Intel lists new low-cost processors

From CNET News.com: Intel updated its processor pricing list with low-cost quad-core and Core 2 Duo desktop processors. A new Celeron D model was also listed.

Intel lists the Q8200 at $224, one of the least expensive quad-core chips that the company now offers. The venerable Q6600 is the only Core 2 Quad that is less expensive.

Microsoft Looks to Build One-stop Mobile Apps Market

From PC World: Microsoft is preparing to launch in the next few months a Web site called Skymarket to sell Windows Mobile OS applications, a job advertisement suggests.

The clue to the launch is a job advertisement spotted by blogger Long Zheng. Microsoft is looking for a senior product manager who would oversee the marketing and development for the service, intended to complement the eventual release of the next mobile OS, Windows Mobile 7.

Hyundai booth raided at German tech fair

From CNET News.com: The Hyundai IT booth at the IFA electronics fair in Berlin got some unwanted visitors on Saturday: German customs police.

Global semi sales up 2.8% in July

From EETimes: Sales of semiconductors in Europe in July grew by 0.7 percent to reach $3.39 bn according to the World Semiconductor Trade Statistics (WSTS) organization, up 3.3 percent on the corresponding period last year. On a year to date basis, sales increased by 1.6 percent against the same period last year.

Articles Roundup August 31, 2008

YOYOtech NightHawk Nova XT @ Elite Bastards
Swann Security BlueAlert Security Kit Reviewed @ DragonSteelMods

Car computer: Good or bad idea?

Good! I have one.
10% (17 votes)
Nice idea, I want one.
53% (89 votes)
Nah, bad idea
37% (63 votes)
Total votes: 169

APH Networks Reviews: Tagan A+ Black Pearl WCR

AMD to Start Transition to New Platform Form-Factor in March, 2009

From X-bit Labs: Advanced Micro Devices plans to start transition of its desktop processors to a new form-factor socket in the first quarter of 2009, which is considerably later than the schedule set originally. The new AM3 form-factor for central processing units (CPUs) will enable faster memory and some other improvements.

Atom supply still stymied by testing bottleneck

From InfoWorld: Demand for Intel's Atom processor is strong, with computer makers clamoring for more chips to plug into the small, portable laptops called netbooks, but the chips remain in short supply. The problem isn't that Intel can't make enough of the silicon chips -- the company can, and it is -- but availability remains stymied by a testing bottleneck that prevents the chip maker from meeting demand.

Toshiba's XDE DVD Players Won't Hurt Blu-ray Disc

From PC World: When Toshiba announced its new XDE DVD player promising it could convert the picture quality of standard DVDs up to the high definition, industry watchers took note.

The company has been a champion of video technologies for years and its own high definition disc standard, HD DVD (high definition DVD), had been beaten as the HD successor to DVDs earlier in the year by Sony's Blu-ray Disc standard.

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