Google buys stake in AOL and inks advertising deal

Google has invested nearly $1 billion for a 5 percent stake in AOL and to enter into an advertising partnership. I wonder if we will see Google Text ads nn AOL Instant Messenger (AIM) conversations in the near future. Google Inc. agreed to invest $1 billion for a 5 percent stake in Time Warner Inc.’s …more

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Over Half of the UK government websites contain HTML errors

Some 60% of UK government websites contain HTML errors, according to a study by the University of Southampton. Looks like one of the coders will be in some hot water now that the news story is out. The Southampton University report found that 61% of these websites did not fully comply with guidelines from the …more

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ATI Cruises Past Estimate

ATI’s second-quarter earnings fell 40% from a year ago, as margins contracted following a repositioning in its desktop division. Excluding items, ATI’s earnings were well ahead of estimates and the company issued solid guidance for the current period ATI earned $34.1 million, or 3 cents a share, in the quarter, compared with $57.2 million, or …more

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Nintendo Revolution Details Leak Out

Nintendo’s Revolution console will be powered by a 729MHz processor – 50 per cent more clock cycles than its predecessor in the GameCube – and a graphics chip set to run at 243MHz, it has been claimed. Who knows if these rumors are true, but if they are it is good news for Nintendo fans. …more

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G70 is to G71 as R580 is to…

Not to be outdone by nVidia’s release of the G71, ATi has released info to its partners about the new R580+ chip. If you’ve taken the SATs and read the title carefully, you may already know the difference between R580 and R580+. The R580 is simply a process shrink of the existing R580 core to …more

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Intel Launches New Ruggedized PC Platform For India

Intel Corporation today officially launched an innovative PC platform that has been developed exclusively to meet the needs of rural villages and communities in India. Now if they can just invent a way for them not to be stolen! The aptly named Community PC platform was defined by Intel after intensive ethnographic studies in rural …more

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Quake 4 v1.1 Patch Recalled — Widescreen Monitor Bug

One of our readers informed me that he saw a post over at ShackNews that claims Quake 4 v1.1 patch that was released yesterday is already recalled. If you have the patch you might want to disable the widescreen support ASAP. In case you missed it, id Software has recalled the Quake 4 1.1 patch …more

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Western Digital Launches The 6GB Passport Pocket Drive

Western Digital Launches The 6GB Passport Pocket Drive

Western Digital today introduced a miniature digital storage device that holds as many as five two-hour feature-length movies, 1,700 digital photos, 1,500 songs or thousands of documents, enabling consumers to effortlessly take their digital library wherever they go. The new USB 2.0 WD Passport Pocket Drives, about the size of a matchbox measuring about one-third …more

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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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