Intel Reportedly Plans to Acquire Infineon’s Wireless Division

From X-bit Labs: Intel Corp. reportedly intends to acquire wireless chip division of troubled Infineon. The move will enable Intel to integrate baseband capabilities into its system-on-chip (SoC) products and will also strengthen the company’s consumer networking technologies.

Judge approves $16M Comcast traffic throttling settlement

From InfoWorld: Comcast customers whose broadband service was slowed when the Internet service provider slowed peer-to-peer traffic will be able to get a payment of $16 under a class-action lawsuit settlement approved by a U.S. judge.

Judge Legrome Davis of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania approved the settlement June 29, and the Lexington Law Group, which represented plaintiff Jon Hart, announced the settlement Thursday.

Nvidia Introduces Sub-$200 DirectX 11 Graphics Card

From PC World: Nvidia on Monday introduced a graphics card priced at US$199 that will bring high-end gaming and Blu-ray 3D movie playback to desktops.

The GeForce GTX 460 is Nvidia's most inexpensive desktop graphics card based on the company's Fermi architecture, which provides better multimedia performance than its predecessors. The card includes 336 processing cores and 768MB of graphics memory.

Blizzard backs off real-name forum mandate

From CNET News.com: Game developer Blizzard has backed down on a plan to require users of its official online forums to register with real names, just days after announcing the move.

The shift, announced Friday in a message posted to the company's forums, followed a firestorm of criticism from users expressing privacy concerns.

Lawsuit against Apple, AT&T exclusivity wins class action status

From CNET News.com: A lawsuit against Apple and AT&T over their exclusivity contract has been granted class action status, meaning it now includes anyone who bought an iPhone between June 29, 2007 and present day and signed up for AT&T service. (Court Filing PDF)

Sprint's EVO 4G Plagued by Component Shortages

From DailyTech: HTC has a string of hits on its hands when it comes to Android-based smartphones. The Droid Incredible, which was introduced back in early June, is still hard to come by due to component shortages and Verizon's website says that new stock won't come in until August 9.

Windows 64-bit Installs Jump From 11 Percent (Vista) to 46 Percent (Windows 7)

From DailyTech: With the rise of memory hungry applications like browsers with rich web content, DirectX 11/OpenGL video games, and an ever expanding wealth of business software, the time for 64-bit software is obviously now. Some companies -- like Apple -- heeded the call early. Others like Adobe (Flash), have yet to make a move on many flagship products. But Microsoft may just convince those laggards to act, with the success of Windows 7 64-bit edition.

Did/are you watching the World Cup in HD?

Oh man it's so clear!
76% (96 votes)
I got standard definition... sigh.
20% (25 votes)
I am in South Africa right now, yo.
5% (6 votes)
Total votes: 127

Jetway NC84E-LF Review (Page 1 of 12)

When we tested the Jetway NC96FL-510-LF and Jetway NC94FL-510-LF mini-ITX motherboards last month, we were pleased with its low power consumption, low space requirements, and low cost. However, for users who still want to retain such attributes to a certain extent, but also want a little more desktop-like performance, the two products as aforementioned with Intel's Atom D510 processor probably aren't going to be your first choice. Fortunately, Jetway has a yet another solution for you. Utilizing AMD's 785G chipset and an AM2/AM2+ CPU socket to accommodate a wide range of AMD desktop processors, you are pretty much only limited by the cooling solution mounted over your processor and how much money you want to spend. Need something cheap and decent? Slapping on an older Athlon 64 X2 will run you less than $50. Want something faster? How does a quad core Phenom sound? Created in conjunction with ATI Radeon HD 4200 integrated graphics, the Jetway NC84E-LF is a significantly more fully featured motherboard than its Atom based counterparts. To see how this mITX board steps up in real life, we took one on, installed it in our custom test configuration, and pulled it through our usual battery of tests. Read on to see what we found!

Continue reading: Jetway NC84E-LF mITX Motherboard review

Articles Roundup: July 9, 2010

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