News to know: AMD pulls benchmarks; Windows patches; Xbox's $1 billion glitch

Summary:Notable headlines:George Ou: AMD to remove deceptive Barcelona benchmarks on website. David Berlind: In search of...

Notable headlines:

George Ou: AMD to remove deceptive Barcelona benchmarks on website. David Berlind: In search of...a benchmarking fix.

Ryan Naraine: On deck: Critical Microsoft Office, Excel, Windows patches. Sprint breaks up with high-maintenance customers. See image right: Sprint's Dear John customer letter (click to enlarge).

Microsoft sings 'O Canada' amid immigration challenges. Larry Dignan: Microsoft's Xbox hardware failures prove costly. Mozilla releases Firefox 3 Alpha 6.

Robin Harris: Disk drive life depends on...luck. Laser innovation speeds up hard disks.

U.K. jails trio who incited terrorism over Web.

Ryan Stewart: LiveStation: A Joost killer in Silverlight clothing.

Christopher Dawson: As promised…installing SUSE image gallery. Gallery (right): Installing SUSE 10.2. TechCrunch: Sphere Quietly Nailing Its Business Model.

Computerworld: VMware Fusion reaches RC1, on track for August release.

Podcast: iPhones, batteries, benchmarks, Sicko and more...

Review: Cardo S640 Bluetooth headset (left).

DigiTimes: OLPC ASP to ultimately shrink to US$50.

Garett Rogers: Google Code Search gets major upgrade.

Mary Jo Foley: Windows Live OneCare 2.0 beta due imminently.

TechRepublic: Will the real Windows Vista Administrator account please stand up?

Jason O'Grady: iPhone Diary Day 7: Argh! accessories. Review: Panasonic SC PT750 home theater system.

Dan Farber: Facebook growing up and out with teens and grads. Dana Gardner: Reuse of code is the key to keeping IBM from being a 500,000-employee company.

Engadget: Universal confirms non-renewal of iTunes contract.

Topics: Processors, iPhone, Mobility, Windows


Larry Dignan is Editor in Chief of ZDNet and SmartPlanet as well as Editorial Director of ZDNet's sister site TechRepublic. He was most recently Executive Editor of News and Blogs at ZDNet. Prior to that he was executive news editor at eWeek and news editor at Baseline. He also served as the East Coast news editor and finance editor at CN... Full Bio

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