Intel's Lynnfield Expected to Ship in Late August



From PC World: Intel's upcoming Lynnfield processor will be in the spotlight at the Computex exhibition in Taipei next week, as hardware makers and computer vendors gear up for the release of the chip later this year.

Lynnfield is a successor to Intel's current line of Core i7 chips. The...

Qualcomm, Freescale say 'smartbooks' to rival Netbooks



From CNET News.com: Qualcomm and Freescale Semiconductor are ready to begin pushing a category of devices that they say are cheaper, lighter, and more connected than Intel-based Netbooks.

And just to make sure that the difference is crystal clear, both companies are calling the category...

HP, IBM Share Top Spot in Server Market



From DailyTech: The consumer computer market isn’t the only place where computer sales are hurting. In the enterprise, space sales of server systems are dropping as well. Businesses are holding off on upgrading servers as profits aren't able to keep up with traditional upgrade cycles when it...

Online Stores Quietly Begin to Sell Intel’s New Processors



From X-bit Labs: Numerous online stores have started to sell Intel Corp.’s yet unannounced microprocessors. The move indicates that the world’s largest chipmaker is about to officially release them and improve its performance leadership in the high-end market.

The new processors are Intel...

Google adds scripting capabilities to Google Docs



From InfoWorld: Google will add scripting capabilities to Google Docs, allowing organizations to customize its online applications and automate tasks, the company said Wednesday.

Google plans to sign up about 1,000 customers over the next few weeks to test the feature, called Google Apps...

SATA 3.0 Released, Solid-State Drives Rejoice



From PC World: We've seen glimmers on the horizon for some time now, but the Serial ATA International Organization (SATA-IO) has finally made official the third iteration of the serial ATA specification. SATA Revision 3.0 doubles the existing SATA 3Gb/s bandwidth to 6Gb/s, or roughly 600 MB/s...

Ballmer on Bing, the economy and more



From CNET News.com: Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer kicked off his speech Thursday talking about the economy, though he also plans to show off Microsoft's revamped search engine within minutes.

In a speech at D: All Things Digital, Ballmer was asked by moderator Walt Mossberg to discuss the...

Dell Unveils Studio 14z Notebook



From DailyTech: DisplaySearch reported recently that netbooks have grabbed 20% of the global notebook market. Despite the fact that netbook sales are booming, there is still a market for notebook computers -- especially those with lower price tags.

Dell unveiled a new notebook today called...

BioShock 2 Dated for November 3 Release



From Tom's Hardware: For many gamers, BioShock was the game of the year for 2008. Despite being released in a particularly slow time of the year (summer) BioShock stuck as being one of the best shooters on the PC, Xbox 360 and eventually the PS3.

Of course, any good game demands a sequel...

Twitter gets targeted again by worm-like phishing attack



From InfoWorld: Twitter users have been tricked into divulging their login and password details to a Web site that then spammed their contacts.

The culprit is a Web site called TwitterCut. Some Twitter users began getting a message that appeared to be from one of their friends and included a...
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