Most computer users have dealt with computer cables strewn around the house, but the HomePlug PowerLine Alliance hopes to get rid of some of the mess by piggybacking networking signals on top of regular power lines. At the WinHEC conference in Los Angeles, HomePlug reps showed us how homeowners can easily stream multiple high definition video signals through regular wall sockets.
Mountain View (CA) – Google’s core search engine has been walking down an evolutionary path, with new functionality being integrated almost silently over the course of the past years. At least for today, the perception of a gradually improving search engine has changed: Google announced a wave of new features that go well beyond integrated search: There is a new contextual search, access to experimental search features as well as an upcoming cross-language platform, which could bridge search results between different languages.
Mountain View (CA) – Google today announced may be the most significant enhancement to the company’s core search engine in several years: Google is integrating search engines that so far have operated as separate entities into the main Google search. It also marks the first time that YouTube is closely embedded into Google search results.
Verizon today launched its mobile ESPN network, offering fans a revival of the service that bit the dust last year as an independent cell phone operator.
Santa Clara (CA) – The Core 2 Duo E4400 processor is the latest Core 2 Duo processor to transition to a new stepping and new thermal specifications that provide more room for overclockers and enable system builders to scale back case cooling solutions.
New York (NY) – Apple’s iPhone may not be on the market yet, but it already shows its impact, as several established cellphone companies are stepping up their game: Motorola today introduced a stylish new Razr generation that only comes with new features, but comes in a stylish new package made of aluminum, magnesium and plastic.
Los Angeles (CA) - Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates gave his last keynote at the WinHEC conference earlier this morning and outlined the success of the Windows Vista operating system. He told the audience of programmers and hardware engineers that Vista sales were “beyond our expectations” and outlined some key features of the upcoming Windows Home Server and the renamed Longhorn Windows Server 2008.
Los Angeles (CA) - At this week's WinHEC conference, Microsoft gave the official title of Windows Server 2008 to its next major platform, which was previously codenamed Longhorn.
New products on the WinHEC 2007 showfloor (32 images) ...
Cupertino (CA) – Apple this morning announced an update for its MacBook computers. The company’s mainstream notebook computers are now available with more memory, more hard drive space and faster processors. However, the MacBook will have to rely on the “old” FSB667 Core 2 Duos until Penryn arrives.
Los Angeles (CA) – Gigabyte today said that it will be offering a motherboard that follows AMD’s recently proposed mini DTX specifications in July of this year. Gigabyte is the first company to announce a product based on AMD’s mini-DTX specification outlined in February of this year. The new motherboard is currently on display at the WinHEC 2007 conference in Los Angeles and is promised to be shipping in July.
D-Link today introduced a wireless Ethernet bridge using dual-band draft 11n technology at Microsoft's WinHEC event.
NXP Semiconductors and Kestrel Wireless want to embed RFID chips into DVDs to prevent shoplifters.
Wal-Mart, the world’s largest retailer, is putting Skype products in 1800 stores.
Chicago (IL) – There is no better toy for Google Earth addicts than Logitech’s Space Navigator. The 3D controller acts as an add-on to your desktop and enables users to jump into a rollercoaster virtual sightseeing ride – motion sickness included. It’s about as close to reality as it gets. Here’s a first look at the device.
Chicago (IL) – As the release of Intel’s 3-series chipsets and FSB1333 Core 2 Duo processors approaches, more system memory suppliers have been validated buy Intel to provide memory for its platform code-named “Bearlake”.
Mobile handset maker Nokia is predicting a rise in market share thanks for growing demand in emerging markets.
Intel is transitioning its Core 2 Extreme QX6800 processor from the B-3 to the G-0 stepping.