News – Nokia 770 Internet Tablet Update, Vista Tablet PC Enhancements, Reducing CPU Costs

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Nokia 770 Internet Tablet OS Update

The popular Linux-based Nokia 770 Internet Tablet has a downloadable update. The new features of the “2006” OS include:

Web browser

  • username & password auto-fill for web forms and servers
  • address bar URL auto-completion

RSS feed reader

  • new functional Home applet with feeds preview
  • embedded images support


  • new system wide Contacts application

Application Manager

  • new Application Manager with support for application catalogues

Hildden Desktop

  • user configurable Task Navigator and Home view
  • new Home applets for Internet search and quick Internet calling
  • widget improvements, e.g. movable columns used in various applications, like RSS feed reader & E-mail

These improvements are only part of the update which can be downloaded here.

Windows Vista Tablet PC Enhancements

How will Windows Vista improve your Tablet PC experience? Luckily several improvements have been made to the TIP (Tablet Input Panel), handwriting recognition and to pen gestures. A full list and details have been compiled on the Microsoft Vista Communitiy Website. Included are several great screenshots and explanations of some of the fine details that have been worked out for Vista Tablet PC users. Read more here…

New Manufacturing Process to help Reduce CPU Costs

In the neverending quest to bring the cost of computing products down, researchers at the University College London have discovered a small breakthrough. The British team has discovered a new process for creating silicon dioxide (a significant element of computer chips) at room temperature by using a UV light. In addition to helping to bring manufacturing costs down, the new process is also environmentally friendly – adding an additional benefit. The process which would initially reduce costs to chip manufacturers could ultimately save money for the consumer. Read more here…



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