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Premium-Inhalt. China's largest contract chip maker, Semiconductor Manufacturing International (SMIC), reported an eighth consecutive quarterly loss Thursday but said it hopes to become profitable late this year.
Premium-Inhalt. Vodafone will Thursday launch its upgraded mobile 3G network to improve coverage under-served regional areas.
Premium-Inhalt. Oracle has been sued for alleged patent infringement by supply chain management vendor i2 Technologies, i2 said on Wednesday.
Premium-Inhalt. A virtual teardown of the carries a projected materials cost of US$170.02, according to iSuppli Corp.
Premium-Inhalt. President Barack Obama said Thursday he plans to nominate Mignon Clyburn, a member of the Public Service Commission of South Carolina, to fill a seat on the Federal Communications Commission.
Premium-Inhalt. Its estimated street price of US$1040 (as of March 10, 2009) makes the 42-inch Honeywell Altura MLX tempting to bargain hunters. But disappointing image and sound quality, clumsy setup, and an utter lack of interesting features should convince you to look elsewhere.
Premium-Inhalt. There's a lot to like about the Philips 42PFL7403D/F7. For a street price of US$1100 (as of March 10, 2009), you get a 42-inch HDTV with USB-based multimedia capabilities. The only lower-priced 42-inch HDTV we've looked at recently, the , costs only $60 less and is a far less polished set. The Philips HDTV does a fantastic job of simulating surround sound, and some intelligent thinking obviously went into designing the remote. Nevertheless, weak image quality neutralizes much of this TV's strong feature set.
Premium-Inhalt. The Samsung LN46A630 (US$1400 as of March 10, 2009) delivers a very good picture on its 46-inch screen, and it accompanies that picture with equally good sound. It's pretty easy to use for the most part, too, but it stumbles in a few places where its designers should have known better.
Premium-Inhalt. Though the images that the Sharp LC-42D85U puts up on its screen aren't spectacular, they're more than acceptable. The sound is impressive--within the limits of any TV's sound. And the US$1100 street price (as of April 22, 2009) keeps the LC-42D85U competitive with 42-inch sets that aren't nearly as good--such as the $1040 , the $1100 , and the $2800 (!) .
Premium-Inhalt. For US$2800 (as of April 22, 2009), you'd expect to get more than a 42-inch LCD HDTV. And sure enough, the Allio ATVI-3G4542 gives you more--a built-in, 64-bit personal computer running Windows Vista Home Premium. But the HDTV and PC components of the ATVI-3G4542 don't play well together, and each is exceedingly difficult to use. On top of that, this TV's image quality does not justify its premium price.
Premium-Inhalt. The US$935 (as of April 22, 2009) Samsung LN37A550 is a good choice for someone seeking an adequate, not-too-expensive 37-inch HDTV that requires minimal setup. The input connections are easy to get to, the on-screen menus are well designed and helpful, and the remote control is one of the best I've seen. But this model had wildly variable picture quality, ranging from fair to very good, plus a tendency to make some images too bright, and mediocre sound.
Premium-Inhalt. Businesspeople who have not yet looked at the line of HD micro-camcorders really should. The company's newest model, the UltraHD, makes it even easier and less expensive to shoot high-quality video to illustrate products and projects.
Premium-Inhalt. In lean times--or anytime--I like to save money in any way possible. Even small amounts add up. With that in mind, if you keep a good, current audit of business hardware, you can save in ongoing taxes and insurance.
Premium-Inhalt. Arrive at the Gigapixel Photography Web site and you'll see a gorgeous photo of a dozen condominium towers stretched across the Vancouver skyline, yachts docked in the foreground, dusk bathing the scene in a rich blue hue.
Premium-Inhalt. EMC is trying to prevent top storage executive David Donatelli from joining rival HP, filing a lawsuit to enforce a non-competition agreement.
Premium-Inhalt. The future of technology always has roots in the past. And the past is indeed long in the case of , a technology that is reshaping today's IT industry and will likely play a huge role in the building of next-generation data centers. Few people are more aware of that history than Jim Rymarczyk, who joined as a programmer in the 1960s just as the mainframe giant was virtualization.
Premium-Inhalt. A number of phishing attacks that have struck Facebook users in the past two days have put the social networking siteand its users on the defense.
Premium-Inhalt. Former Federal Reserve chairman Alan Greenspan Thursday offered a spirited defense of the controversial H-1B program, telling a U.S. Senate subcommittee that the visa quota is "far too small to meet the need," and that it protects U.S. workers from global competition, creating a "privileged elite."
Premium-Inhalt. A new phishing attack is underway against Facebook users. TechCrunch , which begins with an email to your inbox that looks like the standard notification of a message from a Facebook friend:
Premium-Inhalt. There's something about patents that infuriates a certain class of software programmer. I know because I used to be one: In 1987, I took part in a picket outside the Cambridge, Mass. offices of Lotus Software, chanting anti-patent, anti-copyright slogans ("Copyrights for look and feel! Let's go reinvent the wheel!") in response to Lotus' against Paperback Software and Mosaic (no relation to the browser) for programs that resembled Lotus' 1-2-3 spreadsheet application but cost less. As a fledgling programmer at MIT, I thought the idea that a company could legally own the look and feel of a program was as absurd as telling me I couldn't think about data structures.
Premium-Inhalt. is passing along word that the amazing zombie-fueled first-person shooter, Left 4 Dead, will be free to play on the PC via Steam Friday, starting a minute after --which equates to 5PM Thursday on the West Coast, and 2PM on the East Coast.
Premium-Inhalt. Windows 7 than you think. Microsoft's latest operating system will be ready to roll this October, some information published by a British tech site suggests.
Premium-Inhalt. Motion Studio is a tool for creating executable files with frame by frame animation and vector objects. Those creating a simple menu for their homebrew CD-ROM will find this app useful. (US$40, free demo/trial) would also come in handy for anyone who wants to put together a slideshow of family photos, such as for a wedding.
Premium-Inhalt. Tuesday, during a presentation of 's , the sequel to the popular Xbox 360 title , CEO and General Manager of Blue Castle Games Dan Brady stated:
Premium-Inhalt. Tuesday, the newest issue of revealed an intriguing cover for the sequel to 2006's Wii exclusive first person shooter . Wednesday, made it official and offered up some details on the game's design and incorporation of the Wii MotionPlus.
Premium-Inhalt. The CEO of a Seattle-area consulting company was sentenced to three months of home confinement Thursday for destroying a client's Web site following a contract dispute.
Premium-Inhalt. The organization that assigns Internet addresses in the U.S. plans to raise the bar for getting them as the supply of IPv4 (Internet Protocol, version 4) addresses nears exhaustion, raising the specter of aggressive speculation on a soon-to-be-rare resource.
Premium-Inhalt. Google Apps has gained a directory tool designed to simplify and accelerate the setup of this hosted collaboration and communication suite.
Premium-Inhalt. The scoop: Kaleido R7 wireless digital photo frame, by IPEVO, about US$200.