Seagate Works to Establish Industry Standard for SSD Endurance

From DailyTech: The technology behind HDDs is tried, true, and comfortable for consumers and enterprise customers alike. New technology in the form of the solid state drive (SSD) has slowly trickled into the environment with the promise of much higher performance than the traditional platter-based HDD can provide.

Mozilla locks in Firefox 3.1 features list

Ericsson Attaches Blades for Wind Power to Base Station

From PC World: Ericsson has equipped its environmentally friendly radio base station site concept Tower Tube with built-in support for wind power, in a bid to help operators go green and expand mobile networks to where electricity isn't available, it announced on Thursday.

AMD deal triggers Intel license warning

From CNET After AMD announced on Tuesday that it would spin off its manufacturing assets to a new company partially owned by the Abu Dhabi government, Intel was quick to warn AMD about patent and cross-licensing concerns.

Google Finally Jumps into Video Game Advertising

From DailyTech: Google is the undisputed king of internet advertising and it is always looking for the next big advertising market to jump into. Expanding its advertising market is one of the main reasons Google introduced the open source Android OS for mobile phones.

ATI: Expect DirectX 11 and 40 nm GPUs in 2009

AMD Plans to Produce ATI Graphics Processor at The Foundry Company

From X-bit Labs: The Foundry Company, a contract semiconductor manufacturer controlled by Advanced Micro Devices and Advanced Technology Investment Company (ATIC), plans to manufacture both AMD microprocessors using silicon-on-insulator (SOI) process technology as well as other chips, including ATI Radeon graphics processing units, using bulk fabrication processes.

MySQL cofounder David Axmark leaving Sun

From InfoWorld: David Axmark, a cofounder and former lead engineer for MySQL, has resigned from Sun Microsystems a few weeks after another cofounder said he may also leave the company.

"I have thought about my role at Sun and decided that I am better off in smaller organisations," Axmark wrote in his resignation letter, according to a blog post Tuesday from Kaj Arno, head of MySQL community relations.

Firefox Extension Blocks Dangerous Web Attack

From PC World: A popular free security tool for the Firefox browser has been upgraded to block one of the most dangerous and troubling security problems facing the Web today.

NoScript is a small application that integrates into Firefox. It blocks scripts in programming languages such as JavaScript and Java from executing on untrusted Web pages. The scripts could be used to launch an attack on a PC.

Articles Roundup October 7, 2008


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