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Premium-Inhalt. LittleBigPlanet, once touted as the killer app for the PlayStation 3 this year, has encountered yet another round of controversy this week, as cries of censorship were raised by a Muslim group that saw the game's recall as detrimental to their religion.
Premium-Inhalt. Microsoft founder and chairman is said to be quietly starting a new company in the suburb next to Redmond that will oversee his research and philanthropic efforts.
Premium-Inhalt. Microsoft said via a company blog Wednesday that Service Pack 2 (SP2) of will ship between February and April of next year.
Premium-Inhalt. EMC reported double-digit revenue growth for the third quarter on Wednesday and forecast another revenue gain in the fourth quarter despite global economic woes.
Premium-Inhalt. Originally scheduled to launch in November, Microsoft's virtual game show over Xbox Live has been bumped to spring.
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Premium-Inhalt. One of on the has been repeated several times since then: "We don't know how to make a [US]$500 computer that's not a piece of junk."
Premium-Inhalt. Have you ever picked up a cold, frosty beer on a hot summer's day and thought that it simply couldn't get any better?
Premium-Inhalt. Native Instruments introduced the latest generation of its professional DJ software, . In making the new applications Native Instruments said they focused a lot of time on improving workflow and efficiency.
Premium-Inhalt. Battery life is a key aspect of a laptop, especially to travelers who don't have easy access to a power outlet. To test the new and for battery life, we performed a battery-drain test by watching a movie clip ripped from a DVD to the laptop's hard drive. We played the movie at full screen, with the screen brightness set to maximum to simulate the low lighting of an airplane cabin. If the movie finished and the battery still had power, we played the movie again, until the battery drained.
Premium-Inhalt. will release for the Mac in the fourth calendar quarter of 2008. It's a point-and-click adventure game that follows the story of a vampire who longs to be an opera singer.
Premium-Inhalt. During its fourth quarter earnings call Apple said its App Store will reach 200 million downloads sometime on Wednesday, 102 days on July 11.
Premium-Inhalt. Samsung Electronics has withdrawn its offer to acquire rival flash memory-maker SanDisk citing a lack of progress after six months of discussions between the two companies.
Premium-Inhalt. Apple CEO Steve Jobs and CFO Peter Oppenheimer that Apple has sold more than 10 million iPhones since the beginning of the calendar year, with two month of sales to go. Ten million iPhones was the company’s 2008 goal.
Premium-Inhalt. Steve Jobs doesn't like seams.
Premium-Inhalt. The 14th annual E3 will again be held at the Los Angeles Convention Center from June 2-4, the ESA has confirmed. Arriving with it is the promise of more spectacle, like E3 2006, but it's still unclear if will participate. The future of booth babes is also in doubt.
Premium-Inhalt. VMware officials objected to an that VMware has lost some of its industry-leading market share to Microsoft, claiming that Microsoft's new Hyper-V product has barely made a dent in sales.
Premium-Inhalt. Chris Bennett uses his PS2 religiously to play sports games. I know because he told me when I asked about his playing habits. And while surprised to discover that I write about games for a living, he seemed almost uninterested in newer, shiny consoles. For him, the PlayStation 2 does everything he needs and then some, including live competition.
Premium-Inhalt. If you, like many console owners Tuesday, were wondering where the heck a PlayStation 3 or Xbox 360 version of were hiding, you're not alone.
Premium-Inhalt. The major selling point behind the new is its sharp, incredibly bright new screen. The update has given Sony's portable the unofficial nickname of "PSP Brite," but reports Wednesday indicate this welcome new feature could be as much of a blessing as it is a curse.
Premium-Inhalt. Star Wars and fans, rejoice. Your two favorite things are about to collide.
Premium-Inhalt. Legendary Nintendo designer says he respects freedom of expression, but worries some developers use "excessive violence" as a publicity ploy.
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Premium-Inhalt. Three months after being made VMware's CEO, Paul Maritz has announced changes at the company that are designed to help it ride out the economic storm while at the same time changing from a fast-growing startup into a mature software company.
Premium-Inhalt. A newly expanded ivory ban on eBay highlights the challenge of running a global marketplace while complying with local laws. eBay has decided to stop all sales of ivory products on its auction site, , following concerns over endangered elephant species often targeted for their ivory tusks and teeth.
Premium-Inhalt. All the rumors you might have heard about LucasArts and BioWare doing a major deal to bring BioWare's popular take on the Star Wars universe into PC MMO-land have finally been confirmed. Yep, BioWare's video games, set millennia before the events portrayed in the films, are going massively multiplayer (and jumping forward about 300 years in terms of historical continuity).
Premium-Inhalt. It's not often that . But there he was on Tuesday, appearing as a surprise "special guest" as Apple unveiled its . And he held court, making some scripted pronouncements, parrying with questioning analysts, and offering enough vague tidbits to whip Apple Kremlinologists into a frenzy.
Premium-Inhalt. IBM is working on a Web-conferencing platform dubbed OpusUna, which offers all participants the ability to collaborate using the same Web pages and features audio and video.
Premium-Inhalt. Sling Media President Jason Hirschhorn has given more information about the new online video service currently in development.
Premium-Inhalt. The New York Times website and other sites that belong to the New York Times company are continuing to grow their audiences, and collectively had 50 million unique visitors in September, according to Arthur Sulzberger, Jr., the chairman and publisher of the New York Times Company.
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Premium-Inhalt. Research In Motion doesn't mind stealing Android's thunder. Details about the long-delayed , RIM's new weapon in the 3G battle, were revealed Wednesday -- yep, right smack in the middle of Google's glory.
Premium-Inhalt. Apple, Inc. reported on lower than expected revenue for quarter four with a net profit of US$1.14 billion or $1.26 per diluted share on $7.9 billion in sales. Last year in the same quarter, the company made $904 million or $1.01 per diluted share against $6.22 billion in sales.
Premium-Inhalt. Oddly enough, Wednesday's release of the Android code at the Google Developer Day in Bangalore, India. At the same conference Google made another announcement that Java will soon be supported on Google App Engine (GAE).
Premium-Inhalt. The investment company that announced Wednesday it has taken a 21 percent stake in Sun Microsystems believes the market doesn't get one important thing about the workstation and server vendor: It's a software company.
Premium-Inhalt. After the iPhone was launched in June 2007, sales were brisk -- even for a phone that many criticized for missing "essential" features like GPS, 3G data and a way to run third-party applications effectively.
Premium-Inhalt. IBM is targeting midsize business customers that use with a new "baby" mainframe that costs just a fraction of the amount charged for the high-end mainframe IBM .
Premium-Inhalt. IBM released the junior version of its big mainframe on Tuesday with an introductory price of less than $100,000, about a tenth the cost of its top-end system.
Premium-Inhalt. The "user's choice" for application servers, according to more than 700 software developers, include two of the oldest-one might say mature-and one relative newcomer. Developers ranked ColdFusion, the open-source Apache Geronimo, and Oracle , among their favorite options, according to distributed by Evans Data (free registration required).
Premium-Inhalt. The people at ThinkFree Inc. well know that for a tech startup timing is everything. the Santa Clara, Calif. firm was one of the first legitimate post-WordPerfect competitors to . Not only was fairly compatible with Office, it was far cheaper and came in two flavors: on the desktop and, more radically at the time, via the Web.
Premium-Inhalt. 's (RIM) CTO David Yach addressed a crowd of roughly 700 mobile application developers and others at RIM's first in Silicon Valley on Tuesday, offering up a list of 10 tips to help those developers create valuable applications.
Premium-Inhalt. Three years ago -- has it really been that long? -- I , a handy plug-in for Mail that let you invoke mail rules using the keyboard. This meant that anything you could do with a rule in Mail--move, copy, forward, redirect, reply to, or delete a message; set the color or read/flagged status of a message; or even run an AppleScript--you could do via the keyboard using Mail Act-On.
Premium-Inhalt. Whether they're in branch offices or home offices, workers are increasingly instead of working in a traditional centralized office environment.
Premium-Inhalt. The stock market's a mess, your company's balance sheet looks like a sea of red ink and your budget for outfitting 50 employees with new notebooks has been slashed to the bone. What's a poor buyer to do?