Samsung Unveils Its First Google Phone

From PC World: Samsung Electronics became the first major mobile phone maker to launch a smartphone based on Google's Android software.

The South Korean company on Monday unveiled the I7500, which sports a 3.2-inch touchscreen, a 5-megapixel camera and 8GB of internal memory. It's 11.9 millimeters thick.

The I7500 will be available in major European countries starting from June, the company said.

Facebook Users Approve New Terms of Service

From DailyTech: Facebook, which allowed users to vote in favor or against the new terms of service (TOS) agreement on the site, will adopt the new changes even though the vote count wasn't very high.

Of the 200 million regular users on Facebook, around 666,000 users voted over the past seven days, with 75 percent of voters supporting the TOS modifications. Facebook originally wanted 60 million total votes, but realized that wouldn't be feasible.

GameFly Accuses USPS of Breaking Discs, Favoring Netflix, Blockbuster

From DailyTech: Video game rental service GameFly and the United States Postal Service (USPS) could be headed to court over accusations that USPS breaks thousands of game discs each year, and offers preferential treatment to Netflix and Blockbuster.

GameFly claims it sends 590,000 games to its subscribers each month and receives 510,000 of the games back. Around one or two percent of the total games sent each month are reportedly broken by USPS.

Core i5 Cranks up to 3.6 GHz?

From Tom's Hardware: Set for a launch in Q3 2009, Intel's 45nm Core i5 (Lynnfield) processor

AMD Plans to Start Shipping New Dual-Core Processors for Ultra-Thin Laptops This Quarter

From X-bit Labs: Advanced Micro Devices said this week that it would start shipments of more advanced processors and core-logic sets aimed at cost-effective ultra-thin notebooks in late Q2 2009. The company also noted that it has design wins with its platform code-named Congo.

Microsoft earnings down over last year

From InfoWorld: Microsoft missed analyst expectations for its third fiscal quarter, blaming the most difficult economic conditions the company has faced in its history.

For the period ending March 31, Microsoft reported revenue of $13.65 billion, down 6 percent compared to the same quarter last year and below the $14.09 billion that analysts had predicted.

Apple Hits 1 Billion App Store Downloads

Google fixes severe Chrome security hole

From CNET Google released a new version of its Chrome browser Thursday to fix a high-severity security problem.

The problem affects Google's mainstream stable version of Chrome and is fixed in the new version (download). Google has built Chrome so it updates itself automatically with no user intervention, though the software must be restarted for the new version to run.

ASUS EeeBox B208 Offers HDMI Out, Discrete Graphics

From DailyTech: The netbook ushered in the era of low coast ultra-portable notebooks for the masses and many consumers have jumped on the bandwagon. After the massive sales that netbooks were able to generate, manufacturers like ASUS starting putting the cheap netbook hardware inside machines meant for the desktop in an effort to create small form factor systems for desktop users.

Report: Intel SSD Price Cut on April 26

From Tom's Hardware: With no mechanical moving parts, no spinning platters, and just really fast flash memory, a SSD is likely the best upgrade that you can perform on your rig due to the storage subsystem being the slowest part of the typical computer system.

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