Friday, April 11, 2008

Top Gadgets Industry News for April 2008


Warner Bros., which had recently been the only major movie studio to support both the HD DVD and Blu-ray formats is now aligning itself with just one camp. The company’s decision to release all future high-def releases on only Blu-ray media is a big blow to HD DVD, which now has the support of just two of the eight major movie studios: Paramount and Universal. According to Warner, the move is meant to alleviate consumer confusion and spur the HD adoption rate.

Visitors to the Sears and Kmart websites (both owned by Sears) who opted to participate in the sites’ online community likely had no idea that tracking software was installed on their machines to analyze all of their online activities. This was the conclusion of security researcher Benjamin Googins, who exposed both the presence of the comScore software and Sears’s improper notification practices.


It’s been a tough year for Vonage. The popular VoIP provider has been sued by Verizon, Sprint, AT&T, and Nortel Networks over various patent infringements, but as of January the company has finally settled all suits, and though it has lost several million dollars in the process, it looks like Vonage will survive—at least for now.


AMD will delay the already late Phenom 9700 and 9900 parts to concentrate on low power consumption chips. Both CPUs were initially expected by the end of this winter but AMD has shifted attention to a new “green” 1.8GHz Phenom 9100E CPU. AMD denies rumors that the delay is due to continued issues with the TLB bug, saying that issue has been fixed.

1 comment:

charm said...

I bet this article would be a lot more useful if you'll get to introduce the Top Gadgets of the present, better for 2012. However thanks for sharing such information.
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