Microsoft Doubles Storage Capacity Limit For Netbooks



From Tom's Hardware: Microsoft is becoming a bit more lenient with the limits it has imposed on netbooks manufactures who wish to use Windows XP as the OS. As of Wednesday, Microsoft officially doubled the maximum allowable hard disk drive size to 160 GB, up from 80GB. MSI and...

Samsung Eyes Possible Acquisition of SanDisk



From PC World: Samsung is eyeing a possible acquisition of memory chip-maker SanDisk.

The company, which is the world's largest computer memory maker in the world, said it was "considering various opportunities" with regard to SanDisk "but nothing has been decided yet." The...

Yahoo's Stock Price Continues to Plummet



From DailyTech: It seems that Yahoo thought its stock had hit rock bottom in June of 2008 when it was trading at $23.52 per share. This price was reached after Microsoft walked away from its talk with Yahoo of a buyout.

CNET News reports that Yahoo's stock has now dropped to...

Dell Slides Into the Netbook Market with the Inspiron Mini 9



From Laptop Magazine: After months of rumors and speculation, Dell is finally coming clean with its netbook. The 8.9-inch Dell Inspiron Mini 9 is officially on the market as of today and can be ordered now from Dell.com. Before purchasing you will want to check out our full...

Vulnerability Exposed in Google Chrome Beta



From Tom's Hardware: A few hours after the launch of the Chrome public Beta, security researcher Aviv Raff found a hole in the new browser. The new found flaw targets an older version of the WebKit rendering engine. Apple’s latest Safari release uses a newer version of WebKit...

Sony Recalls 73,000 Vaio Laptops Due to Burn Hazard



From PC World: Sony is recalling 73,000 Vaio TZ laptops because of a possible manufacturing defect that may cause them to overheat, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said Thursday.

The recall relates to a problem with wiring near the computer's hinge, which could...

Intel ready to announce six-core chip



From CNET News.com: ntel is expected to announce the "Dunnington" processor later this month, the first six-core processor and last of its Penryn-class chips.

Intel on September 15 is expected to roll out the Intel Xeon 7400 series Dunnington processor targeted at the server...

Google Removes Big Brother Clause in Chrome's EULA



From DailyTech: Google will change the EULA for its Chrome web browser just days after its release, due to a handful of users spotting a provision in its EULA that gives Google a license to most anything the browser is used to create.

The text in question, contained in...

Blu-ray Drives Hit 8X Write Speeds



From Tom's Hardware: Buffalo Technology recently released to market the world’s fastest internal Blu-ray drive, capable of up to 8x read and write speeds. The drive has write speeds of up to 8x, achievable when using capable single-layer BD-R media and up to 2x write speeds...
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