People Finally Embrace 64-bit Windows

From DailyTech: The hottest buzz in the tech industry in 2003 was 64-bit hardware and operating systems. That year the industry seemed on the verge of a computer revolution. Then AMD CEO Hector Ruiz stated, "Our industry, right now, is hungry for another round of innovation."

Your preferred type of case for your main desktop

Mini tower (mATX or a really well designed ATX unit)
10% (19 votes)
Midtower (ATX)
53% (105 votes)
Full tower (eATX)
38% (76 votes)
Total votes: 200

APH Networks Reports: Thermaltake Toughpower Cable Management 650W

Apple releases patch for critical DNS flaw

From CNET News.com: Apple released a security update Thursday to users of its Tiger and Leopard operating systems to address a critical and well-publicized Domain Name System flaw, along with a dozen other updates.

Intel plots a Web 2.0 play with Facebook

From InfoWorld: Intel on Thursday said it would supply chips and programming tools to power Facebook servers, which Intel hopes will bring it a larger presence in the burgeoning Web 2.0 market.

Facebook is expected to buy thousands of servers from top vendors that will include Xeon 5400 chips, Intel said. A number of chipset and processor configurations will be supplied depending on Facebook's needs.

IBM Investing $360M in Cloud Computing Center

From eWeek: The newest IBM cloud computing center will be located at IBM's Research Triangle Park facility in North Carolina and will allow IBM to offer a cloud computing infrastructure and services to customers.

IBM is investing $360 million to build a new cloud computing center in North Carolina that promises to deliver cloud services and infrastructure to a new range of customers.

McAfee to buy data protection vendor Reconnex

From InfoWorld: Looking to expand its range of data protection products, McAfee said Thursday that it will acquire Reconnex, a maker of data protection appliances and software.

McAfee expects to close the $46 million cash acquisition by the end of September and will roll the products into its data protection business unit, where they will be sold under the McAfee Adaptive Protection brand name.

India's 3G Spectrum Policy Allows Foreign Bids

From PC World: The Indian government on Friday announced its guidelines for auction of 3G (third generation) spectrum in the country, allowing foreign bidders with experience in offering 3G mobile services to participate.

The government is allotting spectrum in the 2.1GHz band for 3G services, India's Minister for Communications, A. Raja, told reporters in Delhi on Friday.

Acer Revises Down Aspire One Netbook Shipment Target

From PC World: Component supply problems and software development delays caused Acer to delay the launch of its Aspire one netbook by a month, leading it to revise down its shipment target for this year.

The world's third-largest PC vendor now expects to ship 5 million to 6 million Aspire ones in 2008, down from a previous estimate of 5 million to 7 million, said Gianfranco Lanci, CEO of Acer, during a conference call.

Nokia Cuts Phone Prices

From PC World: Nokia, the world's top cell phone maker, cut prices of many of its phones by up to 10 percent in late July, with the steepest cuts in music and media phones, according to market data and industry sources.

The price cuts from the Finnish manufacturer, which controls 40 percent of the cellphone market, will put further pressure on its smaller rivals like Sony Ericsson , who has focused on music and camera phones.

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