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  • Was sagt der künftige US-Präsident in seiner Antrittsrede?

    Internet-Wetten auf Obama

    Wer mit einem Dollar Einsatz 500 Dollar verdienen will, der wettet darauf, dass Barack Obama in seiner Antrittsrede das Wort "Cocaine" fallen lässt. Noch besser ist die Quote für "Angela Merkel" und die "Axis of Evil". …mehr

  • SMS über den Windows-Desktop verwalten

    Kleine Helfer

    Obwohl häufig genutzt, werden Kurzmitteilungen im Business-Umfeld bislang eher stiefmütterlich verwaltet. Für eine Gleichbehandlung mit dem mobilen E-Mail-Verkehr sorgt Mobile Express von Efficasoft. …mehr

  • Neue Smartphones von HTC mit Nvidia-Grafik

    Tegra-Chipsatz

    Der taiwanische Handyhersteller HTC verwendet für einige seiner Modelle in Zukunft den Chipsatz Tegra von Nvidia. Das berichtet die International Business Times. …mehr

  • Warum Zeit-Management glücklich macht

    Off Topic

    Thomas Lünendonk vom gleichnamigen Marktforschungs- und Beratungshaus bricht eine lange Lanze für professionelle Zeitplantechniken. …mehr

  • Slingbox Pro und Solo im Test

    Fernsehen wo ich will

    Die Slingbox von Sling Media verspricht, das Fernsehsignal vom Wohnzimmer aus im ganzen Haus und per Internet sogar auf der ganzen Welt verfügbar zu machen. Damit verpassen Sie auch im Urlaub nie wieder ihre Lieblings-TV-Serien. Hier erfahren Sie, wie das im Detail funktioniert.  …mehr

  • Apple-Händler Gravis verfehlt Umsatzziele für 2008

    Schwaches Weihnachtsgeschäft

    Das größte deutsche Apple-Handelsunternehmen Gravis steckt offenbar tief in der Krise. Wie das Online-Journal Macnotes.de heute, Freitag, unter Berufung auf ein Schreiben an die Belegschaft berichtet, habe man die Umsatzziele für das abgelaufene Jahr 2008 weit verfehlt.  …mehr

  • Trend Micro verspricht hochskalierbare Endpoint-Sicherheit für Konzerne

    Lizenzvereinbarung mit BigFix

    Trend Micro und BigFix haben angekündigt, ihre jeweiligen Anti-Malware- und System-Management-Techniken zu integrieren.  …mehr

  • US-Behörde erwägt World-of-Warcraft-Steuer

    Abgabe auf virtuelle Transaktionen

    Nach Ansicht der US-Steuerbehörde Internal Revenue Service (IRS) lastet auf Transaktionen in virtuellen Welten wie World of Warcraft oder Second Life eine Steuerschuld. Diese will das Amt nun eintreiben, wie das Branchenportal neowin.net berichtet.  …mehr

  • Geringe Display-Auflösung stoppt Android-Handy

    Kogan verschiebt Agora-Start

    Knapp zwei Wochen vor dem geplanten Produktstart hat Kogan Technologies seine "Agora"-Smartphones auf Android-Basis gestoppt. Grund sind "mögliche zukünftige Kompatibilitätsprobleme", wobei speziell eine zu geringe Displayauflösung genannt wird. …mehr

  • Verkehr hat sich 2008 verdoppelt

    Internet-Knoten DE-CIX

    Am Frankfurter DE-CIX, einem zentralen internationalen Internet-Knoten hat sich der Verkehr verdoppelt. Für 2009 rechnen die Betreiber erneut mit deutlichen Zuwachsraten. …mehr

  • Blackberry Pearl 8220 Flip im Test

    RIMs erstes Klapp-Handy

    RIM hat mit dem Blackberry Pearl 8220 Flip erstmals ein Klapphandy im Programm. Damit sollen vor allem Anwender angesprochen werden, die typische Blackberry-Funktionen wie Pushmail nutzen wollen, aber auf intuitive Bedienung und kompakte Maße Wert legen. Auf HSDPA und UMTS müssen Nutzer jedoch verzichten. …mehr

  • Microsoft hievt alte Windows-Programme auf Vista

    MED-V1.0 als Beta

    Mit einer neuen Softwarelösung ermöglicht Microsoft den Betrieb älterer Windows Programme unter Vista (und sicher auch Windows 7). Das Zauberwort heißt - wenig überraschend - "Virtualisierung". …mehr

  • Lawson holt Service-Chef von T-Systems

    SAP-Konkurrent im ERP-Geschäft

    Der ERP-Spezialist Lawson hat Arnold Ruegg zum Vice-President für Lawson Professional Services Emea ernannt. Ruegg war zuvor bei T-Systeme Enterprise Services für den Vertrieb von Ersatzteilen, Importeur-Lösungen und CRM-Software in der Autoindustrie zuständig. …mehr

  • Compulab stellt klobiges Android-Smartphone Exeda vor

    Mit VGA-Display

    Durch das offene Betriebssystem Android können sich immer mehr Elektronikfirmen zu Handy-Herstellern aufschwingen. Das neueste Modell soll vom israelischen Komponentenhersteller Compulab kommen. Das Exeda sieht aus wie ein Industrie-Handheld zum Erfassen von Lagerbeständen. …mehr

  • Viele Prozessor-Kerne lähmen Supercomputer

    Speicherbandbreite

    Bei Multi-Core-Prozessoren immer mehr Rechenkerne auf einen einzelnen Chip zu packen, macht Supercomputer nicht unbedingt schneller. …mehr

  • Streit um Online-Aufzeichnung von TV-Programm

    Privatkopie oder nicht?

    Die rechtliche Zulässigkeit von Online-Videorekordern beschäftigt derzeit sowohl den Obersten US-Gerichtshof als auch den hiesigen BGH. …mehr

  • CIO verliert Oberhoheit über BI-Budget

    Gartner: Die Top 5 in Sachen BI

    Die Grundlage für Management-Entscheidungen weiter präzisieren: Das ist nach Ansicht von Gartner die Königsaufgabe für Unternehmen in den kommenden drei Jahren. Entsprechend stark werden sich auch Nicht-IT-Entscheider in Fragen um Business Intelligence einmischen. …mehr

  • Deutsche Telekom steigt bei Happy Digits aus

    Arcandor übernimmt Anteil

    Die Deutsche Telekom steigt beim Kundenbonusprogramm Happy Digits aus und verkauft ihren Anteil an den Kooperationspartner Arcandor …mehr

  • Firmen sollten Sicherheit ihrer Web-Anwendungen ernster nehmen

    Web Application Security

    Europäische Unternehmen sind sich durchaus bewusst, dass ihre Web-Applikationen hohe Sicherheitsrisiken bergen. Was gezielte Schutzmaßnahmen betrifft, besteht laut einer von F5 initiierten Umfrage allerdings Nachholbedarf. …mehr

  • Der Datenbankmarkt kommt in Bewegung

    Trends im Data Management

    Die Machtverhältnisse schienen lange geklärt. Doch neue technische Entwicklungen und Konkurrenten im Data Warehousing fordern die Platzhirsche heraus. …mehr

  • Praxisseminare zur Mac-Integration

    Mac4Business

    Macs werden in Unternehmen immer wichtiger. Die Fachzeitschrift "Macwelt" und der Mac-Spezialist Brainworks zeigen in einer gemeinsamen Seminarreihe, wie sich Macs in bestehende Umgebungen integrieren lassen. …mehr

  • Sony Ericsson weiter in den roten Zahlen

    Schwache Nachfrage belastet

    Der Handy-Hersteller Sony Ericsson hat im vierten Quartal erneut rote Zahlen geschrieben. …mehr

  • Automatisiertes Risikomanagement verspricht Effizienz

    80 Prozent Ersparnis

    IT-Risikomangement ist ein überaus zeitraubendes Geschäft – wenn es händisch erledigt wird. Anbieter von Software zum automatischen Risikomanagement versprechen eine Zeiteinsparung von bis zu 80 Prozent – angesichts knapper Ressourcen ein verlockendes Angebot. Glaubt man den Herstellern wie Skybox Security, stellt sich der ROI bereits binnen weniger Monate ein. …mehr

  • Intel mit massivem Einbruch

    90 Prozent weniger Gewinn

    Der weltgrößte Chip-Konzern Intel hat die globale Wirtschaftskrise zum Jahresende voll zu spüren bekommen. …mehr

  • Blog "Basic Thinking" für 47.000 Euro verkauft

    Bei eBay

    Für rund 47.000 Euro hat der bekannte deutsche Blogger Robert Basic am Donnerstag sein Blog "Basic Thinking" verkauft. …mehr

  • Possible DTV delay roils mobile operators

    Premium-Inhalt. Faster wireless broadband in the U.S. may be held hostage to the already lengthy transition to digital TV if the deadline for shutting down analog broadcasts is pushed back, according to critics of an extension.

  • Google's Jaiku changes: Better or the beginning of the end?

    Premium-Inhalt. Open-sourcing is either good news or bad news for users of the microblogging service, depending on who's doing the talking.

  • Cisco's Philippine office has new country manager

    Premium-Inhalt. Cisco has announced that Stephen Thomas "Tep" Misa has been appointed as country manager for its Philippine operations. In this role, Misa will manage all of Cisco's business operations in the country,reporting to Christian Hentschel, Cisco's managing director for Emerging Countries in Asia.

  • Upscale 'Tree House' uses green building technologies

    Premium-Inhalt. Using environmentally friendly products from 67 different companies, Vision Development has built an exceptionally green home in Studio City, California. Both a demonstration house and the actual residence of Vision owner Marty Meisler, was built "in partnership with a regional utility company through their Advanced Home Case Study Program." The California-based Vision Development should not be confused with the Colorado-based company of the same name.

  • Plane lands on the Hudson & Twitter documents it all

    Premium-Inhalt. Wednesday night, I took the red-eye back to Boston, and wondered during the safety demonstration: Would the passengers on board a commercial passenger jet really have much of a chance of surviving an emergency landing on the water?

  • Resident Evil 5 demo hits in 12 days

    Premium-Inhalt. , Capcom's fifth chapter in their renowned zombie-slaying survival horror franchise and first Resident Evil game on Xbox 360 and PS3, releases on March 13, 2009, but you don't have to wait two months to play the game.

  • LocoRoco 2 to sell for $20

    Premium-Inhalt. The dropped news Wednesday that the US will finally receive the uber-cute puzzle platformer next month. While we'd normally scoff at getting a game after Europe of all continents, there's a very bright silver lining to this cloud. It's only going to be twenty bucks!

  • MadWorld ships with no content changes

    Premium-Inhalt. Sega's upcoming brawler passed through ratings groups ESRB and BBFC (U.K.) with flying colors recently, and gamers can now rest assured that no changes have been made to the content. Easily the most controversially violent title to be released on the Wii, developer Platinum Games worked closely with the ESRB and BBFC to ensure that their stylistic gore would undergo before hitting store shelves.

  • Xbox 360 dominates most-rented games of '08; PS3 not on list

    Premium-Inhalt. has posted the results for the top 10 most frequently rented video games of 2008. In , which was compiled by Rentrak, seven of the ten games that were rented the most last year are for the Xbox 360. The remaining three titles are for the Nintendo Wii, leaving the PlayStation 3 entirely absent from the top 10.

  • Six worst Internet routing attacks

    Premium-Inhalt. Here's our list of the biggest security incidents involving the Internet's core routing protocol, the Border Gateway Protocol. Some of these incidents were attacks; others were accidental misconfigurations. But all of them disrupted traffic to Web sites or entire networks because of incorrect routing messages being propagated across the Internet through BGP. (Read the latest on , and about .)

  • Symantec bares '09 strategy in combating malware

    Premium-Inhalt. New year, new threats. And Symantec claims it is ready to defend users against malicious software (malware) attacks now being tried out by well-organized cyber criminals.

  • Intel's net profit drops 90 percent

    Premium-Inhalt. Intel's fourth-quarter profit plunged 90 percent from a year earlier, as the chip maker battled a worsening economy and recorded a steep loss from investments.

  • New PSN game blends Boom Blox and Breakout

    Premium-Inhalt. , who also developed the unique puzzle game , have unleashed another quirky game to the in the form of Magic Ball. Playing like a mix between Breakout and Boom Blox, Magic Ball tasks the player with destroying large, colorful environments, ranging from medieval castles to tropical locales.

  • China insurance company deploys new IT platform

    Premium-Inhalt. Ping An Insurance of China will soon deploy a new integrated IT platform to drive a quarter of its business growth.

  • World’s first WiMax mobile video surveillance terminal

    Premium-Inhalt. China-based ZTE Corporation last week announced the world's first WiMAX mobile video surveillance terminal, the Mi100.

  • Lenovo clarifies Singapore – Beijing shift

    Premium-Inhalt. Computer maker Lenovo has clarified reports that it is shifting its Asia Pacific (AP) headquarters from Singapore to Beijing, saying that many HQ functions, including some Asia Pacific ones, would still remain in Singapore.

  • New York kills contract for public safety wireless network

    Premium-Inhalt. New York State has cancelled the multibillion-dollar contract it awarded to M/A-COM to build a statewide wireless network for public safety use, saying the vendor has failed to adequately deliver on the deal.

  • Thai Navy upgrades to meet rising demand

    Premium-Inhalt. The Royal Thai Navy (RTN) has announced a network upgrade worth about US $1 million to cope with rising demand for faster response times.

  • Canadian company opens Malaysian SMART centre

    Premium-Inhalt. In order to offer hands-on training to Asia, Canadian educational firm SMART Technologies has opened a regional training centre in Malaysia.

  • Barrett says time is right to close digital divide

    Premium-Inhalt. Craig Barrett spent decades using his business skills to make Intel the world's most powerful semiconductor company. He has now turned his attention to an even bigger challenge -- spreading computers and education throughout the developing world.

  • Jobs' Departure Ignites a Firestorm of Opinion

    Premium-Inhalt. The sudden announcement that Apple CEO Steve Jobs is taking has the Web abuzz with ominous predictions, abrasive judgments, and maybe even a few conspiracy theories. It would appear that the ongoing-and certainly sad-saga of the iconic Jobs' health battles has raised hackles of many a blogger, with much of the ire directed at Apple's handling of the affair.

  • How will change of the FCC guard impact big telecom issues?

    Premium-Inhalt. Now that has been selected  by President-elect Barack Obama to chair the , he can expect to be a very busy man over the next four years.

  • NAMM: Steinberg unveils Cubase 5, iPhone app

    Premium-Inhalt. Steinberg unveiled the next major version of its digital audio workstation, Cubase, at the NAMM music show in Anaheim, Calif.

  • Tech industry watchers feel economic pain

    Premium-Inhalt. Tech industry stalwart Gartner cancels its cornerstone event scheduled for this spring, reduces its workforce by more than 100 and proves that IT watchers aren't immune to the that the vendors they cover and the clients they serve are facing.

  • Likely insider hack taunts company executives

    Premium-Inhalt. At the same time the Radio Advertising Bureau (RAB) was making a 10% employee layoff Thursday, the association's CEO e-mail was hacked and a hoax lay-off memo sent out that disparaged the organization as sexist and filled with overpaid "good 'ol boys."

  • Software algorithm visualizes large data sets

    Premium-Inhalt. Scientists have more data at their disposal than ever before -- often more than they can properly examine. But should make it easier for them to visualize huge data sets. And cheaper, too; software based on the algorithm can run on personal computers with as little as 2GB of RAM.

  • Forrester: Netbooks fill a niche, but branding is dangerous

    Premium-Inhalt. Netbooks are more than a fad, and fill an important niche in the market for consumer PCs, according to a Forrester Research report. However, the report warned that manufacturers were confusing consumers with "dangerous" branding strategies.

  • YouTube comes to the PS3 and Wii

    Premium-Inhalt. If you own a PS3 or Wii game console, you can now watch on your television. Currently in beta and announced only Thursday in by the YouTube Team, the offers a remote control-friendly user interface for the popular video site.

  • Report: Yahoo Chairman, Microsoft CEO meet in New York

    Premium-Inhalt. Watching Yahoo and Microsoft while trying to work out a merger deal last year was like watching two awkward teenagers at a their first high school formal. But, with cofounder Jerry Yang out as CEO and Carol Bartz in, the dancing days may not be over.

  • A new reality distortion field

    Premium-Inhalt. What is it about Steve Jobs that makes otherwise sensible journalists completely lose their marbles? This week's coverage of has hit some surprising new lows in journalistic IQ.

  • Conficker Worm Attack Getting Worse: Protect Yourself

    Premium-Inhalt. Millions of Windows computers have been The situation is "not getting better," but rather is "getting worse," according to security software vendor F-Secure.

  • Steve Jobs and Apple: A Reality Check

    Premium-Inhalt. Since Apple announced that Steve Jobs until June, I've seen rampant speculation on Steve Jobs' health, and I've seen some wonder if without Jobs. It's all quite understandable; after all, Steve Jobs is by far the biggest figure in the company. But after reading a (warning: Lam uses lots of profanity) on Gizmodo where he becomes completely unglued when responding to criticism he and Gizmodo received regarding their coverage of Jobs' health, I really think it's time for us in tech circles to take a step back and get a reality check of the situation.

  • Protecting Against the Rampant Conficker Worm

    Premium-Inhalt. Businesses worldwide are under attack from a highly infectious computer worm that has infected almost 9 million PCs, according to antivirus company F-Secure.

  • Researcher: Two big botnets gone, but replacements step up

    Premium-Inhalt. Although the shutdown of a California Web hosting company eradicated several prominent botnets last year, others have stepped up to fill the gaps, a security researcher said Friday.

  • Plan Your Migration to a New PC

    Premium-Inhalt. I just ordered a new PC. That's right, I'm doing my part to help the economy (or so I told the missus). When it arrives, I'll get to enjoy the kind of fun that usually requires a visit to the dentist's chair: migrating all my programs, data, and settings to the new machine.

  • United Nations looks to SAP for ERP system

    Premium-Inhalt. The may be on the verge of installing an ERP system from , potentially resulting in one of the largest public-sector deployments to date for the Walldorf, Germany-based software vendor.

  • Microsoft sued over unified communications deal

    Premium-Inhalt. Microsoft has been sued by a small Wisconsin business for allegedly misrepresenting the capabilities of its Live Communications Server product, selling the company more licenses than it needed and not providing a refund or other products to solve its original problem.

  • What your hard drive will look like in five years

    Premium-Inhalt. As solid-state disk (SSD) technology closes in on hard-disk drive (HDD) capacity and price, experts say it may not be long before spinning disks are a thing of the past and a computer's storage resides in flash memory on the motherboard.

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