YouTube coming soon to cell phones

YouTube is coming to mobile phones–or, to be more precise, a small slice of YouTube is coming to some Verizon Wireless phones. While its explosively popular Web site is free, YouTube’s phone-based version will require a $15-a-month subscription to a Verizon Wireless service called VCast. Verizon Wireless and YouTube said the service would be available …more

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Microsoft Vista adoption to outpace XP, analyst says

Adoption of Microsoft Corp.’s Windows Vista operating system will happen at a faster pace than any previous operating system release, a software analyst predicted last week. I’m not sure how fast the enthusiast community will move over, but I’m guessing it will be pretty quick as some great new game titles will be coming out …more

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Web sales down on Black Friday

EBay was the online winner this “Black Friday,” data published on Saturday showed, but overall Internet traffic growth was well below last year’s even as bargain hunters tracked down sought-after toys and electronics on the Web before “Cyber Monday.” Overall traffic to the Nielsen/Net Ratings Holiday eShopping Index, which tracks more than 120 online retailers, …more

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Shift to larger TVs favors LCD over plasma

Plasma TV suppliers such as Panasonic maker Matsushita Electric, already outnumbered by the rival LCD camp, are expected to lose further ground as LCD TVs encroach on the 40-inch-class market, a plasma stronghold. “This Christmas season probably is the last chance for (plasma TV makers) to promote 42-inch models. By this time next year probably …more

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First Pictures of ATI R600 Published

One of the major things that grabs everyone’s attention when first looking at these pictures is the odd placement of the die. Southeast Asia-based media has published photos of what is claimed to be ATI?s next-generation R600 graphics processing unit (GPU). Without giving any particular details, the photos reveal somewhat strange placement of the relatively …more

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Server Growth Steps up 4.4% to $13 Billion in Q3

Demand for servers perked up during the third quarter, the fastest growth rate in four quarters and the best third quarter since 2000, according to a survey by market-research firm IDC. IDC found that server revenue increased 3.5% year over year to $12.9 billion. Legit Reviews recently purchased some servers from Tyan to upgrade the …more

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Microsoft Gets Vista To Comply With US Antitrust Ruling

Microsoft’s Windows Vista OS doesn’t pose antitrust issues so far, according to the latest status report on Microsoft’s compliance with the U.S. antitrust settlement. The company has addressed all of the bugs identified relating to how third-party middleware software interacts with Vista, according to the report, filed in U.S. District Court in Washington, D.C. As …more

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Microsoft says Office unfazed by Google threat

One of the two new heads of Microsoft’s Office software team downplayed the threat from Google’s Web-based word-processing and spreadsheet applications, saying they are unlikely to appeal to corporate customers. Microsoft will release the long-awaited Office upgrade to business customers next week along with its new Windows Vista operating system, which has been more than …more

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Over 500 million mobile broadband users by 2010

New alternative technologies will contribute just six percent of the forecast 500 million mobile broadband users globally by 2010, according to research firm Strategy Analytics. Despite all the hype surrounding alternative technologies like WiMAX, it is iterations of existing technologies which will dominate the mobile broadband arena in the short term, said the research firm. …more

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Dell earnings beat Wall Street estimates

Dell Inc. the world’s second-largest personal computer maker, reported on Tuesday quarterly earnings per share that topped Wall Street’s average estimate, sending its stock up nearly 10 percent. Net income for the third quarter ended November 3 was $677 million, or 30 cents per share, but Dell provided no comparison with the year-ago period. Revenue …more

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Global chip plant usage rate falls to 88.6 percent

The utilisation rate of the world’s microchip plants fell to 88.6 percent in July-September from 91.2 in the previous quarter, an industry group said on Tuesday, suggesting capital spending on chip equipment may slow. This news has caused chipmakers Intel, AMD and NVIDIA to drop a little bit on the news that wafer starts are …more

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NVIDIA Launches the SLI Marketplace!

NVIDIA Corporation today announced a revolutionary new shopping experience for gamers?the NVIDIA SLI Marketplace. By consolidating more than 50 different destinations, including system builder sites, e-tail sites and eBay item listings, the NVIDIA SLI Marketplace is the premier destination in the U.S. for every PC gamers? hardware needs. Located on NVIDIA?s SLIZone, a thriving community …more

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AMD Congratulates Nintendo on the Launch of Wii

AMD today congratulates Nintendo on the successful launch of the revolutionary Wii video gaming console. The AMD “Hollywood” graphics processor resulted in Nintendo delivering a brand new level of immersive gameplay and interaction for consumers in North America. “Nintendo’s fresh approach to the way people play video games is generating a tremendous amount of excitement …more

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Samsung has slimmest phone LCD at 0.82 millimeters thick

Samsung Electronics has developed what it claims is the thinnest LCD (liquid crystal display) panel, just the thickness of a credit card, designed for use in mobile phones. I’d like to have one, but it seems they won’t have them in production till the end of 2007. The screen measures 0.82 millimeters thick and, combined …more

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