New Handsets Needed for Microsoft's Mobile IE6



From PC World: Microsoft faces a tough sell with its latest mobile browser, Internet Explorer 6, since consumers will need to buy more powerful handsets to run it.

Microsoft, which announced plans earlier this week to launch IE6 with market leader China Mobile, has made no...

Toshiba sets high storage capacity for small drives



From InfoWorld: Toshiba Storage Division announced a breakthrough half-terabyte hard disk drive in a 2.5-inch form factor on Wednesday.

The mini-drive is targeted for inclusion in mobile devices by OEMs.

The high-capacity drives are expected to enhance the capabilities...

Asus Computer plans to launch Apple iMac rival



From InfoWorld: Asustek Computer plans to launch an all-in-one PC built into a monitor designed to rival Apple's iMac on Thursday at a news conference in Taipei, according to a company e-mail.

The Eee Top , apparently the new name for what Asus once called the Eee Monitor...

Nvidia to Offer Parallel Tech for Mobile Devices



From PC World: Chip vendor Nvidia plans to use its Cuda parallel computing architecture in all its GPUs (graphics processing units), including its Tegra system-on-a-chip for mobile devices.

Nvidia's Cuda is a C language environment that enables developers to write software to...

Microsoft to offer free consumer security suite



From CNET News.com: Microsoft on Tuesday said it is changing its strategy for offering PC antivirus software, with plans to discontinue its subscription-based consumer security suite and instead offer individuals free software to protect their PCs.

Code-named Morro, the new...

USB 3.0 Specifications Now Complete and Available



From DailyTech: It seems like everything uses USB today from cell phone chargers to keyboards, mice, printers, and cameras. What many really want are faster USB connections. USB 3.0 has been on the horizon for a while now and for a time the future of the specification and cross...

AMD’s Partners Initiate Shipments of 45nm Server Processors



From X-bit Labs: Advanced Micro Devices said late last week that its highly-anticipated quad-core AMD Opteron microprocessors made using 45nm process technology code-named "Shanghai" are now available for purchase from leading server makers. The new chips are projected to...

Amazon, Capgemini partner on cloud computing



From InfoWorld: Consultancy Capgemini and Amazon.com will offer application development and hosting services using Amazon.com's infrastructure, the companies said on Tuesday.

The partnership seeks to capitalize on the growing interest in so-called "cloud computing," where...

Nokia to Launch First 3G Handset for China



From PC World: Nokia plans to launch a mobile phone based on China's home grown 3G (third-generation) technology standard, TD-SCDMA, in tandem with service provider China Mobile.

Nokia's handset will be launched "very soon" said Wang Jianzhou, chairman and CEO of China...

Yahoo CEO Yang to Step Down



From DailyTech: Yahoo has confirmed that co-founder and CEO Jerry Yang will step down, and the search for a replacement has begun.

Yang will step down as CEO once a replacement is found, and will go back to being "Chief Yahoo," which was his previous job at Yahoo. He will...
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