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Via sells own motherboards to boost P4X266 chip set

Via Technologies Inc. will begin volume shipments of its own line of motherboards -- to be sold under the Via brand -- this month, according to Wenchi Chen, the company's chief executive officer (CEO) and president. The move is meant to spur adoption...

Intel to invest US$300M in Shanghai plant

Intel plans to invest US$302 million in its A5T5 test and assembly plant in Shanghai, Intel spokeswoman Alison Wesley confirmed Friday. The announcement of the investment comes as Intel prepares the plant for test and assembly operations for the 845 ...

US ATTACK: Terror attacks halt chip trading in the U.S.

Trading in memory chips in the U.S. came to a halt Tuesday as the country reeled from a series of deadly terrorist attacks in New York City and Washington, D.C., according to Steve Tan, a DRAM (dynamic random access memory) analyst with market resear...

Intel sues Via over P4 chip sets

In a move that has been anticipated for months, Intel Corp. Friday filed a patent infringement lawsuit against Via Technologies Inc. in U.S. District Court in Delaware. The suit alleges that the Taiwanese chip-set maker's P4X266 and P4M266 chip sets ...

Code Blue deemed bigger threat than Code Red

Chinese antivirus researchers have uncovered a modified variant of the Code Red worm, dubbed Code Blue, that has the potential to cause more damage to users of Microsoft Corp. Windows NT and Windows 2000 than earlier Code Red variants, according to a...

Rambus faces class-action suit for fraud

A class-action lawsuit against Rambus Inc. has been filed in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, alleging that the company misled investors over by fraudulently claiming patents and collecting licensing revenue related to...

Intel using legal threat to slow Via, says analyst

Intel Corp. is using the threat of legal action to slow market acceptance of a DDR (double data rate) chip set developed by Via Technologies Inc. for the Pentium 4 processor, according to a research note released Monday by financial analyst Merrill L...

No Intel patents for P4 bus, Via says

Facing a possible legal battle with Intel over the release of its latest chip set, Via Technologies said it has been unable to find evidence that Intel holds a patent for the 400MHz front-side bus used with the Pentium 4 processor.

Via's P4 chip sets risk lawsuit with Intel

In a move that raises the stakes in a looming legal battle between two of the world's largest PC component suppliers, Via Technologies is pressing ahead with plans to launch DDR chip sets designed for Intel's Pentium 4 processor, despite the threat o...

Report: AOL looks to grab PC desktop from Microsoft

In a move that takes advantage of Microsoft's ongoing legal troubles with the US government, America Online (AOL) is offering to pay PC manufacturers to prominently display marketing messages for its Internet service on the Windows operating system d...

AOL investment opens door to Amazon acquisition

Under terms of an agreement to invest US$100 million in Amazon.com, America Online Inc. is allowed to make a friendly bid to acquire the Seattle, Washington-based online retailer if it so desires, according to documents filed with the U.S. Securities...

AOL takes $100M stake in Amazon.com

America Online (AOL) has invested US$100 million in Amazon.com as part of an expanded marketing pact between the online retailer and the Internet service provider.

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As the Maserati or BMW of laptops, it would fit perfectly in the hands of a professional needing firepower under the hood, sophistication and class on the surface, and gaming prowess (sports mode if you will) in between.

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The MSI PS63 is an amazing laptop and I would definitely consider buying one in the future.

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This small mobile printer is exactly what I need for invoicing and other jobs such as sending fellow tradesman details or step-by-step instructions that I can easily print off from my phone or the Web.

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Microsoft Office 365/HP Spectre x360

Microsoft Office continues to make a student’s life that little bit easier by offering reliable, easy to use, time-saving functionality, while continuing to develop new features that further enhance what is already a formidable collection of applications

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