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Another day, another report of tight supply of finished electronic goods due to shortages of lowly but vital components like IC chips and printed circuit boards. According to Digitimes, Nintendo will have to continue to delay expanding production of its wildly popular Wii gaming console because of  component shortages. With the delay of its plans, any easing of the Wii shortages in the worldwide market is unlikely to be seen in the second half of 2007, said the component makers. Since Nintendo launched Wii in November 2006, the company has only introduced the games console... Read more...
What was that old saying?  "The reports of my demise have been greatly exaggerated?"  This appears to be the case with Quicken for the Mac, despite Internet reports of its cancellation. The Macintosh version of Quicken is s alive and well, according to Intuit spokesperson Jodi Reinman. Reinman refuted reports floating on the Web that Quicken for Mac has been cancelled, in a telephone interview with Macworld on Wednesday. Following Intuit’s announcement yesterday of a new version of Quicken for Windows, some Mac users have asked the company when the next version for the Mac was to be... Read more...
A new worm has been unleashed that has the capability of deleting MP3 files. Known as the Deletemusic worm, it uses removable devices as a vector. Once the infected device gets accessed, the worm starts its work. It first multiplies onto all drives and is executed when Windows fires up. “‘With so many people relying on their PCs to store their digital music, rather than physical CDs, a worm capable of deleting an entire MP3 collection could leave someone thousands of pounds out of pocket,’ said Orla Cox, Security Operations Manager, Symantec Security Response. ‘We would recommend all users with... Read more...
AMD Reports Second Quarter Results – Microprocessor Unit Shipments Increase 22% Year-Over-Year and 38% Sequentially – SUNNYVALE, Calif. — July 19, 2007 — AMD (NYSE: AMD) today reported financial results for the quarter ended June 30, 2007.  AMD reported second quarter 2007 revenue of $1.378 billion, an operating loss... Read more...
AMD Reports First Quarter Results SUNNYVALE, Calif. — April 19, 2007 — AMD (NYSE: AMD) today reported financial results for the quarter ended March 31, 2007.  AMD reported first quarter 2007 revenue of $1.233 billion, an operating loss of $504 million, and a net loss of $611 million, or $1.11 per share.  These results include ATI acquisition-related and integration charges of $113 million, or $0.21 per share, and employee stock-based compensation expense of $28 million, or $0.05 per share.  In the fourth quarter of 2006, AMD reported revenue of $1.773... Read more...
According to an article from Engadget, Europe and South Korea are developing a "Robot Ethics Charter" in order to govern the manufacturing and use of robots to including ethical standards. If this wasn't already sci-fi enough, guess where the a great deal of inspiration for the charter is being found? Isaac Asimov's "three principles", a concept from his 1942 book I Robot, is being used as inspiration for both Europe and S. Korea's charters. In the end, when the robots rise, it won't be a cool slathering of mud spread across your thermally... Read more...
AMD Reports Fourth Quarter and Annual Results - Fourth Quarter Microprocessor Unit Shipments Set New Record, Increasing 26 Percent Year-Over-Year and 19 Percent Sequentially - - Fourth Quarter Mobile Processor Revenue Increased 85 Percent Year-Over-Year and 41 Percent Sequentially - SUNNYVALE, Calif. -- January 23, 2007 --AMD (NYSE: AMD) today reported financial results for the quarter ended December 31, 2006. As a result of AMD's acquisition of ATI, fourth quarter financial results include the results of the former ATI operations1 beginning October 25, 2006. Because comparison of fourth quarter... Read more...
Apple Computer Inc.'s iPod has conquered the portable music market, is making inroads in video, and may turn out to be a video game player as well, game maker Electronic Arts Inc. is betting. Many potential gamers already carry iPods, easily the most popular portable music players sold. Now they can listen to music while also playing EA iPod titles that include "Tetris," "Mahjong" or "Sudoku." EA, the world's largest video game maker, has built a stable of 11 iPod games since September and sells them for $4.99 each on Apple's iTunes online store. Why not?... Read more...
In what seems to be a significant victory in AMDs ongoing Antitrust case, Federal court orders Intel and 3rd Parties to produce Foreign Discovery in AMD vs. Intel U.S. antitrust suit. AMD today announced a significant legal victory in its ongoing antitrust suit against Intel Corporation. In an order effective yesterday, the Federal District Court in Delaware overruled Intel's objections and ordered it to produce documents and other evidence bearing upon Intel's exclusionary conduct outside of U.S. borders. AMD believes that the production of this foreign discovery will contain evidence of anticompetitive... Read more...
Avis is teaming up with Autonet Mobile to offer a WiFi hotspot that serves the rental car, and about a hundred foot radius around it. Autonet Mobile's In-Car Router is about the size of a laptop and draws power from the car's cigarette lighter outlet. The hardware itself is a bridge for a cellular provider's 3G network (Avis will likely have contracts with 3G providers around the country), acting as a WiFi gateway for those connected to it. Other 3G-WiFi bridges are already available from the likes of Linksys and Kyocera, but this appears to be the first targeted exclusively at vehicles. Business... Read more...
HKEPC reports that Intel's upcoming G35 (Bearlake G+) IGP chipset will have complete support for both HDMI connections and HDCP. With Vista and high-definition formats such as HD-DVD and Blu-Ray promising to utilize HDCP, the inclusion of this technology is surely a necessity for Intel should they wish to hang onto the market share they currently have. Thankfully, the HDMI connection will also simplify things for users as the single cable can handle both audio and video duties. Unfortunately, the HDMI spec calls for 3.3V instead of the 1.2V which the motherboard can... Read more...
Fudo over at The Inquirer reports that AMD's upcoming "4x4" platform will support no less than 4 discrete graphics cards. Here, AMD has called upon NVIDIA for a chipset to power the platform and has been provided with the nForce 680a. This chipset is comprised of a traditional north and southbridge pairing which provides enough PCIe lanes to support 2 PCIEx16 and 2 PCIEx8 slots. Supposedly, the chipset itself is nothing more than two nForce 590SLI chipsets on a single motherboard, though additional features such as hardware router functionality will help keep the hype... Read more...
TechWeb is reporting that software publisher Electronics Arts has purchased Digital Illusions CE (DICE). DICE is well known for their role in the development of the widely popular Battlefield series of games.  This was a strictly cash offer by EA with the acquisition taking place immediately. Shareholders will be paid a cash value of $9.20/share on Oct 16 when the transaction completes.   DICE, based in Stockholm, Sweden, will be integrated into the EA studio, where it will work on Battlefield and develop new products for the PC, consoles and other platforms. DICE Chief Executive... Read more...
Though the RIAA has filed lawsuits against thousands of people, many of the cases are settled out of court. Those who defend themselves have found mixed success fighting the RIAA, with results ranging from successfully winning their case, to loosing to the RIAA by default. In a recent case, the defendant has requested that their hard drive be examined by an independent party, much to the dismay of the RIAA. "As one might expect, Arellanes isn't too keen (PDF) on the idea of sending her hard drive to an RIAA star chamber for examination. Citing... Read more...
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