Die Datenpanne bei US-amerikanischen Sidekick-Kunden hat das Vertrauen vieler Anwender in Cloud Computing erschüttert. Sicherheitsexperte Marco Di Filippo, Regional Manager Germany bei der Compass Security Networking Computing AG, kennt die Schwächen des Systems und rät zu sorgfältiger Prüfung im Vorfeld. …mehr
Die Umweltorganisation Greenpeace hat ihr aktuelles "Cool IT"-Ranking veröffentlicht, bei dem die Leistungen führender IT-Unternehmen in Sachen Klimaschutz bewertet werden. IBM, HP und Fujitsu belegen dabei die ersten drei Plätze, Sony und Panasonic bilden das Schlusslicht. …mehr
Premium-Inhalt. China announced its fastest supercomputer yet on Thursday in the country's latest show of its goal to become a world leader in technology.
Premium-Inhalt. The Alzheimer's Association has unveiled a new Web-based application that works with various mobile devices to track people suffering from dementia who may wander off at some point during their illness.
Premium-Inhalt. Samsung Electronics achieved healthy increases in sales and profits during the third quarter of the financial year thanks to higher demand for its components and finished products, it said Friday. The company also said it expects global demand for its products to improve next year and brought forward some investment originally planned for next year.
Premium-Inhalt. EMC is working with Intel on a more energy-efficient version of EMC's Atmos cloud storage system that should be available in the second half of next year, the companies said Thursday.
Premium-Inhalt. Though flash storage could be the most powerful tool yet for IT administrators who want to speed up access to frequently used data, reaping its benefits may require automation software that has just begun to emerge from the major storage vendors.
Premium-Inhalt. Store shelves will host cool gadgets that could be good buys as the holiday season rolls in. Some new cameras, including the Flip MinoHD from Cisco Systems and LifeCam Cinema from Microsoft, are lightweight devices that can shoot high-definition video. Another portable device, TwitterPeek, is a unique mobile messaging device exclusively for Twitter fans. For Apple's iPhone, Shure has released new earphones that can control video and music.
Premium-Inhalt. As e-readers grow in popularity, a debate is growing about how well proprietary formats such as Amazon.com uses with the Kindle will do against more open approaches that allow users to download e-books to just about any device.
Premium-Inhalt. The real strength of ($39 Standard, $59 Deluxe; 30-use, feature-limited demo) is, oddly, not in its most basic functions. Like any photo editor of merit, it can adjust sharpness, color, contrast, brightness, and myriad other characteristics of any digital photo, either with a quick automatic-fix function or by providing the user with sliders for finer, manual controls. But I didn't find that the Auto Levels or Auto Contrast functions really improved photos all that much. In the end, I permitted the automatic cleanup to do its thing, and then I made more changes myself afterwards.
Premium-Inhalt. The Federal Government is calling on the energy industry to for the $100 million smart grid.
Premium-Inhalt. The Camino Project has unveiled , a Mac-only Web browser based on the same Mozilla rendering engine that powers Firefox.
Premium-Inhalt. Mac users of Verizon's FiOS TV can sigh less deeply: Media Manager, the software that has allowed FiOS TV users to stream music, photos, or video from their Windows PCs since last summer .
Premium-Inhalt. The world got another smartphone this week with Motorola's Droid, available from Verizon. Google rolled out Android 2.0 as well. The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers finally voted to allow non-Latin characters in domain names, and Windows 7 news continued apace, among other things. So read on and Happy Halloween everyone (see number 10).
Premium-Inhalt. Baring a last minute , the Federal Trade Commission is set to enforce its rules known as on Nov. 1.
Premium-Inhalt. The Conficker worm has passed a dubious milestone. It has now infected more than 7 million [m] computers, security experts estimate.
Premium-Inhalt. This is a bad day for the English language, after ICANN . Having invented the Internet--40 years ago yesterday--the U.S. has given away whatever advantage it offers English-speakers.
Premium-Inhalt. Nokia has finally decided to kill off its N-Gage gaming platform after years of shifting the strategy behind it with little success.
Premium-Inhalt. Analytics is "the most used and abused term in the marketplace right now," according to Jim Davis, senior vice-president and chief marketing officer of SAS Institute Inc.
Premium-Inhalt. Members of the private and public sector gathered at the Old Mill in Toronto to discuss Infrastructure Ontario's upcoming procurement model for IT infrastructure projects.
Premium-Inhalt. Toronto Hydro-Electric System Ltd. is offering financial incentives to companies that reduce their energy consumption in data centres.
Premium-Inhalt. A major contender to the iPhone, Google's Droid smartphone, took center stage this week. With Verizon in its corner, Droid matches up well against reigning champ iPhone. Analysts were quick to size up Droid's advantages, assess its chances, and even start to track its presales.
Premium-Inhalt. Windows 7 is now generally available and deals are everywhere, so you should start cranking on those upgrades or researching which new PC to buy, right? Well, not so fast.
Premium-Inhalt. One of many apps that mash together all of your social networking updates into one, (free) stands out in a few important ways. It doesn't require any other installation (such as Adobe Air) before it can be downloaded and run--it works on its own. Another big advantage Yoono has is that it's not just the union of Twitter and Facebook, but also includes support for MySpace and a whole host of instant messaging clients.
Premium-Inhalt. Sony's was updated earlier today with enough new information about to satisfy even the neediest of deities. The biggest announcement is that next year's God of War 3 will have a requisite premium bundle--this one is being called the Ultimate Edition. According to the blog post, the Ultimate Edition will be housed inside a replica of Pandora's Box and have two items inside--a God of War 3 game and an art book. The lion's share of exclusive content will be digital, as the Ultimate Edition will include voucher codes for an in-game exclusive skin for Kratos and a combat arena with an exclusive environment and seven challenges. On the multimedia front, you'll be able to download a God of War 3 making-of documentary and two soundtracks--one containing music from the trilogy and the other including heavy metal tracks inspired by the series. According to the GameStop listing, the bundle will sell for $100.
Premium-Inhalt. With their work on two of Sony's most prized franchises-- and --Insomniac has made a name for developing well-received, good-looking games. The company has reached that end in two very different ways, creating bright environments with cartoony characters moving at 60 frames per second (fps) for the former and more action-filled scenes at 30 frames per second in more subdued environments for the latter.
Premium-Inhalt. The Screen Actor's Guild announced their rejection of a new contract regarding videogame voiceover work yesterday morning, citing concerns over an "atmospheric performer" clause. SAG has asked the companies involved (including Electronic Arts) to reopen negotiations, but representatives told that they were "uncertain" about returning to the bargaining table.
Premium-Inhalt. About fifteen years ago, my husband and his colleague had their laptop computers stolen out of a car. They were fearful of reporting the incident to their boss, largely because the laptops had cost the company about $7,000 each. A $14,000 hit to the departmental budget was a serious blow. And back in those days, no one gave much thought to exposure of the data on the stolen devices.
Premium-Inhalt. The interview by Computerworld (US), "Q&A: Don't judge Microsoft security by the number of Patch Tuesday bulletins," was sent to the newswire Friday without the questions and comments of the Computerworld reporter in bold to distinguish them from the answers. Those portions of the interview have now been bolded and online editors are asked to use the clarified version of the interview.
Premium-Inhalt. There are now at least three companies moving enterprise Wi-Fi control functions, management functions or both into the cloud.
Premium-Inhalt. So I open my inbox this morning to find a bit-o-spam from an outfit calling itself Broadcast-info.com.
Premium-Inhalt. After months of device-leaks, "pre-reviews" and all-around speculation, BlackBerry-maker RIM last week decided to finally take the wraps off its worst-kept secret of the year, the . Shortly thereafter, U.S. carrier Verizon Wireless announced that it would start selling the new device this week.
Premium-Inhalt. I like most of what brings to the table, but there's one thing I definitely don't like: the new taskbar. Specifically, I miss the text labels that accompany each running program.
Premium-Inhalt. We all love our PCs and gadgets, don't we? Technology publications like this one (and columnists like me) love to wax eloquent about the wonders of the iPhone, the joys of Twitter and the un-Vista like qualities of Windows 7.
Premium-Inhalt. A federal court's decision this week a staggering $711 million in damages from a convicted spammer probably won't serve as much a deterrent to future attacks on social networks.
Premium-Inhalt. Today's hint is simple, effective, useful, and potentially quite dangerous--even though it neither uses Terminal nor modifies anything in the system. Instead, it's one of those timesaving shortcuts that you might, just might, regret knowing at some point in the future. Before you consider using this hint, remember that, as a relative of a spider-powered human mutant once said, "with great power comes great responsibility."
Premium-Inhalt. IT decision makers will be in the coming six months, according to recent research, but high-tech executives say staffing will remain flat as companies not only slow the pace of jobs cuts but also hold off on new hires.