AMD Extends Geode Line

Advanced Micro Device’s (AMD’s) new Geode LX800 low-power embedded processor is aimed at desk-top style devices.  The new Geode, with it’s XP embedded support, opens the market up to developers and will allow production of inexpensive embedded consumer devices. “It gives great performance at a lot less power and heat,” said Charles Dittmer, division marketing manager for AMD’s …more

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Samsung develops flash-based ‘disk’ for PCs

Samsung Electronics is wasting no time in moving the PC away from conventional hard drives that use a mechanical recording system towards computers using flash-based hard drives that use memory chips to record data.  Samsung says it will begin mass producing these drives in August. One of the main issues for consumers will certainly be the cost of …more

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LG Chem Recalls 128,000 Apple Laptop Batteries on Fire Hazard

I’m pretty sure all you United States Apple notebook users are aware of the recall for these batteries, mainly because of short circuiting and overheating problems.  This article gives you a bit more detail if you need it. “The battery in the Apple notebook computer is the problem and we are going to recall the batteries …more

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Hop-On Delivers Wi-Fi Mobile Phone

Hop-On Delivers Wi-Fi Mobile Phone

If you’ve been loving your VOIP telephony home service, or would just like a new and inexpensive way to keep  in touch while on the move, this new $39 Wi-Fi mobile handset by HOP-On could be just what you need.  It functions both as a VoIP terminal adapter and allows calling from any publicly available wi-fi hotspot. The HOP1502 …more

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Nvidia to introduce mobile SLI

I acutally remember Fuad talking to nVIDIA about this last fall, but seems he is just now posting something up after getting the nod from the folks at nvidia.  Seems as if SLI notebook graphics are coming soon.  Not really a bad idea seeing how new notebooks have MXM slots (PCI-e) already in them.  NVIDIA …more

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Micron launches family of mobile DDR devices

Micron today launched a family of mobile DDR devices that it claims offer an enhanced feature set that delivers aggressive power specifications, superior bandwidth performance, and increased reliability over standard DRAM. Micron expects to start selling the new mobile DDR line during the second half of 2005. The new mobile DDR is already available in …more

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Apple allegedly explores using Intel chips

Could Apple move from chips made by IBM over to the blue giant Intel? Rumors going around on the web this morning seem to confirm that it could be possible in the near future. Apple Computer has been in talks that could lead to a decision soon to use Intel chips in its Macintosh line, …more

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DRAM executives play musical chairs

Winbond Electronics? memory department chief has left for Powerchip Semiconductor Corporation (PSC), which in turn has seen one of its top research and development officials depart for ProMOS Technologies, according to the companies. Interesting news for the memory community! Alex Wang, former general manager of Winbond?s Memory IC Business Group, is now PSC?s vice president …more

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Microsoft Warns of IP Connection Vulnerability

Microsoft announced a security flaw on Thursday that could allow malicious hackers to reset the Internet connections of affected computers and networks. The vulnerability would allow denial-of-service attacks on affected systems, but would not allow programs to run or establish user rights, said the company. Sci-Tech Today

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HP debuts new ‘Livestrong’ laptop

Hewlett-Packard and Advanced Micro Devices on Friday announced a new notebook to raise funds for the Lance Armstrong Foundation. The HP Special Edition L2000 Notebook will sport the Livestrong logo, along with a copy of Armstrong’s autograph on the keyboard, the companies said. The 64-bit notebook, expected to be available in June, is powered by …more

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UPDATE2: Netscape 8 Goes From Zero Bugs To 41 In Just Hours

WebProNews has learned more about the rampant bugfest in Netscape 8. A spokesperson from AOL provided these details: Said Andrew Weinstein: “The reason for the update was that we had been misinformed by an external security vendor we had retained that the Firefox 1.0.3 security issues did not affect us. “Within hours of discovering that …more

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Google’s home page soon available with news, weather

Google Inc. launched a new personalized service Thursday that incorporates features such as Google News and Gmail onto the company’s notoriously sparse home page. The service allows visitors to Google’s site to display content of their choosing below the query box on Google.com. Examples include headlines from The New York Times or the British Broadcasting …more

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FCC tells Internet phone carriers to provide 911

U.S. regulators on Thursday ordered Internet telephone carriers to provide full 911 emergency calling services to customers later this year, after hearing from people who were unable to get through during life-threatening crises. Reuters Technology News

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Google CEO defends privacy policies

“Google does not discover things that are not public,” said Schmidt, answering questions on the stage of the Gartner Symposium here Wednesday. “Many people are disturbed to find their home phone number. But we found it because it was a public piece of information.” CNET News

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