IBM-led consortium to build Fab in N.Y.’s Tech Valley

AMD, Chartered, Infineon, Samsung, Sony, and Toshiba, all led by IBM, are investing $1.9-billion towards the construction of a 300mm wafer Fab in N.Y.’s Hudson Valley. The news should bode well for the economy around East Fishskill, and the city of Albany perhaps giving N.Y State’s Tech Valley the same production status as it’s West Coast counterpart Silicon Valley.  In related news ASML manufacturer of lithography equipment, …more

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INTERNATIONAL CONSUMER ELECTRONICS SHOW: Gadgets go global

“….With no major product announcements such as past CES introductions of Microsoft’s tablet personal computers or Xbox game console, Gates instead offered updates on many types of products in use around the globe. Digital music applications have only recently tapped into their full potential, he said, adding that Microsoft is expanding the number of applications …more

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Microsoft AntiSpyware 1.0 beta download

“ Microsoft AntiSpyware is AntiSpyware software that helps to detect and remove spyware and other potentially unwanted software from your computer. Microsoft AntiSpyware helps protect you from spyware’s negative consequences, which can include a slower Internet connection, pop-up advertisements, reduced computer performance, identity theft, and the loss of private information. Real-time Spyware Security AgentsReal-time protection (System Agents), Microsoft AntiSpyware …more

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Epox Nforce 4 ready

“ EPOX IS ALWAYS one of the first companies to have Nvidia Nforce boards ready and this time it is among the first with its Nforce 4 Ultra board. Epox decided not to do Nforce 4 SLI board and it went first with Nforce 4 Ultra. The company might go for SLI board after as its …more

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DFI announces SLI and Ultra boards

“ DFI MIGHT be the first tier two motherboard company which got the green light from Nvidia to make a SLI board. Nvidia told us before that at first only tier one motherboard manufactures might get a licence to do this delicate job. It was too hard and complicated for the others, company sources said. DFI …more

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Bill Gates Promotes ‘Digital Lifestyle’

“Bill Gates believes millions of consumers worldwide would live better if a sea of music, movies, video games and television shows were piped into their earphones, laptops, cell phones, cars and living rooms. In a scheduled speech Wednesday night at the annual International Consumer Electronics Show, the Microsoft Corp. chairman was to explain that the …more

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Desktop Intel Pentium 4 ?Prescott? Processors Can Enable 64-bit ? Rumour

BIOS Update Can Enable 64-bit Capability on Prescott Chips, Says Web-Site “A Taiwan based web-site reported a rumour claiming there is a possibility to enable 64-bit capability on Intel?s latest Pentium 4 microprocessors in LGA775 form-factor using a mainboard BIOS update. While the information may be correct, it is currently highly-unlikely that such operation will …more

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Where is ATI’s X800AIW?

“ THE ATI MULTIMEDIA department obviously followed the practice of delays well used by ATI 3D chip department. ATI delayed and failed to ship pretty much every single card on time in 2004 and X800AIW is no different. Right now, there is no sign or any words indicating that All in Wonder X800 is going to …more

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NV40/45 WDM video acceleration still broken

“ AS WE EXPECTED and announced Nvidia released its Pure Video marchitecture driver together with its Turbo cache marchitecture. Pure Video was a long awaited marchitecture as it finally managed to put video part of some Nvidia Geforce 6 chips to good use. Nvidia proved to the world that it can make a driver, six months …more

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AMD: some of our chips are missing

“ THE INQ got a call from AMD’s HQ in Sunnyvale at midnight last night, but it wasn’t about defective chips swilling around in the channel, or for all we know, sitting in peoples’ machines. No. The ALA wanted to know just how we got wind of AMD World, so we told him the truth: Senior …more

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Fix Windows XP SP2 Installation Woes

“Lots of folks who have installed Windows XP Service Pack 2 have run into an annoying glitch that causes their PCs to restart repeatedly. Microsoft has a patch to fix the problem, which arises from a conflict between SP2′s installation program and an adware application that is lurking on many PC users’ hard disks. Many …more

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AMD Chips in For Portable Video Players

“Advanced Micro Devices has developed a low-power chip that it thinks will make portable video players more compelling by reducing the time needed to transfer content to the devices. The company is expected to announce the chip at the International Consumer Electronics Show this week. Advertisement Portable video players with the new Alchemy Au1200 processor …more

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Intel, Aerosmith to launch new marchitecture

“ ON JANUARY 6TH at Consumer Electronic Show in Las Vegas Intel’s boss Craig Barrett and Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler will announce the UmixIT marchitecture. Using antique techniques of online journalism we discovered that UmixIT is actually sound mixer powered by the famous music application Cakewalk. It?s a way to allow the average chap or chapess …more

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Consumer Electronics Show promises gizmo gasfest

  “ THE INQ begins its long trek out to Las Vegas tomorrow to cover the latest goings-on at the Consumer Electronics Show taking place this week. Before we trade cold, miserable England for cold, miserable Nevada, here’s a preview of what we’re expecting from the show. Although the show doesn’t officially start until Thursday, Wednesday …more

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