Win 7, Snow Leopard could give graphics chip a spark



From InfoWorld: Graphics chip shipments fell during the first quarter this year, but could stabilize later this year as people look to upgrade PCs with new operating systems, a research firm said in a study released on Tuesday.

Operating systems like Apple's Snow Leopard and...

Apple Updates iPhone 3.0 Beta Software: iTunes Goes Blu-ray



From PC World: Updated iPhone 3.0 beta software shipped to developers late Tuesday and included in the code was a pre-release of the next version of iTunes (8.2). Clues buried in the new iTunes pre-release software suggest that Apple's media player will support Blu-ray disc...

ATI Launches Radeon HD 4770 Video Card Using 40nm RV740 GPU



From DailyTech: ATI, the graphics division of AMD, has been aggressively delivering on price and performance for the last year with its RV770-based GPUs. These have been used in Radeon HD 4830, 4850, and 4870 video cards to steal away market share from NVIDIA.

Recently, ATI...

U.S. Gets Dell Studio 19



From DailyTech: Desk space is at a premium in many offices and at home leading some consumers to look for smaller computers that also need less power, saving money on electricity bills. One of the more compact desktop systems is the all-in-one machine popularized by Apple with...

Apple Snags Former ATI CTO



From Tom's Hardware: Reports are coming in that AMD/ATI CTO and graphics chip designer Bob Drebin has recently taken a Senior Director position with Apple. Electronista discovered the new position through Drebin's altered LinkedIn profile, which now lists his current employer as...

AMD Does Not Expect Broadcom, Nvidia in Next-Gen Servers



From X-bit Labs: For years servers based on microprocessors from Advanced Micro Devices relied on core-logic sets from Broadcom and Nvidia Corp., however, when AMD releases its next generation Opteron processors, it will not allow any third-party chipsets to emerge and will rely...

Sun offers Java dev kit for device apps



From InfoWorld: A software development kit for Java ME (Micro Edition) 3.0 that features integration with Windows Mobile devices is now available, according to Sun Microsystems.

Java ME puts Java on mobile units. Built to run on Windows XP and Vista, the SDK is the successor...

DoCoMo to Supercharge Data With Network Improvements



From PC World: NTT DoCoMo, Japan's biggest cellular carrier, will soon launch improvements to its network that promise data transfers up to 15 times faster than are currently possible -- and it plans even greater changes next year.

The network improvements will begin in June...

Mozilla releases Firefox 3.5 beta



From CNET News.com: Mozilla on Monday released beta 3.5 of Firefox, a revamp of the open-source Web browser designed to include better performance, several new Web programming features, and a private browsing mode.

The earlier betas had been numbered 3.1, but Mozilla switched...
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