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Sony To Offer Notebook Computers Without 'Crapware'
News  |  3/21/2008  | 
Sony says it will drop the $50 fee it planned to charge customers for removing the trial software and games the company pre-installed in notebooks.
Sequoia Threatens Lawsuit Over E-Voting Machine Review
News  |  3/21/2008  | 
A New Jersey county asked a Princeton professor to conduct an independent review of Sequoia Voting Systems e-voting machines, which the company opposes.
Mobile Users To Buy More Smartphones
News  |  3/21/2008  | 
One in three devices sold in five years will be a smartphone, ABI Research says.
3Com Will Seek Breakup Fee From Bain Over Merger Failure
News  |  3/21/2008  | 
3Com said it will seek a $66 million break up fee from Bain Capital Partners after merger plans fell apart.
Sony To Update Blu-Ray Features In PlayStation 3
News  |  3/20/2008  | 
The upgrade to PS3's BD-Live will add interactive features to movies and also allow users to download video content, ring tones, and games.
Toshiba Preps 128GB Solid-State Notebook Drive
News  |  3/20/2008  | 
The company claims the new drive has a read speed of 100 MB per second and a write speed of 40 MB per second.
3Com Stockholders To Meet On Huawei-Bain Deal
News  |  3/20/2008  | 
The deal ran afoul of the federal government, which is concerned about a Chinese firm owning a piece of 3Com and its security products.
Apple Files Patent For Holographic 3-D Display
News  |  3/20/2008  | 
Apple says recent developments in computers and computer graphics have made spatial 3-D images more practical and accessible.
VoiceCon: Collaboration, Unified Communications Dominate The Agenda
News  |  3/19/2008  | 
Networking vendors at VoiceCon expanded their portfolio of unified communications applications through partnerships.
IBM Opens 'Cloud Computing' Center In Dublin
News  |  3/19/2008  | 
The central data center will provide on-tap computing services to customers in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa.
Apple May Offer Unlimited Access To iTunes
News  |  3/19/2008  | 
The company is reportedly in negotiations with record labels to offer iPod and iPhone owners access to the entire iTunes catalog.
Gartner Changes Tune On iPhone For The Enterprise
News  |  3/19/2008  | 
The analyst firm initially rejected the iPhone's suitability for business because of concerns over security.
Windows Vista SP1 Wreaks Havoc On Some PCs, Users Complain
News  |  3/19/2008  | 
Troubles range from a simple inability to download the software from Microsoft's Windows Update site to sudden spikes in memory usage.
Microsoft Releases Near-Final Hyper-V
News  |  3/19/2008  | 
Microsoft server virtualization moves closer to reality with the "feature complete" test version now and an August date for the full release.
Best Buy Offers Gift Cards To HD DVD Buyers
News  |  3/19/2008  | 
The retailer hopes to appease customers who ended up on the losing side of the high-definition video battle.
Sybase Brings Lotus, Exchange E-mail To iPhone
News  |  3/19/2008  | 
Sybase is adding Apple iPhone support to its mobile middleware to make it possible to use the phone to access IBM Lotus Domino or Microsoft Exchange e-mail servers.
Science Fiction Legend Arthur C. Clarke, 90, Dies
News  |  3/18/2008  | 
Clarke died at a hospital near his home in Sri Lanka early Wednesday. His science fiction married Western scientific tradition with Eastern mysticism.
Intel, Microsoft Pledge $20 Million For Multi-Core App Development
News  |  3/18/2008  | 
Research facilities at the University of California, Berkeley, and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign will try to help bolster parallel programming efforts.
Apple Mac Store Sales Strong In February
News  |  3/18/2008  | 
Overall consumer PC shipments to stores increased by 9% from a year ago, while revenue rose 5%, an NPD Group report found.
iPhone Owners Big Users Of Mobile Web
News  |  3/18/2008  | 
M:Metrics says 85% of iPhone owners searched the Web for news and information using their phones in January.
High Return Rate Reported On Solid-State Drive Notebooks From Dell
News  |  3/18/2008  | 
Avian Securities says the rate of return on SSD notebooks from one major manufacturer ranges from 20% to 30%. Dell confirmed that it was the manufacturer.
Ultralight Notebooks Buyer's Guide
News  |  3/18/2008  | 
Superbly portable laptops from Dell, Toshiba, Panasonic, and Fujitsu promise mobile productivity in a slender package, but can this crop of lightweights get the job done?
Build The Ultimate Quad-Core Desktop With Intel's QX9770
News  |  3/18/2008  | 
Our latest PC build project paired Intel's top-of-the-line Core 2 Extreme processor with an Asus motherboard, fast GeForce 8800 graphics, and DDR3 memory in a dual-boot configuration with both Vista and Windows XP.
ZigBee-Powered Meter Measures Electrical Consumption
News  |  3/18/2008  | 
EOL's plogg device measures consumption and relays it back to management system to help control energy costs.
Dell Unveils One-Socket Servers For Small Businesses
News  |  3/18/2008  | 
The PowerEdge rack server and T300 tower computer may also appeal to large companies looking for a remote-office server.
Congressman Says IBM Aided Holocaust Planning, Slams Google For 'Net Censorship
News  |  3/18/2008  | 
Congressman Chris Smith called out Google, Yahoo, Cisco, and Microsoft for censoring politically sensitive content in China and other countries.
VoiceCon: Microsoft Boosts Unified Communications With Videoconferencing Links
News  |  3/18/2008  | 
Video conferencing systems from Polycom and Tandberg will now operate with Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 and Office Communicator 2007.
PlayStation 3 Sales Surpass Xbox 360
News  |  3/17/2008  | 
Surpassing both consoles, however, was the Wii as Nintendo shipped 432,000 of the lower-priced consoles, an NPD Group survey reveals.
Iomega To Consider EMC's Revised Bid
News  |  3/17/2008  | 
Previously, EMC had offered $3.25 a share, or $178.1 million, for the storage device maker.
VoiceCon: Nortel Adds Mobility To Unified Communications Mix
News  |  3/17/2008  | 
Networking vendor says a richer interplay of desktop phones, PCs, and mobile handsets will improve efficiency and decision making.
Motorola Aims For All-Wireless Enterprise
News  |  3/17/2008  | 
With new products and initiatives, executive Sujai Hajela predicts that his division will impress the enterprise in the transition to faster 802.11n networks.
Intel Expects Dev Tools To Bring Success In Graphics Market
News  |  3/17/2008  | 
Intel is looking to attract game developers to its Larrabee processor with a more easily programmable platform than rivals Nvidia and AMD's ATI.
Guilty Verdict Reversed, Ex-Qwest CEO Nacchio Gets New Trial
News  |  3/17/2008  | 
The appeals court said the trial judge had improperly prevented the introduction of expert testimony and classified information as part of Nacchio's defense.
Verizon Settles Open Source Software Lawsuit
News  |  3/17/2008  | 
The issue centered on claims that a subcontractor used an open source program called BusyBox in Verizon's wireless routers.
VoiceCon: Motorola To Launch Next-Generation Interoperability Effort
News  |  3/17/2008  | 
Motorola intends to provide integrated mobile access to e-mail, calendar, and other apps, as well as ways to extend PBX functionality to wireless devices.
BMC Software To Acquire BladeLogic For $800 Million
News  |  3/17/2008  | 
BladeLogic offers software that automates the management, control, and enforcement of configuration changes to servers and other hardware typically found in corporate IT environments.
Avaya's CEO Looks To Bring Unified Communications To The Masses
Features  |  3/17/2008  | 
Avaya CEO Lou D'Ambrosio discusses UC "for the masses" and Avaya's relationship with Microsoft, IBM.
Blu-ray Player Prices On The Rise
News  |  3/13/2008  | 
In February, the month Toshiba said it would no longer lead the charge for HD DVD, the average price jumped to $604.
Gibson Guitar, Activision Battle Over Guitar Hero Patents
News  |  3/13/2008  | 
The Gibson look-alikes, including Les Paul, SG, and Kramer models, are allowed under an undisclosed license agreement between the two companies.
HP Hires Azul Systems Exec to Head U.S. Personal Systems Group
News  |  3/13/2008  | 
Stephen DeWitt will be responsible for marketing, sales, and operational strategy for the group, which handles PCs, mobile devices, and a variety of other products and services.
Thought-To-Speech Interface Gives Voice To Voiceless
News  |  3/13/2008  | 
Audeo captures neurological information from the brain and translates it into speech.
Spring VON More Than Voice Over IP
News  |  3/13/2008  | 
Look for wireless, video, business apps, and social networking to enter the VoIP lexicon next week in San Jose.
Microsoft Not Discussing Blu-ray On Xbox 360
News  |  3/13/2008  | 
Until recently, Microsoft had used the Toshiba-backed HD DVD format to add high-definition movie playback to the Xbox 360.
Apple iTunes, iPod Infringe On Patents, ZapMedia Claims
News  |  3/13/2008  | 
ZapMedia said it filed the suit after multiple attempts to negotiate with Apple starting in June 2006 through the fall of 2007.
Gates, Mundie Urge More Long Term U.S. Investment In Tech
News  |  3/13/2008  | 
A key Microsoft priority is to encourage investment in math and sciences education, including putting more technology in the hands of schoolchildren.
Acer Turns 'Blue' With High-End Blu-Ray Laptop
News  |  3/12/2008  | 
In a swipe at HP and Dell's premium business, the blue, black, and silver 8920G is equipped with a TV tuner, six speakers, and support for Dolby Home Theater.
Japan Investigates Sparking Apple iPod
News  |  3/12/2008  | 
The problem is believed to stem from a flaw in the iPod Nano's lithium-ion battery.
Alltel Wireless Unwraps LG Glimmer Phone
News  |  3/12/2008  | 
The slider smartphone features touchscreen, camera, music player, and GPS capability.
AMD Names Former Dell Exec As CIO
News  |  3/12/2008  | 
Ahmed Mahmoud will be responsible for managing AMD's global technology infrastructure.
As 700-MHz Auction Nears End, Ericsson Says It Can Help Winners
News  |  3/12/2008  | 
Ericsson says it can offer mobile network operators a full suite of infrastructure, device platforms, applications, and services such as network design, network deployment, and systems integration.
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