Premium-Inhalt. Wait, you hadn't heard Sony's PlayStation 3 was banned in the Netherlands? Well it was, however briefly, thanks to a court order earlier this month that temporarily froze imports of the game console, culminating in the impounding of some 300,000 systems. Believe it or not, the same court order also allowed LG to seize newly purchased PS3s already in Dutch homes.
Premium-Inhalt. The iPad 2 might be a great gadget, but if you're like me, you're probably more interested in some of the other stuff going on in the tech universe this week (and I have an original iPad sitting right next to me as I type this). Like, say, a historic space flight that came to an end. Or a slot machine that serves up drinks. So step away from that iPad! It's time for This Week in GeekTech.
Premium-Inhalt. An online store for lightweight "widget" applications built for the Yahoo Connected TV platform will not open to consumers this month, as originally planned.
Premium-Inhalt. A U.S. Senate subcommittee focused on antitrust and consumer-protection issues will investigate competition in the search-engine and broadband markets over the next two years, the subcommittee chairman announced.
Premium-Inhalt. Three top executives of mobile WiMax operator Clearwire are leaving the company, including CEO Bill Morrow, who will be replaced for the time being by Chairman John Stanton.
Premium-Inhalt. Apple's iPhone 4 and RIM's BlackBerry Torch 9800 both succumbed to hackers today at Pwn2Own, but two other smartphones running Android and Windows Phone 7 were unchallenged, the contest's sponsor said.
Premium-Inhalt. Yes, we know--it's hard enough to remember to back up your desktop, your laptop, your smartphone, and your tablet, and now we want you to think about backing up your cloud-based e-mail account, too.
Premium-Inhalt. Last summer, Apple was far ahead of its would-be competitors: It not only led the tablet pack, it dominated, with 93 percent of the market share for shipments in the third quarter of 2010, according IDC. This summer promises to be a different game, though, with a dramatically different playing field. A flood of competitors to Apple's iPad 2-including the RIM PlayBook, Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1, Motorola Xoom, and HP TouchPad-will be shipping by then. Apple may still retain its leadership position, but it can expect competition.
Premium-Inhalt. Have you ever wondered what an MS Paint file sounds like? How about a PDF file, or how about a whole program? Now you can find out, and it's as simple as 1, 2, 3.
Premium-Inhalt. This morning's Top Story is the news that Sony's PS3-based MMO will soon be getting a downloadable release via PSN.
Premium-Inhalt. Many of us watch the events in the Middle East and North Africa unfold from afar. But for businesses with operations in these global regions of political unrest, protests, rebel uprising and deteriorating security often force difficult and immediate decisions for the sake of keeping .
Premium-Inhalt. Braving rain and cold, eager customers lined up on Friday outside Apple's retail store on Fifth Avenue in New York to purchase the iPad 2, which officially went on sale at 5 p.m. Eastern Time.
Premium-Inhalt. The U.S. Federal Trade Commission has closed the book on its legal action against Twitter, stemming from where high-profile Twitter users -- including President Barack Obama -- lost control of their accounts.
Premium-Inhalt. Since the first Macintosh hit the street in 1984, the PC experience has been about point-and-click interaction with a graphical user interface. There are times, however, where stopping what you're doing to use the mouse to perform simple tasks actually interrupts productivity and slows you down. Try to .
Premium-Inhalt. The popular caveman racing game has gotten another update for iPad and iPhone gamers, even though it's still technically stuck in the Stone Age.
Premium-Inhalt. The Game Developers Conference wrapped up last week, and many new games were announced. Here are a few that stood out.
Premium-Inhalt. You might describe iOS 4 as a long-term investment. While brought us the much-demanded multitasking, haven't been restricted to mere bug fixes. Instead, we've gotten a slew of noticeable, if not major, improvements: AirPlay, AirPrint, Game Center, and so on. The is no exception, bringing not only a couple of significant enhancements in the form of the Personal Hotspot feature and Home Sharing, but also some smaller niceties as well.
Premium-Inhalt. This vendor-written tech primer has been edited by Network World to eliminate product promotion, but readers should note it will likely favor the submitter’s approach.
Premium-Inhalt. When the earthquake struck in Japan mid-afternoon, Jason Park was in his office in Tokyo on the 39th floor. It started with a mild tremor, something that happens every few months.
Premium-Inhalt. The shocking images, videos and reports coming out of Japan in the aftermath of today's tsunami and earthquake leave a lot of us thinking "What can I do to help if I live so far away?" Writing a sympathetic Facebook status update or Tweet is a nice gesture, but it isn't exactly proactive. Thankfully, you can help--even if you're thousands of miles away. Relief efforts for Japan are already starting to pop up in the form of mobile donations and web forms through many well-known charitable and disaster relief organizations. But be aware: While mobile donations are certainly the quickest way to donate, they are not always the most effective.
Premium-Inhalt. Yesterday's 8.9-magnitude earthquake in Japan has been captured on video by people all over the world on their smartphones and digital cameras. They're uploading to Twitter, YouTube, and CNN'S iReport, among many other sites.
Premium-Inhalt. that prevents unauthorized software from running on corporate servers and PCs is a way to prevent malware attacks but managing the package keeps the Burton Group, a division of Gartner, from recommending it as a substitute for traditional antivirus software.
Premium-Inhalt. Passing the second anniversary of the Great Recession's market low this week, the technology sector remains a pillar for corporate revenue and investor confidence, as industry bellwethers like IBM and Apple make impressive share gains.
Premium-Inhalt. IBM wants to see itself through the as it .
Premium-Inhalt. Adobe's Flash Player 10.2 for Google Android devices will be available March 18, offering preliminary support for Android 3.0 Honeycomb tablets, such as the Motorola Xoom, Adobe said on Friday.
Premium-Inhalt. Software development company MasterObjects sued Amazon and Google this week, charging the companies with infringing on a patent for technology that presents possible complete search terms as users type in a search bar.
Premium-Inhalt. LinkedIn has launched a beta product called ""--a social news service that aggregates the top headlines and stories related to your industry and based on what your connections share.
Premium-Inhalt. Microsoft on Thursday confirmed a delay to the Windows Phone 7 update that includes cut and paste, but the company said it is still on track to deliver an even bigger update by the end of the year.
Premium-Inhalt. Doing an about-face on key issues: It's not just for politicians anymore. Tech honchos like Ellison, Schmidt and Ballmer do it from time to time -- even the mighty Steve Jobs is guilty.
Premium-Inhalt. A new, all-in-one PC from is aimed squarely at small business users with a 20-inch monitor, space-saving design and a choice of both processors and operating systems.
Premium-Inhalt. The World Wide Web Consortium on Thursday issued a standard for a compact form of for use on smartphones and devices with memory or bandwidth constraints.
Premium-Inhalt. About 300 years ago, the English playwright William Congreve wrote, "music has charms to soothe a savage breast, to soften rocks, or bend a knotted oak." This week we learned that it can also help hackers break into your car.