Court Documents Shed New Light on Defective Dell PCs

From DailyTech: Dell has been haunted by issues and allegations surrounding the sale of defective OptiPlex Desktop PCs between 2003 and 2005. The systems sold were failing at very high rates and it was later determined that the reason for the wide spread failures was due to faulty capacitors used on the mainboards of the machines.

More Private Investors Lose Interest in Seagate - Rumours

From X-bit Labs: The interest of private investors towards Seagate Technology is getting lower as more firms withdraw from negotiations. Apparently, private equity firms are not too interested in acquiring the world's second largest maker of hard disk drives (HDDs) and then improve its competitive position as well as cost structure.

Next-Gen ATI Cayman Chip to Feature Substantially Modified Architecture

From X-bit Labs: A web-site has published slides from an alleged presentation by Advanced Micro Devices that describe capabilities of the next-generation code-named Cayman graphics processor. The new family of chips known as AMD Radeon HD 6900 will feature rather massively redesigned DirectX 11 architecture, which should ensure higher performance compared to currently available graphics cards as well as add some new features.

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iPhone 4 trumps Android rivals in customer satisfaction

From InfoWorld: Apple's iPhone continues to dominate rival smartphones in customer satisfaction, a research firm said today.

A survey completed in early November of more than 1,200 U.S. consumers who had purchased a smartphone in the past six months found that Apple led all competitors in customer satisfaction, with 77 percent of iPhone owners saying they were "very satisfied" with their decision and device.

Wal-Mart Steps Into China's E-commerce Market

From PC World: Wal-Mart is testing the waters of China's e-commerce market by launching an online store for its Sam's Club warehouse chain in the country.

The online store is still in beta testing and is meant for Sam's Club members based in Shenzhen, a city of more than 8.9 million.

4G Turning Into 'Meaningless' Moniker

From PC World: The term 4G wireless literally refers to fourth-generation wireless technology, but apparently there's not much else that buyers can count on when it comes to the 4G label .

T-Mobile USA this month reignited the debate over the definition of a 4G network when it launched TV ads claiming that it operates "America's largest 4G network."

TiVo Premiere gets a very powerful iPad App

From CNET If you've got a TiVo Premiere or you're an iPad owner thinking about getting a TiVo, the TiVo Premiere App for iPad might be enough to get you to buy the one you don't have.

Jobs to launch iPad newspaper with Murdoch?

From CNET Will they both appear on stage, Steve Jobs in a suit, Rupert Murdoch in Levi's and a black turtleneck?

This magical image might, um, flash before your eyes when you hear that Apple is reportedly helping Rupert Murdoch's News Corp. launch a new--is there another word for newspaper these days?--news entity exclusively for the iPad.

Qualcomm Airs Coming Smartphone GPU That's as Powerful as PS3

From DailyTech: Imagine a dual-core-powered phone with enough graphics processing might to power a PlayStation 3 or Xbox 360. That's precisely what some of the smartphone industry's biggest hardware players are promising.


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