Sun introduces first Intel servers

Santa Clara (CA) – No, that is not a misprint in the headline. Sun in fact today announced what seemed impossible until a few months ago – a server with a processor from the company it loved to hate.

Hitachi launches 250 GB 2.5” hard drive

Hitachi today announced a 250 GB hard drive for notebooks.

Office Live Meeting 2007 pushed up to June

Microsoft will launch the latest installment in its video conferencing software this month, adding support for virtual 360 degree conference rooms.

Kingston brings out DDR3 memory

Kingston Technology announced today that it has begun shipping HyperX 1375 MHz and ValueRAM 1066 MHz DD3 SDRAM modules, marked as the company's most advanced memory yet.

Pretec demonstrates 64 GB solid state disk

Taipei (Taiwan) – Pretec is the latest company to jump on the SSD train: The company has a 400x flash drive on display and claims that it is the fastest SSD in the world. Pretec says that the 400X SSD series will be offered in 2.5” and 1.8” form factors and read and write speeds of 63 MB/s and 36 MB/s, respectively, for the IDE version and 68 MB/s and 40 MB/s for the SATA model.

AMD introduces low-power Athlon X2 processors, DTX spec

Taipei (Taiwan) – AMD today said that it has finalized the DTX motherboard specification for compact PC - and introduced two 45 watt dual-core processors for the new platform.

Ask.com overhauls search engine

Still clinging to life in the search engine arena, Ask.com today unveiled a new slate of visual and functional updates to its search platform.

Lian Li shows that there is still some life in the computer chassis market

At this year’s Computex technology convention in Taipei, popular case maker Lian Li showed us several new case model- that are sure to wow computer geeks.

First system vendors demonstrating AMD’s Barcelona processor

Barcelona is making a first careful, public debut at Computex 2007. The processor has not been announced, but AMD and some of its partners are demonstrating server systems at the tradeshow. Extra: Slideshow

Super Talent shows off big SSDs

At this year’s Computex convention in Taipei, Super Talent showed off some very big 64 GB solid state drives. Extra: Slideshow

Apple adds new Intel processors, more memory to MacBook Pro

Apple has updated its line of MacBook Pro computers to include configurations with the latest Core 2 Duo processors and up to 4 GB of DDR2 SDRAM.

Update: Intel launches Bearlake chipset, announces plans for sub-$200 PC

Taipei (Taiwan) – Intel today launched its long awaited 3-Series chipsets, previously code-named “Bearlake”. While we are still waiting for the FSB1333 processor to go along with these chipsets, Intel Announced plans for a Core 2 Extreme mobile processor as well as a low-cost “mobile” PC.    

PNY to ship SSDs with up to 256 GB this year

PNY, known mainly as a system memory vendor, is getting in the SSD game: The company today announced that it is shipping 32 GB flash-based solid state disks now and will be offering versions with up to 128 GB in Q3 and 256 GB in late 2007 or early 2008.

Sandisk announces 64 GB solid state disk drive

Taipei (Taiwan) – Sandisk today announced a 64 GB version of its previously introduced 1.8” solid state disk (SSD) drive. The drive offers twice the capacity of 32 GB units, which are shipping in volume at this time and are sold through system vendors such as Dell. Scheduled for volume availability by the end of this year, the 64 GB version offers the same specifications as its smaller sister unit, which include a sustained data read rate of 67 MB/s and 7000 IOPS (inputs/outputs per second ) for a 512 byte transfer.

Mozilla releases final update for Firefox 1.5

Slideshow: MSI shows external graphics, passively cooled graphics card at Computex

MSI took the wraps off some of its Computex exhibits today, showcasing an external graphics solution as well as a monstrous graphics card without fan.

WD ships 750 GB desktop hard drive

Western Digital (WD) is catching up in the PMR race: Following the introduction of a 250 GB 2.5” drive last month, the company has begun offering a 750 GB version of its Caviar SE16 3.5” drive.

Corsair takes DDR3 memory to 2 GHz - update

Corsair announced the first 1600 MHz memory for Intel’s upcoming 3-series chipset platform – and previewed a 2000 MHz version of its Dominator memory.

PQI announces 256 GB solid state drive

PQI has announced a new solid state drive with a capacity that rivals regular laptop hard drives.

General Public License 3.0 final draft now available

The Free Software Foundation has released the final draft of the GNU General Public License 3.0, setting a timetable for the completed version by the end of June.