OCZ Announces ATI CrossFire-Certified PC2-5400 Memory

OCZ Announces ATI CrossFire-Certified PC2-5400 Memory

OCZ Technology Group today announced the new OCZ PC2-5400 ATI CrossFire? Certified modules. The award-winning PC2-5400 gaming solutions from OCZ now feature the first ever exclusively designed heatspreaders for ATI Technologies. Co-developed with ATI, the unique PC2-5400 CrossFire-certified series offers an unparalleled opportunity to boost performance and stylize gamers? systems. Pretty cool looking and about …more

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PC Memory should make up 10 percent of the total system cost

A combination of consistently tight supply and strong demand is not only sustaining the firm pricing of DDR2, but it could also drive the cost of DRAM supplied with PC systems to more than 10% of the cost of an individual PC, according to industry players. The industry normally regards the 10% figure as an …more

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America’s Most Wired Cities – Atlanta Top Them All

With most of the U.S. technology industry focused on the East and West coasts, you’d think the best place to get online would be San Francisco, or perhaps New York City. But Atlanta tops Forbes.com’s survey of America’s most wired cities. While Georgia may be best known for hot weather, college football and peaches, Atlanta …more

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Antec Announces Five-Year Warranty For Neo HE and Trio Power Supply Units

Antec, Inc. has upgraded its premium power supply unit (PSU) lines to a Five-Year Warranty from the original Three-Year Warranty. Antec’s high-efficiency Neo HE and TruePower Trio lines of PSUs will be warranted for five years from the date of purchase for parts and labor. Not a bad deal and from what we understand this …more

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Samsung Ships Samples of New NAND Flash – MoviNAND

Samsung’s semiconductor division announced Sept. 5 that it is shipping 1GB and 2GB samples of MoviNAND?an embedded combination of NAND flash memory, a multimedia card controller and onboard firmware?to some of its mobile-product OEMs. MoviNAND is smaller than most competing devices being marketed and takes advantage of its high-performance multimedia card interface to provide the …more

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MySpace set to sell music online

Website MySpace is ready to allow unsigned bands featured on the social networking site to sell their music as downloads. The site – which has 106 million users – is currently testing the idea, and hopes to rival market leader iTunes. “The goal is to be one of the biggest digital music stores out there,” …more

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Microsoft Windows Vista to be priced at XP’s levels

Microsoft Corp. said its Windows Vista operating system will cost the same as comparable Windows XP editions. Microsoft priced Windows Vista Home Basic at $199, or $99.95 as an upgrade for computers already running the consumer version of Windows XP. Windows Vista Business will cost $299; the company set the price for upgrades at $199. …more

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Sony delays European PlayStation 3 launch

Sony Corp. said on Wednesday it would delay the European launch of its PlayStation 3 (PS3) game machine to March from November due to inadequate supply of a key component, missing the critical Christmas shopping season. First Sony gets hit with the battery recall and now this! What is going on with Sony? This is …more

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Intel lowers the boom on marketing, IT departments

Intel announced plans Tuesday to lay off thousands of workers over the next year after a strategic review designed to prepare the company for life with a smaller share of the chip market. The company hopes to save $2 billion in annual costs by knocking 10,500 employees off its payroll. That number includes several layoffs …more

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NVIDIA Launches the GeForce 7900 GS and announces the 7950 GT

NVIDIA Corporation today redefined performance expectations for graphics cards at two of the most popular price segments for PC gamers. Available immediately, NVIDIA SLI-ready GeForce 7900 GS graphics processing units (GPUs) deliver exceptional performance and cutting-edge features at the widely-accessible $199 to $249 price point. Available September 14, 2006, the GeForce 7950 GT GPU brings …more

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Matsushita recalls 6,000 notebook PC batteries

Matsushita Electric Industrial (Panasonic) said on Tuesday it had started recalling 6,000 PC batteries as they could overheat when subjected to a strong impact–the latest battery recall involving Japanese electronics makers. A Matsushita spokesman declined to identify the supplier of the batteries in question, but said neither the Panasonic brand maker itself nor Sony had …more

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Tense day for Intel employees – 10,000 Layoffs Expected Today

It’s going to be a long and nervous day for Intel employees. The Santa Clara chip giant is expected to announce layoffs this afternoon that could number in the thousands. Chief Executive Paul Otellini has scheduled a Webcast with employees for this afternoon to discuss the results of Intel’s ongoing efficiency analysis. Intel has already …more

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Rumor: Volume shipments of intel G965-based motherboards again delayed

Due to a problem with chipset drivers, motherboard makers cannot start shipping products utilizing Intel’s G965 Express chipset, sources at Taiwan’s motherboard industry indicated. Expecting new drivers to be released in October, the makers accordingly delay their shipments, the sources said. According to the sources, motherboard makers planned that G965-based models may begin hitting the …more

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Passed Away – ‘Crocodile Hunter’ Steve Irwin

Crocodile Hunter Steve Irwin, the famous Australian naturalist killed by a stingray on Monday, was videotaped pulling a poisonous barb from his chest just before he died, according to news reports. Irwin’s manager John Stainton, who was among the television crew on the reef, said the accident was caught on videotape, according to The Associated …more

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