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A new Quadro GPU from NVIDIA dubbed the "NVS 300M" has just recently been introduced, this to be found in select business notebooks such as the Toshiba Tecra A7 series.
For further info, you can find the press release here folks.
"The NVIDIA Quadro NVS graphics solutions are gaining acceptance as the graphics solution of choice in the business notebook lines of Toshiba and other top makers," said Jeff Fisher, Senior Vice President of the GPU Business Unit at NVIDIA. "New notebooks based on these graphics solutions will enable businesses to confidently deploy mobile solutions which are ready for emerging business needs such as Microsoft Windows Vista and high-definition video."
The new GPU, together with the previously announced NVIDIA Quadro NVS 110M graphics processing unit, are the current sole discrete graphics solution found in the Tecra business-class notebooks marketed by Toshiba Americas.
Mass hard drive manufacturer "Seagate" have made headlines today with word spreading of their big move to have purchased "Maxtor" (the third largest hard disk manufacturer in the world) for a smidgeon under 2 billion dollars.
All the details over at Hexus folks.
Following on from reports earlier this morning, Seagate and Maxtor have issued a joint press release confirming that Seagate will be acquiring Maxtor.
The all stock transaction will see Seagate acquire all of Maxtor, with Maxtor shareholders receiving .37 shares in Seagate for every Maxtor share they own. The $1.9bn transaction has been approved unanimously by the boards of both companies.
The two companies will continue to operate as individual entities until some time in the second half of 2006. Once the deal comes to a close the two companies will become a combined company.
ATI Technologies has confirmed that it will continue to offer its "Built By ATI" product range in both Canada and the USA, stating that an earlier news story to the contrary was incorrect.
More information @ X-bit Labs
Roxio has acquired Pressplay, America's premier online music service. As a result of this transaction, it has acquired a legal digital music distribution infrastructure and catalog rights with all five major music labels. Pressplay will serve as the foundation for the launch of Roxio's new legal on line music service under the Napster brand.
Going by the initial success of Apple's online music operation, there is clearly a market for a legal version of Napster.
More information @ Roxio
After a silly website design stuff up on my part yesterday (which I'd rather was not mentioned *hides in shame*), we're back in business after the 24 hour or so period of down time.
Now, a little birdie told me about a product announced today by some company called nVidia - What is it called? GeForce FX aka NV30... Ahh yes of course! That's the one! Shortly we'll have news up regarding this product and others as they are announced at Comdex Fall 2002 from Las Vegas throughout the week.
It is an exciting time to be involved in the industry, that's for sure!
More information @ Comdex Fall 2002
I received an interesting email in my inbox today stating that PayPal, a popular payment medium, has been acquired by eBay. The primary goal of this was to ease integration into the eBay site, and to further help buyers and sellers. Users who preferred to use the Billpoint system will be able to continue usage until early next year.
A great many eBay buyers and sellers use PayPal to complete their transactions, and have told us that they would like to have PayPal integrated into the eBay site. Within the next few weeks, that will begin to happen. In the first phase of integration you will see PayPal featured on the Sell Your Item and View Item pages. Further integration will happen over the coming months. Our goal is to make trading on eBay faster, safer and more convenient for buyers and sellers alike.More information @ eBay
A good friend of mine let me know he has started up his own online memory store in Canada, and like they say - All they do is memory. If you are after some reasonably priced DDR or RAMBUS memory, go check out Ramstore.ca.
Welcome to RAMStore.ca! We are an exclusive reseller of Memory and Only Memory Products. To start shopping you can click the Start Shopping button below, or click the products button at the top. For if you have any questions please use our support page. For information about RAMStore.ca and our policies visit the About Us page.More information at Ramstore.ca
One could have seen this coming. Ebay and Paypal have teamed up, a perfect combo when you think about it.
As you may have heard, PayPal recently agreed to be acquired by eBay. Both companies share a common goal -- to enable PayPal members and eBay users to transact with greater ease, speed and safety -- and we look forward to working with eBay to achieve this goal.More information at Ebay and Paypal
Still the Same PayPal
When the acquisition is finalized later this year, the PayPal brand and website will remain distinct from eBay's, and PayPal will be run as an independent unit by the same team that's working here today.
PayPal will also continue to offer a wide variety of non-auction services, including our Web Accept tools that let sellers accept payments directly from a website.
eBay's purchase of PayPal does mean that we'll be able to pursue some exciting improvements. Once the acquisition is completed, PayPal will be fully integrated into eBay's website, making it even easier for you to use PayPal for eBay auctions.
And PayPal's commitment to rapidly developing new, innovative features for our auction sellers, website merchants, and consumers isn't going to change. In the months to come you'll see many major new features from us, including:
Transactions in Multiple Currencies
Enhancements to our Shipping service
Additional tools for making online payments
We believe that our acquisition by eBay will enable us to focus on building the best payment tools for you.
Now for those looking for a new case or something to add to their current one there has been a couple things of interest here.
- Antec Performance Plus 660 Case @ AntecAsylum
- Antec Performance Plus 1080 Case @ Ascully.com
- Antec SX-830 Case Blowhole Guide @ Mikhailtech
- Kingwin KT436b Aluminium Case w/ Window @ ClubOC
- Power Supply Modding @ PC PowerZone
- V.L. System L.I.S LCD Indicator @ Tweaknews
- WINIC W-ETB-07 Easy Transfer Board @ WhiningDog
A rep from Antec, a maker of computer casing, power supplies and so forth let me know they have launched Han's Workshop - With the purpose to provide a reliable, unbiased source of useful information for computer users of all backgrounds and skill levels. To build an online community for modders, tech-heads, gamers and anyone else interested in PC issues.
You tell me how a hardware site owned and managed by Antec could be considered unbiased when they are already pimping away Antec products in the first article link I bothered to click on.
Hardware sites exist today because they give an independent and truly unbiased opinion on products since many don't have any company affiliations or aren't pressured to sell a certain product or service.