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

Firefox 2.0.0.6 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.      

Demand for 20" widescreen panels to pick up on Dell and Apple orders

The very expensive iPhone, gone. Sorta.

Opinion – After 29 days, it was time to cancel the service on my iPhone – to avoid AT&T’s $175 penalty for canceling the 2-yr service contract early. I still think that the iPhone is a great mobile communication device - without doubt the most innovative built so far – but it is mainly the inadequate cellphone service that makes absolutely no sense at this time.

Sony gets FCC approval for fancy T650i cellphone

Chicago (IL) – Sony Ericsson has received the nod for its upcoming T650i phone with an integrated 3.2 megapixel camera.  

Analysis: AMD's technology opiate

AMD made a very powerful presentation yesterday. No question about that. Anyone sitting in the audience or listening in, at least those who didn't have any reason to believe otherwise, is likely to be absolutely convinced about AMD’s vision. The company showed nothing but a solid purpose of mind. It was actually very refreshing to see such an upbeat AMD on that stage. The question now is: Will AMD’s vision be enough?>> In Pictures: Bulldozer, Bocat and AMD's roadmap update  

Dell delays XPS M1330 notebook

Dell has said that, although it has begun shipping the XPS M1330 notebooks, "the process to ramp production has taken a bit longer than we expected."

MSI announces new notebook for gamers

VIA introduces new Nano-ITX motherboard for embedded systems

Wrap-up: AMD outlines a bright future at Technology Analyst Day

Sunnyvale (CA) – If you have been waiting for some news on how AMD will counter Intel in the next one, two years, then the Technology Analyst Day provided many answers. Not a lot of finished products, but AMD outlined its ideas which the company hopes will shape the industry down the road. If you have missed the webcast, here’s our comprehensive wrap-up.  

Toshiba SS RX1 64 GB SSD notebook delayed

Tokyo (Japan) - Japanese notebook buyers (and U.S. buyers with an eye on the Japanese market) have been waiting for Toshiba SS RX1 for some time – and it appears that the wait isn’t over yet. The ultra-thin notebook, on of the first to be available with a 64 GB solid state disk (SSD) drive was scheduled to become available today, but has not surfaced yet, according to Akihabaranews.com.  

Update 1: AMD gets more aggressive, announces next-gen CPU cores

Sunnyvale (CA) – There are very few options for AMD other than moving into the offense these days: The company’s chief technology officer today revealed at a meeting with analysts more details about the first Fusion processor “Falcon” as well as processors succeeding Barcelona: Bulldozer and Bobcat. And: The company plans to catch up with Intel’s production process in 2009.  

UPDATE: Mobile phones don't have short-term health effects, says new report

A new report three years in the making bashes earlier claims that cell phone transmissions could cause immediate health problems.

Motherboard makers doubt performance claims of upcoming Intel IGP drivers

SiS671-based ECS motherboard to enter mass production

Politicians – P2P a threat to national security

The United States Congress is taking a hard look at Peer to Peer file sharing programs, saying that they could cause classified documents to fall into the wrong hands.Washington DC – The United States Congress is taking a hard look at Peer to Peer file sharing programs, saying that they could cause classified documents to fall into the wrong hands.  At a Government Reform Committee hearing yesterday, Lime Wire chairman Mark Gorton was grilled by House members and even committee chair Henry Waxman, a Democrat from California.