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After Manhunt 2 was banned in the UK and the ESRB gave it an Adult Only (AO) rating, things looked bleak for the game.  The AO rating is more or less a death knell for a game that plans to release on consoles, as Sony and Nintendo both forbid AO titles to be published for their systems.We know that as of 2 weeks ago, Rockstar and Take 2 were... Read more...
The European Commission is joining various US courts in examining the legal rights and wrongs of Rambus.  Apparently the EC is taking issue with Rambus allegedly not properly disclosing all of its patents to potential customers who were interested in acquiring licenses for other Rambus technology.By not telling customers that Rambus held patents... Read more...
Rumors of the death of HD-DVD have been - well, you know the old saying.  Recent moves by retailers like Blockbuster have led to speculation about the demise of HD-DVD.  Today, however, Paramount gave HD-DVD a needed boost, by saying, rather than releasing titles on both Blu-ray and HD-DVD, as they had decided in 2005, they were switching... Read more...
It's coming, and it'll be here faster than you can think of it. The end of analog TV.  On February 17th, 2009, all analog TV broadcasts in the United States will cease.  Part of the transition process is a coupon program, whereby consumers will receive up to two $40 coupons for a digital converter box that will interface to their analog TV.... Read more...
OCZ Technology Introduces High-Speed DDR3 within the Flex XLC Series for Ultimate Performance and Optimal Cooling Options Sunnyvale, CA—August 13, 2007—With the goal of providing proprietary technology combined with the latest industry platform hardware, OCZ Technology Group, a worldwide leader in innovative,... Read more...
South Korean DRAM giant Hynix has recently crafted the world’s fastest and smallest chip for cell phones and other portable devices. The Incheon-based company said that the chip is the first 1 GB mobile DRAM, built on 66nm process technology, to be commercially available in the industry. “The finer processing geometry reduces die size and... Read more...
As data centers grow and their power bills approach the market value of the hardware and software platforms that are employed within, several companies including IBM are aiming to trim down their power expenses and to implement new “green” technologies. In fact, data center energy consumption reaches $2.7 billion per year in the U.S. and $7.3... Read more...
One of the most significant blows dealt to Rockstar's Manhunt 2 came when the British Board of Film Classification (BBFC) banned the sale of the game in the UK.  Now Rockstar is appealing that decision, but it’s not known whether or not they’re offering to change the game to get a new rating, or if they’re simply using a new argument.... Read more...
It's been only years after a combination of powerful hardware and software allowed Deep Blue to defeat World Chess Champion Garry Kasparov, and now researchers have announced the completion of an ‘unbeatable’ checkers program. “After 18-and-a-half years and sifting through 500 billion billion (a five followed by 20 zeroes) checkers positions,... Read more...
OCZ Technology Group Releases the World’s First Production 1800MHz DDR3 Solution Sunnyvale, Calif—July 19, 2007—OCZ Technology Group, the worldwide leader in innovative, ultra-high performance and high reliability memory, today unveiled the next step to achieving maximum performance on the latest PC platforms... Read more...
As a result of the speculated rise in price of computer memory chips, shares of Samsung, Hynix, and other major producers rose today. Shares of South Korean company Samsung, the largest producer of DRAM in the world, rose 1.2% today, whereas the runner-up, Hynix, also based in Korea, climbed 4.3%. Other companies including Powerchip, Nanya,... Read more...
Super Talent Ups the Ante with DDR3-1600 CL7 And Ships World's First 2GB 1333MHz DDR3 Module San Jose, California - July 3, 2007 -- Super Talent Technology, a leading manufacturer of DRAM memory modules and flash storage solutions, today launched three significant new DDR3 kits.... Read more...
IBM was out yesterday with a new blade chassis they are aiming towards small to medium size businesses. (SMB) The idea is to allow businesses that have previously needed a room full of separate servers to integrate them all together and handle the ever-growing list of different essential business computing applications like anti-virus, firewalls,... Read more...
It seems a given that the upcoming Apple Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) will place a heavy emphasis on the next iteration of OS X, "Leopard", and of course we can expect to hear a lot about the iPhone as well.  What many people might not have been expecting is that Apple plans on hosting a lot more workshop sessions, many of which... Read more...
Experts believe that DRAM prices are near rock bottom. Inventories remain strong, which means that prices are not likely to increase significantly anytime soon. As DRAM prices increased just slightly on Thursday and Friday, shares of Samsung, the number 1 DRAM chip maker, rose 3.9%. Other major DRAM manufacturers, including Hynix, Elpida Memory,... Read more...
DRAM manufacturing is not sexy. It's a substantial market -  $34 billion dollars worldwide in 2006, slated to grow to $46 billion by 2010- but  it's unlikely to have a made-for-TV-movie made about it anytime soon. But it's a small point of honor for South Korea that they are the world leader in the manufacture of DRAM, and it appears they... Read more...
OCZ Technology Announces the Worlds First AM2 Optimized Memory Kit Sunnyvale, Calif. - May 7, 2007 - OCZ Technology, a worldwide leader in innovative, ultra-high performance and high reliability memory, today unveiled a unique memory kit for AMD enthusiasts and power users. The new PC2-5400 Titanium... Read more...
Are you holding off on buying RAM because prices keep going down, while at the same time major players continually release faster modules?  If so, you'll want to read this article that ExtremeTech wrote on the subject: "A new report from market research firm DRAMeXchange says that DRAM contract prices may finally hit bottom sometime during... Read more...
The gang over at CRN have managed to sit-down with AMD's CEO Hector Ruiz for an in-depth interview. Although the interview mainly focuses upon the economic status of the company, there are some interesting tidbits of information regarding AMD's upcoming K8L core and how AMD plans to roll out the technology. AMD's "Barcelona"... Read more...
When he was a first year student at the MIT Media Labs, Paulo Blikstein built a water-based device that could handle two Boolean operations, AND and XOR.  And after making a few hardware revisions, ended up building a 4-bit adder out of some strategically cut acrylic and rubber tubing.... Read more...
IBM has found a way to allow memory to deliver data closer to the rate at which processors request it by replacing embedded SRAM in computer chips with a new kind of DRAM developed specifically for use in microprocessors. IBM's "eDRAM" or embedded DRAM will help boost performance in future multi-core processors,... Read more...
AMD Offers New Products, Expands AMD64 Longevity Program to Further Support Embedded Market -Second-Generation AMD Opteron processors and AMD Athlon 64 X2 dual-core processors added to AMD64 Longevity Program; AMD Geode LX900 processor debuts; increased support for AMD's embedded systems customers- Embedded World... Read more...
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