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Intel to brand next-gen CPUs 'Core i7'

Tony Smith Channel Register 08/12/2008
AMD Launches World's Fastest Graphics Card

SUNNYVALE, Calif., Aug 12, 2008 - AMD today announced the world's fastest graphics card, the ATI Radeon(TM) HD 4870 X2, advancing visual computing ever closer to eye-definition computing gaming and cinematic experiences and delivering a whopping 2.4 teraFLOPS of processing power. Also announced today is the ATI Radeon(TM) HD 4850 X2 graphics card, delivering blistering performance at a compelling price point.

Intel to brand next-gen CPUs 'Core i7'

Intel's next generation of desktop - and, undoubtedly, mobile - processors will retain the chip giant's Core brand, the company said this morning. No great surprise there, but they won't be 'Core 3' parts.

Intel's Nehalem Desktop Chips to Be Called Core I7

The high-end desktop versions of Intel's Nehalem processor family will carry the Core i7 moniker when they are released later this year. Nehalem, which Intel executives will detail at the upcoming Intel Developer Forum conference in San Francisco, includes multiple processor cores as well as an integrated memory controller hub to improve performance -- a feature that is currently only available on x86 processors from rival Advanced Micro Devices.

Amazing Customizable Keyboard Illumination

Sure we've seen illuminated keyboards before, but then we saw the Luxeed Dynamic Pixel LED Keyboard and stopped looking.

Lenovo Jumps Into Netbook Fray With IdeaPad S10

Jason Mick Daily Tech 08/05/2008

Intel details future 'Larrabee' graphics chip

Brooke Crothers CNET News 08/04/2008
Lenovo Jumps Into Netbook Fray With IdeaPad S10

Looking to get in on the hot low-price notebook market, Lenovo is launching its own bargain laptop offering to compete with small notebooks, such as the MSI Wind and Eee PC. The new laptop, the IdeaPad S10, will ship in October in time for the Christmas season. It will retail starting at $399.

Intel details future 'Larrabee' graphics chip

Intel has disclosed details on a chip that will compete directly with Nvidia and ATI and may take it into unchartered technological and market-segment waters. Larrabee will be a stand-alone chip, meaning it will be very different than the low-end--but widely used--integrated graphics that Intel now offers as part of the silicon that accompanies its processors. And Larrabee will be based on the universal Intel x86 architecture.

India developing USD 10 laptop

After displaying its prowess in developing the world's cheapest car, India is on track to rolling out the world's cheapest laptop computer that could cost as low as $10, a top official said here Tuesday.

Microsoft sets sights on providing an Apple-like experience

Microsoft chief executive Steve Ballmer on Wednesday issued a company-wide memo outlining his battle plan for the new fiscal year in which he singled out the Apple experience as a benchmark for future success.

Apple may be releasing sub $1000 macbook later this year

Investment bank Piper Jaffray said Tuesday it believes Apple is readying new iPod and notebook products that will apply downward pressure to profit margins because they'll be priced more affordably, such as 13-inch MacBook that will fetch less than $1000.

Rumor: Apple’s secret product is ‘MacBook touch’

Get ready for MacBook touch?! So says our source — the same one who tipped us to wireless iTunes Store sales direct to iPod, iPhone a week before Apple debuted it — in staccato fashion:

In an Iranian Image, a Missile Too Many

Mike Nizza and Patrick Witty New York Times 07/11/2008
Really Cool Waterproof Keyboard

The “Really Cool” Waterproof Keyboard is a water-resistant and contaminant proof keyboard with tactile feedback keys.

(Illustration by The New York Times; photo via Agence France-Presse)

Latest update at 3 p.m. Eastern Agence France-Presse has retracted the image as “apparently digitally altered.” More developments at the bottom of the post.

Pioneer creates 16-layer disc with 400 GB capacity

Wolfgang Gruener TG Daily 07/08/2008

2010: the 5TB 3.5in HDD cometh

James Sherwood Register Hardware 07/06/2008
Pioneer creates 16-layer disc with 400 GB capacity

Tokyo (Japan) –A new generation of high capacity optical discs could be on the way as Pioneer claims to have developed read-only disc media with 16 layers and a total capacity of 400 GB. The company believes that the technology could “greatly reduce the number of discs to be used and therefore contribute to the conservation of resources.”

2010: the 5TB 3.5in HDD cometh

Hitachi has pledged to release a 5TB 3.5in hard drive within two years, and it claims two of the drives will boast enough capacity to store everything in your brain.

Apple cuts SSD-based MacBook Air price by $500

Slash Lane Apple Insider 07/04/2008
Dell To Increase Store Number To 3,000 In China

According to Min Yida, president of Dell Greater China, Dell has 1,800 direct shops in China and the company hopes to increase the number to 3,000 by the end of 2008.

Apple cuts SSD-based MacBook Air price by $500

With the price of NAND flash memory continuing its steady sequential decline, Apple Inc. this month cut the price of its Solid State Drive (SSD)-equipped MacBook Air by half a grand, AppleInsider has discovered.

Will the QC kill the PC?

Richard Gray Telegraph 07/02/2008
Eee Monitor shots reveal Linux's $500 iMac rival

ASUS' Eee Monitor today has been captured in official photos that confirm the system to be the company's direct answer to the iMac, according to LAPTOP. The all-in-one computer confirms earlier teaser photos and reveals a design that appears influenced by Apple's Cinema Displays and aluminum iMac computers, with an easel-like stand and backmounted ports; unlike either device, however, it should have side-mounted USB ports, a card reader, and a Denon-made stereo speaker system on the front.

Will the QC kill the PC?

It might be the science of the very small, but quantum computing is on the verge of solving some giant problems. For more than 30 years, physicists have dreamed of harnessing the power of atoms to produce computers that would far outstrip the capabilities of the silicon microchips used in today's PCs.


People always ask what I really think about Bill Gates. Sometimes it's a test, to see if I share their view that he's the scourge of techville...


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