Intel announced a new six-core Core i7 processor, while also cutting the prices of some chips by up to 48 percent.
Analysts said that Apple needs to be proactive in responding to customer concerns instead of allowing problems to fester.
Velocity Micro on Tuesday announced the $299 Cruz Tablet handheld device, which is cheaper than Apple's iPad tablet, which starts at $499.
Adobe has started work on expanding 3D capabilities in the Flash Player.
Bluetooth SIG has approved the Bluetooth 4.0 wireless networking standard to exchange short bursts of data using little energy.
Dell has been accused of selling faulty PCs that could break down because of bad components.
The iPhone 4 went on sale in Japan on Thursday morning, making Japanese users among the first to buy the new smartphone.
Intel's Westmere-EX chip will be able to run 20 cores inside a CPU, according to the Hot Chips conference agenda.
IDC said worldwide PC shipments would grow by 19.8 percent this year compared to 2009.
The Khronos Group has ratified OpenCL 1.1, a programming standard that enables parallel execution of tasks across multicore processors.
U.S. anitrust regulators plan to investigate whether Apple is shutting down third-party networks in advertising on devices like the iPhone and iPad,
Apple has to make its mark in the burgeoning TV segment, analysts told IDG News Service.
Intel said it will bring elements from the Larrabee graphics processor inside CPUs, a day after announcing the chip's demise.
IDC on Thursday said tablet shipments could top 46 million by 2014.
Researchers at Georgia Institute of Technology are researching ways to harvest energy from motions like walking or running to power consumer electronics.