Intel debuts notebook Napa
Intel CEO Paul Otellini unveiled the dual-core low-power Centrino processor at the Las Vegas Consumer Electronics Show. The new chip is rumoured to be among the centrepieces of the announcements by Steve Jobs when he demonstrates the new Apple notebooks at MacExpo this week.
The launch of the dual-core Centrino follows the introduction of Intel's first dual-core Pentiums in April of last year. ...more
Microsoft launches small business server
Setting up a business server in a matter of hours is quite a claim to make, but this is what Microsoft says its Windows Small Business Server 2003 product will allow businesses to do.
'Small-business customers tell us that for technology to effectively address their business challenges, they need solutions that are simple, familiar, economical and comprehensive,' said Steve Ballmer, CEO of Microsoft.
When pre-installed on machines, Windows Small Businesss Server 2003 offers an automated and integrated set up procedure that includes deployment of an organisation's email, intranet (using Windows Sharepoint Services) and contact database. ...more
Fon gets Gspace for Gmail
Wireless internet service provider Fon has bought browser plugin maker Gspace for an undisclosed amount.
Gspace is a Firefox browser extension that allows users to upload and keep files using their GMail accounts. The extension will be integrated into a new device Fon will launch in February 2007 called Fon Liberator which is a Wi-Fi router that allows user to attach storage devices via a USB port. ...more
Hi-Grade hits the Gigahertz heights
Hi-Grade has announced two 1Ghz PIII notebooks: the UltiNote AS8400 and the Atlas/Hi-Grade Flyer 3400-1000.
The former sports an internal CD-R/W and DVD-ROM combo drive. A TV-out socket, coupled with the S3 Savage MX 2x graphics chip, means you can plug it in to the telly once you get back from the office and use it as a standard DVD player. ...more
Freenet releases pre alpha version of 'anonymous' p2p
Despite the recent court victories by the MPAA (Motion Picture Association of America) and others against Grokster and the targeting of users who distribute music files, it seems the peer-to-peer (p2p) business is not about to give up without a fight yet.
A group of developers say they are on target to produce a system of anonymous file sharing by the end of the year.
If true, this will severely limit the efforts of the authorities in their attempts to stamp out illegal file sharing by prosecuting offenders. ...more