Asustek to start volume shipments of $200 PCs in September

Software bug took Skype out

Skype today provided a few more information pieces about the reasons behind its massive network outage last week.

Tilera announces 64-core processor

Palo Alto (CA) – Silicon Valley startup Tilera today announced the Tile64, a processor with 64 programmable cores that, according to the company, houses ten times the performance and 30 times the power efficiency of Intel's dual-core Xeon processors.    

Update: Skype service restored

It took 50 hours of repairs: Skype this morning informed its users that the instant messenger and VoIP communication software is back online.

Skype outage: An unprecedented wake-up call

Opinion - There are certain pieces of technology that in today's world we all pretty much rely on. Cellphones, PDAs, notebooks, the Internet. Whenever any of these are down, our lives are notably impacted. For many, the world of IM/VoIP is just such a tool. When Skype went down without a warning and has stayed down for over 36 hours, many users are beginning to think it's a bit much – and unacceptable.

IBM releases Lotus Notes and Domino 8

After two years of development and testing, IBM has decided its collaboration software is ready to go. August 17th marks the date Lotus Notes 8 and Domino 8 officially hit the market. With an eye on the Internet and collaboration, this "more than email" application is seen by IBM as the next "killer app".

Fujitsu installs hydrogen power plant in Silicon Valley campus

Fujitsu today said that it has completed work on a fuel cell power plant that will provide about 50% of the power needed to cool the firm's Sunnyvale campus data center and labs.

Motorola preps fixed wireless office phone

Chicago (IL) – The FCC has approved a new office phone from Motorola that works in combination with wireless networks and does require access to a landline.    

UK firm working on wind-powered cell phone charger

UK mobile service provider Orange has announced it is working on a new cell phone charger powered entirely by wind.

Intel Penryn processors with up to 4 GHz?

Intel plans to initially release nine desktop processors with the 45 nm Penryn core, with clock speeds eventually scaling up to 4 GHz, according to a report published by Digitimes today.

VIA introduces 1 W Eden CPU for embedded applications

Global GSM/WCDMA/HSPA subscribers top 2.5 billion mark in 2Q07, says GSA

Update: Skype outage continues into Friday

In a rather rare event, some Skype users have been unable to log on to the VoIP service since this morning.

Second batch of Apple iPhone arrives

Light pulses crack security codes within seconds

University of Michigan scientists have discovered a breakthrough way to utilize light in cryptography. The new technique can crack even complex codes in a matter of seconds. Scientists believe this technique offers much advancement over current solutions and could serve to foil national and personal security threats if employed.

Apple retires AppleWorks

Stolen USB drive contains info on all Idaho National Guard members

An Idaho National Guard member managed to have a USB thumb drive containing thousands of soldiers’ records stolen out of her car.

iPhone keyboard lacks accuracy, study finds

A new study concludes what many iPhone users may have found out already. The iPhone's on-screen keyboard isn't really as good as it may look at first sight.

Helio pumps out thinnest phone in the U.S.

Los Angeles (CA) - Helio's latest phone, the "Fin", measures only 0.45 inches thick and still manages to pack in a three megapixel camera and 100 MB of internal memory. See images of all Helio phones and features

Notebook shipments goal may fall short of expectations amid component shortages