Google offers 'experimental' Quick Search Box tool for Macs

From InfoWorld: oogle has released a search box tool for Macs that it believes will eventually make searching outside the browser a breeze.

In a Google blog posting, the company revealed that it is interested in beta testers willing to participate in taking the Google Quick Search Box from an "experimental" state to a fully formed powerful search tool.

Nvidia Lowers Revenue Forecast for Fourth Quarter

From PC World: Nvidia on Tuesday lowered its fourth-quarter revenue forecast, citing weakness in demand for its products and inventory reductions by channel partners.

The company's revenue for the fourth quarter of 2009 will decline 40 percent to 50 percent from the third quarter, Nvidia said in a statement. Nvidia reported third-quarter revenue of US$897.7 million, which could bring revenue for the fourth quarter between $449 million and $538 million.

Microsoft testing next Exchange

From CNET Microsoft has started testing the next version of its Exchange e-mail and calendar software, a product that Microsoft said is designed to run from the ground up as a hosted service that can work simultaneously with more than one business.

The new version, code-named E14, is in limited private beta testing as a traditional server product with "a select number" of businesses.

HTC Expected to Utilize Nvidia Tegra for Smartphones

From X-bit Labs: HTC Corp., a leading maker of smartphones and other handsets, is projected to utilize Nvidia Tegra system-on-chip (SoC) for a new cell phone that is due to be out in the second half of 2009. According to an analyst, HTC will not be the only company to utilize Tegra SoC this year.

SanDisk Rolls Out New Solid-State Drive Family

From X-bit Labs: SanDisk Corp., a leading supplier of various flash-based products, has unveiled a new family of solid-state drives (SSDs) that do not offer unprecedented performance, but boast with relatively affordable price and are likely to be broadly available. The company hopes that G3-series SSDs will finally drive flash-based storage into mainstream systems.

Microsoft brings fault tolerant technology to Windows

From InfoWorld: Microsoft and Marathon Technologies last week unveiled a partnership and a joint development agreement to bring fault tolerant options to companies running Windows Server 2008 and Hyper-V.

Microsoft is moving to create a more highly available Windows environment by offering a selection of options to protect business-critical applications.

PS3 Price Cut in April, Sony to Recover Sales Says Analyst

From PC World: Wedbush Morgan's Michael Pachter gazes into his crystal ball and says a $100 drop will happen this April, a move that will allow sales of the device to "once again begin to grow."

What's more, he think Microsoft could drop the Xbox 360 Pro's price from $300 to $250 around E3 2009 this summer, helping stave off market contraction as the overall economy struggles to recover (Pachter thinks concerns about waning consumer demand are "overblown").

Report: Sling Media co-founders, other top execs leave

From CNET Sling Media, the company that enables users to push their cable shows to their laptops from anywhere in the world, has seen a management shakeup, according to a published report.

The company's co-founders Blake and Jason Krikorian are leaving as are execs Jason Hirschhorn and Ben White, according to the blog PaidContent.

Report: Macworld Out, CES 2010 in for Apple

From DailyTech: DailyTech previously reported that Apple was leaving Macworld, and would not be attending the trade show in 2010. The announcement sounded rather strange, as Macworld is built entirely around Apple and has always been Apple's podium for big announcements.

AMD Unveils ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4000 Series Graphics Cards


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