Opera today released an alpha version of its Kestrel browser, officially named Opera 9.5. Besides a few new features, the new browser renders webpages substantially faster than than preceding version.
Santa Clara (CA) - Last week, Intel released eight technical papers providing details about its Tera-scale project. TG Daily had an opportunity to discuss the technology with Jerry Bautista, director of technology management at Intel. Could Tera-scale become the x86 killer?
Berlin (Germany) – Sandisk said that it will be offering NAND flash-based solid state disk (SSD) drives for the low-cost PC market.
Santa Clara (CA) - In a world dominated by multi-thread desires, and often single-thread limitations, hardware advancements can make the biggest difference in performance. AMD has released a new extension for x86 hoping to address at least part of that. Dubbed SSE5, this newest generation adds power to the x86 by introducing not only a whole new instruction class, but also powerful multiply-accumulate instructions as well. Both of these advancements should deliver notable savings in compute time.
JVC today said that it has developed the first single-sided dual layer DVD-RW disc.
Jerusalem (Israel) - A company called Mempile has developed a prototype storage device which uses a DVD-like disc capable of eventually storing up to 1 Terabyte worth of data in a semi-transparent disc. It has 200 physical layers of about 5GB each on this disc. That's enough to store more than 250,000 MP3s, 115 full-length DVD movies, or 40 full-length HD movies on each disc. Researchers believe the technology will yield multi-TB discs that could fit in your coat pocket.
Intel announced today an extended platform technology which has the potential to make computer viruses and successful hacker attacks in virtualized environments a thing of the past.
Barcelona is AMD's latest core redesign with internal changes to achieve greater compute parity with Intel's Core 2 architecture.
Via has extended its Eden processor family with a new ultra low voltage model.
The next size of flash memory is knocking on our doors: Toshiba today said that it will be shipping a 16 GB SDHC card in October and a 32 GB version in January.