Intel resumes Celeron D 315/326 offerings for channel

Intel re-offered its desktop-use Celeron D 315 and 326 processors on 23 July in an attempt to compete with AMD's Sempron CPU lineup, according to sources.

Thermaltake introduces NAS-RAID drive storage system

Thermaltake introduced its Muse N0001LN NAS-(Network Attached Storage-) RAID drive storage system.

Samsung claims to introduce highest-density MMC cards

Samsung Electronics announced today that it has developed the industry's highest density MultiMediaCard (MMC)-format flash-memory card, based on its most advanced multi-level cell (MLC) NAND flash memory.

Second Hand Smoke: The Demise of Objective Benchmarking

The most interesting fallout from the recent AMD/ATI acquisition is going to be the impact it has on reviewers. Although I doubt that there will be any immediate impact on traditional benchmarking scenarios, I don't doubt that objective comparisons through performance testing will cease to have much relevance to the greater population in the near future.

Pentium D prices fall due to Core 2 intro, some Athlon 64 X2 prices follow

As expected, the official entry of Intel's new Core 2 Duo and Core 2 Extreme processors into the "in stock" category from major retailers is pushing street prices for dual-core Pentium D 900 series processors down, over 10% since last Tuesday and down about 40% since 18 July, according to the latest figures from PriceGrabber.

Up to $16,000: Core 2 Duo computers flood the Net

Westlake Village (CA) - A flurry of new computer announcements based on Intel's latest dual-core processor is hitting the Internet. Several computer companies are releasing specs on business and gaming desktops that use the Intel Core 2 Duo and Core 2 Extreme processors. The processor was official launched today and several companies including Alienware, Dell, Gateway, Velocity Micro and Voodoo PC are introducing new computers.

Intel is back: Core 2 Duo launches

Santa Clara (CA) - In a confusing series of events, Intel today introduced its much anticipated Core 2 Duo processor. First, it wasn't so certain until recently that the desktop and mobile CPU would launch simultaneously; then, we saw different release dates around the globe with numerous publications breaking embargo dates; in the end, Intel broke its own embargo and released the processor in the US a few hours early.

Official: Intel releases Core 2 Duo, Core 2 Extreme

Core 2 Duo in detail: Past, present and future (22 images) ...

The long road to Conroe

Santa Clara (CA) - History may credit AMD almost as much as Intel with the creation of the Woodcrest, Conroe, and Merom architectures, the latter two of which Intel released today. In 2004, AMD effectively threw down a very sizeable gauntlet, challenging Intel on every conceivable front, including retail outlets and courtrooms, to innovate or perish. In good time, Intel responded, with a marketing program and technology initiative that many felt was contrived, inconclusive, lacking vigor.

Conroe, Merom release expected from Intel at 11:30 PST

Reuters this morning made public the news that is still hours away from being made official: Intel will officially unveil its Conroe and Merom processor architectures into its Core 2 Duo series, in a gala announcement slated for 11:30 Pacific Time this morning.

Samsung's 4 GB Vista flash SSD to be priced under $200

Following the announcement of its 4 GB solid state disk (SSD) flash drive late yesterday, Samsung today clarified some open questions and provided additional information about the product to TG Daily. According to a spokesperson, the drive will be targeting owners of high-end PCs that intend to accelerate the performance of their Windows Vista PCs. The drive is likely to be available to system vendors to be pre-installed into new PCs as well as to the retail market to enable users to upgrade PCs they already own.

AMD says two dual-cores in 4x4 better than one

AMD has gone in hard to defend its marketshare in the wake of some earth shattering dual-core chip releases by Intel due this week.

Samsung readies 4 GB flash drive for Windows Vista PCs

UPDATE 26 July 3:20 PM EST: Samsung's 4 GB Vista flash SSD to be priced under $200 San Jose (CA) - Samsung on Tuesday announced a solid state disk drive that promises to completely eliminate hard drive delays on PCs. The disk is designed to take advantage of Microsoft's ""Ready Boost"" feature in Windows Vista and will be available ""around"" the time the new operating system launches.

Sonic supports Blu-ray on the Mac

It appears Mac's are now equipped to get into the Blu-ray game.

Apple's Mighty Mouse now without tail

Apple today introduced a wireless version of its Mighty Mouse. Sporting the same overall look and providing the essentially same functionality as the original Mighty Mouse, the updated model offers a reliable, secure connection to Mac computers.

Intel, Micron challenge Samsung with first 50 nm flash memory

Santa Clara (CA) - Samsung, which has been leading the NAND flash market with more than 50% market share and is the typically first to introduce a new production process for flash memory may see more competition down the road: The NAND flash joint venture between Intel and Micron, IM Technologies, is first to announce sampling of a 50 nm chip.

AMD's Chutzpah Is Sexy

I cannot believe that I am saying this, but AMD has managed to make itself sexy and alluring. It has done so by buying ATI. Sure, I did harp on in the past about Nvidia buying AMD, but it seems that Nvidia is a mite too arrogant and cocksure for AMD, at least that is the feeling coming from jilted Texan hearts.

Power outage knocks out Myspace

Social networking site MySpace.com was inaccessible for more than 90 minutes as a result of a power outage in its data center.

Powerspec to introduce overclocked Core 2 Extreme PC

PC makers are gearing up to announce their refreshed lines of desktop and notebook PCs when Intel will launch its Core 2 Duo processors this Thursday. One of the first companies to announce a system is Powerspec - the desktop brand of notebook builder Winbook - which will be offering a decked out enthusiast system.

Intel to launch Merom, Conroe on Thursday

Santa Clara (CA) - Intel today confirmed that it will introduce its Core 2 Duo processor will officially launch this Thursday at an event held at the firm's Santa Clara headquarter. Several hundred journalists and analysts are expected to attend the event.