Intel chip flaw--but what of it?

From CNET Intel chip bug? Or simply much more than you need to know? Researchers claim Intel has a serious chip bug. But that all depends.

Security experts who are into the arcana of chip security may find "CPU cache poisoning" riveting and serious stuff. Others, however, may simply scratch their heads and move on.

Report: Apple and LG Team Up for iPhone and Netbook

From DailyTech: The netbook market is booming and the only major computer maker yet to introduce a netbook is Apple. Apple CEO Steve Jobs has said previously that the company didn’t know how to make a cheap notebook that worked.

What do you think of voice command systems?

Awesome! Best technology ever.
16% (22 votes)
Meh I'm quite neutral on this matter.
20% (27 votes)
Hey, if they actually work properly, then that's another story.
64% (89 votes)
Total votes: 138

Samsung Debuts Its Own Online Movie Rental Service

From DailyTech: Samsung has launched a new service for European consumers aimed at competing with the Apple iTunes movie rental service, with 500 movies to be available for now.

"The movie is tangible progress in (Samsung's) convergence strategy and a first step in delivering consumer services to rival those from the lines of Nokia and Sony Ericsson," research firm CCS Insight said in a statement.

NVIDIA PhysX SDK Hits Nintendo Wii

From DailyTech: Video game developers are always after the best effects and most realistic environmental interactions for their games. The more realistic and up to date techniques the developer can use when designing the video game, the more realistic and immersive the finished game will be for gamers.

Apple TV's Missed Opportunity

From PC World: Thursday's announcement of HD movies sales being added to the iTunes Store may have been good news for consumers of Apple-supplied content--especially Apple TV users, who are best poised to enjoy such HD content. But it also highlights the big drawback of the Apple TV--that Apple sees it as a way to sell you more TV shows and movies, not as a way for you to access and watch all the video content out there.

Intel Readying New Chips for Inexpensive Ultraportables

From PC World: Intel reaffirmed on Friday that it was readying new ultra-low-voltage chips, due in the second quarter, for inexpensive ultraportable laptops.

The company will ship the ULV chips as part of its Montevina Plus mobile laptop platform, an updated version of the existing Montevina platform, said Connie Brown, a company spokeswoman.

arch 20, 2009 10:24 AM PDT Chrome begins RSS support, solidifies extensions

From CNET Google has begun work on one much-requested feature of its Chrome browser, the ability to detect when a Web page offers a subscription service through RSS or Atom technology.

Google programmer Finnur Thorarinsson formally marked the RSS support issue as "started" on Wednesday, though the feature is disabled for now.

Google designer leaves, blaming data-centrism

From CNET Douglas Bowman, Google's visual design leader, is leaving the company after finding the company's reliance on detailed Web page performance data too confining.

Bowman clearly had mixed feelings about departing, but he wasn't shy with his opinion about what he didn't like. From Bowman's blog post Friday on the matter:

ATI Reportedly Boosting Orders to Chip Manufacturers

From X-bit Labs: ATI, graphics products group of Advanced Micro Devices, has reportedly boosted its orders to manufacturers of its graphics processors, Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company and United Microelectronics Corp. The increase of orders may mean that the company anticipates rising demand of graphics cards or may indicate that AMD does not have a lot of products left in stock.


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