Archive for April, 2008

Apple updated their iMac range of desktop Macs. The new iMacs feature faster Intel core2duo processors.

The new iMacs also feature 1066 MHz front-side bus and up to 4GB of 800 MHz DDR2 SDRAM memory.

Apple is also providing an option to get an optional NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GS with 512MB of video memory on the 24 inch iMac.

In addition, these new iMacs also feature AirPort Extreme 802.11n Wi-Fi networking, Bluetooth 2.1+EDR; Gigabit Ethernet; built-in iSight video camera; a total of five USB 2.0 ports, one FireWire 400 and one FireWire 800 port.

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Supercomputer maker Cray Inc has announced that they are now breaking their exclusive agreement with AMD to build products powered by Intel products.

This deal is a breakthrough for Intel as Cray has been using just AMD processors since the last six years.

Intel said that this deal would further boost their server processor division.

MySpace Karaoke launched

Posted: April 30, 2008 in Tech

Social networking service MySpace launched a new feature named MySpace Karaoke.

Users would be able to upload audio recordings of them singing popular songs on the service to their accounts.

AMD set to launch PUMA laptop platform

Posted: April 30, 2008 in Tech

AMD has said that they are all set to launch their Puma laptop platform during the Computex trade show in June.  The company added that around 100 laptop designs are being prepared for this new laptop platform.

AMD Puma platform would be powered by their Turion X2 Ultra processor. It would also include integrated graphics and an ATI Radeon HD3400 discrete graphics chip.

Motorola posts losses of $194 million

Posted: April 28, 2008 in Tech

Motorola posts losses of $194 million.  Their net sales were also down to $7.45 billion from $9.43 billion.

Motorola sold just around 27.4 million phones in the quarter compared to sales of 45.4 million in the previous year’s quarter.

Toshiba has come out with their latest revenue report and the company has posted a huge drop in the net profits.

This is mostly due to the losses they had to suffer after they announced exit from the HD DVD business.

Toshiba’s net profit in the quarter was 1.25 billion yen. This was a drop from profits of 26.17 billion yen in the same period last year.

Apple launches new iMacs

Posted: April 28, 2008 in Tech

Apple has introduced its new breed of iMac, decked-out with Intel Core 2 Duo processors running at up to 3.06GHz that are equipped with 6MB L2 cache and offer a significant speed hike in the front side bus, which reaches 1,066MHz across the range.

The new models have faster CPUs across the board and now peak out at 3.06GHz on the top-end 24in model; which also features NVIDIA’s new GeForce 8800 GS graphics card. As with the latest range of MacBooks, the new iMacs can support up to 4GB of memory, although 2GB of RAM comes as standard. Other models in the range feature faster CPUs but retain the ATI Radeon graphics cards.

These iMacs support up to 4GB of 800 MHz DDR2 SDRAM memory (shipping with 2GB pre-installed in most models). AirPort Extreme, iLife 08, Leopard, Bluetooth, Gigabit Ethernet; built-in iSight video cameras; a total of five USB 2.0 ports (including two on the Apple Keyboard); and one FireWire 400 and one FireWire 800 port also feature in this edition.