NVIDIA First-Quarter Profits Jump 41 Percent

First-quarter profits jumped more than 41% at Nvidia, topping the Street’s expectations. In the period ending April 30, the graphics chipmaker on Thursday said it earned $90.7 million, or 23 cents a share. That was up from the previous year, when the company earned $64.4 million, or 18 cents a share. Sales rose 17% year …more

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Memory Chipmakers Settle Antitrust Suit

Three of the world’s largest memory chipmakers have agreed to pay $160 million to settle a private lawsuit alleging that they conspired to fix prices for the DRAM chips used in personal computers. The private antitrust suit in a San Francisco federal court is related to, but separate from, an ongoing criminal investigation by the …more

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Google opens up with new features – Trends and Co-Op

Google announced new features Wednesday that it said will let ordinary people influence its famously secret search algorithms, as well as see what the entire world is searching for at any given moment. That new openness became a theme of the day at its Mountain View headquarters, where executives used product announcements and vision statements …more

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Toshiba unveils first HD DVD laptop – Qosmio G35-AV650

Toshiba has introduced the first laptop capable of playing next-generation, high-definition DVDs. The Qosmio G35-AV650 supports the HD DVD format, which Toshiba helped develop, and also plays standard DVDs. Its dual drive can write data onto both standard DVDs and dual-layer discs. Legit Reviews was also saw this Toshiba notebook at CES 2006 and posted …more

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ATI Soon to Offer Quad Crossfire GPU Solution

Fudo over at The Inq believes that ATI is working on an answer to Quad SLI and planning to release their quad solution this summer. No word on pricing or naming yet, but the rumors and information leaks are starting to happen right now. We also know that ATI is planning to introduce its own …more

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Plan for .xxx domain dropped

Internet regulators reject plans to create a domain for pornography websites ending with the .xxx suffix. No big shocker here! Advocates of the exclusive domain had argued that it would make it easier for web users to locate – or avoid – pornography online. Conservative opponents of the plan said it would legitimise pornography, while …more

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Yahoo, Telemundo form US Hispanic Web business

Yahoo Inc. and NBC Universal Television’s Telemundo said on Wednesday that they will merge their Web properties targeted at the U.S. Hispanic market into a joint Internet business, Yahoo! Telemundo. The two companies said they will merge some staff and share advertising revenue from the new venture, but neither will make an equity investment in …more

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Microsoft announces ‘Live Anywhere’ online gaming service

Microsoft Corp. co-founder Bill Gates on Tuesday announced a new cross-platform gaming service that integrates games played on cell phones, Xbox 360 consoles and the upcoming Windows Vista operating system. The “Live Anywhere” service will be available as part of Windows Vista, Microsoft’s next-generation PC operating system. The consumer version is scheduled for release early …more

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First WB Movie Downloads now we have Fox shows sold at iTunes for $1.99

Apple Computer Inc.’s iTunes Music Store has started selling TV programs from Fox Entertainment Group’s networks, including shows such as ”24.” Shows for sale will cost $1.99 each to download and will come from the News Corp. unit’s networks including Fox and FX as well as the 20th Century Fox Television library. In addition to …more

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Warner Brothers to start selling movie downloads

Warner Brothers is to start selling film downloads via the internet using the same technology once blamed for helping people swap illegal copies. The Hollywood studio has reached a deal with the web company Bit Torrent, which uses peer-to-peer technology to allow the quick distribution of large files. Warner says users will be able to …more

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Alienware Launches New SLI Notebooks: Aurora m9700 and Aurora mALX

Alienware has introduced two new ultra-powerful mobile systems loaded with dual NVIDIA GeForce Go 7900 GPUs: the 17″ Aurora m9700 and the 19″ Aurora mALX. As Alienware’s most powerful desktop replacements to date, the Aurora m9700 and Aurora mALX provide the ultimate notebook gaming expierence. The Aurora m9700 is the industry’s first and only 17″ …more

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Rumor: Intel might sell memory chip unit

It is rumored that Intel has separated their memory and processor production, which is making some industry analysts believe that Intel might spin something off. Since Intel isn’t going to spin off their processor line anytime soon some are thinking that they might kick the memory portion of the blue chip giant. Intel Corp., the …more

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Microsoft Xbox 360 HD DVD Player Due for Holidays

Microsoft Corp. will release an HD DVD player for its Xbox 360 video game machine in time for the 2006 holiday season and will have 10 million of its next-generation consoles to market before its rivals debut their new systems Microsoft got a head start when it released the Xbox 360 in November. Rivals Sony …more

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Dell Price Cuts Helping Only So Much

Is Dell fighting yesterday’s war? That’s one possibility that weighed on the shares of the world’s No. 1 PC vendor in the wake of its announcement Monday that its first-quarter financial results would once again come up short. Faced with slowing demand and increased competition, Dell unsheathed its most trusted weapon in the first quarter: …more

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