News & Commentary
Content tagged with PC & Servers posted in February 2010
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RSA: Microsoft Tries To Turn Shady Internet Trustworthy
News  |  2/26/2010  | 
The company is releasing software to improve the process of online identification and authentication.
Build A Web App in 5 Minutes, With No Code (ReviewCam)
Commentary  |  2/26/2010  | 
Building simple, rich web applications still takes some programming effort, but Alpha Software's Alpha Five promises to let non-programmers tackle the effort quickly and without writing a single line of code. "Codeless Ajax," Alpha calls it. We put this to the test, asking if one of Alpha's development partners could build us a quick application in five minutes.
IBM, Shell Team Up On Oil Exploration
News  |  2/26/2010  | 
Big Blue will lend its analytics expertise to Shell's efforts to extend the life of gas and oil fields.
Twitter Phishing Attack Hooks UK Cabinet Minister
News  |  2/26/2010  | 
The company is warning people not to surrender personal details to fake Twitter login pages.
AMD Intros ATI Radeon HD 5830
News  |  2/26/2010  | 
The graphics card supports up to three monitors and has processing power of 1.79 teraFLOPS.
Apple iPhone Users Buy More Apps
News  |  2/25/2010  | 
Users of competing mobile devices appear to be less keen to open their wallets.
Google Culls Gmail Labs
News  |  2/25/2010  | 
The company is promoting six Gmail Labs experiments and getting rid of five.
Server Market Data Signals Rebound
News  |  2/25/2010  | 
Data on worldwide server sales indicates that businesses are starting to increase spending on their IT infrastructures.
Survey Analytics Links to SalesForce, Omniture, Google, Twitter (ReviewCam)
Commentary  |  2/25/2010  | 
Survey Analytics, a competitor to tools like Survey Monkey, claims to offer more complex survey types, and better integration with third-party reporting tools and CRM systems. We spent some time working through this with the company's CEO and founder, Vivek Bhaskaran.
Microsoft Decapitates Waledac Botnet
News  |  2/25/2010  | 
A major source of spam and malware has been cut off from its controllers.
Microsoft Licenses Multimedia File System To Panasonic
News  |  2/25/2010  | 
Panasonic will license Microsoft's exFAT file system, which makes it easier to exchange multimedia files across devices.
Chip Revenue To Grow By 20%
News  |  2/25/2010  | 
The surge in semiconductor revenue forecast by Gartner for 2010 will be driven by steady growth in PC shipments.
Server Sales Up 4.5% In 4Q
News  |  2/24/2010  | 
The good news was tempered by plummeting sales of high-end systems, resulting in an overall 3.2% drop in global revenue, said Gartner.
Google Faces European Antitrust Scrutiny
News  |  2/24/2010  | 
The European Commission says it is looking into three separate complaints about Google.
Bloom Debuts Clean Energy Power Box
News  |  2/24/2010  | 
The company says its "power plant-in-a-box" is a breakthrough in fuel cell-driven clean energy, but some question whether the price is too high.
Cablevision Intros PC To TV Service
News  |  2/24/2010  | 
The wireless service will allow Cablevision subscribers to display online video, photos, e-mail, and other data on their television screens.
Google Execs Convicted In Italy
News  |  2/24/2010  | 
The ruling in a YouTube privacy case, if not overturned on appeal, could put an end to online user-generated content in parts of the world.
1 In 4 TVs Internet Connected
News  |  2/24/2010  | 
Using IETV, gaming consoles, digital video boxes, and PCs, consumers are increasingly linking their TVs to the Web.
Intel Reveals It's Been Hacked
News  |  2/23/2010  | 
The company's annual report says that some of the attacks have been successful.
Lenovo Refreshes ThinkPad Laptops
News  |  2/23/2010  | 
The company introduced two ultra-portable laptops, a tablet, and two portable workstations in its ThinkPad line, all targeted toward enterprise users.
Mobile Broadband Making Inroads
News  |  2/23/2010  | 
An FCC survey shows that 15% of Americans are now using mobile wireless broadband on laptops, a percentage that will likely increase as more robust 4G networks are deployed.
Intel, VCs Investing $3.5 Billion In U.S. Tech
News  |  2/23/2010  | 
The tech giant wants to help boost the U.S. economy by promoting venture capital investments and more hiring of college grads.
Wireless Leads RadioShack To 26% Profit Gain
News  |  2/23/2010  | 
The retailer's strategy of beefing up its mobile phone offerings led the company to earn $75.7 million in fourth-quarter net income.
Xerox Files Patent Suit Against Google, Yahoo
News  |  2/23/2010  | 
The company claims that its automatic query and information integration patents are being violated.
Full Nelson: Healthcare Innovation: Kaiser's Garfield Center
Commentary  |  2/23/2010  | 
Provider's lab offers an exciting peek into the technological future of patient care.
Ellison Wins America's Cup; High Tech To Stay On High Seas
Commentary  |  2/22/2010  | 
It's a technology marvel, the BMW Oracle triple-hull entry that brought home the America's Cup. And that's the problem. The cat -- as in catamaran -- is out of the bag. As much as I love a good piece of technology, when it comes to sailing, I wish the classic test between single-hulled sloops could return to the America's Cup.
Google Renovates Ad Platform
News  |  2/22/2010  | 
The company's DoubleClick advertising technology, originally a tool for large publishers, is now also available for small publishers.
Free Software Foundation Asks Google To Kill Flash
News  |  2/22/2010  | 
Noting that Apple has ditched Flash for "for suspect reasons and using abhorrent methods (DRM)," the FSF wants Google to deal Flash a "death-blow."
Developing Nations Risk E-Waste Crisis
News  |  2/22/2010  | 
As consumption of computers, cell phones, and TVs escalates across the globe, countries need to establish proper recycling programs to deal with all the electronic waste, says the U.N.
Adobe Blogger Challenges Apple's 'Great Man'
News  |  2/22/2010  | 
Adobe blogger John Dowdell wants Apple to start communicating openly about its actions rather than through comments relayed by unattributed sources.
Motorola Exec Leaving For CEO Post
News  |  2/22/2010  | 
Dan Moloney, president of Motorola's home and set-top box unit, will become chief executive of Technitrol, an electronic components producer.
Photoshop 1.0 Arrives On The iPhone
Commentary  |  2/19/2010  | 
To celebrate Photoshop's 20th Anniversary, Photoshop co-creator Russell Brown asked Ansca Mobile to re-create Photoshop 1.0 for the iPhone.
Apple Adult Content Purge Encouraged By Developers
News  |  2/19/2010  | 
The company is removing "overtly sexual content" from its iTunes App Store in response to complaints from users and developers.
Mozilla Posts Firefox Fixes But Possible Bug Remains
News  |  2/19/2010  | 
A security researcher claims to have released exploit code that affects Firefox 3.6.
Google Cyberattack Linked To Two Chinese Schools
News  |  2/19/2010  | 
One of the schools has ties to the Chinese military and to a network company with ties to Google's rival Baidu.
Dell Profits Dip In 4Q
News  |  2/19/2010  | 
The PC maker is diversifying its business via acquisition of an IT services firm and plans to enter the smartphone market.
Google Buys reMail
News  |  2/18/2010  | 
Yet another company started by a former Google employee has been acquired by Google.
Full Nelson: 10 Most Memorable Moments of Mobile World Congress
Commentary  |  2/18/2010  | 
Great phones, new apps, amazing technology demonstrations, photos, funny stories and more than you can cram into a single article.
Amazon Launches Kindle For BlackBerry
News  |  2/18/2010  | 
The retailer said user demand spurred them to develop the e-book reader software for BlackBerry smartphones.
School Allegedly Spied On Kids In Their Homes
News  |  2/18/2010  | 
Web cams in laptops provided a school district with compromising photos of minors in their homes, a lawsuit claims.
Trade Commission Investigates Apple, RIM
News  |  2/18/2010  | 
Eastman Kodak says digital cameras in the iPhone and BlackBerry infringe on its patents and the smartphones shouldn't be imported into the U.S.
Global Botnet Attack Hits Enterprise, Government PCs
News  |  2/18/2010  | 
Operating undetected for about a year, the criminals behind the cyberattack had control of more than 74,000 computers.
Server Den: AMD Emphasizes Energy Efficient Opterons
Commentary  |  2/18/2010  | 
Our columnist interviews AMD chief marketing officer Nigel Dessau, who talks about the scrappy chip vendor's upcoming processors, the four stages of virtualization, and why scale-out servers could be the platform of the future.
Could Sharing Your Location Impact Your Employment?
Commentary  |  2/18/2010  | 
Lately we've read reports about people losing their job or not receiving a job offer because of what they write about on their blog or post on one of the social networks. But what about the new location tools like Foursquare and Gowalla? Could using one of these services be the quickest ticket to a pink slip or a non-offer?
HP Profits Jump 25%
News  |  2/18/2010  | 
Higher revenue year-to-year from sales of PCs, servers, and printers offset flat sales in software and services.
PleaseRobMe.com Solicits Social Theft
News  |  2/17/2010  | 
The Web site gathers tweets and online posts about people who are away from home to emphasize the risk posed by advertising one's location.
Staples Launches Business IT Services
News  |  2/17/2010  | 
The company's IT offerings for large and small firms include desktop support, certified engineers, and data center emergency services.
AMD Updates Catalyst Graphics Driver
News  |  2/17/2010  | 
The company will release monthly upgrades to improve the game-running performance of its Radeon graphics processor.
Global CIO: Open Letters To Ellison, Hurd, Chambers, & Plattner
Commentary  |  2/17/2010  | 
In the past year we've made candid suggestions to each of those executives via open letters -- were our ideas on target?
Microsoft Outlook Becomes Social Hub
News  |  2/17/2010  | 
The company's popular messaging client now connects with LinkedIn, and soon with Facebook and MySpace.
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