Apple patents "wide touchpad" for notebooks

Cupertino (CA) - Apple has received a patent for a touchpad that basically extends for the entire length of a notebook computer, adding to a series of related patents expected to make their way to future MacBooks.As the patent notes, most laptop computers have a very small touchpad so the surrounding area of empty space can be used to rest the user's palms.  The new idea from Apple would be to have this empty space filled with a much wider touchpad.

Nvidia MCP 73 to launch in September

AMD to launch two Barcelona-based processors in September

PDP revenue to peak in 2008, says iSuppli

Hynix develops 1 Gb mobile DRAM

Motorola to unleash Razr 2 this weekend

Schaumburg (IL) – Motorola will bring the second generation Razr phone to U.S, stores this weekend – and hopes that the device will bring back growth to the cellphone manufacturer.   In Pictures: Motorola Razr 2 ...  

Google offers fee-based overflow storage

NCAR lifts Teragrid processing capability above 250 TFlops

Boulder (CO) - The National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) announced that it is contributing a 2048-processor BlueGene/L system, nicknamed "frost", to the Teragrid.  

Microsoft sets up six critical fixes for August security bulletin

Microsoft has published its advance notification for this month's regularly scheduled security update, labeling six patches as "critical".

TG Daily Special: Virtualization Explored - Part 2

We continue with part 2 our 3-part series on virtualization.  In this installment, we look at applications, benefits and challenges. We will discuss server farms, ISPs and businesses that have made virtualization a key component of their strategy. And we will look at end-user applications and the reasons why an individual might choose virtualization for their desktop.   

Apple Boot Camp runs to version 1.4

Right on the heels of the debut of its new iMac line, Apple has updated the software that lets users run Windows on their Mac machines.

Ramsan’s 2 TB rack of flash memory

San Diego (CA) – Need a few terabytes of really fast storage?  Texas Memory Systems will be able to solve that need in a few months with their upcoming RAMSAN-500 box that can hold up to 2 TB of Flash memory along with a maximum of 64 GB of DDR2 memory.

DriveSavers dispels common hard drive recovery myths

Freezing or hitting failed hard drives doesn't work and can actually increase the damage, according to DriveSavers representatives.

TG Daily Special: Virtualization Explored

Virtualization stands at the threshold of changing the way we think about computing. We are headed into uncharted waters where computers are opening up a whole new world of opportunities, enabled by faster CPUs that integrate more and more cores. Join us for a three-part article in which we look at what virtualization is, how it applies and where it's headed.  

Fujitsu marching towards terabyte hard drives for notebooks

Fujitsu announced that it has developed a basic read/write capability of ideally ordered alumina nanoholes on a 2.5” magnetic disk on the way to achieve a recording density of 1 Tb per square inch.

ECS announces entry-level motherboard with Core 2 Quad support

Asustek launches quad-LAN server motherboard

Asustek announces U3 notebook

Defcon 2007 – Mayhem, mystery and marriage

This year’s recently completed Defcon convention started off with a bang and ended on a tender note.

Honda FCX to get a $12,000 tax credit

Edmunds.com is reporting that the Honda FCX' zero-emission rating is earning (potential future) buyers a whopping tax credit. The hydrogen fuel cell car is the first vehicle first to meet government requirements outline din the Energy Policy Act of 2005 to qualify for a $12,000 tax incentive.