Meldungen vom 29.03.2009

  • Feds give $50B IT services deal a second try

    The U.S. federal government has chosen 59 IT services firms including AT&T Government Solutions, Nortel Government Solutions and IBM for a government-wide IT services program that could be worth US$50 billion over the next 10 years. …mehr

  • Sony emphatically denies PS3 price drop

    In its strongest wording to date, Sony Computer Entertainment America emphatically denied that a PlayStation 3 price drop is planned. The terse media statement comes on the heels of repeated rumors that PS3 price drop was imminent. …mehr

  • Netflix Raises Blu-ray Fees: Time to Choose Blockbuster?

    Buying a new movie on Blu-ray may be these days, but renting one is actually getting more expensive. Netflix has announced it's raising its Blu-ray surcharges, replacing the with a new tiered alternative. Translation: Your bill will go up by anywhere from $1 to $8 per month, depending on which plan you've chosen. …mehr

  • Samsung Launches its 2009 Camera Line Up

    The new line up of digital cameras from Samsung India comprises of 8 models including the 10.2MP flagship Samsung WB500. It has a host of manual controls (shutter, aperture, focus) and has optical and digital image stabilization. It can also shoot 720p videos at 30fps and uses h.264 compression. The 10x optical zoom can be used even during video recording. Face detection and smile shutter function claim to produce better portraits. A Blink Detection feature automatically fires three consecutive shots if the camera detects that the subject has blinked his / her eye (The Samsung Innovate mobile phone also has this feature). The Beauty Shot feature (seen even in earlier Samsung cameras) automatically brightens and evens out skin tones as well as removes blemishes in subjects' faces. …mehr

  • MobileMe evolves into integral service

    Apple's MobileMe certainly had its growing pains when it launched last summer, but the online collection of syncing services has matured since then. MobileMe has definitely become an integral part of my computing experience. …mehr

  • David Pogue's secret weapon: Patience

    New York Times gadget guy , a former Broadway orchestra conductor and MacWorld , is probably the world's most widely read and watched tech product reviewer. As a fellow contributor to the Times, I can confirm that anything Pogue writes pulls down several times as many page views as my most popular work. How does he do it? …mehr

  • iPhone accelerometer leads to a shakeable ad

    Dockers has a new ad that dances when shaken. The ad, which appears with , takes advantage of the phone's built-in accelerometer to create an interactive, "shakeable" ad. It is the first of its kind, according to Dockers. …mehr

  • US convicts first foreigner of phishing

    A 23-year-old Romanian man has become the first foreigner to be convicted by a U.S. court for phishing. …mehr

  • Woz dances onto DeepDyve's advisory board

    Understated overachiever Steve Wozniak, famous for designing Apple Computer's early models, has joined the advisory board of search startup . Woz is not an investor in the company, which claims to index what it calls the "," content that is not indexed by Google and other Web search engines. …mehr

  • Microsoft ad: 'I'm just not cool enough to be a Mac person.'

    Microsoft has pulled off the gloves in a new ad campaign that hits Apple's weak spot: Price. …mehr

  • Chinese spies: Coming to a PC near you?

    By now you've probably read about that was uncovered after the office of the Dalai Lama asked researchers at the University of Toronto to examine their computers for malware. The researchers not only found nasties there, they uncovered an entire network that connected almost 1,300 computers in 103 countries -- mostly government organizations, but also some machines at private companies, offices of NATO, and the Associated Press. (You can read .) …mehr

  • Sprint CEO's '08 compensation valued at $15.5 million

    Although his company lost more than 4 million wireless subscribers in 2008, CEO Dan Hesse received an executive compensation package that the company valued at US$15.5 million. …mehr

  • Microsoft to shut down Encarta Web sites

    Microsoft is shutting down its Encarta encyclopedia Web sites and will also discontinue its Student and Premium Encarta software products.  …mehr

  • Toon Boom Animate Pro, Manager debut

    Toon Boom Animation on Monday announced Toon Boom Animate Pro and Toon Boom Manager, two new products for animation professionals. …mehr

  • Woz Weekly: 'It's about dance'

    Most of us never thought he'd make it this far, but as we go into the fourth week of the season, everyone's favorite tech genius, the wonderful Steve Wozniak, is still prancing his way through Dancing with the Stars--in spite of receiving some of the lowest scores from the judges in the show's eight seasons. …mehr

  • AMD Launches ATI FirePro V7750 for High-end Professionals

    AMD announced the availability of the ATI FirePro V7750 graphics accelerator for the high-end market, ideally suited for graphics professionals working in engineering, digital content creation and scientific fields. These professionals need a 3D graphics accelerator that can quickly handle large models and shader-intensive applications, while delivering accurate color reproduction and superior visual quality. The ATI FirePro V7750 comes at US$899 MSRP. …mehr

  • Rumor: $99 PS2 to be announced soon

    An anonymous tipster over at was able to take a picture of Kmart's retail database, which shows that the price of the console will be lowered to US$99.99 next week. The circular that will reflect this price drop is set to release on April 5th. …mehr

  • Sun confirms 1,500 job cuts this week

    Sun Microsystems is laying off about 1,500 employees this week in a follow-up to a restructuring plan announced a few months ago, the company confirmed Monday. …mehr

  • Click to Convert Turns Your Office Docs Into HTML or PDF

    (US$89, 15-day free trial) is an easy-to-use program that can turn most document formats into PDF or HTML files. The very simple interface conceals a rich set of options and settings "under the hood". …mehr

  • Ajax developer's résumé spooks the old people

    Website developer has whipped up an irreverently hilarious résumé that ditches the dull list-of-accomplishments curriculum vitae format for a stream-of-consciousness rant punched up with CSS animation that flaunts Stokes' "MAD SKILLZ." …mehr

  • Mimio Studio 6 for Mac adds multimedia support

    Mimio has announced the forthcoming release of for Mac, coming late in June, 2009.  …mehr

  • Six New Phones from AT&T: Have a Look

    Just days before CTIA kicks off in Las Vegas, of handsets on Monday. The carrier is focused on bringing texting and e-mail capabilities to everyone, whether they're a teenager or a business executive. And while messaging phones can run a bit on the boring side, the new lineup has some enticing choices. Here are a few that caught my eye: …mehr

  • CDC Software Releases Ross ERP Version 6.3.2

    CDC Software announced Sunday the availability of Ross ERP version 6.3.2, the latest version of its enterprise resource planning application solution that helps chemical manufacturers comply to recent international regulations.  …mehr

  • Symantec warns customers after call center theft

    Symantec is warning a small number of customers that their credit card numbers may have been stolen from an Indian call center used by the security vendor. …mehr

  • Deep computer-spying network touched 103 countries

    A 10-month cyberespionage investigation has found that 1,295 computers in 103 countries and belonging to international institutions have been spied on, with some circumstantial evidence suggesting China may be to blame. …mehr

  • Aussie PCs compromised in suspected GhostNet spy op

    Computers at the German and Maltese embassies in Australia are among 1,295 hacked computers in 103 countries that appear to have been targeted in a Chinese cyber espionage operation dubbed GhostNet. …mehr

  • Deep computer-spying network touched 103 countries

    A 10-month cyberespionage investigation has found that 1,295 computers in 103 countries and belonging to international institutions have been spied on, with some circumstantial evidence suggesting China may be to blame. …mehr

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