AMD Unveils World's First DirectX 11 GPU



From DailyTech: AMD is struggling to gain market share back that it has lost to Intel and NVIDIA in the CPU and GPU markets. AMD continues to post losses and to help turn itself around the company spun its foundry business off this year into another company.

Today at Computex in Taiwan, AMD...

Nvidia Finally Reveals Tegra-Based Mobile Devices



From X-bit Labs: At the ongoing Computex Taipei trade-show, Nvidia Corp. finally showcased devices powered by its Tegra system-on-chip (SoC). The devices shown were from contract manufacturers and their demonstration may mean that branded suppliers are at least looking forward Tegra-powered...

Microsoft to leave smartbooks to Google



From InfoWorld: Microsoft doesn't plan to offer a version of Windows for so-called "smartbooks," leaving the space open to Linux, Google's Android and other operating systems.

Smartbooks are a new class of device built around ARM-based chips from companies like Qualcomm, Freescale, and Texas...

Intel Targets All-day Battery Life for Netbooks



From PC World: The ability to run a netbook all day on a single battery charge is one of the goals Intel has set for itself as it develops the Atom platform.

"We are going to do more integration, we are going to try to reduce the power in order to have sleekest form-factor, the lightest...

Court orders Dish to pay $103 million to TiVo



From CNET News.com: A federal court has awarded TiVo $103 million plus interest in its long-running patent dispute with EchoStar Communications and ordered EchoStar to disable infringing features found on its subscribers' digital video recorders.

U.S. District Judge David Folsom on Tuesday...

Windows 7 Gets Official Release Date: October 22



From DailyTech: Windows 7 will indeed be hitting in time for the holiday season. The much-buzzed about operating system is set to inherit the operating system throne from the much-maligned Windows Vista, with general commercial availability starting on October 22 according to a Microsoft press...

AMD challenges Intel with dual-core Neo chip



From InfoWorld: Advanced Micro Devices on Monday said it had started shipping the dual-core Athlon Neo processor for thin and light laptops, upping the ante in its battle with rival Intel, which offers processors for similar laptops.

The new Neo chip will be an upgrade over the single-core...

4GB iPhone Coming Next Week?



From PC World: Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference is just under a week away, and there are more indications that Apple will unveil the next generation of its iPhone device. Rumors out late yesterday point to a 4GB iPhone model that could be an actual $99 iPhone, and the possibility of four...

Intel launches chips for low-cost, thin laptops



From CNET News.com: Intel is launching its line of processors for thin, inexpensive laptops at the Computex tech conference in Taipei. Intel marketing chief Sean Maloney talked about this in a phone interview.

"It's clear that people like devices to be thin and light," said Maloney, who was...
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