Die Riege der Hersteller von Android-Smartphones hat den Kauf von Motorola durch Google einhellig begrüßt. Nach Meinung von Nokia-Chef Stephen Elop gefährdet die Übernahme jedoch die anderen Android-Produzenten. Der Google-Motorola-Deal mache zudem ein drittes Ökosystem als Ausgleich zur Marktmacht von iOS und Android notwendiger denn je. …mehr
Das US-amerikanische Start-up Flingo hat einen Fernseher entwickelt, der Informationen über das aktuell geschaute Programm per Internet an andere Geräte weitergibt, wie www.technologyreview.com berichtet. Das Gerät soll in den USA noch in diesem Jahr erscheinen und unter 500 Dollar kosten. Die Anwendungsmöglichkeiten reichen von zielgerichteter Information bis hin zur personalisierten Werbung in Echtzeit. Datenschützer stehen dem System kritisch gegenüber. …mehr
Xing, LinkedIn, Google+, Facebook Bei vielen Ihrer Kunden wird es schon sicherlich feste IT-Security-Regeln geben, beispielsweise Vorschriften und Anweisungen dazu, wie Mitarbeiter sich beim Surfen im Web verhalten sollen. Oft ist darin auch beschrieben, welche Anwender in welchem Kontext allgemein zugängliche oder vertrauliche Daten - bei Bedarf verschlüsselt - an bestimmte Adressaten versenden dürfen. …mehr
Ein kürzlich veröffentlichtes Patent des Software-Riesen Microsoft lässt vermuten, dass man in Redmond an einem cloudbasierten Betriebssystem arbeitet. Das unter dem Titel "Fast Machine Booting Through Streaming Storage" hinterlegte Konzept würde das Streamen eines Systems auf diverse Geräte mit Internetzugang und Bildschirm zulassen. Eine technisch ähnlich aufgebaute Lizenzierungsfunktion war zuletzt in einem Beta-Build von Windows 8 aufgetaucht. …mehr
Das Problem der fehl ausgerichteten Partitionen ("Misalignment") auf sehr großen Festplatten und auf SSDs (solid state drives) wird von vielen Usern bagatellisiert. Dabei verdoppelt sich dabei unter Umständen die Anzahl der Festplattenzugriffe. Denn beträgt der vom Betriebssystem vorgegebene Offset mal nicht die geforderten 4 kB, muss unter gewissen Randbedingungen ein Sektor manchmal wiederholt ausgelesen werden. Das kostet Zeit und verringert die Rechnerleistung. …mehr
Premium-Inhalt. U.S. consumers are among the world's most voracious consumers of mobile data, motivated by the country's homegrown technology industry, according to analyst Chetan Sharma.
Premium-Inhalt. Hewlett-Packard Co., the world's largest personal-computer maker, wants to get out of the business.
Premium-Inhalt. As any executive recruiter will attest, the effective CFO counts masterful negotiation among his or her most valuable skills. Negotiation is a critical part of a finance chief's dealings, whether with vendors, customers, or other external business partners, or with colleagues within the C-suite. Moreover, negotiation skills can be invaluable in career-related conversations.
Premium-Inhalt. HP announced , which includes the HP Veer 4G, the HP Touchpad and the yet-to-be-released HP Pre 3 smartphone. The death of WebOS devices is sad, yet unsurprising news. The entire journey of the WebOS has been marred by pitfalls since the very beginning--and things only got worse over time.
Premium-Inhalt. Konami's subbing out the fixed perspectives and creepy-crawly pace of previous Silent Hills for some fast-paced, isometric action in the upcoming . A cooperative action game with puzzle elements, Memories will see you and your friends creating customized characters, solving puzzles in several eerie environments, and duking it out with familiar faces from the series' foggy, frightening universe.
Premium-Inhalt. HP has sensationally abandoned its webOS line of products, consigning the HP TouchPad tablet to the dustbin less than a week after it launched in Australia.
Premium-Inhalt. HP believes that tablets have a promising future, but company officials said Thursday the reaction to their first tablet, the TouchPad, was so negative that it didn't make sense for the company to continue in that market. In the company's hotly anticipated earnings call, HP's CEO took pains to keep his options open regarding the company's PC division, which could be spunoff or sold.
Premium-Inhalt. The PC version of Eric Chahi's exotic sandbox game is finally available for purchase after a three week delay, and if you're into solving puzzles and shepherding worshippers from village to village with the terraforming prowess of an all-powerful deity it's definitely worth a look. Unfortunately, despite being largely a single-player affair the game automatically connects to the Ubisoft servers to authenticate itself every time you boot it up. Once the servers have verified that you're not playing a pirated copy you're free to disconnect and play offline, but if you don't have access to the Internet you can't play From Dust. Period.
Premium-Inhalt. The big GOOG joins the battle against Lodsys, the demise of webOS devices was just as surprising to many HP as outside, and one Australian politician wants Apple to lower its prices. The remainders for Friday, August 19, 2011 are always a deal.
Premium-Inhalt. Well of course you do. You're an IT professional, after all. You know that hard disks require at least a low-level-format, or better yet, an electric drill boring holes through the platters. You format your USB thumb-drives and still don't allow them in the office. You police up every possible errant byte, don't you?
Premium-Inhalt. The German State of Schleswig-Holstein has ordered all state sites to remove Facebook's "like" button. Sites that fail to comply could face fines of up to 50,000 euros, or about $72,000.
Premium-Inhalt. HTC, which just announced even though , continues the trend started by Samsung this week of needling Google by doing things that make it easier for people to mess with Android.
Premium-Inhalt. $20 is pretty expensive for a PSN game, but Sony Online Entertainment and developer Overkill believe that they've created a game that's worth the money. Featuring six maps, 144 reputation (experience) levels, drop in/drop out cooperative play and a variety of skills to unlock, certainly doesn't skimp on incentives to replay.
Premium-Inhalt. Back in , AJ was pleasantly surprised to come across Recoil Games' , a gravity-manipulating 2D platform game with simple controls and fiendish physics puzzles. My experience with the game at Gamescom today mirrored hers -- I'd never even heard of it prior to today, but I came away thinking that this could be a real sleeper hit for PSN.
Premium-Inhalt. Barely two months after the launched, and we're already writing its obituary. Even RIM's BlackBerry PlayBook tablet has survived for longer than that. I was among the reviewers who took HP to task on the TouchPad--but even so, I'm saddened by the news that the tablet world has one fewer competitor. After using the TouchPad over the past few weeks, I can say that I liked certain aspects of the TouchPad and WebOS, and that I was looking forward to seeing these features in second-generation hardware. I can only hope that other tablet makers take a hard look at their mobile operating systems and tablets, and that they find ways to prevent these five hardware and software capabilities from dying with the .
Premium-Inhalt. Do you love with more than two legs? If so, then this is for you! Built by , MorpHex makes use of more than 25 , and it can do some pretty creepy things with them.
Premium-Inhalt. Think of browser-based games and your mind probably automatically turns to Zynga. What it probably doesn't imagine is a fully 3D Star Trek MMO with tactical combat; an in depth story penned by Lee Sheldon, one of the series' writers; and an authentic visual design straight out of the TV series thanks to collaborations with Michael and Denise Okuda, both of whom played a prominent role in Star Trek's distinctive look.
Premium-Inhalt. How's that for a heady Thursday: HP --the world's largest PC manufacturer-- announces that they aren't really into the whole "building PCs" thing anymore, thanks to double-digit profit margins and many other facets of their corporate portfolio. It's a sensible (albeit dramatic) decision, but one without a conclusion: options are being mulled, while foundries continue to crank out desktops and laptops that could very well need a new logo within the next year or two. This leaves lots of questions on the table.
Premium-Inhalt. Google has strengthened the IT administration capabilities of the free, standard version of its Apps hosted communication and collaboration suite, the Friday.
Premium-Inhalt. Here's another iPhone 5 release date rumor to add to the pile.
Premium-Inhalt. "The PC is dead!" We've heard that message a lot since the birth of 's , but when one of the creators of IBM's first PC added his voice to the chorus, people took notice.
Premium-Inhalt. Back at Gamescom in 2009, Gearbox Software was demonstrating its then-upcoming Borderlands game to small audiences, begging people to give this new, original game a chance amid a sea of sequels. Fast forward to today and that game has been one of the developer's biggest successes -- a fact about which the team seems humbled and genuinely grateful. As such, they are adamant that Borderlands will not end up offering a series of what they call "one year turnaround content dump sequels" -- the new game is what they call a "true sequel."
Premium-Inhalt. The story, "Wall Street Beat: Megamergers, earnings roil tech," posted Friday, incorrectly reported the title of Rob Fisher, U.S. technology transaction services leader at PricewaterhouseCoopers. The story has been corrected on the wire and the 14th paragraph now reads:
Premium-Inhalt. HP's decision this week leaves diehard developers who built for it in limbo, said a former HP and Palm software development official who nonetheless lauded the technology and expressed hope that WebOS could be revived somehow.
Premium-Inhalt. Preventing external attacks to IT systems is a huge and critical task for most companies, but what are businesses doing to stop similar attacks when they come from within? That's a question that more companies should be asking themselves as internal IT sabotage cases regularly hit businesses hard, causing big monetary losses and often knocking companies offline for days or weeks.
Premium-Inhalt. Namco demonstrated the punishing difficulty of at Gamescom today, pointing out that yes, it is in fact far more difficult than Demon's Souls due to the fact that more complex tactics are required to traverse the various areas in the game -- not just an affinity for the game's demanding combat system.
Premium-Inhalt. Rejoice! will suffer no more delays from here on out, as Cliff Bleszinski tweets that the game has officially gone gold.
Premium-Inhalt. If you were holding out any hope that Capcom would bring back , that the whole thing was really a cruel publicity stunt, it's time to take those thoughts and bury them with the rest of your dreams.
Premium-Inhalt. I got the chance to have a play with Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3 today. Despite the fact that the full character roster was almost as soon as Capcom announced the new edition, the publisher is sticking stubbornly to its PR and marketing plan by revealing the characters a few at a time -- even going so far as to keep a number of spaces on the character select screen emblazoned with an "UNKNOWN" sign.
Premium-Inhalt. Firefall, for the uninitiated, is an upcoming massively multiplayer shooter from Red 5 Studios, who count World of Warcraft team lead Mark Kern and lead designer of Tribes Scott Youngblood among their number, with Orson Scott Card consulting on the game's surprisingly deep sci-fi story. That's quite a pedigree from both the massively multiplayer and shooter perspectives, so if you're not yet familiar with the game, that might convince you to take a closer look.
Premium-Inhalt. Hewlett-Packard may be , but that doesn't mean the PC is dead: competition among Ultrabook manufacturers Acer and Asus is alive and well. Acer is reportedly pushing to release its upcoming ultrathin and lightweight Acer Aspire 3951 in September, a month before expected, to directly compete with the Asus UX21 Ultrabook.
Premium-Inhalt. If you're part of the fanbase that isn't down with the reboot of the series (and the redesigned protagonist Dante) Ninja Theory hears your worries. But they're not going to change things back. So deal with it.
Premium-Inhalt. EA's COO Peter Moore maintains that doesn't need to sell more than Modern Warfare 3 to be successful.
Premium-Inhalt. There's no denying that HP's abrupt decision to is a blow to consumer choice and the mobile arena in general, which as I see it is really just down to two competitors now: iOS and Android.
Premium-Inhalt. If you've been watching the stock market this month, you know that, economically speaking, things are going the wrong way. We seemed to be in a period of economic recovery, but now, whatever recovery we might have been having seems to have fallen right through, like piping-hot coffee melting the bottom of a cheap cup. Whether or not you consider stock market activity as a representation of the overall economy, I can tell you that my company seems to be falling on hard times as well.
Premium-Inhalt. Just days after the ready-for-primetime version of was released, Mozilla, sticking to its for the browser, has rolled out the beta for Firefox 7 --a release of the software that is emphasizing performance improvements.
Premium-Inhalt. Hewlett-Packard may struggle to attract buyers for its Personal Systems Group (PSG), which might carry too high a price tag in a PC market struggling under the onslaught of tablets, analysts said.