Clicking Through Opera 11 Browser Beta
The Opera web browser, from Opera Software, has long been one of the most innovative browsers available, and has been the first to introduce many features that became common in all browsers, such as tabbed windows. With the recent released beta of Opera 11, the browser continues this tradition with several interesting new capabilities, including the ability to load plugins on demand within web pages. The Opera 11 beta also includes some features already found in other browsers, such as competing
Google Earth 6 Debuts
The latest update of Google's geo-software includes better Street View integration and 3D trees.
SMB Printers Now Have Apps
Hands-on review shows that the approach has some merit, if using paper as an output device is not too retro for you, and if they can improve reliability.
China Cracks Down On Software Piracy
Inspectors will sweep local and central government computers to combat rampant illegal copying of software and other goods, including DVDs, CDs and apparel.
Security Risks In iOS And Android
Both Apple and Google are faced with security issues in their platforms that may put user's data at risk. The more computer-like smartphones become, the more they become at risk for having security holes and being the target of attackers to exploit those holes.
Apple's 'Kinected' Kitchen
A series of patent and patent application assignments reveal Apple's interest in appliance control systems that combine touch screens and Kinect-style object sensing.
GAO Criticizes HUD IT Modernization Efforts
The Department of Housing and Urban Development has not yet met requirements to justify appropriated funds, nor demonstrated management capabilities to complete eight in-progress projects.
Windows Phone Crushed By Android
Microsoft has not shared sales figures for its newly launched Windows Phone 7 platform, but one retailer says Android is out-selling WP7 15 to 1.
Hacking Windows Phone 7
There is news on two fronts on hacking Windows Phone 7. The OS was released last month in Europe and is less than a month out of the gate in the US and already someone has found a way to bypass Microsoft's Marketplace application store. Microsoft is fighting back though on more serious hacking attempts, like custom ROM images.
Shuttle Discovery Launch Delayed
External fuel tank repairs are in process and NASA says the earliest Discovery will make its final trip to the International Space Station is Dec. 17.
FCC Postpones Net Neutrality Vote
The delay of the early-December meeting sparks speculation the agency is mobilizing for a vote on the controversial issue of overseeing Internet access.