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Premium-Inhalt. Microsoft is trying to improve the visuals in Windows 7 by working with hardware makers on a software interface that maximizes the use of graphics cards.
Premium-Inhalt. The same denial-of-service attack that took down Twitter this morning also slammed Facebook but with much less dramatic results.
Premium-Inhalt. For the early adopters of Twitter who have been around for a while, this morning may not seem unusual. What makes this morning's outage different from past failures is that this time Twitter fell prey to a denial-of-service attack. Twitter has expanded its capacity to accommodate the normal volume of users and tweets, but there is still a maximum that it is capable of managing. An attacker can effectively shut down the site by generating so many requests that it overwhelms the servers and prevents legitimate tweets from getting through.
Premium-Inhalt. Nvidia on Thursday disclosed a charge of US$119.1 million for its second fiscal quarter, ended July 26, to cover costs related to a faulty die and weak packaging material used in its graphics chips.
Premium-Inhalt. Nowadays everyone wants a device to manage their schedule, access social networking services, and play the occasional music video--all on a touchscreen that resembles a Star Trek tricorder. The Samsung Highlight ($130 with a two-year T-Mobile contract, as of 8/5/09) has few features that make it stand out from the , the , or the . Instead, it looks and feels like a lesser iPhone--and it costs $30 more.
Premium-Inhalt. A new service pack for SAP's flagship BusinessObjects BI (business intelligence) platform is reportedly taking an exceedingly long time to install , presenting significant logistical problems, according to angry users posting on an independent message board.
Premium-Inhalt. Problem: Your sister-in-law talks too much. Your co-worker has deadly coffee-breath. Your neighbor leaves his barking dog outside at all hours of the day and night.
Premium-Inhalt. Twitter and Facebook with denial-of-service attacks that can knock a site offline, but don't steal information or cause permanent damage. The question is, why?
Premium-Inhalt. The raised privacy concerns this week among those who oppose efforts to pass healthcare reform legislation. In the White House asked supporters to report "fishy" information they receive regarding the debate on healthcare reform by forwarding emails to .
Premium-Inhalt. Popular social-networking site Facebook was hit with a DoS (denial-of-service) attack Thursday, but the attack did not appear to be as severe as one that crippled Twitter the same day.
Premium-Inhalt. Microsoft will soon move its Azure services off its data center in Washington, due to changes in the way such facilities are taxed in the state.
Premium-Inhalt. It may seem like the for tech companies trying to secure investments from venture capital firms, but the darkest days may be yet to come, says longtime venture capitalist Michael Fitzgerald.
Premium-Inhalt. The new IPv6 internet protocol addressing scheme will be critical for expanding digital collaboration among organisations, says Murray Milner, principal of Milner Consulting.
Premium-Inhalt. One of my favorite OS X add-ons is , in part because of its menu-bar menu that provides quick access to my favorite files and folders. But if this is the only one of FinderPop's many features you need, a suitable alternative is Devon Technologies' . I , but the program is worth revisiting: since that time, it's been updated for Intel Macs, gained some impressive speed boosts, and added some useful features.
Premium-Inhalt. GamePro Media's web development team is introducing an innovative tool set to help publishers - independent, enterprise, or professional - populate their web products with a robust resource of gaming information and imagery. Whether you are a website developer who wants to integrate customizable GamePro XML into your site, or a gamer who just wants a game release calendar or news feed on your blog or Facebook page, you'll find it here. Dubbed "," this new toolset offers content needs for all gamers.
Premium-Inhalt. It has been a gut wrenching couple of months for those of us who have been eagerly awaiting , as Activision filed a lawsuit against Double Fine Productions to stop the "Rocktober 13" release of the game. But, finally, the brutal court drama that was, has ended, as the lawsuit between the developer and former publisher has been settled out of court.
Premium-Inhalt. For those of you unable to wait until August 25 to fill the bat boots of the dark knight in , MTV has revealed the , which showcases the titles dark brooding atmosphere and a bit of its free-flowing combat system.
Premium-Inhalt. Is this week's title in reference to silly technology pundits and their penchant for hyperbole when it come to Apple, the Windows 7 upgrade matrix, the App Store approval process, or the iconic '60s song by the Temptations?
Premium-Inhalt. MDB is the format used by Microsoft Access, one of the most popular databases in the world. Usually, a front end application of some type is used to--no pun intended--access the data. However, it can sometimes occur that you end up with a "naked" MDB and no way to peek inside it. Enter (free).
Premium-Inhalt. For just $3, serves as a handy tool that can keep you organized in a pinch. The interface is easy to use, so it won't add to the confusion of your day. Color-coded tasks, large checkboxes to check as tasks are completed, and a few interesting extras make this app from a worthy download.
Premium-Inhalt. Sometimes it's possible to have too much of a good thing. Take podcasts, for example. They're free and a lot of them offer great content. But they can take up a lot of space in your iTunes library if you're not careful.
Premium-Inhalt. Another day, yet another odd application found in the App store. '' from SWS Digital allows users to track their bowel movements and share them with the world, all in real-time.
Premium-Inhalt. released the ready-to-ship version of its operating system to software developers and IT professionals on Thursday, raising the question as to when consumers will be able to get their hands on a copy--be it via download, shrink wrap, or preinstalled on a new PC.
Premium-Inhalt. Microsoft on Thursday posted , an update to their office productivity software suite for the Macintosh. The new update is available for download from their Web site. Office also features an auto update mechanism that did not recognize this update as available as posted this article.