Spansion launches MirrorBit Eclipse architecture

Spansion has unveiled its MirrorBit Eclipse architecture that combines MirrorBit NOR, ORNAND and Quad flash memory on a single die.

Intel introduces ‘Centrino Pro’ brand for business notebooks

Intel this morning announced the “Centrino Pro” brand for its professional business platform of notebook components. Centrino Pro extends the vPro label into the mobile space and will be used starting with higher-end business notebooks based on the upcoming Santa Rosa platform.

OCZ accelerates Reaper memory to 1150 MHz

Sunnyvale (CA) – Performance memory maker today announced an upgraded version of its “Reaper” memory, which comes with an attached heatpipe cooling system. The new PC-9200 modules increase the clock speed of the previously announced PC-8500 memory from 1066 to 1150 MHz. The external, fin-array heatspreader that is connected to the memory module via a heatpipe remains unchanged. The same goes for timings, which are 5-5-5.

Flipstart compact PC goes on sale

More than two years after the launch of what was perceived as its main competitor, Flipstart today launched its first ultra-compact PC. Compared to the OQO model 02, the Flipstart is slightly larger, comes with a complete feature set and offers some innovative approaches for data input, but has less horsepower and a high price.

SanDisk introduces industrial-grade compact flash cards

SanDisk has announced a new line of compact flash cards designed for the extreme photographer.

Mexico City to get urban Wi-Fi

Mexico City’s new mayor has promised city-wide wireless Internet by 2008.

Transcend announces 16 GB ‘solid state disk’

Taipei (Taiwan) – Transcend is jumping on flash hard drive bandwagon and today announced a 16 GB version of its Express Card series that now carries a ‘solid state disk’ label.

Santa Rosa platform to hit shelves in H1 May, says DRAMeXchange

According to the current product planning of vendors, if all goes as scheduled, Intel's next generation notebook platform, Santa Rosa, is set to hit product shelves in the first half of May, according to DRAMeXchange, which noted that from the timetable, both the shipments of full system and barebone notebooks will be a major focus of PC ODMs at the end of April.

Optimus keyboard delayed until December 2007

Art Lebedev, the Russian design studio behind the Optimus OLED keyboard, said that it likely will not ship its first keyboards before December of this year.

Logitech preps “Wave” keyboard

Chicago (IL) – Logitech recently has received FCC approval for a new wireless keyboard/mouse combination called “Cordless Desktop Wave”.The new device will be Logitech’s first keyboard tailored for use with Microsoft’s new Windows Vista operating system. Compared to the currently available “Cordless Desktop Comfort laser” keyboard, there are now a few dedicated buttons that directly correspond to Vista features.

Microsoft to release patch for killer cursor vulnerability

Microsoft is working “around the clock” on an official patch for the Windows Animated Cursor Handling vulnerability that is running wild on the Internet.

Intel to augment 1-way server lineup in third quarter

Intel plans to strengthen its 1-way server lineup with the addition of new processors along with price cuts for existing products in the third quarter 2007.

AMD announces availability of AMD M690 chipset

AMD on March 29 announced the availability of its M690 chipset for its Turion64 X2 dual-core mobile CPUs.

China replaces U.S. as top malware country, says Sophos

Following a continuous increase in malware over the past months, China is now listed by Sophos as the leading malware country.

Quo vadis, Nvidia?

Have you ever wondered how AMD’s ATI acquisition and the battle for the mainstream customer in the CPU and GPU markets would impact Nvidia? We did and spent some time with the company to learn about how the company perceives its challenges and opportunities in a rapidly changing graphics market. Will Nvidia be squeezed out of the GPU market or grow even stronger than it is today?

eEye releases unofficial patch for animated cursor vulverability

Computer security researcher eEye Digital Security has released an unofficial patch for the .ANI animated cursor vulnerability.

GPS Vehicle trackers, Bluetooth headsets and other gadgets popular at the CTIA Wireless convention

The recently completed CTIA Wireless convention in Orlando Florida was the place to be if you wanted to check out the latest electronic gadgets.

Other AMD dual-cores follow price downswing

Columbus (OH) - Last week, we saw prices of a handful of AMD dual-core processors falling to near-$100 levels. This time around, a couple major price decreases led other X2 processors heading down the same path. Last week, the 3800+, 4200+, and 4600+ all saw fairly significant price drops on online stores. This week saw no major changes to these products, but the processors surrounding them in the performance scale began catching up.

Teleatlas shows off Mobile Mapping Van at CTIA

Orlando (FL) - Most people have used GPS devices, but have you ever wondered where all the data comes from?  At the CTIA Wireless convention in Orlando Florida, Tele Atlas company officials showed us their “Mobile Mapping Van” which collects data through several cameras, laser units and differential GPS unit.  The data is then organized and sold to the big GPS makers like TomTom and Mapquest.    

Dell includes LoJack with XPS laptops

Dell includes a one-year subscription to a theft protection service on some of its notebooks.