit the forums via the link below. Here are the changes that are found …more

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Antec Introduces The First BTX Computer Case: BK640B

Antec Introduces The First BTX Computer Case: BK640B

Antec has just launched its first MicroBTX case the BK640B. Antec claims that the BK640B ensures optimal performance and quiet computing for today’s high-powered components such as motherboards, processors and video cards. Who said that BTX is dead? If it was then companies like Antec wouldn’t be launching cases for BTX platforms. The case supports …more

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AMD Processors Used On Matisyahu Live At Stubbs Album

AMD announced today that ?Matisyahu Live At Stubbs?, the 2005 live concert performance captured using AMD64 processors and released on Or Music, achieved Gold Record certification from the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) for selling more than 500,000 CDs. If you like Matisyahu be sure to check out the full press release in the …more

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Investigators enter US with dirty-bomb material

Four years after the September 11 attacks, investigators were able to easily enter the United States with enough radioactive material to make two so-called dirty bombs, according to a report on a government undercover investigation obtained on Monday. Looks like Homeland security is doing a real good job! If you want to tell your state …more

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Intel Santa Rosa Notebook Looks Awesome

Are you looking for a thin and light notebook with a 15-inch screen, two hard drives, and with battery life in excess of five hours? If you answered yes to that question the upcoming Intel Santa Rosa platform is something to look forward to. It would use Crestline GM chipsets using ICH8M, and support “Kedron” …more

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Intel quad-core CPUs ‘to ship Q1 2007’

Intel’s quad-core processor, ‘Kentsfield’, may come to market earlier than anticipated. Intel’s official release window spans the whole of 2007, but when the details of the chip emerged late last year, it was said to be earmarked for a mid-2007 debut. Now, apparently, it’s coming out in Q1 next year. So, at least, claim Taiwanese …more

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