The AACS LA has issued a security update for HD DVD and Blu-ray playback software, trying to cut back on the copyright infringement that has resulted from recent hacking incidents into the new high definition formats.
Yesterday, AMD issued a surprising revenue warning and said that especially the resale channel turned sour during Q1. Today, TG Daily learned that AMD’s market share in U.S. desktop retail dropped significantly and handed the majority of the market - which AMD had held for five subsequent quarters - to its rival. Is AMD in trouble?
NEC said it has developed a new LCD for portable devices that achieves a brightness of 550 cd/m2, which is 2.75x the brightness of a comparable conventional small form factor display.
Dell will have its OEM manufacturers in Taiwan volume produce 19-inch widescreen LCD monitors in April, as the popularity of the segment is growing fast in the market, according to industry sources.
Spansion announced its latest MirrorBit supports serial peripheral interface (SPI) family member, the 90nm-made 128Mbit MirrorBit flash at 104MHz frequency (part number S25FL128P) with sampling already started.
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) today announced that it would complete 45nm technology qualification and enter production as early as September 2007.
Microsoft has posted a public beta of its Office Communications Server 2007 software.
Yahoo and Sandisk have partnered up with a new MP3 player than wirelessly downloads songs from the Net
Irving (TX) - In a rather unusual move, Nokia has launched a new high-end cellphone in the U.S. before its typically preceding launch in European key markets. The new N95 GPS and HSDPA capable phone is available through two Nokia stores as well as “selected” retailers for $750.
VIA, in response to recent reports from media in Taiwan concerning a chipset licensing deal with Intel, on April 7 stated that the reports are based on rumors and that the company would not comment further on them.
Intel introduced a new quad-core enthusiast processor to bolster its product line for high-performance computers. The new QX6800 CPU increases the clock speed to 2.93 GHz and lifts the price of an Intel enthusiast CPU to a new record level.
Fragmentation is one of the most common complaints levied against Linux as a cellular OS and, at present, there is a relatively high degree of variation in Linux-based solutions when compared to other platforms such as Symbian or Windows Mobile, but this should not hamper the OS in the long term, according to research firm IMS Research.
Branded GPS-device vendors Garmin and TomTom are reportedly expected to venture into the GPS-enabled handset market, with market rumors stating that Garmin has already held talks for cooperation with Taiwan-based ODM handset maker Compal Communications, according to market sources.
With its introduction in November 2001, Apple says the new milestone cements the iPod's position as the fastest selling music player.
Dash Navigation is giving out 2000 GPS units for a free six-month test drive.
Japanese mobile phone operator KDDI Corp. will break into the United States market in the coming weeks.
The FCC is extending a ban on in-flight cell phone usage. The agency says there is insufficient information about whether phones disrupt cell towers or airplane navigation systems, so it will take the safe route by continuing the restriction.
Columbus (OH) – 2006 brought earth-shattering changes in the processor market with a competition we haven’t seen in many years. Prices have eroded much faster than in the years before. If you have been following our price/performance charts, it is no secret to you the competition between AMD and Intel in the retail market is reaching new heights almost every week. Time to recap what happened in the past half year and check which manufacturer focused on which segment.
MMicrosoft has released an updated version of its MS07-017 patch that fixes some incompatibility problems with the animated cursor vulnerability patch.
Microsoft is jumping on the DRM-free music bandwagon and will be offering unprotected EMI songs in its Zune Marketplace.