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The Mercury News is reporting that Sunnyvale, CA resident Paul Shin Devine, a 37-year-old Apple manager in global supply, has been arrested and charged with accepting kickbacks from Asian suppliers. In return, he provided confidential information that allowed these suppliers to negotiate more advant...

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Whither the cheap, low-capacity Walmart iPhone? MacRumors' Arnold Kim now anticipates that Walmart will be offering 8GB iPhones for $197, with no mention of smaller capacities or lower prices. The price is two bucks cheaper than at an AT&T retail store. MacBlogz's Aviv Hadar mentioned late last...

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After Falcon, there's Jasper. At least that's how Dean Takahashi of the San Jose Mercury News claims the Xbox 360 timeline will progress. The Jasper motherboard is said to extend the 65-nm shrinkage to the ATI-built graphics chip. As the source for most of the Xbox's heat, that should make Jasper-ba...

October 11th 2007 at 8:25am 0 Comments

The San Jose Mercury News provides this video of the recent three day iPhone developer camp and hackathon. The Mercury News talked with event organizers and got a peek at some new iPhone-specific applications during this "Inside Silicon Valley" video. It's a pretty long video (almost half an hour!)...

July 10th 2007 at 8:00pm 0 Comments
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Ready to fork out $100 on a new PSP battery? It appears that the recently revealed "15 hour" battery from Blue Raven seems to get the job done. Although the battery increases the size of the system, Mike Antonucci from The Mercury News, notes that it adds a great deal of comfort to the system: "The...

May 4th 2007 at 1:00pm 0 Comments
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Speaking to The Mercury News' Dean Takahashi, designer Shigeru Miyamoto gave a slight jab to the PlayStation Home for its familiarity. "What they're doing already exists in one form on the PC," he said. "Our focus [with Miis] is always to be different and do something that's different." Miyamoto fur...

March 19th 2007 at 6:21pm 0 Comments
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Dean Takahashi, Xbox guru and writer for Mercury News, recently wrote an article about a friend of his. The friend, Rob Cassingham, 42, has been through seven different 360 units, and all of them have failed. Cassingham purchased four at the the Zero Hour launch event, and all four "croaked." While...

February 23rd 2007 at 12:35pm 0 Comments
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Dean Takahashi recently sat down to talk with Peter Moore at CES. Some of the topics discussed include IPTV, gaming on Windows Vista, MMOs on 360, the importance of 1st party developers, Microsoft's hopes in Japan, and of course, a little offhanded PS3 and Wii bashing. Moore makes a particularly int...

January 16th 2007 at 3:30pm 0 Comments
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Despite the green light given to Steve Jobs and his executive team by an internal Apple investigation, the San Jose Mercury News seems intent on proving otherwise. Apple is giving Jobs a "Free Pass", claims one recent article which cites a Boston University management professor and a managing direct...

January 5th 2007 at 3:00pm 0 Comments
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Mercury News has some fighting words from Microsoft's Robbie Bach. The President of E&C goes on record saying that Sony is unable to successfully compete in the upcoming generation as Sony must focus its efforts across three platforms: PS2, PS3 and PSP. "I think Sony, frankly, suffers a little b...

November 27th 2006 at 2:30pm 0 Comments