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  • Laptop shipments surpass 70% of Japan PC market

    Driven on by the popularity of low-cost netbook computers, shipments of laptops have surpassed 70 percent of the Japanese PC market for the first time. …mehr

  • Fake antivirus peddlers helped by Microsoft, IRS

    Just weeks after the U.S. Federal Trade Commission shut down two companies accused of selling fake antivirus software, a new player has moved into the market, aided by glitches in the Microsoft and U.S. Internal Revenue Service Web sites. …mehr

  • NIST finds security problems with overseas e-voting

    Efforts to allow members of the U.S. military and other overseas voters cast ballots by e-mail or on the Internet face serious security problems, according to a new U.S. government report. …mehr

  • RIM's Certicom takeover bid hits a snag

    With barely two weeks to go before the end of the year, Research in Motion Ltd.'s (RIM) C$66 million (US$54 million) hostile takeover bid for encryption specialist Certicom Corp. has hit a snag. …mehr

  • Track Santa Online This Christmas

    You don't have to look far to find Mr. Claus this Christmas. Thanks to the folks at , you can track Santa online right from your computer or cell phone.  …mehr

  • i.TV for iPhone

    If you’re trying to find a movie that’s worth your $11 at the local cineplex, the App Store has plenty of apps that help you track down what’s playing and when. (We’ve reviewed a pair in and .) If you’d rather just stay in and watch TV, the App Store has you covered there, too—programs such as and offer TV listings in the palm of your hand. …mehr

  • Microsoft confirms it's been working on SQL bug since April

    Microsoft Wednesday confirmed that it has been working on a critical vulnerability in SQL Server for more than eight months, but declined to say whether it has had a patch ready since September, as an Austrian security researcher has alleged. …mehr

  • Retailers beat AMD to Phenom II launch

    Online retailers are taking orders for Advanced Micro Devices' upcoming Phenom II processors, leaking chip details ahead of the company's processor announcement plans for early January. …mehr

  • Digital gear: Power and money saving technologies

    A number of cool and weird items will be on display at the International Consumer Electronics Show next month, including a money-saving surge protector and a pair of goggles that double as a mobile TV. Also on display: Silicon Mountain's Allio high-definition LCD TV, which doubles up as an all-in-one PC, and Meade's ETX-LS, a smart telescope that takes novice star-gazers on an audio-visual tour of the night sky. Here's a snapshot of some of the cool gadgets and electronics that you'll be able to check out on the CES show floor. …mehr

  • Google, Apple, Microsoft sued over file preview

    A small Indiana company has sued tech heavyweights Microsoft, Apple, and Google, claiming that it holds the patent on a common file preview feature used by browsers and operating systems to show users small snapshots of the files before they are opened. …mehr

  • Samsung shipped infected digital picture frames

    For the second year in a row, some of those digital photo frames lying under the Christmas tree may come with a nasty surprise. …mehr

  • Reinstall and Restore Your Windows PC in Seven Easy Steps

    Maybe your PC won't boot. Or it could be infected with some kind of persistent malware. Perhaps Windows puts up a Blue Screen of Death every time you type the word aardvark. …mehr

  • Tweak Internet Explorer's Default Search Engine

    By default, 's search box taps --not the least bit surprising given that the latter is Microsoft's baby. Unfortunately... hmmm, how to put this politely... Windows Live Search bites. …mehr

  • Macworld’s 2008 Game Hall of Fame

    The iPhone’s potential as a game system was apparent from the moment Apple VP Scott Forstall stepped on stage during this past March and demonstrated a game running on the device to herald Apple’s unveiling of the iPhone Software Developer Kit (SDK). But even those who were at that event have been amazed at the skyrocketing number of games available for the iPhone and iPod touch since the the App Store opened its doors this past summer. …mehr

  • Kanguru eSATA flash drive provides speed

    Last month, Kanguru Solutions announced the first USB flash drive that also offers External Serial ATA (eSATA) connectivity. This month, OCZ Technology Inc. also announced an eSATA-enabled flash drive with up to 32GB capacity, as did Advanced Media Inc.'s Ridata-brand. …mehr

  • Toshiba plans big production jump for fast charging battery

    Toshiba is planning a big increase in production of a new type of Lithium Ion battery that can charge to 90 percent of its capacity in a few minutes and is highly-resistant to short circuits. …mehr

  • Dell Adamo rumors gain ground with 'confirmation'

    We've got some more buzz today about an alleged forthcoming Dell ultralight notebook to challenge Apple'sMacbook Air -- but the confirmed news is also a bit lightweight.  …mehr

  • World of Warcraft adds another half million subscribers

    Blizzard Entertainment has announced that subscriber base has reached 11.5 million players worldwide, continuing its reign as the world's most popular multiplayer online role-playing game. …mehr

  • Four Things Microsoft Got Right in 2008

    Microsoft generated plenty of negative headlines in 2008. We watched as it struck out in its attempts to acquire . And Microsoft-haters grew smug when the confusing Seinfeld-Gates commercials were quickly pulled and replaced with the "I'm a PC" campaign. Microsoft's attempts to and reverse the negative press of simply didn't work out. …mehr

  • Our Favorite iPhone Apps: Top creative tools

    Our look at our favorite apps for the iPhone and iPod touch heads into the home stretch, with App Store offerings that serve a more creative bent. Whether it's improving your photos or dancing to the beat of your own drummer, the App Store offers plenty of options to spark your creative muse. These three are our favorites. …mehr

  • Microsoft may release Windows 7 beta at show

    Attendees at next month's Consumer Electronics Show (CES) could get the first public look at Windows 7, the next version of Microsoft's client OS. …mehr

  • Fake Christmas, holiday greetings spread new malware

    New malware is spreading via Christmas and holiday greetings, security researchers said today, a tactic reminiscent of those used last season by the notorious Storm Trojan horse. …mehr

  • Cut Your Phone Costs

    Want to hear a shocker? My family ran up nearly $2,700 in phone bills over the last 12 months. And that doesn't include new , or our landline-based Internet access.  …mehr

  • Google teams with Norad to track Santa on Christmas Eve

    Want to know what time Santa will be touching down Christmas Eve to fill your stockings and drink the glass of milk you've left him? …mehr

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