By Unknown Lamer from Slashdot's on-the-third-day-god-created-sigsegv department
writes "With increasing pressure on RIM to catch up to the new phones, and the upcoming release of the iPhone 4S, could this three day outage of BlackBerry's service be a nail in the coffin? From the article 'The service disruptions are the worst since an outage swept north America two years ago, and come as Apple prepares to put on sale its already sold-out iPhone 4S on Friday.'"
This is the same outage as was reported Monday
. RIM has released a few details on what's happened: a failed software upgrade
brought the system down, and, after repairing the first issue, the backlog of traffic overwhelmed their network infrastructure
taking things down a second time.Read Replies (0)
By Soulskill from Slashdot's new-and-shiny department
writes "Today AMD lifted the embargo on their most recent desktop AMD FX architecture, code named Bulldozer, whose CPU frequency record Slashdot recently covered. The fruition of 6 years of AMD R&D, this new chip architecture is the most significant news out of AMD since the Phenom II made its debut. The chips are available now in all major retail outlets, and top tier hardware sites have published the first Bulldozer reviews already."
Here are reviews from a few different sites — pick your favorite: Tom's Hardware
, PC Perspective
, Hot Hardware
, or TechSpot
. They don't agree on everything, but the consensus seems to be that the new chips aren't blowing anyone's socks off, and that they struggle to compete with Intel's comparable offerings. The architecture shows promise, but performance gains will take time to materialize, making it difficult to leapfrog Intel to any significant degree.Read Replies (0)