Lenovo Expected to Lay Off Staff Mid-January

From Tom's Hardware: Digitimes this week reported that Lenovo will be reorganizing the company around mid-January. Citing Chinese-language publication Sina.com, the company’s reorganizing will include adjustments to its business structure and layoffs. The report also said we’ll hear more on the rumors that Lenovo’s chairman, Yang Yuanqing, is planning to resign. With roughly 20,000 employees, there’s no indication as to how many people will be let go later in the month.

Lenovo Brings Wii Functionality to PCs

From PC World: Taking a page from Nintendo's Wii gaming console, Lenovo on Monday announced an all-in-one PC with a remote control that doubles as a motion-based gaming controller.

Like the iMac, the all-in-one IdeaCentre A600 combines a monitor and CPU in a thin system. It will be on display at the Consumer Electronics Show from January 8 to 11 in Las Vegas.

Freescale chip aims at 1GHz, $199 Netbook

From CNET News.com: The ARM chip architecture-based i.MX51 processor is designed to enable "low-power, gigahertz performance netbooks at sub-$200 price points," according to Freescale, formerly Motorola's chipmaking arm.

Lenovo W700ds Dual Screen Notebook Officially Starts at $3,663

From DailyTech: Lenovo introduced the ThinkPad W700 series back in August 2008. The beast of a laptop was a desktop replacement sporting a 17" frame, Intel Penryn-based processors, NVIDIA Quadro graphics, up to 8GB of DDR3 memory, and support for dual HDDs. One of the most unusual features, however, was the option of a built-in WACOM tablet for graphic artists which took up a large portion of the palm rest area.

APH Networks Reviews: Thermaltake Spedo Advance Package

What's your new year's resolution?

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Microsoft Says WMP Vulnerability Not Harmful

IE Lost Share to Firefox, Safari and Chrome in December

From PC World: Web sites saw visitors deserting Microsoft's Internet Explorer browser in favor of Apple's Safari, Mozilla's Firefox and Google's Chrome in December, according to Web analytics company Net Applications.

Microsoft planning big layoffs for January?

From CNET News.com: Mark January 15 in your calendar: Rumors of layoffs at Microsoft peg that as the day the bad news will come.

The latest to report on the possibility of layoffs at the software giant is the blog Fudzilla, which puts the number of job cuts at 15,000, or nearly 17 percent of Microsoft's worldwide operations. The January 15 date is a week before Microsoft's second-quarter earnings report, scheduled for January 22.

Unlocking the iPhone 3G - or maybe not

From CNET News.com: CrunchGear, for one, posted a graphically enhanced, QuickPwn-focused spin on jailbreaking the iPhone and making use of the Yellowsn0w instructions from the Dev-Team Blog. Way at the bottom, though, it points out that "this is all in beta and there is no guarantee of success." It follows with this note:

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