Xbox 360 Surpasses Original Xbox Install Base

From PC World: The more things change, the more they actually change. Microsoft's original Xbox never had legs like Sony's fleet-footed PlayStation 2, only managing to sell around 25 million units worldwide -- a nibble compared to Sony's 140 million.

YouTube videos get widescreen treatment

From CNET News.com: YouTube has expanded the viewable width of all videos appearing on the site, creating an image that viewers will likely associate more with a movie theater screen or high-definition television.

The video-sharing site announced the move in a blog posting Monday evening:

Western Digital Could Enter SSD Market

From DailyTech: Western Digital isn’t alone in taking a cautious approach to the SSD market. As one of the biggest makers of hard drives, it's easy to see why Western Digital (WD) would want to protect its investments in traditional HDDs until the market for SSDs is more mature and clear.

AMD to Release Quad-Core Processor for Notebooks in 2010

From X-bit Labs: The first quad-core central processing unit (CPU) for notebooks in AMD’s line will be code-named “Champlain” and will be the base of the code-named “Danube” platform, AMD revealed at last week’s meeting with financial analysts. There are no details about the chip, but since the processor will only emerge sometime in 2010, it has good chances to be made using 32nm process technology.

iPhone 2.2 Update Gets Jailbroken

From PC World: If you're into iPhone gimmicks and unsupported Apple applications, DevTeam released PwnageTool 2.2 to help you jailbreak the latest 2.2 iPhone software update available from Apple since Friday.

Windows Live Search to be rebranded Kumo?

From CNET News.com: There have been tremors on the Web that Microsoft was considering a new brand name for Live Search, and now the site LiveSide is reporting that Microsoft has taken control of the domain name Kumo.com and is directing internal traffic to it as a test site.

Dell Releases Fiscal Q3 Financial Data

From DailyTech: The downturn in the economy around the world had made it difficult for technology companies to hit their profit projections and has forced more than one company into the red. Major computer makers like Dell have struggled with profits and have been forced to make serious cutbacks to make improvements. Only a handful, like competitor HP, have thrived.

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Unrated Nokia offers vision for services, applications

From InfoWorld: Seeking to bridge "the now to the next," Nokia has set its sights on Internet services, next-generation wireless technology, and mobile application development.

Apple releases iPhone 2.2 update

From CNET News.com: The 2.2 software update is available through iTunes, and it's packed with lots of goodies. Apple released its 2.1 software update in September.

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