Stories by Douglas F. Gray

AMD, Intel up the speed ante on desktops

Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) and Intel raised the speed limit for desktop PCs on Monday, with Intel using smaller circuits on its Pentium 4 processor to increase its clock speed advantage over AMD.

Archiving the Net - All the 'Wayback' to 1996

If you've ever wondered what books was recommending five years ago, what the first Web cam was focused on or what was on more than 10 billion other Web pages dating back to 1996, you're in luck. That's exactly what's offered by the Internet Archive's free "Wayback Machine."

New ARM core to boost PDA performance

ARM Ltd. on Wednesday unveiled a new version of its microprocessor core for handheld computers and other gadgets, promising to boost the performance of audio and video applications and help extend battery life, a top ARM official said.

Intel develops chip package to boost speed

Intel researchers have developed a new technology that the company hopes will let chips reach speeds of 20GHz in the second half of this decade, the company announced Monday.

Gateway to drop AMD from its lineup

AMD saw things go from bad to worse on Tuesday. On the same day the company announced it would lay off 2,300 employees, PC vendor Gateway said that once its current stock of AMD-based PCs is depleted, the company will standardize on processors from industry leader -- and AMD rival -- Intel.

Lawsuit alleges Palm computers can damage PCs

A California law firm has filed suit against Palm Inc. and its former parent company 3Com Corp., claiming that a feature used to synchronize data between Palm's handheld computers and a PC can cause damage to PCs.

Preorders at Amazon reveal prices for Windows XP

Online retailer Inc. has started taking orders early for Microsoft Corp.'s upcoming Windows XP operating system, and in the process has offered a glimpse at how much users will have to pay for the product.