Netbooks Grab Nearly 20% of Notebook Market

From DailyTech: The recession has had a significant impact on global PC shipments and has led many consumers to shop for netbooks rather than notebook computers. That means that some computer makers that were relatively unknown a few years ago prior to the netbook revolution are now...

Corsair Launches P256 SSD Using Samsung Controller,128MB Cache

From DailyTech: Corsair is a company best known for their DRAM products, targeted mostly at the enthusiast market. In January, they entered the SSD market with a less than stellar product, but it was an important first step.

Things are improving though this week for Corsair Storage...

Sony reports $1 billion annual loss

From CNET News.com: The global recession has hit Sony hard--the company on Thursday reported its first annual loss in 14 years.

Sony lost 165 billion yen ($1.72 billion) in the quarter that ended March 31, the fourth quarter of its fiscal year, compared with net income of 29...

HP laptop batteries recalled for overheating

From CNET News.com: After two reports of flaming laptop batteries, the Consumer Product Safety Commission announced Thursday that Hewlett-Packard is voluntarily recalling 70,000 lithium-ion batteries that shipped with several models of its HP and Compaq laptops.

The recall affects...

Google networking error caused outage

From CNET News.com: Widespread outages involving several Google services--including search, Google Docs, and Gmail--were caused by an upgrade gone awry inside of Google, according to engineers.

Dmitri Alperovitch, vice president of threat research for McAfee, said that Google this...

AMD/ATI Beats Nvidia to the 1 GHz GPU Milestone

From Tom's Hardware: What AMD has done is that it has taken an ATI Radeon HD 4890 graphics card, which normally runs at 850 MHz, and overclocked it to 1 GHz at the factory – air cooled – and voila, you have yourself the world’s first shipping 1 GHz GPU part.

In fact, if you had your...

Gmail Makes Switching E-Mail Services Easier

From PC World: Gmail is making the frustrating process of switching e-mail providers just a bit easier. Google introduced a new feature for its Webmail service that allows new users to easily import all their e-mail and contacts from Hotmail, Yahoo, or AOL accounts, just by typing...

Verizon Netbook to hit stores this weekend

From CNET News.com: As previously reported by the Boy Genius Report, the HP Mini 1151NR Netbook will be priced at $199.99 after a $50 mail-in rebate and will require users sign a two-year service agreement for wireless broadband services.

Verizon is sticking with its current 3G...

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