Santa Clara (CA) - In a confusing series of events, Intel today introduced its much anticipated Core 2 Duo processor. First, it wasn't so certain until recently that the desktop and mobile CPU would launch simultaneously; then, we saw different release dates around the globe with numerous publications breaking embargo dates; in the end, Intel broke its own embargo and released the processor in the US a few hours early.
Core 2 Duo in detail: Past, present and future (22 images) ...
Santa Clara (CA) - History may credit AMD almost as much as Intel with the creation of the Woodcrest, Conroe, and Merom architectures, the latter two of which Intel released today. In 2004, AMD effectively threw down a very sizeable gauntlet, challenging Intel on every conceivable front, including retail outlets and courtrooms, to innovate or perish. In good time, Intel responded, with a marketing program and technology initiative that many felt was contrived, inconclusive, lacking vigor.
Reuters this morning made public the news that is still hours away from being made official: Intel will officially unveil its Conroe and Merom processor architectures into its Core 2 Duo series, in a gala announcement slated for 11:30 Pacific Time this morning.
Following the announcement of its 4 GB solid state disk (SSD) flash drive late yesterday, Samsung today clarified some open questions and provided additional information about the product to TG Daily.
According to a spokesperson, the drive will be targeting owners of high-end PCs that intend to accelerate the performance of their Windows Vista PCs. The drive is likely to be available to system vendors to be pre-installed into new PCs as well as to the retail market to enable users to upgrade PCs they already own.
AMD has gone in hard to defend its marketshare in the wake of some earth shattering dual-core chip releases by Intel due this week.
UPDATE 26 July 3:20 PM EST: Samsung's 4 GB Vista flash SSD to be priced under $200
San Jose (CA) - Samsung on Tuesday announced a solid state disk drive that promises to completely eliminate hard drive delays on PCs. The disk is designed to take advantage of Microsoft's ""Ready Boost"" feature in Windows Vista and will be available ""around"" the time the new operating system launches.
It appears Mac's are now equipped to get into the Blu-ray game.
Apple today introduced a wireless version of its Mighty Mouse. Sporting the same overall look and providing the essentially same functionality as the original Mighty Mouse, the updated model offers a reliable, secure connection to Mac computers.
Santa Clara (CA) - Samsung, which has been leading the NAND flash market with more than 50% market share and is the typically first to introduce a new production process for flash memory may see more competition down the road: The NAND flash joint venture between Intel and Micron, IM Technologies, is first to announce sampling of a 50 nm chip.
I cannot believe that I am saying this, but AMD has managed to make itself sexy and alluring. It has done so by buying ATI. Sure, I did harp on in the past about Nvidia buying AMD, but it seems that Nvidia is a mite too arrogant and cocksure for AMD, at least that is the feeling coming from jilted Texan hearts.
Social networking site MySpace.com was inaccessible for more than 90 minutes as a result of a power outage in its data center.
PC makers are gearing up to announce their refreshed lines of desktop and notebook PCs when Intel will launch its Core 2 Duo processors this Thursday. One of the first companies to announce a system is Powerspec - the desktop brand of notebook builder Winbook - which will be offering a decked out enthusiast system.
Santa Clara (CA) - Intel today confirmed that it will introduce its Core 2 Duo processor will officially launch this Thursday at an event held at the firm's Santa Clara headquarter. Several hundred journalists and analysts are expected to attend the event.
Abit today said that its quality control department found that "rough handling during shipments" may have damaged "a small number of units from the early manufacturing of the AN9 32X product line."
Sunnyvale (CA) - Following a rather sobering quarter result, AMD answers Intel's challenge and the intent to bring new processors faster to market than initially planned: The company announced during its Q2 conference call that it will launch 45 nm processors in the first half of 2008 or about six months earlier than expected by industry experts.
Computer users who are interested in building a high-definition capable home entertainment PCs will soon be able to purchase graphics cards that support HD input and output.
AGP isn't dead yet and graphic chip developers and add-in-card manufacturers are responding to apparently still existing demand. Nvidia quietly launched an AGP version of its 7600 GS with first cards surfacing today.
When you're a digital camera enthusiast, missing a critical action shot can be embarrassing; but when you are a pro, a missed shot is costly. Sandisk has announced a new line of fast Compact Flash cards that could help eliminate missed shots.
Acer recently launched a 22" widescreen LCD monitor.