Archive for May, 2009

Wolfenstein will arrive on August 4

Activision Blizzard announced that Wolfenstein will arrive on the 4th of August. The new shooter developed by Raven Software will be available for PS3, Xbox 360 and PC. Wolfenstein is set in World War II, where BJ Blazkowicz, endowed with paranormal powers, will be called to fight against an army from obscure origins created by a supernatural force [...]

Germany's GDP declined in the first quarter

Germany's GDP fell in the first quarter by 3.8% over the same period last year, has announced the Federal Office of Statistics. It is the largest decline since 1970. On an annual basis the decline was more substantial and of 6.9%. To weigh and the collapse of exports (Germany [...]

U.S., closed two banks, a total of 36 since the beginning of

Over the weekend two other banks in the U.S. have been closed. The Strategic Capital Bank and Citizens National Bank in Illinois, were closed for insolvency by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC), the guarantee fund of the U.S. current account. With these two the number of banks closed since the beginning of the year in the U.S. comes to [...]

Fujitsu presents the world's fastest CPU

Fujitsu has introduced a new CPU, called Venus SPARC64 VIIIfx, defined as the fastest in the world. The new CPU, built with a 45-nanometer process, has 8 cores and computing power of 128 Gigaflops, three times faster than the previous SPARC64 VII processor, built with a quadcore CPU process [...]

Bioshock 2 in a 9-minute video

Released a new video, which lasts nine minutes, on Bioshock 2, the sequel to the successful first-person shooter Bioshock, created by 2K Games. Bioshock 2 should hit the shelves in the fall of 2009 for PS3, Xbox 360 and Windows PC. Unlike the first in this sequel to Bioshock you can play multiplayer.

Sony's first loss in 14 years

Sony announced Tuesday it had closed for the first time in the last 14 years in the red. The losses amount to 98 billion yen, amounting to EUR 761 million. In the fourth quarter of fiscal Sony reported a loss of 165 billion yen, while in the corresponding period of the previous [...]

Intel, big fine from € 1.06 billion

The European Commission Wednesday fined a big fine from € 1.06 billion at Intel, he has implemented strategies for illegal trading. The Commission said in a statement that "found that Intel has used two specific forms of illegal practices. First, Intel has given discounts or part of a secret [...]

Bank of Italy: public debt record

The Bank of Italy announced that the public debt has reached a new record in March, to 1.741 billion euro, more precisely 1,741,275,000,000 Euros. This represents a debt of € 29,021 for every Italian. In February, the public debt had reached 1707410000000000 euro. In addition, tax revenues continue to fall, [...]

Intel faces a mega fine by the European Commission

Intel may well have delivered the next day a big fine from the European Commission for anticompetitive practices. According to the Financial Times reported the European Commission could fine Intel for abusing its dominant position in the weekly meeting on Wednesday. The Cupertino company has been accused of anticompetitive practices, such as discounts [...]

Shuttle, Hubble mission

Leaving this evening, the NASA space center at Cape Canaveral in Florida, at 20:01 Italian time, the 14:01 local time, the shuttle "Atlantis." Among the objectives of the mission, STS 125, significant work on the Hubble Space Telescope. The seven U.S. astronauts, led by Scott Altman in the 11-day duration of the mission will have to replace six gyroscopes, [...]

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