The Internet continues its rapid pace of growth. Netcraft reports that 1.93 million sites came online during the month of January, bringing the grand total to 108.8 million.
By now, we have learned that power efficiency has become one of the dominant cost factors impacting the operating of computer systems. A new study, commissioned by AMD, is putting numbers on the power consumption of data centers in the U.S. and around the world.
San Francisco (CA) – IBM today revealed first data about a new embedded DRAM device, which the company claims achieves record access times. The technology is expected to debut in 2008 as part of the 45 nm generation of IBM processors.
AMD is preparing the rollout of its first quad-core processor, an Opteron processor based on the Barcelona core. Meanwhile, Intel is developing an answer to Barcelona: The company is lining up 45 nm server and desktop processors and will revive Hyperthreading in 2008 with the Nehalem core.
Voice recognition technology has reached a new era - that is if you want to believe IBM.
NBC has announced that it is planning to air its nightly news program, NBC Nightly News With Brian Williams, in high definition, which would make it the only network news show in its timeslot to do so, according to a report on TVPredictions.com.
With talk about the 2008 presidential election already fervently underway, a new site has popped up with an exclusive focus on next year's election, which already has more than 20 possible candidates that are known or speculated to be vying for the White House seat.
Sideshow is one of those Windows Vista features that are still somewhat cloudy and without a clear future. So far, Sideshow has gained most interest in the form of a small LCD that is integrated into the notebook lid as a secondary screen - to enable data access without requiring the user to power up the notebook. But there is more - and Nvidia is cooking up some interesting solutions.
AMD's processor prices remain under severe pressure: Caught between Intel's outgoing Pentium D series on the low end and the Core 2 Duo series on the high end, the X2 Athlons remain vulnerable to market shifts and Intel's supply strategy. Anyone intending to build a Vista PC on a budget should begin having a closer look at AMD.
Vista news is dominating the blogosphere today, but instead of talk about a launch frenzy, there is a considerable amount of negative impressions from bloggers.
Second Life has moved beyond the novelty of playing host to virtual ad space for companies, with an entire country now vying for attention in the online world. A virtual Swedish embassy will be making a presence in the game, with full support from the country's government.
The cliched phrase "Honey, I'm home" may now actually be addressing the household computer, as a new survey by Kelton Research shows that the majority of Americans spend more time with their computer than they do with their significant other.
Our processor price/performance series continues, with our first installment in 2007. We have tweaked some charts and made adjustments based on reader feedback, as we look at how processor pricing is already making its mark for the new year. Most strikingly this week is the nearly universal large price jumps in the line of AMD processors, after a cascade of price falls at the end of 2006.
Minnesota's Department of Revenue is predicting that the state will be the first one in the country to receive a 70% rate of e-filed taxes, marking a new record for the state and going beyond what is expected for the other 49 in 2007.
New York will soon be getting a new system that could be one of the biggest advancements in emergency call centers since the creation of 911 over 35 years ago. In his State of the City speech, mayor Michael Bloomberg said the city has plans to allow callers to send cell phone pictures and videos to local 911 dispatchers.
Fujitsu claims that it has developed a key technology that would allow the company to quintuple today's highest commercial storage densities in hard disk media. If researchers will be able to transfer the technology into commercial products, we could see 5 TB desktop drives and 1.5 TB notebook drives in the not too distant future.
Google announced that will integrate "hundreds" of 3D buildings of Hamburg, Germany into its application "Earth." According to a report published by Spiegel Online, the models will find their way into the software "within a few days" and make Hamburg Google's first 3D city.
The Japanese space agency is canceling its long awaited moon mission. The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) is recommending canceling the Lunar-A project which would have planted probes into the moon's surface. Japan had been planning the mission for more than a decade and even built the mothership, which is falling apart from neglect.
Hewlett-Packard (HP) today released first details about a "hybrid" nano-CMOS chips that could lead the way not only to much smaller chip structures and extend the physical limits of Moore's law, but also continue the trend to a substantial decrease of power consumption in semiconductors.
Skype has unveiled a project that will bring TV to computers and the Internet to TVs in a massive undertaking by the new Skype subsidiary Joost.