Microsoft Pays for Searching 'Til April 2009, Firefox Users Not Welcome

From DailyTech: Microsoft is the world leader in the operating system world. Its Xbox 360 console is a strong second worldwide, with excellent hardware sales. The company is even salvaging its reputation with clever new ads.

ARM Targets Mobile Internet Devices with New Platforms

From X-bit Labs: Despite of lackluster welcome by the market, mobile Internet devices (MIDs) are projected to become relatively popular going forward, which is why companies like Intel Corp. are actively developing Atom microprocessors and platforms for such products. But this does not mean that traditional players on the market of mobile electronics are standing still: ARM Holdings also expects its micro-architecture to power MIDs next year.

Toshiba shows prototype fast-charging laptop battery

From InfoWorld: Toshiba showed off a prototype of its fast-charging SCiB battery designed for laptops on Tuesday, but said the technology is still a ways off from making its way into computers.

SCiB, or Super Charge Ion Batteries, are designed to recharge to 90 percent capacity within 10 minutes, and will last longer and endure more recharge cycles than current lithium-ion batteries.

PC Video Cards With Toshiba's SpursEngine Coming Soon

From PC World: The first add-in video cards based on Toshiba's SpursEngine video chip will soon hit the market, as the company looks to tap growing user interest in high-definition video.

Pricey Apples Hold 20 Percent of Retail Notebook Sales and 35 Percent of Revenue

From DailyTech: Independent research often is used to verify thing we knew all along. Among the studies to fall in this category was the recent market research which confirmed that Apple computers, on average, cost nearly twice as much as Vista computers. This is good news for Apple, who despite a reinvigorated advertising campaign from Microsoft, is cashing in on its chic brand image.

Articles Roundup September 30, 2008

MSI's X58 Motherboard To Have Quad-SLI

From Tom's Hardware: MSI’s upcoming X58 motherboards have made an appearance online thanks to a newly leaked slide that reveals what features are to be expected. The leaked slide uncovered by those at Fudzilla show three different MSI motherboards projected for release in 2008.

ATI Readies New Mainstream Graphics Card

From X-bit Labs: ATI, graphics product group of Advanced Micro Devices, plans to introduce yet another ATI Radeon HD 4800-series graphics card that will be aimed at the mainstream market. The new product will allow AMD to more successfully compete against arch-rival Nvidia Corp., which is going to have problems with offering a competitor for the novelty from ATI.

Nokia Drops Enterprise E-mail Platform to Focus on Consumers

From PC World: Nokia will stop developing its enterprise mobile e-mail platform Intellisync: its future enterprise e-mail systems will be based on platforms from Cisco, Microsoft and IBM, among others.

"It doesn't make too much sense for us to create our own when we can partner with the best solutions in the market," said Dinesh Subramanian, spokesman at Nokia.

AMD says new 'Shanghai' chip is ready to go

From CNET News.com: AMD said Monday it is set to roll out its next-generation "Shanghai" chip--minus the mistakes of the last generation.

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