Sony Announces 2.9-pound, 11.1" Blu-ray Notebook

From DailyTech: The VAIO TT uses a carbon-fiber chassis and a sharp 11.1" (1366 x 768), LED-backlit XBRITE-DuraView LCD screen with 100% color saturation. Due to its lightweight and compact construction, the VAIO TT weighs in at a mere 2.87 pounds and is just 1-inch thick.

Intel makes the dual-core Atom 330 official

From InfoWorld: Intel officially started selling its dual-core Atom 300 processor on Monday, charging $43 for the chip.

The Atom 330 is designed for desktop computer and has two 1.6GHz processor cores and 1MB of Level 2 cache. The chip also supports 667MHz DDR2 memory. The single-core 1.6GHz Atom 230 chip supports slightly slower 533MHz DDR 2 memory.

Apple recalls millions of iPhone 3G power adapters

From InfoWorld: Apple Friday recalled all power adapters it packaged with iPhone 3G phones sold since mid-July in the U.S., Japan, Canada, Mexico, and several Central and South American countries.

DRAM Prices Plunge 18 Percent in Two Weeks

From PC World: The contract price of mainstream DRAM chips has plunged nearly 18 percent in two weeks to reach new record lows, an online clearinghouse for the chips reported Monday.

DRAM contracts for the second half of September, which are negotiated between chip vendors and PC vendors and make up about three-quarters of the DRAM market, fell to just US$1.44 per chip, according to DRAMeXchange, from $1.75 per chip in contracts for the first half of September.

Sony Launches Life with PlayStation

From DailyTech: On September 18, Sony Computer Entertainment launched Life with PlayStation worldwide. Life with PlayStation is a new service that provides channels incorporating various types of content that will be accessible using a PlayStation 3. The main channel currently available is “Live Channel” which provides worldwide news and weather information on a city by city basis. This is accomplished using a world map interface.

Articles Roundup September 21, 2008

How much time are you on the computer per day?

0-30 minutes
2% (5 votes)
31 minutes to an hour
9% (20 votes)
1-3 hours
27% (57 votes)
3 to 5 hours
26% (56 votes)
36% (77 votes)
Total votes: 215

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Wireless LAN Standard to Cut Power Use From 2010

From PC World: The upcoming 802.11v standard will lower power consumption in wireless LANs, according to Matthew Gast, principal engineer at Trapeze Networks.

Work on the standard began early in 2004 and ratification is currently scheduled for March 2010. Features include a Wireless Network Management Sleep Mode, improvement on base 802.11 power savings and longer power-off times for 802.11 radios.

Nvidia cuts workforce 6.5 percent

From CNET Nvidia, the world's largest graphics chip supplier, on Thursday announced a workforce reduction of 6.5 percent "to allow for continued investment in strategic growth areas," the company said in a statement. "As a result, Nvidia expects to eliminate approximately 360 positions worldwide, or about 6.5 percent of the company's global workforce."


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