Tom Krazit

Krazit is a reporter for the IDG News Service.

Santa Claus worm strikes IM clients

Worm is rated as a "medium" threat by IMlogic

IDC: 2006 PC growth to slow, but still above 10 percent

PC demand remains strong as desktop users convert to notebooks

Oracle outlines new multicore pricing policy

Not all cores are equal when it comes to licensing

RIM goes on offensive in patent dispute with NTP

Patent and Trademark Office questions NTP's claims

HP no longer feeling blue, to support HD-DVD

Company backed HD-DVD after the Blu-ray Disc Association declined to support a home networking technology HP advocated

Spansion takes in $506M in flash memory IPO

Spansion's former parent company, AMD, made the decision to take the company public

Dell recalls 35,000 batteries worldwide

Recall affects certain Dell notebooks sold between Oct. 5, 2004, and Oct. 13, 2005

Visto signs license for disputed NTP patents

Company competes with RIM in the market for wireless e-mail systems

Looking ahead to the PC of 2007

Iin terms of groundbreaking new features, not much to cheer about this year

Intel's '06 resolution: improve notebooks, home PCs

Napa, the third generation of Centrino mobile technology, is almost ready for a formal unveiling

HP, Dreamworks promote virtual meetings with Halo

Conferencing system seeks to eliminate latency

Report: NTP offers RIM a deal at 5.7 percent of revenue

RIM executive confirmed the companies talked recently in front of a court-appointed mediator

Intel narrows Q4 revenue guidance within prior range

Revenue is expected to decline between $10.4 billion and $10.6 billion during the quarter

RIM and NTP trying to mediate their dispute

Parties are expected to convene in next few weeks for hearings

Coming soon: Indium Antimonide Valley?

Intel researchers say two elements, indium and antimony, can improve the performance of future transistors

Intel working on rootkit detection techniques

Project attempts to limit memory-resident attacks by detecting changes in application code as they happen

AMD and IBM increase the strain on 65nm chips

Two new forms of strained silicon could improve performance and reduce power consumption

Microsoft will modify IE to get around Eolas patent

Changes to the way Activex controls are handled will be distributed through online update service

HP plugs in to utility services

IPS and APS services provide extra computing power to handle temporary surges in demand

Intel's copycats move Pacific Northwest to the desert

Intel is set to start rolling out 65nm technology at fabs in Arizona and Ireland

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