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Intel prepares to close Philippine plant

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Intel is expected to shut its test and assembly plant in the country within the year, in a move that has stunned its employees and the local industry. Top company officials informed local employees during a meeting… Go To Full Article

Ericsson shows off its 4G LTE technology

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Ericsson recently unveiled its M700 platform, a next-generation mobile chipset for 4G LTE broadband that will offer up to 100Mbit/s download and up to 50Mbit/s upload rate. The announcement comes during the same week of CTIA 2008… Go To Full Article

Nehalem's new CPU socket is bigger and more robust

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THE NEW, LARGE LGA1366 socket for uni-CPU (Bloomfield) and dual-CPU (Gainestown) 2008 Nehalems is not just 20 per cent bigger on each side than the LGA775 for the current Penryns. It contains nearly 600 extra pins for those QPI links,… Go To Full Article

Quake 3 on iPod Touch with Multiplayer

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So we've been playing around with Quake 3 and Apple's iTouch. Scott grabbed the icculus source and with a few modifications had it running pretty quick. Here's a video of him with two iTouch's in multiplayer. Go To Full Article

Creative Backs Down on Vista Driver Debacle

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In the wake of last week's driver debacle, Creative has finally decided to back down for PR purposes. Modder Daniel_K, author of the offending Vista drivers, has had his posts on the Creative forums reinstated. According to Creative the move… Go To Full Article

Geforce 9500GT faster than 8600GT

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Geforce 9500GT specifications are finally out. The new Nvidia entry level card works at 550MHz, Shaders work at 1375MHz and memory at 1600MHz. The card still uses 128 bit memory interface, but the good news is that it performs better… Go To Full Article

Hypesphere: nothing to Gates' Windows 7 "next year" quote

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irst, the quote that started it all. It's perfect "Chairman"-speak because it doesn't really tell you anything, but it gets the press and blogosphere hot and bothered, and hey, free press is great. Are you ready for the quote that… Go To Full Article

Commercial Introduction of GDDR5 to Spur Another Round of Graphics War

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Although both leading developers of discrete graphics processing units (GPUs) recently introduced their new dual-chip flagship offerings, there is stagnation on the market of single-processor graphics cards. Radical performance increase of standalone chips may be expected along with the launch… Go To Full Article

Microsoft Windows 7 Due Next Year, Says Microsoft Chairman

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The chairman of Microsoft Corp., Bill Gates, said at a news-conference that the world’s largest maker of software is on-track to release its next-generation operating system (OS) sometime in 2009. Certain indirect claims of Microsoft confirm this timeframe, which was… Go To Full Article

Average Selling Prices of Discrete Desktop Graphics Cards Continue to Plummet

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Even though end-users acquired unprecedented number of discrete desktop graphics cards in the fourth quarter of 2007, it seems that customers shifted back to more affordable solutions from higher-end graphics boards earlier during the year, which negatively impacted average selling… Go To Full Article

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