Hard Drive Shipments See Record Increase In 2005

The global hard disk drive (HDD) industry set an all-time record for growth in 2005, with shipments rising a stunning 71 million units for the year. A total of 376 million hard drives were sold in 2005, which is an amazing number! Global HDD shipments increased to 376 million units in 2005, up 23% from …more

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Rumor: Sony Playstation 3 Not Ready

Fellow journalist Charlie Demerjian blew off some steam this morning when he posted a blurb about the Sony Playstation 3 and how it is having a number of problems coming to the retail market. He states that companies are still bidding on components and that the current hardware wont fit in the case they designed. …more

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Microsoft Fiji follows Vista, but will Vista Delays Hurt Fiji?

Microsoft has a code name for the next version of Windows, but why is everyone making a big deal out of this? Shouldn’t we all be worried about Vista? All the buzz today is about Microsoft Fiji and Vienna, but I might have grand children by the time those come out! Microsoft has not shared …more

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Microsoft releases three Windows patches

Microsoft Corp. released three critical patches Tuesday for its Windows operating system, including one to fix an Internet Explorer browser flaw that had already been exploited in some Internet attacks.Users can go to http://www.microsoft.com/security to download the Microsoft patches. As part of Microsoft’s routine, monthly security update cycle we released five new security updates on …more

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The IRS reviews PayPal accounts for unreported income

Are you one of the many people that sell things on eBay and keep the money off your income records? If so, you better keep an eye out in the mail box for some nasty mail from the IR. It seems that our IRS has enough time to examine PayPal accounts for people that are …more

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Apple Releases Remote Desktop 3

Apple Computer Inc. today unveiled the third generation of its desktop management software, Apple Remote Desktop 3. Its suggested retail price would run at $299 for managing up to 10 systems and $499 for managing an unlimited number of systems. Apple Remote Desktop 3, the award-winning desktop management system for Mac OS X has more …more

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Gartner: Half Of Corporate PCs Can’t Run Microsoft Vista

If you want to get Windows Vista when it comes out, you probably should be thinking about new hardware, according to the research firm. It estimates that about half of corporate PCs aren’t powerful enough to run the forthcoming operating system. This is great news for the video card and memory industries! Among the major …more

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Comcast and Sony Plan Horror Network Channel

Comcast Corp., the biggest U.S. cable television provider, and Sony Corp. plan to create cable’s first video-on-demand horror network to increase ad sales. I’m not sure how I feel about these commercials that I am not able to fast-forward through, but they are coming. The channel will be available to Comcast customers Oct. 31. The …more

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Red Hat to buy software maker JBoss

Red Hat Inc., a developer of open source software, said Monday it has agreed to buy software maker JBoss for $350 million in stock and cash. The acquisition, split 40 percent to 60 percent between cash and Red Hat common stock, is expected to be completed in May. Red Hat develops software based on the …more

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Former President of Rambus Sells 14.7 Million Dollars In Stock

David Mooring, a former president of Rambus and a current member of its board, pulled in $14.7 million in February and March by exercising options to buy and then sell the company’s stock. In January he took in $8.5 million. Rambus shares are on fire this year, having risen more than 160 percent since the …more

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Sun Microsystems Fires 200 Employees

Sun Microsystems Inc., working to return to profitability after more than four years of losses, said it fired 200 workers in the group that makes the company’s most powerful computers, used to run corporate networks. The job cuts represent 7 percent of the work force responsible for developing server computers built with the company’s SPARC …more

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China Tries To Control Online Gamers By Limiting XP Points

China has over 30 million online gamers, many of which play online games like World of Warcraft. In an attempt to limit the time gamers are online they are trying to make in-game penalities when playing for long periods of time. The longer you play the weaker the character gets. I find this a very …more

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Intel Pentium D 805 is a bargain at 134 Dollars

Did you hear that Intel released a new processor called the Pentium D 805? We learned about it over the weekend from a local retailer and we are impressed with what you get for the price. The Intel Pentium D 805 is a dual core Smithfield processor running at 2.66GHz on the 90nm process. Want …more

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AMD raises Athlon 64 processor prices

AMD today unveiled Opteron price adjustments which relegate the 1xx CPUs’ presence on its public price list to mere ‘call for details’ status. Today also saw the debut of Opteron x56 two-way and four-way server chips and a slight price hike on thier Athlon 64 and Athlon 64 X2 processor lines. The 256 and 856 …more

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