Intel sets production date for Sandy Bridge

From CNET Intel has said its next chip platform, code-named Sandy Bridge, will go into production by the end of 2010.

The architecture will be the first to incorporate Intel Advanced Vector Extension (AVX) instructions, Intel architecture group co-general manager David Perlmutter told the Intel Developer Forum conference in Beijing on Tuesday.

Twitter goes corporate, adds search ads

From CNET You're going to be seeing search ads on Twitter after all.

Adding to the whirlwind of announcements leading up to the company's first annual developer conference, several news outlets late Monday posted interviews with Twitter executives to unveil a search ad program that will put brands' messages into users' Twitter streams.

HTC Incredible Close to Release, Will Pack Market's Best Phone Hardware

From DailyTech: DailyTech previously reported that Verizon stores should soon be getting shipments of HTC's latest and greatest Android smartphone, the Incredible. Now more leaks reinforce the tip we got from Verizon techs. AndroidForums has posted a leaked manual and the forum also has a post showing the HTC Incredible in Verizon's CellBrite machine, which transfers phone numbers between handsets.

HP Completes Acquisition of 3Com

From X-bit Labs: Hewlett-Packard on Monday said that it had completed acquisition of 3Com Corp., which should accelerate execution of converged infrastructure strategy and broaden HP’s product portfolio. HP has completed its acquisition of 3Com at a price of $7.90 per share in cash or an enterprise value of approximately $2.7 billion.

Microsoft's Silverlight 4 available Thursday

From InfoWorld: Microsoft's Silverlight 4, which is an upgrade to the company's rich Internet browser plug-in platform, is set for release on Thursday, according to Microsoft representatives.

Although the subject of a presentation Tuesday at the Visual Studio 2010 launch event in Las Vegas, the technology will not be available until two days afterward.

Intel Adds Chinese Partner for Slate-style Netbooks

From PC World: Intel added Chinese PC maker Tongfang as a partner for its Convertible Classmate netbooks, which have screens that can swivel around and close over the keyboards for use as slates.

Tongfang is the second Chinese company after Hanvon, a device maker known for its e-readers, working on netbooks using the Intel design.

Jobs confirms original iPhone won't run iPhone OS 4

From CNET We had a feeling it would be the case, but Apple CEO Steve Jobs confirmed on Monday that the original iPhone would not run the company's newest iPhone OS.

Jobs responded to a customer e-mail asking if the new operating system would support the original iPhone, according to Mac enthusiast site MacStories. In his typical succinct style, Jobs said:

"Sorry, no.

Sent from my iPhone"

Eurocom Shipping First Hexacore i7-980X Laptop

From Tom's Hardware: Eurocom is known for cramming the latest technology into small-ish form factors; it was the first to offer a Core-i7 notebook, for example. The D900F Phantom i7 was a mobile workstation and featured a 17-inch display, Intel's Core i7 processer and X58 chipset as well as Nvdia's G280 GPU. The entire thing weighed a backbreaking 11.9 lbs. Not exactly something you could throw into your briefcase and take home in the evenings but it was mobile nonetheless.

Apple refreshes its MacBook Pro notebooks

From CNET Apple on Tuesday updated its MacBook Pro line of notebook computers with faster processors and new Nvidia graphics.

The biggest news amid the new MacBook Pro changes is that the 15-inch and 17-inch models now use Intel's Core i5 and i7 processors. The 13-inch model will continue to use Intel's Core 2 Duo processor.

Launch of Nintendo 3DS is Most Important for the Company Since 2004

From DailyTech: The best selling portable game console on the market is the Nintendo DS line. The DS generates quite a bit of money for Nintendo and continues to be one of the most important platforms the company sells.


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