AMD Shares Drop on Warning

Chipmaker Advanced Micro Devices sank early Friday after warning of soft fourth-quarter sales. The company said late Thursday that fourth-quarter sales, excluding ATI-related segments, would rise 3% sequentially to roughly $1.37 billion. Analysts were looking for $1.44 billion. LR posted this news yesterday in this post. Early Friday, Citigroup and a slew of brokerages downgraded …more

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Pirate Bay launches bid to buy country

The well known file sharing site “The Pirate Bay” have announced that thèy plan on buying their own country! They hope to raise £100 Million through donations to buy a small ex gun platform called “Principality of Sealand” left over from World War 2. Sealand is actually a Sovereign nation located just six miles off …more

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AMD Updates Fourth Quarter Outlook

AMD today announced revenue, excluding ATI-related segments, for the fourth quarter ended December 31, 2006 is expected to increase approximately three percent from the $1.33 billion reported in the third quarter of 2006. Fourth quarter operating income, excluding ATI-related segments and acquisition-related charges, is expected to be positive but substantially lower than in the third …more

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Intel countersues in Transmeta case

Intel has filed a countersuit against Transmeta in an ongoing patent infrongement disagreement between the two companies. Transmeta first sued Intel in October, saying Intel’s Pentium and Core PC processors violate 10 Transmeta patents. Intel, in a court document filed Tuesday, denied it had infringed any Transmeta patents, instead accusing Transmeta of infringing seven of …more

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Prosecutors file first charges in HP spying case

Prosecutors on Wednesday filed the first federal charges in the Hewlett-Packard spy scandal, accusing a Colorado private investigator of fraudulently obtaining private phone records of HP directors, employees and reporters who covered the company. The charges against Bryan C. Wagner, a self-described “little guy” in the alleged conspiracy, suggest that prosecutors are taking a “bottom …more

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Nokia says iPhone “quite interesting”

Apple’s iPhone is an interesting product, but its sales goal is not very high, Anssi Vanjoki, the head of the multimedia unit at Nokia was quoted as saying on Thursday. Apple unveiled its much-anticipated take on the smart phone on Tuesday, presenting a sleek device with a large screen that combines a phone, an iPod …more

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Tech Stocks Lead Rally on The Stock Market Today

Buyers were having their way on Wall Street Thursday, and the major indices were rallying, albeit down from earlier highs, led by the tech sector. The Dow Jones Industrial Average was recently up 82 points, or 0.7%, at 12,524, and the S&P 500 was adding 9 points, or 0.7%, at 1424. The Nasdaq Composite was …more

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Intel invests in Kingston-affiliated IC design house Skymedi

Intel has invested in Skymedi, a memory controller IC design house in which Kingston Technology has a stake, according to Skymedi. Skymedi is the second Taiwan-based memory controller IC design house in which Intel has invested in eight months. The US chip giant took a 10% stake in InComm Technologies in June 2006, and its …more

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Cisco Sues Apple Over Use of iPhone Name

Apparently, when Apple released their latest and greatest piece of hardware, the iPhone, they didn’t quite have permission from the company that owns the rights to the name. Cisco, the world’s largest networking equipment maker, sued Apple for trademark violations just moments after Steve Jobs took the stage to announce the new iGadget. Apple Inc.’s …more

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January 10th News from Around the Web

Wednesday’s News from Around the Web We have a brand new ASUS EN8800 GTX installed on our high-end Core 2 Duo gaming machine. We dive into the gaming experience delivered in six popular new games. See how NVIDIA’s newest generation dominates the competition’s fastest offering. “In Oblivion the ASUS EN8800 GTX rips through the game …more

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Cheaper Core Micro-Architecture: Core 2 Duo E4300 CPU Review

January 21, Intel is expected to begin shipping its Core 2 Duo E4300 processor that lowers the price bar of CPUs with the Core micro-architecture to $163. A few days before this date we are ready to give you comprehensive tests of the highly promising product. Released in the last summer, Intel’s CPUs with the …more

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Most Wanted Games of 2007

The year that will be known most commonly as 2006 was particularly exciting for gamers worldwide. Next generation console gaming finally arrived, despite the stock-shortages and pre-Christmas stutters. On top of that a whole host of brilliant games were released in 2006; Company of Heroes, Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion and Half-Life 2: Episode One will …more

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Intel 45nm “Penryn” Tape-Out Runs Windows

Intel’s 45nm CPUs might get here sooner than later Sources inside Intel have confirmed the company recently received the taped-out 45nm Penryn processor. Reports from the ensuing champagne toast claim the first Penryn boot was capable of booting Windows. Even though the processor is labeled as “A0” silicon, or first revision, the successful boot is …more

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Warner Officially Announces Dual Format HD Disc

Warner Home Video have announced the release of their new “Total Hi Def” disk. The new disk will play on both a HD DVD and a Blu-Ray disk player. The disks are printed on both sides, with one side having HD DVD data and the other with Blu-Ray data. This is the best of both …more

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