Memory-chip prices set to rise with DRAM demand in Q2

From InfoWorld: Taiwan’s largest computer memory chipmaker on Tuesday forecast a jump in demand for its components in the second quarter of the year as orders from contract computer manufacturers pick up, heralding an all-but-certain DRAM price hikes.

Powerchip Semiconductor Chairman Frank Huang said that between April and June demand for DRAM -- dynamic random-access memory -- would exceed supply, Taiwan's Economic Daily News reported.

Samsung, TeliaSonera Launch LTE Laptop

From PC World: Operator TeliaSonera has joined forces with Samsung Electronics to launch an LTE-equipped laptop, which will go on sale Friday in Sweden, they said on Tuesday.

The laptop is a modified version of Samsung's X430, which weighs about 2 kilograms, has a 14-inch display and an Intel i3 processor. Besides LTE (Long Term Evolution), the laptop can also access the Internet using 3G or GSM (Global System for Mobile Communications).

Verizon keeps unlimited data for iPhone

From CNET Verizon Wireless will keep its $30 unlimited data plan for the iPhone, Lowell McAdam, chief operating officer of Verizon said Tuesday at the company's quarterly investor meeting.

The Wall Street Journal first reported McAdam's comments ahead of Verizon's quarterly earnings conference call this morning. And the company confirmed it here at an event for investors and analysts.

Amazon Web Services unwraps e-mail

From CNET Amazon Web Services is taking aim at the business world with e-mail.

The new Simple Email Service integrates with the company's existing Amazon Web Services tools and is designed to make it easier for companies to manage e-mail in their operations.

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560 Ti GPU Breaks Cover

From DailyTech: NVIDIA has gone official today with the GeForce GTX 560 Ti video card. The new GPU used in the card promises 33% faster average performance and more overclocking headroom than previous cards. The GPU uses the Fermi architecture and supports DirectX 11.

Google Cloud Print for Mobile Documents Launches

From DailyTech: We've known about Google's printing-from-the-cloud ambitions in Chrome for more than half a year now. As of yesterday, those ambitions are finally becoming a reality.

Synology Announces 4-bay DiskStation DS411slim NAS

From DailyTech: Synology is looking to improve upon its DS409slim NAS with the addition of a new model. The popular DS409slim is already known for its small size, 2.5" drive support, 128MB of RAM, and 1.2GHz processor. The new DS411slim retains the 2.5" drive support, but bumps up RAM to 256MB and incorporates a faster 1.6GHz processor.

IBM rolls out virtual desktop package

From InfoWorld: With an eye on the small and medium-sized business market, IBM is working through resellers to roll out a VDI (virtual desktop infrastructure) package that costs $150 per user annually.

Mozilla Do-Not-Track Feature Has a Fatal Flaw

From PC World: The United States Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has recognized that tracking is a privacy concern for Web-surfing citizens, and it has proposed implementation of some sort of do-not-track framework similar to the do-not-call lists that are supposed to keep annoying telemarketers from calling you.

Sony expands its iTunes rival across Europe

From CNET Designed as a cloud-based alternative to iTunes, Sony's new digital music streaming service has added a few more European countries to its audience, with the U.S. potentially next on the list.

Already available in the U.K. and Ireland, the company's "Music Unlimited powered by Qriocity" service hit France, Germany, Italy, and Spain this past weekend.


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