China: Google Should Obey Rules When Leaving

From Tom's Hardware: Last week, referring to Google's plans to uncensor search results, China's Minister of Industry and Information Technology, Li Yizhong, told reporters, "If you don't respect Chinese laws, you are unfriendly and irresponsible, and the consequences will be on you." Then, on Sunday, a report citing people familiar with the situation said Google's plans to leave China were 99.9 percent certain.

Nvidia’s New Software Enables Stereo 3D on Third-Party Shutter Glasses

From X-bit Labs: Nvidia Corp. on Monday announced its new software that will make the company’s graphics cards compatible with third-party active-shutter stereoscopic 3D glasses. The 3DTV Play software will be sold separately and will “convert” hundreds of video games and other software into stereo 3D mode.

Intel rolls out 15 new Xeon 5600 chips

From InfoWorld: Intel introduced a line of Xeon server chips that operate up to 60 percent faster than previous server processors, the company said on Tuesday.

The 15 new processors in the Xeon 5600 line include low-power chips and come in quad-core and six-core variants, the company said. The processors are faster than the older Xeon 5500 series chips, which were launched about a year ago.

Canon EOS 5D Mark II Firmware Udpate Released

From PC World: anon released a firmware update today for its EOS 5D Mark II camera. The free firmware update 2.0.3 adds a handful of new video capabilities to the 5D Mark II, including the ability to shoot at 24 frames per second, which creates a more film-like look. Additionally, the camera's 30 fps rate has been changed to 29.97 fps to make it compatible with current television standards.

Opera Mini 5, Opera Mobile 10 graduate to stable

From CNET Well, that was fast. Just last week we speculated that Opera Software would release the final versions of their latest beta Web browsers in time for the CTIA cell phone conference in late March. Instead, Opera released them a week earlier than we predicted. Tuesday morning, Opera turned its Mini 5 beta 2 and Mobile 10 beta into the company's latest stable versions of its mobile Web browsers.

Dell sues Sharp, Hitachi, Toshiba over LCD price fixing

From CNET Dell has accused five Asian firms that make liquid crystal display panels of illegally colluding on prices.

The world's third largest PC maker filed a complaint against Hitachi, Sharp, Toshiba, HannStar, and Seiko in U.S. District Court in San Francisco on Friday, according to a Reuters report. Damages sought by Dell have not yet been determined.

Google Expects Big Things From Future of Mobile Technology

From DailyTech: The rising popularity of smartphones could lead advertisers to shift away from PCs in favor of targeting mobile users, with Google and other companies ready to cash in.

Google, Microsoft, Yahoo, and additional competing search engines have attempted to utilize the mobile Web, but very little money is made since advertisers haven't jumped into the mobile market quite yet.

Windows Phone 7 Series Gets Fully Exposed at MIX10, True Multitasking Appears to be Missing

From DailyTech: Microsoft really wowed the tech industry when it unveiled Window Phone 7 Series earlier this year. Apple's iPhone has been a dominate mainstay in the smartphone market since its introduction in 2007 -- and there have been many competitors that have come to market since then -- but Microsoft is really looking to turn heads with its visuals-heavy Windows Phone 7 Series platform.

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Twitter to Simplify Integration of 'tweets' Into Web Sites

From PC World: Twitter plans to launch a new platform that lets Web publishers display 'tweets' on their sites more broadly and easily than is possible today via the company's APIs (application programming interfaces).


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