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Premium-Inhalt. The U.S. government has commissioned IBM to build a massive supercomputer that will have 1.6 million processor cores and be 15 times faster than today's most powerful machine, IBM announced Tuesday.
Premium-Inhalt. In what is believed to be the first instance of a privacy executive being held accountable for his firm's actions, Google's global privacy counsel is scheduled to appear before a criminal court in Milan, Italy, on Tuesday on charges of defamation and failure to exercise control over personal data.
Premium-Inhalt. Economic troubles in 2008 caused chip sales to fall by 2.8 percent compared to the previous year and there are no clear signs of when the market will turn around, the Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA) warned Monday.
Premium-Inhalt. Samsung Electronics on Tuesday announced a deal to produce advanced logic chips for U.S. chip designer Xilinx, which could spell trouble for Taiwan's foundry chip makers.
Premium-Inhalt. The story, "Gaming industry: Are casual titles key to console success?," posted to the wire on Monday incorrectly described the games developed by Brighter Minds Media. The company is the developer of World of Goo. The story has been corrected on the wire and the last paragraph now reads:
Premium-Inhalt. The bug in Gears of Warthat locked out players starting last Thursday was caused by flaws in the game's anti-cheating software, not anti-piracy technology, said an executive at maker Epic Games.
Premium-Inhalt. Chip manufacturing equipment company Applied Materials said Monday it expects to report falling revenue during the first quarter of 2009 as it battles declining demand for semiconductor and display products.
Premium-Inhalt. that Crackulous, an iPhone application that allows pirated apps to run on , was released. As its name might suggest, Crackulous strips the copy protection scheme put in place on iPhone applications purchased from Apple's iTunes Store, allowing anyone to share the cracked app with friends or on BitTorrent, peer-to-peer networks, or sharing sites.
Premium-Inhalt. The free add-on for Firefox helps deal with that familiar task of wading through thousands of search results to find the one you're after. It displays a list of tags and other information pertaining to your results that, when clicked, automatically refine the displayed results.
Premium-Inhalt. If there is something companies should continue spending on despite the present global economic crisis, it would have to be IT security,according to Marne Gordan, GRC market manager for IBM's Tivoli Software Division.
Premium-Inhalt. Looking to make partners ready for upcoming Windows client and server releases, Microsoft began on Monday its Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 Ecosystem Readiness Program, featuring tools and resources to test existing applications, devices, and systems to ensure compatibility.
Premium-Inhalt. According to Net Applications , market share is inching its way to 10% of all computing platforms, currently at 9.93%. The Net Applications data comes by tracking the OS through web browser activity, so it's not a direct measurements of computers. But it's on-target with other market surveys.
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Premium-Inhalt. India will unveil a 500 rupee (US$10) laptop on February 3rd, .
Premium-Inhalt. iPhone users are about ten times more likely to download games for their phones than other smartphone users, according to a new ComScore report helpfully : "32.4% of iPhone users have downloaded a game, compared to a market average of only 3.8% amongst other manufacturers. In all, iPhone users were responsible for 14% of all mobile game downloads last year."
Premium-Inhalt. NPD has just released data that describes video game software sales for 2008. Some of the results may be surprising, even though most expected the growth outlined in the report.
Premium-Inhalt. Newspapers and web sites that cater to specific locations are in serious trouble, and analysts at think they know why. In a report called , Sarah Rotman Epps and Elizabeth Stark offer a critique of the problem and offer suggestions for fixing it.
Premium-Inhalt. Tech companies are announcing layoffs nearly every day, and thousands are losing their jobs. Now pressure is being placed on companies to consider the nationality of workers when planning workforce reductions.
Premium-Inhalt. Ninemsn is the latest technology venture to feel the effects of the financial recession with the organisation announcing job cuts Monday.
Premium-Inhalt. Touchgrind is a skateboarding simulation from developers Illusion Labs. One of the more popular skateboarding games on the iPhone, Touchgrind eschews the exaggerated physics and personality-driven features of mainstream skateboarding games by focusing on realistic physics and delicate manipulation of the touchscreen. Extremely challenging, highly addictive, and taking full advantage of the iPhone's touchscreen makes this game a power player on the application market.
Premium-Inhalt. has filled some of his top White House posts with people who not only support expanding the H-1B visa program, but see offshore outsourcing as a plus for the U.S. economy. That group includes the president's new pick to run the Commerce Department, .
Premium-Inhalt. reported that its cost savings strategy and policy of delivering more value from its existing business areas is paying off. The global corporation, which has strong networks in markets across Europe, Asia and the Antipodes reported that its group revenue rose by 14.3 per cent to £10,470 million (US$14.97 million).
Premium-Inhalt. Earlier today, my wife was having lunch with her grandmother. I got a call on my iPhone because her grandmother's TV remote control wasn't working. They'd already replaced the batteries, so either the remote was broken or someone pushed the wrong button and it wasn't sending the right commands to the TV. But as with so much over-the-phone tech support, it's hard to know what the problem is without seeing the offending item.
Premium-Inhalt. As one of the new bloggers on Peer-to-Peer, I'm excited about teaming up with PC World to share my experiences as an entrepreneur. I've started several technology companies with an idea jotted on a napkin. From there, I moved to writing out a business plan and developing the products and services. That in turn led to mass-marketing my companies and building them into multimillion-dollar businesses, after which I sold them. I will probably share more of what not to do and the mistakes I've made over the years rather focus on the glorious parts.
Premium-Inhalt. I accumulate piles of business cards from trade shows and meetings, but I often feel overwhelmed when entering them into my address book by hand. Thankfully, a business card scanner can automate this rote task... mostly.
Premium-Inhalt. makes it easy to customize your desktop wallpaper with your own images. Select pictures from your own hard drive or pull them down from Flickr with this freebie. You can search for and preview shots from Flickr from within the program, and there are nice options for those with multiple monitors.
Premium-Inhalt. Google Inc. is teaming up with and world-renowned to create a university designed to help people learn how to handle "humanity's grand challenges."
Premium-Inhalt. If you thought that Microsoft learned all its lessons with Vista - you'll be disappointed. Despite the fact Windows 7 beta is getting , revelations that Microsoft plans on releasing six different flavors of left many in the tech world stupefied and wondering why.
Premium-Inhalt. When it comes to Zip and other kinds of compressed files, most people have their favorite method of management. Some rely on the shareware classic , while others use the popular open-source tool 7-Zip. No doubt some folks use nothing more than Windows' built-in Zip capabilities, limited though they are.
Premium-Inhalt. Amazon.com has quietly launched a new Web site, where users can purchase and download more than 600 casual video games priced at US$9.99 or less. For the moment, though, Mac users are excluded from the fun.
Premium-Inhalt. 3Tera has added support for Windows applications and appliances to version 2.4 of its cloud-computing platform AppLogic, the company announced Tuesday.
Premium-Inhalt. Sun Microsystems Tuesday announced two new midrange, modular disk arrays that double the capacity, memory and throughput of its previous 6500 series arrays.
Premium-Inhalt. Microsoft Tuesday unveiled a plan to release six editions of Windows 7 and said all of them will run on a range of hardware, including netbooks.
Premium-Inhalt. Image editors can be scary applications, thanks to difficult learning curves and overly complex menus, toolbars, and palettes. Few of these apps are simple, and as useful as they are, even fewer are fun to use. Ohanaware's , on the other hand, is exactly what the name implies: It makes working with your photos fun, and does it in a dead-simple way. No image editor I've seen in the Mac market offers so much, with such ease of use, for such a small price.
Premium-Inhalt. Microsoft Tuesday confirmed that it will sell what it calls "upgrades" for to users running the aged operating system.
Premium-Inhalt. Looking to answer complaints about the proliferation of Windows flavors, said Tuesday that it will generally deploy two primary versions of , although it will still offer six editions for sale.
Premium-Inhalt. Online stores are taking advance orders for Asus' new Eee PC 1000HE netbook, which offers up to 9.5 hours of battery life and features Intel's latest mobile processor.