Motorola buys a BenQ R&D center

Motorola Inc. will acquire an advanced research and development center from BenQ in upcoming months. The center has 250 employees that will now work for Motorola in their Libertyville-based Mobile Devices group. An interesting purchase to say the least. Motorola Inc. will acquire an advanced research and development center in Aalborg in “Denmark’s Silicon Valley” …more

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AMD delays launch of 64-bit dual-core mobile processors to June

AMD has postponed the launch of the Turion 64 X2, its first 64-bit dual-core processor, to June 2006, instead of May 9 as originally planned, sources at Taiwan notebook manufacturers indicated. Since Microsoft has delayed Vista is was only a matter of time before other companies hold products back due to slow sales. On the …more

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Gartner: Don’t Expect Vista Until 2Q 2007

Research firm Gartner Inc. on Tuesday said it doesn’t expect Vista, the next major upgrade of Microsoft Corp.’s Windows operating system, to be generally available until the second quarter of next year. The projection is several months later than the software maker’s plans to have all versions of Vista available in January. But in analyzing …more

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Toll Lane Ahead for Internet Traffic?

ISPs say they need to establish a new revenue stream to support continued improvements in the broadband infrastructure, but I do not believe that “Toll Lanes” are the way to do it. Anyone else think this is a load of bull? If so shoot me an e-mail and let me hear your thoughts. The Bell …more

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AMD, Intel Keep Planning For Super Cheap PC

Two of Silicon Valley’s biggest technology rivals will promote initiatives this week to grow their global business by providing low-cost computers to developing countries. Intel is announcing it will spend $1 billion to speed up the marketing of inexpensive computers to such emerging markets as such as India, China and Mexico. Its rival, Advanced Micro …more

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AGEIA PhysX Cards Shipping To Retail Partners

Fudo over at The Inq. found out that AGEIA has shipped thier PhysX card to their retail partners and that reviews are coming soon. Now we just need games to take advantage of these PPU’s, but with titles like Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter (GRAW) coming out we might not have to wait for long. We …more

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Best Buy Already Selling the ATI X1900 GT Video Card

When a reader when to a local Best Buy store and managed to buy an ATI-branded X1900 GT retail card he took it home and noticed the sticker said X1900 GTO! Sure the fact that the bought is a week before it was to be announced is strange, but the sticker having GTO on it …more

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ATI Buys Bitboys and Gains Handheld Intellectual Property

ATI has acquired Bitboys, the Finnish graphics chip developer which now focuses on handset GPU designs but is perhaps best known for pledges made in the late 1990s to ship desktop graphics cards that it claimed would have massively out-performed competing products from the likes of ATI and Nvidia. Bitboys is now going to form …more

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Foxconn Group approaches combined profits of NT$50 billion in 2005

Foxconn has made several smart moves over the past couple years and their combined profits are starting to reflect that. With a net profit of NT$50 billion ($1.6 billion USD) they are one of the largest motherboard makers in the world. Three listed companies under the Foxconn Group ? Foxconn Electronics (the registered trade name …more

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Electronic Arts To Bring Gaming To Mobile Phones – Orcs & Elves

Video game publisher Electronic Arts Inc. on Tuesday said it will offer “Orcs & Elves,” a fantasy role-playing game from the makers of the blockbuster “Doom” titles, to Verizon Wireless customers later this month. I’m still playing Village Sim and Battleship on my Treo 650, so I can’t wait for EA to launch big titles! …more

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Napster offers 5 free tunes — Hopes to gain subscribers

Napster Inc. will offer some music free as part of an effort to drive more customers and advertisers to its Napster.com Web site. Doesn’t sound like a bad plan, but I hope it works. I’m not sure how many will bite the hook and sign up though. Users will be able to listen to more …more

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Marvell Introduces The Prestera 98DX2x5 Packet Processor

Marvell today announced the immediate availability of the Prestera 98DX2x5 family of packet processors for the secure enterprise and metro Ethernet markets. The Marvell Prestera 98DX2x5 family of packet processors enables intelligent, secure service delivery and mobility in converging networks. The Prestera 98DX2x5 enables business continuity and application aware secure service delivery through Layer 2 …more

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CyberPower Custom Build PCs Are Substandard

Low prices and a wide range of component choices are what CyberPower proudly offers their customers. But can a company go too far when it comes to pricing their systems and fail to deliver an equally tempting out-of-box experience? [H]ard|OCP says their systems are substandrad, so read on if you were thinking of buying one! …more

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Immigrants begin US boycott day

Immigrant workers in the US stage a special day of protests to show how much they matter to the economy. Millions are expected to stay away from work and school, and avoid spending money, in an effort to show how much immigrants matter to the economy. Called A Day Without Immigrants, the protest comes as …more

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