News & Commentary
Content tagged with PC & Servers posted in September 2010
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Google Extends Android Market To More Countries
News  |  9/30/2010  | 
The number of nations from which developers may submit paid Android applications is now more than three times what it was a month ago.
Apple iPad Seizing Netbook Market Share
News  |  9/30/2010  | 
Declining notebook prices overall and the success of Apple's tablet computer combined to drive down netbook sales in the second quarter, according to DisplaySearch.
Google Turns Phone Store Into Android Gallery
News  |  9/30/2010  | 
The company's brief experiment in direct mobile phone sales has been revived as a showcase for Android devices sold by Google's partners
AT&T To Refresh GoPhone Plans
News  |  9/30/2010  | 
In advance of the Windows 7 Phone launch, the carrier will introduce new unlimited talk and text options or unlimited talk and text with metered data use on Oct. 3.
Google Releases Plans For DIY Surround Video Booth
News  |  9/30/2010  | 
Immersive video structures known as Liquid Galaxies can now be built by anyone with the necessary materials and technical skills.
15 Green Tech Innovations
Slideshows  |  9/30/2010  | 
Cost-savings and energy efficiencies go hand-in-hand. The poor economy and a collective awareness of the finite resources available to the world are encouraging businesses to invest in green technologies. In fact, 60% of companies now have green criteria for their technology purchases, a Forrester Research study found. Cutting costs is the primary motivator, while real or anticipated regulatory issues and pressure from buyers also ranked high, the report said. Only 30% were driven by their desir
NASA Budget Paves Way For Mars Mission
News  |  9/30/2010  | 
Last minute House deal provides money for research that one day could allow humans to land on the Red Planet.
Cisco To Introduce Home Telepresence System
News  |  9/30/2010  | 
A $600 video conferencing system that includes a video camera and a device to connect to a HD TV will reportedly be launched by the network equipment maker.
Giving The Web Its Voice
Commentary  |  9/30/2010  | 
Recent announcements, such as Google's addition of voice calling in Gmail, along with the partnership between Facebook and Skype, could be heralding a new age of interactivity for the Web. And talking with your voice on the web could become almost as common as typing.
Google Street View Reaches Antarctica
News  |  9/30/2010  | 
Street View imagery now includes places on all seven of the world's continents.
Halo Reach Tops Xbox Live List
News  |  9/30/2010  | 
First-person shooter pulls ahead of Modern Warfare 2 to grab top spot.
Android Apps Disclose More Than Users Know
News  |  9/30/2010  | 
Half of applications studied share location information and unique identifiers with advertisers, many without disclosing this to users.
Sharp Intros 3D TVs With Integrated Blu-ray Recorder
News  |  9/30/2010  | 
LCD televisions, to be sold in the Japanese market, utilize the BDXL recording format to store up to 87 hours of high-definition programming on a single disc.
Skype, Facebook Partnership Would Boost Both Firms
News  |  9/30/2010  | 
VoIP firm trying to increase revenue-generating opportunities in advance of its IPO.
Toshiba Launches 3D Laptops
News  |  9/30/2010  | 
Satellite A665-3D Series upconverts 2D video through software, allowing users to play games, movies, and photos in 3D without buying additional devices.
LinkedIn Mines Twitter Streams
News  |  9/30/2010  | 
Social network aims to help professionals glean relevant information from the massive volume of tweets.
Unsolicited Advice For Adobe, Apple, Google, and Microsoft
Commentary  |  9/29/2010  | 
Adobe, you really need to get your act together. A person who knows you recently told me that you're shifting a number development jobs overseas and that some engineers are polishing their resumes in anticipation of the worst.
Borders Releases Kobo Wi-Fi Version
News  |  9/29/2010  | 
Amazon's cheapest Kindle e-reader is on par in price and wireless support with Borders' new Wi-Fi version.
Novell Upgrades SUSE Linux Appliance Toolkit
News  |  9/29/2010  | 
Combined with Novell Cloud Manager, the toolkit options for building workloads as virtual appliances, strive shorten customers' path to the cloud.
Motorola ES400S Enterprise Handset Coming To Sprint
News  |  9/29/2010  | 
The rugged device is designed to be durable and withstand dust, drops and bumps runs on Windows Embedded Handheld technologies with compatibility and support for industry-specific apps.
Appcelerator, FortiusOne Preview Geo-Analytics Platform
News  |  9/29/2010  | 
App developers looking to leverage geo-oriented data in their software will soon have a new option.
Nintendo 3DS To Ship In March
News  |  9/29/2010  | 
The portable 3D gaming device doesn't require us of special glasses and may help reverse a sales slump for the Wii console maker.
Lawson Says Suites Beat HR Point Solutions
News  |  9/29/2010  | 
Talent management system upgrade supports flexible self-service role and task delegation.
Google Predicts Advertising's Future
News  |  9/29/2010  | 
Tomorrow's advertising will include more display advertising and more rich media content.
MetroPCS Intros LTE In Dallas
News  |  9/29/2010  | 
Long-term evolution service plans priced at $55 or $60 a month, which includes voice calls, texting, and unlimited 4G web.
Web 2.0 Expo: O'Reilly Says Have Fun, Invent
News  |  9/29/2010  | 
Tech prognosticator believes researchers need to get less granular and focus on projects that will inspire them to create the next big thing.
Microsoft Office For Mac To Ship Oct. 26
News  |  9/29/2010  | 
Individual and family editions of the Apple desktop productivity suite can be preordered now.
RightScale Launches Cloud Package For Developers, Testers
News  |  9/28/2010  | 
Front-end cloud management offerings expanded with server combinations for Java, PHP, Ruby, .Net software development.
Hulu Plus Coming To TiVo, Roku
News  |  9/28/2010  | 
TiVo will make the premium online video service available to its Premiere digital video recorder subscribers, while Roku will offer it via its media player that streams web content to a digital TV.
Google Provides Kill Switch For Gmail Threading
News  |  9/28/2010  | 
Conversation View, a feature that set Gmail apart from Hotmail and Yahoo Mail, soon will be optional.
Document Foundation To Take OpenOffice Code Outside Oracle
News  |  9/28/2010  | 
The code base for the open source look-alike suite to Microsoft Office has been moved outside Oracle by a new foundation, which claims it will further develop it.
AOL To Buy TechCrunch
News  |  9/28/2010  | 
The acquisition adds Michael Arrington's influential tech-focused blog network to AOL's growing stable of professionally created content sources.
Motorola, HTC, Toshiba To Use Nvidia Tegra 2
News  |  9/28/2010  | 
The chipmaker has reportedly received orders for its Tegra 2 ARM-based processor from several smartphone and tablet manufacturers.
HTC Merge Headed To Verizon
News  |  9/28/2010  | 
The CDMA version of the HTC Desire Z, known in the U.S. as the T-Mobile G2, may be joining the carrier's lineup based upon leaked photos and a model number.
Texting Bans Don't Decrease Car Accidents
News  |  9/28/2010  | 
Insurance industry study found that the number of crashes actually rose in states that passed laws precluding sending texts while driving.
SSA Faulted For Lax Records On IT Purchases
News  |  9/28/2010  | 
Auditors can't determine whether Social Security overpaid or underpaid for thousands of Hewlett-Packard computers.
Web 2.0 Expo: Flash, HTML 5 Converging
News  |  9/28/2010  | 
The competing Web technologies have sparked an Internet cold war, but a detente could be on the horizon as capabilities merge.
Mellanox Unveils Advanced Adapter Cards For Dell Blades
News  |  9/28/2010  | 
ConnectX-2 offers 40 Gb/s InfiniBand and 10 Gigabit Ethernet connectivity and supports Dell's open approach to data centers.
Sony Ericsson Drops Symbian
News  |  9/27/2010  | 
Google's Android OS has been the focus of new platform work, though the company will continue to support Symbian phones.
Kno Announces Single Screen Tablet
News  |  9/27/2010  | 
The education-focused tablet is a less expensive alternative to the previously announced dual-screen tablet focused on providing textbooks, course materials and other content for the classroom.
Segway Company Owner Dies In Scooter Accident
News  |  9/27/2010  | 
Jimi Heselden is remembered for his philanthropy and for the role of his company played protecting British and coalition soldiers.
New iPhone App For Breast Cancer Patients
News  |  9/27/2010  | 
New free application helps breast cancer patients decipher their pathology reports and gives clinicians a tool to explain the disease and treatments.
Microsoft Dumps Windows Live Spaces For WordPress
News  |  9/27/2010  | 
Move raises questions about Redmond's ability to provide homegrown solutions for the Web 2.0 market.
Acer Unveils Core i7 Ultraportable, 3D Laptop
News  |  9/27/2010  | 
The TimelineX packs Intel's high-end ultra-low voltage processor into a roughly 11.5-inch body.
Apple Dominates Tech Headlines
News  |  9/27/2010  | 
A study of mainstream news organizations' technology coverage shows enthusiasm for Apple and a focus on positive stories slightly more often than negative ones.
Welcome To InformationWeek's New Commenting System
Commentary  |  9/27/2010  | 
We're making some changes to our commenting system. Some of them are apparent, while others not so much. But the benefits are plenty.
Sharp Launching Android Tablets, E-Book Store
News  |  9/27/2010  | 
Galapagos devices will be first sold in Japan as e-book readers, but will add movies, music, games, and additional countries.
Marvell Unveils Triple Core ARM Processor
News  |  9/24/2010  | 
The Armada 628 is aimed at smartphones, tablets and other mobile devices that require low-power application processing.
Femtocell Connection Eyed For Next-Gen LTE Wireless
News  |  9/24/2010  | 
The pC960x hardware and software LTE development platform, created to accelerate time to market for small form factor LTE products, has been optimized to deploy LTE femtocells.
DoJ Settles Tech Hiring Pact Case
News  |  9/24/2010  | 
Apple, Adobe, Google, Intel, Intuit, and Pixar are again free to cold-call each other to lure away skilled workers.
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