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New Linux Platform Supports Dual-Mode Cell Phones

Open Linux system platform and open source technology provider a la Mobile announced this week the availability of a complete Voice over IP Linux system stack for WiFi/GSM dual-mode phones. The new stack is part of the company's Market-Ready Series of Linux-based solutions for smartphones. The compa...

SWsoft Packages Virtuozzo With Novell’s Suse Linux

SWsoft announced Thursday it will deliver its popular Virtuozzo server virtualization software in a new bundle with Novell's Suse Linux Enterprise Server 10. The SWsoft bundle will be available through the SWsoft channel. Although Novell provided support and resources for the bundle, the company doe...

Dell Invites Customers to Pick Favorite Linux Flavors

Ever since Dell launched its IdeaStorm Web site earlier this year, the company has been inundated with customers -- and potential customers -- clamoring for Dell to offer Linux preinstalled on desktop and laptop PCs. In February, Dell said it would certify Novell's Suse Linux on business desktop and...

Sony Hopes Social Networkers Will Go ‘Home’

Right on the heels of Microsoft's announcement last week that its Xbox Live online gaming and entertainment service had 6 million users, Sony let loose with its own groundbreaking online gaming announcement: PS3 Home. PS3 Home is an immersive, virtual 3D world for PS3 gamers where they can create th...

Seagate Toughens Security With Encrypted Notebook Drive

Seagate Technology has been working on delivering a laptop hard drive with built-in hardware encryption for a couple of years, but now the technology is finally hitting the streets, the company announced Monday. Seagate's new Momentus 5400 FDE.2 uses a government-grade security protocol to encrypt a...

Wikipedia Ain’t Broke, but Needs Fixing

Users of Wikipedia trust that anonymous contributors will only add true and accurate knowledge to the free online encyclopedia. However, not everyone is trustworthy. Contributors have made mistakes, of course, and then there's the widely-reported inconsistencies and outright vandalism of entries. So...

Yahoo Connects With Windows Mobile Millions

Yahoo and Taiwan's High Tech Computer have inked a deal to preload Yahoo Web services on millions of HTC's smartphones that run Windows Mobile, giving Yahoo an edge in the race to capture mobile Web users. HTC develops smartphones and customizes them for mobile operators and distributors around the ...

South Park on Xbox: Low Comedy Goes High-Def

Comedy Central's Emmy award-winning cartoon series "South Park" is getting its first-ever high-definition episode, "Good Times With Weapons," and Microsoft's Xbox Live service will distribute it free for two weeks. "South Park" is the raunchy and irreverent comedy about the misadventures of four fou...

Cops Nab Crooks Using YouTube

For years, police departments have given video surveillance tapes to local television news channels in their efforts to attract attention and fight crime. These days, a handful of police departments are turning to YouTube. One of the most sensational success stories came after Detective Sergeant Jor...

Material Thin as an Atom Makes Tiniest Transistor

Researchers have fashioned the world's smallest transistor out of a one-atom-thick layer of graphene that's also less than 50 atoms wide. The minuscule graphene-based transistor may be the breakthrough that leads to faster microprocessors, ultimately replacing silicon, which becomes unstable at size...

Web Visionary Andreessen Pits Ning Against MySpace

A new upstart in online social networking, Ning, launched Tuesday, saying it plans to leapfrog social networking powerhouses MySpace and Facebook. Cofounded by Marc Andreessen, who also cofounded Netscape, Ning is a platform that lets people create their own social networks. The next generation of s...

Dell Puts Preinstalled Linux on the Table

Dell's new IdeaStorm Web site, which invites the public to post ideas and product suggestions to Dell, has exploded with interest in desktop Linux. Thousands of site community members have asked Dell to preinstall several different versions of Linux on desktop and laptop computers, prompting Dell to...

BitTorrent Goes Straight With Legit Vid Store

San Francisco-based BitTorrent, a firm infamous for creating file-sharing software that lets millions of people swap pirated movies and video content online, on Monday launched the BitTorrent Entertainment Network at BitTorrent.com. The surprising shift comes with the support of major studios, telev...

South African Government Adopts Open Source Policy

The South African government announced Thursday it is ditching proprietary software for a new policy and strategy based on free and open source software. Under the new plan, all new software developed for or by the government of South Africa will be based on open standards -- which in itself doesn't...

New Intel Tablet Streamlines Patient Tracking

Intel and Motion Computing have teamed up to develop and deliver a new tablet PC for the healthcare industry -- the C5 mobile clinical assistant. Based on Intel's new MCA platform, Motion's C5 device is currently in trial use in hospitals and is already gaining enthusiastic interest from the health...

AMD Debuts High-Speed, Low-Power Chipsets

AMD released two different kinds of desktop processors Tuesday, giving one product line a speed boost while dropping the wattage requirements for the other, more energy-efficient line. On the high end, the company introduced the AMD Athlon 64 X2 dual-core processor 6000+, which should be available i...

D-Wave Claims Quantum Computer Breakthrough

In a move that could signal a massive leap forward in unlocking some of the most complex mysteries of our world, D-Wave Systems has demonstrated what it called the world's first commercially viable quantum computer. The theories behind quantum computing have been around for decades, and the first re...

IBM Sets Memory Chip Speed Record

IBM has unveiled its latest microprocessor advance, which promises to use a new on-chip dynamic memory technology to significantly increase chip processing performance. The chip could go into production as early as 2008. In papers presented at the International Solid State Circuits Conference Wedne...

Sun’s Solaris 10 Highly Vulnerable to Unlikely Telnet Exploit

Sun Microsystems, Secunia, the United States Computer Emergency Readiness Team and other security agencies have issued alerts for a somewhat oxymoronic telnet vulnerability in the Sun Solaris 10 operating system. The vulnerability is oxymoronic because, while it's possible for a hacker to gain poten...

IBM Open Client Bridges Mac, Windows, Linux Systems

IBM is billing its new Open Client Solution as an "alternative to vendor lock-in" for user desktop operating systems. The Open Client Solution has two basic goals. One is to let organizations replace Microsoft Windows-based PCs in favor of Linux or Mac OS X-based desktops. The other is to let busine...

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