McAfee cries foul over Microsoft Vista OS security

Top executives from the security firm McAfee went on the offensive this week against Microsoft, saying Vista will be even less secure for customers than previous versions of Windows. The day after McAfee took out a full-page advertisement in the Financial Times to publicly air its grievances over the security of Vista, McAfee Chairman and …more

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Fujitsu to recall 287,000 Sony batteries

Japanese electronics maker Fujitsu said on Wednesday that it would recall 287,000 notebook PC batteries made by Sony, bringing the number of Sony batteries recalled to more than 7.5 million. Besides Fujitsu, Dell, Apple Computer, Lenovo, IBM and Toshiba have recalled the laptop PC batteries, which Sony has said can short-circuit on rare occasions, overheat …more

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Fuelcell-powered cellphones years away

Consumers will still have to wait a few years before they can swap the batteries of their cellphones for more environment-friendly fuelcells, the world’s top handset maker Nokia said on Tuesday. “It is not a technology question, it is more like a supply-chain issue at the moment,” Tapani Ryhanen, head of strategic research at Nokia …more

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Marvell Shares Hammered After Bad News – Down ~15% Today

Marvell Technology’s shares were sinking a day after the chipmaker said third-quarter revenue will be less than expected and told investors it will restate past financial results because of discrepancies in its past stock-option grants. The news took the shares down more than 15% in early trading Tuesday. The stock was recently off $2.94 to …more

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AMD to be at 45nm in 2008

Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) is proceeding to switch 90% of its desktop-processor production to the 65nm node by the end of 2007, according to motherboard makers familiar with AMD’s latest roadmap. In mid-2008, AMD is scheduled to implement 45nm process technology, with the aim of making further cost reductions, said the makers. By the end …more

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Chip sales rise to record $20.5 billion

Global sales are up, but analysts are concerned that the strong increase will lead to slower growth next year. Global sales of semiconductors rose 10.5 percent to a record $20.5 billion in August from the year-ago period, and increased 2.1 percent from July, the Semiconductor Industry Association said on Monday. The previous record for one-month …more

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Marvell Tech Cuts Revenue Outlook

In a double-dose of bad news, Marvell said third-quarter revenue will be less than expected and told investors it will restate past financial results due to discrepencies in its past stock-option grants. Shares of Marvell were halted prior to the announcement. Marvell blamed the shortfall to slumping demand among its hard-disk drive customers. Marvell said …more

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Netflix offers $1 million for a better review

Netflix, the popular online movie rental service, is planning to award $1 million to the first person who can improve the accuracy of movie recommendations based on personal preferences. To win the prize, which is to be announced Monday, a contestant will have to devise a system that is more accurate than the company’s current …more

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Nvidia to launch DirectX 10 chip in mid-November

Nvidia is expected to announce the world’s first DirectX 10-compliant graphics chip, the GeForce 8800 (codenamed G80), in the middle of November, graphics card makers revealed. However, despite the advantage of early launch, demand for the new graphics processing unit (GPU) will depend on penetration rate of the new Windows Vista OS and availability of …more

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AMD/ATI Merger Receives Merger Control Clearance in Taiwan

Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. and ATI Technologies Inc. today announced that the Fair Trade Commission of Taiwan has cleared the proposed acquisition of ATI by AMD. This is a good start, but by far not the end of the merger process! The proposed acquisition, announced on July 24, 2006, still remains subject to the approval …more

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Hackers claim zero-day flaw in Firefox

The open-source Firefox Web browser is critically flawed in the way it handles JavaScript, two hackers said Saturday afternoon. An attacker could commandeer a computer running the browser simply by crafting a Web page that contains some malicious JavaScript code, Mischa Spiegelmock and Andrew Wbeelsoi said in a presentation at the ToorCon hacker conference here. …more

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Dell starts free computer recycling program in the U.S.

Dell Inc. said Thursday it will launch a free computer recycling program in the U.S. on Friday. It only works on Dell systems and Legit Reviews fully supports Dell’s latest move to become green! Dell owners can visit the company’s Web site, enter product information numbers of used Dell computers and printers, print a prepaid …more

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Only a ‘moron’ would buy YouTube: Mark Cuban

Billionaire investor and dot-com veteran Mark Cuban had harsh words on Thursday for YouTube, the online site that lets people share video clips, saying only a “moron” would purchase the wildly popular start-up. Pretty harsh words from Mark Cuban, but I guess he does have a point! Cuban, co-founder of HDNet and owner of the …more

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PayPal pays $5.2M to settle lawsuits

EBay’s PayPal payment division will pay $3.5 million to consumers and $1.7 million to 28 states in settlements for two different actions regarding its notification of users regarding their rights, the company said Thursday. The online payment company will establish a $3.5 million settlement fund to conclude a class-action lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court …more

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