Dual core Turion 'to spark price war'
The upcoming launch of the dual-core Turion processor from AMD may spark a price war according to sources in Taiwan.
According to the local news service DigiTimes, AMD plans to price the new processors aggressively in order to grab market share from Intel.
Slated for launch 9 May, the new Turion X2 64 processors will be supplied in a range of clock speeds ranging from 1. ...more
SMS drives mobile market
SMS messaging is contributing an increasing share of mobile phone operator's revenues, according to the latest figures from industry regulator Oftel.
The report for the January to March 2002 quarter (Q4 2001/02) shows that the total number of SMS text messages sent during the quarter grew by 14 per cent and, year-on-year by 42.3 per cent. ...more
IBM, Fujitsu set out to establish open APIs for autonomic computing
IBM and Fujitsu are undertaking joint research on so-called autonomic computing. The focus of the development is to clearly define a set of APIs for industry vendors in this developing area of enterprise computing.
In order to gain wider industry support, the companies have declared that the results of their research will result in 'open standards' available to the whole of the IT industry. ...more
UK games chart: FIFA 06 is top of the league
The Premiership may be serving up dull, predictable and overpriced entertainment, but there are still takers for the latest FIFA football game - FIFA 06 goes straight in at the top of this week's ELSPA UK games chart.
Last week's number one, EA's Burnout Revenge, skids down one place with three new entries completing the top five.
The Predator-like Far Cry: Instincts, which is in at number three, is an island-based first-person shooter for the Xbox. ...more
New CanoScan scans in multiples
Canon has announced a new addition to its range of CanoScan film, photo and document scanners, the 5200F.
The 2400x4800dpi, 48-bit scanner has a six-frame Film Adapter Unit, for scanning up to six unmounted or four mounted 35mm slides. It includes Canon's infra-red FARE Level 2 technology for the automatic removal of dust and scratches and a grain correction function for use on scans from fast film. ...more