Steve Jobs takes stage at Apple event to announce "Genius" feature for iPhone

Steve Jobs, the chief executive officer of Apple, got a standing ovation as he took the stage at Apple’s media event in San Francisco today. He immediately mentioned that he had a liver transplant over the summer and now had the liver of a 20-something-year-old who died in a car crash. Looking gaunt but not frail in his signature black shirt and jeans, he said he was grateful to be there.

Your newest computer chips, courtesy of the Abu Dhabi government

The government of Abu Dhabi has doubled down on its investments in the chip industry in a new deal valued at $5.6 billion. Today the Middle Eastern city’s government said it has agreed to buy contract chip manufacturer Chartered Semiconductor for $2.5 billion in cash, plus debt assumption. That’s just after it acquired a big stake in Globalfoundries, the manufacturing arm of Advanced Micro Devices.

Touchscreen popularity fuels lots of startups

Display technologies are constantly in flux. Since Apple introduced the multitouch display for the iPhone a couple of years ago, touchscreens have become all the rage in the computer industry. Al Monro of NextWindow wrote about how Windows 7′s support for desktop touchscreens will make them not just cool, but mainstream.