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HP Gives AMD's Phenom a Boost

After a bruising month where it had to admit a series of missteps with its quad-core microprocessor strategy, Advanced Micro Devices got a boost Jan. 3 from Hewlett-Packard. On Thursday, HP announced that it would... More...

United Nations agency gives boost to WiMax

The United Nations telecommunications agency in Geneva gave the upstart technology called WiMax a vote of approval, providing a sizable victory for Intel and something of a defeat for competing technologies from Qualcomm and Ericsson.... More...

US agencies boost satellite use

The US is giving its domestic agencies greater access to images from spy satellites, in a move strongly criticised by civil rights groups. The images will be used to boost national security, disaster response and... More...

PlayStation 3 sales boost in US

Sales of Sony's PlayStation 3 (PS3) console in the US rose by 21% in June, analyst figures show, but the machine still trails the Wii and Xbox 360. Tracking firm NPD Group reported that 98,500... More...

Price Drops Boost LCD-TV Sales

iSuppli has raised its forecast by 3% to 75.2 million LCD-TVs, which is 42.7% higher than the 52.7 million units sold last year. While the growth is impressive, it marks a slowdown compared to 2006,... More...

Open Source gets European Boost

A report funded by the European Commission has concluded that open source software could offer considerable savings to organizations with little effect on their business. In "almost all" cases, long-term costs could be reduced by... More...

USB Gets Standards Boost

The UTMI+ low-pin interface (ULPI) industry specification for Hi-Speed USB and USB On-the-Go transceiver chips has been made public for the first time today. The standard aims to save design development time, simplify verification and... More...

Browsers Get Ready for Graphics Boost

Since first becoming a Web standard nearly four years ago, SVG has lagged in adoption as developers waited for broader support for next-generation Web graphics. But upcoming plans from two Web browser makers to natively... More...

AMD's dual-core performance boost

Advanced Micro Devices on Tuesday detailed performance results for its forthcoming dual-core Opteron processor, showing a speed boost of 30 percent to 55 percent, compared with today's single-core models. In addition, AMD... More...

PCI gets a boost

Thanks xStainDx and crusher. PCI-SIG delivered yet another specification of conventional PCI bus that has been around for over a decade already. The new revision does not bring any speed boosts to the standard, but... More...

Microsoft Office gets China boost

A Chinese software company announced on Wednesday that it has signed an agreement with Microsoft to help popularize the Office productivity package in Chinese schools. Tengtu International said its Beijing subsidiary, the... More...

Supply-Chain Boost

PeopleSoft Inc. this week is scheduled to roll out new features within its supply-chain-management suite as well as introduce radio-frequency identification capabilities in its Enterprise, EnterpriseOne, and World applications. The offerings are in... More...

Sun to boost partitioning in Solaris 10

Sun Microsystems Inc. outlined planned improvements for Version 10 of its Solaris operating system on Tuesday, part of its quarterly update of new hardware and software products. Sun's hardware news -- including servers based on... More...

Realigning HP To Boost Services Revenue

Hewlett-Packard is reshuffling its management and corporate structure to better compete against archrival IBM in services. HP is combining its services and hardware organizations into a single Technology Solutions Group run by Ann... More...

Broadband gets a further Boost

For millions of broadband subscribers, ADSL (asymmetric digital subscriber line) is the underlying technology that pumps in their high-speed connections to the Internet. ADSL uses existing copper phone lines and lets you surf the Web... More...

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