AMD has not given up hope in the Phenom II series quad-core processors and is planning to release another high-end Black Edition processor in the Phenom II series. The new Phenom II X4 980 will be clocket at 3.70 GHz and will be based on the Deneb core with a Thermal Envelope of 125W.
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For:Great design and build,Good speakers,Nice and easy to use layout,Decent performance,Excellent battery lifeAgainst:Slightly pricey, No discrete GPU Dell is known for making good performance laptops that suit different budgets. The Dell Inspiron 15R is such a laptop that fall under mid-range category. The Dell Inspiron 15R sports a new look by dumping the old plastic look and feel for new sleazy brushed faux-metal finish on the lid. The black matte keyboard and touch-pad are recessed which allows for flat and clean look. The entire keyboard is closer to the screen allowing more room to place your palm.
Microsoft's latest update of Internet Explorer 9 hits 2.35 million downloads in the first 24 hours, it's not a big milestone on browser downloads in first 24. But, Microsoft is keen to make it a big hit. A post in the Internet Explorer's official blog make use of the word 'wow' to explain the download numbers of IE9 in a day. But, with 8 million downloads Firefox3 got a Guinness World Record for the most software downloads in a day on 2008. Given Firefox for both Mac and PC, but it still beat Microsoft Windows' new browser 3 time over. Anyways we like IE9, but we still think lot of modesty goes a long way.
Google has released a WebM Plug in for Microsoft's latest browser Internet Explorer 9. So, Internet Explorer 9 now got WebM Plug in support with 'Preview' from Google to make Internet videos more friendly. As a technology preview, the users are able to play all WebM videos just like the good Internet overloads intended them to, despite the fact that an additional download is needed. Microsoft said that it will allow for support and it appears to be following up on its word.
The much touted Microsoft Internet Explorer 9 has been released and available for download and is available for Windows Vista and Windows 7 with over 39 language support.Microsoft has unleashed Internet Explorer 9 at the South West Interactive (SXSWi) event in Austin, Texas. Corporate VP of Internet Explorer, Dean Hachamovitch, has explained the hardware acceleration of IE 9 in Windows 7 and Windows Vista platforms.
Adobe has published a security advisory in reponse to a critical security issue in Adobe Flash Player. This vulnerability affects the flash player for Windows, Linux, Mac OS X, Solaris and Android, it also imapcts authplay.dll componet included in the Adobe Acrobat and Adobe Reader X. So the entire population of the internet are affected by this, So the warning was the vulnerability discovered may cause crashes and potentially permit hijacking of systems. This issue also affects the company's Reader and Acrobat Software Products. The better news now is Adobe has found it's being actvely exploited 'in the wild' through .swf file embedded in a Excel spreadsheet, but a fix hasn't been found until the beginning of the next week.
The first update for Windows Phone 7 is expected to be released today. This update will improve the software update process and eases the update process of the much anticipated March 8 update. The March 8 update will bring several improvements to WP7, copy/paste functionality, performance improvements and improvements to Windows Marketplace Search feature.
Microsoft has rolled out copy and paste & performance updates for Windows Phone 7 developers. This update adds the long awaited copy & paste functionality to Windows Phone 7.
Microsoft and Yahoo have finally put an end to a long silence and started the "point the finger" game, regarding the Windows Phone 7's excessive data usage (about 25% more than normal) causing "Bill Shock" to the user. A Couple of weeks before Microsoft admitted the problem and yesterday pointed Yahoo as the reason.
The new Google Chrome 9 update brings several changes and enhancements to the browser and includes the latest WebGL rendering engine, Chrome Instant search API and Chrome Webstore for US customers.
Intel Discovers Bug in 6-Series Chipset thatwould potentially degrade the Serial ATA transfers overtime. The problem, as it turns out, a single transistor that is a prone to a higher current leakage than tolerable. It cannot only diminish the performance over the 3Gbps SATA ports, it can actually make everything fail together.
This seethrough, transparent windows lockscreen works mostly in Windows 7 and Windows Vista versions only. Most of you don't want others to watch your computer in your absence. Here is a new small tool for you to lock the screen. It is a transparent lock called Clear Lock.