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Acer Greases Android for Netbook Duty

Taiwanese computer manufacturer Acer, which seems to be having an on-again, off-again relationship with netbooks running Android, is now reportedly working on one. Jim Wong, the firm's president of IT products, made the announcement Tuesday at Computex Taipei, Asia's largest computer exhibition. The...

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First Impressions: Blah-da Bing

Like many others, I was salivating at the thought of getting my hands on a new, faster search engine, and so I was impatiently waiting for Wednesday when Microsoft was scheduled to unleash Bing on the world. When it made Bing available on Monday instead, I leaped on the application and began running...

2 New E-Readers on the Block: One Cheaper, One Touchier

Two upcoming e-readers demonstrated Wednesday could force changes in the market. They are Plastic Logic's reader and British firm Interead's Cool-er. Plastic Logic's reader, which has a much larger screen than the Amazon Kindle, targets business readers. The Cool-er has the same 6-inch screen size a...

Data Security’s $64 Billion Question: Who Are You?

In today's Internet-driven world of business, customer data -- traditionally the lifeblood of any enterprise -- takes on a new and frightening importance. On the one hand, businesses have to provide partners, staff and contractors access to data; on the other, they have to ensure that data does not ...

Microsoft Sharpens the Picture for Zune HD

Dogged by rumors in the blogosphere about its Zune portable media player, Microsoft threw in the towel on Wednesday, divulging a few details about the upcoming Zune and confirming that the next generation of the device will be available in the U.S. this fall. The Zune HD will target the same market ...

Is an Android Army Mustering for a Fall Attack?

Palm will unveil its long-awaited Pre smartphone June 6, and Apple's next-generation iPhone is expected to hit the market shortly thereafter. So where are the smartphones based on Google's Android platform, which is considered a potentially serious threat to the iPhone? Rumors have it that AT&T will...

Chrome 2.0 Juices Up JavaScript

Google on Thursday revealed Chrome 2.0, a purportedly faster and more feature-filled version of the search giant's Web browser. The extra speed comes from an update to its V8 JavaScript engine and from a new version of the open source WebKit rendering engine. However, Chrome's speed advantage may so...

Mozilla Straps On Jetpack for Firefox Devs

Mozilla's call to developers to participate in its Jetpack project on Wednesday is the latest onslaught in the ongoing war of the Web browsers. Jetpack is an open source application programming interface that will let users create add-ons for Mozilla's Firefox browser using the Web technologies they...

Can a Semantic Kumo Wrestle Google to the Mat?

In about two weeks, Microsoft is expected to launch Kumo, its sort of old, sort of new search engine. Microsoft regards Kumo as its Google killer, according to tech analyst Rob Enderle, and the software company is banking heavily on it despite deep internal divisions over the project. Kumo will repo...

Mozilla’s Fennec Frolics on HTC Phones

Mozilla on Monday announced the first alpha release of its Fennec mobile browser for the Windows Mobile 6 operating system. This alpha is available only on the HTC Touch Pro from Sprint. Versions for other smartphones will be unveiled later. While Microsoft continues to upgrade the sixth version of ...

IBM Launches All-Seeing, All-Knowing, Real-Time Data Cruncher

As the pace of business increases, business intelligence technologies have been forced to speed up so they can crunch more data and do it faster. On Thursday, IBM unveiled InfoSphere Streams, a high-performance computing system designed to, in essence, provide business intelligence capabilities on s...

Microsoft Disowns Zune Phone Teaser Tweets

Twitter messages hinting at the possible emergence of a Zune phone -- posted by a user who appeared to be a Microsoft insider -- drew a considerable amount of attention recently, especially considering their timing. They came to light at around the same time Microsoft launched a new ad touting the b...

UC Berkeley Data Breach Exposes 160,000

About 160,000 people may have had their personal data stolen during a computer security breach at the University of California at Berkeley. Affected groups include current and former UC Berkeley students and family members, as well as about 3,400 students of Mills College who received, or were eligi...

The Good, Bad and Ugly Bits of Windows 7 RC

Microsoft's limited distribution of the Windows 7 release candidate on April 30 -- followed by its more widespread release a week later -- has triggered a firestorm of opinions, comments, critiques and compliments. As usual, the commenters can be generally divided into two camps: Windows haters and ...

Kindle Could Be the Big E-Reader That Could

Amazon's announcement of the Kindle DX on Wednesday -- hot on the heels of the Kindle 2's emergence earlier this year -- appears to have injected new life into the e-reader industry, which has been languishing for about 10 years. Several newspapers have indicated they will experiment with the Kindle...

Can Jumbo Kindle Save Students’ Backs – and the Newspaper Industry’s Neck?

Amazon on Wednesday unveiled the new Kindle DX, a larger version of its Kindle e-reader, during a press conference at Pace University. The Kindle DX's screen measures 9.7 inches diagonally -- the Kindle 2 measures just 6 inches. Amazon heads were accompanied at the event by executives from the devi...

Windows 7 RC: To Run or Not to Run?

Six days after unveiling a Windows 7 release candidate to techies on the MSDN network and TechNet, Microsoft has released the operating system to the general public. However, this version of the operating system is perhaps best left to serious techies and professionals rather than everyday users hop...

Amazon Invitation Stokes Big Kindle Rumors

Amazon is poised to announce a larger version of its Kindle e-reader, according to sources cited in a news report that surfaced Sunday. Amazon, for its part, has sent out invitations to a press conference on Wed., though it hasn't specified whether or not a new Kindle will make its debut in connecti...

Microsoft Gives Windows 7 Some Spit and Polish

Windows 7 has been tweaked and tuned a bit since the launch of the operating system's initial public beta in January, as is evident in the new release candidate Microsoft unveiled Thursday. The RC is now available to MSDN and TechNet subscribers, and it will be released to the general public May 5. ...

Tweeters in Flight: Does Twitter Have Staying Power?

Although Twitter is growing at an incredible rate, it's having trouble retaining users, according to online activities research firm Nielsen Online. The Twitter micro-blogging service only retains about 40 percent of users month-over-month, Nielsen Online Research Vice President David Martin claims ...

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