Intel Grants $12M in Multicore Graphics Research



From PC World: Intel on Tuesday said it was granting US$12 million over five years to Saarland University in Germany to research graphics technologies.

The funds will be used to form the Intel Visual Computing Institute, where researchers will investigate the use of multiple...

Adobe beams up new Strobe video framework



From CNET News.com: As part of the Streaming Media East conference in New York, Adobe has unveiled "Strobe," the "open framework" for its Flash video player that the company first announced last month. It's expected to be available in the third quarter of this year.

Since...

Intel creates European visual-computing center



From CNET News.com: Intel said Tuesday that it is investing $12 million in a visual-computing research center in Europe. This comes as Intel prepares to bring out its first graphics chip in more than a decade by early next year.

Opening Tuesday, the Intel Visual Computing...

Microsoft patches critical PowerPoint hole



From CNET News.com: Microsoft on Tuesday released a patch aimed to fix a critical vulnerability in PowerPoint that had already led to exploits.

The vulnerability is listed as critical for Office 2000, but rated only as important for Office XP, Office 2003, and Office 2007...

Microsoft introduces new Geneva beta



From CNET News.com: Microsoft introduced the second beta of its Geneva identity-management server platform on Monday, with new features including compatibility with SharePoint 2007 and Microsoft Federation Gateway.

The announcement was made at Microsoft's TechEd conference...

Fujitsu Exits Hard Disk Drive Heads Business



From X-bit Labs: Fujitsu Limited has announced that it had come to an agreement with TDK Corp. to terminate their strategic business alliance in regard to hard disk drive (HDD) heads, and in conjunction, the companies will dissolve their joint-venture agreement regarding HDD...

Nvidia Expects 25% of Its Products to Be 40nm By Year End



From X-bit Labs: Nvidia Corp., a leading supplier of graphics processing units (GPUs), was not the first company to adopt 40nm fabrication process from Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, but the firm plans to rather aggressively ramp up production using 40nm process...

Notes push e-mail coming to iPhone



From InfoWorld: The newest version of Lotus Notes and Domino will push e-mail, contacts, and calendar items to iPhone users.

Lotus Notes and Domino 8.5.1 includes a few other incremental updates to functionality. But the main new feature is the addition of Microsoft's...

AMD Gains Processor Market Share on Intel



From PC World: After five quarters of declining market share, Advanced Micro Devices gained ground in chip shipments over chief rival Intel during the first quarter of 2009, IDC said on Tuesday.

AMD saw its market share in processor shipments reach 22.3 percent during the...

RealNetworks continues to develop DVD-copying device



From CNET News.com: RealNetworks continues to hire engineers to work on Facet, a DVD player that copies and stores film discs despite allegations by Hollywood that the device violates copyright.

Real has posted a job ad on Craigslist asking for qualified Linux engineers to...
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