Microsoft may let Windows 7 users turn browser off



From CNET News.com: Microsoft has included in recent Windows 7 test versions an option to turn off the Internet Explorer 8 Web browser, according to testers who have used the recent builds.

According to Chris Holmes, build 7048 of Windows 7 includes Internet Explorer as one...

VIA Unveils Mini-ITX's on Steroids: Em-ITX



From Tom's Hardware: The new Em-ITX form factor a open industry standard defined by VIA offering up to 200 percent more I/O real estate in a 30 percent smaller footprint measuring only 12 x 17cm. The Em-ITX form factor includes unique dual I/O coastlines and an exclusive Em-IO...

The Foundry Company Becomes “Globalfoundries”



From X-bit Labs: On Wednesday the former Foundry Company (TFC) announced its new name: Globalfoundries. Advanced Micro Devices and Advanced Technology Investment Company (ATIC), the owners of the newly formed contract maker of semiconductors, hope that the company will not only...

Microsoft devising Office for netbooks



From InfoWorld: Microsoft is bending its Office franchise toward netbooks and is developing packages that are unique to that market, according to the head of the company's business division.

Speaking at Tuesday's Morgan Stanley Technology Conference, Stephen Elop, president...

New Mac Mini Misses the Mark for Small Business



From PC World: When it redesigned the new Mac Mini, released this week, Apple had an excellent opportunity to show it is serious about small business. Alas, Apple did what it generally does for small (and large) business: Missed the opportunity.

This is sad, because Mac OS X...

Three MySpace execs depart for new venture



From CNET News.com: Three executives from social network MySpace, including Chief Operating Officer Amit Kapur, are departing the News Corp.-owned company to create a new venture.

The two execs leaving with Kapur are Jim Benedetto, senior vice president of engineering, and...

ATI, NVIDIA Announce New Mobile GPUs



From DailyTech: AMD announced new mobile GPUs today that are the world's first 40nm graphics processors. The new 40nm process is being used in the ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4860 and HD 4830 GPUs. Both GPUs support DirectX 10.1 games and HD content as well as being energy efficient...

Nokia Halts 5800 XpressMusic Phone Sales in America



From DailyTech: The handset launched on February 25 in America. The handset had been available in Europe since October 2008 and from launch until January 2009, Nokia said that the device had moved a million units.

Nokia brought the handset to America as an unlocked device...

Twintech GTS250 Claims Windows 7 Support



From Tom's Hardware: However, what struck out most was the company's claim that the GTS 250 series is ready for Windows 7 and, according to Twintech, one of the first to support DirectX 11. There's some skepticism in that aspect, as anything Vista-capable seems to default as...

Psion Countersues Intel Over Netbook Term



From Tom's Hardware: Last month Intel filed suit seeking the cancellation of the trademark for the term Netbook, held by the Canadian-based firm Psion Teklogix. Psion is now countersuing Intel for roughly $1.2 billion, along with punitive damages and for ownership of the web...
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