Ben Ames

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IBM bolsters blade series with Cell upgrade

Big Blue adds memory and data throughput for better performance on high-end applications such as graphics and finance. Insight 64 examines the competition from Xeon and Opteron

Intel improves desktop security with vPro upgrade

IT administrators who manage computers containing the new "Weybridge" processor and chipset bundle will be able to automatically send software patches to thousands of corporate PCs

ATI veteran Orton out at AMD

The man who led Canada's most successful graphics chip company through a blockbuster merger resigns as executive vice-president. Plus: The impact on Fusion's release

City government workers trade strategies for municipal Wi-Fi

Despite the tribulations of launching a regional wireless Internet network, some cities are making progress by sharing their hard-won lessons.

Dell to lay off 10 per cent of workforce

Dell will lay off 10 percent of its 88,100 workers, in a continuing effort to improve profits as the company also completes an investigation of accounting fraud, it said Thursday.

AMD to replace Athlon with Phenom chip

Advanced Micro Devices Inc. will make a quad-core chip for desktop PCs, replacing its venerable Athlon processor with the new "Phenom" design in an attempt to compete better with Intel Corp


An internal investigation at Dell has found evidence of misconduct and accounting errors, forcing the company to delay filing its annual earnings report with stock market regulators, it said Thursday after the U.S. stock market close.

NBC, NewsCorp join forces to challenge YouTube

News and NBC Universal will challenge Google's YouTube for online eyeballs and advertising dollars by launching a video-streaming Web site by the third quarter, News Corp. announced Thursday.

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