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XMA launches Viglen PCs into the UK gaming market

Viglen first opened its doors as a retailer way back in 1975. In the 1980s it sold and supported systems such as the BBC Acorn, but it steadily moved into PC manufacturing. In 1994, the company was acquired by Lord Alan Sugar and its focus slowly moved away from selling …

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The weird and wonderful at Multiplay i56

Although far from its largest show of the year, Multiplay’s major Christmas LAN event, Insomnia 56 (i56) still has a lot on show. While we’d love to take you all with us on a virtual tour of the entire show, we can’t quite afford that new Nokia VR camera just …

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Multiplay announces Insomnia is moving to the NEC

Multiplay, the gaming server provider and host of the multiple-yearly-Insomnia gaming festival and LAN parties, has announced that with its next event, the winter LAN, it will be moving from its current home at Coventry’s Ricoh Arena, to Birmingham NEC. This will allow it to fit in more gaming space, …

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Intel still committed to make new Itanium processors

Intel Corp. introduced its latest Itanium microprocessor code-named “Poulson” back in 2012 and since then the company has neither updated the lineup of its IA64 chips, nor revealed exact plans about future Itanium products. But while Intel has been consistently adding new reliability, availability and serviceability features to its Xeon …

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Lenovo acquires mobile patents from NEC

Lenovo Group, the largest supplier of personal computers in the world that wants to become a top smartphone maker, said that it had bought a portfolio of mobile patents from NEC Corp. The move should help Lenovo to avoid legal conflicts with other makers of smartphones and boost its own …

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Sony may leave Nintendo Wii U without GPU with eDRAM cache

Sony Corp. this week acquired a semiconductor manufacturing facility from Renesas Electronics which, among other things, makes Nintendo “Latte” graphics processing unit with 32MB eDRAM cache that is used inside Nintendo Wii U game console. While there are long-term supply agreements in place, over time Nintendo may lose the supply …

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Slow flash storage leads to slow smartphones

If I ran a poll asking our readers what features are most important to them when purchasing a new smartphone, I would be willing to bet the top three would be the display, chipset and the brand of phone. However researchers at NEC have found embedded flash memory modules and …

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