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Sad news tonight, folks.  CNET Editor James Kim was just found dead.  He and his family were on a holiday trip when their card was stranded in blinding snow.  James left his wife and kids in the card while he went on foot for help, but he never made it. More details are available in this story on CNN. "The body of a San Francisco... Read more...
DigiTimes is reporting that both Intel and TSMC are in good shape with their respective 32nm node development, and that both companies have already tested prototypes. Of course, it will still be some times before the nodes have matured to the point where commercial products will be produced on them, but they are "on the way";... Read more...
First Gary Kasparov loses his match with IBM's Deep Blue, and now Vladimir Kramnik loses to Deep Fritz... "BONN, Germany (AP) - World chess champion Vladimir Kramnik lost his final game in a match against computer program Deep Fritz on Tuesday, ceding a hard-fought Man vs. Machine series... Read more...
Intel Demonstrates Its First Mobile Wimax Baseband Chip Next Step Toward Integrated WiMAX/Wi-Fi Technology for Future Laptops, Mobile Devices SANTA CLARA, Calif. and HONG KONG, Dec. 6, 2006 - Intel Corporation today announced design completion of its first mobile WiMAX baseband chip. Combined with the company's previously announced single-chip,... Read more...
What if you could rig it so that competing with your flagship product was against the law? Under 1998's Digital Millennium Copyright Act, breaking an anti-copying system is illegal, even if you're breaking it for a legal reason. For example, it's against the law to compete head-on with the iPod by making a device that plays Apple's proprietary Read more...
Google's Gmail has been available for some time now, though up until now it's always held onto the Beta tag. Google has ended their long Beta test of Gmail, and now anyone can sign up for the service without the need for an invitation or cell registration. If you're still one of those folks without a Gmail account, head on over... Read more...
Magma(R) Design Automation Inc. announced today that the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (PTO) will reexamine U.S. Patent No. 6,725,438 (the'438 patent), one of three patents at issue in a lawsuit between Magma and Synopsys Inc. pending in the U.S. District Court in the Northern District of California. With this... Read more...
Motorola, Inc., has received the 2006 IEEE Standards Association (IEEE-SA) Corporate Award in recognition of its "outstanding contributions to IEEE standards, which allow people to be mobile and connected across the globe." Motorola has been a leader in the creation of many IEEE standards. Most... Read more...
EETimes reports: Executing on its goal of keeping pace with archrival Intel Corp., Advanced Micro Devices rolled out its first 65-nm x86 CPUs Tuesday (Dec. 5). The new Athlon 64 X2 cuts die size in half and power by a third in existing 90-nm desktop processors. AMD is maintaining its position as a fast follower of giant Intel with plans to... Read more...
Hello All! We're writing to let you all know that we've just posted a fresh article where we evaluate the features, bundle, and performance of EVGA's e-GeForce 7950 GX2 card. Here's a snip from the piece: "As you would expect form a card with a pair of G71 GPUs and 1GB of... Read more...
When we first took a look at the Gigabyte GA-SN-SLI Quad Royal motherboard a few months back, we gave it solid praise, yet lamented on what we thought was an exciting opportunity. The board was capable of supporting up to four individual PCI-e based graphic cards, but the Quad Royal was only able to support two GeForce cards running in... Read more...
If you've ever wondered what some of today's top supercomputers are up to, this article on CNN explains many of the more common applications.  Some of them are used for tasks like forecasting weather, designing safer more fuel-efficient cars, mapping DNA, exploring the cosmos and even calculating the... Read more...
TeleSky and 60 SkypeOut Minutes Now Available With Purchase of Two New ASUS Motherboards Taipei, Taiwan, - ASUSTeK Computer Inc. (ASUS), the worldwide leader of motherboards, today announced that the ASUS TeleSkyTM telecom adaptor will now be included in the package of the M2N/TeleSkyTM and P5B/TeleSkyTM motherboards. The TeleSkyTM telecom... Read more...
AMD DRIVES NEXT GENERATION OF ENERGY-EFFICIENT COMPUTING WITH 65NM TECHNOLOGY TRANSITION AMD continues track record of on-schedule process technology transitions with rapid conversion to 65nm SUNNYVALE, CALIF. - Dec. 5, 2006 - Launching the next generation of energy-efficient computing, AMD (NYSE: AMD) today announced the transition to 65nm... Read more...
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