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Sunday Sampler [17-02-08]

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Posted February 17, 2008 by admin in Internet

Still on the Yahoo acquisition topic, the company is apparently being sued by its shareholders for not taking enough time to negotiate with Microsoft. “And choosing to play to get to the expense of all shareholders who have been seeing the value of their stock go down for too long.

EA has officially announced Command & Conquer: Red Alert 3 for PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. “Red Alert 3 will add co-op campaign play, new units, and a new faction to the alternate history strategy series… No release estimate was provided”

A new BioShock game has been announced, although it’s for your mobile. “IG Fun has been contracted to develop a version of BioShock for mobilphones and, though details are pretty scarce, we’ve already developed a serious amount of ire and contempt for the title.”

CPU-Z 1.44.1 has been released – which adds support for VIA’s Isaiah processor, fixes a memory timings bug in Skulltrail, and finally deals with an issue related to AMD’s Phenom CPU’s.“CPU-Z is a freeware that gathers information on some of the main devices of your system.”

Catalyst 8.2 has revealed that some new mobility chips are in the works; the Radeon HD 3100, 3200, 3300 and 3430. “These are based on the different flavors of the upcoming RS780 chipset…Two more versions are mentienod in the drivers; RS780M, RS780MC, but their product names are not revealed.”

Best Buy are being sued $54 million after losing a laptop which was sent in for repair. “Best Buy has told Campbell that her demands are unreasonable, and has tried to settle for far less… Months of stalling and brush-offs by the company led her to the drastic measures, she said.”

Market research has found that AMD sells more CPU’s when Intel goes overboard the on advertising campaigns. “I wish they would advertise more. I beg them publicly, please advertise more. Create more demand.”

Google has released an updated SDK (software development kit) for its Android mobile operating system. “It’s the first update since the SDK was released in November and includes changes requested by developers.”

Finally, Activision has started the Guitar Hero III for Wii replacement program. “The firm is now dishing out pre-paid envelopes in which customers have to ship back their faulty GH III disc and wait “3 to 4 weeks” before getting a new, stereo-enabled one free of charge.”

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