IPhone Fix Silently Lands

From DailyTech: Apple’s iPhone was recently barraged by reports that the device’s 3G was far below specifications and experiencing a broad array of difficulties. The reports did relatively little to put a damper on sales, but a troubled Apple did begin working on a fix according to inside sources.

Logitech Introduces New Wireless Keyboard/Mouse Combo

From Tom's Hardware: The Cordless Desktop Wave Pro consists of a new Logitech keyboard which is, according to Logitech, shaped in a wave key frame design, U-shaped constant curve and cushioned palm rest. The reported end result of this design? The company claims you’ll be able to pick up on using it immediately, "in comparison to ergonomic keyboards."

Intel Unveils Desktop Motherboard for Nettops

China's YouTube Rival Shifts Into Overdrive

From PC World: Want to see how Chinese users are viewing the Olympics, and themselves? In China, Youku.com is where the online video is at, not that Google-owned site with a similar-sounding name.

Since its launch in December 2006, the site has emerged as China's online video leader. During one week in December 2007, Youku registered over 100 million video views per day, according to Nielsen/Netratings.

eBay to lower sellers' fixed-price fees

From CNET News.com: eBay will reduce the fees it charges to sellers to list fixed-price items, the online auctioneer is set to announce Wednesday.

The move, which will take effect September 16, is intended to help eBay compete better with online retail rivals such as Amazon.com, as well as reduce its dependency on auctions.

Apple Responds to iPod Nano Fires Reported in Japan

From DailyTech: According to Yahoo News Japan warned Apple iPod nano users of a potential fire risk after two new instances in which the portable music players overheated were reported in August.

The Japan economy, trade and industry ministry received two new reports of minor fires in Tokyo caused by overheating iPod nanos, said ministry official Hiroyuki Yoshitsune. There were no injuries and the cause is still unclear, he said.

Articles Roundup August 19, 2008

Serial ATA to Double Transfer Rate

From X-bit Labs: A new specification for the popular Serial ATA storage interface will double the maximum transfer speed from 3Gb/s to 6Gb/s. This will provide an interface with data rate that will be enough to feed the forthcoming hard disk drives (HDDs) and solid state drives (SSDs).

AMD to Start Shipping Shanghai Processors in Q4

Google's Customer Satisfaction Scores Rebound

From PC World: After enduring a two-year dip in customer satisfaction scores -- and even being bested by rival Yahoo Inc. last year -- Google Inc. came roaring back in 2008 to score the highest customer satisfaction marks ever recorded in the annual University of Michigan American Customer Satisfaction Index (ACSI) on e-business Web sites.

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