Analyst opinion: Intel kicks laptops into high gear

There is a lot going on this week in terms of laptop PCs thanks to the arrival of Intel’s new Santa Rosa chipset. But this isn’t just about Intel, new AMD products are rolling to market as well and both come with refreshed graphics and storage options.

Sony debuts new Blu-ray Vaio notebook

Sony has unveiled its latest Vaio notebook computer to come pre-installed with a Blu-ray Disc (BD) player.

Samsung announces 65nm-made DTV receiver IC

AMD shows off upcoming boards and chipsets

AMD showed off their upcoming enterprise and consumer-level motherboards and chipsets at a press event in Monterey California.

Hitachi ships fastest and biggest drive

Hitachi Global Storage Technologies is announcing volume shipments of its 200 GB, 7200 RPM Travelstar drive.

AMD demos 8-core Agena FX enthusiast PC, stream processing

Monterey (CA) – AMD is getting more aggressive in discussing technologies that are cooking in the company’s labs. What we learned today is that Agena, the firm’s upcoming desktop quad-core processor in fact is alive and kicking and stream processing may very well reach beyond the enterprise application market and finally enable high-powered consumer applications the IT industry promised ten years ago.

Nvidia announces new GeForce 8 GPU for notebook PC

D-Link releases 2.0 upgrades for Draft 802.11n products

Nvidia unveils new Quadro FX mobile graphics solutions

Is Intel’s ‘Turbo Memory’ really turbo?

Flash memory is great for portable USB drives and cameras, but does it belong on your motherboard?

AMD showcases 45 nm silicon

Monterey (CA) – At an event held in Monterey today, AMD showed a wafer with “fully functional” 45 nm silicon for the first time. According to chief technology officer Phil Hester, the 300 mm wafer code-named “Typhoon”,  shown in public for the first time today, holds 45 nm dies combining SRAM and logic. The executive said that AMD’s 45 nm process is on track and recent notes from Intel that AMD is facing yield issues “are rubbish” and “wishful thinking  on their side”.  

Sony Ericsson introduces new phones

TSMC to ramp up production of Intel Wi-Fi chips in 3Q

University of Missouri gets hacked, again

More than 22,000 students are affected by a hacker's entry into the University of Missouri's computer database, an announcement made even more disturbing by the fact that the same thing happened at the school just a few months ago.

Sun beams out Java FX

Sun Microsystems has introduced Java FX, a new suite of products that it hopes can mount more competition against Flash and Microsoft Silverlight.

Intel fires up upgraded mobile Core 2 Duos

Santa Clara (CA) – Intel today launched four new Core 2 Duo processors as part of the much anticipated “Santa Rosa” platform, which not only enhances the Centrino platform core components, but offers completely new features such as optional flash cache as well as wireless broadband capability.

Microsoft releases patches for 19 critical vulnerabilities

Microsoft is patching 19 critical vulnerabilities as part of its regular “Patch Tuesday” round of fixes.

Sun releases JavaFX as scripting language for consumer electronics

Java is making its way deeper into the consumer electronics space as Sun pitches a new scripting language as application platform for devices ranging from mobile phones to Blu-ray players as well as web browsers.

PNY releases factory-overclocked GeForce 8800 GTX

PNY Technologies has released a new Nvidia GeForce 8800 GTX graphics card that is factory overclocked by approximately 10%.

Update: Transcend debuts 32 GB solid state drive

Memory manufacturer Transcend announced its new 32 GB solid state disk (SSD).