Facing criticism, Google tries buffing its image

From CNET news.com: Google, having dealt with two major antitrust issues in 2008 and facing the potential of more to come, has begun a program to try to spruce up its image and show that competition is alive and well.

Google expects scrutiny, likes Netbooks

From CNET News.com: Google shouldn't be surprised to face government scrutiny as it continues to grow.

Nvidia posts loss as inventory eases

From CNET News.com: On Thursday, Nvidia reported a first-quarter loss, as revenue fell 42 percent from last year. But the graphics chipmaker said inventory was easing.

The company announced a net loss of $201.3 million, or 37 cents a share. Last year in the same period, the company posted a profit of $176.8 million, or 30 cents a share.

EA: PC Becoming Largest Gaming Platform

From Tom's Hardware: Electronic Arts yesterday reported its quarterly results with net revenue of $860 million, down $267 million as compared with $1.13 billion for the prior year. Even with the dropping results, losses weren’t as bad. Net loss for the quarter was $42 million, as compared with a net loss of $94 million for the prior year.

Corsair Memory: Most Dual-Channel Memory Kits to Be 8GB by Year End

From X-bit Labs: Despite the economic recession as well as slowing demand towards personal computers, the demands of high-performance PC enthusiasts and gamers are continue growing. According to Andy Paul, chief executive officer and president of Corsair Memory, a leading maker of advanced memory products, by the end of the year the majority of dual-channel kits will be 8GB, a rather high capacity for today

Intel to Stop Shipping One Core I7 Model Later This Year

From InfoWorld: Intel plans to stop selling one of its high-end desktop chips this year, less than one year after it was released, the company confirmed Thursday.

The 2.93GHz Core i7 940 processor is one of three desktop chips based on Intel's Nehalem microarchitecture that were released in late 2008. Designed for high-end PCs, the chip includes an on-chip memory controller and support for DDR3 memory and Intel's QuickPath Interconnect technology.

AMD reorg merges microprocessor, graphics units

From PC World: Advanced Micro Devices has launched a reorganization that will see the chipmaker's microprocessor and graphics units merged into a single group.

The products group--one of four new groups announced Wednesday--will be headed by graphics chip executive Rick Bergman, who joined AMD after its $5.4 billion acquisition of graphics chip company ATI in 2006. The chipmaker said the other three groups would focus on technology, marketing, and customers.

Amazon Makes 9.7-inch Kindle DX Official

From CNET News.com: Amazon.com has been making news with its Kindle reader since the original debuted last year. The device has a nice screen and a free 3G connection that allowed users to download books without a PC very quickly.

Consumer Reports Says Macs Feature Better Quality, Higher Prices Than PCs

From DailyTech: Consumer Reports has beaten the hornets’ nest, releasing its own opinions on the Mac vs. PC debate in its latest consumer computer survey. In the survey, the research firm overwhelming gave Macs better scores than PCs. However, it also noted that the Macs cost three to four times the price of a PC. The results, interestingly, play into both companies' current advertising campaigns.

Asus Supercomputer Motherboard Revealed

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