Kingston Introduces DataTraveler 410

Kingston has unleashed its Data Traveler 410 USB Flash Drive for Malaysian users. It is suppose to have a speedier transfer rate at 20MBps for read and write. According to news from The Star, the new USB Flash Drive will come in a maximum capacity of 32GB and includes SecureTraveler software which will provide users an option to protect their data with a password.

This new flashdrive succeeds Kingston’s consumer-level DataTraveler Generation 2, DataTraveler 101 and DataTraveler 112 drives which read and write speeds are only 10MBps, but for the ordinary flash drive user, the increase of speed does nothing significant to the original use of a flash drive, which is to store data for easy access.

Celcom Experience Network Failure

One of Malaysia's largest telco, Celcom experienced major network failure for 10 hours reported The Star. The paper quoted that a huge rise in traffic during the Hari Raya Aidilfitri caused the network failure, and it was experienced throughout Malaysia with subscribers hugely being unable to make and receive calls.

Celcom, which has a huge penetration rate in Malaysia has always been subjected to service disruptions by users, although this recent one could be considered among the biggest ever. Nonetheless, their aggressive promotions and campaigns have helped rise their subscription by huge folds last year. The service was retained on Friday after the Aidilfitri traffic increased decreased gradually.

Intel Launches Core-i Series

The Star reports that Intel, holder of the world's largest microprocessor in computers to date, has released it's latest Core i7-870 (2.93Ghz), Core i7-860 (2.80GHz) and Core i5-750 (2.66GHz). According to the report, the biggest difference between the Core i7 series and the Core i5 is that the Core i7 supports Intel’s HyperThreading technology while the Core i5 does not.

Customers wishing to upgrade their computer's to this new processor however have to be ready to pay a hefty price because not only does the processors come at RM2199 (at the lowest), but also needs a brand new motherboard to go with it, hence putting in the possibility of other new enhancements to be included for better performance such as a new RAM and Hard Disk..

These processors all come with an 8MB of Intel SmartCache, integrated PCIe controllers and an all-new LGA 1156 socket.

Battle of the Digital Books

Google which is trying to dominate the internet's huge marketing potential via introducing a huge online library hit a snag yesterday as the US Justice Department has urged a New York court to reject the deal. According to BBC, the deal would see copyright and also anti-trust issues emerge.

The deal according to Google would benefit global book readers as access on books will be unlimited to those whom wish to read it via its newly created Book Rights Registry. Nonetheless, Amazon whom is well known for publishing digital book argues that Google's move is unfair to authors, publishers and others whose works would be the subject of a compulsory license for the life of the copyright in favor of Google and the newly created Book Rights Registry.

At the current moment, Yahoo and Microsoft are another two giants not in favor of Google's move, and it now depends on whether the New York court would eventually deny Google's ambition.

IE8 Saves Real Power

When it comes to using less power, or in other words, draining less energy. IE8 or Internet Explorer 8 wins the race ahead of it's other rivals. According to AnandTech, IE8 wins the title of most power conserving internet browsing software, while Apple's Safari earned the title of most energy consuming browser. A report by Softpedia indicated that IE8 was evidently the winning browser without much competition based on the results from the AnandTech test. This latest test prove that not all is loss for IE8 as there has been numerous other significant events which also conclude that IE8 does have some favorable features in comparison to Google's Chrome and Mozilla Firefox which is seen to be riding high among internet users nowadays.