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China stops blocking Google's Web site

China has apparently lifted efforts to block access to Google Inc.'s Web site that lasted for nearly two weeks and saw ISPs (Internet service providers) hijack the search engine's domain name for several days. However, there are signs that China has ...

China hijacks Google's domain name

Try to access Google Inc.'s search engine from inside China and there's a good chance you'll instead be sent to Tianwang Search, a search engine operated by China's prestigious Peking University.

Samsung to introduce hard-disk MP3 player

Samsung Electronics took advantage of the CeBIT Asia exhibition held here this week to show off two prototypes of new gadgets that the company plans to release in the coming months, including an MP3 player with a 10G-byte hard disk and a voice record...

Micron considers building DRAM fab in China

Memory maker Micron Technology has begun a risk assessment study to determine whether to build a wafer fabrication facility (fab) for DRAM (dynamic RAM) chips in China, according to a senior executive.

Desktop and notebook merge into... a Desknote

It looks like a notebook, it runs like a notebook and you carry it around like a notebook. But at a typical price of around US$1,000, it sure doesn't burn a hole in your pocket like a notebook.

Intel launches faster Pentium 4 chips

In a widely anticipated move, Intel on Monday added four new chips to its line of Pentium 4 desktop processors, including the fastest model released by the company to date, the 2.8GHz Pentium 4. At the same time, the company slashed the price of its ...

Flat-panel monitor prices to fall

For PC users casting a covetous eye over a TFT-LCD (thin film transistor liquid crystal display) monitor to replace their bulky CRT (cathode ray tube) monitor, now may be the right time to start thinking about an upgrade as prices on flat-panel scree...

Prices for flat-panel monitors set to fall

For PC users casting a covetous eye over a TFT-LCD (thin film transistor liquid crystal display) monitor to replace their bulky CRT (cathode ray tube) monitor, now may be the right time to start thinking about an upgrade as prices on flat-panel scree...

Acer sticks with Palm, adds a splash of colour

Just two months after an Acer Inc. executive questioned whether heavy competition would force the company to stop selling PDAs (personal digital assistants) based on the Palm OS, the company upgraded its line of Palm OS-based PDAs with new models tha...

Red Hat rolls out support for AMD's Hammer

In another vote of confidence for Advanced Micro Devices Inc.'s (AMD) soon-to-be-released family of 64-bit processors, formerly codenamed Hammer, Red Hat Inc. today announced plans to offer a version of Red Hat Linux Advanced Server optimized for the...

Rights group slams Yahoo over China pledge

Human rights activists in the U.S. alleged Friday that Yahoo Inc. has taken the side of Chinese government censors, and exceeded its legal obligations, by agreeing to limit access to online content banned in China after signing the Internet Society o...

Benq to ship combo DVD player

Taiwanese hardware maker Benq Corp. plans to introduce a portable DVD player, called DVD Gem, that can function as an external DVD-ROM drive and play CDs and music files in MP3 format, the company said this week.

New SiS chipset supports faster Rambus memory

Silicon Integrated Systems (SiS) last week rolled out a long-expected chipset for Pentium 4-based PCs and workstations that supports dual-channel PC1066 RDRAM (Rambus dynamic RAM), the SiS R658. The chipset is the first from the Taiwanese company to ...

TSMC to spend $500M on 90-nanometer process

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. Ltd. (TSMC), the world's largest contract chip maker, has announced plans to spend NT$17 billion (US$502 million) to ramp up production of 300-millimeter wafers using a 90-nanometer (0.09-micron) copper process ...

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