News & Commentary
Content tagged with PC & Servers posted in November 2010
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Yammer Raises $25M For Enterprise Social Networking
News  |  11/30/2010  | 
With the market for collaboration and social technologies in companies heating up, the social network will use the third round funding to triple its engineering team and increase sales operations.
Clicking Through Opera 11 Browser Beta
Slideshows  |  11/30/2010  | 
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
News  |  11/30/2010  | 
The latest update of Google's geo-software includes better Street View integration and 3D trees.
Google Buying Groupon, Report Claims
News  |  11/30/2010  | 
By acquiring Groupon, Google would strengthen its local commerce capabilities.
Panasonic To Release Handheld Game Player
News  |  11/30/2010  | 
The Jungle gaming device will focus on online games and go up against offerings from Sony, Nintendo, Microsoft and Apple.
Cyber Monday Sales Jump 19%
News  |  11/30/2010  | 
Online shopping gains broke records and put the retail sector on track to reach a predicted 11% growth over 2009.
Google Faces EU Antitrust Inquiry
News  |  11/30/2010  | 
Investigators will be looking into claims that Google's business practices stifle competition.
Infinitec Unveils Infinite USB Memory Drive
News  |  11/30/2010  | 
Dual Wi-Fi device streams files while letting a user maintain a connection to the Internet.
AMD Unwraps Linux Driver For Ontario Chip
News  |  11/30/2010  | 
Linux distributions beginning next year will include support for the low-power Fusion processor.
Verizon To Provide LTE Launch Details December 1
Commentary  |  11/30/2010  | 
Verizon Wireless announced that it will hold a press conference on December 1 to share specific details regarding its Long Term Evolution network launch.
Windows Phone 7 Modified To Run Custom Apps
News  |  11/30/2010  | 
ChevronWP7 eliminates the need for a $99 annual Microsoft developer registration, but critics argue the tool will increase application piracy.
Xbox Kinect Is Holiday Season's 'It' Gadget
News  |  11/30/2010  | 
Supplies running low as consumers embrace Microsoft's hands-free gaming system.
Nintendo Scores Banner Black Friday
News  |  11/29/2010  | 
The video game maker sold a combined total of 1.5 million Wii and DS units during Thanksgiving week.
Windows Phone 7 Gets Visual Basic Boost
News  |  11/29/2010  | 
Microsoft's release will enable VB developers to create apps for its new smartphone operating system, but the tool has limits.
Apple's 'Kinected' Kitchen
News  |  11/29/2010  | 
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.
Apple, Google, Microsoft Chided For 'Sneaky' Installations
News  |  11/29/2010  | 
Mozilla's Asa Dotzler urges the three companies to 'stop being evil.'
iPad, Smartphones Dragging Down PC Sales
News  |  11/29/2010  | 
Gartner lowers 2010 and 2011 forecasts for global PC shipments, as Apple and other tablets and smartphones cut into conventional computer shipments.
Government Seizes 82 Sites In Piracy Sweep
News  |  11/29/2010  | 
Joint effort between the Departments of Homeland Security and Justice shuts down peer-to-peer networks and sites allegedly selling counterfeit goods.
Mellanox To Acquire Voltaire For $218 Million
News  |  11/29/2010  | 
The firms will converge their data center connectivity products for linking servers, storage solutions, fabric switches, and related software.
Sharp Prepping Galapagos E-Reader Launch
News  |  11/29/2010  | 
Orders for the device will be taken starting Dec. 3, while the Tsutaya Galapagos e-bookstore will open Dec. 10 for the Japanese market.
Shoppers See Bargains In Flat Panel LED TVs
News  |  11/29/2010  | 
An oversupply has led to price decreases, and deals can be found among popular 32-inch and 40/42-inch sets.
Toshiba Expands CT Radiology Line
News  |  11/29/2010  | 
Target CTA and Adaptive Iterative Dose Reduction improve image quality while minimizing radiation dose.
Wealthier Americans Use Internet More
News  |  11/24/2010  | 
Pew Research study finds households earning $75,000 or more go online and use technology more often than their lower-income counterparts.
FCC Postpones Net Neutrality Vote
News  |  11/24/2010  | 
The delay of the early-December meeting sparks speculation the agency is mobilizing for a vote on the controversial issue of overseeing Internet access.
Methane Powered Laptops Could Arrive Soon
News  |  11/24/2010  | 
Harvard researchers develop platinum-free solid-oxide fuel cells, which could be reliable and cheap enough for mobile technology.
Facebook Gets Nod To Trademark 'Face'
News  |  11/24/2010  | 
By getting permission from U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, Facebook moves closer to adding a legal weapon for protecting its name from upstart social networks.
White House Names Top Mobile Apps
News  |  11/24/2010  | 
Services for learning about NASA missions, finding government jobs, or the nearest U.S. embassy are among the administration's top picks.
Taiwanese Group Developing Thin, Flexible E-Reader Displays
News  |  11/24/2010  | 
The Industrial Technology Research Institute and AU Optronics are partnering to mass produce durable, paper-thin screens suitable for use in schools.
Apple I Nets $213,600 At Auction
News  |  11/24/2010  | 
Rare computer sells to Italian businessman Marco Boglione.
Skyfire Adds Facebook Integration To Android Mobile Browser
News  |  11/24/2010  | 
Social media focused app features easy video streaming, quick news feed access, and a simple way to "like" articles on any site.
Kids Want iPads
Commentary  |  11/24/2010  | 
Nielsen asked a bunch of kids want they are interested in acquiring at some point in the next six months. Thirty-one percent said the Apple iPad.
Asus Launches Notepad E-Reader
News  |  11/23/2010  | 
Asus's Eee Note EA800 combines an e-book reader with the ability to take notes and draw sketches on the device's touch screen.
Shoutlet Announces Facebook Storefront Tool
News  |  11/23/2010  | 
The Shop & Share application lets businesses create custom storefronts on FaceBook fan pages that incorporate social sharing options.
Acer To Release Android Tablets
News  |  11/23/2010  | 
Competing with Apple's iPad and shifting from netbooks, the PC maker next year will roll out two Android-based tablets and a Windows system.
iOS 4.3 To Include 'Daily' Newspaper App Code
Commentary  |  11/23/2010  | 
News Corp has confirmed that it is working with Apple to deliver an iPad-only digital newspaper called "The Daily." New reports suggest that Apple will need to perform a system update to make it work.
PeeWee PC Unveils Laptop For Children
News  |  11/23/2010  | 
The $599 Pivot 2.0 convertible tablet has a 10.1-inch rotating touch screen and comes with water-resistant keyboard, slip-resistant grips and security software.
Pandigital Novel eReader Goes On Sale
News  |  11/23/2010  | 
The $214 nine-inch device is powered by Android and is offered through Barnes & Noble's eBookstore.
TerreStar Extends Dual Satellite Cell Phone For Consumers
News  |  11/23/2010  | 
The Genus handset, targeted toward outdoor enthusiasts, public safety, and business users, connects to AT&T's cellular network and the TerreStar-1 satellite.
TSA Screening Protests Take To Social Media
News  |  11/23/2010  | 
Air travelers turning to Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube to try to change the Transportation Security Administration's new hand-search and enhanced body scanner policies.
Mobile Google Docs Editing Stinks
Commentary  |  11/23/2010  | 
Based on my attempts to use Google's new mobile Docs editing features, I'd say the feature is far from fully baked.
Vudo Video Service Coming To Panasonic Blu-ray Players
News  |  11/22/2010  | 
Panasonic's Viera Cast-enabled Blu-ray player is the latest device in a growing list of high-definition TVs and players supporting Vudu's Internet-video service.
Storage Virtualization, Cloud Make Compellent Compelling
Commentary  |  11/22/2010  | 
Its ability to "thin provision" marks a storage vendor ready for the virtualized data center and cloud computing.
AT&T iPhone App Targets 'Backup And Go'
News  |  11/22/2010  | 
SMBs using the remote backup service can access their files, view, print and fax directly, instead of going through the website.
Black Friday Deals Starting Early
News  |  11/22/2010  | 
Some cyber retailers, like Amazon and RadioShack, will kick off bargains as early as Monday, while others will start on Thanksgiving.
Apple Releases iOS 4.2
News  |  11/22/2010  | 
Operating system for iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch includes AirPlay, for streaming video to a flat-panel TV, and AirPrint, for connecting mobile devices to third-party printers.
LG Windows 7 Tablet Debuts In South Korea
News  |  11/22/2010  | 
The 10.1-inch E-Note H100B is being criticized for outdated technology, weight and price.
MilTube Lets Army Troops Share Videos
News  |  11/22/2010  | 
The site is part of a suite of Web 2.0 services for military personnel to share media and take part in social networking behind the DOD firewall.
Netflix Launches Streaming Only Service In U.S.
News  |  11/22/2010  | 
Prices for rent-by-mail will rise, an indication the company is pushing subscribers toward its $7.99/month higher-margin streaming video services.
Sony Ericsson CEO Fuels Fire On PlayStation Smartphone
News  |  11/22/2010  | 
Bert Nordberg hints at partnership with Sony to launch a gaming-centric handset at the Mobile World Congress in February.
Smartphones To Ring Up 28% Of Holiday Shopping
News  |  11/22/2010  | 
Consumers will use mobile technology and communications tools to leverage their spending reach, finds retail survey.
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