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.
San Diego (CA) – Nine IT companies, including Cisco, IBM, Intel and Sun, have asked the T11 Committee of the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) to create a Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) standard.
The first virus designed exclusively at infecting the iPod has been discovered.
With a brief disruption, Microsoft is back on its usual monthly cycle of software and security updates. The company plans to six security related updates and six non-security related updates next week.
30 months after it first hit the PC, Google Desktop is now available in a beta format for the Mac operating system.
Over the past few years, the Internal Revenue Service has lost several hundred laptops according to a new report from the IRS Inspector General J. Russell George.
Citigroup this week launched what it is calling the first mobile banking application in the US.
46,000 students and employees at the University of California San Francisco may have had their personal information stolen in a data breach, according to university officials.
According to a picture posted on Flickr, one lucky U.S. Army soldier was saved by his iPod after the music player took a bullet from an AK-47.
Google has launched a new personalized touch to its online maps tool that allows users to create customized maps with specific locations and pictures.
Intel has added two ultra low voltage versions of its Core 2 Duo processor with Merom core to its product portfolio.
Police departments frequently catch criminals with cars, motorcycles and yes even Segways, but some departments, like the Los Angeles Police Department, are now trying out an electric trike made by Irvine Calfornia-based T3 Motion, with spectacular results.
AMD today released new performance benchmark results for its fastest Opteron processors and reclaims the performance crown in the 2P dual-core arena. While these specific numbers are on AMD’s side, it really depends on your view, which company has the fastest 2P processor: Intel points to its quad-core CPU and says nothing has changed in the performance arena.
Anaheim (CA) - Anyone with a few hundred bucks and basic mechanic skills can convert their cars into flexible fuel vehicles in about 20 minutes. This is according to representatives of Full Flex International which sells drop-in conversion kits that let cars run on both ethanol and gasoline. The kits piggyback on top of the fuel injector computers.
This past Saturday, over 30 contestants warmed up their thumbs to compete in LG Mobile’s National Texting Competition – the first ever text messaging competition.
Anaheim (CA) - An ethanol-powered police car could be the next one that pulls you over for speeding. For 2008, Ford has introduced a flex-fuel Crown Victoria Police Interceptor car that takes ethanol and gasoline. The car can use E85 which is a mixture of 85% ethanol and 15% gasoline or regular gasoline in the same tank. Police departments can also blend the E85 and gasoline in the tank.
Cupertino (CA) – When four cores are not enough, then there is now the option to equip Apple’s Mac Pro dual-socket desktop system with two limited production quad-core processors. Of course, the privilege of owning an eight-core Apple, especially with a processor that isn’t part of Intel’s volume product portfolio yet, doesn’t come cheap.
Samsung Electronics has announced its new SpinPoint S166 series of silent and high-speed hard disk drives (HDDs).