New Study Claims Texting Improves Language Skills in Children



From DailyTech: Dr. Beverley Plester, the lead author of the report and senior lecturer at Coventry University, states, "The alarm in the media is based on selected anecdotes but actually when we look for examples of text speak in essays we don't seem to find very many."...

Intel Also Wants to Set "Netbook" Free



From Tom's Hardware: The Courthouse News hosts a copy of the legal filing from Intel (PDF) with a complaint against Psion for its apparent trademarked term of “netbook.” Intel states that the term “netbook” is now adopted by consumers to refer to notebook computers that are...

Creative X-Fi to Go into Your Automobile



From Tom's Hardware: The RUNZ CI-7100 features the MMSP2 MPEG video hardware engine, SiRF III GPS chipset and Creative’s X-Fi audio processor all backed by an Intel Dual-core 360/300 MHz processor. The user interface features an intuitive 7-inch digital LCD touch screen capable...

AMD Demos Six-Core Server Microprocessors



From X-bit Labs: Advanced Micro Devices has demonstrated its first processors with six cores that will replace existing quad-core chips on the market of high-end servers later this year. The demonstration should emphasize AMD’s ability to create and build such processors as well...

Update: Gmail back after two-hour outage



From InfoWorld: Google's Gmail service was unavailable starting around 10:30 a.m. GMT on Tuesday, but it appeared to come back online for most users around two hours later.

The scope of the outage was not immediately clear, but at least some users in Europe and Asia on...

HP Overtakes Dell as Intel's Largest Customer



From PC World: Hewlett-Packard became the biggest customer worldwide for microprocessor maker Intel last year, surpassing rival Dell.

HP, which nabbed the title of world's largest PC vendor from Dell in 2006, accounted for 20 percent of Intel's revenue last year, up from 17...

Motorola dishes off Good Technology to Visto



From CNET News.com: Visto said Tuesday that it has acquired Good Technology from Motorola for an undisclosed amount.

Motorola acquired Good in November 2006 in a move to become a push e-mail player in the enterprise. At the time, Motorola said Good would "extend Motorola's...

Update: Red Xbox 360 Elite is Official



From DailyTech: Microsoft has inadvertently confirmed the existence of the rumored red Xbox 360 elite in an official Halo Wars email sent to retailers and games press in New Zealand.

Last week, a Toys "R" Us employee sent Kotaku a snapshot of the store's inventory database...

MSI Unveils X-Slim Machines in China



From DailyTech: The netbook class is the fastest growing in the computer industry with Apple being the only major computer maker yet to jump into the market. The netbook offers consumers a low price computer that is capable of performing general computer work in a very compact...

Adobe Flaw Has Been Used in Attacks Since Early January



From PC World: A dangerous and unpatched vulnerability in Adobe's PDF-reading software has been around a lot longer than previously realized.

The bug, first reported late last week, has caused concern because it is easy to exploit and it is not expected to be patched by Adobe...
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