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...

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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...

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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...

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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,...

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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...

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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...

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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. ...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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