OCZ Once Again Slashes the Price of Core Series SSDs

From DailyTech: In what must a record for price meltdowns on brand new technology, OCZ's Core Series SSDs have taken yet another nose dive in pricing.

Last week, DailyTech reported that the 32GB OCZ Core SSD dropped down to an unheard of $99 after a $60 mail-in rebate. This week, it looks as though it's the 64GB version's turn to take a price cut.

Shuttle Begins to Ship Intel Atom-Based Nettop Barebone

From X-bit Labs: Shuttle, a leading producer of personal computers barebones, this week initiated shipments of its first nettop powered by Intel Atom processor. The novelty offers everything one would expect from a nettop: small form-factor, low power consumption, performance that is enough only for basic tasks; but the novelty appears to be rather expensive.

Toshiba May Be Interested in Acquiring SanDisk – Company

From X-bit Labs: Toshiba Corp., the world’s second largest producer of flash memory, may acquire SanDisk Corp., a leading supplier of flash-based products and also one of Toshiba’s largest customers. The Japanese electronic conglomerate may be the third company, after Samsung Electronics and Seagate Technologies, who may be interested in assets of SanDisk.

Intel: No virtual bridge from Xeon to AMD

From InfoWorld: VMware customers are getting a bit more freedom in the way they can transfer virtual machines from one Intel-based server to another, but they shouldn't hold their breath waiting for a bridge between Intel and AMD-based systems, an Intel executive said Tuesday.

Report: T-Mobile to Announce Google Phone Sept. 23

From PC World: T-Mobile USA will become the first company in the world to announce a mobile phone based on Google's Android OS at a New York press conference Sept. 23, the New York Times reports, citing T-Mobile.

The handset was manufactured by Taiwan's High Tech Computer (HTC), the Times said. HTC representatives in Taipei declined to comment on the report.

Super Talent Announces Faster, Third Generation SSDs

From DailyTech: Super Talent is bulking up its solid-state drive (SSD) family with new, third generation models. The company today announced that its new MasterDrive OX and PX SSDs feature a brand new multi-channel SATA-II controller for increased read/write speeds.

Graphics Cards Suppliers May Dislike the Upgrade of Nvidia’s New Chip

From X-bit Labs: Nvidia Corp. does need to offer something more competitive compared to its GeForce GTX 260 product, but introduction of a new model may actually get its partners among suppliers of graphics cards upset as they think that the improved version of the GTX 260 may cause overstock problems.

Nvidia Opens Up Hybrid Graphics Technology for Centrino 2 Notebooks

From X-bit Labs: In a bid to popularize its mobile graphics processing units as well as catalyze interest towards high-performance graphics adapters on notebooks, Nvidia Corp. and some of its partners have unveiled technology that lets end-users to dynamically switch between integrated graphics core and discrete graphics core on Intel Centrino 2-based laptops.

Lenovo enters global server market with ThinkServer

From InfoWorld: PC maker Lenovo says it will enter the global server market later this month, shipping systems for small and medium-sized businesses.

The company's new ThinkServer computers will come in five different single and dual-processor configurations and will be available in both tower and rack designs starting September 30, according to Marc Godin, vice president and general manager of Lenovo's enterprise business unit.

Zune 3.0 to debut with 'extra value meal'

From CNET News.com: Microsoft, which is officially releasing its Zune 3.0 software on Tuesday, is also announcing a deal to give Zune owners free Wi-Fi access at McDonald's outlets.

The McDonald's deal is important because although every Zune has built-in Wi-Fi, the devices can only access free Wi-Fi hot spots that don't have a browser interrupt. That severely limits the types of public locations from which people can download songs wirelessly.

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