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  • Google bringt Meisterwerke des Prado auf den Bildschirm

    Kein Ersatz für Museumsbesuch

    Kunstliebhaber können Gemälde großer Meister aus dem Madrider Prado-Museum daheim auf dem Computer-Bildschirm betrachten. …mehr

  • 2009 gibt es eine IT-Rezession

    Forrester

    Die Rezession ist nun endgültig auch bei den IT-Marktforschern angekommen. …mehr

  • iPhone Nano kommt im Juni 2009?

    Chinesische Wirtschaftzeitung

    Eigentlich galten die Gerüchte über ein iPhone Nano als widerlegt, weil Apple das Gerät nicht auf der Macworld 2009 in der vergangenen Woche präsentierte. Doch jetzt werden die Vermutungen durch eine Meldung in der chinesischen Wirtschaftszeitung Economic Daily News neu angeheizt.  …mehr

  • Zeugen und Opfer von SMS-Abzocke gesucht

    Polizei bittet um Mithilfe

    Nach einer Großrazzia in Schleswig Holstein sucht die Kriminalpolizei aus Kiel jetzt Zeugen und Opfer von Handy-Betrügern. Die Firmen Mintnet und Mobile Solutions sollen mit manipulierten SMS-Chats und falschen Auto-Inseraten abgezockt haben. …mehr

  • Massenentlassungen bei Oracle?

    Dienstagsgerücht

    Verschiedene Quellen und Nachrichten berichten von Entlassungen im großen Stil beim SAP-Rivalen Oracle. …mehr

  • AVG kauft Sana Security

    Auf dem Weg ins Silicon Valley

    Mit der Übernahme der auf verhaltensbasierender Sicherheitssoftware spezialisierten US-Firma Sana Security will AVG das bislang umfassendste Schutzpaket gegen Identitätsdiebstahl schnüren.  …mehr

  • Ersatz für den Windows Explorer

    Kleine Helfer

    Einen komfortableren Datei-Manager als den Explorer von Windows XP bietet "Freecommander". …mehr

  • Line-Up von HTC für 2009 veröffentlicht

    Über 20 neue Geräte

    Im Internet werden Fotos von über 20 neuen Geräten des taiwanischen Herstellers HTC herumgereicht. Sie sollen das Line-Up des Unternehmens für 2009 darstellen.  …mehr

  • Auch Qualcomm drängt in den Netbook-Markt

    "Snapdragon"

    Der boomende Netbook-Markt ist prozessorseitig noch relativ fest in Intels Hand, doch mit dem US-amerikanischen TK-Unternehmen Qualcomm bekommt der Atom-Hersteller einen weiteren Konkurrenten. …mehr

  • Bundesregierung will schnelles Internet ausbauen

    Zweites Konjunkturpaket

    Die Bundesregierung will im Rahmen ihres zweiten Konjunkturpaktes den Breitbandausbau in Deutschland massiv vorantreiben. …mehr

  • Frauen haben weniger Probleme als Männer

    PC-Sicherheit

    Frauen sind die umsichtigeren Internet-Nutzer - zumindest laut einer aktuellen Umfrage des Verbrauchervereins Deutsches Sicherheitsnetz (Desine). Demnach haben Frauen seltener sicherheitsrelevante PC-Probleme als Männer.  …mehr

  • IBM-Manager soll Infor auf Wachstum trimmen

    SAP-Rivale im ERP-Segment

    Der Business-Software-Spezialist Infor hat Greg Corgan zum weltweiten Leiter der Vertriebs- und Professional-Services ernannt. Corgan war zuvor bei IBM und dort für das Lösungsgeschäft rund um ERP, CRM und SCM verantwortlich. …mehr

  • Neue Firmware für Nokia E71 veröffentlicht

    Spart Strom und verbessert Stabilität

    Nach HTC, RIM und Sony Ericsson veröffentlicht nun Nokia eine umfassende Aktualisierung für sein Symbian-Smartphone E71. …mehr

  • Einkaufsrecherche im Web boomt

    "Info Shopping"

    Das veränderte Mediennutzungsverhalten im Internet-Zeitalter hat in Kombination mit der anhaltenden Wirtschaftsflaute eine neue Kategorie von Konsumenten hervorgebracht, die in den USA bereits als sogenannte "Info Shopper" bekannt sind. …mehr

  • Zehn Facebook-Freunde sind einen Burger wert

    Burger-King-Kampagne

    Zehn Freunde bei dem Social Network Facebook sind so viel wert wie ein Burger. …mehr

  • Beteiligungsgesellschaft übernimmt deutsche IT-Tochter von Thales

    Aurelius

    Die Beteiligungsgesellschaft Aurelius übernimmt eine deutsche IT-Tochter des französischen Rüstungselektronik-Konzerns Thales …mehr

  • Billig-Smartphone Centro 2 mit WebOS in Arbeit?

    Gerüchteküche brodelt

    Kaum hat der Smartphone-Hersteller Palm das neue Palm Pre vorgestellt, gibt es schon Gerüchte über ein weiteres Gerät. Das dem Palm Centro ähnliche Modell soll im Herbst in den Handel kommen. …mehr

  • AVM bietet Workaround für DNS-Probleme mit 10.5.6

    Fritz!Box-Labor-Firmware

    Seit der Veröffentlichung von Mac OS X 10.5.6 haben viel Mac-Nutzer Probleme mit verzögert ladenden Web-Seiten und HTML-E-Mails. …mehr

  • iTunes U startet in Deutschland

    Mit vier Unis

    Vier Unis verbreiten nun auch hierzulande Lehrmaterialien über Apple iTunes. "iTunes U" gab es zuvor schon in den USA und in Großbritannien. …mehr

  • Potenziale von Self-Service-Portalen liegen brach

    Studie

    Vor allem die Energiedienstleister haben Nachholbedarf, so eine Trendstudie des Beratungsunternehmens Affinis Consulting. …mehr

  • Vom Entwickler zum Softwarearchitekten

    Aufstiegschance

    Seit zehn Jahren arbeitet unser Leser als Anwendungsentwickler. Wie kann er sich zum Softwarearchitekten weiterentwickeln? …mehr

  • Kommt das Über-iPhone mit Vierkern-Prozessor?

    Apple-Fanboys hoffen weiter

    Nach der Macworld 2009, die für iPhone-Jünger nur wenig Neues zu bieten hatte, ruhen nun alle Hoffungen auf der nächsten Hausmesse.  …mehr

  • Überraschender Führungswechsel bei Seagate

    Stephen Luczo neuer CEO

    Der Festplattenhersteller Seagate Technology hat den bisherigen Chairman Stephen Luczo mit sofortiger Wirkung als President und Chief Executive Officer (CEO) eingesetzt. …mehr

  • Kurt Sibold, Ex-Chef von Microsoft Deutschland?

    Was macht eigentlich…

    Er war Chef "nur" von Niederlassungen amerikanischer Hightech-Firmen in Deutschland wie Hewlett-Packard und Microsoft und berät nun deutsche Gründer und Mittelständler. Und das mit wachsender Begeisterung.  …mehr

  • AMD will keine Chips für Netbooks anbieten

    Margen zu niedrig

    Der US-Chiphersteller Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) hält es nicht für lohnenswert, in den Markt für Mini-Notebooks - sogenannte Netbooks - einzusteigen. …mehr

  • Einfluss von Mobilfunk auf Wohlbefinden bei Kindern getestet

    BfS gibt Entwarnung

    Handy-Strahlung hat laut Bundesamt für Strahlenschutz in einer Studie keinen Einfluss auf das Wohlbefinden von Kindern und Jugendlichen gezeigt. …mehr

  • Top 25 der gefährlichsten Programmierfehler veröffentlicht

    Liste des Grauens

    Eigentlich alle IT-Sicherheitsplagen, von Online-Krimininalität über Datenklau bis hin zum Patchen von Software, lassen sich auf die verheerenden Folgen der 25 häufigsten Programmierfehler zurück führen. Das zumindest geht aus einer von Softwarefirmen und US-Regierungsbehörden veröffentlichten Liste hervor.  …mehr

  • Verhaftung von Wirtschafts-Blogger löst Debatte in Südkorea aus

    Freie Meinungsäußerung?

    In Südkorea haben die Beiträge eines Bloggers zur Wirtschaftspolitik der Regierung angeblich zu einer Verringerung der Devisenreserven des Landes in Milliardenhöhe geführt. …mehr

  • Telekom will Einigung mit Wettbewerbern beim schnellen VDSL

    Weitervermietung

    Die Deutsche Telekom strebt im Streit um ihr Hochgeschwindigkeitsnetz VDSL eine schnelle Einigung mit den Wettbewerbern an. …mehr

  • 37 wunderschöne Windows-7-Wallpaper (Update: DE-Wallpaper)

    Galerie

    Eins muss man Microsoft lassen: Die erste Beta von Windows 7 kommt mit vielen wunderschönen Wallpapern, die für Abwechslung auf dem Desktop sorgen. Alle diese Wallpaper präsentieren wir Ihnen in einer Galerie & zum Download. …mehr

  • Corporate Performance Management wird wahr

    Gartner-Prognose für 2009

    Noch immer regt sich in den Unternehmen der Widerstand gegen Business-Intelligence-Systeme, die Unternehmen etwa annähernd absolute Transparenz über das Budget bringen sollen. Doch die Regulatoren der SEC in den USA werden sie schon dazu bringen, berichtet cio.com. …mehr

  • NTT Malaysia opens second data centre

    Premium-Inhalt. Technology firm NTT MSC (NTT MSC) has launched a second major data centre in Malaysia's Cyberjaya to service multinational customers.

  • Why Your Company Could Melt Down: Visibility

    Premium-Inhalt. While many people see a bailout as the only solution to solve the liquidity crisis for the automotive Big 3, others believe the real problems rest deep within the white collar ranks, where a lack of visibility across company operations has created enormous inefficiencies and risks. Phil Gilbert, president of business process management firm Lombardi Software, is known as an efficiency expert sought by CEOs, CFOs and CIOs to help cut fat, at companies including Ford, Honda, AFLAC and Hasbro. In this opinion piece, Gilbert argues that the real problem facing the automotive industry has more to do with the lack of visibility and process efficiencies across all parts of the company, and less to do with runaway salaries and lack of technology innovation.

  • XFX Releases New 1.5GB GeForce 9600GT Video Card

    Premium-Inhalt. In a special edition package, XFX has put in a humongous 1.5GB of video memory with its GeForce 9600GT graphics card and bundled Ubisoft's first person shooter, Far Cry 2 in the package. The 9600GT features 96 processing cores, and Nvidia PhysX, CUDA and PureVideo HD technologies, and incorporates Nvidia unified architecture, full DX Shader Model 4.0 support, 128-bit floating point high dynamic-range (HDR) lighting and Quantum Effects physics processing. The release adds that the GeForce 9600GT supports resolutions of up to 2560x1600 and is SLI ready.

  • Seagate Announces New Media Player

    Premium-Inhalt. Seagate Tuesday unveiled the new Seagate FreeAgent Theater HD media player that works in conjunction with the company's FreeAgent Go portable hard drive (or any other USB storage device) to provide an easy way to play videos, movies and photos on the TV. Available in March, the Seagate FreeAgent Theater HD Media Player can be purchased as a stand-alone unit for use with any USB storage device, or a complete solution with a FreeAgent Go portable drive included, starting at US$129.99 (about Rs. 6,325).

  • Making Sense of Offshore Outsourcing 2.0

    Premium-Inhalt. The phrase 2.0 has been bandied about since 2004 and it has become the de facto appendage to make a service offering slick, cool, hyped and worthy of attention of media and venture capitalists. But what does 2.0 mean? What is this new wave or generation or model of all about?

  • Motorola offers 'snap-on' device for mobile payments

    Premium-Inhalt. . announced a new product called the Snap-on Mobile Payment Device, which will work with its enterprise-class wireless handhelds, the MC-70 and the MC-75.

  • Yahoo confirms Bartz in as new CEO

    Premium-Inhalt. . has offered its CEO position to , the executive chairman of the board of Autodesk Inc., according to a report in The Wall Street Journal.

  • Microsoft issues first Windows 7 beta patch

    Premium-Inhalt. . Tuesday issued its first patch for the just-released Windows 7 beta, but it passed on plugging a hole in an important file-sharing protocol that it .

  • Obama's likely FCC choice has a heart for startups

    Premium-Inhalt. Julius Genachowski, who is expected to be 's choice to head the , has a Washington insider's resume and a Silicon Valley attitude.

  • Yahoo taps Bartz as CEO, Decker walks

    Premium-Inhalt. Yahoo said on Tuesday it has chosen former Autodesk CEO Carol Bartz as its next CEO to replace Jerry Yang, who announced his intention to step down in November.

  • CIO Birds Eye Iglo on how IT had to start afresh

    Premium-Inhalt. As Tania Howarth approaches the CIO editorial team in the foyer of the company headquarters under the flightpath of Heathrow we hardly realise we are in the company of one of Britain's leading CIOs.

  • How to have a successful outsourcing relationship

    Premium-Inhalt. We have seen the , with markets plunging and several financial institutions going under. The crisis is making many people uneasy, but for others it is also an opportunity.

  • World's first flying car readying for take off

    Premium-Inhalt. While it may seem like something straight out of a sci-fi movie, the flying car might soon become a reality.

  • Premier Foods takes SAP in-house to meet growth

    Premium-Inhalt. has announced plans to create a new back office and IT centre of excellence in Manchester as the company reports a positive end to 2008 as its famous brands buck the negative news of late and sell well.

  • Covering the Expo with an iPhone

    Premium-Inhalt. As you've probably noticed, Macworld's staff spent last week covering here in San Francisco. In the past, covering the show required me to carry around various printouts--my schedule of meetings and events; a list of vendors with booth locations; and Expo floor maps--as well as an official show guide and a notepad for jotting down notes.

  • Dude, You're Getting a Dell Smart Phone!

    Premium-Inhalt. Okay, we're a bit premature here. But that might happen if one analyst's prognostications are true. According to an , Shaw Wu of Kaufman Bros. is predicting that Dell is getting closer to launching its first smart phone, although no date has been set for the roll out. While Dell has played down the rumors, industry watchers have noted that the PC maker recently hired a former Motorola mobile phone exec to helm its global consumer products group.

  • Another iPhone Nano Rumor: More Bologna

    Premium-Inhalt. More sketchy iPhone rumors have caught fire in the blogosphere. This time the origins come from far away via DigiTimes, the Chinese language Economic Daily News. It's ." These chip orders reportedly might be placed by March. There was nothing else mentioned beyond that, including who actually placed the orders.

  • Complete PDF Forms on the Cheap with CutePDF Form Filler

    Premium-Inhalt. Everybody sends you PDF forms to fill out and return. The trouble is, changing and saving a PDF usually takes an expensive program like Adobe Acrobat or a third-party PDF creator (such as ). That leaves you with no way to return a filled-out PDF form except printing it out and either faxing it or sending it via snail mail. These are obviously not the optimal ways to deal with electronic documents. If you're looking for something cheaper than the aforementioned software and faster than the pony express, you should check out the US$30 . Neither a PDF creator or full-blown editor, it still allows you to save or e-mail the filled-in version of a PDF form.

  • Critical Fixes Released for Microsoft, Oracle

    Premium-Inhalt. For today's Patch Tuesday, Microsoft released critical fixes for holes that could allow worms to run rampant through business networks, reminiscent of yesteryear's Blaster and Sasser scourges. Not to be outdone, Oracle will release a whopping 41 patches, including ten that can be "exploited remotely and anonymously," according to Symantec.

  • U.S. group calls for cell-driving bans nationwide

    Premium-Inhalt. The nonprofit National Safety Council on Monday called on all U.S. states to ban the use of cell phones while driving.

  • Browser bug could allow phishing without e-mail

    Premium-Inhalt. A bug found in all major browsers could make it easier for criminals to steal online banking credentials using a new type of attack called "in-session phishing," according to researchers at security vendor Trusteer.

  • Online 'game' allows you to catch Mexicans hopping border

    Premium-Inhalt. reports that a new online program has been created that empowers the user to catch Mexicans who are attempting to cross the border into the United States.

  • Killzone 2 demo releasing February 3rd

    Premium-Inhalt. Gamestop is offering PS3 owners an exclusive Killzone 2 demo three weeks prior to the game's release for all of the game. Unless you were a lucky gamer who gained access to the , this is your chance to get a first look at this highly-anticipated PS3 exclusive.

  • Gears of War 2 patch coming soon

    Premium-Inhalt. According to Epic vice president Mark Rein, a patch will go live sometime this month that fixes a handful of online exploits, improves overall gameplay, and adds new achievement points related to downloadable content. No exact date is mentioned for when the patch will go live, but Rein does assure Gearheads that the patch will come out in "January... we are working hard to get this out the door." Here's the complete, more detailed from Mark Rein:

  • EGM closes, 1UP sold in Ziff-Davis shakeup

    Premium-Inhalt. Electronic Gaming Monthly, one of the major American gaming magazines and longtime GamePro competitor, has printed its final issue.

  • BioShock may have five sequels

    Premium-Inhalt. reports that 2K Games Global President Christoph Hartmann says that we could see as many as five sequels in the series, comparing the potential lifespan of their dark FPS franchise to that of the Star Wars film series.

  • I Am Alive deets: first-person and no Jade Raymond

    Premium-Inhalt. One of the most compelling titles coming out of E3 was I Am Alive, a PS3-exclusive title that takes place in an earthquake-ravaged Chicago. The teaser featured a character trying to survive in a world affected by drought and disaster, but little in the way of gameplay details. is reporting that British video game magazine has the first official details to emerge from the game's cloud of mystery. Chief among them; the title will be played in a first-person perspective and will not be worked on by Ubisoft wonder woman .

  • Sources: 'Major' layoffs at Oracle, more on way

    Premium-Inhalt. . made "major" cuts in its global workforce on Friday and more are expected to come, say multiple sources and news reports.

  • Army builds arcade to recruit gamers

    Premium-Inhalt. Like moths to fluorescent light bulbs, gamers in the Philadelphia area are flocking to the Franklin Mills Mall to experience one of the most high-tech arcades in the country. The catch? Recruiters for the U.S. Army might finagle them into enlisting in the process.

  • Palm Pre: Press loves it, but what about possible customers?

    Premium-Inhalt. Palm's new handset has been introduced to the world. Though it isn't getting quite as much coverage as the iPhone did when it was introduced two years ago at Macworld, the Pre is getting plenty of attention.

  • Police use social networks, fake profiles in investigations

    Premium-Inhalt. If you happen to accept every friend invitation you receive on Facebook or MySpace, you may want to start rethinking what types of information you show to your friends. Some of those people friending you may actually be law enforcement officials looking for incriminating evidence.

  • Yodle raises $10 million, round C

    Premium-Inhalt. The online advertising company that it has completed a US$10 million round of Series C funding.

  • Obama: All medical records computerized by 2014

    Premium-Inhalt. President-elect Barack Obama has promised to computerize all of America's medical records within five years. He made the pledge last week in a .

  • SCO reorganization proposed

    Premium-Inhalt. As part of a proposed reorganization following its bankruptcy filing, SCO plans a public auction of its mobile business and its Unix OpenServer business, the company said on Monday.

  • Mass Effect 2 revealed in two months

    Premium-Inhalt. , BioWare's highly-anticipated sequel to , their sci-fi-themed action released in 2007, will be featured at the 2009 Game Developer's Conference in March.

  • Intel to aim for inexpensive ultraportables with new chips

    Premium-Inhalt. Intel may introduce ultra-low-voltage processors for inexpensive thin laptops later this year, which could help it compete with Advanced Micro Devices in the space.

  • Obama says Yes Wii Can

    Premium-Inhalt. revealed that President-Elect Barack Obama is an avid player of Wii Sports, where he engages in a leisurely game of bowling, having recently received a Nintendo Wii for his two daughters for Christmas. Continuing his stance on the topic of responsible parenting and video games by playing games together as a family, Obama reemphasizes the need for parents to provide guidance through active involvement in these activities, playing games with their children and not just passively monitoring them.

  • New 'Zeebo' video game console launching in 2009

    Premium-Inhalt. that a brand-new video game console, Tectoy/Qualcomm's , will be released this year. The Zeebo will first be released in Brazil and then later be distributed in other countries around the globe.

  • Nortel refreshes Gigabit stackables

    Premium-Inhalt. this week extended its line with a new series that features integrated 10Gbps uplinks and a model that supports up to 96 ports for unified communications deployments.

  • Halo Wars demo on Feb. 5, Kodu game creator in spring

    Premium-Inhalt. The annual Consumer Electronics Show isn't typically known for its high-profile game announcements, but Microsoft tossed a few choice bits of news towards eager gaming fans at CES 2009. First and foremost, the next chapter of the Halo saga, will have a demo on Xbox Live, and we'll be getting it within a month! February 5 will be the worldwide release date for the demo. We haven't heard any further detail of the demo, but hopefully they can fit some sweet, sweet online multiplayer into the package.

  • Guitar Hero III highest grossing game in history

    Premium-Inhalt. Roughly a year after announcing that the Guitar Hero series has surpassed the US$1 billion mark, Activision has that has grossed over $1 billion, making it the highest grossing video game ever.

  • Gamer eats saw blades to kill himself

    Premium-Inhalt. reports that a 23-year-old gamer named Fu ingested saw blades in an attempt to kill himself. The man, who's allegedly severely addicted to playing video games, was taken to a hospital in Beijing, China after his suicide attempt.

  • New developer grinds on upcoming Tony Hawk game

    Premium-Inhalt. In an chronicling Joel Jewett's rise from skater punk to co-founder and president of , the video game development company behind the franchise and the latest titles, Jewett confirms that Neversoft is not working on the newest, upcoming Tony Hawk skateboarding game. Here's what he had to say:

  • Research shows greater leadership in professional gamers

    Premium-Inhalt. In a recent survey conducted by Sponsorship Research International, individuals who play video games competitively were more apt in becoming "lifestyle leaders." Participants in the survey shared common characteristics associated with active, tech savvy, and opinionated leaders in competitive or social groups.

  • Get out of town: running a tech company in a regional area

    Premium-Inhalt. The IT industry has been long associated with large cities and a fast-paced, modern lifestyle. But what about regional areas? What is like running a tech company outside the metropolitan rat race? TechWorld profiles three companies which have seen success by basing their operations on the NSW Central Coast, about an hour and a half north of Sydney.

  • With release in sight, Retrospect 8 in public beta

    Premium-Inhalt. The folks from EMC and Iomega--which --were united at this Macworld Expo, showing off a number of new storage and backup products. The most significant news was the announcement of a .

  • Windows 7: Get it before something else goes wrong

    Premium-Inhalt. Microsoft has shot itself so many times in the foot you have to wonder how it manages to walk at all.

  • Facebook: When you care to show the very breast

    Premium-Inhalt. Yet another social media site has waded into the treacherous waters of deciding what is and isn't obscene and ended up with egg on its face -- or in this case, breast milk.

  • Paris Hilton's Web site being used in Web attack

    Premium-Inhalt. Paris Hilton's Web site has been hacked and is serving visitors a malicious Trojan program designed to steal sensitive information from their computers.

  • What Free Security Programs Can Protect My PC?

    Premium-Inhalt. You really can protect your PC with free software, but there's a price. Multiple free security programs usually aren't as easy to use as one pricey suite. Your less likely to get decent support (perhaps I should say even less likely). And they lack features like antispam and child protection which you may or may not need. All of the companies that give away security programs sell more feature-rich versions, which come with better support and additional features.

  • Zusatzgeschäft im Internet

    Online-Handel

    Wachstum können klassische Händler heute hauptsächlich durch Online-Shops generieren: Die Ergebnisse einer aktuellen Studie belegen, dass neun von zehn Online-Bestellungen für Multi-Channel-Anbieter ein echtes Zusatzgeschäft darstellen. …mehr

  • Cloud Computing und Enterprise 2.0 liegen vorn

    Ovum: IT-Trends für 2009

    Die weltweite Wirtschaftskrise wirkt sich auch auf die IT-Trends im Jahr 2009 aus. Ganz oben stehen bei CIOs Investitionen in Cloud Computing sowie die Einführung von Enterprise-2.0-Anwendungen. …mehr

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