The Santa Claus worm doesn't care whether you've been naughty or nice, but it's making a list of PCs to infect this holiday season, according to a threat alert released by security firm IMlogic Inc. Tuesday.
Despite expectations by industry and legal analysts that Research in Motion Ltd. (RIM) would settle its ongoing patent dispute with NTP Inc., the BlackBerry maker came out swinging Monday, bolstered by recent decisions by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (PTO) that call NTP's claims into question.
Research in Motion Ltd. (RIM) and NTP Inc. are in talks with a mediator in a possible attempt to settle their legal dispute, which could result in an injunction on the sales of the BlackBerry handheld and e-mail service in the U.S., according to a RIM executive.
Advanced Micro Devices Inc. (AMD) and IBM Corp. have added two new forms of strained silicon to their jointly developed 65-nanometer chip-making technology, which should improve the performance and reduce the power consumption of future processors, the companies are expected to announce.
Intel Corp. is expected to announce its latest flash memory product, improving the speed and lowering the power consumption of the preferred storage method for mobile phones. The new M18 flash memory chip writes information three times faster than Intel's older L18 chip, and reads information twice as fast.