Articles Roundup September 14, 2008

Adobe Acrobat 9 @ InsideHW
Messing around with the ASUS Eee PC 2G Surf @
Dell Pre-Release Keyboard and Mouse Spyshots @ TechwareLabs

APH Networks Reviews: Gigabyte GeForce 9800GT 512MB

AMD's Budget Video Cards Pack Punches

From Tom's Hardware: Need a new videocard, but don’t have the Benjamins—or the need—for a high-end model? Take a look at some of the new budget cards, such as AMD’s ATI Radeon HD 4600 series: AMD’s latest videocards promise to deliver decent gaming performance—and 512 MB frame buffers—for as little as $69

Seinfeld and Gates hit the road for Vista

From CNET Those left scratching their heads after Microsoft's first new ad may find themselves just as itchy after the follow-up spot.

The second in Microsoft's series of new ads airs Thursday night, featuring Bill Gates and Jerry Seinfeld moving in with a family of "real people" in order to connect with them. The humor seems slightly better to me, but the references to Microsoft's products remain tangential.

Panasonic Shows Compact Camera With Interchangeable Lens

From PC World: Panasonic has developed a digital still camera that straddles the boundary between compact point-and-shoot models and larger SLR (single lens reflex) cameras.

Microsoft Exec Speaks Out About Zune's Future

From DailyTech: While the iPod and Sansa run away from the other players in the digital audio player (DAP) market, Microsoft is working to make a better device. CNET News talked with Microsoft's Joe Belfiore, the head of Microsoft's Zune development.

Adobe aims to stave off Silverlight with video encoder

From InfoWorld: Ratcheting up the battle for the rich media space, Adobe Systems later this year plans to offer Adobe Flash Media Encoding Server, which is software to move video content to Adobe's Flash format.

Sales of Xbox 360 Game Console Surge Following Price Drop – Company

From X-bit Labs: icrosoft Corp. has released a statement claiming that after it slashed pricing of its Xbox 360 game system, sales of all the versions of the console increased dramatically. The immediate sales surge could have been expected, however, this does not automatically proof mid-term success.

Sony Shows Prototype Next-gen Speakers

From PC World: Sony has developed next-generation prototype speakers that hang from a ceiling or come with an entire home audio system built-into the base, utilizing the same technology in its distinctive Sountina .

Source: Microsoft, RIM to announce search deal

From CNET Microsoft and Research In Motion are expected to announce on Thursday a partnership that will make it easier for BlackBerry users to reach Microsoft's search engine, according to a source familiar with the companies' plans.

As part of the deal, BlackBerry users will have the option to use Microsoft Live Search as their search engine of choice within the device's browser. Also, Microsoft's Live Search will be an option from within RIM's mobile portal.

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