Intel drops Centrino Atom brand after five months

From InfoWorld: Intel has dropped the Centrino Atom brand after just five months, opting instead to use just the Atom brand across this part of its product line.

"Basically, we are simplifying and coalescing our efforts around 'Atom' as the single brand for Internet devices,"...

Intel Launches Smaller SSD for Netbooks, Mini-desktops

From PC World: Intel launched a much smaller version of its Z-P230 SSDs (solid state drive) aimed at netbooks and mini-desktops, the company said Wednesday.

The new SSD is based on a miniature card module that weighs just 8 grams, compared to 11 grams for the original Z-P230...

Apple market cap tops Google

From CNET News.com: Apple's stock price, which has been on a steady upward tear for the last few years, closed at $179.30 on Wednesday, sending its market capitalization to $158.84 billion.

That figure, Apple fans were quick to note, is higher than that of search engine giant...

Intel readies new remote PC access function

From CNET News.com: Intel has developed technology that lets people remotely power up their computers and retrieve files across an Internet connection, according to a report on The Wall Street Journal site on Wednesday.

The technology, called Remote Wake, will work only on PCs...

HP Kicks Off SIGGRAPH 2008 With Lots Of New Gear

From Tom's Hardware: Topping the list of new HP products is the HP EliteBook 8730w. It sports a 17" display, which offers over 16 million colors, an Intel quad-core processor, 8 GB of RAM and new Nvidia Quardo FX cards with up to 1 GB of RAM. Joining this laptop are the HP EliteBook...

$196M Should Cover Costs of Bad Graphics Chips, Nvidia Says

From PC World: Nvidia took a one-time warranty charge of US$196 million against its second-quarter revenue on Tuesday, saying that amount should cover the cost of replacing bad Nvidia graphics chips used in a range of laptop models from different manufacturers. Chairman and CEO Jen...

Best Buy to sell iPhones in September

From CNET News.com: Best Buy stores will begin selling Apple's iPhone 3G next month, becoming the first national retail chain outside of Apple and carrier AT&T to offer the wildly popular device.

Starting September 7, the 8GB and 16GB iPhone 3Gs will go on sale at 970 Best Buy...

Dell Announces New Notebooks for Business Users

From DailyTech: It's common at this time year to see many new notebooks being introduced by different notebook manufacturers for back-to-school. Not all the new notebooks produced this time year are aimed at students, as Dell has demonstrated with its new notebooks announced today....
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