Mozilla eyes extra beta for Firefox 3.1



From InfoWorld: Mozilla will probably add a third beta to the development schedule for Firefox 3.1 to get a better handle on remaining bugs and give several new features, including a faster JavaScript engine and a private browsing mode, more testing time, the company's browser...

Taiwanese Companies to Loan DRAM Maker Micron US$285M



From PC World: Two members of Taiwan's Formosa Plastics Group plan to loan US$285 million to DRAM maker Micron Technology to strengthen a new joint venture with the U.S. company and speed up the development of advanced chip manufacturing lines, the companies said.

The cash is...

Google admits breaking App Store rules



From CNET News.com: Google acknowledged breaking the official rules of Apple's iPhone software development kit when it created the latest version of the Google Mobile application for the iPhone, but denied a more serious charge.

A Google spokesman confirmed Tuesday that...

Blockbuster Unveils On Demand Video Player



From DailyTech: Movie rental services are slowly transitioning from the DVD rentals that launched the market to streaming rentals. The streaming rental services are becoming more and more popular as movies are available on the first day of release and people become accustomed to...

Apple updates Safari for second time in two weeks



From InfoWorld: Unlike the Nov. 13 update, which added anti-phishing protection and patched 11 security vulnerabilities -- more than two-thirds of them critical -- today's minor upgrade was for unspecified "stability improvements," according to a terse notice on the Apple Web...

Xbox 360 Surpasses Original Xbox Install Base



From PC World: The more things change, the more they actually change. Microsoft's original Xbox never had legs like Sony's fleet-footed PlayStation 2, only managing to sell around 25 million units worldwide -- a nibble compared to Sony's 140 million.

What a difference...

YouTube videos get widescreen treatment



From CNET News.com: YouTube has expanded the viewable width of all videos appearing on the site, creating an image that viewers will likely associate more with a movie theater screen or high-definition television.

The video-sharing site announced the move in a blog posting...

Western Digital Could Enter SSD Market



From DailyTech: Western Digital isn’t alone in taking a cautious approach to the SSD market. As one of the biggest makers of hard drives, it's easy to see why Western Digital (WD) would want to protect its investments in traditional HDDs until the market for SSDs is more mature...

AMD to Release Quad-Core Processor for Notebooks in 2010



From X-bit Labs: The first quad-core central processing unit (CPU) for notebooks in AMD’s line will be code-named “Champlain” and will be the base of the code-named “Danube” platform, AMD revealed at last week’s meeting with financial analysts. There are no details about the...

iPhone 2.2 Update Gets Jailbroken



From PC World: If you're into iPhone gimmicks and unsupported Apple applications, DevTeam released PwnageTool 2.2 to help you jailbreak the latest 2.2 iPhone software update available from Apple since Friday.

Two free software tools are available from the DevTeam to help you...
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