TwinMOS launches 16 GB flash drives

TwinMOS Technologies has added 16 GB versions to its X5 and Z4 series of USB 2.0 disks.

Is Intel back and do they love Apple? You betcha!

I'm at IDF (Intel Developer Forum) this week and this is Intel's big chance to prepare for Q4 sales, to embrace the developers, and to build confidence for the company and its products. You can't help but go to a show like this and be taken by the power that an industry leading company has. There is little doubt, regardless of its problems, that Intel leads the technology industry in microprocessors from the standpoint of volume - which generates the resources to create a show that only has its equal in Microsoft, the other industry leader.

ATI graphics driver gets Vista certification

ATI has won the race to get the graphics industry's first Windows Hardware Quality Lab (WHQL) certification for the upcoming Windows Vista operating system.

Sandisk intros 16 GB monster Compact Flash card

The new generation of flash cards is here, which, for the very first time, surpass the capacity of mini hard drives. Sandisk's new Extreme III Compact Flash cards will ship with 12 GB and 16 GB capacity in December of this year.

First quad-core workstation, server announced

Appro and Velocity Micro were the first two firms to announce new workstations and servers based on Intel's upcoming "Kentsfield" and "Clovertown" processors. The quad-cores are based on two single Core processors and are expected to launch in November.

ATI intros new mobility GPUs

ATI announced a new set of graphics processors for notebook computers. According to the company, the new additions to the Mobility Radeon line - the X1350, the X1450, and the X1700 - will allow for longer battery life and better support for high-definition content.

AMD to counter Intel QX6700 with three new Athlon 64 FX CPUs

Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) plans to launch three 90 nm Athlon 64 FX processors intended for its 4x4 platform (a two-socket board, each containing a dual-core processor) in mid-November, with an aim to counter Intel's planned launched of the quad-core Core 2 Extreme QX6700 CPU, according to sources at Taiwan motherboard makers who are familiar with AMD's latest roadmap.

Quad-core Clovertown server CPU to launch on 16 November

Intel will announce two-way quad-core server Clovertown processors, which will be marketed under the Xeon 5300-series name, on 16 November, according to Taiwan-based motherboard makers.

Aopen announces 18x DVD burner

Aopen has launched a DVD burner, the DSW1218P, a half-height optical disc drive (ODD) that can read and write DVD +/- R/RW, DVD +/- R DL, DVD-RAM, and CD-R/RW formats at speeds up to 18x.

Spansion to make quad Mirror Bit flash memory by 2007

Following the demonstration of four-bit-per cell flash memory silicon that was produced under MirrorBit quad technology, Spansion said it plans to move production to 90 nm by year-end of this year with a maximum density range of up to 2 Gbit.

Emachines announces $520 dual-core system

Dual-core processors have reached the entry-level computer market. Emachines today announced its T5212 system, which comes with an Intel first-generation dual-core processor, plenty of RAM and hard disk storage for $520.

Microsoft Releases New Build of Windows Vista

Microsoft has released an interim build of Windows Vista to its usual testers as well as to some 100,000 of the participants in its Customer Preview Program.

Apple premiers Aperture 1.5 at Photokina

Apple Computer has released Aperture 1.5, a major update to the all-in-one post production tool for photographers that delivers enhancements across each phase of the entire workflow.

Iogear announces germ-killing computer mouse

Chicaho (IL) - It's no secret that computer keyboards and mice are among the most likely places to harbor immense populations of bacteria. Iogear promises at least a partial solution to this common problem with a new mouse that claims to kill germs by simply getting in contact with its surface.

Adobe ships Photoshop Elements 5.0, Premiere Elements 3.0

Adobe Systems Incorporated today announced that the latest installments to the Photoshop Elements and Premiere Elements software have been shipped to retailers nationwide.

AMD sends "Multi-Core Processing for Dummies" to IDF

Last week, AMD somewhat surprisingly confirmed that it won't book a hotel room to host press briefings parallel to the Fall Intel Developer Forum, which will open its doors on Tuesday, 26 September. However, AMD couldn't help to completely abandon the tradition of taking advantage of the event and sent out a booklet to tech journalists. Presented as a special edition of a popular tutorial series, we received a "Multicore Processing for Dummies" in our mail. The 32-page booklet, published by Wiley, is accompanied by a note that states:

SDRAM shows buoyant signs amid insufficient supply

The buoyant price trend of SDRAM is likely to persist, thanks to seasonal effects and limited supply from leading players, according to industry players.

Micron samples DDR3 memory

Boise (ID) - Micron is the second major DRAM manufacturer to announce sample shipments of next-generation DDR3 modules and claims to be the first company to ship 1 Gb devices with a capacity of up to 2 GB. DDR3 promises to double the speed of today's DDR2 memory and is expected to become available on high-end desktop computers in late 2007.

Novell prepares real-time SUSE Linux

The fruits of Novell's development agreement with real-time systems specialist Concurrent Computer will be released in October in the form of SUSE Linux Enterprise Real-Time, according to reports.

ATI supports Crossfire dual-graphics on Intel 965 motherboards

ATI released a new version of its Catalyst graphics driver. Besides the usual game performance improvements, ATI claims that the 6.9 package adds dual-graphics support to motherboards based on Intel's 965 chipset for Core 2 Duo processors.