Sony bekommt nach dem spektakulären Datendiebstahl in seinen Spielenetzwerken offenbar bereits die Folgen zu spüren. Das Geschäft mit Spielkonsolen und Spieletiteln boomt derzeit in allen Produktkategorien, doch Sony falle bei den Verkäufen deutlich hinter die Konkurrenz zurück, berichtet das "Wall Street Journal". …mehr
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Premium-Inhalt. Earlier this week, my PCWorld colleague Tony Bradley brought you the news that tablets purchasers are , according to .
Premium-Inhalt. If you need to track down a laptop-stealing varmint, well, there's a (Mac) app for that. Also, Apple doubles down on one of its stores, the iPad 2 isn't exactly photogenic, and it seems like there's a world record for everything these days. The remainders for Friday, May 13, 2011 are not in the least bit unlucky.
Premium-Inhalt. Defence is to overhaul the electronic access card system which controls staff access to facilities in the Canberra region amid decreasing overall performance of the security system.
Premium-Inhalt. Singapore, Stockholm and Seoul are the three top-ranked cities as per the Networked Society City Index presented by the Swedish telecommunications giant Ericsson and management consultancy Arthur D. Little.
Premium-Inhalt. US carrier Verizon is expanding its reach in the Asia Pacific region through a tie-up with Sri Lanka mobile provider Dialog Axiata.
Premium-Inhalt. Global technology mergers and acquisitions (M&A) deals grew during the first quarter (Q1) of 2011, according to Ernst & Young's quarterly report, Global Technology M&A Update, January - March 2011.
Premium-Inhalt. The federal opposition leader, Tony Abbott, has used his reply speech to the 2011-2012 federal budget to once again attack the National Broadband Network (NBN) and argue for a market-oriented solution to the need for faster broadband.
Premium-Inhalt. Thanks to the latest release from game maker , your iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad is now a highway to the danger zone. , released by Z2Live this week, puts you in the cockpit of a fighter jet where you can channel your inner Goose or Iceman in dogfights with other would-be top guns.
Premium-Inhalt. My earlier post on this subject, noting the need for educating business professionals beyond IT, stimulated good reflections and comments. Since then, I became aware of a study (Sircar, Sumit (2009) "Business Intelligence in the Business Curriculum", Communications of the Association for Information Systems: Vol. 24, Article 17). Sircar, a professor at the University of Miami (Ohio) School of Business, described the components of a business analytics minor comprising courses in statistics, quantitative analysis of business problems, and data mining. His research at that time showed few business schools with such an analytics curriculum. That finding is disappointing as measured against the large number of IT and business professionals who need to be trained. But there are encouraging signs of change, as I observed in a recent visit to a new center for customer analytics at Yale School of Management.
Premium-Inhalt. Twisted Pixel's upcoming sequel to Splosion Man features an unfortunately (and deliberately) named finger-twisting single player multiplayer mode. Yes, you read that correctly.
Premium-Inhalt. A computer glitch at the U.S. Department of State means there's some bad news for thousands of people who thought they'd been selected in this year's green card visa lottery, which gives a select few a bump to the front of the immigration line.
Premium-Inhalt. Pity the poor honeybee. Since 2003, bee colonies around the globe have declining at an alarming rate. And since bees play a vital role in agricultural production, that's bad news for us humans. Scientists suspect many factors may be responsible, including pesticides, viruses, the varroa mite, genetically modified crops, and even exceptionally cold winters. Now we can add cellphones to the list of possible culprits.
Premium-Inhalt. I'm confused. What makes Samsung's (which is finally shipping ) a Droid?
Premium-Inhalt. A huge amount of Modern Warfare 3 information was leaked earlier today, making Call of Duty fans understandably excited. Pete Davison stands up for those of us who tire of playing soldiers.
Premium-Inhalt. Be honest, when looking at your hands, you probably take your fingers for granted. Without fingers, imagine trying to do everyday chores involving gripping or your touch senses -- this post, typed up on a laptop, wouldn't have been written. Fortunately, a simple artificial limb has been created, which bends just as well as the real thing, only without fancy machinery to control it.
Premium-Inhalt. Last week was a big week in Warranty. IDC Manufacturing Insights not only published the Warranty Management Capability Maturity Model, but we held a webcast entitled "The Way to Becoming a Warranty Warrior" which described the details of the Capability Maturity Model (CMM) and also reviewed the industry field study results which showed the clear separation in maturity markers of the leaders, or "Warranty Warriors" from the laggards, or "Warranty Wannabees".
Premium-Inhalt. A company called Lodsys claims to own four patents covering the in-app purchase mechanism found on iOS devices, and is seeking licensing fees from at least five individual developers, . Some developers have received hand-delivered documents threatening patent infringement lawsuits if they don't pay up.
Premium-Inhalt. Google is attempting to reinvent mobile computing with its Chromebook, but despite all of the features and analysis available to us, there are still some important questions yet to be answered. We won't know about some important aspects of the Chrome OS laptops until we get our hands on one, and other questions are largely about the viability and reliability of laptops that are entirely web-based. Here are five of the top unanswered questions.
Premium-Inhalt. When Apple released new in early May, the company also made available new build-to-order (BTO) options in addition to the . Macworld Lab tested two iMacs with BTO processor upgrades that offer faster speeds and more processing power, and the results show that the additional cost for the upgrades are worth it--if you run software that takes advantage of the technology.
Premium-Inhalt. A U.S. appeals court has ruled on two patent lawsuits that pit Rambus against two competing DRAM makers, sending both cases back to district courts for reconsideration.
Premium-Inhalt. I've covered a number of Mac Gems aimed at helping you remember tasks, events, and appointments. But one thing they've all had in common is that they've been Gems--they remind you only when you're sitting in front of your Mac. If you've got multiple Macs, a select few of these programs can sync reminders between Macs, so you'll be reminded as long as you're working at one of them.
Premium-Inhalt. The source code and a manual to the popular crimeware creation kit has been leaked, perhaps giving defenders additional tools to fight infections but also raising concerns that criminals may use the source code to create a rapidly expanding compendium of variants.
Premium-Inhalt. My PCWorld peer Katherine Noyes recently bashing Microsoft and whining about the lack of Linux love in the world. Noyes was incredulous that the NSA (National Security Agency) would urge users to move to Windows Vista while ignoring the Linux OS completely.
Premium-Inhalt. Peer-to-peer software maker to pay a whopping $105 million to settle music piracy claims marks a decisive, if somewhat symbolic, victory for the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA).
Premium-Inhalt. Google's I/O conference unleashed a flurry of news this week, including some long-awaited new and updates to the operating system itself.
Premium-Inhalt. At an upcoming conference in Australia, firm HackLabs is expected to demonstrate how hackers perform VoIP attacks and identify weaknesses in and other manufacturers phones.
Premium-Inhalt. Verizon Wireless will put the Droid Charge smartphone on sale Saturday morning, 16 days after it was first planned to hit store shelves.
Premium-Inhalt. EuroSmartz, the paper-loving developers behind PrintCentral Pro for and , have been busy. In April the company released a , and it's already back with a 2.0 upgrade to both iPhone and iPad editions.
Premium-Inhalt. Samsung Electronics announced that it is now producing high-performance DDR 2.0 multi-level-cell (MLC) memory chips based on its smallest 20-nanometer (nm) circuitry. The chips boast a performance improvement of three times over the company's current chip technology and have 64 gigabits of capacity, twice what Samsung had been producing with DDR 1.0 technology.