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  • OpenCL 1.1 ratified by The Khronos Group

    Posted June 14, 2010 - 2:40 pm

    The Khronos Group has ratified OpenCL 1.1, a programming standard for parallel execution of tasks across multicore processors, the standards-setting organization said on Monday.
  • Linux is as secure as ever

    Posted June 14, 2010 - 12:33 pm

    Which doesn't mean that idiots can't foul-it-up.
  • Python language upgrade slithers toward final release

    Posted June 14, 2010 - 11:42 am

    Python 2.7, the last version of the 2.x line goes to release candidate stage with a finished version scheduled for July 3
  • Google's problems with Android Market continue

    Posted June 14, 2010 - 11:40 am

    After applications recently started disappearing from the Android Market, Google continued to have reliability issues with the online store as developers over the weekend experienced issues with erroneous download counts.
  • Indianapolis launches $16M ERP project

    Posted June 14, 2010 - 11:05 am

    The city of Indianapolis and Marion County have embarked on a $16 million technology overhaul designed to improve business processes, standardize technology and drive down costs.
  • Windows 7 Early Adopters Say Virtualization Key to Rollouts

    Posted June 14, 2010 - 11:04 am

    A common piece of advice runs through recent conversations with companies migrating to Windows 7: test early and often and don't be afraid of virtualization.
  • IBM analysis of Amazon finds cloud support forums lacking

    Posted June 14, 2010 - 11:03 am

    Amazon support forum administrators usually respond to posts within 10 or 12 hours, but problem resolution often takes days, new analysis finds.
  • Adobe halts Labs program for 64-bit Linux Flash Player

    Posted June 14, 2010 - 10:59 am

    Company stresses it is not killing off the project, which will continue with 'significant' architectural changes and security enhancements.
  • Microsoft offers globalization for JavaScript apps

    Posted June 14, 2010 - 10:57 am

    A new open source plugin provides the capability for the jQuery library.
  • Clock Winding Down on Windows XP SP2

    Posted June 14, 2010 - 10:55 am

    July 13, 2010. It is less than a month away, and it is the date that Microsoft will end support for Windows XP SP2. That means that Microsoft will no longer be testing newly discovered vulnerabilities to determine if Windows XP SP2 is affected, nor will it be developing any more patches or updates in support of Windows XP SP2. You have T-minus 29 days and counting to install SP3, or make the move to a newer OS, like Windows 7.
  • Windows XP SP2 users face end of IE patches

    Posted June 14, 2010 - 10:45 am

    Barring an unforeseen patch in the next four weeks, users running Windows XP Service Pack 2 (SP2) have seen their last security update for Internet Explorer.
  • Learning software vendor Saba goes social

    Posted June 14, 2010 - 10:40 am

    Saba, a provider of training and online collaboration software to large companies and institutions, is adding an enterprise social-networking platform that will let employees share links and content, then go right into an online conference about them.
  • Enterprises slowly adopting social tech

    Posted June 11, 2010 - 3:41 pm

    Attendees to next week's Enterprise 2.0 conference in Boston may find that businesses' use of social-networking and collaboration technologies is slowly starting to take off.
  • Novell wins final judgment in SCO battle

    Posted June 11, 2010 - 2:11 pm

    It's not the first time onlookers have declared that the long-running legal dispute between Novell and SCO is over, but many are saying that a Thursday judgment favoring Novell on all counts is the end of the road.
  • Motorola's Jha's boasts of 2 GHz processor coming to Android

    Posted June 11, 2010 - 12:41 pm

    One of the biggest promoters of the Android OS, Motorola executive Sanjay Jha, said his company will roll out an Android smartphone with a 2 GHz processor by years end.
  • EU Commissioner warns IT buyers against vendor lock-in

    Posted June 11, 2010 - 12:41 pm

    European Commissioner Neelie Kroes warned governments and businesses to avoid vendors that try to lock them in with proprietary technology.
  • An open letter to Mike Montadon, Nevada gubernatorial ex-candidate

    Posted June 11, 2010 - 11:11 am

    Gibbs has a problem with Mike Montadon, a Nevada state gubernatorial candidate, who keeps sending him e-mail.
  • Motorola, RIM settle lawsuits

    Posted June 11, 2010 - 10:41 am

    Motorola and Research in Motion have come to a settlement that will end all pending litigation between them, the companies announced Friday.
  • Microsoft confirms critical Windows XP bug

    Posted June 11, 2010 - 9:52 am

    Microsoft has confirmed that Windows XP and Windows Server 2003 contain an unpatched bug that could be used to infect PCs by duping users into visiting rigged Web sites or opening attack e-mail.
  • Cisco Quad set to ship before November

    Posted June 11, 2010 - 9:40 am

    Cisco Systems said today that its social collaboration platform aimed at the enterprise, Cisco Quad, will be released in the next four to five months.
  • Online collaboration on the cheap: 20 free & low-cost tools

    Posted June 11, 2010 - 7:16 am

    From brainstorming apps to full-blown project managers, these inexpensive tools can help your team work together.
  • After attacks, Adobe fixes Flash bug

    Posted June 10, 2010 - 9:11 pm

    Less than a week after fielding reports that hackers were targeting a bug in its Flash Player software, Adobe Systems has rushed out a fix for the problem.
  • Microsoft's sleep proxy lowers PC energy use

    Posted June 10, 2010 - 6:13 pm

    Microsoft researchers have slashed desktop energy use with a sleep proxy system that maintains a PC's network presence even when it is turned off or put into standby mode.
  • Protect Windows XP from Zero-Day Flaw in HCP Protocol

    Posted June 10, 2010 - 6:12 pm

    Earlier this week was Microsoft's Patch Tuesday for June--a busy Patch Tuesday with ten new security bulletins fixing 34 different vulnerabilities. However, there is now a publicly disclosed vulnerability with potentially dire consequences that didn't make the list of patches this month. IT administrators need to understand the risks, and act now to mitigate the threat and protect Windows XP systems from the HCP protocol vulnerability.
  • Twitter buys analytics company

    Posted June 10, 2010 - 4:42 pm

    Twitter, which recently announced its Promoted Tweets advertising program, has acquired the maker of a cloud-hosted Web analytics application, Twitter said Thursday.

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