WEB/BUSINESS

July 15th, 2009, 12:36 PM

US Patent Office Rejects Rambus Patent Claims Against NVIDIA

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has initially rejected an additional eight claims challenged by NVIDIA in two patents that Rambus has asserted against it in litigation. This follows the USPTO’s rejection last month of 41 other claims in seven patents that Rambus had asserted against NVIDIA. NVIDIA has compiled a 100 percent success [...]

July 15th, 2009, 11:25 AM

Intel Posts Q2 Fiscal Results – Loss Due to EU Fine

Intel Corporation released their official second quarter results this morning, with numbers that differed greatly from expectations. While it wasn’t all bad news, the end result was that for the first time in 21 years Intel has posted a quarterly loss. The loss is due to the $1.45 billion dollar fine levied by the EC [...]

July 7th, 2009, 11:43 AM

Sapphire Gets Green with Enviromentally Friendly Packaging

Sapphire Technology, supplier of AMD/ATI based graphics products is aware of the increasing awareness of the impact of excess packaging on the environment, and has an ongoing programme to play its part in conservation.   In another industry first for Sapphire the company is now introducing paper pulp trays as the inner packaging for graphics cards. [...]

June 30th, 2009, 10:12 AM

Firefox 3.5 Prepped for Launch on June 30 (Today!)

Firefox 3.5 has been in development for nearly a year, literally since the release of the revolutionary 3.0, and June 30 appears to be the day Mozilla browser enthusiasts have been waiting for.  The browser is currently available for download here: http://www.mozilla.com/en-US/  In the past month, Firefox has released 3 versions of its 3.5 release candidate [...]

June 30th, 2009, 10:09 AM

The Pirate Bay Commandeered by Global Gaming Factory X

The infamous Swedish file sharing website, The Pirate Bay (TPB) has made international news headlines with their milestone legal battle, which saw the founders sentenced to a one year prison term and a fine of over $2 million. With a looming financial burden the file sharing ship has been boarded and looks like it may [...]

June 10th, 2009, 8:41 AM

GLOBALFOUNDRIES Takes Final Steps Towards Fab 2 Groundbreaking

Officially released into the wild only a few months ago, AMD semiconductor manufacturing company, GLOBALFOUNDRIES is adding its very own second official foundry on United States soil. GLOBALFOUNDRIES today announced it has issued the formal commitment letter to the State of New York for the construction of the Fab 2 project at the Luther Forest [...]

June 8th, 2009, 1:04 PM

Intel Pursuing WiMAX in Japan with Purchase of UQ Communcations

Intel has been pulling out the stops in its attempts to market the emerging WiMAX technology, which has been fraught with coverage and expense problems. One of the largest issues surrounding the system is the fact that it just doesn’t have the coverage that it needs in major centres  to be a completely wireless, go [...]

June 8th, 2009, 10:58 AM

Swedish Pirate Party Wins Seat (Or Two) in European Parliament

What ever your stance on the debate surrounding file sharing and BitTorrent, one has to admit; it is quite a day, when a internet/web based movement can spur a revolution and ultimately make a physical debut into world politics. At torrent news headquaters, TorrentFreak, the report on the final numbers of the recently held Swedish [...]

June 8th, 2009, 10:31 AM

Rambus Cuts NVIDIA Some Slack in Patent Investigation

Rambus has withdrawn its request to investigate a number of claims that GPU chip manufacturer nVidia was infringing on its patents. We don’t want to go so far as to say Rambus is the epitome of a patent troll, but since its foundation in 1990′s, it still has never owned a chip manufacturing facility and [...]

June 4th, 2009, 11:14 AM

Intel to Acquire Wind River Systems for Approximately $884 Million

Intel has traditionally been seen as the provider for the basic structure of desktop and notebook computing. Their most prominent assest is their processor manufacturering, however recently the company has begun the drop their line into other waters. Along with other computer hardware ventures, Intel has been rumoured to be in the market to produce [...]