Report: Nintendo to Release New DS

From DailyTech: According to a Nikkei newspaper article that was translated on Neogaf, Nintendo plans to release a new DS handheld game console at the end of this year. This console will come equipped with a camera and double as a portable music player. The new version will also have improved wireless capabilities for accessing the internet. Pictures taken with the new DS's internal camera will be usable by games, opening up new game play possibilities.

Asustek Computer to Make New Mainboards More Affordable

From X-bit Labs: In an attempt to boost demand towards its latest Intel P45-based mainboards that aim premium market segment, Asustek Computer has cut prices on the appropriate products. Asus reportedly indicated that price cuts will clear out inventory before the firm rolls out its mainboards for Intel’s next-generation central processing units (CPUs).

APH Networks Reports: Acronis True Image Echo Workstation

Apple selling unlocked iPhone 3G in Hong Kong

From InfoWorld: Apple is selling the iPhone 3G on its Apple Store Web site in Hong Kong, promising the phones "can be activated with any wireless carrier."

Apple patches months-old Java bugs

From InfoWorld: Apple patched nearly 30 Java vulnerabilities in Mac OS X Wednesday, months after Sun Microsystems , Java's developer, fixed most of the same flaws for other operating systems.

Visa to Develop Applications for Android, Nokia Phones

From PC World: Visa wants to become a part of your mobile phone, working with Nokia on realizing mobile payments and also announcing services for Google's Android platform.

Court sides with Microsoft in Alcatel-Lucent case

From CNET A federal appeals court has upheld a lower court ruling that Microsoft need not pay damages to Alcatel-Lucent in a long-running patent dispute in a case that could have opened up a broad range of litigation over the MP3 music format.

The appeals court, in its ruling published Thursday, agreed with a lower court that Microsoft didn't infringe on one patent in question and that Alcatel-Lucent didn't have standing to sue over the other patent.

Diamond Multimedia Radeon 3800 Woes

From Tom's Hardware: If you can read this text your card has not failed. On a serious note – AMD partner Diamond Multimedia is reporting that it has shipped 15,000 up to potentially 20,000 Radeon 3800 series cards that suffer from an apparent ‘design / manufacture’ defects. These cards were reportedly shipped between January and July of this year.

Yahoo Launches Long-awaited Display Ad Platform

From PC World: Yahoo rolled out part of a new advertising platform on Wednesday that's intended to streamline how digital ads are bought and placed across the Web.

The platform, APT, has been under development for at least two years. APT has been one of Yahoo's big projects undertaken to improve its mediocre financial performance and grab a larger slice of rising Internet advertising revenue.

EA hit with class action suit over 'Spore'

From CNET Electronic Arts may have attempted to appease angry customers by amending its digital rights management policy on Spore, but the company's DRM troubles aren't over yet.

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