Acer releases two consumer notebooks

Qualcomm tapes out 45 nm chips

Evergreen converts Compact Flash cards into a solid state disk drive

Evergreen is selling in Japan a 2.5” “CF to SSD” case that houses two adapters for Compact Flash cards. In essence, the device provides a very simple opportunity to build a solid state disk (SSD) drive. There is no performance data available, but, which sells the device, says that data transfer speed depends on the CF card that are being used in combination with the CF to SSD drive.    

Use the USB port to charge AA batteries

Chicago (IL) – Moixa Energy has developed rechargeable AA batteries with a twist: the batteries are recharged simply by plugging them into an USB port.      

Blackhat: Breaking audio CAPTCHAs with Winamp

This year’s Blackhat computer security convention started off with a bang.>> In Pictures: Blackhat 2007 

Microsoft releases Direct3D 10.1 preview with Shader Model 4.1

IBM consolidates servers into mainframes

Armonk (NY) – In one of the largest virtualization efforts announced to date, IBM said that it will replace 3900 of its servers with just 30 mainframe systems – reducing power consumption by about 80% or enough to free up enough power to run a small town.  

Apple updates iPhone software

AMD software lets defective graphics cards slip into the channel

AMD rumored to ship UVD-disabled Radeon HD 2400 for emerging markets

A comparison of next-gen display interfaces

Indianapolis (IN) – The world of graphics technologies continues changing at phenomenal rates. It is often difficult for the average consume to keep up with all of the advancements. Buzzwords like DVI, HDMI, UDI and DisplayPort are all the rage.  But, what is behind those phrases and how do they relate to one another? We have compiled the data into one comprehensive, easy to read overview.

YouTube at 80 MPH with Sprint’s mobile broadband

Opinion - Everyday, millions of people check their emails, watch YouTube videos and chat on Skype, but imagine doing that while speeding 80 miles-per-hour down the San Diego freeway.>> In Pictures: Sprint EVDO mobile broadband 

Iomega rolls out new NAS line

Iomega today added new members to its  StorCenter Network Hard Drive product line.

Wistron NeWeb enters design-in for Google Talk Wi-Fi phones

Sharp to build complex with 10G LCD and solar cell facilities

Firefox patches two vulnerabilities

Intel drops 32-bit dual-core LV processors

Intel has informed its customers that it has begun phasing out two of its three “Sossaman” processors.

NEC and Hitachi announce HDD watercooling technology

Chicago (IL) – After CPUs and GPUs, there’s now a device to watercool your hard drives as well.      

Eurocom introduces quad-core mobile workstation

Chicago (IL) – Eurocom has begun offering its heavy-weight Phantom mobile workstations with Intel’s Core 2 Quad processors.    

Xerox announces “greener” paper

Rochester (NY) – Xerox said that it has developed a new kind of digital printing paper that can be manufactured using trees more efficiently.