Apple announces Safari 3 browser for Windows

San Francisco (CA) – Apple today introduced the third generation of its Safari browser for Windows and Mac computers at its Worldwide Developer Conference (WWDC). Joining the browser battle on the Windows PC, Apple today released a beta version of Safari 3, which the company claims is the fastest browser available. According to the company, Safari can render web pages twice as fast as IE7 and up to 1.6 times faster than Firefox 2.

Tessera unveils technology to produce tiny wafer-level digital cameras

San Jose (CA) – Tessera, an IP company specialized on semiconductor packaging technologies, introduced a wafer-level digital camera, which is about half the size as today’s digital cameras that are integrated into mobile devices such as cellphones.

Adobe gives Apollo a breath of fresh AIR

Apollo today announced several new features for “Apollo,” an application runtime that aims to provide a software bridge between operating systems, and introduced the brand name for the technology: AIR.

Diamond preps 1 GB Radeon HD 2900 XT graphics card

Chatsworth (CA) – Diamond Multimedia will begin offering a Radeon HD 2900 XT graphics card that offers twice the GDDR4 memory of standard 2900 XT cards on June 14.  

AMD’s OSRC takes first steps to speed up software with new hardware

AMD is celebrating the 1-year anniversary of its Operating System Research Center (OSRC) in Dresden, Germany. The unit has been put in place to bridge real gaps seen between the software and hardware communities - and to help AMD produce better software and hardware solutions for operating system vendors. Here’s a quick look of what has happened in the OSRC’s first year.

New Netscape browser makes debut

Reminding everyone that it's still in the browser game, Netscape has released a beta version of Netscape Navigator 9.0.

Dell PCs (mostly) cheaper at Wal-Mart than online

More than 3300 Wal-Mart stores will be putting Dell desktop PCs on their shelves this weekend. The computers will be available from $500 – and differ in price from what Dell charges through its website.

Intel CEO: Silverthorne most important product since the introduction of the Pentium processor

Chicago (IL) – In an interview with German newspaper Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung (FAZ) Intel chief executive officer Paul Otellini compared the importance of its upcoming mobile processor “Silverthorne” with the company’s original 8088 CPU and the 1994 Pentium processor.

DivX Pro available for free

In an unexpected promotion, DivX today is offering free downloads and serial keys to customers who want DivX Pro, a video codec that normally costs around $20.

Intel mobile devices to get Peppered with Linux support

Pepper Computer announced this week that it will launch Pepper Linux for mobile Internet devices to OEMs later this year.

Ricoh introduces sub-$400 color laser printer

Ricoh today introduced a new desktop color laser printed that will compete in the increasingly popular segment of $400 devices.

Apple sends Boot Camp to 1.3 beta

Apple has updated its Boot Camp software to a beta test of version 1.3, adding new MacBook Pro support, updating graphics drivers, and more to the Mac-powered Windows application.

Computex Day 3 Slideshows: SSDs, wood laptops and quad-core SFF PCs

This year’s Computex technology convention in Taipei is proving to be the year of the flash drive with several companies offering SSDs, DDR3 and huge flash sticks.

Mozilla puts green light on Firefox 3 Alpha 5

The latest pre-release version of Firefox 3.0 has hit the Internet, adding among other things the addition of bookmarks to the much touted "Places" feature.

Seagate claims highest density 3.5” hard drive

Seagate today announced the first desktop hard drive to store 250 GB on a single platter.

5 GHz overclocking attempt at Computex

Abit and overclocking champion Robert Kihlberg are trying to break the 5 GHz speed barrier on an Intel quad-core chip.

Thermalright’s insane “Heat Sink Case”

We’ve all seen CPU heatsinks get bigger and better, but Thermalright has gone all the way with their aptly named “Heat Sink Case”.

Photosynth 3D image browser gets first real world app

BBC is the first company to test a commercial use of Microsoft’s Photosynth 3D image browser: Photosynth connects images in a three-dimensional way to enable interactive sightseeing on the PC screen. Extra: Slideshow

SilentFlux mixes radiators and CPU coolers

SilentFlux is trying to reinvent CPU coolers by taking a cue from car radiators.

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