New version of Hotmail to launch next week

Microsoft will update Hotmail.com on Monday to give users more storage and enhanced connectivity to Messenger, but not much else.

Google takes its calendar on the go

Google Calendar is making a move to cell phones with the addition of SMS alerts.

Microsoft buys mobile ad firm ScreenTonic

In a bid to increase its presence in the mobile space, Microsoft has purchased ScreenTonic, a mobile ad company, for an undisclosed cash amount.

Intel claims 2-year lead over AMD’s 45nm CPUs

New York (NY) – Intel is betting large parts of its business for the next two years on its upcoming 45 nm process technology. At an analyst meeting today in New York, the company updated its vision on how to “return to innovation” and showed confidence that its 45 nm technology is “18 to 24 months ahead of the competition.”  

Blackberry sets the Curve with 8300 phone

Waterloo (ON) - Research in Motion (RIM) has cut the ribbon on its newest Blackberry phone, the Curve 8300.  RIM says it is the smallest and lightest Qwerty phone to be released under the Blackberry name. The 8300, which sports a unique curved design, has a thickness of just 0.6 inches and tips the scales at 3.9 ounces.  It sports a backlit screen with a resolution of 320x240.  All the Blackberry staples are here, including the trackball, pre-installed media player, and Bluetooth.

AMD preps 65 nm Turion X2 processors

AMD today announced a much needed refresh of its first-generation dual-core notebook processor.

Intel to offer mid- and high-end processors for 2-way ECPD blade servers

Apple confirms first LED-based Macs coming in 2007

Critical Quicktime update released

Sun boots Solaris on 16-core Sparc processor

Sun Microsystems said that it has successfully booted Solaris 10 on an upcoming 16-core UltraSparc processor code-named “Rock”.

OLED keyboard to sell for $1564

Russian design studio Art Lebedev has an idea for your Christmas wishlist.

Nvidia unveils $830 GeForce 8800 Ultra graphics card

Santa Clara (CA) – Nvidia isn’t sitting still as AMD is preparing to reclaim the performance crown for graphics cards later this month. The company plans to crash AMD’s R600 party with a new high-end version of its 8800 series graphics processor.   GeForce 8800 GTS and GTX cards in pictures ...  

Asustek leads motherboard makers in Q1 EPS

Mitsubishi announces 42" LCD monitor for commercial video display

Vista hacks to be demoed at Black Hat conference

A hacker duo will demonstrate several ways of getting past Windows Vista security in an upcoming Black Hat training class.  Polish security researcher Joanna Rutkowska and Alex Tereshkin will show off new rootkits and ways to defeat Vista’s vaunted BitLocker drive encryption.

Clearwire gets FCC approval for Wimax notebook card

Clearwire today said that the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has approved what the company claims to be the first “WiMax-class laptop card."

Gefen preps wireless USB hub

Chicago (IL) – Gefen has received the green light from the FCC for a new four-port wireless USB hub.Similar to the already available Belkin hub, the Gefen device follows the reference design provided by Wisair and uses the firm’s 503 RF chip and complies with the Wimedia 1.0 specification.      

Dell to preinstall Ubuntu Linux on computers

Just one week after bringing back Windows XP to some of its desktop and notebook computers, Dell today announced that it will begin offering “select” consumer desktop and notebook computers in a preinstalled Ubuntu Linux configuration.

Quad-core PCs starting to play with mainstream market

Irvine (CA) – Gateway today announced one of the first quad-core PCs to become available in retail stores across the country. The systems are still carrying lofty price tags, but are substantially cheaper than the enthusiast quad-core PCs that have been available so far.   Gateway's FX desktop computer in detail ...  

Hynix receives DDR3 validation from Intel

Hynix Semiconductor today announced it has received validation on its DDR3 memory components and modules from Intel.