Intel eight-core server chip is Nehalem EX



From InfoWorld: Intel confirmed that the upcoming eight-core, 2.3 billion transistor processor it plans to detail next week is the Nehalem EX chip, but the company declined to offer details of the chip ahead of the International Solid-State Circuits Conference (ISSCC) in San...

Amazon Opens up Payments Web Service to All



From PC World: Amazon continues to expand its set of web services. Flexible Payments Service (FPS), which allows developers to tap into Amazon's payments infrastructure, is now available to all, the company announced on Thursday.

Just like Amazon's other web services...

Lenovo CEO steps down



From CNET News.com: Lenovo President and CEO William Amelio resigned Thursday after the Chinese PC maker reported a nearly $97 million loss for its fiscal third quarter.

Yang Yuanqing has relinquished his role as chairman to replace Amelio as CEO, effective Thursday, the...

GE Becomes Latest to Give Data Centers a Green Makeover



From DailyTech: Google went green with its data centers long ago. The company, which pushes alternative energy, cited enormous savings as a perk of making the move. Microsoft also bragged about its own greening of data centers.

Now General Electric has become the latest to...

Google Offers News Feeds for Any Website



From DailyTech: It's not such a good time to be a website owner, but it's an even worse time to be in print publications. The global economic downturn has left many print magazines and newspapers with significant money issues as advertising funds dry up and production and...

Twitter Members Following Dell Get Special Discounts



From DailyTech: Social networking has proven to be one of the most popular aspects of internet life for many around the world. Millions of people everyday use social networks like MySpace, Facebook, and Twitter for all sorts of things from keeping in touch with friends and family...

Recession Dims Mac Sales Outlook



From PC World: The short-term outlook for sales of Apple Inc. 's Macs has significantly slipped in the last month, indicating that the company isn't immune to the recession, a market research company said today.

According to ChangeWave Research, 27% of the U.S. consumers...

YouTube Leads Growth in U.S. Online Video Viewing



From PC World: Americans are watching more videos than ever online, and YouTube accounts for nearly half of that growth, according to a study by the comScore Video Metrix service. U.S. Internet users watched a record 14.3 billion online videos in December 2008, a 13 percent...

Skype Upgrade Simplifies VoIP Video Calls



From PC World: Skype is making it simpler to start up a video call and making the quality of the connections better with the 4.0 version of its peer-to-peer communication software.

Previously, callers would set up a VoIP call via Skype and then launch video if the parties...

Yahoo tests Search Pad to ease online research



From CNET News.com: As part of its effort to invigorate its search engine, Yahoo has begun testing a new project called Search Pad designed to detect when you've begun in-depth research and help you keep track of your results.

Yahoo Search Pad keeps track of search query...
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