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  • Is Open Source Safe?

    Posted June 7, 2010 - 2:54 pm

    The IT Department where Daniel Toth works won't let him use open source software because they believe it's a security risk. Is it?
  • Microsoft emphasizes hybrid cloud at TechEd

    Posted June 7, 2010 - 2:40 pm

    As the technology industry moves toward the cloud, users can ease the transition by adopting a hybrid computing model, said Bob Muglia, Microsoft's president of servers and tools, at the kickoff keynote speech at the company's TechEd 2010 event in New Orleans Monday.
  • Perfect Storm Sinks Unix Server Sales

    Posted June 7, 2010 - 2:35 pm

    The recession and uncertainty about vendor plans are sinking Unix server sales, says research firm IDC.
  • HTC acquires mobile software company

    Posted June 7, 2010 - 1:40 pm

    HTC acquired a French company that makes software used by operators and phone makers to design mobile phone home screens.
  • Review

    SoupToys Toybox Turns Desktop Into Playground

    Posted June 7, 2010 - 12:51 pm

    One word for SoupToys Toybox is "amusing." Another way to describe it is "something that'll eat up a lot of time if you're not careful, and that's a good thing." SoupToys Toybox (free) places a box full of basketballs, tennis balls, tiny rubber balls, a roller skate, a basketball hoop, and other objects, on your desktop. It gives these objects cartoony physics and lets you go nuts with them. It even keeps score when something manages to clear the basket. The roller skate, especially, is amusing because of how it gets knocked over when a basketball is tossed at it.
  • IBM expands Rational conference

    Posted June 7, 2010 - 12:40 pm

    IBM has expanded the scope of its annual conference for Rational Software users, which kicks off on Monday in Orlando, renaming the event IBM Innovate.
  • Five reasons Apple gets the lion's share of attention

    Posted June 7, 2010 - 11:57 am

    Apple's not really expected to announce anything we don't already know about today at WWDC, so why is it that we can't get enough of Steve Jobs?
  • The 10 Best Hacks of 2010 (So Far)

    Posted June 7, 2010 - 9:00 am

    These hacks run the gamut from phone, car, and CPU mods. Read on for some great moments in geek!
  • Motorola announces flashy Android phone

    Posted June 7, 2010 - 7:10 am

    Motorola has announced the first Android smartphone to include a xenon flash, the Milestone XT720.
  • Attackers exploiting new Flash bug, Adobe warns

    Posted June 5, 2010 - 2:40 am

    A new, critical bug in Adobe's Flash Player is giving some attackers a back door into victims computers, Adobe warned late Friday.
  • Archive project will digitize WWII Enigma messages

    Posted June 5, 2010 - 2:10 am

    During World War II, Britain's brightest minds routinely decoded encrypted German military messages, an effort believed to have significantly shortened the war and saved the country further devastation.
  • Google privacy issues, HP layoffs, a look ahead

    Posted June 4, 2010 - 6:40 pm

    Concerns related to Google and privacy superseded concerns related to Facebook and privacy this week. And thousands of Hewlett-Packard employees aren't so much feeling the economic uptick, with news of forthcoming pink slips. In other news, we started to look ahead to next week -- and not just because the FIFA World Cup starts next Friday.
  • Facebook CTO: Don't forget Facebook is for sharing

    Posted June 4, 2010 - 4:41 pm

    Attention to privacy on Facebook has been intense in recent months after the company made more profile information public by default, added options to its already-complicated privacy settings and introduced features to personalize external Web sites using people's profile information.
  • OpenWorld to prominently feature Fusion Applications

    Posted June 4, 2010 - 3:41 pm

    Oracle's upcoming OpenWorld conference is set to broadly feature its long-awaited Fusion Applications, according to newly released agenda information for the show, which is scheduled for Sept. 19-23 in San Francisco.
  • Will Microsoft sustain Windows Phone momentum?

    Posted June 4, 2010 - 2:04 pm

    At its annual TechEd conference this week, Microsoft has the chance to sustain the momentum of Windows Phone 7 or fumble away the excitement the redesigned mobile OS has created.
  • TechEd watchers expect Windows Phone news, Azure details

    Posted June 4, 2010 - 2:03 pm

    Industry watchers are looking for Microsoft to sustain the buzz around Windows Phone 7 at its annual TechEd conference this week, as well as share details about its cloud computing strategy in general and Azure cloud services in particular.
  • Apple launches HTML5 Showcase page

    Posted June 4, 2010 - 1:55 pm

    Apple has launched a new section of its Website dedicated to showcasing the capabilities of the next generation of Web standards that fall under the HTML5 umbrella.
  • 7 open source innovations on the cutting edge

    Posted June 4, 2010 - 8:00 am

    Think open source doesn’t innovate? Think again. Here are seven projects that are exploring exciting new directions in computing -- for free
  • Google set to push Chrome OS into quickly shifting market

    Posted June 3, 2010 - 9:21 pm

    Analysts say that Google is slated to start shipping its new Chrome OS software into a corporate and consumer market that's due to change operating systems.
  • Microsoft plans gigantic Patch Tuesday next week

    Posted June 3, 2010 - 9:11 pm

    Microsoft will issue 10 updates, three labeled as 'critical,' to fix 34 vulnerabilities in multiple versions of Windows, Internet Explorer, Office and SharePoint.
  • Microsoft TechEd event to shed light on cloud computing plans

    Posted June 3, 2010 - 8:41 pm

    While Microsoft's specific TechEd announcements haven't yet been revealed, some analysts are hoping for details about Windows Azure, Microsoft's answer to the Amazon EC2 cloud computing platform.
  • Deloitte hit with $30M lawsuit over failed ERP project

    Posted June 3, 2010 - 8:37 pm

    California's Marin County has sued Deloitte Consulting LLP for $30 million over a botched SAP Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) project.
  • Steve Jobs blunders on the Internet TV market

    Posted June 3, 2010 - 4:35 pm

    For a smart guy, who gets many things right, Steve Jobs really doesn't get the future of Internet video.
  • Adobe viewer first step to digital content platform

    Posted June 3, 2010 - 4:10 pm

    Adobe's new magazine viewer is the first component of the company's digital publishing platform
  • Engine Yard expands Rails apps cloud services

    Posted June 3, 2010 - 2:23 pm

    Users needing enterprise-grade infrastructure can now deploy on Terremark's cloud
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