Intel: No virtual bridge from Xeon to AMD

From InfoWorld: VMware customers are getting a bit more freedom in the way they can transfer virtual machines from one Intel-based server to another, but they shouldn't hold their breath waiting for a bridge between Intel and AMD-based systems, an Intel executive said Tuesday.

Report: T-Mobile to Announce Google Phone Sept. 23

From PC World: T-Mobile USA will become the first company in the world to announce a mobile phone based on Google's Android OS at a New York press conference Sept. 23, the New York Times reports, citing T-Mobile.

The handset was manufactured by Taiwan's High Tech Computer (HTC), the Times said. HTC representatives in Taipei declined to comment on the report.

Super Talent Announces Faster, Third Generation SSDs

From DailyTech: Super Talent is bulking up its solid-state drive (SSD) family with new, third generation models. The company today announced that its new MasterDrive OX and PX SSDs feature a brand new multi-channel SATA-II controller for increased read/write speeds.

Graphics Cards Suppliers May Dislike the Upgrade of Nvidia’s New Chip

From X-bit Labs: Nvidia Corp. does need to offer something more competitive compared to its GeForce GTX 260 product, but introduction of a new model may actually get its partners among suppliers of graphics cards upset as they think that the improved version of the GTX 260 may cause overstock problems.

Nvidia Opens Up Hybrid Graphics Technology for Centrino 2 Notebooks

From X-bit Labs: In a bid to popularize its mobile graphics processing units as well as catalyze interest towards high-performance graphics adapters on notebooks, Nvidia Corp. and some of its partners have unveiled technology that lets end-users to dynamically switch between integrated graphics core and discrete graphics core on Intel Centrino 2-based laptops.

Lenovo enters global server market with ThinkServer

From InfoWorld: PC maker Lenovo says it will enter the global server market later this month, shipping systems for small and medium-sized businesses.

The company's new ThinkServer computers will come in five different single and dual-processor configurations and will be available in both tower and rack designs starting September 30, according to Marc Godin, vice president and general manager of Lenovo's enterprise business unit.

Zune 3.0 to debut with 'extra value meal'

From CNET Microsoft, which is officially releasing its Zune 3.0 software on Tuesday, is also announcing a deal to give Zune owners free Wi-Fi access at McDonald's outlets.

The McDonald's deal is important because although every Zune has built-in Wi-Fi, the devices can only access free Wi-Fi hot spots that don't have a browser interrupt. That severely limits the types of public locations from which people can download songs wirelessly.

Hewlett-Packard to Cut 24,600 Jobs

From DailyTech: Hewlett-Packard announced plans to cut 24,600 jobs, about 7.5 percent of its workforce, over the next three years as the company begins to integrate Electronic Data Systems into its business. The company will offer lucrative severance packages, counseling and new job placement services for employees who are being released.

Western Digital Joins the Club of Half-Terabyte Mobile Hard Drives

From X-bit Labs: Western Digital, a leading maker of hard disk drives (HDDs), has unveiled its first mobile 500GB hard drive that features standard form-factor and fits mainstream notebooks. In addition, the company began to offer 400GB HDD as well.

DRAM Production Cuts Fail to Pull up Market

From PC World: A few DRAM makers cut production last week, hoping that reducing supply might spur a price recovery, but the action is too little, too late, analysts say.

Elpida Memory of Japan and Powerchip Semiconductor of Taiwan both trimmed DRAM production last week as market prices plunged to new all-time lows. But while the actions slowed the pace of DRAM price declines, they didn't stop the fall.


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