Xbox 360 Pricing Revealed

Subject: General Tech | August 17, 2005 - 04:15 PM |
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This link from Mercurty News has been floating around that points to the official pricing of the upcoming Xbox 360 console.  MS even has the official PR on their website.

The company will sell a high-end Xbox 360 model that will come with  a standard 20-gigabyte hard disk drive for $399.

AMD Announces Official Technology Alliance With "Austin City Limits"...

Subject: General Tech | July 8, 2005 - 06:43 AM |
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AUSTIN, TEXAS -- July 7, 2005 --AMD (NYSE: AMD) announced today that it is an official technology partner and sponsor of 'Austin City Limits' public television program, America's longest running live music television broadcast which airs nationally on more than 300 PBS stations every week. AMD is also announcing it is co-sponsoring the Austin City Limits Music Festival, an annual three-day music festival that is one of America's favorite outdoor live music events, attracting an estimated 65,000 attendees per day.

Source: AMD

Intel and Corning Enter Joint Development Agreement

Subject: General Tech | July 6, 2005 - 05:21 PM |
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CORNING, N.Y., July 6, 2005 — Intel Corporation and Corning Incorporated (NYSE:GLW) have entered into an agreement to develop ultra low thermal expansion ULE® glass photomask substrates required for Extreme Ultraviolet (EUV) lithography technology. These substrates are needed to develop low defect EUV photomasks to enable 32nm node high-volume production using EUV lithography.

Intel And Revelations Drive New Online Film Distribution Models

Subject: General Tech | July 6, 2005 - 05:21 PM |
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SUN VALLEY, Idaho, July 6, 2005 — Revelations Entertainment and Intel Corporation today announced the formation of a new digital entertainment company focused on distributing premium movies directly to consumers over the Internet, connecting filmmakers to film fans worldwide.

Nine major firms agree to AMD discovery requests

Subject: General Tech | July 2, 2005 - 06:30 PM |
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AMD takes the next step in its lawsuit by sending out discovery requests to companies asking for their cooperation. 9 companies so far have agreed to cooperate. Stop by The Inquirer to read the full article.


Fourteen of the companies have already responded and nine have said they will work with AMD. Best Buy agreed to comply without limitations. Toshiba acknowledged receipt and refused to negotiate.
Source: The Inquirer

Press Releases

Subject: General Tech | June 30, 2005 - 07:53 PM |
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Sorry for the delay everyone. Been pretty crazy on my end with work and the new version of vBulletin currently in beta.


Here are some press releases from AMD and Intel that have built up in my inbox. One that is of particular note, and interest,  is AMD's antitrust complaint against Intel. I'm sure many of us are anxious to see what comes of this. I'll do what I can to get developements of this up as soon as possible.

Source: AMD

Hardware Discussion: Xbox 360 and Sony PS3

Subject: General Tech | June 24, 2005 - 09:04 AM |
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Anandtech has a published an article that goes into some detail comparing the Sony PS3 and the Xbox 360's hardware specifications including the CPU and GPU. 

On a purely hardware level, ATI's Xbox 360 GPU (codenamed Xenos) is quite interesting. The part itself is made up of two physically distinct silicon ICs. One IC is the GPU itself, which houses all the shader hardware and most of the processing power.

Source: AnandTech

Logitech USB headset w/boom mic on the block

Subject: General Tech | June 21, 2005 - 09:02 AM |
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Everything USB gives the Logitech Premium 350 the close eye.

Techspot Previews Quake 4

Subject: General Tech | June 21, 2005 - 08:17 AM |
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TechSpot has a few tidbits about Quake 4 for your viewing pleasure.


You can discuss the article in our own forums.

The Quake series is undoubtedly one of the most popular in the first-person-shooter (FPS) genre ever.

Source: Tech Spot

Elite Bastards has something to F.E.A.R.

Subject: General Tech | June 20, 2005 - 06:12 PM |
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The folks over at Elite Bastards have a little something to say about the new F.E.A.R. Multi-Player demo that was released recently.
But really, if it was made by Monolith, it must be good ;)


You can discuss the F.E.A.R. MP demo in our very own forums.


The guys at Monolith have found a new way to approach the traditional first person shooter genre.

AMD64 Technology Speeds 'Shark Boy & Lava Girl' By Robert Rodriguez To The Big Screen

Subject: General Tech | June 14, 2005 - 05:16 AM |
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AUSTIN, TX -- June 13, 2005 --AMD (NYSE: AMD) announced today that the latest movie by Robert Rodriguez, 'The Adventures of Shark Boy & Lava Girl in 3-D' was created using dual AMD Opteron™ processor-based servers and workstations at Rodriguez' Troublemaker Studios in Austin, Texas. The story of 'Shark Boy and Lava Girl' was conceived by Robert Rodriguez' young son Racer Rodriguez and opened in theaters across the United States on Friday.

Source: AMD

Intel Establishes $200 Million China Venture Fund

Subject: General Tech | June 14, 2005 - 05:15 AM |
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BEIJING, June 13, 2005 - Intel Corporation today announced the establishment of a US$200 million venture capital fund to invest in Chinese technology companies developing innovative hardware, software and services.

IBM, Intel And Synopsys Announce MEDATI For Design Engineers

Subject: General Tech | June 14, 2005 - 05:14 AM |
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*MEDATI = Mobile Electronic Design Automation Technology Initiative

ANAHEIM, Calif., June 13, 2005 — IBM, Intel Corporation and Synopsys Inc. today announced a 'mobile-aware' technology initiative to bring mobile design tools to the electronic design automation (EDA) market segment, aimed at increasing the productivity and flexibility of design engineers.

Intel Celebrates 20 Years In China

Subject: General Tech | June 14, 2005 - 05:10 AM |
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BEIJING, June 13, 2005 - Intel celebrated its 20th anniversary in China today with hundreds of Chinese government officials, customers and industry partners. Further reinforcing the company's 20 years of strong commitment to China's development, Intel also announced new investments to help inspire and stimulate Chinese innovation, advance education and support the community.

Nokia and Intel Collaborate on WiMAX Broadband Wireless Technology

Subject: General Tech | June 12, 2005 - 12:19 PM |
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ESPOO, Finland and SANTA CLARA, California- Nokia and Intel Corporation today announced a cooperation to accelerate the development, adoption and deployment of WiMAX technology, helping to bring new capabilities and data services to mobile users over high-speed broadband networks.

Battlefield 2 Tweak Guide

Subject: General Tech | June 12, 2005 - 12:17 PM |
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The folkes over at Tweak Guides have put together a 2 page guide on how to get the new Battlefield 2 demo up and running with as little fuss as possible. They also include links to download the 260mb demo.

Source: Tweak Guides

Intel Second-Quarter Business At High End Of Expectations

Subject: General Tech | June 10, 2005 - 06:20 AM |
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SANTA CLARA, Calif., June 9, 2005 -- Intel Corporation expects revenue for the second quarter to be between $9.1 billion and $9.3 billion, as compared to the previous range of $8.6 billion to $9.2 billion, primarily driven by ongoing strong demand for notebook products.

AMD To Hold Technology Analyst Day

Subject: General Tech | June 9, 2005 - 08:48 PM |
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SUNNYVALE, CA -- June 8, 2005 --AMD (NYSE:AMD) today announced that it will hold a financial analyst meeting at approximately 9:00 a.m. ET (6:00 a.m. PT) on Friday, June 10, 2005 in New York. AMD President and Chief Executive Officer Hector Ruiz and members of AMD's management team will deliver key presentations regarding AMD's microprocessor business. Forward-looking and other material information may be discussed during the presentations.

Source: AMD

Tune In And Enjoy The Ride

Subject: General Tech | June 8, 2005 - 04:57 PM |
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ALVISO, Calif. — June 8, 2005 — For TV-loving road warriors, leaving home often means leaving their favorite shows behind. But just in time for the busy summer travel season — the Travel Industry Association (TIA) predicts a record-breaking 328 million trips will be taken from June to August — millions of people will now be able to hit the road, rails or friendly skies with their favorite TV shows in tow. TiVo Inc.

Seattle Is 'Most Unwired City' In America

Subject: General Tech | June 7, 2005 - 05:23 PM |
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SANTA CLARA, Calif., June 7, 2005 — Seattle is now the most unwired city in America, according to Intel Corporation's third annual 'Most Unwired Cities' survey released today.


In a rapidly changing wireless landscape, Seattle narrowly unseated former top position holders San Francisco (2004's Most Unwired City ) and Portland , Ore. (2003's Most Unwired City ).