AMD's PIC canned as OLPC production begins

AMD announced in its third quarter SEC filing that it has ceased the manufacture of their Personal Internet Communicator (PIC) product for emerging markets due to lack of material revenue.

SMBs to get Office 2007 on Nov 30 at CompUSA

Small business owners will be able to pick up a box of Vista Business and Office Small Business 2007 at certain CompuUSA stores beginning on November 30.

AMD's Opteron shows muscles in supercomputer list

The 28th list of the world's 500 most power supercomputers was published one day ahead of the official opening of the SC06 supercomputing conference. The top-10 of the list saw major changes, partially due to three new AMD Opteron systems, which are ranked in Position 2, 9 and 10. Extra: Image gallery

Nvidia vs. The World - opinion

Nvidia's latest financial results have proven that the company does not need to buy into the merger talk that followed AMD's purchase of its major rival, ATI, recently.

Vista RTM downloads on Bittorrent

It hasn't even been out of the nest a full week yet, but already those nefarious software pirates who drive prices up for everyone else have taken the little birdie known as Windows Vista and begun passing it around the interwebs like a hot potato.

NEC develops new 3.5" LCD module

NEC LCD Technologies announced the successful development of a 3.5", quarter high definition (QHD) system-on-glass (SOG) LCD module (LCM) for mobile devices.

Microsoft's Jim Allchin stresses that Vista users will need anti-virus

Exchange 2007 to RTM in December

Exchange Server 2007 will be released to manufacturing in December and be available to customers within a number of days after that, Microsoft officials have confirmed.

Kentsfield quad-core processors to sell for less than $1200

Chicago (IL) - While Intel reportedly is gearing for a launch of its quad-core processors on Monday next week, a wide range of etailers has begun pre-selling or even selling the Core 2 Extreme QX6700 processor. A 1000-unit price of $1000 and a very limited availability indicated a scenario of potentially inflated etail pricing of the CPU, but at least the initial list of retailers will sell the processor for about the same price as a dual-core Core 2 Extreme X6800.

IBM announces quad-core servers, supercomputer cluster

Armonk (NY) - IBM will offer its System x servers with Intel's upcoming Xeon 5300 quad-core processors, which are expected to be announced early Monday next week. The company claims that the new x models will deliver "three to four times performance of systems that IBM offered less than twelve months ago."

AMD previews 4x4 platform

Munich (Germany) - AMD chose to reveal first official details about its 4x4, dual-socket processor platform at a PR event in Munich. 4x4 apparently is still on track for a November release, while AMD's U.S. representatives aren't ready yet to talk about the firm's answer to Intel's quad-core CPU. AMD confirmed at the event that 4x4 will be introduced with an Nvidia chipset and prices around $1000.

Gateway announces 24" 1080p desktop LCD

Gateway has added two new desktop LCDs to its monitor lineup. A 22" and a 24" complement the already existing 19" and 21" models and also integrate HDCP functionality that allows users to watch movies from HD DVD or Blu-ray media.

Velocity Micro dives into holiday season with Vector GX PC

Semi-Custom PC builder Velocity Micro introduced today the Vector GX Holiday Edition computer, and as the name suggests, becomes the company's frontrunner for spiking holiday sales.

Google became unwitting mediary for Kama Sutra worm, affected 50,000

Due to posts on Google's official Google Video blog group that contained a link to a computer worm, the Internet search giant is now apologizing, with reports that some 50,000 viewers and subscribers to the group were potentially affected.

Qimonda intros 183 MHz DDR memory for handheld devices

Qimonda today announced availability of 183 MHz, DDR-366 mobile RAM devices. Targeted for use in compact mobile devices such as smartphones and PDAs, the new chips come in a 512 Mbit (64 MB), 60-ball FBGA package and use the same 1.8 volt power supply of preceding 133 MHz (DDR-266) chips.

Intel announces volume shipments of 65 nm NOR flash MLC products

Intel has announced what it called the industry's first volume shipments of 65nm NOR flash multi-level cell (MLC) products, including the 65 nm 1Gb monolithic part for cell phones.

44 quad-core CPUs = 9000 Pentium Pro processors, says Intel

Ahead of the Super Computing 2006 (SC06) conference, which will open its doors on November 11, Intel announced new server cluster software tools and provided more information about its Clovertown quad-core processor, which industry sources expect to debut on November 12.

Flood of GeForce 8800 cards hit the market

Culver City (CA) - Today's release of the Nvidia GeForce 8800 graphics benchmarks has spawned a flood of video card announcements. Card makers large and small, including BFG, PNY and XFX, have announced new 8800 GTX and the slightly more affordable GTS cards. BFG announced a GeForce 8800 GTX PCI Express card with 768 MB of RAM and a GTS card with 640 MB of RAM. Both cards are available today and sell for $700 and $500 respectively. BFG also announced a special water-cooled GTX edition that fits in a single slot. That card will sell for $800.

Velocity Micro announces first pre-configured Geforce 8800 PC

Enthusiast PC builder Velocity Micro is first out of the gate to announce a computer that is available with Nvidia's new Geforce 8800 graphics cards. The standard configuration of the "Velocity Raptor" is priced at $7400 and includes two EVGA 768 MB Geforce 8800 GTX cards, an EVGA-built Nforce 680i motherboard, Intel's Core 2 Extreme X6800 processor, four 150 GB WD Raptor hard drives in RAID configuration, as well as a 18X and an 16x DVD burner. A monitor is not included in this setup.

Nvidia fires away with new Geforce 8800 GPU

Nvidia today introduced its latest and greatest graphics chip, the Geforce 8800. Previously code-named G80, the new GPU offers more functionality and a significant rise in the sheer power of the GPU - including DirectX 10 support and a capable physics engine. Extra: Image Gallery