Lite-On IT offers 18x Lightscribe DVD burner

Lite-On IT, the largest maker of optical disc drives in Taiwan, recently began volume production of an 18x Lightscribe DVD burner.

Staccato combines Wireless USB with Bluetooth

At the fall Intel Developer Forum (IDF), US-based IC design house Staccato Communications is expected to catch eyes on its reference design of a PCI Express (PCIe) Mini Card device that enables laptops and desktop PCs to support Certified Wireless USB and Bluetooth technologies.

TwinMOS launches 16 GB flash drives

TwinMOS Technologies has added 16 GB versions to its X5 and Z4 series of USB 2.0 disks.

Is Intel back and do they love Apple? You betcha!

I'm at IDF (Intel Developer Forum) this week and this is Intel's big chance to prepare for Q4 sales, to embrace the developers, and to build confidence for the company and its products. You can't help but go to a show like this and be taken by the power that an industry leading company has. There is little doubt, regardless of its problems, that Intel leads the technology industry in microprocessors from the standpoint of volume - which generates the resources to create a show that only has its equal in Microsoft, the other industry leader.

ATI graphics driver gets Vista certification

ATI has won the race to get the graphics industry's first Windows Hardware Quality Lab (WHQL) certification for the upcoming Windows Vista operating system.

Sandisk intros 16 GB monster Compact Flash card

The new generation of flash cards is here, which, for the very first time, surpass the capacity of mini hard drives. Sandisk's new Extreme III Compact Flash cards will ship with 12 GB and 16 GB capacity in December of this year.

Nokia shows off 5-megapixel camera phone

Nokia today introduced a new addition the list of N-series phones, their high-end line of multimedia phones. The N95 includes a slate of ambitious features, like GPS functionality, a "2-way slide concept" and a 5-megapixel digital camera.

First quad-core workstation, server announced

Appro and Velocity Micro were the first two firms to announce new workstations and servers based on Intel's upcoming "Kentsfield" and "Clovertown" processors. The quad-cores are based on two single Core processors and are expected to launch in November.

Sirius ships portable Stiletto radio

Sirius today announced a new flagship portable radio that promises subscribers to listen to live satellite radio from anywhere. The S50 tuner, Sirius' other portable radio, lets subscribers play back recorded content on the go as well, but requires them to hook the radio to a car or home dock to actually receive live programming. Another unique feature of the Stiletto 100 is Wi-Fi compatibility, which offers an alternative way to connect to Sirius's Internet radio services and enables users to transfer MP3 and WMA files to the radio for on-demand playback.

ATI intros new mobility GPUs

ATI announced a new set of graphics processors for notebook computers. According to the company, the new additions to the Mobility Radeon line - the X1350, the X1450, and the X1700 - will allow for longer battery life and better support for high-definition content.

First look: Watch out Ipod, here comes ... K5?

Chicago (IL) - If there was ever a chance to convince my wife that her Ipod Nano is an over priced, boring music player, then this is it. I got an opportunity to play with Samsung's latest flash audio player that integrates slide-out speakers and there is no doubt that Samsung has created a device with the necessary genes to cause more than just headaches in Cupertino.

AMD to counter Intel QX6700 with three new Athlon 64 FX CPUs

Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) plans to launch three 90 nm Athlon 64 FX processors intended for its 4x4 platform (a two-socket board, each containing a dual-core processor) in mid-November, with an aim to counter Intel's planned launched of the quad-core Core 2 Extreme QX6700 CPU, according to sources at Taiwan motherboard makers who are familiar with AMD's latest roadmap.

Quad-core Clovertown server CPU to launch on 16 November

Intel will announce two-way quad-core server Clovertown processors, which will be marketed under the Xeon 5300-series name, on 16 November, according to Taiwan-based motherboard makers.

Aopen announces 18x DVD burner

Aopen has launched a DVD burner, the DSW1218P, a half-height optical disc drive (ODD) that can read and write DVD +/- R/RW, DVD +/- R DL, DVD-RAM, and CD-R/RW formats at speeds up to 18x.

Spansion to make quad Mirror Bit flash memory by 2007

Following the demonstration of four-bit-per cell flash memory silicon that was produced under MirrorBit quad technology, Spansion said it plans to move production to 90 nm by year-end of this year with a maximum density range of up to 2 Gbit.

Velocity Micro to sell enthusiast notebook at Best Buy

Best Buy will expand its mobile computer offering into the gaming segment: Velocity Micro today said that its "NoteMagix L80x Ultra" will be available for about $2000 through the retailer.

Emachines announces $520 dual-core system

Dual-core processors have reached the entry-level computer market. Emachines today announced its T5212 system, which comes with an Intel first-generation dual-core processor, plenty of RAM and hard disk storage for $520.

Face detection expands to Fuji digital SLR cameras in early 2007

Fuji today said that it will ship its Finepix S5 Pro digital SLR camera in early 2007. The camera will be compatible with Nikon F-mount lenses, including the Nikkor AF-D/G and AF-S series.

Microsoft Releases New Build of Windows Vista

Microsoft has released an interim build of Windows Vista to its usual testers as well as to some 100,000 of the participants in its Customer Preview Program.

Apple premiers Aperture 1.5 at Photokina

Apple Computer has released Aperture 1.5, a major update to the all-in-one post production tool for photographers that delivers enhancements across each phase of the entire workflow.