HTC to ship Ipaq rx5915 to HP in October

High Tech Computer (HTC) is expected to begin volume shipments of the Ipaq rx5915 GPS-enabled PDA to Hewlett-Packard (HP) this month, according to market sources.

Captain Obvious to the rescue - CPSC releases tips on how to avoid laptop fires

With all the laptops going up in flames recently, the United States government, specifically the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), is given some helpful tips on how to prevent such a catastrophe. While some of the tips are indeed useful, many of the others are painfully obvious and leave us scratching our heads.

Sony Reader is a work in progress

Electronic Jane on the left, paper Jane on the right. Holding a paperback version of Pride and Prejudice next to the Sony Reader's prerelease e-book version is a study in similarities and contrasts.

GPUs to increase Folding@Home processing power up to 500x

Palo Alto (CA) - Stanford University's Folding@Home project today announced a new software that will enable the use of graphics cards within the distributed computing project. Project leaders will tap into the floating point horsepower of graphics chips and hope to see a massive jump in processing power that can lead to more research results in less time.

Fossil and Sony Ericsson to roll out Caller ID watches

Too lazy or embarrassed to pick up your cell phone to see who is calling? Soon you'll be able to simply glance at your watch for Caller ID information with Fossil and Sony Ericsson's new line of watches. The watch receives the Caller ID information via a Bluetooth link with the owner's mobile phone and then displays the number under a set of traditional hour and minutes hand.

Dell recalls another 100,000 notebook batteries

Round Rock (TX) - Dell today announced that they have updated the number of battery packs in their notebook computers that were affected by the recall of Sony batteries. According to Dell, the number has been increased from 4.1 million to 4.2 million. Dude, your Dell just exploded...

Mobile ESPN to shut down

ESPN today announced that its cell phone service, Mobile ESPN, will suspend its operations effective 31 December, 2006. The service, which was only available to a handful of specific handsets, will be repackaged as a licensed service to Sprint PCS customers.

Lenovo, IBM recall 526,000 Thinkpad batteries

Washington D.C. - Lenovo, IBM and the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission today issued a recall for 526,000 Sony batteries in Thinkpad notebook computers. The recall comes after reports that a Lenovo system had caught fire at the Los Angeles LAX International Airport. The latest recall brings the tally to more than 6.4 million Sony batteries that are being recalled due to a fire hazard.

Microsoft releases beta of Forefront for Share Point

Microsoft today announced the first public beta of Forefront Security for Office Share Point Server 2007 and Windows Share Point Services 3.0. Microsoft today announced the first public beta of Forefront Security for Office Share Point Server 2007 and Windows Share Point Services 3.0. The Forefront software is based on "Antigen" for Share Point Server, a security solution acquired by Microsoft as part of the acquisition of Sybari Software in 2005.

Microsoft's Zune to hit retail on 14 November for $250

Redmond (WA) - Microsoft today announced the official launch its Zune media player. The device will go head-to-head with Apple's video Ipod starting on 14 November and will sell for a lower than expected retail price of $250. See the Microsoft Zune in detail here ...

Intel schedules Yorkfield launch for Q3 07

Intel plans to launch its second-generation quad-core processors - the Yorkfield series - as replacement parts for the upcoming Core 2 Quad (codenamed Kentsfield) CPUs in the third quarter of 2007, motherboard makers familiar with Intel's latest roadmap revealed.

Asustek shows notebook with "second display" design

At the ongoing Intel Developer Forum (IDF) in San Francisco, Asustek Computer is showcasing a notebook that comes with a small screen on the cover.

Intel ships 40 million 65 nm processors

During the ongoing Intel Developer Forum (IDF), Intel CEO Paul Otellini pointed out that Intel has shipped over 40 million 65nm-made CPUs while its competitors have shipped none, and he then noted that Intel's first 45nm CPU will be released in the fourth quarter of 2006.

Need ID theft insurance? Pick up a copy of CA's Security Suite.

Islandia (NY) - CA is pushing more aggressively into the consumer security software space. The company puts a new spin on providing users a piece of mind by including free ID theft and antivirus protection insurance with its latest software package. And you don't have to lose your ID online to be covered by the $5000 policy.

Microsoft patches critical Internet Explorer bug

Microsoft released a patch for a critical security hole in its Internet Explorer web browser. The bug could allow hackers to take remote control of someone's computer.

Sharp develops three-way vision LCD panel

Sharp announced that its has developed the first LCD panel that can display three different images simultaneously on a single screen. In a press release, Sharp gave the example of an in-car video system, where the driver could be looking at a navigation system, while the passenger is checking out shopping and dining information in the area and someone in the back is watching a movie. The display uses parallax barriers to separate the image displayed in three different directions. In other words, the image will be different depending on the angle from which it's viewed.

Toshiba puts Core 2 Duo processors in new notebooks

Toshiba today announced details of two new notebook computers, each of which is available with Intel Core 2 Duo Processors.

Lenovo updates ThinkCentre PCs with Intel Core 2 Duo CPUs

Lenovo announced a series of new desktop computers under the ThinkCentre brand. The new desktops will integrate Intel's Core 2 Duo processors and include the models M55p, M55e, A55, and A53.

Intel adds 945GC chipset to roadmap

Intel will introduce the 945GC chipset, which will support an FSB of up to 800 MHz for the Core 2 Duo E4000 and Pentium E1000 CPU families, in the first quarter of 2007, according to motherboard makers.

AMD expands 65 nm Athlon 64 X2 roadmap

AMD will expand the roadmap for its 65nm-made Athlon 64 X2 CPU portfolio (codenamed Brisbane), with the series lineup adjusted to feature processor clock speeds differentiated by 100 MHz, instead of the 200 MHz, according to motherboard makers.