Mozilla, still running on their large release schedule, has fallen far behind in progress on their new Firefox 4. Whilst many (including yours truly) have just been rolling with the FF4 beta for a long time, the beta, as betas will be, is buggy and lacks some of the features that the polished product promised to include. Additionally, many addons have not updated to work with a version of Firefox that isn't really out. At any rate, well after the final version was supposed to have been out, the Firefox 4 Release Candidate is now out. As the saying goes, better late than never. Read on to find out what's new! ...read more
"NVIDIA’s Fermi 40nm GPU won’t make its expected late-2009 launch, and nor will it be ready in time for CES 2010 in January, according to DigiTimes’ sources at graphics card manufacturers. The rumor-mongers claim that NVIDIA have been telling producers to only expect the DirectX 11-compatible Fermi chips in March 2010, and suggest that defects have prompted the delay." source
"Apple reportedly plans to postpone the launch of its tablet PC from an original March launch schedule to the second half of 2010, as the vendor has decided to switch some components and plans to launch a model using a 9.7-inch OLED panel from LG Display, according to sources from component makers.
The sources also indicated that in addition to Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry), Quanta Computer and Pegatron Technology are expected to be manufacturing partners for Apple's two tablet PC models - one of which will have a 10.6-inch TFT LCD panel while the other will have a 9.7-inch OLED panel. However, the sources did not explain how production for the two models would be split between the three makers." source
"Nvidia has been involved in a chipset licensing dispute with Intel for quite a while now, and every now and then Nvidia spinners tend to remind us of this fact.
In a statement for TG Daily, Nvidia spokesman Brian Burke told the world plus dog that Nvidia chipsets were always full of innovative features and that they were better than Intel's own cream of the crop. Burke cites the increasingly popular Nvidia ION chipset for nettops and netbooks as an example of Nvidia's superiority.
Commenting reports that Intel will postpone the introduction of USB 3.0 on its chipsets until 2011, Burke said: 'With no competition in chipsets, it seems Intel has decided that innovation is not needed for USB any time soon. With no one to push Intel to innovate, PC enthusiasts are left with Intel chipsets and the features and performance they deliver, or lack there of.'" source