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AMD badly screws up earnings warning

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AMD IS NOT QUITE as cunning as it thinks it is. Its negative preannouncement of profit warnings was timed to have minimum impact on the stock but has ended up angering every analyst I've talked to. It may have been… Go To Full Article

Crysis CES Demo Clips

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I walked by the Nvidia booth today, only to get suckered into another playthrough of the CES Crysis demo. My goal this time was to launch as many North Korean soldiers into the air, only to have them plummet to… Go To Full Article

Vista Sales Stronger Than Expected

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"I think these results could be classified as 'strong,' or at least 'stronger than expected,'" NPD analyst Chris Swenson said in an e-mail interview. "Although Vista dollars were slightly lower than XP dollars in its first full month, I consider… Go To Full Article

The First BitTorrent Optimized Microprocessor

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IAdea Corporation, a Taiwan-based licensee of BitTorrent technology, and Star Semiconductor Corporation, an affiliate of the semiconductor giant UMC Group, jointly announced the availability of STR9810/20 -- the world's first BitTorrent-optimized microprocessor chip. Most of the BitTorrent… Go To Full Article

Windows Home Server Preview

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At the 2007 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas this week (see my special report), Microsoft previewed its long-awaited Windows Home Server (WHS) product, a Windows Server 2003 R2-based server for consumers that dispenses with the complexities of most… Go To Full Article

NVIDIA GeForce 8600, 8500 and 680SE

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While NVIDIA wasn’t showing off anything impressive at the show, there was a lot of very good NVIDIA news that we kept running into at CES. At ASUS we saw a mobile GeForce 8600 and 8400, later on during the… Go To Full Article

Three HD Layers Today, Ten Tomorrow

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While Toshiba has publicly announced its achievement, Ritek is disclosing behind closed doors at CES its own achievements in multi-layer HD optical media. Ritek claims to not only have been able to produce a three-layer and four-layer HD optical discs,… Go To Full Article

RIP BluRay - Porn Industry to use HD-DVD

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Knowing their audience quite well, the adult entertainment industry holds their annual get together in Las Vegas to coincide with the CES. There is also a very pertinent crossover between the adult and tech industries - porn has a tendency… Go To Full Article

Creative Technology Shows Off Audio Card for PCI Express

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Creative Technology, a maker of digital media players and various multimedia devices, showcased its first audio card for modern PCI Express bus at the Consumer Electronics Show 2007. Specs of the product are unclear, but it is remarkable that Creative… Go To Full Article

DFI Infinity 975X/G Mainboard

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New BIOS versions have dramatically changed DFI Infinity 975X/G that was considered a not very overclocking-friendly solution in the past. Now it turned into an excellent product, especially taking into account its low price. Go To Full Article

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