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  • Hurd's job: Sell Oracle's Exadata vision

    Posted September 7, 2010 - 2:51 pm

    The ascendancy of former Hewlett-Packard CEO Mark Hurd to a co-president slot at Oracle could give the vendor's strategy of selling integrated systems a boost, according to some industry observers.
  • HTML5 may help Web pages talk, listen

    Posted September 7, 2010 - 12:45 pm

    The World Wide Consortium is investigating integrating speech capabilities into Web standard
  • Tool review: Netsparker

    Posted September 7, 2010 - 11:10 am

    Especially effective at finding SQL injections and cross-site issues, Netsparker is one web application scanner you should add to your toolchest.
  • Google Wave becomes Wave in a Box

    Posted September 7, 2010 - 9:28 am

    The recently-canceled social networking service is being revived as application bundle for real-time collaboration.
  • Microsoft investigates two-year-old IE bug

    Posted September 7, 2010 - 9:25 am

    Microsoft is looking into a long-known vulnerability in Internet Explorer (IE) that could be used to access users' data and Web-based accounts.
  • If iTV is too little, is Google TV too much?

    Posted September 7, 2010 - 7:50 am

    Now that we know what to expect from Apple's iTV, it's time to start digging into Google TV. While iTV's offerings seemed pretty thin, it might just be that Google TV tries to do too much. Will all these options confuse consumers?
  • 5 ways to make Android 2.1 work like Froyo

    Posted September 6, 2010 - 2:16 pm

    Still waiting for Android 2.2? Given the slow pace of Froyo's rollout to Android phones, sometimes it feels like waiting for Godot. And if you're especially unlucky, the new version of the operating system won't even make it to your phone.
  • Did E-mail and the Internet Kill the 9-5 Workday?

    Posted September 6, 2010 - 2:13 pm

    Have you checked your work e-mail today? If you're like most employees in the United States and United Kingdom, the answer is yes despite the fact that it is not only the weekend, but an extended holiday weekend for most workers in the US. A day off is becoming an increasingly foreign concept as workers stay connected virtually 24/7.
  • Craigslist Yanks 'Adult Services' Section Without Comment

    Posted September 6, 2010 - 2:09 pm

    Craigslist pulled its adult services listings on Friday. Users now see a black bar with the word "censored" where the listings previously appeared.
  • Open source projects under microscope

    Posted September 6, 2010 - 2:05 pm

    The 13 finalists in the open source competition, the Demo Cup, have been announced.
  • Former Google China head invests in Chinese startups

    Posted September 6, 2010 - 4:45 am

    One year after leaving his position as head of Google's China operations, Kai-Fu Lee is funding a dozen startups with his new company Innovation Works to seize on opportunities with China's booming Internet market.
  • Mark Hurd may take job at Oracle, report says

    Posted September 5, 2010 - 1:45 pm

    When Mark Hurd resigned unexpectedly from Hewlett-Packard last month he found an outspoken supporter in the form of Oracle CEO Larry Ellison. It appears now that Hurd may end up working for Ellison, according to a report Saturday in the Wall Street Journal.
  • School uses anti-bullying app after suicide

    Posted September 3, 2010 - 3:30 pm

    A school district in South Hadley, Massachusetts, is hoping a specialized software application will help stop tragedies like the one that befell Phoebe Prince, an Irish-born teen who committed suicide in January after an alleged bullying campaign by fellow students.
  • Apple had two months to fix critical QuickTime bug, says researcher

    Posted September 3, 2010 - 11:58 am

    A critical bug in QuickTime was reported to Apple two months before a second researcher independently revealed the vulnerability this week, the director of a bug bounty program said Friday.
  • Google's App Inventor: First impressions

    Posted September 3, 2010 - 11:10 am

    For a system that was designed to make programming as simple as possible Google's App Inventor is still pretty complicated.
  • Microsoft: Silverlight capabilities exceed those of HTML5

    Posted September 3, 2010 - 9:44 am

    Silverlight will offer a richer Web experience than HTML5, says Microsoft -- besides, the HTML5 spec isn't stable yet
  • Security program automatically tracks down missing patches

    Posted September 3, 2010 - 7:30 am

    Secunia has updated its Personal Software Inspector (PSI) with the ability to silently download and apply patches from multiple vendors soon after their release. PSI 2.0 is now available in an open beta test,
  • Plex to enable streaming content in LG TVs and Blu-ray players

    Posted September 3, 2010 - 7:22 am

    Plex announced today that LG will be incorporating Plex's media streaming technology in certain 2011 LG televisions and Blu-ray players. Who needs a set-top box when you have the same functionality built into your TV?
  • Review

    Hurricane tracking apps for iPhone and iPad

    Posted September 2, 2010 - 9:35 pm

    If you've been paying a lot of attention to Danielle, Earl, and Fiona lately-- no, you won't find pics of them on a hurricane-tracking app, built specifically for your iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad, may help feed your curiosity about storms. A variety of inexpensive apps are available for both devices. Of the handful reviewed here, one is a universal app, and two have separate--but nearly identical--versions for the iPhone and the iPad.
  • Jobs promises fixes for iPhone flaws next week with iOS 4.1

    Posted September 2, 2010 - 5:17 pm

    Apple yesterday laid out its plans for the next two upgrades of iOS, the mobile operating system that powers its iPhone and iPad, slating the first for release in a few days.
  • A Guide to Today's Top 10 Linux Distributions

    Posted September 2, 2010 - 5:14 pm

    One of the most confusing things for the newcomer to Linux is how many distributions, or versions, of the operating system there are. Ubuntu is the one most people have heard of, but there are hundreds of others as well, each offering some variant on the basic Linux theme.
  • SAS rolls out predictive analytics for business users

    Posted September 2, 2010 - 2:49 pm

    SAS Institute on Thursday announced a new toolset aimed at giving business users the ability to work with predictive analytics software, which has historically been the province of specialized statisticians.
  • Microsoft uses Bing home page to push IE8

    Posted September 2, 2010 - 2:30 pm

    Microsoft on Thursday started featuring a small advertisement on its Bing home page for Internet Explorer 8 in an apparent effort to encourage more people to migrate to the latest version of its browser.
  • Apple's iOS beats Android 6:1 on the Web

    Posted September 2, 2010 - 12:06 pm

    Apple's iOS mobile operating system is now the third-most popular platform on the Internet, with a share nearly six times larger than Android's, a Web measurement company said Wednesday.
  • As Earl looms, tips to batten down IT

    Posted September 2, 2010 - 12:05 pm

    With forecasters predicting a very active hurricane season, experts say IT managers must review business continuity and disaster recovery plans to ensure to prepare for potential power outages and data center damage.

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