Home projection and a wireless TV
Sanyo has announced that it is to unveil an LCD projector for the home.
Due to be launched on 21 October, the projector will be available in Europe at the same time as it is release in Japan and North America, with a projected retail price of 250,000 yen, though you can probably expect to pay much more than the ?137.50 that equates to. ...more
Microsoft denies WGA is 'spyware'
Microsoft has run into trouble over its Windows Genuine Advantage (WGA) programme. A researcher has discovered that a test version of the WGA Notifications component of the system communicates with the Microsoft servers every time the PC is switched on.
WGA Notifications reminds users who fail validation that they are not running genuine Windows. ...more
3G will be a success, Motorola claims
Third-generation wireless services will not suffer from the failure of WAP, says Motorola.
Speaking about the company's strategy in Amsterdam, senior vice-president and general manager Rick Darnaby said that mobile providers would have no problem making money out of ultra-fast mobile services.
"I know analysts take WAP as an example of the possible risk to earning back the investments companies make in UMTS networks," he said. ...more
AMD's 'mainstream' Athlon 64 on general release
AMD has updated its processor range with a new Athlon 64 chip.
Targeted at mainstream PC users, the Athlon 64 2800+ has been introduced below the existing 3400+, 3200+ and 3000+ models. The new 64-bit processor is priced at $178, while the higher rated chips remain unchanged at $417, $278 and $218 respectively. ...more
Memory giants ally to speed certification
Spansion, ARM and Toshiba are among the companies grouping together to streamline the validation and testing of system-level memory.
They have announced the launch of the PISMO (Platform Independent Storage Module) Advisory Council and the intention is to define a single, board-level interface standard. It will, they believe, allow designers to use a variety of memory devices - from multiple vendors - in a plug-and-play fashion. ...more