Articles Roundup August 19, 2008

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Serial ATA to Double Transfer Rate

From X-bit Labs: A new specification for the popular Serial ATA storage interface will double the maximum transfer speed from 3Gb/s to 6Gb/s. This will provide an interface with data rate that will be enough to feed the forthcoming hard disk drives (HDDs) and solid state drives (SSDs).

AMD to Start Shipping Shanghai Processors in Q4

Google's Customer Satisfaction Scores Rebound

From PC World: After enduring a two-year dip in customer satisfaction scores -- and even being bested by rival Yahoo Inc. last year -- Google Inc. came roaring back in 2008 to score the highest customer satisfaction marks ever recorded in the annual University of Michigan American Customer Satisfaction Index (ACSI) on e-business Web sites.

Sensors will be key to future computing, Intel says

From CNET News.com: Intel is working on future technology that is capable of understanding human behavior and pointing people to the appropriate course of action.

Mobile devices of tomorrow will be smaller, yet equipped with more powerful computing capabilities, and enjoy platform-wide power efficiency, Mary Smiley, Intel's director of emerging platforms, told the media here on Monday, or "Day Zero," of the Intel Developer Forum.

U.S. mobile-phone sales take a hit

From CNET News.com: Mobile-phone makers are already feeling the pinch in the U.S. market of an economic slowdown amid tough competition.

U.S. mobile-handset sales were down 13 percent in the second quarter compared to the same quarter in 2007, NPD Group said in a study released Tuesday.

Apple Issues More MobileMe Apologies, Two More Months of Free Service

From DailyTech: Apple is known for developing stylish and intuitive products. Among these well working products was its .Mac service which simplified web hosting, email, and online storage for Mac users. So when the new MobileMe service was rolled out as essentially a free replacement upgrade to the .Mac service, the over 100,000 users of the service were thrilled.

Dell Loses Bid for 'cloud Computing' Trademark

From PC World: Dell cannot register "cloud computing" as a trademark because the term is a generic one describing services offered by many companies, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has said in an initial ruling.

In denying Dell's application, the USPTO included dozens of news stories and other material supporting its contention that cloud computing is a widely-used term of art for the technology industry.

Xbox 360 Beats PS3 in Japan

From PC World: Microsoft Corp's Xbox 360 beat Sony Corp's PlayStation 3 in Japan weekly sales for the first time two weeks ago, riding robust demand for a recent Xbox 360 title produced by Namco Bandai Holdings, a magazine publisher said.

Microsoft sold 28,116 units of the Xbox 360 in the week ended August 10, compared with 10,705 units of the PS3, driven by the August 7 launch in Japan of Namco Bandai's "Tales of Vesperia" role-playing game, Ascii Media Works said.

EA revises Take-Two acquisition offer, again

From CNET News.com: On Monday, CEO John Riccitiello sent an open letter to Take-Two chairman Strauss Zelnick saying that EA's existing offer to acquire the smaller game manufacturer for $25.74 per share would officially expire just before midnight Eastern time on Monday. It sounds like EA is simply losing patience.

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