Toshiba intros 1.8" 100 GB hard drive

Toshiba announced that it has developed a new version of its 1.8" hard drive, offering a capacity of 100 GB. The new drive, which is first to reach triple digits in its segment, is expected to roll out to mobile PCs starting next month and could also make its way into the next-generation video iPod.

Samsung developing smaller, brighter touch-screens

Samsung is developing a new display chip that promises smaller and brighter touch-screen LCD panels. The mobile display driver IC makes the LCD panel itself touch sensitive and eliminates the need for a separate touch screen panel.

Second generation Z-RAM announced

Santa Clara (CA) - Innovative Silicon, which made waves earlier this year by announcing a license agreement with AMD, today said that the second generation of its Z-RAM technology is available. The memory could be used as foundation for much denser L2 cache integrations in microprocessors.

Transcend rolls out new 8GB USB drive

Remember when USB memory sticks only had a mere 256 MB of storage? Those days are long gone and Transcend Information has just announced its new JetFlash V10 USB 2.0 drive with 8 GB of storage. The drive includes some encryption software and integrates a sliding USB connector which protects stick when not in use.

Opinion: Tinsel kills Wi-Fi. Film at 11

This release from AirMagnet gave me a chuckle this morning. Seems it's bad enough that putting up holiday decorations might get you reported to H.R. by those who don't celebrate your particular holiday.

MySpace hit by worm, adware and phishing

A malicious QuickTime movie file is spreading across social networking site MySpace, embedding itself in the user profile pages of infected victims and changing links to point to phishing sites.

Corsair releases FB DIMM 2 GB memory

Corsair has just introduced the Fully Buffered DIMM (FB-DIMM) memory clocked at DDR2 667 MHz speed.

Sony hints at iPod/Zune-like strategy

At Sony's CES preview event today at 30 Rockefeller Center, Sony revealed its holiday plans, its CES gameplan, and talked a lot about about HD video.

AMD introduces 65 nm processors

Sunnyvale (CA) - AMD fired up the third stage of a series of announcements this morning and announced a first batch of 65 nm desktop dual-core processors. Almost one year behind Intel, the new X2 family CPUs launch as a quartet that do not bump processor performance but lower power consumption and provide headroom for future clock speed increases.

Nokia gets FCC approval for 6086 Wi-Fi cellphone

Nokia today received approval from the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) for its upcoming 6086 quad-band camera phone. The rather unspectacular casing of the flip phone hides Nokia's next UMA (Unlicensed Mobile Access) phone, which can use Wi-Fi networks to make phone calls.

New Asus motherboards combine regular phones and Skype

ASUSTeK has announced that analog phone to Skype adapters will be included with its M2N and P5B TeleSky motherboards. With the adapters, users can plug their analog phones into the Skype VoIP service and make cheap or even free calls to friends.

Opinion: Has Airgo no shame?

Just before Monday broke here on the East coast, Qualcomm (which minutes later announced that it was acquiring Airgo) "announced the availability of the world's first chipset offering full support for Draft 2.0 of the IEEE 802.11n standard".

Critical vulnerability hits Adobe Acrobat Reader

Adobe is saying that its Adobe Acrobat Reader and Adobe Acrobat programs contain code vulnerabilities which could crash or even allow hackers to gain control of computers. The vulnerabilities affect ActiveX control inside of Internet Explorer when a computer is running Adobe. Adobe rates the vulnerability as critical and says hackers could gain complete control of the system.

Infrant adds SMB rackmount NAS

Infrant Technologies today announced a Network Attached Storage (NAS) product for the SMB market.

Qualcomm unveils new Bluetooth solutions

Qualcomm on December 3 announced two new Bluetooth solutions being added to the company's product portfolio.

Hynix introduces 512 Mbit, 200 MHz mobile DRAM

Hynix Semiconductor today announced it has developed 512Mbit mobile DRAM in 200MHz frequency, the so-called fastest and smallest mobile DRAM, according to the company.

New 3G Motorola RAZR phone coming down the pipe

Motorola has just released photos and electrical testing information for electrical certification to the Federal Communications Commission. The upcoming 3G RAZR V3xx phone has an FCC ID of IDHT56GN1 and appears to work with Cingular's high-speed data network.

Wireless running sensor triggers privacy concerns

A running shoe sensor that transmits details of a user's performance to an iPod could also be used to covertly track their movements, researchers claim.

Seagate helps your hard drive stay hard

Seagate CEO Bill Watkins will probably be known as the most brutally honest hard drive executive in history. During a dinner conversation with Fortune's senior editor Jeffrey O'Brien, Watkins said, "We're building a product that helps people buy more crap - and watch porn."

Microsoft offers free hard drive image of Win XP, IE 6

Responding to developers' wishes to be able to run both Internet Explorer 6 and 7 side-by-side, Microsoft has launched a Virtual PC (VPC) image of Windows XP Service Pack 2, Internet Explorer 6, and the IE7 Readiness Toolkit.