Windows 7 talk turns to hardware

From PC World: After unveiling most of the details around Windows 7 to developers last week, this year's Windows Hardware Engineering Conference (WinHEC) isn't expected to be the barn burner it is in some years.

WinHEC will have the same venue as last week's Professional Developer Conference, the same Windows 7 bits and, indeed much of the same pitch that Microsoft gave last week, albeit with a more hardware-oriented bent.

AT&T Experiments with Bandwidth Caps

From DailyTech: AT&T is beginning trials for metered internet access in Reno, Nevada, where it plans to tighten the clamps on the “small minority” of customers who use a “disproportionately large amount” of its bandwidth capacity.

Zotac Offers Mini-ITX Solution With Wi-Fi and Nvidia Graphics

From Tom's Hardware: The Zotac nForce 630i-ITX WiFi is part of the company’s expansion on their Mini-ITX lineup. Featuring GeForce 7100 graphics processing, 630i media and communications chipset, 802.11b/g WiFi and support for all Core 2 Due and Core 2 Quad processors with a front side bus of 1333MHz - support for 667MHz / 800MHz DDR2.

Intel to Release Details on 32nm Chip Fabrication Technology at 54th IEDM

From Tom's Hardware: Representatives from Intel will present a paper to discuss how they produced a 291Mb SRAM memory array to test the process – a process which uses high-k and metal gate technologies. Using a 0.171-micron^2 cell size, the device has close to 2 billion transistors and array density of 4.2-Mbit^2 – it operated at 3.8GHz at 1.1 Volts.

Netflix welcomes Mac users to 'Watch Instantly'

From CNET Netflix has expanded its "Watch Instantly" movie-streaming player to include Macintosh-owning subscribers.

Panasonic Buys Sanyo to Create Japan’s Largest Electronics Company

From DailyTech: According to a Nikkei Net article, Panasonic Corp. has agreed in principle to buy Sanyo Electric Co. in a deal that would create Japan's largest electronics company.

Panasonic plans to purchase a majority stake in Sanyo and convert it into a subsidiary by next April under an agreement reached by Panasonic President Fumio Ohtsubo and Sanyo President, Seiichiro Sano.

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Intel's Moorestown would make iPhone less secure

From InfoWorld: Putting Intel's Moorestown chip package inside a future version of the iPhone would make the smart phone less secure, according to an independent security researcher.

"That will make the iPhone x86 and that will make a lot of attacks easier," said Dino Dai Zovi, an independent security researcher, in an interview at the Hack In The Box security conference in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Acer Netbook Shipments to Beat Asus's Eee PC

From PC World: Acer, the world's third-largest PC vendor, said shipments of its Aspire one netbook could reach 6 million units this year, which would edge out Asustek Computer's popular Eee PC at the top of the market.

Asus has set a target for Eee PC shipments this year of 5 million, which would be a million shy of the lead if Acer meets its target.


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