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  • Sharp to sell 65-inch LCD TVs internationally this year

    By Paul Kallender | 06 June, 2005 11:04

    Sharp will begin selling HD (high-definition) TVs with 65-inch LCD screens internationally before the end of the year, the company said at a news conference Friday. They are the biggest-screen LCD TVs yet announced, according to Sharp.

  • Allied appoints second interim MD

    By Jennifer O'Brien | 06 June, 2005 11:00

    Allied Technology chairman, Michael Addison, has temporarily assumed the role of group managing director as the services outfit hunts for a permanent CEO.

  • Office 12 to include XML file formats

    By Ed Scannell | 06 June, 2005 08:16

    In a move that could bring a chorus of both cheers and jeers, Microsoft has announced its commitment to adopt XML technology as the default file format in the next version of Office, code-named Office 12, due to enter beta later this year.

  • Visual Studio 2005 may not ship until 2006

    By Paul Krill | 06 June, 2005 08:01

    Visual Studio 2005 may be delayed yet again.

  • Mytob writers could be creating a super bug

    By Scarlet Pruitt | 06 June, 2005 08:00

    Virus writers responsible for the recent rash of Mytob worm variants could be working on creating a super worm, a security researcher warned Friday.

  • Axis monitors partners for IP camera sales

    By Tim Lohman | 06 June, 2005 07:30

    Axis communications has announced a new channel program across A/NZ.

  • Lawson acquires enterprise-software vendor Intentia

    By Nancy Weil | 03 June, 2005 15:06

    Lawson Software is acquiring Intentia International, a Swedish enterprise software company, in an all-stock deal valued at $US480 million and already approved by both boards of directors.

  • Apple affiliate program criticised by channel

    By Tim Lohman | 03 June, 2005 12:19

    Apple has launched a fresh attack on its local channel with the introduction of a Store Affiliate program.

  • Intel to show off WiMax board

    By Stephen Lawson | 03 June, 2005 12:15

    Intel will show off a prototype for the guts of a WiMax base station next week at Supercomm, aiming to help equipment vendors get started making gear for the high-speed wireless standard.

  • Infineon and Nanya start 90nm DRAM production

    By Dan Nystedt | 03 June, 2005 10:18

    Infineon Technologies of Germany and Taiwan's Nanya Technology have started making DRAM (dynamic RAM) computer memory chips using 90 nanometer production technology, enabling the companies to produce smaller chips at lower costs, they said Thursday.

  • Yahoo and Cisco combine their antispam technologies

    By Scarlet Pruitt | 03 June, 2005 10:04

    Yahoo and Cisco Systems are combining their antispam technologies to create a new e-mail authentication system, they announced this week.

  • Intel's dual-core notebook chip knows how to share

    By Tom Krazit | 03 June, 2005 10:00

    Intel shed a little more light on its forthcoming dual-core mobile chip Thursday in a briefing with reporters, confirming that the Yonah processor's two cores will share a single bank of cache memory.

  • ECS shows dual Intel, AMD motherboard

    By Martyn Williams | 03 June, 2005 09:20

    Computer motherboards, the main circuit board of a PC around which the entire system is built, are big business at the Computex exhibition and motherboard makers are showing walls full of the things. Almost all of the boards on display in Taipei this week are designed to be used with a specific chipset and processor but one of the more unique boards is able to cope with chips from both Intel and Advanced Micro Devices.

  • Shuttle's Media Center will wake up faster

    By Sumner Lemon | 03 June, 2005 09:13

    Shuttle, which specializes in small form-factor PCs, has developed a technology that can start up a Windows-based PC in a matter of seconds, a company official said Tuesday.

  • Iwill, PathScale tackle server latency

    By Sumner Lemon | 03 June, 2005 09:11

    Taiwanese server maker Iwill and PathScale, a US start-up company, this week demonstrated a four-node server cluster based on a technology that's designed to significantly reduce latency.

  • No more waiting for Windows XP to boot up

    By Sumner Lemon | 03 June, 2005 09:07

    Taiwanese hardware maker Giga-byte Technology has stumbled upon a faster way to boot up PCs based on Microsoft's Windows XP operating system.

  • Motorola-brand TV effort goes nowhere

    By Sumner Lemon | 03 June, 2005 09:05

    A licensing agreement between Motorola and Moxell Technology to introduce a range of Motorola-brand TVs collapsed last year over technical disagreements, according to an employee familiar with some aspects of the project.

  • Asustek demonstrates dual-core Xeon chips

    By Sumner Lemon | 03 June, 2005 09:02

    Taiwanese hardware maker Asustek Computer this week showed off a prototype two-way server running an unreleased dual-core Intel Xeon processor, known by the code name Bensley, at the Computex exhibition in Taipei.

  • Micro-Star shows off Tai Chi robot

    By Dan Nystedt | 03 June, 2005 09:00

    Micro-Star International, one of Taiwan's big four motherboard makers, is displaying a two-legged robot that can perform, albeit slowly, certain Tai Chi and Kung Fu moves at Computex in Taipei. It can also walk, stand on one leg, and kick a soccer ball.

  • Hitachi's higher capacity Microdrive due in Q4

    By Martyn Williams | 03 June, 2005 09:00

    Hitachi Global Storage Technology is planning to launch a higher-capacity version of its Microdrive 1-inch hard-disk drive in the fourth quarter of this year, a company representative said Thursday at Computex in Taipei.

  • Intel redefines desktop and mobile computing

    There's never been a better time for a business to refresh its devices. Intel offers a range of business solutions, from Servers to SSD, but also 2 in 1 products and also the NUC unit which is set to revolutionise your desktop. Click here to read more information on these products.. Read more

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