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Pixel Qi to Offer DIY Screen Kit for Netbooks

Display startup Pixel Qi plans to offer a DIY screen replacement kit for netbooks.


IBM Aims to Replace Copper Chip Interconnects With Light

IBM researchershave created of a low-power device that can transfer information between chips at high speeds using light instead of electrical signals.


Report: North Korea Develops Own Linux Distribution

North Korea has reportedly developed its own version of the Linux operating with a graphical user interface that resembles Microsoft Windows.

AMD Reaches out to Channel Partners for Fusion Release

AMD extended its Fusion partner program to resellers that target corporate customers

Intel Tries Cash to Lure Developers to Its App Store

Intel is using cash incentives to lure mobile software developers to its AppUp Center application store.


Cities on Utah Fiber Network Apply to Google

A group of 16 Utah towns that operate a fiber-optic network want to host Google's planned 1G bps Internet service.

Amazon Puts Kindle E-book Reader on US BlackBerries released a version of its Kindle application for BlackBerry users on Thursday.


Video Site Veoh Bankrupt, Heads Into Liquidation

Veoh Networks is bankrupt and its assets will be sold off to repay creditors, the company's top executive announced Friday.

Intel Ready to Show off Some Netbook Apps

Intel will show off several applications designed for netbooks and mobile devices at the upcoming Mobile World Congress.

Micron Acquires Flash Memory Maker Numonyx

Micron Technology agreed to acquire flash memory maker Numonyx for US$1.27 billion.

Google Now Taking User Phone Calls About Nexus One

Just one week after Google posted an advertisement for a phone support program manager, the company is offering live telephone support for Nexus One customers.


Microsoft Defends Itself Against Op-ed by Former VP

Microsoft defended itself against an opinion piece written by a former vice president, who argued the software company has lost its edge.

IE Flaw Gives Hackers Access to User Files, Microsoft Says

Microsoft warned on Wednesday that a flaw in its Internet Explorer browser gives attackers access to files stored on a PC.

Tablet PC in TechCrunch Controversy Now in Full Production

Fusion Garage said the JooJoo tablet is now in full production, thanks to backing from Malaysia's CSL Group.