ATI: Expect DirectX 11 and 40 nm GPUs in 2009



From Tom's Hardware: DX11 is expected to bring several substantial advancements over DX10, including the introduction of Shader Model 5.0, as well as GPGPU support and multithreading support, both of which are essential for the graphics industry and the myriad of multi-core...

MySQL cofounder David Axmark leaving Sun



From InfoWorld: David Axmark, a cofounder and former lead engineer for MySQL, has resigned from Sun Microsystems a few weeks after another cofounder said he may also leave the company.

"I have thought about my role at Sun and decided that I am better off in smaller...

Firefox Extension Blocks Dangerous Web Attack



From PC World: A popular free security tool for the Firefox browser has been upgraded to block one of the most dangerous and troubling security problems facing the Web today.

NoScript is a small application that integrates into Firefox. It blocks scripts in programming...

Start Saving: Core i7 PCs Will Be Expensive



From Tom's Hardware: According to Geizhals, the MSI X58 Platinum motherboard was listed online for just over €227 ($306) and the premium MSI Eclipse motherboard was listed for just over €306 ($413). The third MSI X58 motherboard is expected to be released at a later date...

Intel: Core i7 to Be Up to 52% Faster Compared to Core 2 Quad



From X-bit Labs: Intel Corp. expects its forthcoming Intel Core i7 processors to be much more powerful compared to existing central processing units, according to documents reportedly seen by the media. If the information turns to be precise enough, then Intel has all chances...

Nvidia Plans Another Re-Branding of Graphics Cards



From X-bit Labs: Nvidia Corp. plans to re-name its graphics cards once again in a bid to spur interest towards its products and try to simplify its product lineup. However, graphics cards that are hardly different from those available a year ago, but which carry new names, will...

AMD to spin off manufacturing



From CNET News.com: As expected, the No. 2 supplier of PC processors will split into two companies: one for designing chips, the other for manufacturing them. The capital-intensive business of manufacturing chips is weighing on AMD as it reels under a $5 billion debt load....

Softbank Lands Its First Corporate 3G iPhone Customer in Japan



From DailyTech: Japanese news site Nikkei Net reports Softbank Mobile recently signed its first corporate customer for the 3G iPhone in Japan. The Japanese unit of consultancy firm BearingPoint agreed to purchase 1,000 3G iPhones to be used amongst 1,200 consultants at client...
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