AMD Will Not Support Nvidia's CUDA Technology



From X-bit Labs: Advanced Micro Devices and its ATI graphics business unit will not support Nvidia Corp.'s CUDA general-purpose computing on graphics processing units (GPGPU) environment. AMD/ATI believes that since CUDA (which was originally an abbreviate for compute unified device architecture...

XHTML 2 language dumped in favor of HTML 5



From InfoWorld: Looking to focus on the budding -- and game-changing -- HTML 5 specification, the W3C (World Wide Web Consortium) said Thursday it plans to increase available resources for the effort by discontinuing further development of XHTML 2.

XHTML been an XML-based version of HTML and...

Taiwan Keeps Door to China Closed for Chip Maker UMC



From PC World: Taiwan will have to revise chip-industry regulations before United Microelectronics (UMC) can invest in China, an official said Friday.

UMC, the world's second-largest contract chip maker, announced a plan in April to pay US$285 million for an 85 percent stake in He Jian...

Google App Engine misfires



From CNET News.com: Technical difficulties forced Google's Web application hosting infrastructure off the air for about four hours Thursday morning.

Customers who run their Web applications on Google App Engine were forced idle Thursday by a series of issues involving "elevated Datastore...

Windows 7 may get a 'Family Pack'



From CNET News.com: Microsoft appears likely to offer a "Family Pack" version of Windows 7, according to language in a leaked test version of the operating system.

This week enthusiasts started buzzing over wording in the license agreement in the test build that suggests Microsoft will have...

Google finally sued by makers of Finally Fast



From CNET News.com: Google has been sued again by a company mad over the use of its trademarks as keywords, but this one comes with a twist.

Ascentive, the company behind those incessant "Finally Fast!" PC support ads, became the latest Google advertiser to sue the company for allowing...

Intel Accelerates Transition to 32nm Process Technology – Report



From X-bit Labs: Intel Corp. plans to start transition to 32nm process technology considerably earlier than originally scheduled. Apparently, the company plans to start very aggressive promotion of its code-named Clarkdale processors in the Q4 2009 by shipping them in very mass quantities about...
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