EA revises Take-Two acquisition offer, again

From CNET News.com: On Monday, CEO John Riccitiello sent an open letter to Take-Two chairman Strauss Zelnick saying that EA's existing offer to acquire the smaller game manufacturer for $25.74 per share would officially expire just before midnight Eastern time on Monday. It sounds like EA is simply losing patience.

Lenovo Announces ThinkPad X301 Notebook

From DailyTech: When Apple launched its MacBook Air 13.3” ultra-portable notebook earlier this year, it took the computing world by storm. The notebook didn’t impress people with high-end specifications or an overabundance of features or connectivity options – most were dazzled by the notebook’s sleek aluminum design/construction and slim profile.

Details of Upcoming Intel Products from 2008 through 2012 Leaked Ahead of IDF

From DailyTech: One of the most anticipated releases for late 2008 is Intel's Nehalem processor --its new four core processor that features the return of Hyper Threading, allowing eight logical cores per processor. Recently formally named Intel Core i7 by Intel, the new processor is also highly anticipated as it will feature QuickPath, Intel's answer to AMD's HyperTransport, and will feature an on-die memory controller for the first time.

What is your main method of checking/reading email?

Mail Client (POP3, etc)
63% (120 votes)
Web
37% (71 votes)
Total votes: 191

APH Networks Reports: Thermal Paste Roundup August 2008

OCZ Speeds Up Performance of Affordable Solid State Drives

From X-bit Labs: In a bid to respond to the demands of enthusiasts and high-performance mobile computing consumers, OCZ Technology Group, has unveiled the new – V2 – versions of the company’s consumer-oriented – Core – solid state drives (SSDs) that still feature affordable pricing, but this time also respectable performance level.

AMD Has Four New Business Phenoms

From Tom's Hardware: The four new Phenom processors extend AMD’s B-series platform, which also includes a motherboard carrying either AMD’s 780V or Nvidia’s MCP78 chipset, to a total of 11 processors. The new models include the Phenom X4 9750B (2.4 GHz/95 watt), the Phenom X3 8750B (2.4 GHz/95watt), the Athlon X2 5600B (2.9 GHz/65 watt) and Athlon X2 4850B (2.5 GHz/45 watt) processors.

Infineon Chip Causing iPhone Problems

From eWeek+Reuters: An Infineon chip could be the reason Apple's new iPhone is dropping calls and has unpredictable links to the Internet, according to published reports. Apple plans to fix the Infineon software with an update.

An Infineon chip could be at the root of complaints from around the world that Apple Inc's new iPhone drops calls and has unpredictable Internet links, according to a research report from Nomura.

Rumor mill: Seagate to buy SanDisk?

From EETimes: The rumors were flying at the Flash Memory Summit here.

The big rumor is that Seagate Technology Inc. is interested in buying all or part of SanDisk Corp., according to sources in the industry. Some analysts dismissed the rumor, saying it would be a bad marriage.

Confirmed: AOL will acquire Socialthing

From CNET News.com: AOL's People Networks division, formed when the company acquired Bebo, has picked up a new friend: Socialthing, a Boulder, Colo.-based start-up that aggregates social feeds from sites like Digg, Twitter, and Flickr.

The acquisition has not yet been completed, but is close to it.

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