Microsoft rolls out HPC Server 2008 on Wall Street

From InfoWorld: This may seem like a weird time to go to Wall Street to announce a new operating system, but that's what Microsoft did Monday. At a technology conference in New York, the software vendor formally detailed its Windows HPC Server 2008 software, a high-performance computing version of Windows offering some features that may appeal to bailout-seeking financial services firms.

Activision Targeting Individual Pirates

From Tom's Hardware: According to public reports, Activision has sued a New York resident for allegedly copying Call of Duty 3 for the Xbox 360 console and other, unnamed games. Activision is seeking between $30,000 to $150,000 in damages “for each infringement of each copyrighted videogame.”

Rumours May Point to Transformation of HP’s Voodoo Unit

From X-bit Labs: Market rumours say that Hewlett Packard is about to either dramatically reorganize or even close down its Voodoo PC business unit that sells high-end gaming and mobile personal computers. The rumour comes months after HP announced that it would sell Voodoo-branded products worldwide, not only in the USA.

Windows Mobile 7 release delayed

From CNET News.com: Microsoft has informed some of its partners that it has had to delay Windows Mobile 7, a much anticipated update to its cell phone operating system.

Although Microsoft has not publicly said when to expect Windows Mobile 7, partners who had expected to have a final release in their hands by early next year have been told now that it won't be ready until the second half of next year, sources told CNET News.

Sony Announces 2.9-pound, 11.1" Blu-ray Notebook

From DailyTech: The VAIO TT uses a carbon-fiber chassis and a sharp 11.1" (1366 x 768), LED-backlit XBRITE-DuraView LCD screen with 100% color saturation. Due to its lightweight and compact construction, the VAIO TT weighs in at a mere 2.87 pounds and is just 1-inch thick.

Intel makes the dual-core Atom 330 official

From InfoWorld: Intel officially started selling its dual-core Atom 300 processor on Monday, charging $43 for the chip.

The Atom 330 is designed for desktop computer and has two 1.6GHz processor cores and 1MB of Level 2 cache. The chip also supports 667MHz DDR2 memory. The single-core 1.6GHz Atom 230 chip supports slightly slower 533MHz DDR 2 memory.

Apple recalls millions of iPhone 3G power adapters

From InfoWorld: Apple Friday recalled all power adapters it packaged with iPhone 3G phones sold since mid-July in the U.S., Japan, Canada, Mexico, and several Central and South American countries.

DRAM Prices Plunge 18 Percent in Two Weeks

From PC World: The contract price of mainstream DRAM chips has plunged nearly 18 percent in two weeks to reach new record lows, an online clearinghouse for the chips reported Monday.

DRAM contracts for the second half of September, which are negotiated between chip vendors and PC vendors and make up about three-quarters of the DRAM market, fell to just US$1.44 per chip, according to DRAMeXchange, from $1.75 per chip in contracts for the first half of September.

Sony Launches Life with PlayStation

From DailyTech: On September 18, Sony Computer Entertainment launched Life with PlayStation worldwide. Life with PlayStation is a new service that provides channels incorporating various types of content that will be accessible using a PlayStation 3. The main channel currently available is “Live Channel” which provides worldwide news and weather information on a city by city basis. This is accomplished using a world map interface.

Articles Roundup September 21, 2008

PC Jump Start Review @ FusionMods.Net
Eee PC 1000H @ InsideHW
Thermaltake Armor+ MX Review @ Overclockers Online

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