eWeek Newsbreak, Nov. 17, 2008
Last year the US government blocked Youtube from overseas military bases, but now there's a new online video sharing site on the block: TroopTube. The site designed to help military families connect and keep in touch while miles apart. Anyone can upload video. Content is vetted by Pentagon officials for national security and copyright violations.
AMD recently released it new Opteron Processor, named Shanghai. The 45-nm quad-core Opteron processor uses the same socket technology and common core strategy as its predecessor, the 65-nm Barcelona processor. The new processors will also fit into the same LGA1207 housing. But perhaps the biggest news is that a total of 39 server systems from Fujitsu-Siemens, IBM, Sun Microsystems, Dell, Hewlett-Packard and Cray are compatible with the new processor. This could explain IBM recent announcement that four IBM servers that will feature the new Quad-Core AMD Opteron processor. Those four are listed here: The IBM BladeCenter LS22, The IBM BladeCenter LS42. The IBM System x3455 and the IBM System x3755.
The Storm, Blackberry's new touch screen smart phone goes on sale this Friday, Nov. 21! And speaking of smart phones, word is out that Apple may be releasing version 2.2 of the iPhone operating system on Friday Nov. 21. In addition to a redesigned MobileSafari interface, the iPhone 2.2 update will reportedly add Google Street View, transit route information, walking directions and over-the-air podcast downloads.