Thursday, 27 November 2002
Hold 100 Million Transistors. Hammer
is a "100 million transistor machine," AMD CEO Hector Ruiz
said in a recent interview. The chip will debut at around 2GHz
and come out with a performance rating number in the mid-3,000s... Or,
a little faster than the current Intel P4? Yes, but it's the first one...
Introduces New Dual-channel DDR Motherboards. The GNB Max series
is able to support the latest Hyper-Threading Technology, AGP 8x graphics
and dual-channel DDR memory.
Worm, Winevar, Damaged but Dangerous.
Could delete all the files
on a computer's hard disk drive... may contain the subject "Re:
AVAR (Association of Anti-Virus Asia Researchers." Vulnerability
allows attachments in HTML-format e-mail messages to be opened without
Unveils Licensing Discounts To Counter Linux. Microsoft has unveiled
a licensing discount policy to discourage its business customers from
switching to Linux or other open source alternatives. Microsoft
Bends on Small Business Software Licenses.
and Larger TFT LCD Prices Falling
Tuesday, 26 November 2002
Grows at Brisk 4 Percent Rate. Economy's 3rd-quarter pace is
better than expected. Consumer Confidence Rises in November
Jungo Team on CableHome Platform. Under
the agreement, the companies will build a joint reference design using
Conexant's recently announced HomePlug chipset and Jungo's Linux-based
OpenRG software suite. The CableHome project
is developing the interface specifications necessary to extend high-quality
cable-based services to network devices within the home.
Download Caps to Slow Swapping? High-speed
Internet service providers are considering adopting new pricing plans
that if widely adopted could take a bite out of file swapping.
Seeks Norton 'Protection'. Burned
by well-chronicled security
flaws within its products, Linksys on Monday announced it would use
software from Internet security specialists Symantec on its line Cable/DSL
routers sold in the U.S.
Crack Huge Identity Theft Ring. Federal
investigators have uncovered a massive identity theft scheme that is
thought to have spanned nearly three years and involved more than 30,000
Monday, 25 November 2002
Can You Squeeze Into a USB Pen Drive? Vendors
of the key chain-sized drives get creative, cramming music, biometric
locks, tiny cameras and other extras into the storage devices.
Pushes Ethernet Into Everyday Equipment. Motorola
has introduced a 32-bit microcontroller with an Ethernet interface. Fast-food
restaurants could monitor dishwashers, ovens and refrigerators featuring
the chip, experts said.
to Choose Your Bells and Whistles. Industry
jargon attempts to distract the buyer from a plain truth: Computers these
days are largely commodity products, built from third-party components
and stuffed with mostly identical programs.
10 LCD Monitors
Friday, 21 November 2002
of the Notebook. Yes,
portable PCs will get smaller, lighter, faster. But you're also in
for some surprises, like an organic display that bends or even folds.
Unveils K8-supporting Single Chip. The Crush K8 for the Upcoming
AMD 64-bit processors will be a single chip solution with the AGP controller
interface integrated into the south bridge chip (media communications
Electronics Exports Surge. Exports
of notebook PCs, handsets and PDAs surged to a record monthly high, totaling
$2.84 billion, up 28.0% from October 2001. Semiconductors, flat panel
components, and consumer electronics products rose 12.6% to $2.64 billion.
Thursday, 21 November 2002
'Nimda-like' Microsoft Vulnerability Found. Microsoft
has issued a software patch for what it described as a "critical" new
security vulnerability affecting most versions of its Windows operating
Explorer versions 5.01, 5.5 and 6.0 are also affected by the new vulnerability.
Rises on Strong Quarter
Launches 2.2 and 2.1GHz Celerons
Wednesday, 20 November 2002
and Epic Demonstrate Power 0f 64-Bit Gaming. At
Comdex, AMD today demonstrated a 64-bit developmental version of Unreal
Tournament 2003 from Epic Games on a system based on the upcoming AMD
Athlon 64 processor.
Broadband Growth Steady. 28 percent of U.S. online households connect
to the Internet via broadband connections.
Use Booming Globally. Internet users could total 655 million by the
end of 2002, a year-on-year increase of 30%.
Red Hat Owns Linux. Every so often,
someone will state that Red Hat is "the Microsoft of Linux."
2002 - Day 2: Intel's CPU Roadmap & Hammer Performance
TVs to Completely Replace CRT TVs in 10 Years
Discovery Could Dramatically Increase the Efficiency of Solar Cells
Repairs Heart Without Opening Chest
Tuesday, 19 November 2002