Intel Atom versus Via Nano
Two new processors create new opportunities for portable and micro PCs. These pint-sized, low power processors should start appearing in all sorts of devices over the coming months.
Many of you will probably be reading your first review of a VIA CPU; even though the C7 processor has made VIA a name in the world of mobile internet devices and mini-notes their products haven't been of particular interest to the mainstream hardware enthusiast. Over the past months though VIA and Intel have bunkered up for a battle of extreme low power processors that has developed into the performance review you see here before you.
Google enrolled for schools email deal
This certainly makes life easier for IT staff at the Department of Education!
Google has snatched what is believed to be its biggest single client in the world - the NSW Department of Education - away from its rival Microsoft to claim up to 1.3 million new users of its free email product.
The NSW Director-General of Education, Michael Coutts-Trotter, said the department had exploited its size to get the best deal for students and teachers, who will each receive customised Gmail accounts.
Scrabulous dropped from Facebook
Maybe Hasbro should buy the application from these two creative brothers!
The creators of online Scrabble knock-off Scrabulous said Tuesday they have pulled their application from US and Canadian Facebook pages due to a lawsuit filed by game-making giant Hasbro.
"This is an unfortunate event and not something that we are very pleased about, especially as Mattel has been pursuing the matter in Indian courts for the past few months," Scrabulous co-creator Rajat Agarwalla told AFP.
"We sincerely hope to bring our fans brighter news in the days to come."
Scrabulous.com was launched by brothers Rajat and Jayant Agarwalla in India in 2005 and rocketed to popularity two years later after they released a version as a free "add-on" application for Facebook.