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Ever wish you could help make a game based of you're own ideas?   Well, Acclaim's new project, currently code-named "Top Secret", is a 20,000 strong studio made up of volunteers.   They're making history not only as the largest studio ever, but also the first to enlist the aid of ordinary people... Read more...
NVIDIA's latest beta drivers for Windows Vista, Forceware 101.41, was released to the public last friday and after a great deal of anticipation, the guys over at Bit-Tech have good things to say. Addressing issues such as the functionality of 6 and 7 series GeForce cards in SLI, NVIDIA has added SLI functionality to these cards under... Read more...
Intel And AmberWave Systems Corporation Announce Settlement of Strained Silicon Patent Infringement Litigation and License Agreement SALEM, New Hampshire and SANTA CLARA, Calif., March 5, 2007 - Intel Corporation and AmberWave Systems Corporation have settled all patent infringement suits pending between them related... Read more...
Intel Game Demo Contest 2007 Show us Your Game! Win great exposure and your share of over $95,000 worth of Prizes, including: * Meetings with game company executives -- for a possible bundling deal * A Gateway gaming machine worth at least $3,000 * $5,000 in custom art for your demo * A Giga pass to the Game Developers Conference 2008 * Copies... Read more...
Since Microsoft's failure to comply with the European Union's anti-trust rulings, the EU has decided to crack down further on the U.S. based giant warning that more fines may be imposed. After the 2004 case in which it was ruled Microsoft would pay nearly $497 million euros ($656 million USD) for asking unjustifiably... Read more...
Bill Gates and Co. have been doing their best to promote Windows Vista since its release, but it seems they just cant get a break from Apple's latest "Get a Mac" ad campaign. The ads, which poke and prod at PCs as well as Windows Vista, have as of late focused on security. In a recent press conference, Bill Gates claimed that... Read more...
According to an article from CNN, new strains of the RINBOT and DELBOT virus have been uncovered by technology experts. These nasty viruses make it possible to hijack entire networks and are generally targeted towards businesses. The most insidious discovery about the new strains of RINBOT and DELBOT is that both can now target... Read more...
AMD Demonstrates Accelerated Computing Solution that Breaks Teraflop Barrier San Francisco - Feb. 28, 2007 - AMD (NYSE: AMD) today showcased a single-system, Accelerated Computing platform that breaks the teraflop computing barrier. Organizations are ultimately expected to be able to apply this technology to a wide range of scientific, medical,... Read more...
AMD to Present at Morgan Stanley Technology Conference SUNNYVALE, Calif. -- February 28, 2007 --AMD (NYSE:AMD) today announced that AMD Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer Hector de J. Ruiz will present at the Morgan Stanley Technology Conference at 10:30 a.m. PT (1:30 p.m. ET) on Monday, March 5, 2007 in San Francisco. Forward-looking... Read more...
Google's idea of web based applications have Microsoft thinking. As the idea of web based applications continues to grow, Microsoft is getting busy with plans to keep Microsoft Word, Excel, and Power Point competitive. Ray Ozzie, Microsoft's new chief software architect, does not think the company will develop web-only... Read more...
New AMD Platform Integrates ATI Graphics for The Ultimate Visual Experience For Windows Vista at an Affordable Price -Multiple computer manufacturers committed to offering solutions based on the AMD 690 family- -Merger milestone offers improved customer choice with more than ten motherboard partners on board- Sunnyvale, Calif. -- February... Read more...
R600, ATI's high-end upcoming DirectX 10 GPU, has faced a few bumps in the road, as problems have delayed it from its original intended release in late 2006 to perhaps one as late as mid 2007. But does it really matter? According to an article on The Inq, not really. Graphics companies make their major profits off of the mid-range cards... Read more...
Intel Announces Investment in Rio Rancho, New Mexico Site Fab 11X Retooled to Become Intel's Fourth Factory for Next Generation, 45 Nanometer Technology RIO RANCHO, N.M., Feb. 26, 2007 -- Intel Corporation today announced that it will invest $1 billion to $1.5 billion in its Rio Rancho site to retool Fab 11X for production on Intel's... Read more...
Sony announced recently that it will be offering stand-alone Blu-Ray players for as cheap as $599 with the coming release of the Sony BDP-S300 Blu-Ray player. Sony's first stand-alone Blu-Ray players debuted at prices just under $1000, so the price cut of $400 is definitely a major plus for those looking to add a... Read more...
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