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The price of memory chips is rising at its fastest rate in more than four years due to an unexpected global shortage, according to CNet's article, prices have risen up to 70%.

Lindows changes OS name to Linspire: Company renames its OS in attempt to end Microsoft's international legal attacks.

Nokia has unveiled an updated version of the hybrid game handheld/phone, touted the 'N-Gage QD' is about 20 percent smaller and has been redesigned to address most obvious faults found in the original model.

Iomega has begun selling its 'son of Jaz' removable hard drive, Rev. Pitched as an alternative to tape back-up rigs, Rev provides 35GB of uncompressed storage capacity per 2.5in removable disk.

When "Water" isn't necessarily wet.

Removable, 1.8-Inch Hard Drive Due: IO Data Device will ship first mini drive under IVDR consortium spec in April.

IBM sells off low-end PowerPC chips: ARM-style licensing scheme takes shape.

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