Intel: Some Netbook resellers saw 30% return rate



From CNET News.com: Netbooks had a rocky start last year in some markets, Intel's marketing chief said at the Intel investor meeting Tuesday.

"In the first period--June, July, August of last year--there were some in the retail channels that were shipping (Netbooks) as notebooks," Sean Maloney...

Report: Consumers Still Prefer DVDs, Blu-ray Over Digital Content



From DailyTech: Even though it seems interest in digital content has increased over the past few months, research from the NPD Group reveals consumers in the United States are more interested in purchasing DVDs and Blu-ray Discs.

According to the "Entertainment Trends in America" report, 88...

AMD Gained Market Share in Q1 2009



From DailyTech: AMD has been having a rough fiscal year with significant losses, but the chipmaker is trying everything to return to profitability. The company spun off its foundry operations this year and last week AMD announced that it was merging its CPU and GPU operations into a single...

Intel Grants $12M in Multicore Graphics Research



From PC World: Intel on Tuesday said it was granting US$12 million over five years to Saarland University in Germany to research graphics technologies.

The funds will be used to form the Intel Visual Computing Institute, where researchers will investigate the use of multiple computing cores...

Adobe beams up new Strobe video framework



From CNET News.com: As part of the Streaming Media East conference in New York, Adobe has unveiled "Strobe," the "open framework" for its Flash video player that the company first announced last month. It's expected to be available in the third quarter of this year.

Since you were probably...

Intel creates European visual-computing center



From CNET News.com: Intel said Tuesday that it is investing $12 million in a visual-computing research center in Europe. This comes as Intel prepares to bring out its first graphics chip in more than a decade by early next year.

Opening Tuesday, the Intel Visual Computing Institute is...

Microsoft patches critical PowerPoint hole



From CNET News.com: Microsoft on Tuesday released a patch aimed to fix a critical vulnerability in PowerPoint that had already led to exploits.

The vulnerability is listed as critical for Office 2000, but rated only as important for Office XP, Office 2003, and Office 2007. However, the...

Microsoft introduces new Geneva beta



From CNET News.com: Microsoft introduced the second beta of its Geneva identity-management server platform on Monday, with new features including compatibility with SharePoint 2007 and Microsoft Federation Gateway.

The announcement was made at Microsoft's TechEd conference, which is being...

Fujitsu Exits Hard Disk Drive Heads Business



From X-bit Labs: Fujitsu Limited has announced that it had come to an agreement with TDK Corp. to terminate their strategic business alliance in regard to hard disk drive (HDD) heads, and in conjunction, the companies will dissolve their joint-venture agreement regarding HDD head manufacturer...
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