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Premium-Inhalt. After five quarters of declining market share, Advanced Micro Devices gained ground in chip shipments over chief rival Intel during the first quarter of 2009, IDC said on Tuesday.
Premium-Inhalt. Microsoft Corp. said Monday that its upcoming Exchange Server 2010 software will be able to read and write e-mails to disk 70% faster than Exchange 2007, despite the fact it uses the current same engine.
Premium-Inhalt. Silhouettes demonstrate how awesome it can be to occasionally break the "rules" of photography. It's pretty easy to photograph a silhouette--many new photographers do it all the time. They just don't always do it on purpose. Recently, I told you about "." This week, we'll intentionally commit the first mistake--underexposing your subject--for some creative effects.
Premium-Inhalt. Let's be honest. Few people will deny that keeping your eyes on the road is a key part of driving safely. As a showed us on Friday, text messaging while operating a vehicle can -- and in many cases does -- lead to accidents.
Premium-Inhalt. So there's bad news, and then there's some more bad news. First, the bad news: April video game sales are poised to clock in around US$550 million, down 17% year-over-year, says Wedbush Morgan analyst Michael Pachter.
Premium-Inhalt. The newly formed Wireless Gigabit (WiGig) Alliance looks likely to play a big role in the future of Wi-Fi, but its high-speed technology probably won't squeeze out wired multimedia networks.
Premium-Inhalt. Verizon Wireless is expected to offer a netbook tied to a multi-year contract for its wireless data service. It is tied to an expensive wireless contract. On May 17 Verizon Wireless is expected to offer the netbook HP Mini 1151NR for US$200 (after rebate) that will cost you an additional $1000 in data access fees due to the mandatory two-year contract with Verizon Wireless. Interested?
Premium-Inhalt. Mozilla Labs has unveiled the beta of a new application called that takes the Internet off your browser and plants it onto your desktop. Prism is both a useful and a desktop app -- the latter for those who .
Premium-Inhalt. Facebook just can't seem to stay out of trouble. The social networking site has landed in hot water again, this time for refusing to shut down Holocaust denial groups. Facebook is reluctant to stop the Holocaust denial groups because the site wants to be "a place where people can discuss all kinds of ideas, including controversial ones," said Facebook spokesperson Barry Schnitt in an interview with . Facebook is trying to "strike a very delicate balance" between freedom of speech while "also ensuring that individuals and groups of people do not feel threatened or endangered," Schnitt said in another interview with the . Schnitt also told the JTA that users living in the 13 countries where Holocaust denial is illegal would be unable to access Holocaust denial groups on Facebook.
Premium-Inhalt. Twitter hit a new milestone today.
Premium-Inhalt. Oracle's decision to acquire Sun Microsystems has created a larger market opportunity for Intel to put its Itanium chips into more enterprise servers, Intel CEO Paul Otellini said on Tuesday.
Premium-Inhalt. Planning to see the reboot tonight? Not me, sadly. I'm waiting for a friend and an IMAX in a couple weeks. On a 53 foot tall screen, 's plucked and meticulously sculpted eyebrows are going to look like a couple of jumbo mutant caterpillars.
Premium-Inhalt. If you're not satisfied with the TV available through your cable or satellite provider--or if you're looking for alternative channels around the world--give the free a try. This free program lets you tune into TV channels around the world for news, entertainment, sports and more. The channels are all broadcast via the Web, so you don't need a TV tuner or any other special hardware.
Premium-Inhalt. You may have heard recently about , a new Web service that some people are projecting (mistakenly, I'm certain) as a "Google killer". With Wolfram Alpha, you type terms into a field on a webpage and get back information about those terms. But the big brains at Wolfram research insist that it's not a search engine, it's a "computational knowledge engine." The company announced today that the service should be .
Premium-Inhalt. Wireless access anywhere: That's the promise of 3G broadband data connections. And in most areas, that's what I enjoyed with the T-Mobile WebConnect USB Laptop Stick. The device is $50, after a $200 discount as of 5/11/09; the discount requires a two-year service contract, and monthly service is $60.
Premium-Inhalt. Saying that its users are becoming increasingly sophisticated, Google Inc. today unveiled a list of new search technologies geared to help users search results, along with a new tool to help them cull information instead of web pages.
Premium-Inhalt. Pandemic warnings. Entire towns shutting down. Subway riders donning surgical masks. The end wasn't coming with a bang, but with a sneeze and a fever. Last week's news cycle--or the precursor to a zombie apocalypse? Watching TV, it was hard to tell. (Ask the , or Mike "The Streets" Skinner, who created the mock music video ".") I don't know about the flu, but after years of reading horror books, watching twisted flicks, and playing the splatterfest video games they inspired, I'm ready for the walking dead. One thing I haven't prepared for, though, is the sheer number of zombie games rising.
Premium-Inhalt. In its first move towards opening up to international audiences, has added British television shows and Bollywood movies. Hulu today announced in a blog post that the site has partnered with U.K. content distributor Digital Rights Group and the Bollywood digital distributor Saavn to bring international content to U.S. audiences.
Premium-Inhalt. Mozilla Labs has unveiled the beta of a new application called that takes the Internet off your browser and plants it onto your desktop. Prism is both a useful and a desktop app -- the latter for those who
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Premium-Inhalt. The "Twitter porn names" game, currently 's top-trending topic (things that are twittered the most), may be a fun distraction that gives you and your friends something to tweet about. But it also has a security hole -- one that is no technical snafu. It could be simple human error, but it's also possible that this security hole is an example of truly sneaky social engineering.
Premium-Inhalt. Apple is playing the moral watchdog game again, this time banning from its App Store the Me So Holy app. In yet another episode of the "" soap opera, Apple found the app "objectionable," according to its iPhone developer agreement.
Premium-Inhalt. Microsoft closed a critical PowerPoint hole that that has been under attack since last month, along with 13 other, less-important flaws in the Office application and related software.
Premium-Inhalt. Sling Media's SlingPlayer Mobile for iPhone will arrive this evening at Apple's iTunes App Store, according to company spokesperson Cathy Cook.
Premium-Inhalt. Heaven (or ) help us, it seems someone's finally landed the video game rights to 's Hugo-winning "Song of Ice and Fire" series. Who? No one you know. Probably.
Premium-Inhalt. I purchased BitDefender Anti-Virus 2009 with a registration key for three PCs, but I've been unable to update my older version because the upgrade option on the main menu is grayed out. After I contacted support via e-mail, I received an automated reply and, later, instructions on running and returning a test on the program so that they could determine the problem. I sent in the test results, but never heard back (except for automatically generated responses to my two additional e-mail messages).
Premium-Inhalt. Apple on Tuesday released the latest update for its Leopard operating system, , bringing with it more than 20 bug fixes as well as a number of security updates.
Premium-Inhalt. Tintii is a one-trick pony. But that one trick is impressive in its creative potential and even more so in how easy and quick it is to achieve. Tintii analyzes the major hues of a photo, so you can choose which specific ones to retain. The other colors are desaturated to grayscale. While the is free, is only $9.
Premium-Inhalt. As analysts go gaga over this week, Google is unveiling a high-tech "" that could catapult the system into a whole new world. was officially introduced Tuesday, just one day after researchers suggested Android was well on its way to becoming a "top-tier player" within the smartphone market.
Premium-Inhalt. has announced that it will carry the mobile hotspot. Instead of needing individual broadband cards for your laptops--or bothering with tethering a mobile phone--this portable Wi-Fi router broadcasts a Verizon EV-DO data connection to five users. Best of all, ongoing subscriptions are optional; you could instead opt for a $15 day pass only when needed.
Premium-Inhalt. Xerox launched a new series of pricey office printers that use solid ink instead of cartridges. With prices starting at $23,500, the ColorQube 9200 series is obviously targeted at high-end corporate users, and is designed to significantly reduce the cost of printing color pages.
Premium-Inhalt. When it comes to protecting yourself against malware, you can't take too many precautions. ($20; 30-day free trial) gives you another security tool to protect against malware threats specifically designed to steal private information such as passwords, bank account information, and credit card numbers.
Premium-Inhalt. The world's largest handset manufacturer, Nokia, is prepping its application store for mobile devices at the end of May. With the new service, which is called the Ovi Store, the Finnish company will try to emulate Apple's success -- only with more than 20,000 titles at launch.
Premium-Inhalt. If you're a current or former University of California, Berkeley student, and have taken advantage of the on-campus health services at some point in the past ten years, you may want to check your credit report. The university today announced that it has discovered a massive data theft involving 160,000 current and former UC Berkeley students.
Premium-Inhalt. We interrupt your steady stream of to bring you new buzz on that : the -powered . While its successor, the (aka ) has yet to hit America, there's now talk of a "T-Mobile G1 v2" that could be coming soon to a store near you.
Premium-Inhalt. Online backup makes some people nervous. It shouldn't--especially with program-and-service combos like (2GB storage free, other plans available) around. With 128-bit or 448-bit Blowfish encryption, there's no way anyone's going to steal your data. Mozy actually goes out of its way to warn you that if you forget your password (Mozy can also provide one which they keep track of), there's no way to access your data.
Premium-Inhalt. When went on sale in January, I created a Web site to redistribute the free edition and act as a central information source for the book. And because the book was about Ubuntu, I made ample mention of the word "Ubuntu" and also used the familiar three-part circle logo.
Premium-Inhalt. Microsoft has released the beta version of its , a free utility that tells you if your PC is ready to run Windows 7. It scans your computer, checking internal components, external peripherals, and programs, and alerts you to potential compatibility issues. It also offers upgrade suggestions, such as which drivers to replace, should you make the move to .
Premium-Inhalt. Novatel's is an idea so good that I am shocked it is just now coming to market. And, for once, a cellular company has gotten the pricing right. Carry-around connectivity has taken a great leap forward.