Details of HP Firebird Voodoo DNA Tower Leaked



From DailyTech: The first Voodoo and HP system to come from the purchase was called the HP Blackbird 002. It was an interesting rig with a price tag that was higher than most were willing to spend. Add the cost to the fact that you could build the rig for much less than HP and...

Report: Sony Loses $50 for Each PS3 Sold Today



From DailyTech: Sony's PS3 game console is popular among many gamers, but faces significant competition from the Xbox 360 and the Nintendo Wii. Much of the pressure placed on the PS3 by the other two major game consoles is one of price.

One of the reasons that the PS3 is...

Sun Executive Reveals More Open-source Plans for JavaFX



From PC World: A Sun Microsystems executive has provided a glimpse into the company's future plans for open sourcing JavaFX, its recently released technology for building RIAs (rich Internet applications) for the desktop, mobile devices and other platforms.

Sun's corporate...

XP's Death: Slightly Exaggerated -- Again



From PC World: Windows XP has risen from the dead more times than Bela Lugosi. And it just happened again.

Microsoft has quietly informed system makers that, if they place their orders before January 31, 2009, they can get XP delivered through the end of May. It's what they...

Palm Gets Bailout Money, Banks On New OS



From CRN: Palm announced Monday it would receive $100 million from Elevation Partners in an attempt -- again -- to jump-start the ailing device maker. The investment caused the beleaguered vendor's stock to jump 22.5 percent yesterday, or 55 cents. That brought the share price to...

Workers Begin Repairs on Undersea Cable



From DailyTech: Days after two undersea cables in the Mediterranean Sea were severed; a French ship is now on scene to help begin repairs on two of three damaged cables. Engineers believe the cables were mistakenly cut by a ship's anchor.

Telecommunications companies ranging...

Microsoft warns of critical bug in SQL Server



From InfoWorld: Microsoft Monday warned customers that attack code has been released targeting a critical vulnerability in older versions of its widely-used SQL Server database software, and urged users to apply a temporary workaround.

The bug was first reported to Microsoft...

AMD 40nm RV740 with GDDR5 Coming



From Tom's Hardware: Sources received information claiming that RV740 will have 640 stream processors, 32 texture units and 16 render back-ends, just like the HD4830.

On the memory side, things have changed. The memory is expected to be 900MHz GDDR5 (3600MHz effective) for...
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