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What PC makers are paying for Windows 7

26 June, 2009 - 14:14
Microsoft plans to charge PC makers the same for the business version of Windows 7 as it did for Windows Vista, while cutting the price of Windows 7 Home Premium as compared to its predecessor. Microsoft plans to charge PC makers the same for the business version of Windows...

RFID could be in all cell phones by 2010

25 June, 2009 - 14:33
All cell phones will come packed with an RFID chip by next summer — giving your phone the possibility of also becoming the keys to your car or house. All cell phones will come packed with an RFID chip by next summer — giving your phone the possibility of...

'Acid test' for Ubuntu on a netbook

23 June, 2009 - 20:07
A friend asked me to configure her netbook to my WiFi system so I decided it was time to replace the outdated operating system with a new Ubuntu Netbook Remix. At the end of last week I got the opportunity to start an "Acid Test" of the latest Ubuntu...

Tech giants deny helping Iran eavesdrop

23 June, 2009 - 18:22
A joint venture of Siemens AG and Nokia is denying reports that Iran uses its Web-monitoring technology to censor and spy on its citizens' online activities. A joint venture of Siemens AG and Nokia Corp., two large European technology firms, is denying reports that Iran uses its Web-monitoring technology...

Roadrunner, Jaguar retain supercomputer edge

23 June, 2009 - 16:18
IBM's Roadrunner and Cray's Jaguar have retained their No. 1 and No. 2 rankings on the Top500 supercomputer list which is released twice yearly. Roadrunner (Credit: IBM) IBM's Roadrunner and Cray's Jaguar have retained their No. 1 and No. 2 rankings on...

India's IT growth to slow down in 2009

22 June, 2009 - 20:10
The global financial meltdown is expected to finally reach local shores this year, dragging India's IT and IT-enabled services ITES industry to its lowest growth in five years. INDIA--The global financial meltdown is expected to finally reach local shores this year, dragging India's IT and IT-enabled services ITES industry...

Schneier: Security neglected in economic gloom

22 June, 2009 - 19:31
While it may seem logical to downgrade security, Bruce Schneier argues that security should be maintained or boosted, as systems become more business critical in a recession IT security has been neglected due to the economic downturn, according to security experts. by Tom Espiner ZDNet UK

Intel expanding beyond its core

22 June, 2009 - 17:41
The chip maker has provided insights into a number of research projects that extend beyond its processor business. MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif.--Much more than most companies, Intel's success depends on the technology that will arrive in its field years hence. As a result, the company has more than 1,000 researchers...

Large Hadron Collider restart pushed back again

22 June, 2009 - 15:29
The Large Hadron Collider, put out of commission by a quality-control flaw, will be switched on a couple of weeks later than previously expected. The flagship particle accelerator at the European Organization for Nuclear Research Cern is to be restarted in October as opposed to September. ...

Experts: Don't clamp down on social media

22 June, 2009 - 13:37
The use of Twitter to spread information about the unrest in Iran can teach businesses valuable lessons about the flow of information in their organizations, according to leading lights of the IT security world. The use of Twitter to spread information about the unrest in Iran can teach businesses...

CIO Jury: iPhone has no place in business

18 June, 2009 - 21:27
The Apple iPhone may have got a makeover but it's not enough to convince CIOs the device has a place in business, according to a jury of CIOs. The Apple iPhone may have got a makeover but it's not enough to convince CIOs the device has a place in...

Ad tech can recognize gender - age next?

18 June, 2009 - 15:52
Singapore's Agency for Science, Technology and Research has developed a gender-recognition system that could change the way advertising works in future. A*Star's gender recognition system at work. (Credit: Leonard Goh/CNET Asia) Singapore's Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*Star) has developed a...

'Golden Cash' network - rent a botnet

18 June, 2009 - 14:09
Finjan said that they have uncovered an underground botnet-leasing network where cyber criminals can pay $5 to $100 to install malware on 1,000 PCs for things like stealing data and sending spam. Researchers at security firm Finjan said on Wednesday that they have uncovered an underground botnet-leasing network where...

New iPhone 3.0 OS available

17 June, 2009 - 20:02
A revised operating system for Apple's iPhone is now available, adding functionality such as system-wide search and cut-and-paste to the popular handset. A revised operating system for Apple's iPhone is now available, adding functionality such as system-wide search and cut-and-paste to the popular handset. ...

iPhone OS 3.0 now available

17 June, 2009 - 19:40
Many of the iPhone's long-awaited features will finally become reality Wednesday when Apple rolled out iPhone OS 3.0. Many of the iPhone's long-awaited features will finally become reality Wednesday when Apple rolled out iPhone OS 3.0. Current iPhone owners can download...

Outsourcing? Avoid long-term deals

17 June, 2009 - 16:26
Gartner says the good news for companies that plan to outsource is that the cost of doing business will decrease. But that's the bad news, too - outsourcing partners may go out of business. Organizations should monitor the health of outsourcing partners and avoid long-term contracts, according to research...

Ubuntu aims at healing Linux's 'paper cuts'

16 June, 2009 - 18:14
Canonical has started a project called "One Hundred Paper Cuts" - it's aimed at getting rid of small issues with the UI that together end up as a world of pain, hence the name. Canonical, the company behind Ubuntu Linux, has started a project to fix all the niggling...

Android gets voice search in Google Maps

16 June, 2009 - 18:00
The search-engine company adds voice search to Google Maps on its Linux-based Android software platform. Google has updated the version of Google Maps found on its Linux-based Android software platform to include voice search, along with a bug fix and a new feature. Android is designed...

Superwoman flies with Salesforce.com's Sites

16 June, 2009 - 16:07
Financial services group Superwoman is the first Australian company to pilot Salesforce.com's new Sites product. Financial services group Superwoman is the first Australian company to pilot Salesforce.com's new Sites product released overnight. Companies adopting Sites use Force.com to build a database, defining what data and...

Virgin mulls suspensions of file sharers

15 June, 2009 - 16:06
Virgin Media could start suspending persistent filesharers on a temporary basis, using information provided to it by the Universal record company. Virgin Media could start suspending persistent file sharers on a temporary basis, using information provided to it by the Universal record company. The ISP...