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....

Mushkin Enters Solid State Drive Arena With Europe Series



From DailyTech: Mushkin Inc. used to be a top choice for DRAM overclocking enthusiasts at the turn of the millennium. Its DDR RAM was fast, and made for a winning combination with low latency and low prices.

However, it has been overtaken by several companies in the high...

Mobile Firefox Reaches Beta, Only Out for Nokia N810



From DailyTech: Mobile browsers generally are lacking in features and compatibility. Some independent browser makers like Opera seek to conquer the low end, pushing lightweight browsers like Opera Mini across more of the market while other seek to conquer the high end...

Via design targets first-time Netbook makers



From CNET News.com: Via Technologies has released a new Netbook reference design aimed at PC manufacturers that want to start selling Netbooks for the first time.

The reference design for the Via Surfboard C855 mainboard, unveiled Tuesday, includes the Taiwanese chip company...

Google project promotes Chrome, JavaScript



From CNET News.com: Ever since Google launched Chrome in September 2008, Google has been touting how fast its browser can run Web-based programs written in JavaScript. Now the company has launched a site called Chrome Experiments designed to show off what fast JavaScript can...

Report: Atom to be 62% Cheap PC Sales by Q4 '09



From Tom's Hardware: When it comes to computers, the trend is always headed straight towards making things faster and power capable. But now the low-cost, low-power (in both senses of the word) Intel Atom processor could end up in more than half of entry-level desktop sales at...
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