Der Bundesbeauftragte für den Datenschutz und die Informationsfreiheit, Peter Schaar hat seinen 23. Tätigkeitsbericht für die Jahre 2009 und 2010 vorgelegt. Er kritisierte die Bundesregierung scharf. In den beiden Jahren gab es rund 30 Beanstandungen - das sind dreimal so viele wie in den beiden Jahren zuvor. …mehr
Immer weniger Unternehmen setzen bei geschäftskritischen Anwendungen auf Mainframes. Viele möchten stattdessen auf Standardsysteme umsteigen, die auf einer Open-Systems-Plattform basieren. Wer noch Mainframes im Einsatz hat, plant aber zumindest Modernisierungsmaßnahmen, die am Ende oft auf die Ablösung des Großrechners hinauslaufen. …mehr
Premium-Inhalt. The judge hearing Oracle's Java patent lawsuit against Google hopes to get the case wrapped up before the end of November, he said Wednesday, but it won't help his cause that the U.S. patent office has agreed to reexamine Oracle's patents in the case.
Premium-Inhalt. After a year and a half of availability, Sony has finally . It's safe to say no one's upset about this. Although excitement for it grew when it was weeks before it was official, that excitement almost completely reversed upon release. It's not one of Sony's best moments, but tech trends often need that one entity to push forward, crash and burn, and have someone else learn from their mistake.
Premium-Inhalt. Cisco Systems orchestrated the arrest of Multiven founder Peter Alfred-Adekeye last year in order to force a settlement of Multiven's antitrust lawsuit against Cisco, a Multiven executive said on Wednesday.
Premium-Inhalt. If you are a major gamer like me, the thought of a mobile game with lightning fast gameplay and sharp graphics should be enough to have you salivating. While the (which is compatible with the PlayStation suite) is yet to be released, gamers must satisfy their mobile gaming itch through other means. Enter the TegraZone, an app on the Android Market that curates games optimized for .
Premium-Inhalt. Facebook, Twitter, and other social media networks have been dominating the news lately: President Obama launched his reelection campaign with an , we read a chilling report about "," and multiple stories have tracked what Charlie Sheen or Miley Cyrus (who's back on Twitter!) is tweeting about.
Premium-Inhalt. Scientists at the University of Pittsburgh have created the first single-electron transistor, made of oxide-based materials and artificial atoms.
Premium-Inhalt. According to anonymous sources who spoke with earlier today, the next Xbox and PlayStation consoles shouldn't be expected until 2014. One insider believes that "both MS and Sony are telegraphing to each other that they're delaying, to milk the current [generation] and fill in previous craters better."
Premium-Inhalt. Telecom [ASX:TEL] has been fined $12 million by the High Court of New Zealand after the Commerce Commission alleged the telco had breached the through high-speed data pricing.
Premium-Inhalt. The Australian Academic Research Network (AARNet) has pushed its storage-as-a-service offering, CloudStor, into general availability for all members of the service provider's network, following a year-long alpha test.
Premium-Inhalt. Mind maps a great brainstorming tools, but--as I said in my last post--. You can use them to plan meetings, build elegantly structured presentations with them, and even use them as your weekly agenda. Of course, how readily your mind maps adapt to these uses can depend to a large extent on the power of the actual mind-mapping software you use. Here are three great Windows mind mappers that can rise to any mappable task.
Premium-Inhalt. In fall, will a young man's fancy turn to thoughts of a new iPhone? Elsewhere, an Apple Store faces a terrible tragedy, and a rare collectible surfaces briefly before disappearing beneath the waves of the Internet. The remainders for Wednesday, April 20, 2011 clearly long for adventures on the high seas.
Premium-Inhalt. Dropbox--flamed this week for revealing that if requested--is not alone in its willingness to throw users' privacy under the proverbial bus.
Premium-Inhalt. Apple today said it sold a record 18.6 million iPhones in the first three months of 2011, the third consecutive quarter the company's smartphone has set sales records.
Premium-Inhalt. The fact that the iPhone or iPad are should not come as a surprise to anyone. Services like , mapping apps, and turn-by-turn navigation all rely on that functionality. But, the world does seem to be shocked by the privacy implications of the revelation that Apple is for anyone to access.
Premium-Inhalt. Gritty and sensational, the pulp detective magazines of the mid-Twentieth century were more tabloid than the tabloids of today. Who needs to read about starlets gone wild and rehab gone south when crimes like the can be read for the flip of a dime? What font could possibly do justice to the wasp-waisted victim cowering on the cover? Walter Velez's (free) is made for the job.
Premium-Inhalt. Microsoft Streets and Trips 2011 Edition extends the company's long tradition as a software navigation provider. Since the was released in September 2009, the year-accurate release of the 2011 edition ($40, as of March 30, 2011) means that you'll have significantly fresher maps for your upcoming spring and summer travel. In fact, updated maps are the only new feature of Streets and Trips 2011. Microsoft claims to have added coverage of 88,000 more miles of navigable roads. Beyond that, the user interface and navigation experience remain virtually unchanged from S&T 2010.
Premium-Inhalt. Yesterday, Microsoft that it will be actively demonstrating its commitment to Coordinated Vulnerability Disclosure (CVD) by publishing CVD documents and releasing on vulnerabilities discovered by Microsoft but fixed by affected vendors. Microsoft hopes that these documents will provide more transparency and insight into their disclosure philosophy and about how they go through the process.
Premium-Inhalt. The Texas State Comptroller's office has fired its heads of information security and of innovation and technology following an inadvertent data leak that exposed Social Security numbers and other personal information on over 3.2 million people in the state.
Premium-Inhalt. Microsoft said on Wednesday that its BPOS-Federal service has received an important certification that allows federal organizations to use the service.
Premium-Inhalt. If the recent rumors are true, you'll soon be able to get a Chrome OS notebook as a subscription from Google for $10-$20 a month.
Premium-Inhalt. , purveyors of , recently made some interesting announcements. Along with the unveiling of a the company also released an update that allows those with Sonos components to incorporate Apple’s AirPlay streaming technology into their systems. I’ve had the chance to try AirPlay with my Sonos gear and it works this way.
Premium-Inhalt. It looks like the legendary "hippie van" of the 1960s, but the iPad-powered Volkswagen Bulli concept electric van turned a lot of heads Wednesday when it was shown off at the New York International Auto Show.
Premium-Inhalt. Call it what you will—a foofaraw, a kerfuffle, an uproar, a donnybrook, a, um, shawshank (that’s a thing, right?)—but the has spread faster than a YouTube video of a cat playing the trombone. It’s on the mainstream news; ; heck, I even overheard two elderly gentlemen and an older woman discussing it in the café I frequent.
Premium-Inhalt. The University of Melbourne has expanded one of its two on-site data centres in an attempt to keep on par with increasing demands for research and Cloud initiatives.
Premium-Inhalt. Robots are taking our jobs! Well, maybe it's not quite that dramatic, yet. Yesterday, a robot, the PhillieBot, designed by the University of Pennsylvania, gave the first pitch at the Washington Nationals opener to the Phillies Phanatic mascot.
Premium-Inhalt. As this century gets into its stride, the computing world is evolving and standards that once ruled are falling away. Websites that fail to take this into account are doing their owners a disservice, both in terms of usability, and by appearing to be out of date.
Premium-Inhalt. "Boomshakalaka" has arrived on the iPad in the form of a tablet-sized version of the '90s classic NBA Jam.
Premium-Inhalt. On Thursday, Apple released a minor update to its iBooks e-book and PDF reading app for iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad.
Premium-Inhalt. At 8.9 inches (diagonal), the is the first tablet to hit the middle ground in terms of size, landing firmly between the larger slates that resemble netbooks without keyboards and the smaller models that feel like oversize phones. But the G-Slate (made by LG, and shown by that company as the ) also packs in features not found on other Android 3.0 tablets--including twin cameras for , and three speakers for producing stereo audio no matter how you hold tablet. And with that, the G-Slate ($530 after rebate and with a two-year T-Mobile contract, or $750 without a contract; prices as of April 21, 2011) carves out a niche for itself, albeit one largely limited to people looking for a tablet on contract.
Premium-Inhalt. The U.S. Federal Communications Commission on Thursday , one of the first steps the companies are making in the potentially lengthy approval process of AT&T's proposed acquisition of the smaller operator.
Premium-Inhalt. The landing of the West Africa Cable System (WACS) undersea cable this week is not only expected to bring much-needed capacity to the region, but more competition to the telecommunications market.
Premium-Inhalt. When word got out that your , privacy advocates and conspiracy theorists began wringing their hands. Others simply shrugged.
Premium-Inhalt. A set of 18 CEOs from 3PLs representing the highest in revenue to a cross-section of medium-sized 3PLs (to provide for varying perspectives), were recently interviewed by Katharine O'Reilly, executive director of , and asked a series of questions on current industry trends and challenges. One of the subject areas involved environmental sustainability and the CEOs were specifically asked:
Premium-Inhalt. A coalition of privacy and consumer groups is pushing for the U.S. Federal Trade Commission to add conditions, including requiring that Google get opt-in permission from users before collecting their data, to its proposed settlement over privacy problems related to the rollout of Google's Buzz social-networking service in early 2010.
Premium-Inhalt. AMD posted gains in both revenue and profit in the first quarter, citing lower prices but higher unit sales of microprocessors compared with a year earlier.
Premium-Inhalt. A couple weeks ago I showed you . Today, let's talk about another kind of reading material: Web content.
Premium-Inhalt. Adobe is once again releasing software updates to address a zero-day vulnerability in Adobe Flash. Adobe already unleashed an itself, but today it is also releasing updated versions of Acrobat and Reader which both rely on a vulnerable component of Flash.
Premium-Inhalt. Teri Takai, CIO of the U.S. Defense Department WASHINGTON -- U.S. Department of Defense CIO Teri Takai intends to move the agency's IT in a more mainstream direction to help speed adoption of new technologies, particularly the cloud and mobile.
Premium-Inhalt. A jury in the Eastern District of Texas told Google that it owes Bedrock Computer Technologies $5 million in damages for using versions of that infringe on Bedrock's patents.
Premium-Inhalt. Revelations that have led a Cornell University professor to warn mobile device users about what they're sacrificing to use such gadgets.