Nvidia Still Interested in Via Technologies’ Processors

From X-bit Labs: Despite of claims regarding great interest in Intel Atom-based platforms, Nvidia Corp. is still interested to power netbooks based on central processing units designed by Via Technologies. Apparently, the company intends to unveil Via Nano-supporting core-logic and Ion platform in 2009.

Seagate sees datacenter power, SSDs as future priorities

From InfoWorld: Disk drive maker Seagate is working on solving the issue of power consumption in the datacenter, the company's CEO said in an interview with InfoWorld. While short on specific details, CEO Stephen Luczo said the company believes it has a competitive advantage with the issue. "There are architectural items that we’re working on there," Luczo said.

Windows 7 "Great For Games," But What About GFW Live?

From PC World: Let's level set. In terms of raw frames per second, games actually perform on par with Vista, so no, we're not talking a return to Windows XP days. But speaking toward general performance, from the time it takes the operating system to be functionally accessible after you've logged in, to the disk-crunching and memory-swapping processes that comprise that hugely relativistic metric we call "the enduser experience," it feels like another animal entirely.

Microsoft wants refund from some laid-off workers

From CNET News.com: Microsoft says it made an accounting error when it laid off some employees last month and now feels the best way to correct the error is with what will likely add up to a public relations blunder.

Atlantis Claimed to Be Found Using Google Earth, Google Says Otherwise

From DailyTech: Last week Google Earth, which has recently turned its mapping efforts to imaging the ocean floor, created quite a stir, when someone noticed an unusual image on the ocean floor off the coast of Africa. The blurry image shows a rectangle the size of a small state made up of seemingly perfect straight lines. More lines crisscross the inside of the rectangle like streets.

How effective are supermarket self-checkouts?

It's awesome, speeds things up and makes life easier
14% (24 votes)
Neutral; it's not a huge deal
29% (51 votes)
Not very -- the lineup is always too long and some people are too slow
36% (63 votes)
It really depends on the implementation and number of customers in the store
21% (36 votes)
Total votes: 174

Leaked Image Believed to be New Mac Mini

From DailyTech: The lowest priced computer in the Apple lineup is also the smallest Mac in the line and it's called the Mac mini. The mini looks much like a thicker Apple TV and crams all the Mac goodness that a person looking for inside the tiny case.

Dell Mini 10 Officially Unveiled

From DailyTech: The netbook market is booming despite many claims that netbooks are cannibalizing sales of more profitable notebook computers. All the major computer makers including Dell, HP, and Lenovo are offering netbooks with the only major holdout being Apple.

Asustek to Make Google Android Netbook, Says Report

From PC World: Google's Android OS continues to extend its tentacles deeper into Microsoft territory. Two weeks ago Archos announced plans to roll out an Android-based tablet phone later this year, and now netbook-pioneer Asustek says it may install Android on an upcoming, low-cost notebook.

Microsoft Readies Vista Update

From PC World: Microsoft has released an almost final version of Vista Service Pack 2 to its testing community.

The release candidate of Vista SP2 is not yet publicly available, but judging by past releases you may not have to wait too long before the official update ships.

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