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Wednesday Morning (5 Comments) (link)
 Wednesday, 12-November-2008  00:52:48 (GMT +10) - by BlaYde

According to EETimes.com AMD has officially announced that by late 2009 it will be moving to the 32nm manufacturing process. MUNICH, Germany Backed by a strong investor, AMD has plans to expand its production lines and future foundry service providers fab 36 and fab 38 in Dresden. During a congress in Munich, Udo Nothelfer, Vice President Manufacturing and Technology for AMD's Fab 36, provided details on the company's strategy and roadmap.

Nvidia is set to begin shipping the new Tegra system-on-a-chip for mobile devices sometimes by the middle of 2009. Tegra is expected to be officially launched in the spring of next year, Jen-Hsun Huang, NVIDIA's president and CEO, has revealed during a conference call on the company's financial results.

Kaspersky has issued a Security Alert following widespread attacks by hackers who compromised up to 10,000 web servers, mainly located in Western Europe and the US. The cyber criminals are adding a line of JavaScript code onto the sites that redirects hacked site visitors to one of six servers.

Intel Launches Health Gadget to Monitor Illnesses. A small device about the size of a small-form-factor PC, the Health Guide PHS6000 is a small white box with a flip-up 10.4-inch LCD touchscreen, a webcam with privacy shield, and a touchscreen. Inside it is an undisclosed Intel processor and motherboard, together with Bluetooth and four USB ports.

Minister for Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy, Stephen Conroy, yesterday called for expressions of interest from internet service providers to conduct a live pilot of the controversial internet content filtering. If recent reactions to mandatory ISP filtering by the heads of Internode, Telstra's BigPond and iiNet are anything to go by, the government is likely to have difficulties finding ISPs willing to partake in the pilot.

It looks like miniature nuclear reactors will be going on sale within 5 years. Using technology licensed from the U.S. government, an Arizona-based company is planning to bring a new generation of miniature nuclear reactors to market.

Bit-tech has just posted an article called Winter 2008 Graphics Performance Update in which they compare the performance of graphics cards ranging from Nvidia 9800 GTX+ to ATI HD4870X2 and the latest drivers. There have been quite a few changes in the market over the last few weeks, as both AMD and Nvidia have released new drivers that promise some significant performance gains.

Seagate has today announced that it has started shipping Momentus series 2.5-inch self-encrypting HDDs. These drives comprise both 5400 and 7200RPM models, both in capacities of 160 and 320GB. The 5400RPM drives have 8MB of cache whilst the 7200RPM drives have 16.

It's official! Microsoft has announced new Australian Xbox 360 Price cuts. Microsoft is bringing out the big guns against Sony and Nintendo this holiday season by aggressively lowering the prices of its Xbox 360 SKUs on shelves around Australia. We have a forum thread on this topic.

Need for Speed Undercover has gone gold! Need for Speed Undercover has players racing through speedways, dodging cops and chasing rivals as they go deep undercover to take down an International crime syndicate.

EA Announces Dead Space Premium Upgrade Packs. Winner of over 23 critic awards and boasting a score of 89 on Metacritic.com, Dead Space delivers the ultimate in psychological thrills and gruesome action.

Apparently some eagle-eyed kicky-punchers have uncovered what looks like a complete Street Fighter IV character roster.

Another one bites the dust as Ubisoft Acquires Massive Entertainment. Publisher Ubisoft has acquired Massive Entertainment, the Malm?, Sweden-based studio behind real-time strategy games Ground Control and World in Conflict.



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