Graphics chip maker Nvidia rides on industry recovery

Graphics chip maker Nvidia reported good third fiscal quarter results thanks to the continuing recovery of the personal computer market. The company reported today that revenues came in at $903.2 million for its third fiscal quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $838.1 million. Earnings per share were 19 cents, compared to an expected 10 cents a share.

Hell returns as id Software's John Carmack builds Doom Classic for the iPhone

John Carmack is the programming wiz at id Software, the Mesquite, Texas-based company that pioneered the first-person shooter game genre that has generated billions of dollars in the game industry since 1993. Now Carmack has returned to the game that started it all: Doom. He has taken the original game and ported the code to run on the iPhone, his favorite new game platform.

Blabbelon launches free voice chat for online gamers

If anyone can appreciate the quality of voice calls over the web done right, it’s gamers. That’s the bet that Blabbelon is making as it launches a free voice chat system for game fanatics. The service is based on Skype’s Silk voice-chat codec, which tries to connect people over the Internet with crystal clear voice quality.