Acer to acquire Gateway

Acer Inc. plans to acquire Gateway Inc. in a deal worth $710 million that Acer says will make it the world’s third-largest PC vendor. Under terms of the agreement announced last Monday, Acer will purchase all of Gateway’s outstanding shares for $1.90 per share. The deal has already been approved by the boards of directors […]

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1TB Disc

Blu-ray and HD DVD have pushed the limits of optical storage further than anyone thought possible. But a new technology has emerged which makes the Blu-ray look like a diskette. Mempile in Israel says it’s able to fit an incredible 1TB of data onto one “TeraDisc” which is the same size as CDs and DVDs. […]

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New iMac Computers

Apple updated its iMac computers with a slimmer design, faster chips and glossy screens, hoping to further propel sales that already outpace the rest of the PC industry. The desktop computers now have aluminum casings, replacing the white plastic facade that has defined the computer lineup for years. The new iMacs will come in only […]

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The World’s Fastest Microprocessor

Sun Microsystems announced about a week ago a new microprocessor that it boasts to be “the world’s fastest.” The new processor, officially named UltraSPARC T2, is the successor to the company’s UltraSPARC T1 – with several improvements and architectural changes. The UltraSPARC T2, formerly codenamed Niagara 2, is an eight-core, 64-thread microprocessor that will reach […]

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New LCD Solves Viewing Angle Problem

Virtually everyone has used an LCD display of some sort from a computer display, phone display or a portable gaming device to your HDTV. The problem inherent in the design of an LCD screen is viewing angles tend to be narrow for the best image quality. Wayne Cheng and Chih-Nan Wu, a pair of Taiwanese […]

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Microsoft & EA Sign Ad Deal

Electronic Arts recently announced it will use Microsoft’s Massive Inc. to offer dynamic in-game advertising for five new game titles that will be released this fall.  The two companies are already working together with EA’s Need for Speed Pro Street and Def Jam Icon video games. The following game titles will have dynamic ads via […]

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Vista is Actually Doing Well

Microsoft has this week moved to counter claims that the PC industry is largely unmoved by its latest operating system (OS), by announcing that Windows Vista has shipped 60 million units since it launched back on January 30th of this year. Computerworld reports that during a presentation at an annual financial meeting in Redmond, Washington, […]

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News on Windows XP SP3

Windows XP Service Pack (SP3), which Microsoft officials said in January to expect in the latter half of 2007, now has slipped into 2008. Microsoft delivered the last service pack update for XP, Windows XP SP2 (which was actually more of a whole new version of Windows than it was a typical service pack) in […]

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Microsoft/Digg partnership

Digg Inc. and Microsoft Corp. announced on the 25th an agreement in which the two companies will collaborate to bring relevant advertising to the more than 17 million unique monthly visitors to Digg, an innovative Web site that harnesses the collective wisdom of the world’s online audience to prioritize the overwhelming amount of content available […]

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Vista disappoints

Earlier this week, Gianfranco Lanci — president of Acer, the world’s fourth-largest computer maker — told the Financial Times that “the whole industry is disappointed with Windows Vista.” The PC company executive said Vista has not generated as many sales of new computers as it should have over the past seven months, and that the […]

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