Search

Results 1-20 of 2144 for Richard Adhikari.

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 ...

HP Targets SMBs With Low-Cost Laptop Line

HP on Tuesday announced its new ProBook s-series, a new line of low-cost notebooks for business users. Aimed at small and medium-sized businesses, the laptops focus on security, reliability and ease of use. Users can select between Intel 4410 and AMD 4415 CPUs. For operating systems, buyers can opt...

The Tower of Techno-Babel: What Languages Do Devs Love Now?

IT developers are moving toward higher-level languages that make their work simpler in order to keep up with business needs. That simplicity is found in lingos such as Java, C Sharp, Visual Basic and .Net. However, even those languages are sometimes not simple enough for the Web 2.0 world, spurring ...

IBM Supercomputer to Match Critical Thinking Wits With ‘Jeopardy’ Wonks

Having developed Deep Blue, the supercomputer that famously beat out world chess champion Gary Kasparov back in 1997, IBM is now working on a computer built to compete in the TV quiz show "Jeopardy." This will use a system based on Question Answering, a computer science approach that tries to build ...

Study: Your Inbox Isn’t the Only Thing Spammers Pollute

We know spammers are often the crooks behind online fraud, ID theft, data breaches and other acts of cybercrime. Now, however, we've learn that they're guilty of jacking up the planet's CO2 emission count as well. The average spam message generates 0.3 grams of CO2, according to a study conducted by...

Google Polishes Up Android 1.5 Dev Kit

Application creators can get an early look at the software developer kit for Android 1.5, the next version of the mobile operating system, according to Google. Based on the "Cupcake" branch from the Android Open Source Project, the SDK has application programming interfaces for new features, includi...

Bluetooth SIG Brushes Up Version 3.0

The Bluetooth Special Interest Group has confirmed that an update to the wireless technology will be unveiled later this month. "Bluetooth 3.0, aka 'Seattle,' will be unveiled at the All Hands Meeting in Tokyo," Bluetooth SIG spokesperson Starr Baker told TechNewsWorld. While it is expected to inclu...

Conficker Twitch Leaves Security Sleuths With More Mysteries to Solve

On Tuesday, computers infected by the Conficker worm woke up and downloaded a new variant. Named "Worm.Downad.E" by Trend Micro, "Conficker.AQ" by antivirus vendor Eset and "Trojan-Dropper.Win32.Kido.o" by antivirus vendor Kaspersky Labs, this new variant has left many security threat researchers be...

GM’s Latest Concept: A Segway Built for 2

A funny thing happened to visitors to the New York Auto Show on Tuesday -- they got to see a concept electric car created jointly by two companies: Segway and General Motors. The prototype vehicle, named "Project PUMA," is an electrically powered two-seater with two wheels that can travel up to 35 m...

Dell Gives Healthcare IT a Booster Shot

Dell on Monday made a slew of announcements that considerably beefed up its offerings for the healthcare IT industry. These include a mobile clinical computing solution, virtualized systems, cloud-leveraging solutions and partnerships with several other vendors. The computer maker is also teaming up...

Palm Hands Out a Few More Pre Morsels

Aiming to rev up momentum behind its yet-to-be-released Pre smartphone, Palm has offered a few more details about the handset and the software running on it, webOS. Palm will open up its Mojo software development kit for webOS to more developers later this year. The Pre smartphone will also tap clou...

Yahoo Launches New Mobile Uber-App

Yahoo on Wednesday rolled out its new Yahoo Mobile service for smartphones. The company also announced Yahoo Messenger for the iPhone, which will be launched soon. Yahoo Mobile for the Web is available as a service on the mobile Web, accessible by cell phones with Web browsers. It can also be downlo...

Security Sleuths Work Overtime to Confound Conficker

Corporate network administrators can breathe a little easier as the world braces itself for what could be a massive Internet attack courtesy of the Conficker worm on April 1. International non-profit research organization The Honeynet Project, which works on Internet security, has come up with a new...

Dell Dives Deep Into Data Center Market

Dell on Wednesday announced a slew of products and services to underscore its thrust into the data center market. These include servers and workstations, lifecycle and system management software, storage, virtualization, and data center consulting services. It is offering 11th-generation PowerEdge s...

How does the quality of customer service delivered by government compare to that of the private sector?
Loading ... Loading ...

LinuxInsider Channels