Walmart and Hewlett-Packard have teamed for a $300 computer. The computer, which is priced like a netbook but built like a full-fledged laptop, features a 250GB hard drive, 3 GB of RAM, a DVD burner, a 15.6 inch screen and is powered by Microsoft's Windows 7. Designed exclusively for Walmart, the computer could be a major victory for shoppers looking for the power of bigger laptop for the price of a netbook.
Leaked photo's of Microsoft's Courier hit the web yesterday. The booklet, which is rumored to be similar to Apple's secret tablet, features two 7-inch multi-touch screens, which fold together like a book. The Courier also features a built-in camera and Wi-Fi connection and may be key player in the burgeoning tablet business.
New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo filed an anti-trust lawsuit against Intel, noting that the chip manufacturer made illegal bribes to computer manufacturers in order to get placement of its chips on their machines. The suit is similar to one brought upon Intel in Europe, in which the EU ruled against Intel and required the company to pay a fine of $1.45 billion.
EMI will begin selling instantly recorded live concerts at its artists shows. The largest recorded music company in the world hopes its new Abbey Road Live series will allow fans to purchase a live recording of a concert immediately following the show on either CD, DVD, USB or through a digital download. While the service has been around for years, EMI hopes a widespread push in North America and Europe will help the label recoup low album sales.
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