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10.02.2002 - DDR output tops SDRAM for first time



View News related news. DDR has officially surpassed SDRAM in output for the first time, according to DRAMeXchange’s global September DRAM shipment statistics released on October 1.
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10.02.2002 - IBM Rolls Out Smallest Desktop PC



View News related news. IBM on Wednesday unveiled its smallest commercial desktop, the NetVista S42, which while measuring about the same size as a collegiate dictionary offers largely the same functionality as its heftier brethren.
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10.02.2002 - Vocera Communications introduce wearable communications device



View News related news. Vocera Communications Badge is a wearable device that weighs less than two ounces and can easily be clipped to a shirt pocket or worn on a lanyard. It enables instant two-way voice conversation without the need to remember a phone number or manipulate a handset. The Vocera Communications Badge is controlled using natural spoken language. To initiate a conversation with Jim and Mary, for example, the user would simply say, "Get me Jim and Mary." In addition, when a live conversation is not necessary, text messages and alerts can be sent to the LCD screen on the Communications Badge.
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10.02.2002 - Dell takes lead in lowering LCD monitor prices



View News related news. Dell Computer significantly cut LCD monitor prices on September 30. Though other vendors have not yet followed suit, it seems another round of price competition ahead of the Christmas holiday season has opened.
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09.30.2002 - Virus could prove real bugbear for Networks.



View AntiVirus related news. A new mass-mailing virus hit the Internet Monday, and unlike many others of its ilk, carries with it a payload that could do quite a bit of damage to vulnerable networks.
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09.30.2002 - Sanyo double CDRW Capacity



View News related news. Sanyo Electric Co. Ltd. has introduced a CD drive which can read and write twice the normal amount of data onto a conventional CD-R disc, the company announced Wednesday. When data is recorded with the CRD-BPDV2 drive for HD-Burn, a 700M-byte CD-R can hold 1.4G bytes of data. This will allow the recording medium to hold up to two hours of video, according to a Sanyo representative, who declined to give his name.
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09.30.2002 - HP Pavilion, Presarios hit by Microsoft XP patch glitch



View Microsoft-WindowsXP related news. "MICROSOFT IS WARNING owners of the HP Pavilion or the Compaq Presario using Windows XP that upgrading using SP1 could mean the OS will not work at all."
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09.29.2002 - AMD to produce 64-bit desktop processor



View AMD related news. AMD is going to risk all and produce a 64-bit desktop Processor.
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09.28.2002 - 37 OS's on 1 PC



View News related news. 18-year-old Richard Robbins had way too much extra time on his hands so he put together a computer that runs 37 different operating systems.
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09.26.2002 - Pocket-Sized RC Cars Hit U.S. Soil



View News related news. The latest Asian craze, modifiable radio-controlled cars that fit in the palm of your hand, has finally hit the U.S. In a press conference Wednesday, Radio Shack introduced the ZipZap line of miniature RC cars. Each is based upon real-life roadster, and can be tricked out with body kits and other accessories. Customers also have the option of upgrading and tweaking the gear ratios to give their car an extra boost.
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09.26.2002 - AMD IS SET to launch some new-flavour Athlons on October 1st



View AMD related news. The chipmaker will unveil its long-awaited 333MHz frontside bus in the 2700+ and 2800+ Athlon XPs, on that date, our sources tell us, pointing to a revival of the chip wars between AMD and Intel in the run-up to the pre-Christmas buying binge.
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09.25.2002 - Some DRAM Selling Below Cost



View News related news. Micron is reporting that the "sweet spot" of the memory market is now DDR. This is responsible for some DRAM prices to be sold below cost.
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09.25.2002 - Microsoft Windows Media Player 9 for Windows XP build 2800



View Microsoft-Office related news. Enjoy fast and flexible music and video playback with Windows Media Player 9 Series. Over 120 new features including Fast Streaming for instant-on playback, and Mini-player mode make this the best player yet. The latest version for Windows 98SE, Me, 2000, and best experienced with Windows XP!
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09.25.2002 - Dell dives into printer market



View News related news. Dell, confirming analyst speculation, said Tuesday it has reached an agreement to work with the Lexington, Ky.-based printer maker to create a line of Dell-branded inkjet and laser printers. The companies will also create a line of Dell-branded printer supplies, such as ink cartridges. All of the new products will be sold directly to customers.
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09.23.2002 - Free cleaning kit for your HP DeskJet



View News related news. HP is offering a free cleaning kit for your HP DeskJet 600 and OfficeJet 500, 600 and 700 series printer.
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09.23.2002 - Creative introduces new PC audio standard



View Creative related news. Creative Labs have introduced the Sound Blaster Audigy 2 with THX Certification.
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09.22.2002 - Pioneer DVD drives too hot to handle



View Alert related news. Pioneer DVD-RW drives are overheat when recording on certain high-speed media. New software has been released to manage the hardware...
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09.22.2002 - South Korean 15-inch TFT LCD prices drop to as low as US$195



View News related news. The average sales price of South Korean 15-inch LCD monitor panels has dropped to US$200 and some panels were sold for as low as US$195, according to an industry analysis report released by Deutsche Securities on September 18.
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09.15.2002 - Seagate lowers hard drive warranty period



View Seagate-Technology related news. The Inquirer has posted an article with a quoted letter from Seagate. The Letter states that all of Seagate desktop and personal storage products shipped after the October 1st will carry a one-year limited warranty. This is to follow suit with Maxtor and Western Digital whom both recently annoucced that the warranties issued by them will be one-year.
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