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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.

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