AMD Unveils ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4000 Series Graphics Cards

YouTube launches platforms for Congress

From CNET News.com: President-elect Barack Obama embraced YouTube when he started broadcasting his weekly address in both audio and video form, so it may have only been a matter of time before the Congress followed suit.

YouTube in conjunction with Congress on Monday launched two new platforms, the Senate Hub and the House Hub, that provide easy access to congressional YouTube channels.

MSI to sell MacBook Air rival with Intel Pentium chips

From InfoWorld: Micro-Star International (MSI) plans to sell a laptop in its X-Slim series with a high-powered Pentium chip to better compete against Apple's ultra-thin MacBook Air.

The company showed off its first X-Slim device, the X320 netbook, at the International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas last Thursday, a 1.3-kilogram (three pounds) ultra-thin device with a 13.4-inch screen that runs on a 1.33GHz Intel Z530 Atom microprocessor.

Chrome Gets Deadline for Mac, Linux

From DailyTech: Mac and Linux users anxious to run Google’s Chrome browser now have a hard deadline for when that will be possible: the middle of 2009.

“That's what we've been hoping for,” said Chrome product manager Brian Rakowski, in an interview, describing both efforts as proceeding “in parallel” and “at the same level of progress.”

Dell Announces New XPS, Inspiron Notebooks

From DailyTech: Last week at the Consumer Electronics Show 2009 in Las Vegas, Dell kicked things off with the announcement of a new luxury brand, Adamo, and a new desktop the XPS 625, with performance fueled by AMD's Dragon platform. It also announced a number of key notebooks to flesh out its large lineup which leads sales in the U.S.

Microsoft: Blu-Ray Support Is Not a Requested Feature

From X-bit Labs: The current situation of the economy around the globe requests makers of popular devices to build-in more functionality into their products to stay competitive, however, this does not seem to be true for Microsoft Xbox 360 and Blu-ray format.

Instant-on PCs set to take off with netbooks

From InfoWorld: Many of us spend too much time watching the Windows boot screen, but that could change as companies introduce small laptops that boot in a few seconds.

Quick-boot capabilities have lingered on the horizon for years, but could finally take off in small form-factor PCs like netbooks and mini-laptops. Without loading Windows, users can instantly surf the Web, view digital images, or check e-mail just a few seconds after switching on the netbook.

No New Xbox Because "Faster" and "Prettier" Doesn't Cut It

From PC World: Don't look for Microsoft's Xbox "Next" anytime soon, says company President Robbie Bach. According to Bloomberg, Bach says Microsoft's planning to sticky by the Xbox 360 longer than the original Xbox because "it's getting harder to persuade consumers to upgrade."

What's more, Bach says the current console lineup's outputting groovy enough visuals that it'd take some serious arm-twisting to convince us to upgrade in the near term.

Intel to bring out chip for lower-cost thin laptops

From CNET News.com: Intel will bring out a new Core-architecture processor for lower-cost ultra-thin laptops later this year, according to Intel sources at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.

AMD Looks to Burn Intel With Competitively Priced Dragon Platform

From DailyTech: On Thursday, AMD released its new Phenom II processors. As DailyTech predicted the day before, the new processors came in a Phenom II X4 920 and an X4 940 quad core variant. The X4 940, dubbed the "Black Edition", is clocked at 3.0 GHz, while X4 920 is clocked at 2.8 GHz. Both processors have proved solid overclockers in early testing, falling just short of the Penryn and Nehalem (i7) Intel processors in terms of overclock, based on early testing.

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