Climber completes world's highest cell phone call

Rod Baber has set himself in the record books by making the world's highest cell phone call from a terrestrial location.

Western Digital ships 250 GB notebook hard drive

Western Digital (is getting more aggressive in the perpendicular race and today said that it has begun shipping a 2.5” notebook hard drive with the industry’s “highest capacity.”

Intel eliminates lead from 45nm line

Intel has announced that it will eliminate lead from its future line of 45 nm processors which include the Core 2 Duo, Core 2 Quad and Xeon processors.

T-Mobile launches Windows Mobile 6 phone

New York (NY) - T-Mobile has launched its latest phone, the "Wing".  Sporting a design similar to the Sidekick, the Wing is reportedly the first smartphone in the US to use Microsoft's new mobile operating system.  

Microsoft announces Office security initiative

Following recent security issues with its Office suite, Microsoft has announced a move to provide tighter restrictions to cut back on widespread zero-day attacks.

Netgear 11n Draft 2.0 upgrade released

Netgear has quietly released new firmware for its WNR854T RangeMax Next Wireless Router - Gigabit Edition wireless router.

Dell updates high-end XPS gaming rig

Round Rock (TX) – Dell today announced a new version of its XPS 720 H2C Edition, which includes factory overclocked memory and more bling-bling.

CPU makers advance I/O virtualization technologies

Intel adds more mobile processors to its embedded product line

Freescale unveils multi-core processor for telematics, consumer and industrial applications

Optimus LED keyboard enters pre-order phase

Chicago (IL) – Russian design studio Art Lebedev opened its online store for pre-orders of the Optimus Maximus LED keyboard. The first shipment of 200 keyboards was sold within one day, despite the keyboard’s hefty price tag of $1564.37.   The Optimus maximus keyboard in pictures ...  

Microsoft offers free Vista eval for virtual machines

Microsoft is now offering a 30-day evaluation version of Vista for virtual machines.

IBM releases 4.7 GHz Power6 processor

London (UK) – IBM today announced what it claims to be the “fastest microprocessor ever built.”

Intel’s new P35/G33 chipsets sport 1333 MHz FSB

Intel has announced two new motherboard chips that sport a faster 1333 MHz front-side bus.

LG.Philips LCD shows next-generation display technologies at SID 2007

Intel phases out 130 nm Itanium 2, Xeon 7000 series

Intel sent out a notification that it has started a discontinuance program Madison 9M Itanium processors as well as Xeon 7000-series MP processors.

University ‘Spin-Doctors’ measure and control electrons

Dover (DE) - Researchers from the University of Delaware and Cambridge NanoTech claim they can measure and transport the spin of electrons in silicon.  Using a small silicon chip, the scientists are able to send electrons down a small wire and then measure and change the direction of spin.  The discovery could be a boon to the nascent quantum computer industry because silicon is the most popular element used in computers.

iPhone - How expensive is too expensive?

With a newly minted FCC certification under its belt, the iPhone is beginning its path to retail, but its barrier-setting price could prevent it from meeting Apple's 1% market share goal.

IPC makers not expected to showcase Bearlake at Computex

Server CPU market gears up for 65nm production