News to know: AMD vs Intel; GoogleDrive.com; Microsoft search tweaks

Summary:Notable headlines: George Ou: AMD: Is closing the quad-core deficit enough? Paul Murphy: Barcelona, Tigerton, and the T2.

Notable headlines:

George Ou: AMD: Is closing the quad-core deficit enough? Paul Murphy: Barcelona, Tigerton, and the T2.

Garett Rogers: Google secures GoogleDrive.com and updates name servers.

Review:  Logitech VX Nano Cordless Laser Mouse.

Harry Fuller: IBM: "Big Blue" looks at little green guys and sees big future.

ReadWriteWeb: Yahoo Launches 2 New Hacks - Interview with Bradley Horowitz from Yahoo. Ryan Naraine: Old QuickTime bug returns to bite Firefox.

Mary Jo Foley: Microsoft details search changes coming in Vista Service Pack 1. Microsoft outlines Vista desktop search changes.

Computerworld: Microsoft changes Windows files on user PCs without permission, researchers say. Adrian Kingsley-Hughes: Is Microsoft fiddling

with system files without permission?

Photos: Microsoft mice to escape from the factory (right).

Michael Krigsman: iPhone unlock hack: cooked Apples or not?

David Berlind: Latest iPhone hacks shine spotlight on war between oysters and shuckers. Jason O'Grady: That didn't take long: free open-source iPhone unlock released (updated).

Mary Jo Foley: Microsoft, Sun to team on virtualization. Ed Burnette: Sun to resell Windows as Linux, Solaris alternative. Paula Rooney: Microsoft's virtualization hypervisor needs Red Hat support, too.

Dana Blankenhorn: Code search has become a product category.

Dan Farber: HP launches ‘Shorty’ blade for the mid-market.

Larry Dignan: Lenovo launches green (and small) desktop.

Want to 'converse' with advertisers? Me neither

Sprint to offer online shopping on cell phones. San Francisco Chronicle: Google founders pay NASA $1.3 million to land at Moffett Airfield

Gallery: Cracking open the Ion USB turntable (right).

Roland Piquepaille: New nanomaterials able to cover large areas.

Mary Jo Foley: Microsoft pushing Office 2007 with promos galore. InsideMicrosoft: Office Ultimate 2007: Just $60! (for students)

Phil Wainewright: Taleo beefs up with performance management. Google denies ownership of users' words.

Dana Blankenhorn: Are online medical record databases good or bad?

EDS offers retirement to 12,000 workers. FCC mandates more stringent E911 compliance.

Dana Blankenhorn: VMWare responds with open source in virtualization war. VMware: Not just hypervisor revenue.

Photos: Stanford's X-ray vision. Steve O'Hear: Propeller.com - Netscape’s digg-experiment lives on.

Next venue for 'Guitar Hero III': PCs, Macs.

TechCrunch: Hulu makes first acquisition.

Louisgray.com: Internal Linking On Some Tech Blogs Is Out of Control.

Topics: Intel, Google, iPhone, Microsoft, Mobility, Processors, Virtualization

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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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