Some technical specifications about Intel’s upcoming 45 nm Xeon DP processor generation have reached the web. According to a partial slide posted by VR-Zone, the new quad-core CPU will be available with up to 3.16 GHz.
Mclean (VA) - A recently filed Apple patent describes a new kind of touchpad that lights up to in response to normal activity.
In the patent, Apple says it might be "desirable to provide visual stimuli at the touch pad so that a user can better operate the touch pad." For example, the patent talks about the touchpad illuminating when it is touched, and light paths could follow the movement of touch.
Dell has temporarily removed the 3.73 GHz version of its Intel Core 2 Extreme QX6800-based XPS 720 H2C due to a lack of processors that lack enough overclocking potential.
Intel introduced six new Core 2 Duo variants, bringing the total for notebooks and desktop PCs to 29 different models: The Core 2 Extreme X7800 is the new flagship of the mobile CPU portfolio, new 2.66 GHz and 3 GHz quad-core desktop processors as well FSB 1333 dual-core chips extend the mainstream product line. Price cuts ring in a new round in the price war with AMD.
Intel has sent all four remaining Xeon DP processors with the 65 nm Dempsey core into its product discontinuance program.
Albatron has announced a graphics card whose primary focus is to enable Blu-ray movie playback on a PC.
Fremont (CA) – Logitech today announced its MX Air mouse, a stylish new mouse that has the shape of a common mouse, but works “in air” as well and is used just like a remote control.
Transmeta gets some financial breathing room thanks to a $7.5 million investment from AMD, which boosted the company’s stock by more than 30% today.
Chicago (IL) – Two Barcelona benchmark charts published on AMD’s website caused quite a stir yesterday: Intel wasn’t happy about outdated performance numbers causing AMD to remove the charts.
Chicago (IL) – AMD has posted performance “estimates” of its upcoming Barcelona quad-core processor on its website.
Cupertino (CA) - Apple has filed a patent application for a mouse that, instead of using buttons, has an optical sensing surface.
The patent describes the technology as a "mouse having a button-less panning and scrolling switch." The controls are recognized via a built-in camera that senses light from inside the mouse, and can recognize where the user's fingers are by the displacement of light.