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One of Apple's main rivals, Creative Technology, has been awarded a patent for the interface used on many digital music players.
With this laptop, Samsung is sticking its tongue out at Apple and going “Hah, ours is bigger!”
The search for a truly universal DVD burner has finally ended, even as Blu-Ray and HD-DVD looms on the horizon. The brand new Sony DRU-810A can burn any DVD recordable format, and burn with alacrity.
Dell is so fed up with all those stickers from Microsoft and Intel that it has to put on PCs it makes that it's stomping its mighty foot.
Server sales for all operating systems increased. Linux systems lead the pack with 45.1 per cent revenue growth, although its 11.5 per cent share of the overall market remains small relative to Windows and Unix systems.
RATHER THAN rely on reporters coming to see AMD after keynote speeches, the smaller chip company - known as Cheapzilla - had human bots in on the sessions.
While chip makers AMD and Intel duke it out in the industry's latest antitrust battle, users are left with some questions. Whether achieved legally or illegally, has Intel's overwhelming domination of the chip market made PCs more or less expensive?
Intel is currently working with software developers to design middleware application software for the Linux operating system (OS) for its Viiv consumer PC platform to reduce the cost.
The full specs for the upcoming Cell processor have been released. The four companies developing the new chip finally provided all the details, following hints in February and sneak glimpses earlier this month.
We now know how to pronounce it! Intel officially launched its new Viiv brand today at the Intel Developer Forum. As we noted earlier, it's targeted at the living room PC, and is geared towards making the PC work like any other piece of consumer electronics. From Intel's press release:
Previously ECS ELITEGROUP was known for economy class offerings, but there has been some success of late with a few different platforms in the enthusiast market by ECS, but associated with low cost "bang for the buck" type systems. When the nForce4 Ultra based KN1 Extreme arrived at my doorstep and I indulged in it's build and feature set, I must say I was quite impressed.
No other segment of the computer component manufacturing industry has seen such a dramatic level of price gouging as the graphics cards business. Street prices for Nvidia's 6-series and ATI's X800 neared the unprecedented $1000 mark. This time Nvidia launched the GeForce 7 in volume, bringing graphics card pricing back to a more reasonable level.
The analyst firm said today that it believes the impact of multicore on the IT infrastructure will accelerate with each generation of multicore processors.
Japan's Hitachi Ltd. on Wednesday unveiled the world's first hard disk drive/DVD recorder that can store one terabyte of data, or enough to record about 128 hours of high-definition digital broadcasting.