Archive for September 2, 2008

Google to launch own browser called Chrome

Posted: September 2, 2008 in Tech

Google recently launch their own browser called Chrome, a signal that the browser between Microsoft (Internet Explorer) and Mozilla (Firefox) is going to heat up. 

The Chrome browser will have your favorite sites in a 3×3 grid on the left side of the screen, then a list of frequently-searched sites on the right. It will also have a tab-based interface, and a fast javascript engine.

Intel launches three new desktop CPUs

Posted: September 2, 2008 in Tech

Intel has launched three desktop CPUs: the Core 2 Quad Q8200, Core 2 Duo E5200 and Celeron D 450.

Intel Core 2 Quad Q8200 features a core frequency of 2.33GHz, 4MB L2 cache, FSB of 1333MHz and is manufactured on Intel’s 45nm process. The CPU is priced at US$224 in thousand-unit tray quantities.

The E5200 features a core frequency of 2.5GHz, 2MB L2 cache, FSB of 800MHz and 45nm process. The CPU is priced at US$84. The 450 features a core frequency of 2.2GHz, 512KB L2 cache, FSB of 800MHz and 65nm process. The price is set at US$53.

Logitech introduces Illuminated Keyboard

Posted: September 2, 2008 in Tech

Logitech introduces three new keyboards, including the Logitech Illuminated Keyboard, which offers an optimized backlight experience, Logitech PerfectStroke key system and Logitech’s thinnest design ever.

Also announced are the Logitech diNovo Keyboard for Notebooks that is designed for laptop owners who use a notebook mouse to improve comfort and need a keyboard to complete their setup, while the Logitech Cordless Desktop S520 offers a keyboard-and-mouse combination that matches a wide variety of computer setups.

Samsung announced that it is partnering Yahoo! to provide content for a new integrated internet access service in its televisions. The InfoLive service will provide news, finance and weather information from Yahoo!, directed from the remote control. Samsung plans to provide the service on Series 7, 8 and 9 televisions.

Samsung is also a partner for a venture between Yahoo! and Intel to develop what is being called the Widget Channel of interactive content.

Google launches Video for Business

Posted: September 2, 2008 in Tech

Google is launching a new product for the enterprise market, Google Video for Business. It’s a new application in the Google Apps office suite, enabling workers to upload and share videos inside their organizations. Videos can be shared on an individual, group or company-wide basis. Google sees it being used for such things as executive communications, product training, trip reports, “social videos” for the company intranet.

Google Video for business is now available as part of Google Apps Premier Edition at no additional cost (the suite itself costs $50/user/year).