Microsoft Introduces Windows Live Messenger for iPhone

From PC World: Surprising as it may seem, Microsoft is pretty darn good at creating iPhone apps. It’s latest entrant, Windows Live Messenger, became available as a free download in the iTunes App Store on Monday.

Although the central premise of the app is to stay on top of your Windows Live network and chat with your buddies, the company has added a few additional features sure to please any Live user.

Samsung Galaxy S Pro Specs Revealed

From DailyTech: This morning, Android Central announced specs for the highly anticipated Samsung Galaxy S Pro, an Android-based smartphone slated for Sprint.

These specs come from what Android Central calls a "tried-and-true tipster" who got his/her hands on an early prototype, but they have not been confirmed by Samsung. The handset is still in early stages of testing, so the following is subject to change.

New Xbox 360 protects itself from overheating

From CNET Microsoft's new, slim Xbox 360 not only ditches the Red Ring of Death, the console monitors itself to determine if it's starting to overheat.

Amazon drops Kindle price to $189

From CNET Amazon's response to Barnes & Noble's Nook price drop earlier Monday?

We can do that, too--only slightly better.

Intel’s 32nm Process Technology for RF-Enabled System-on-Chips Is Ready

From X-bit Labs: Intel Corp.’s new fabrication process for RF-enabled system-on-chip devices may finally open the door for the world’s largest supplier of microprocessors to the market of smartphones.

ATI Believes In Stereo 3D: It Is to Stay

From X-bit Labs: Regardless of of the fact that ATI, graphics business unit of Advanced Micro Devices, has not introduced its own set of devices to support stereoscopic 3D technology, which is making inroads into the market, the graphics chips developer believes that the modern stereo-3D (S3D) is actually here to stay.

Intel's Westmere-EX increases the core count

From InfoWorld: Intel's next-generation processor code-named Westmere-EX may include more cores than the company's current server chips, according to the title of a paper about the chip announced on Sunday.

Intel will present a paper, called "Westmere-EX: A 20-Thread Server CPU," at the Hot Chips 22 conference, which will be held at Stanford University in Palo Alto, California between Aug. 22 and 24.

Google Wi-Fi Data Grab Snared Passwords, E-mail

From PC World: Wi-Fi traffic intercepted by Google's Street View cars included passwords and e-mail, according to the French National Commission on Computing and Liberty (CNIL).

CNIL launched an investigation last month into Google's recording of traffic carried over unencrypted Wi-Fi networks, and has begun examining the data Google handed over as part of that investigation.

Google Chrome Browser Gets Native PDF Support

From PC World: Google has started using its next generation plug-in API to embed support for Adobe Acrobat PDFs more deeply into the Chrome browser. The company believes this will benefit security, performance and reliability.

According to Google, the latest developer version of Chrome, 6.0.437.3 for Linux, Mac, and Windows, debuts native support for PDFs using the NPAPI (Netscape Plugin Application Programming Interface).

Google opens up VP8 for Web video tweaks

From CNET One month after releasing its open-source, royalty-free VP8 video compression technology, the company already is working on significant revisions to the technology.


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