Western Digital Introduces Solid State Drives



From DailyTech: Western Digital today launched its SiliconDrive III solid state drive storage products, with technology based from its acquisition of SiliconSystems in March.

WD will release 2.5-inch SATA and PATA and a 1.8" Micro SATA that have read speeds up to 100MB/s and write speeds...

Articles Roundup June 16, 2009



It's been a long time since the APHiliates News section has been updated. But now I'm back to the job. Only the latest are posted, since, well, you can find out the details by searching for how long I have -- or haven't, for that matter -- updated this section.

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Samsung's Android smartphone gets first outing



From InfoWorld: Samsung Electronics showed off its upcoming Galaxy smartphone, which runs Google's Android operating system, at the CommunicAsia exhibition in Singapore on Tuesday.

First announced in April as the i7500, the Galaxy has a 3.2-inch AMOLED (Active-Matrix Organic Light-Emitting...

Microsoft's looming Windows 7 licensing 'disaster' for XP users



From InfoWorld: Windows 7, due to ship on Oct. 22, has gotten good reviews as the OS that Vista should have been. And the large percentage of businesses that have held onto XP rather than go to Vista -- about half, according to Gartner -- are no doubt planning to migrate to Windows 7. But...

Is Project Natal a New Xbox 360 Console? Nope.



From PC World: What do you get when you combine the Xbox 360, a motion sensor, and a debatably catchy new moniker like Project Natal? Not much we don't already know, it turns out. Still, that's not stopped at least one game site from speculating about a "second coming" in sternly declarative...

Apple Patches Java Hole Six Months After Initial Discovery



From DailyTech: With close to 75 million OS X distributions reportedly in the wild, triple the number two years ago, Apple has to start taking security more seriously. Fortunately for Apple users, while security researchers regularly demonstrate OS X exploits, the Black Hat community remains...

iPhone 3G S begins shipping to customers



From CNET News.com: Introduced last week and due in stores on Friday, several people are reporting that shipments of the iPhone 3G S have started.

One AppleInsider reader reported that his 32GB black iPhone shipped from China. Other early iPhone buyers are reporting on Twitter that Apple...

Microsoft to announce Azure business plan next month



From CNET News.com: Microsoft plans to announce next month more of the business details behind its Windows Azure operating system.
The software maker unveiled the cloud-based operating system at a developer conference last year. It has said that some of the services, currently in free testing...

ATI to Boost Efficiency of Multi-GPU Operation in OpenGL



From X-bit Labs: Graphics sub-systems with numerous graphics processing units (GPUs) have existed for more than one decade and in the recent years leading developers of graphics processing units – ATI, graphics business group of Advanced Micro Devices, and Nvidia Corp. – resurrected graphics...
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