StarOffice available free of charge through Google Pack

Santa Clara (CA) – Sun has begun distributing StarOffice, the commercial version of the open source productivity suite OpenOffice.org, through Google.The StarOffice version offered through Google Pack is virtually identical with StarOffice 8 that is currently offered as $70 download from Sun's website as well as a free office package for students, researchers and teachers.

Linus Torvalds runs a tight ship

This past Sunday, as release candidate three (rc3) prepared for launch with the stable 2.6.23 Linux kernel, Linus Torvalds came out of relative seclusion to give a little smack-down and keep the project on track.

Epson announces 37 ppm inkjet printer

Long Beach (CA) – Inkjet printers have come increasingly under pressure by cheap laser printers, but Epson today announced a fast inkjet that should appeal to buyers looking for a printer under $100.    

DirecTV to sell Powerline broadband

Firefly phone gets a digital camera

Chicago (IL) – There is no such thing as a an easy to use cellphone, we know that by now. And even the simplest cellphone on the market, the Firefly phone for kids, is now getting an upgrade with a digital camera, a music/video player and a comprehensive software suite including a calendar and a contact manager.    

Electromagnetic radiation spray’s claim blocked by British standards bureau

French cosmetics firm Clarins is in hot water after the British Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) criticized its ads for a mobile phone radiation blocking spray.

Microsoft patches nine vulnerabilities for August

Microsoft has released its monthly security bulletin, this time fixing six critical and three important vulnerabilities in Windows, Office, and other software.

TSMC manufacturing eDRAM chips for Xbox 360

Nvidia reportedly selling 128-bit version GeForce 8400GS chips in China

Lacie announces 5 TB SATA RAID

Nokia warns of battery problem that affects 46 million phones

The world's largest mobile phone manufacturer has issued an overheating warning about one of the batteries used in its products that could affect as many as 46 million handsets.

Tesla roadster delayed?

The Tesla roadster, a Silicon Valley darling and sports car that is fully powered by Li-ion batteries, may see a delivery delay, according to a post at Jalopnik.      

Intel tapes out high-end desktop chipset for Nehalem core

Industry sources confirmed to TG Daily that Intel has received first silicon of its "Tylersburg" chipset, which will be available for high-end desktop processors built on Intel's new Nehalem architecture due in 2008.

Facebook source code leaked onto Internet

Speedier software coming from AMD

AMD announced an initiative today designed to help developers accelerate their software: There will be a new classification of hardware extensions dubbed XSP (or Extensions for Software Parallelism), which provides internal hardware monitors that contain runtime observed information about executing processes. This new data is expected to help software re-design itself at run-time to remove conditions that are known to be significant bottlenecks to high performance.

OCZ offers water-cooled DDR3-12800 memory

Sunnyvale (CA) – OCZ expands its enthusiast memory on the very high-end with a 1600 MHz DDR3 version of its FlexXLC series of devices.    

TG Daily Special: Virtualization Explored: Installing VMware

This article is a supplement to the three-part article entitled "TG Daily Special:  Virtualization".  In this article we'll go through the entire process of setting up a virtual machine.  You'll learn what software is required,  what hardware should be used and, as a companion to the three-part article, why it is desirable to do so.  

Intel intros 3.0 GHz quad-core Xeon, drops Pentiums

Intel today officially announced the Xeon X5365 – a quad-core processor that so far only has been available in limited quantities. The company also quietly announced that it has begun phasing out all remaining Pentium 4 and Pentium D processors.

Skype coming to the iPhone, sorta

Stuttgart (Germany) – Shape Services has announced a basic feature set of Skype for Apple's iPhone. "Skype on the iPhone is a Reality" reads the headline of a press release that found its way to our Email inbox today and given the fact that this writer just canceled his provider contract with AT&T and since then has been using the iPhone as a portable Wi-Fi device and as an overpriced iPod, there was an immediate interest in testing this application.

AMD announces Athlon 64 X2 6400+ "Black Edition"

Tokyo (Japan) – AMD has announced what is expected to be the final and highest performing version of its 90 nm dual-core desktop processor series.