OCZ Vertex Uses Indilinx SSD Controller, Close to Release



From DailyTech: OCZ Technology has traditionally used Solid State Drive (SSD)controllers from JMicron for its multi-level cell (MLC) SSDs. The controller and firmware used can mark a large difference in performance and long-term reliability.

DailyTech has been able to...

My Track turns Android phone into GPS device



From CNET News.com: Google on Thursday released an application called My Track that turns the T-Mobile G1 Android phone into a full-fledged GPS receiver.

The free software can record tracks showing where you've been, display them on a map, show elevation gains and losses...

Microsoft offers $250,000 reward for Conficker arrest



From CNET News.com: Microsoft on Thursday said it is offering a $250,000 reward for information that leads to the arrest and conviction of whoever is responsible for creating the Conficker Internet worm that has infected millions of PCs.

Microsoft said it is offering the...

Android phones await security patch



From CNET News.com: A researcher who found a security hole in the Android mobile platform in October has found another one that he says is serious enough for him to recommend people not use the Android browser until the patch is installed.

Charlie Miller, a principal analyst...

Sources: Windows 7 moving toward 2009 release



From CNET News.com: Microsoft is moving forward with plans to launch Windows 7 this year, although the company still refuses to publicly commit to that goal.

PC industry sources in Asia and the U.S. tell CNET News that they have heard things are on track to launch by this year...

Acer Is “Looking” At Nvidia Ion Platform



From X-bit Labs: Acer Group, the world’s third largest supplier of personal computers, is the first company to openly express interest towards Nvidia Ion platform aimed at low-cost systems running Intel Atom processor. Still, no actual plans have been confirmed.

“We always...

Garmin-Asus to release low-cost Eee Phone this year



From InfoWorld: The Eee Phone, a smartphone that takes its name from popular computer products by Asustek Computer (Asus) including the Eee PC netbook line, will be among the early handsets released by the new Garmin-Asus mobile phone business the two companies announced last...

Asus Sold 4.9 Million Eee PC Netbooks Last Year



From PC World: Asustek Computer (Asus) said Thursday that it sold 4.9 million of the devices last year, a figure that rival Acer believes it can best.

Asus, which pioneered the netbook market with its line of Eee PCs, missed its target of 5 million Eee PCs because of a sharp...

Asus Plans to Reduce Variety of Eee PC Netbooks



From PC World: Asustek Computer (Asus) plans to offer fewer versions of its Eee PC netbooks this year to avoid confusion and lower production costs, executives said Thursday.

The company, which pioneered the netbook phenomenon with the Eee PC, put out over 20 different...
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