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Another Vapor Stat

We have the following statement here: “Well-informed sources have confirmed that Shanghai K10.5, a 45nm version of AMD’s native quad core, and it will be about ten to twenty percent faster than the current K10 at 65nm. This is a Read More

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Playing Chicken

TGDaily reports that AMD has taken some preliminary steps needed before a fab could be built in New York State. That’s nice, but one shouldn’t treat this as a big deal. Filing permits and clearing land aren’t big expenses, and Read More

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And Then There Was One

Looks like Blu-Ray is going to be the HDTV disk standard. This time, Betamax won. 🙂 That’s not necessarily a good thing. What strikes me as being interesting about this is how much Blu-Ray’s early win will affect pricing the Read More

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Pest Control?

There’s a device out there that is supposed to repel anybody under the age of about 25 out of an area with high-frequency sound waves. This is supposed to cause “pain and irritation” to the young, while older people with Read More

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Where Now?

I wrote earlier about my funk after attending a local computer show HERE. I received a number of emails with similar impressions, confirming the sea-change in this business, most notably as laptops now account for the majority of PC sales. Read More

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The Stunting Continues

Fudzilla reports that we won’t see 45nm dual-cores until well into 2009. This is not good. Why? Quad-cores are not mainstream now, and will not be in 2008 (they’ll account for about 10% of Intel’s product mix). They will not Read More

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Bring It To Barack?

We got this email recently: I am asking for your help to make a, for many, huge issue with the 8-series Geforce cards more well known and public. Details can be found on the official nVidia forums: http://forums.nvidia.com/index.php?showtopic=23904 In short, Read More