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 Saturday, 15-November-2008  20:31:59 (GMT +10) - by matthudson

AMD have released their processor roadmap. AMD is working hard to regain the market share it lost to Intel -- many analysts say that if AMD wants to mount an effective comeback it needs to launch products that will compete well in the marketplace. InformationWeek reports that AMD has laid out its plans at an analyst's day for future processors and chipsets. AMD talked up its coming Intel Atom competitor codenamed Yukon.

Europeans will soon be able to buy their own OLPC. The machines will be sold under the Give One, Get One scheme that the OLPC organisation has already run in the US. Under that scheme, buyers get one machine for themselves and the other is donated to a school child in a developing nation.

Apple has fixed 12 security flaws in its web browser, Safari. The update, available for Windows XP, Windows Vista and Mac OS X (Tiger and Leopard), address vulnerabilities that could be exploited to take full control of a compromised machine.

AVG continues its less than impressive run of mishaps by labelling Adobe Flash a trojan. Users on AVG forums complained on Friday that Adobe Flash was detected by AVG's scanner as malicious, following a recent update. False alarms by anti-virus scanners are a well-known Achilles heel. Everybody who's anybody has problems with false alarms from time to time but to have three such problems in less than a month is difficult to defend.

Do you know how much your computer is costing you to run? What does it cost to play games, surf the Internet, or download files? It all costs money -- money that you, your parents, or whoever is in charge of the monthly electricity will have to pay. Those of you in charge of paying this bill will surely be interested in keeping costs down, which is why you might want to pay a little more attention to what sort of hardware you are using in your computer.

With the global economy in meltdown, it would be good to know which computer manufacturer will fare it best. Intel's warning this week that the company sees "significantly" lower demand for its chips signaled that the worst is still to come for PC makers as they navigate the current economic storm. So how will the five biggest producers of PCs, which account for about 54 percent of all PCs sold, fare as demand wanes and prices drop?

Sun has cut over 15 percent of its workforce. Sun is a company mired in what seems like a never-ending transition. The bulk of its revenue comes from hardware sales–an increasingly tough market–yet it sees its future in open source software like MySQL and services it can package around those applications. The rub: Those growth markets have much smaller revenue bases.

Today's 10 crazy things are watches. There are a lot of watches on the market and indicating the hour has not been their main goal for a long time. Nowadays watches are build to be fashionable and are worn as an accessory, so most important is the design. We’ve made a list of 10 cool, weird and amazing watches that would make anyone say “wow”.



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