Update: Microsoft launches Windows Azure for the cloud



From InfoWorld: At Microsoft's PDC (Professional Developers Conference) in Los Angeles, Chief Software Architect Ray Ozzie unveiled the company's much-anticipated cloud computing platform, dubbed Windows Azure.

Primarily a platform for developers, Windows Azure plays host to...

Dell Refreshes Optiplex Line, Offers Atom-based Thin Client



From PC World: Dell's latest products arrive at a difficult time, with markets roiled by fears of a global recession and companies cutting back on expenses in the face of expected weaker demand. Dell isn't immune. The company warned last month that end-user demand had softened in...

Dell Launches Mini 12 Netbook in Japan



From DailyTech: One of the most interesting new netbooks is the Dell Inspiron Mini 12. The Mini 12 is the big brother to the smaller Mini 9 that Dell introduced officially in September 2008. The main and obvious difference between the two Dell netbooks is the screen size.

The...

Toshiba's First Netbook Hits Japan, Overseas Sales to Follow



From PC World: The first netbook-type portable computer from Toshiba hit store shelves in Japan over the weekend, ahead of its upcoming launch in Europe. U.S. sales are currently not planned for the machine.

Like many other netbooks the NB100 is based on a 1.6GHz Intel Atom...

Graphics market on fire; AMD gains



From CNET News.com: The market for graphics processing units (GPUs) saw the biggest increase in third-quarter shipments in six years, according to Jon Peddie Research (JPR), as AMD gained in both the desktop and laptop segments.

In the third quarter of 2008, more than 111...

APH Networks Reports: Input Lag and You: Dell 2408WFP



Owning uber powerful computers is one thing, but experiencing the power is another. Having more than half a dozen computers at home, it's kind of interesting how my main machine is not paired up with an incredible display setup. That said, I don't think it ever sucked. Seven...

Intel repudiates execs' criticism of the iPhone



From InfoWorld: Intel distanced itself from criticism of Apple's iPhone made by executives at the company's Intel Developer Forum conference in Taipei, saying the comments were not appropriate. The chip maker also acknowledged its own products weren't yet suitable for such a...

Samsung Profits Slide on Economic Slowdown



From PC World: Operating profit for the period was 1.5 trillion won (US$1 billion), down 38 percent on the same period a year earlier, while sales were off 4 percent at 30.3 trillion won. Profitability declined across the board with its semiconductor sector recording a 78...
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