The weekly roundup – Friday 20 April
Keep abreast of the news with our weekly roundup of the week’s main tech stories.
The week is dominated by processor news, from the Intel Developer Forum in Beijing. Among the developments we reported from China was a new class of chips for ultramobiles, a variant on its Santa Rosa platform for laptops, and a mobile gaming ‘extreme’ processor. Intel also predicted the death of DRAM and unveiled a full system-on-a-chip design.
Nvidia grabbed the headlines, too, with the launch of the eagerly anticipated GeForce 8600 (GTS & GT) graphics processing units, and PC Pro put two new cards through extensive tests.
Google, which has seen its profits soar and its market share grow, was also busy – renaming its Froogle service, extending its Search History utility to record every Web page visited and adding dice to its toolbar to let you search the Internet without entering a search term.
Other news includes: Nokia planning WiMAX handsets for 2008, Dell responding to consumer demand over the resurrection of XP and Microsoft offering free Exchange Server 2007 trials.
Friday 20 April
Dell resurrects XP
Dell decides to resurrect Windows XP following a campaign on its IdeaStorm website.
Google’s Search History reveals full Web trail
‘Imagine being able to search over the full text of pages you’ve visited online…’.
Microsoft offers free Exchange Server 2007 trial
Test new features including ‘anywhere access’ to email, voice mail, calendars and contacts, and data protection technologies
Thursday 19 April
Google dices with random search; Froogle renamed
Google adds a pair of dice to its browser Toolbar that lets you search the Internet without entering a search term.
iPhone on target for June delivery
Apple’s wireless partner, AT&T, confirms that the iPhone is on schedule to ship in June, as projected.
Police arrest and caution Wi-Fi thieves
Worcestershire police caution two people who were arrested for accessing unsecured wireless networks in breach of the Communications Act 2003.
Wednesday 18 April
Intel Developer Forum, Spring 2007 – the rolling roundup
For all the latest processor news from Beijing, here is a rolling round up from Intel’s Developer Forum.
Intel reveals new ultramobile processor
Intel unveils new class of processor for ultramobiles – and there might be bad news for the iPhone’s battery life.
First test: Nvidia GeForce 8600 GTS & GT
Nvidia launches one of the most eagerly anticipated GPUs to date, the 8600 – and PC Pro puts two new cards through our extensive tests.
Tuesday 17 April
Intel turns the desktop upside-down, reveals new midrange platform
Even more new announcements from Intel. Its Santa Rosa platform – the new version of the wildly successful Centrino mobile system – has a new variant, DT.