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WiMax in the Philippines: What now?

WiMax in the Philippines: What now?

Something amusing, if not intriguing, happened last Wednesday when tech giant Intel held a press conference regarding its WiMax strategy in the country. At that briefing, Intel execs said that while they are pushing very hard for the technology, the decision to roll out a commercial WiMax service is still up to the local players, particularly telcos.

March 30, 2009 by in Intel

NVIDIA introduces new workstation graphics lineup, virtualization

NVIDIA introduces new workstation graphics lineup, virtualization

NVIDIA introduced its new high-powered workstation graphics chips today, along with new SLI virtualization support, in what it calls "the most powerful and advanced top-to-bottom line of Quadro professional GPU solutions in the company's history" and intended to "set the stage for the next ten years of innovation."Strong words.

March 30, 2009 by in Hardware

TomTom, Microsoft settle: Who caved?

TomTom, Microsoft settle: Who caved?

Microsoft and TomTom said Monday that they have settled their respective patent infringement suits, which raised patent issues with everything from file system patents to the General Public License for open source software. Once you read the press release the next natural question is: Who caved?

March 30, 2009 by in Microsoft

Canon rumor: CCD is dead, long live CMOS

Canon rumor: CCD is dead, long live CMOS

The sensor king is dead! Long live the king!A rumor has been posted on, yes, CanonRumors that Canon will be ditching the CCD imaging sensor it uses in pro-level digital camcorders for the CMOS chips it currently uses in its digital SLR still cameras.

March 30, 2009 by in Hardware

New Asus Eee PC netbook with optical drive

New Asus Eee PC netbook with optical drive

If you're one of those people who were on the fence about whether to buy a netbook or a notebook, there's something new that might help you decide. The new Asus Eee PC E1004DN is the same light-weight, easy-to-use netbook you know and love, but with a twist: a Super-Multi optical disc drive.

March 30, 2009 by in Mobility

Inside BBC's Chimera botnet

Inside BBC's Chimera botnet

Earlier this month, the controversial BBC purchase of a botnet and modifying the infected hosts in the name of "public interest" sparked a lot of debate on the pros and cons of their action.

March 30, 2009 by in Security

Motorola debuts Evoke, 2.8-in. touchscreen, QWERTY phone

Motorola debuts Evoke, 2.8-in. touchscreen, QWERTY phone

Motorola today debuted its Evoke touchscreen/QWERTY combo phone that looks an awful lot like the “riverstone” Palm Pre and bridges the gap between smartphone, “dumb” phone and “feature” phone.The Motorola Evoke QA4 is intended for social messaging: turn it on its side for a full touch-screen QWERTY keyboard; turn it upright to reveal a slide-out keypad. The phone also uses predictive texting with smart auto correction and e-mail access to further the “messaging” intention.

March 30, 2009 by in Smartphones

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