Core i5 Cranks up to 3.6 GHz?

From Tom's Hardware: Set for a launch in Q3 2009, Intel's 45nm Core i5 (Lynnfield) processor

AMD Plans to Start Shipping New Dual-Core Processors for Ultra-Thin Laptops This Quarter

From X-bit Labs: Advanced Micro Devices said this week that it would start shipments of more advanced processors and core-logic sets aimed at cost-effective ultra-thin notebooks in late Q2 2009. The company also noted that it has design wins with its platform code-named Congo.

Microsoft earnings down over last year

From InfoWorld: Microsoft missed analyst expectations for its third fiscal quarter, blaming the most difficult economic conditions the company has faced in its history.

For the period ending March 31, Microsoft reported revenue of $13.65 billion, down 6 percent compared to the same quarter last year and below the $14.09 billion that analysts had predicted.

Apple Hits 1 Billion App Store Downloads

Google fixes severe Chrome security hole

From CNET Google released a new version of its Chrome browser Thursday to fix a high-severity security problem.

The problem affects Google's mainstream stable version of Chrome and is fixed in the new version (download). Google has built Chrome so it updates itself automatically with no user intervention, though the software must be restarted for the new version to run.

ASUS EeeBox B208 Offers HDMI Out, Discrete Graphics

From DailyTech: The netbook ushered in the era of low coast ultra-portable notebooks for the masses and many consumers have jumped on the bandwagon. After the massive sales that netbooks were able to generate, manufacturers like ASUS starting putting the cheap netbook hardware inside machines meant for the desktop in an effort to create small form factor systems for desktop users.

Report: Intel SSD Price Cut on April 26

From Tom's Hardware: With no mechanical moving parts, no spinning platters, and just really fast flash memory, a SSD is likely the best upgrade that you can perform on your rig due to the storage subsystem being the slowest part of the typical computer system.

Symbian Foundation Ports S60 Operating System to Intel Atom Platform

From X-bit Labs: Symbian Foundation, an industry consortium that develops various versions of the Symbian operating system with the aim to create a more competitive open-source operating system, said that it had managed to port S60 operating system to Intel Atom platform. Potentially, this allows Atom to power smartphones and other mobile Internet devices (MIDs) powered by S60.

AMD plans 16-core server chip

From InfoWorld: Advanced Micro Devices is designing a server chip with up to 16 cores, quadrupling the count of its current quad-core server chips, the company said Wednesday.

Code-named Interlagos, the chip will have between 12 and 16 cores and be released in 2011, the company said at a press conference that was Webcast. Interlagos will be a follow-up to the 12-core chip code-named Magny-Cours that AMD plans to release in the first quarter of 2010.

Apple Approves Tasteless Baby-Shaker iPhone Game, Then Removes It

From PC World: Apple has landed in hot water with children's groups and angry parents after temporarily approving the Baby Shaker game in the iPhone App Store on Monday. Under pressure and criticism, Apple has now removed the application from its store.

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