Archive for August 11, 2008

Intel announced that it will brand its Nehalem processors, including a highest-end Extreme Edition chip as Intel Core with “i7″. The i7 identifier will be used for upcoming line of Intel Core processors. The identifier will be different for other Core Processor after the first crop.

The Intel Core i7 processor brand logo will be available for high-performance desktop PCs with a separate black logo for Intel’s highest-end “Extreme Edition.” Intel will include processor model numbers to differentiate each chip.

Nokia’s 2Q profits drop 61 percent

Posted: August 11, 2008 in Tech

Nokia Corp. reported a 61% drop in second-quarter net profit because of restructuring costs and a year-earlier gain. The global economic slowdown also put pressure on the company’s earnings.

Despite the drop, Nokia reported robust unit sales due to strength in emerging markets and slightly raised its expectations for mobile handset market growth in 2008. Nokia said it expects to continue expanding its share of the market.

Asus launches Eee PC s101

Posted: August 11, 2008 in Tech

Asus unveiled its latest addition to its Eee PC line-up – the Eee PC s101 reported to be priced at $900.

The new Eee S101 will feature a 64GB SSD, and be powered by the same 1.6GHz Intel Atom found in the Eee 901 and 1000. The laptop comes fitted with a battery-friendly LED backlit 10.2in TFT screen, powered by a 945GME chipset.

The notebook was revealed by Asus president Jerry Shen, who removed the device from an envelope.

Yahoo is now enabling the web users to opt out of their Web browsing behavior monitoring system that is used to display relevant ads. Web users would be able to access this functionality by visiting its privacy center.

Yahoo said it will run an online public service advertising campaign to educate users about their opt-out options. Users will also be able to access the opt-out feature through a link from these online ads.

VMware joins the Linux Foundation

Posted: August 11, 2008 in Tech

VMware has announced that they are now joining the Linux Foundation. Some other major members of the Linux Foundation include Adobe, Google and IBM.

VMware has thus become the latest software company to embrace the Linux platform.