Premium-Inhalt. Top Story for this afternoon is the launch of what claims to be a new category in the consumer electronics industry -- Digital Performance Eyewear.
Premium-Inhalt. Identity theft has saddled thousands of children with debt, sometimes for years before they ever discover their personal information has been stolen, a study says.
Premium-Inhalt. It's an exciting day. Yes, it is April Fool's Day--which is quite fun, but that isn't what I am referring to. New browser usage stats are out; giving us something other than Microsoft and Mozilla try so hard to put on their own launch day numbers. These initial numbers, though, are a flash in time and illustrate a sort of tortoise and hare approach that requires taking a longer view.
Premium-Inhalt. Yeah, yeah, we've heard all about Apple's fabulous new . Does that mean accessory makers are giving up and taking their ball home? Not by a long shot. In fact, this week's roundup of new and recently announced iPad 2 accessories is dominated by devices that let you go hands-free by propping up your tablet.
Premium-Inhalt. African mobile-phone users are increasingly turning to their devices for functions beyond making calls, said speakers at a Massachusetts Institute of Technology panel discussion on Friday.
Premium-Inhalt. It's been all Google, all the time this week -- appropriately enough, given that Google has dominated April Fools' for nearly a decade. But this time, the headlines were mostly real. The G-folks unveiled the addition of Facebook-like social recommendations to search results, announced the winner of its municipal broadband sweepstakes, got spanked by the FTC for violating user privacy via its Buzz social net, and were accused of yet more improprieties by Microsoft. What else happened? Amazon got some skin in the music streaming game, Bill Gates got dissed by an old comrade, and New York City's Bronx Zoo is short one viper. Have you got what it takes to ace our quiz? Give yourself 10 points for each correct answer. Now go out there and try not to look foolish.
Premium-Inhalt. completed its acquisition of Qwest today, just under a year after the two companies announced plans to merge.
Premium-Inhalt. Google says it is in talks with the Chinese government about its online map product, which could be penalized in China due to new state laws.
Premium-Inhalt. A malicious Android app that shamed users for pirating software transmitted personal information to a URL controlled by the legitimate app's developer, a security company said today.
Premium-Inhalt. No other disaster has more than last month's earthquake and tsunami in Japan, according to analysts.
Premium-Inhalt. The ThunderBolt smartphone from HTC has outsold the iPhone 4 at some Verizon Wireless stores, according to a survey of 150 stores by BTIG analyst Walter Piecyk.
Premium-Inhalt. The idea behind Angry Birds Seasons--Rovio's follow-up to the massively popular Angry Birds game--is to introduce new levels for different seasons and holidays. Four incremental updates have come out already, so you have over 85 new levels to play. Although you won't find any new birds to shoot, each theme brings new obstacles and nicely designed landscapes through which to fling your feathered fliers.
Premium-Inhalt. According to Gartner Group, the business intelligence market is in the midst of a massive bifurcation, splitting into two camps of traditional BI solutions - sold by the IBMs, Oracles and SAPs of the technology world - and the so-called data discovery platform providers led by QlikTech International AB, which was founded in Sweden and is headquartered in Radnor, PA. QlikTech CEO Lars Bjork sees his traditional BI rivals as slow to change and inflexible, and he's trying to empower tech-savvy business users to mine their own insights and ideas from corporate data.
Premium-Inhalt. Verizon's iPhone 4 is getting some serious competition from the HTC Thunderbolt, a hot new Android smartphone running on Verizon's 4G LTE network.
Premium-Inhalt. There's been no shortage of in the tech world this year, and the Linux community is no exception.
Premium-Inhalt. Microsoft's Internet Explorer (IE) again lost ground to Apple's Safari and Google's Chrome last month, even as the company launched its newest browser, Web metrics data showed today.
Premium-Inhalt. In the wake of Gianfranco Lanci's departure as president and CEO on Thursday, Acer must move aggressively in the smartphone and tablet markets and step up its focus on enterprise PCs in order to remain a major player on the world stage, industry analysts said.
Premium-Inhalt. The creators of "Zodiac Island" say they lost an entire season of their syndicated children's television show after a former employee at their Internet service provider wiped out more than 300GB of video files.
Premium-Inhalt. Open source software can benefit government and the wider community through improving interoperability and reducing costs, according to the Australian Government chief information officer, Ann Steward.
Premium-Inhalt. The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers has approved IEEE 802.16m, the standard for the next generation of WiMax, which may deliver downstream speeds of more than 300M bps (bits per second).
Premium-Inhalt. Dell updated its enterprise Ethernet switch lineup on Thursday with the PowerConnect 7000 series, adding high-availability features, low power consumption and POE (power over Ethernet) to its equipment offerings for use in several parts of a LAN.
Premium-Inhalt. In the more than 20 years that followed 1987's Black Monday, the so-called circuit breakers installed in its wake were activated only once. The public was assured during that time that regulators were on top of increasingly automated and volatile markets, and that regulation was unwise anyway -- because openness, in the sense of keeping operations going, no matter what, was essential to market integrity. This longstanding hands-off policy with regard to market volatility may be coming to an end soon.
Premium-Inhalt. The investor-relations corner of the public-company CFO's world was in the spotlight last week at . Held at Cipriani's Wall Street -- where the champagne flowed by the case among a few multiple winners, like the healthcare industry's Covidien and banking's JPMorgan Chase -- the affair underscored that the market is in a celebratory mood again.
Premium-Inhalt. Microsoft appears to be reconsidering a decision to bar an application from the Windows Phone 7 market, in one of the first tests of the software giant's mobile app approval process.
Premium-Inhalt. This is an amazing April Fools' joke. Do you love how Apple stores look and lay out their products? Do you feel a little empty inside in between visiting or queueing up for the next iDevice outside the store? Well, Playmobil and ThinkGeek might just have the toy for you (or your kids)--the ! Apple fanboys and girls, prepare to get really excited--and then really sad that it isn't real.
Premium-Inhalt. It was not really a surprise that the deadline for GHG reporting would be extended. The on March 17 that the deadline for reporting annual GHG emissions would be moved from March 30, 2011 to September 30, 2011. Extensions to reporting deadlines are typically a matter of course. The extended deadline would give the EPA time to test the GHG reporting tool (e-GGRT). Electronic submission is required, and while the online tool is expected to streamline reporting, entering data into e-GGRT might not be a preferred means of reporting for utilities.
Premium-Inhalt. Seemingly confirming suspicions that publicity is never far from his thoughts, Bob Parsons is mounting a media blitz to defend his elephant-hunting habit. The unapologetic man's man and CEO of , which is by far the world's largest domain-name registrar, sparked a fresh controversy this week after of himself shooting and killing a bull elephant in Africa.
Premium-Inhalt. As occasionally happens, an OS X update designed to eradicate bugs allowed an entirely new bug to sneak in. This is what happened with Mac OS X 10.6.7. The symptom is this: the display and printing of text can be "jumbled" to the point of being completely unreadable. The problem does not occur in Mac OS X 10.6.6.
Premium-Inhalt. This morning's Top (real) Story is the news that PlatinumGames is relaunching itself in an effort to "ignite a Japanese games revival."
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Premium-Inhalt. JP Morgan Chase and the Kroger supermarket chain are warning customers that their names and e-mail addresses may have fallen into the wrong hands after someone broke into computer systems at e-mail marketing giant Epsilon.
Premium-Inhalt. Usually we here at the remainders consider it our sacred duty to poke fun at the day's news, but for some reason, the news today just seems too outrageous to mock. Instead, we will consider them with the utmost solemnity. Here are the remainders for Friday, April 1, 2011.
Premium-Inhalt. The Network World story "H-1B visas need to be easier to get, business leaders say," which ran on the wire Friday, contained several errors. The story has been corrected on the wire and editors are asked to use this corrected version of the story pasted below:
Premium-Inhalt. Time Warner Cable Friday added 19 TV channels to its iPad app offerings just a day after Fox Cable, Viacom, and Discovery Networks forced the cable company to pull from its iPad app the channels MTV, Comedy Central and Nickelodeon. New channels include CNN, Bravo, ESPNnews, A&E, to name few.
Premium-Inhalt. A redhead instant messaged me. She was in a vacation home on the Massachusetts coast. "Fleishman," she typed breathily. "You're the only one with the answer." "Spill the Java applets, toots," I tapped out with one hand while knocking back ban-cha tea with the other. A pause. Then a stream of words. "My Android phone won't connect to my MacBook Pro's software base station. My husband doesn't understand. I need your help." I like a challenge. I rolled up my hemp-cotton sleeves. "Lady, I charge 128 bits a day, plus expenses." She agreed.
Premium-Inhalt. There's trouble brewing at . stepped down Thursday as president and CEO of the Taiwan-based computer giant, which is struggling with declining revenue and sagging interest in its products in the key US and Western Europe markets. Analysts say the company needs to focus less on conventional PCs and more on where the action is: smartphones and tablets, two categories in which Acer is woefully trailing the pack.
Premium-Inhalt. Intel expects tablets running its power-efficient chip code-named Oak Trail to become available next month, the company said on Friday.
Premium-Inhalt. Let's face it: Whether you get your apps through the Android Market (about 100,000 apps) or the Apple App Store (about 350,000), it can be hard to figure out which ones you want to try out. And there are a lot of recommendation lists out there (Computerworld has ). But how to find the really great stuff?
Premium-Inhalt. April Fools' Day brings us to the beginning of a new month, so it's a perfect time to look back at some of the hacks we covered during March--including everything thing from Lego bricks to robotic chess. Let's take a trip through the month and revisit some of the more interesting hacks from the last 31 days or so...