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Reports Say Hewlett Is Planning Layoffs

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Analysts and others who closely watch Hewlett-Packard are convinced that layoffs are imminent. The only question is when.

Dell warned over P4 adverts

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The ASA (Advertising Standards Authority) has found Dell guilty of breaking advertising standards with a recent TV ad.

Intel cripples programs on AMD chips

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Lawsuit accuses chip giant of making rival processors appear to run slowly

After Intel suit, Fujitsu Siemens launches AMD machines

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Microprocessors from Advanced Micro Devices Inc. (AMD) are once again taking a prominent place in PCs manufactured by Fujitsu Siemens Computers GmbH, the companies announced Tuesday.

FCC approves second UWB chip set

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Spectral keying UWB allows the combining of impulse radio architectures with multiple, independent frequency bands - demonstrating error-free streaming video up to 15 meters through walls.

Motherboard Review Roundup—Socket 939

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Socket 939 is no longer a rare commodity in mainboards like it was six months ago. We've batched together a group of nine of these AMD Athlon 64–ready mobos, ranging from the bargain basement to the ultimate gamer models for overclockers and tweakers.

ATI's R520 to be available in August?

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ATI expects to begin mass shipments of its 90nm R520, R530 and RV515 chips in the middle of the third quarter.

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Soprano—A PC Case on the Cheap

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Thermaltake's new budget-minded case offers plenty of value, but suffers from a cheap plastic feel. Priced well under $100, is the compromise in materials worth it?

AMD to cut Sempron prices in August

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Socket-A Sempron 2500+ prices are expected to be cut from $67 at present to less than $60 in early August, sources at motherboard makers mentioned.

NVIDIA Preps More GeForce 7 Graphics Chips

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NVIDIA Corp. may be preparing a new GeForce 7-series graphics processors in addition to already launched GeForce 7800 GTX product, as the firm's unofficial drivers already list a chip code-named G72, which may turn out to be a more affordable GeForce 7 family member.

Famed HP garage returning to glory

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For the past year, HP has been restoring the Palo Alto home that birthed both the company and Silicon Valley's garage start-up culture.

AMD's quest may benefit M$

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The antitrust suit singles out Microsoft for its willingness to support an innovative processor that AMD pioneered. A victory for AMD could give Microsoft more influence in its dealings with Intel, under the notion that the Redmond software company could just as easily work with AMD instead.

PowerColor X700 Bravo Edition

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I have such a special card on my hands today, the PowerColor X700 Bravo Edition, a card designed to deliver optimum visual quality featuring Dual DVI and HDTV outputs, good 3D performance while remaining completely silent. You can guess which portion of the market it is aimed at; HTPC systems and people obsessed with silence. Let us see how well it manages to compete in the video card arena.

AMD accuses Dixons of colluding with Intel on chips

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Dixons, the electrical goods retailer headed by John Clare, has been dragged into the vicious legal dispute between the rival computer chip makers, AMD and Intel.

IBM Makes The First Cell Sale To Non-PlayStation Customer

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IBM says its Cell chip isn't just a plaything or a PlayStation thing. Last week, IBM and Mercury Computer Systems said they've signed a multiyear agreement. Under the pact, IBM will help Mercury develop Cell-powered medical and military gear. The products could be out as early as this year.

AMD Leaves Lenovo Out of Antitrust Complaint

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Advanced Micro Devices' 48-page antitrust complaint against rival Intel reads like a list of major players in the global PC industry, with one glaring exception: there's no mention of China's Lenovo Group.

AMD vs. Intel Leaves Apple Untouched

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Martin Reynolds, an analyst at Gartner Inc., said "it does raise the question of why Apple selected Intel over AMD. It isn't too presumptuous to assume that Apple made the decision based on the facts that AMD and Intel offered."

A Pair of PC Cases

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Today we look two PC cases, each with slightly different goals. The Silverstone TJ06 looks to maximize thermal management, but without blasting out too much sound. The Lian-Li PC-6070 is designed to keep your system running quietly while still allowing enough cooling to run the hottest components.

AMD unveils Athlon FX-57 gaming processor

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Not everything has turned dual-core yet - single-cores still set the pace in most applications. AMD takes its FX series into a performance range where Intel cannot follow at this time.

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