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| 06.29.07 | Wireless industry, say hello to the iPhone

AMD’s Barcelona to arrive in August

AMD fans have been waiting a long time for this: The chipmaker’s great white hope, the native quad-core Barcelona chip, will land on desktops in August.

Going by the name of “Quad-Core Opteron,” the first Barcelona chips will run at up to 2Ghz and will be available in standard and low-power versions. Faster versions of the chips will become available during the fourth quarter of this year, with the first Barcelona servers set to …

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D-Link receives first Draft 2.0 802.11n certification

As we mentioned last month, the Wi-Fi Alliance has started certifying 802.11n gear with the draft 2.0 designation and D-Link is the first vendor out of the gate with a draft 2.0 certified product.

The D-Link Xtreme N Router and Xtreme N Notebook Adapter will be the first officially certified product and will sport a “distinctive and prestigious logo” to announce this fact. D-Link …

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Hands-on impressions of the Vaio TZ ultraportable

Remember that uber-thin, SSD-sporting, LED-backlit Vaio ultraportable that we previewed last month?

Well, Sony has yet to announce when (if ever) the tiny lappie will touch down in the U.S. of A. But that hasn’t stopped a few folks from importihttps://www.dailytechrag.com/files/ng the vaio tz from the land of the rising sun. a reviewer at notebookreview.com seemed impressed with the unit’s “extremely …

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Jobs reveals new Macs, iPods, gives away iPhones

It’s not often Apple CEO Steve Jobs gives an internal company keynote but that’s exactly what he did Thursday, at 11 a.m. Marking the occasion of the iPhone’s imminent release, Jobs told Apple employees the iPhone would change the wireless game much as the Mac changed the PC–and that someday, all phones would imitate the iPhone. He then gave employees a …

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See-through LCD display developed

While most of us probably don’t have a use for a see-through LCD, it’s still somehow comforting to know that such a thing exists.

Tokyo-based component manufacturer Active has developed a LCD panel that appears translucent even while displaying an image. While most of us probably wouldn’t want to see our desktops displayed on a see-through screen, this sort of technology could have all sorts of implications for public and retail displays as well as non-monitor applications (think …

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AT&T EDGE network gets a boost for the iPhone?

File this one under “credible rumor,” folks: though we’ve been hearing the chatter for a while now, we finally have the first tangible evidence that AT&T has figured out a way to boot throughput on its EDGE network in preparation for the iPhone.

During the past few days, various AT&T users have noticed downstream speeds about four times the …

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How to: Relive the glory days of the Apple Newton

These kids and their newfangled iPhones. Back in my day, you had a Newton and you could perform all of your daily tasks–writing notes, checking your calendar, even sending faxes–in full two-tone black and green glory. That’s why I’m glad that someone thought to make a Newton wallpaper for the iPhone. Because Apple might never make a true successor to the beloved Newton but they can’t stop me from dreaming.

ALSO NOTED: An H-1B visa reform bill gets shot down; iPhone to support Microsoft Exchange?;

> An H-1B visa reform bill gets shot down by the U.S. Senate. Article

> iPhone to support Exchange, RSS feeds? Article

> Dell and Emerson team up for energy efficiency, cooling. Article

> The iPhone Bluetooth headset, …

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| 06.28.07 | Dell fulfills need for speed with yet another new laptop

Google Desktop does Linux

If you’re a Linux user and you’ve been jonesing to get in on the Google Desktop action, I’ve finally got some good news for you: Google has released a beta Linux version of its popular desktop software, completing the OS X/Windows/Linux triumvirate.

As you probably know, Google Desktop allows you to search the web as well as your own local drive and can also allow offline Gmail and Web history access. Google Desktop for Linux supports the Debian 4.0, Fedora Core 6, Ubuntu 6.10, …

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Dell fulfills need for speed with another new laptop

Perhaps just to spite those of us who thought we’d seen it all, Dell has outed yet another new lappie, the M4300 (photo), which takes the place of the …

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Microsoft takes baby steps into Web 2.0

In the face of increasing competition from the likes of Google, Microsoft has always put on its best poker face, claiming it doesn’t think Web 2.0 is the future of today’s desktop software. Whether or not that’s true, it seems like Microsoft is hedging their bets: During the past few months we’ve seen an increasing amount of activity in Redmond on the web-based applications and …

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Fake Microsoft security bulletin in the wild

Beware the fake Microsoft security bulletin. Though this certainly isn’t the first time we’ve seen something like this, a phishing scam masquerading as a Microsoft zero-day security bulletin is making the rounds via email. Remind your users Microsoft never alerts users of security threats via email and make sure they don’t click any of the links in the fake message.

Day before the iPhone is released launch guide

OK, folks. I absolutely promise that this is the last time I’ll ever mention the iPhone … before its release, that is.

As over-hyped, overexposed and over-analyzed as the iPhone is, there are doubtless a few among us who plan to go out into the wilds tomorrow in an attempt to snag an …

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Microsoft to sell low-cost PCs in India

Low-cost PCs in developing nations have become a bit of a trend as of late and let it not be said that Microsoft doesn’t know how to hop on a bandwagon as it is just about to pass by. To that end, the company will launch its IQ PC as part of its Unlimited Potential program– …

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Firewire vs. USB 2.0: Is the battle over?

Like all of the great tech rivalries of our time–Apple vs. Microsoft, PDA vs. smartphone, Linux vs. everyone–the battle between USB and Firewire has no shortage of passionate fans on either side.

It’s no coincidence, though, that the majority of Firewire fans are also die-hard Apple fans: Apple has included Firewire 400 ports on all of its machines since the second generation iBook in 2000 and has long championed the interface’s advantages over USB. Even at it’s peak, however, …

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ALSO NOTED: Oracle tries to woo SMBs; Gateway shows off a new convertible tablet;

> Oracle tries to woo SMBs. Article
> Gateway shows off a new convertible tablet. Article
> Warner’s peacemaking TotalHD disc has been delayed until 2008. Article
> Skype is now up and running on the Nokia N800. …

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| 06.27.07 | NYT and WSJ give iPhone glowing reviews

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