More than 3300 Wal-Mart stores will be putting Dell desktop PCs on their shelves this weekend. The computers will be available from $500 – and differ in price from what Dell charges through its website.
The United States has barred the importation of certain cell phone chips from Qualcomm, after a trade panel deemed it infringes on patents owned by rival Broadcom.
Chicago (IL) – In an interview with German newspaper Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung (FAZ) Intel chief executive officer Paul Otellini compared the importance of its upcoming mobile processor “Silverthorne” with the company’s original 8088 CPU and the 1994 Pentium processor.
In an unexpected promotion, DivX today is offering free downloads and serial keys to customers who want DivX Pro, a video codec that normally costs around $20.
Pepper Computer announced this week that it will launch Pepper Linux for mobile Internet devices to OEMs later this year.
Ricoh today introduced a new desktop color laser printed that will compete in the increasingly popular segment of $400 devices.
Next Tuesday's security update from Microsoft will fix six vulnerabilities, including four crticial remote code execution holes.
Analyst Opinion - At Computex this week we saw a new round of the battle of CPU manufacturers: Intel came out swinging hard, which further validated AMD’s ATI acquisition strategy. But AMD may have to make more tough decisions, including taking the company private. VIA also had a series of announcements, but I am starting to wonder if they are even relevant anymore.
Symantec has released a free beta version of Norton AntiBot, a behavior-based malware protection software designed to work as a supplement to existing antivirus protection.
Apple has updated its Boot Camp software to a beta test of version 1.3, adding new MacBook Pro support, updating graphics drivers, and more to the Mac-powered Windows application.
This year’s Computex technology convention in Taipei is proving to be the year of the flash drive with several companies offering SSDs, DDR3 and huge flash sticks.
Increased phishing protection, new spyware roadblocks, and support for Windows Vista are part of the next generation Panda Antivirus software, which is available now as a free public beta download.
The latest pre-release version of Firefox 3.0 has hit the Internet, adding among other things the addition of bookmarks to the much touted "Places" feature.
Chicago (IL) – Netgear has received approval for what appears to be the company’s second-generation Skype Wi-Fi phone.
There is very little information available beyond the fact that the new phone will be called the SPH200W and likely will succeed the first generation SPH101. However, the new model is more compact, has a slightly revised keypad layout and comes with a different charging unit that is now integrated in a cradle.
Seagate today announced the first desktop hard drive to store 250 GB on a single platter.
Abit and overclocking champion Robert Kihlberg are trying to break the 5 GHz speed barrier on an Intel quad-core chip.