Toshiba launches first HD-DVD player in Japan

Toshiba put on sale the world's first HD-DVD player on Friday in Japan. In doing so the company moved a format battle between the world's largest consumer electronics makers from the floors of trade shows to the retail floors.

Unwired unravels to Melbourne

Unwired is expanding into Melbourne, with plans to roll its services out to cover 25 percent of the city's population by the end of the year.

Infineon spins off DRAM operations, plans IPO

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Intel kicks off low-cost PC effort in Mexico

Intel has partnered with a Mexican telecoms company to sell an affordable PC designed for first-time computer users in developing countries. It's the latest effort by technology vendors to develop products for emerging markets.

EU approves Sony-NEC joint venture

The European Commission announced Friday that it has approved the creation of an optical disc drive (ODD) joint venture between Sony and NEC.

Microsoft program may ease Vista delay fallout

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Commercial computer hardware the key to robots

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New generation of IE malware now circulating

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Bill Gates faints at baseball game? April fools!

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