Auch nach einer Anhörung im Bundestag bleibt die Einführung der elektronischen Gesundheitskarte umstritten. Während einzelne Sachverständige betonten, dass das Datenschutzkonzept der elektronischen Gesundheitskarte "den höchsten Anforderungen gerecht" werde, äußerten andere Experten genau an diesem Punkt ihre anhaltenden Bedenken. …mehr
Premium-Inhalt. Like everyone else in these tough times I am looking to save money. Sure, I'd like to get a new Mac Pro with two 2.93GHz quad-core processors, 32GB memory, 4TB disk storage, two NVIDIA GeForce GT 120 video cards and two 30-inch Cinema displays (can you say “sexy”?), but spending nearly $10,500 is not in my budget at present.
Premium-Inhalt. Aerohive Networks has introduced for its wireless LAN products a pre-shared encryption key that it says is more secure and easier to administer than the option in enterprise Wi-Fi Protected Access 2 (WPA2), the widely used industry specification for WLAN security.
Premium-Inhalt. In a class at the National Security Agency, I learned that prior to one World War II battle in the Pacific, key U.S. commanders knew an attack was coming but didn't warn anyone. The result was a major loss of life and equipment. But the decision not to warn anyone was a strategic consideration. Preparing people for an imminent attack would have given the Japanese an indication that their command communications had been compromised and that U.S. commanders were aware of all Japanese troop movements throughout the Pacific. Strategically, this single loss was preferable to losing the war.
Premium-Inhalt. Remember the good old days, when all you needed was a phone number and maybe a street address to get in touch with someone? Slowly, new fields were added to our contacts lists: fax numbers, cell phone numbers, e-mail addresses, instant messaging IDs, URLs. And on top of all that we've added LinkedIn and Facebook accounts and connections through Twitter, Tumblr and more.
Premium-Inhalt. The Internet has brought new hope to reformists in China since the country crushed pro-democracy protests in the capital 20 years ago. But as dissidents have gone high-tech, the government in turn has worked to restrict free speech on the Internet, stifling threats to its rule that could grow online.
Premium-Inhalt. Time is money, right? If your laptop and mobile gadgets have a dead battery when you need them, you're wasting time that could have been spent on-the-clock. And as a result, you're wasting money.
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Premium-Inhalt. A virus has reportedly disrupted Web-based e-mail services at the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation.
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Premium-Inhalt. In a speech at the White House today, President Obama put forward his vision for protecting the nation’s critical IT infrastructure from attack, and announced the new office of Cyber Security Coordinator.
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Premium-Inhalt. When it comes to search, Microsoft has been like the Ty-D-Bol Man, stuck in a leaky rowboat with the Smurf-blue waters rising on all sides. It's desperately hoping that Bing, the at this week's All Things D confab, will toss the company a lifeline.
Premium-Inhalt. MSI today unveiled two new energy saving graphics cards - N9800GT-MD1G and N9800GT-MD512. These cards use MSI's latest generation of capacitors, Hi-c CAP, and solid state chokes (SSC) for better, more stable overclocking. Also, there is no need for the additional 6-pin power, which increases compatibility with many older SMPS models. Output ports include DVI, D-sub (VGA) and HMDI.
Premium-Inhalt. Due to a reporting error, the first take of the story titled "Dell's net income drops 63 percent in Q1," posted to the wire on Thursday, contained an incorrect comparison of Dell's earnings with analyst estimates. A sentence has been removed from the second paragraph and a new sentence added. The updated version of the story was correct.
Premium-Inhalt. This busy week for IT news was capped on Friday when President Barack Obama outlined U.S. cybersecurity plans, which have been anticipated for a while now. We also had been awaiting Microsoft's public release of its new search engine, which it said it has named "Bing." And Google made waves with a new "mega" application as well.
Premium-Inhalt. The ComputerWorld Canada story "Pitney Bowes tracks 1978 Mini as it drives around world," which appeared Friday, misstated the amount of money that Pitney Bowes Insight donated to the project. It was C$10,000.
Premium-Inhalt. Microsoft today dropped a limitation from Windows 7 Starter, the edition expected to ship on most netbooks, that would have blocked users from running more than three applications at the same time.
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Premium-Inhalt. Windows 7 Starter Edition with its three-application limit. Today, however, Microsoft that it would be removing the three-application limit on Windows 7 Starter, and that it will be available worldwide for use on "small notebook PCs," which presumably means it'll be geared toward netbooks.
Premium-Inhalt. HP and cloud application integrator Cast Iron Systems have ironed out a partnership linking Cast Iron software and HP hardware to help small and midsize businesses integrate applications with their internally deployed systems.
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Premium-Inhalt. Yahoo will close its Yahoo 360 social-networking site in July, something it originally planned to do in early 2008 and later delayed to last year's second half.
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Premium-Inhalt. In Apple's Mail program, you can use the Mailbox Behaviors tab of the Accounts panel to set how long Mail keeps sent, junk and trashed messages. Unfortunately, the options are somewhat limited. You can choose to never delete them or delete them when quitting Mail; you can also opt to delete them daily, weekly, or monthly. For me, none of those options are necessarily ideal--I like to keep my sent messages, for instance, for six months.
Premium-Inhalt. When native apps finally became available for the iPhone, was one of the first ones I bought. Having been a guitar player for most of my life, I thought this app was so cool. I was impressed by the way developer mimicked the guitar fretboard and provided various types of guitar sounds (electric, classical, and so on). I also liked how you could choose alternate tunings, do hammer-ons and pull-offs and set up other effects. Unfortunately, this held my interest for all of about 30 minutes. In that time, it became apparent that learning to play even the simplest songs on the PocketGuitar was going to take hours of my life, which I would rather spend playing a real guitar.
Premium-Inhalt. President Obama's and his creation of a new White House cybersecurity coordinator are being greeted with cautious optimism within the security industry.
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Premium-Inhalt. U.S. President Barack Obama's announcement Friday of a new cybersecurity push by the U.S. government won widespread praise from the technology industry, with many people saying his attention to the issue is a major step toward better securing the nation's computer networks.
Premium-Inhalt. Few companies innovate with the intensity and frequency of those working in mobile, and today's present is a future that only a handful of people would have predicted just a few short years ago. While most of us happily soak up rampant innovation as mere consumers, a handful of people in the hallowed corridors of mobile R&D labs are already working on the next big thing -- the phones we'll be carrying around in our back pockets in 2012 and beyond.
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