ATI Reportedly Boosting Orders to Chip Manufacturers



From X-bit Labs: ATI, graphics products group of Advanced Micro Devices, has reportedly boosted its orders to manufacturers of its graphics processors, Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company and United Microelectronics Corp. The increase of orders may mean that the company...

Microsoft proud of its first 'post-Gates' OS, Ballmer says



From InfoWorld: Windows 7 is the first Microsoft OS developed away from the watchful eye of Bill Gates, and the technical leaders who built it had to adjust to life at the company without its cofounder and former chief software architect, CEO Steve Ballmer said Thursday.

"We...

Sony Ericsson Expects Sharp Drop in Phone Sales



From PC World: Sony Ericsson issued a profit warning on Friday, saying it will sell only about 14 million phones during the first quarter of 2009, down 8.3 million phones from the same period last year.

The company also expects to post a €340 million (US$460 million) to €390...

Take it back: Gmail gets 'Undo Send' Labs feature



From CNET News.com: Adding to its arsenal of features that can save you from yourself, Google is launching a Gmail Labs feature called "Undo Send," that lets you abort the sending of any Gmail message--if you use it within five seconds.

Other user-preservation features...

VIA Creates Reference Design for 1080p Netbooks



From Tom's Hardware: Via’s VX855 Media System Processor brings support for 1080p high-definition video to Via's line of Nano, C7 and Eden processors. It was originally designed for mobile PCs and SFF systems, but this week the company showed a reference netbook design that...

Google returns Chrome to beta, touts speed boost



From InfoWorld: Google has reversed last December's decision to ditch the beta label from its Chrome browser , saying it is restoring the moniker to some builds to get faster feedback to developers.

"Since we took the 'beta' tag off Google Chrome in December, we've been...

What an IBM-Sun Deal Could Mean



From PC World: Well, I guess it's true: If an enterprise computing vendor lives long enough, IBM will claim it in the end. While I have tremendous respect for Sun, I've never quite been able to figure out how the company has survived this long.

I'd always guessed the company...

Microsoft set to unleash Internet Explorer 8



From CNET News.com: IE 8, as the browser is known, was first shown a year ago and has been in testing for months. The new browser adds security improvements, a private browsing option, as well as the ability to save pre-defined "slices" of a Web page for at-a-glance viewing....
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