Intel cancels Taiwan forum due to economy

From CNET News.com: Production isn't the only thing being scaled back at Intel because of the world economy. The world's largest chipmaker will cancel its developer conference in Taiwan this year and scale back the one in Beijing.

The Intel Developer Forum in Taiwan typically takes...

Microsoft readies smartphone assault on Apple

From CNET News.com: Microsoft is gearing up to take on rival Apple in the smartphone market.

The Wall Street Journal reported Monday that Microsoft is getting ready to launch an online marketplace akin to Apple's App Store. In August, Microsoft had started looking for people to head...

More Dell Mini 10 Details Trickle Out

From Tom's Hardware: The thing is, though, that that Mini 10 isn’t out available yet, making it hard to judge against the other 10-inch netbooks on the street. Still, we liked what we saw at CES 2009 and are eager to learn more.

Dell’s still keeping its cards close to its chest, but...

Intel Accelerates Core i7

From Tom's Hardware: Although prior Intel roadmaps did not mention Core i7 processors faster than the existing 3.2-GHz 965 Extreme Edition, the chip maker finally decided to introduce two faster models in the second quarter of this year.

Core i7-975 Extreme will be the company's...

Samsung Unwraps Touch Ultra Handset

From PC World: Samsung has unveiled its latest phone aimed at the full touch-screen end of the market that was ignited by Apple's iPhone.

The Touch Ultra is a slider-type that has a 2.8-inch OLED (organic light emitting diode) display with 240 pixel by 400 pixel (WQVGA) resolution...

DRAM Industry Faces Further Shake Outs

From PC World: After the recent bankruptcy filing by German chip maker Qimonda as well as huge losses posted by several DRAM makers in the final three months of last year, it appeared the worst might be over for the industry.

But this week, more DRAM makers face loan repayments that...

Rumor: The Sony switch to Intel's Larrabee chip

From CNET News.com: Here's the silicon scuttlebutt of the weekend, if not the week: Sony will use Intel's Larrabee graphics chip in its upcoming PlayStation 4. (Let's not forget the other tantalizing piece of speculation this week: the Nvidia-powered Microsoft smartphone rumor, which...

AMD's new Phenom II chips take on Intel

From CNET News.com: Advanced Micro Devices added new Phenom II desktop models on Monday, including triple-core processors, as it tries to outdo Intel desktop price-performance.

The Phenom II "Dragon" line of desktop processors uses AMD's new 45-nanometer technology and comprises...

Microsoft's TMG adds antimalware, SSL inspection

From CNET News.com: Microsoft made its Forefront Threat Management Gateway (TMG) beta 2 version available on Friday, adding antimalware and Secure Sockets Layer inspection but also offering an edge protection service to its latest operating-system platform.

TMG beta 2 is designed to...

Nvidia to Rename GeForce Models at CeBIT

From Tom's Hardware: EXPreview threw up a poll yesterday, asking its readers about whether renaming the G92 series is a wise decision or not. But what followed the poll was information based on a leaked circular authored by Santa Clara, California-based Nvidia, claiming that the new...

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