Amazon drops Kindle price to $189

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

Report: Facebook 09 revenue near $800 million

From CNET News.com: Social-networking powerhouse Facebook saw its revenue climb as high as $800 million in 2009, $100 million more than previously estimated, according to a media report.

The Reuters news agency reported the higher revenue, citing unnamed sources. One of those same sources told the agency Facebook had also seen net profits in the tens of millions of dollars last year, Reuters said.

New Suit Against Limewire Could Total 15 Times Music Industry's Yearly Income

From DailyTech: Napster fell. Kazaa fell. And now the RIAA is waging an all out war to try to ensure Limewire follows in its P2P ancestors' footsteps.

Will Windows Phone 7 be a viable smartphone contender?

It looks brilliant. It will own the market!
24% (29 votes)
Ehh we'll see how it works out in the market when it actually hits.
72% (89 votes)
Microsoft is going to fail.
4% (5 votes)
Total votes: 123

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