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Can't say as we blame them - you can only support old software for so long.  However, coming on the heels of their other forced upgrades (meaning components of Windows Update even if you have automatic updating turned off), it certainly doesn't look good.Microsoft Corp. will force users of its aged MSN Messenger instant messaging software to upgrade to Windows Live Messenger 8.1 in response to a vulnerability in the older program that was made public Tuesday.According to a blog post by a Microsoft security program manager who identified himself only as "Anand," the instant messaging service will require users to update to the safe Live Messenger 8.1."We will soon configure the service such that... Read more...
Perhaps in the not-so-distant future, when Patriots Running Back, Lawrence Maroney starts acting a little daffy after running the ball one too many times "up the gut", the training and medical staff of the Pats can defer to the data collected in his helmet recorded over the last few drives up field. Sports equipment manufacturer Riddell is developing new sensor-equipped helmet technology that will flag those crushing blows to the noggin as detected by a series of on-board accelerometers. And there's some big money that could follow behind this tech, as you can imagine...  "To shed light on the biomechanical causes of concussions,... Read more...
Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. Closes $1.5 Billion Offering of 5.75% Convertible Senior Notes due 2012 SUNNYVALE, Calif – August 14, 2007 --Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (NYSE:AMD) today announced the closing of its offering of $1.5 billion aggregate principal amount of 5.75% Convertible Senior Notes due 2012. The notes were privately offered to qualified institutional buyers pursuant to Rule 144A under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended. AMD received net proceeds from the offering of approximately $1.48 billion after deducting discounts, commissions and estimated offering expenses. AMD used the net proceeds, together... Read more...
What is the one item that you cannot live without? It probably comes as a shock to most of us, since our main world is probably the computer screen, but the most popular item is not the computer (with Internet of course), for now. A recent study done by Edison Media Research Inc. has shown that more and more Americans are relying on the Internet for information and entertainment. While the percentage is growing, it has not yet surpassed the old and trusted television set. "When consumers were asked to choose the ‘most essential’ medium in their lives, 33 percent selected the Internet, just behind TV at 36 percent. Those figures were significantly higher than radio at 17 percent and newspapers... Read more...
According to the Financial Times, Apple is preparing to offer a video-on-demand download service that will offer prime content from Hollywood's major movie studios -- and at a price point and length of rental that could make tumbleweeds blow through your local video rental store and mail order rental houses. A film would cost $2.99 for a 30-day rental. Its digital rights-management software would allow films to be moved from a computer to at least one other device such as the video iPod or iPhone. The software would prevent movies being copied. One studio executive said the service would “compete against cable companies and anyone else offering VOD into the home”.... Read more...
Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. to Offer $1.8 Billion of Convertible Senior Notes SUNNYVALE, Calif. - April 23, 2007 - Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (NYSE:AMD) today announced its intention to offer, subject to market and other conditions, $1.8 billion aggregate principal amount of Convertible Senior Notes in a private offering to qualified institutional buyers pursuant to Rule 144A under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended. Under certain circumstances, the notes are convertible into cash up to the principal amount and into shares of AMD's common stock with respect to any conversion value above the principal amount. The interest rate, conversion price and other... Read more...
AMD to Present at Morgan Stanley Technology Conference and Update First Quarter Guidance SUNNYVALE, Calif. - Mar. 5, 2007 - AMD (NYSE:AMD) Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer Hector Ruiz will present at the Morgan Stanley Technology Conference today at 10:30 a.m. PT (1:30 p.m. ET) and will update the company's first quarter 2007 guidance. Ruiz will discuss that AMD is unlikely to meet its previously estimated revenue guidance of $1.6 to $1.7 billion for the first quarter of 2007 as well as provide a product and technology outlook. A real-time audio webcast of the presentation will be available at this link.... 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 and other material information may be discussed during the presentation. A real-time audio webcast of the presentation will be available at: https://www.corporate-ir.net/ireye/conflobby.zhtml?ticker=AMD&item_id=1473686 A replay of the webcast can be accessed at this site approximately one hour after the conclusion of the live event and will be... Read more...
Presenting the Fatal1ty F-I90HD Motherboard For fast paced high definition lifestyles February 11, 2007 - Universal abit is revealing the next generation entertainment center for fast paced high definition lifestyles. Based on the ATI RadeonTM Xpress 1250 chipset, and developed in cooperation with 12x computer gaming world champion Johnathan "Fatal1ty" Wendel, the Fatal1ty Performance F-I90HD motherboard is catering to everyone who wants to enjoy the benefits of the Digital Home without holding back on performance. abit is the pioneer of HDMITM integration on motherboards, unleashing the true power of HDTV and High Definition gaming on your PC. The small Micro ATX form factor is ideal... Read more...
Online retailing continues to grow at a frenetic pace. And internet savvy consumers know that you can trust online retailers and package delivery services to save you at the last minute at Christmastime. U.S. Web spending during the work week before Christmas grew 38 percent to $2.25 billion from last year. Holiday shopping as measured by the Reston, Va.-based research group doesn't include travel, auctions, or large corporate purchases. The brisk last-minute gift business prompted comScore to raise its forecast for the full year by $100 million to $24.7 billion, 26 percent above 2005. It's... Read more...
Hard drive shuts itself off after detecting the laws of gravity Samsung introduced today two new lines of hard drives featuring an optional free-fall sensor. The M80 SATA Series and M80 Series drives can optionally be fitted with a free-fall sensor that will park the drive and turn it off upon sensing a drop of 30cm or about a foot. Both lines use Perpendicular Magnetic Recording (PMR) technology and come in a 2.5" form factor. The M80 SATA and M80 Series are Samsung's first hard drives based on PMR technology. Unlike traditional longitudinal recording technology, which lays data bits end to end where they can flip and corrupt data on the disc, PMR technology places the data bits perpendicular... Read more...
Looking to expand their presence on the airwaves, Google has been hiring folks for their radio sales department in an attempt to expand their advertising in offline media. There's also been some rumor of a possible Google buyout of Clear Channel, though Clear Channel has declined to comment on the issue. This all comes as Google plans to start testing their Google Audio Ads by the end of this year. "It made a clear move into radio in January when it agreed to pay more than $1 billion, depending on performance, for dMarc Broadcasting Inc., which connects advertisers to radio stations through an automated advertising system. It's all part... Read more...
With such a small market share (2.8%), I'm suprised the Packard Bell Division is still around. Since Lap Shun Hui sold eMachines, I can not imagine his motovation for this purchase. NEC, Japan's third-largest electronics conglomerate, said it sold its holdings in Packard Bell BV to Lap Shun Hui, former co-founder of eMachines, a maker of low-cost PCs that has since been bought by Gateway Inc. NEC declined to comment on the price. Packard Bell BV has annual sales of around 130 billion yen ($1.09 billion), but has been in the red for several years. NEC is the top seller of home-use PCs in Japan but its computer sales have been unable to gain momentum... Read more...
Comcast knows you hardly every leave the house. They're already selling 23 million customers like you cable television and broadband internet and VoIp phone. They've decided to take up the remaining few minutes of your waking life by selling on-demand movie downloads right over the wire they already have running into your house. According to one source that spoke with Gizmodo, Comcast will ensure that users get the movies as quickly as possible by uncapping the bandwidth limits in place on an account for the duration of the download. If that is indeed the case, those pesky 6Mbps bandwidth caps may disappear until customers have finished... Read more...
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