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Chrome OS is sound and fury signifying nothing

Chrome OS is sound and fury signifying nothing

With much sound and fury, the blogosphere and Twitter all respond to Google's "bombshell" announcement that they're launching Chrome OS sometime in the 2nd half of 2010 (which I might add is a long time from now). Already, folks who have never seen it, used it or spent five minutes with it are claiming it's huge threat to Windows. (Oddly, if that's the case, wouldn't it also be a threat to Apple and Mac OS, an argument I've not seen but perhaps that's another story).

While it's early to be dismissive, this is far from a slam-dunk success. It feels more like another way Google is attempting to provoke Microsoft. Something, which Google seems to like to do with increased regularity. (Actually, it feels like Google likes to give Microsoft a smack on the side of the head with a sharp stick form time to time).

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AMD is gearing up for a new chip to rival Intel’s Atom

AMD is gearing up for a new chip to rival Intel’s Atom

Atom has been making its way into the majority of netbook systems and Intel’s success with Atom has triggered AMD to work on its own chip to compete with Atom. AMD has not publicly discussed the upcoming chip much but has shown some indication that the CPU is in the works for quite sometime now.

Leaked information shows that AMD’s UVC (Ultra Value Client) chip will be announced as early as November and will be sold directly to OEM.

The new chips will be paired with 740G platform that AMD recently announced. The 740G features Radeon 2100 GPU with full support for HD decoding and uses SB700 southbridge. The report did not reveal power consumption of the chip and platform.

Asus Eee PC 904 and 905 are coming?

Asus Eee PC 904 and 905 are coming?

Asus Eee PC 901 and 1000 are not even in the retail market yet for North America and other places, reports are surfacing that Asus is prepping Eee PC 904 and 905. The report also indicates that Asus will be using similar chassis and keyboard that are on to Eee PC 1000 while keeping the screen size at 8.9-inch.

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MSI GeForce N9600GT Diamond graphics with overclock button

MSI GeForce N9600GT Diamond graphics with overclock button

Deep down, in my geeky heart of hearts, I know the one thing that can turn a good piece of tech into a kick-ass gadget is a big red button.  Thankfully MSI know that too, which is obviously why they've added a bright red overclock button to their GeForce N9600GT Diamond graphics card that they demonstrated at its ECOlution press conference in Taipei. When pressed, the graphics core and memory clock speeds are overclocked, and the voltage increased.

3G iPhone this month and Mac Tablet at WWDC 08?

3G iPhone this month and Mac Tablet at WWDC 08?

We’ve heard so many rumors about 3G iPhone in the past several weeks and spy shots of the device are still popping up here and there but still unverified whether those images are genuine. However, the dwindling down of the iPhone’s availability in UK and US making it very hard not to jump to conclusion that the 3G iPhone is coming out. Apple stores and AT&T stores reported making the iPhone unavailable for orders.

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Samsung and Armani partner up for new LCD Television – for the brand-whore in you

Samsung and Armani partner up for new LCD Television – for the brand-whore in you

The screen stats are as follows: they are 1080p LCD panels, they come in 46 or 52 inch sizes, and they have a 100MHz refresh rate, HDMI ports, and a color changing logo on the TV. They also come with two remotes, a small pebble-shaped one that does the basics of changing channels and upping the volume, the second is a larger backlit one that controls everything, hence-forth referred to as the Uber-mote.

SlashGear Week in Review – April 7th through April 13th

SlashGear Week in Review – April 7th through April 13th

This was a long week with no major events occurring, but there were some pretty big announcements. For starters we have a new BitTorrent Set Top Box from Myka, no more will you have to waste power by leaving your entire computer running all night just to get the latest screener from FXG or aXXo, and this little set top box will do it for you and then play it right from its hard drive for added ease. Then there were rumors abound of Blockbuster potentially putting out a new Set Top Box to push their movies, TV Shows, and other content out to.

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