External SATA Devices To Drop Power Cables

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The Serial ATA International Organization (SATA-IO) has announced that it is working on a new specification that will provide power to external SATA (eSATA) devices without the need for a separate power connection. Called "Power...

Sony BMG Plans to Drop DRM

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In a move that would mark the end of a digital music era, Sony BMG Music Entertainment is finalizing plans to sell songs without the copyright protection software that has long restricted the use of...

Lenovo to drop IBM brand

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Lenovo, the world's fourth largest PC maker, plans to phase out the IBM brand to which it acquired rights when it purchased IBM's PC division three years ago. Lenovo sales rose 20% to $4.4bn in...

HD DVD vendors drop prices

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It would appear that the HD DVD camp is leading a price war against its Blu-ray counterpart, which so far, appears to be winning the HD format war. At the IFA international consumer electronics show,...

Was Paramount Paid to Drop Blu-ray?

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When Paramount decided to go HD-DVD exclusive, many denizens of the internet were confused at the choice, wondering why they would choose to forego an extra possible source of revenue. Naturally the topic of monetary...

Xbox 360 price drop on the way soon?

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If you are to believe The Inquirer's scanned copy of a printed catalogue from UK retailer Makro, which shows the cost of an Xbox 360 Premium Console (20GB & wireless controller) at £199, the same...

PS3 Sales Drop Sharply

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Sales of the PlayStation 3 console during its first full week of availability in Japan were sharply lower than those during the two days immediately following its launch, according to estimates published this week. ...

Xbox 360 Price Drop in UK

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Microsoft officially announced today that they would be dropping the retail price of their 360 Core pack. UK gamers will save £10 (18USD) on each console, which is now priced at £199. The price drop...

AMD May Drop ATI Brand

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While it is purely speculative, at the moment, word has been spreading that AMD may decide to drop the ATI brand name and label all products under the singular AMD label. Want to know what's...

Blame Your IP, RIAA Will Drop the Case

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Interesting bit of news posted by pyehac in our Back Page News. Looks as though the RIAA has quietly dropped several lawsuit cases rather quickly because the defense started to 'cry IP': For years, the...

Microsoft to Drop PDF Support in Office 2007

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Amid threats of a lawsuit from Adobe, Microsoft acknowledged Friday that it would remove support for saving files in PDF from Office 2007, as well as dropping its own rival format XPS from the productivity...

GameCube price drop on the way?

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It has been suggested that Nintendo is planning to drop in price next month, according to an EB Games employee. The materials, which were sent for use in the company's next marketing period (May 3...

Google Forced to Drop Gmail in the UK

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It has been reported that Google will stop issuing new UK subscribers with a @gmail.com address, and will, instead issue a @googlemail.com address. This is following a trademark dispute between a London based firm, who...

AOL Reports Drop in Spam Messages

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The world's largest Internet service provider believes spammers are starting to give up—at least when it comes to sending junk to its subscribers. The total number of e-mail messages destined for America Online Inc. members...

VU Games revenues drop again in September quarter

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Publisher Vivendi Universal Games has announced its revenue figures for the quarter ended September 30th, revealing that sales declined by some 18 per cent year on year as this year's release schedule failed to impress...

No Further Price Drop for GameCube

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While pricing for the Microsoft Xbox and the Sony PS2 remains the same in the US, both companies have slashed the price for their respective consoles in Europe. Purchasing an Xbox will now set you...

Notebooks Tempt as Prices Drop

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Not long ago, notebook computers were expensive accessories for traveling executives. Now, it's not a surprise to find many choices priced under $1000. A recent check of Web stores found major vendors offering notebooks on...

IM giants drop some barriers to peace

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Today the three major IM giants have reached an agreement. This agreement will connect AOL Instant Messenger, Yahoo Messenger, and MSN Messenger in corporations. All this will be done using Microsoft's Live Communication...

Tablet PC Price to Drop According to Gates

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It looks like Acer, for one, may not have any excuses for much longer. According to several Australian news sources (1, 2 subscription required, 3), Bill Gates himself - at a press conference in...

Sony Preps for PS2 Price Drop

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Sony's Japanese side has alluded to a price drop for the PlayStation 2. In revealing its expectations for the current financial quarter (April to June, 2004), the company revealed that it expects to slip into...

Report: Time Warner may drop AOL

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Time Warner Inc. is looking at different options for America Online, including the possible sale, spin-off or reorganization of the Internet service provider, according to a published report. The New York Post...

MandrakeSoft ordered to drop trademark

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A judgement against the Linux distributor could force the company to stop using its trademark and surrender its domain names, pending an appeal. (Uh-oh... -Ed) A French court has decided against Linux...

DRAM prices drop by 15%

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THE RECOVERY IN prices of DRAM was seasonally driven and has run out of steam, according to an analyst at iSuppli. Nam Hyung Kim claimed in a note to customers today that contract prices in...

Sit and shop till you drop

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Grand finale for safe online shopping campaign The Interactive Media in Retail Group (IMRG) will today launch what it calls a 'shopping extravaganza' to round off its month-long safe internet shopping campaign....

PS2, XBOX, Gamecube Price drop

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It seems that Miscrosoft, Sony, and Nintendo have a planned price drop coming for their consoles. XBOX is planned to drop down to $149 Playstation is also planned to drop down to $149...

Apple reluctant to drop Mac OS 9

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Apple Computer has pulled back from a plan that would have made Mac OS X the primary operating system on all new Macs starting in January. In September, the Cupertino, Calif.-based company...

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