Premium-Inhalt. The Finnish government has done what no other nation has; it has made broadband Internet access a guaranteed legal right of its citizens. According to Finnish news site , The Ministry of Transport and Communications says everyone in the country will be entitled to a guaranteed 1 Mbit connection by next July. This is fascinating, but it's really only half the story.
Premium-Inhalt. Nintendo has just announced a release date for the black-colored Wii Remote and Nunchuk controllers. On November 17th, American gamers will now be able to pick up another color for their extra Wii controllers. Additionally, the new Wii Remote will now come bundled with a MotionPlus add-on for $50, which is only $10 more than the non-enhanced white Wii Remote. The release date of these controllers comes only two days after Nintendo unleashes onto the world, which will undoubtedly drive many gamers to purchase more Wii Remotes for their systems.
Premium-Inhalt. While I love posting news online, there is a part of me that will always love print media. Whether it be the stacks of gaming magazines adorning my cubicle, coffee table, and stuck in my parents basement or my ink-smudged fingers from reading Newsday every morning during my New York commuter days, I can't get enough of the hastily-printed page. My current non-gaming print obsession comes in the form of San Francisco's two weekly newspapers--the and the , both of which land on newsstands every Wednesday. You can imagine my excitement when I saw Brutal Legend on the cover of the SFBG.
Premium-Inhalt. As they are wont to do every time they near completion of adding new features, Microsoft is once again giving select Xbox Live members a crack at checking out the latest version of the Dashboard before the public at large.
Premium-Inhalt. For a while there it looked like 2009 would be remembered as the Year of the Dead Celebrity. But Michael, Farrah, Walter, Ed, and all the rest may have to move over. This is rapidly becoming the Year the Data Died.
Premium-Inhalt. Acer overtook Dell as the world's second-largest computer vendor during the third quarter, as the PC market showed signs of coming back to life, IDC said on Wednesday.
Premium-Inhalt. We're no strangers to the hand-wringing and vitriol that can result from criticisms of Apple and its products. Our essay "?" and the accompanying (and incorrect) drew scores of comments from readers, many of whom were clearly angry that we would dare to question Apple's strategy or suggest that purchasers might switch to lower-cost Windows and Linux machines in the midst of a deep recession.
Premium-Inhalt. Cisco's of Tandberg and its midmarket videoconferencing products has been the in the past two weeks. But we have to recognize mvision for putting out a release on Monday that capitalizes on the good vibes, even though the London-based company had nothing to do with the deal. Mvision is a managed service provider for Tandberg, and claims to be the number one installer of Tandberg's T3 system in the UK. The release quoted Managing Director Terry Dwyer as saying:
Premium-Inhalt. A new industry specification promises to un-network Dubbed Wi-Fi Direct, the spec will let your laptop or smartphone connect directly with other wireless devices.
Premium-Inhalt. Now that is reportedly launching its , will prices on Amazon.com's keep tumbling on further?
Premium-Inhalt. Farewell, . Don't let the door hit you on the way out. has arrived, and soon Vista will be retired to the alongside such notorious stinkers and .
Premium-Inhalt. We already knew that . But now Dell does too? Michael Dell, founder and CEO of the world's second largest PC maker, Tuesday night at a Silicon Valley dinner. Slamming netbooks' smaller screens and low-power hardware, Dell said that the average user of a 15-inch laptop, if given a 10-inch netbook, would be dissatisfied with the smaller PC within 36 hours. And according to IDG News, Dell slammed the entire netbook genre with this peculiar remark: "For a replacement machine or for a high-end machine, it's not what we'd recommend."
Premium-Inhalt. Despite the big marketing and advertising push Microsoft has given Bing, the new search engine failed to gain much ground among users in September, while Google increased its dominance, according to comScore.
Premium-Inhalt. Sophos has announced the introduction of its content-aware Data Loss Prevention (DLP) technology, to simplify how companies mitigate against accidental data loss. By seamlessly integrating DLP into the new release of Sophos Endpoint Security and Data Protection (ESDP), Sophos claims it can offer Indian businesses greater control over sensitive data without any additional licensing costs.
Premium-Inhalt. Multiple acquisitions and seven years of double-digit growth had pushed Ranbaxy's hardware needle into the red. David Briskman, VP and CIO of Ranbaxy had an ERP upgrade in mind, but he also knew it was a huge and complex task, given Ranbaxy's size.
Premium-Inhalt. Anuj Gulati, director, ICICI Lombard General Insurance, was optimistic that his team of enterprise architects will help ICICI Lombard ride through the slowdown, Gulati insists architects are indispensable, especially now. "They function as a business-to-technical liaison and integrate the architectural stovepipes of business, information, application, and technology. Architects give an organization the flexibility to configure products and processes thus reducing time-to-market.
Premium-Inhalt. If you've been feeling like your Mac's performance hasn't been up to par of late, you may be thinking that Apple's just-released will solve your problems. Alas, that's not the case--Performance Update 1.0 only addresses intermittent hard drive related pauses in certain Macs.
Premium-Inhalt. PC World is proud to announce , an exciting new series featuring hands-on technology expertise from some of America's top IT professionals. Each week, we'll showcase serious tech makeovers performed by independent IT companies for actual businesses.
Premium-Inhalt. Television ads for the iPhone promise that "There's an app for that." And, if you're talking about to-do lists, tip calculators, and myriad other categories, that's likely true. But what if there's an app to pull off the particular task you're hoping to perform on your iPhone? And, assuming you have the programming chops to actually build such an app, how can you expect to garner any attention in an App Store that's jammed with 80,000 or so other programs also hoping to catch the eyes of users?
Premium-Inhalt. Google is ready to show its hand. Only hours after regarding its Chrome OS , the search engine giant that it will reveal more Google goodness at a special event tomorrow.
Premium-Inhalt. The , that governing body that argues for years about, eventually ratifies, and certifies official Wi-Fi specification, is about to make the peer-to-peer connected world a bit easier. It has just announced that is nearing completion of a new "Wi-Fi Direct" specification for peer-to-peer communications. The Wi-Fi Alliance expects to begin certification for this new specification in mid-2010; products which achieve the certification will be designated "Wi-Fi CERTIFIED Wi-Fi Direct."
Premium-Inhalt. NASA is throwing a Tweetup for its next shuttle launch.
Premium-Inhalt. The Asia Pacific is one of the regions experiencing strong growth from managed telepresence services over the next five years, according to Ovum, an analyst and consulting company.
Premium-Inhalt. Firefox extensions (a.k.a. add-ons) get updated from time to time. As you may know, you can check for updates yourself by clicking Tools, Add-ons, Updates, or just wait for the browser to notify you (which it does automatically from time to time).