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Microsoft unveils Beatles Rock Band, motion controller at E3

1 June, 2009 - 22:48
Two real Beatles and Steven Spielberg promoted new games and gear for Microsoft's game console, Xbox 360. For the first time Nintendo's Wii will have some competiton. LOS ANGELES--It may be an off-year in the video game console, but you wouldn't know it by the...

Google's Brin: Time to speed up the web

1 June, 2009 - 20:25
Even though the web is becoming the dominant development environment for applications, online performance still has a way to go, says Google co-founder Sergey Brin. Google co-founder Sergey Brin says he wants to change the rules of software and help traditional media find a new business model, but the...

U.S. Army servers breached by Turkish hackers

1 June, 2009 - 13:44
Hackers penetrated two US army web servers and redirected traffic from those websites to other pages, including one with anti-American and anti-Israeli messages, according to a report. Hackers based in Turkey penetrated two US army web servers and redirected traffic from those websites to other pages, including one with...

Gumblar attack worse than Conficker, experts warn

29 May, 2009 - 13:52
The website compromise attack adds new domains, steals data and continues to propagate after infections are cleaned up, making it worse than Conficker, says ScanSafe. The website compromise attack known as Gumblar has added new domain names that are downloading malware onto unsuspecting computers, stealing FTP credentials to compromise...

Ballmer live at D: It's Bing

28 May, 2009 - 17:38
At the D: All Things Digital conference, Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer unveils Microsoft's revamped search engine and gives it a name - Bing. CNET News' Ina Fried reports live. CARLSBAD, Calif.--Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer kicked off his speech Thursday talking about the...

Basic transistor flaw could hobble chip design

28 May, 2009 - 14:47
Researchers at the US National Institute of Science and Technology have thrown doubt on accepted rules, threatening the future of nano-scale transistors. The basic rules by which chips are being designed could be wrong, physicists have warned. Researchers at the US National Institute of Science and...

Sophos: Mind your software defaults

28 May, 2009 - 14:32
Companies need to pay attention to software configurations and control them appropriately, or risk compromising their security posture say industry experts. Companies need to pay attention to software configurations and control them appropriately, or risk compromising their security posture, industry experts have warned. Users can be...

Five top IT recruitment trends

27 May, 2009 - 14:47
Today's IT job market is not as dismal as some would have you believe. A recruiter gives his take on the latest hiring trends. Today's job market is not as dismal as some would have you believe. Stuart Packham, director of UK recruitment agency Michael Page Technology, describes the...

Students learn from robot games

27 May, 2009 - 14:17
Robotics can go a long way in encouraging students to think creatively and learn to build products that are commercially viable, according to an engineering professor. SINGAPORE--Some may consider it kids' game, but robotics can go a long way in encouraging students to think creatively and learn to build...

Nokia's Ovi Store launch marred by server issues

26 May, 2009 - 17:58
Nokia has rolled out Ovi Store, a marketplace for handset applications, but has seen its servers struggle to deal with user demand. Nokia has rolled out Ovi Store, a marketplace for handset applications, but has seen its servers struggle to deal with user demand. ...

Melbourne university taps cloud to water farms

26 May, 2009 - 17:34
Far from the world of data centers and silicon, an agriculture project at the University of Melbourne is an unlikely place to find the forefront of cloud computing and Web applications. Far from the world of data centers and silicon, an agriculture project at the University of Melbourne is...

Facebook payments: Think virtual

22 May, 2009 - 21:53
It's become increasingly clear in recent weeks that Facebook is finally inching toward the launch of a micropayment platform. It's become increasingly clear in recent weeks that Facebook is finally inching toward the launch of a micropayment platform. The social site has been expanding the presence of its virtual...

Windows server has Linux in crosshairs

22 May, 2009 - 15:57
Microsoft's new entry-level server edition is aimed squarely at Linux, and the software giant says its "simplicity" is expected to give it the edge over Linux as the choice server OS for the small business segment. SINGAPORE--Microsoft's new entry-level server edition, Windows Server 2008 Foundation, is aimed squarely at...

Mysterious virus strikes FBI

22 May, 2009 - 13:44
The FBI and the U.S. Marshals Service were forced to shut down parts of their computer networks after a mystery virus struck the law-enforcement agencies Thursday. The FBI and the U.S. Marshals Service were forced to shut down parts of their computer networks after a mystery virus struck the...