Nvidia’s Enthusiast-Class Product Roadmap Leaked: Code-Named GT212 Due Next Year

From X-bit Labs: Nvidia Corp., the world’s largest supplier of discrete graphics processing units, reportedly readies two new higher-end graphics processors that are set to be launched late this year and in the first quarter of 2009.

Memory Woes May Hurt Chip Tool Makers Worse Than Expected

From PC World: A memory chip glut this year has already caused companies to curtail orders of new production line machinery, but the lack of any sign of a rebound has caused at least one industry watcher to rethink its chip equipment forecast.

Semiconductor Equipment and Materials International (SEMI) in July forecast global chip equipment revenue will drop to US$34.12 billion this year, down 20 percent from US$42.77 billion last year.

Smartphone shipments ease off the gas pedal

From CNET News.com: Smartphone sales slowed a bit in the second quarter amid a weak global economy, but Gartner thinks that's about to change.

HP Claims EliteBook will Run 24 Hours on a Single Charge

From DailyTech: HP made an announcement today that should help solve mobile warriors’ biggest enemy -- battery life. HP says that its EliteBook 6930p when configured with an optional ultra-capacity battery and other options will run for a full 24 hours on a single charge.

Critical vulnerability patched in Google's Chrome

From InfoWorld: A Vietnamese security company has found a critical vulnerability in Google's new browser Chrome, but Google has already released patch for that problem and at least one more.

Intel's New SSD Drive Delivers Blazing Fast Performance

From PC World: Finally, a solid-state drive arrives that can capitalize on the theoretical advantages solid-state memory offers as compared with hard disk drives. Intel isn't new to SSD, but it is looking to reinvent the rule book with is latest--and most mainstream--entry to the market, first announced at August's Intel Developer's Forum.

Google upgrades Gmail for IE 6 users

From CNET News.com:

There's a lot of action in the browser market these days: Google just launched its Chrome browser, Firefox 3.1 is due in months, Apple hopes Safari will spread across the world of Windows, and Microsoft is touting its second beta of Internet Explorer 8.

But a huge swath of Internet users is still getting by with IE 6, which is no doubt is why Google just released a new version of Gmail for the vintage 2001-era browser.

Amazon to Sell Low-Cost XO

From DailyTech: One Laptop Per Child (OLPC) will sell its low-cost XO notebook to interested consumers through Amazon.com, an OLPC official announced. The original plan behind the XO was to make the laptop available to children in developing nations and not to interested parties in developed countries, but changed its mind with last year's Give One Get One (G1G1) initiative.

Have you upgraded to the latest Windows service pack yet?

Yep, I got XP SP3 or Vista SP1
79% (141 votes)
No, service packs are for noobs
9% (16 votes)
I don't use Windows
12% (21 votes)
Total votes: 178

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