Recently, Microsoft held a contest to see who could come up with the best new age PC design. Extra: Image Gallery
Apple’s iPhone has cleared a major hurdle on its way to a commercial release. Extra: Image Gallery
Thousands of Cisco routers belonging to Nippon Telephone and Telegraph East failed on Tuesday and knocked out millions of Japanese broadband Internet customers.
Effective immediately, Adobe has shut down its vector drawing app FreeHand, encouraging users to move to its other akin software program Illustrator.
At the annual WinHEC hardware engineering conference, Microsoft General Manager Bill Laing proclaimed that Windows Server 2008 will be the company’s last 32-bit operating system. He added that it was “the right thing for the industry”.
Monterey (CA) – AMD is going through challenging times these days, with enormous losses on the one side and a new quad-core CPU that needs to re-establish the firm’s competitiveness with Intel on the other. We recently caught up with Phil Hester and got answers to some of our questions about AMD - the competition with Intel, the strategy behind the Fusion processor. Join us for a chat with AMD’s chief technology officer.
Austin (TX) - The Wi-Fi Alliance announced this week that it has certified the first slate of products to carry the new certification of 802.11n draft 2.0.
The new standard aims for industry-wide interoperability to allow completely networked homes and businesses to be more of a reality. This includes wireless transfer of photos, music, video, and other data.
Samsung announced that it has developed a microSD flash memory card with 8 GB of capacity.
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.