AMD challenges Intel with dual-core Neo chip

From InfoWorld: Advanced Micro Devices on Monday said it had started shipping the dual-core Athlon Neo processor for thin and light laptops, upping the ante in its battle with rival Intel, which offers processors for similar laptops.

4GB iPhone Coming Next Week?

From PC World: Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference is just under a week away, and there are more indications that Apple will unveil the next generation of its iPhone device. Rumors out late yesterday point to a 4GB iPhone model that could be an actual $99 iPhone, and the possibility of four different versions of Apple's fabled wonder machine.

Intel launches chips for low-cost, thin laptops

From CNET Intel is launching its line of processors for thin, inexpensive laptops at the Computex tech conference in Taipei. Intel marketing chief Sean Maloney talked about this in a phone interview.

"It's clear that people like devices to be thin and light," said Maloney, who was speaking from the Computex conference in Taipei where he will be giving a keynote on Tuesday.

Microsoft Takes Fight to Sony, Nintendo with Motion Controls, Instant 1080p Movies

From DailyTech: Microsoft kicked off its E3 tour with a bang and announced a slew of new additions for its Xbox 360 platform -- a platform which just recently surpassed the 30 million mark in sales. Microsoft was the first out of the gate with its keynote today while rivals Nintendo and Sony will get their chance tomorrow.

AMD Launches New Dual Core Phenom, Athlon CPUs

From DailyTech: Intel and AMD have both been touting their capabilities in the multi-core race. Each semiconductor company has been showing four core, six core, and even eight core CPUs in their bids to impress the buying public. Decreased manufacturing costs due to smaller process geometries means that they can make these multi-core CPUs cheaply, but still charge large markups for these extra cores.

Alienware's "Allpowerful" Laptop is the M17x

From Tom's Hardware: Alienware’s been teasing that a new gaming laptop’s on the way. The announcement wasn’t set to come out for another few more days, PC World’s got all the details on the next behemoth laptop from this boutique PC builder.

The M17x, as the name suggests, is a 17-inch laptop and pricing starts at $1,799. That’s just a starting point, however, as the price goes up with the hot option to upgrade to dual 1 GB Nvidia GeForce GTX 280M GPUs.

Acer's First Android Smartphone Due in Q4

From PC World: Acer plans to launch its first smartphone with Google's Android software on board in the fourth quarter of this year, the company announced Monday.

Bing Goes Live, Some Bloggers Shocked to Find Porn

Psion, Intel settle 'Netbook' trademark dispute

From CNET However, British PDA maker Psion registered a trademark for "Netbook" in a filing with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office in 1996. The company, which is now called Psion Teklogix and is based in Canada, introduced a handheld device called the NetBook Pro earlier this decade but no longer sells the product.

Google Unveils New Digital Book Sales Program

From DailyTech: Print publications like newspapers and magazines are finding that the digital age is making it hard for traditional printed media to compete. Consumers can get the same news online faster and free in most instances. The traditional printed book is still doing well, though some companies are finding success with digital versions of novels and books.


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