Wednesday, April 30, 2008

VIA Technologies Launches Beta Linux Portal
Linux is finally starting to make inroads into mainstream computing, as evidenced by the Eee PC and the HP Mini-Note ultraportable laptops. It should come as no surprise that vendors are starting to embrace Linux with open arms, due to its low-cost of entry...
Psystar's Open Computer Mac Clone Unboxed
The folks over at Engadget appear to have received an actual Psystar Open Computer Mac clone, and they've posted a number of photos from the system's unboxing...
Parallels XP SP3 Support Up To a Month Away
In anticipation of the official rollout of Windows XP SP3, both Apple and VMware have recently released updates to their software (Boot Camp and Fusion, respectively)--promising users who run Windows XP on their Macs that their systems will be compatible with the XP SP3 update...

Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Compatibility Issues With AMD Quad-Core CPUs
CNET blogger, Brooke Crothers, reports that AMD is running into compatibility issues with its quad-core Phenom CPU. Some motherboard makers and system builders are mistakingly trying to pair the 125-watt, quad-core Phenon with motherboards that only support the lower-power, 95-watt AMD processors...
Intel Atom Shortage to Impact Product Rollout
Anyone jonesing to get their hands on an Intel Atom-based product, just might have to keep waiting a little longer than planned. According to electronista, Intel is meeting less than 40 percent of Atom orders...
Over 10,000 McDonalds Served with Wi-Fi
Wayport, a corporate Wi-Fi provider, announced today that it is now providing Wi-Fi in over 10,000 McDonalds restaurants in the United States--of which, 9,300 are available for access by customers (for a fee, of course)...
Facial Recognition Now on Toshiba Satellites
If Toshiba has its way, fingerprint authentication is about to become passé. Toshiba Satellite laptops with Toshiba's "Fusion finish" (the Satellite U400, M300, A300, and P300 models) will all come standard with "Toshiba Face Recognition" software...

Monday, April 28, 2008

Gigabyte to Release Low-Cost Atom Laptop in June
DigiTimes reports that Gigabyte Technology will release a low-cost laptop in June that uses the new Intel Atom processor. The M912 will include an 8.9-inch display that will run either Windows XP or Linux. "The Gigabyte M912 is being designed in-house...
Video Evidence of a Real Psystar Mac Clone?
Gizmodo has posted a video clip sent in by a reader that supposedly shows a Psystar Mac Clone up and running in the home of an actual Psystar customer. "The thing boots up and runs pretty damn fast, says Patrick...

Saturday, April 26, 2008

Have Some AT&T Wi-Fi With Your Starbucks Latte
Wi-Fi availability at Starbucks is nothing new. But this last February, AT&T announced that it will be replacing T-Mobile as the Wi-Fi provider for all company-operated Starbucks locations...
AT&T Denies Using False Reset Messages
When it comes to ISPs throttling Peer-to-peer (P2P) traffic, the denials fly as quick as the accusations. First the FCC contradicts Comcast's claims that it only throttles P2P traffic when there is network congestion...

Friday, April 25, 2008

VMware Fusion Ready for Windows XP SP3
Just in time for the imminent release of the Windows XP SP3 update, VMware has released an update to its Mac-based Fusion virtulization application, with full support for SP3 Boot Camp partitions...
Spore Creature Creator Hits The Shelves June 17
DailyGame reports that the Spore Creature Creator--precursor to the long-awaited Spore Creature-- will start shipping on June 17: Gamers worldwide will have their first chance to create their own Spore space amoeba on June 17, when Electronic Arts will ship the complete retail version of the Spore Creature Creator...
The FCC vs. Comcast, Round 2
As the debate for net neutrality still rages, the FCC continues its hearings into Comcast’s throttling of P2P traffic: "FCC Chairman Kevin Martin, testifying before a Senate committee, said Comcast's blocking of BitTorrent P-to-P (peer-to-peer) traffic appeared...
Boot Camp Update Required for XP SP3 Update
Friday, April 25, 2008 - by Daniel A. Begun
In anticipation of Intel-based Mac owners updating their Boot Camp partitions to Microsoft’s Windows XP SP3, which will officially be released on April 29, Apple yesterday made available for download update 2.1 of its Boot Camp utility...