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  • Video Games to Blame for Rise in Rickets?

    Posted January 22, 2010 - 12:40 pm

    Blame too much television, over-liberal SPF-lathering, poor nutritional habits, and video games for a rise in cases of the bone disease rickets, say a pair of Newcastle-based UK researchers.
  • Hacker Enables Multitouch on Nexus One Browser

    Posted January 22, 2010 - 12:10 pm

    The Google Nexus One has drawn some criticism for its lack of multitouch support, especially as the omission seems to be arbitrary. But the allowed a hacker to enable multitouch capabilities on Google's flagship device.
  • ParAccel to speed up data appliance with flash memory

    Posted January 22, 2010 - 11:10 am

    ParAccel Inc. will release a version of its columnar database appliance with flash memory attached to the server's motherboard that it says will boost data reading speeds by up to 15 times.
  • Linux Foundation: Microsoft's Talking Smack on Windows Mobile

    Posted January 21, 2010 - 6:39 pm

    Microsoft's mobile chief dressed down Linux phones at CES and now the Linux Foundation is firing back. What's at stake? Control of the future smartphone market.
  • Widespread attacks exploit newly patched IE bug

    Posted January 21, 2010 - 6:09 pm

    The first widespread attack to leverage a recently patched flaw in Microsoft's Internet Explorer browser has surfaced.
  • Is the SAP KPI program really dead?

    Posted January 21, 2010 - 5:09 pm

    SAP is still planning to conduct a benchmarking program for its Enterprise Support service, despite words to the contrary from CEO Léo Apotheker last week -- sort of.
  • Hospitals asked to report problems with e-health records

    Posted January 21, 2010 - 2:10 pm

    A ranking member of the U.S. Senate Finance Committee has asked 31 hospitals to reveal whether they are having systemic problems due to poor IT systems related to their rollout of electronic health records.
  • Firefox 3.6 brings speed improvements, Personas feature

    Posted January 21, 2010 - 2:10 pm

    Firefox fans, start your browsers. On Thursday, Mozilla released Firefox 3.6, the latest update to its popular Web browser, bringing fixes, enhancements, and new features to the Web-surfing masses.
  • Open-source project aims to build new Mac e-mail client

    Posted January 21, 2010 - 2:10 pm

    It all started, innocently enough, on Saturday, January 16th. Brent Simmons, the Mac software developer and creator of NetNewsWire, wrote a blog post wherein he lamented the lack of a truly awesome Mac OS IMAP e-mail client for power users. Brent's basic thesis was that the Mac community needs such a client that caters who folks who rely on email for a living. (He later said to me, via email: "Mail[.app] ... is a good app, and I like it -- I want to be clear about that--but it's not designed for folks like me who ask for a lot more power.")
  • Amazon delivers SDK for Kindle

    Posted January 21, 2010 - 1:38 pm

    Kit enables developers to build and upload 'active content' for Amazon's e-reader wireless device
  • The White House releases news, streaming app

    Posted January 21, 2010 - 1:10 pm

    In a world where we have iPhone apps for just about everything, there is now an app for keeping up (officially) with the White House.
  • Kindle Apps Blur the Line Between Gadgets

    Posted January 21, 2010 - 12:10 pm

    Amazon is making some aggressive moves to defend the dominance of the Kindle as an e-reader, while also expanding its functionality to fend off competition from other gadgets. Following the news that Amazon is introducing a new royalty plan for Kindle authors, Amazon has also released the KDK (Kindle Development Kit) to enable developers to create apps for the device.
  • A couple of follow-ups and syncing IMAP servers

    Posted January 21, 2010 - 12:10 pm

    Mark Gibbs follows up on two items from the last couple of weeks and finds a cool tool for synchronizing IMAP accounts.
  • NASA wants your Mars photo ideas

    Posted January 21, 2010 - 12:10 pm

    It may be the ultimate point-and-shoot camera. NASA today said it would begin soliciting public photo shoot suggestions for the cutting edge camera onboard its Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.
  • 'Microsoft-free' virtual desktop start-up gets $4M funding

    Posted January 21, 2010 - 12:10 pm

    A start-up teaming up with IBM to build "Microsoft-free" virtual desktops and deliver them through a cloud computing model has secured $4 million in first-round venture financing.
  • IBM/Lotus upgrades set for Notes/Domino, other products

    Posted January 21, 2010 - 12:10 pm

    IBM/Lotus is rolling out a set of incremental upgrades across its product lines over the coming 12 month, including new capabilities in Notes/Domino, Sametime, Connections and LotusLive.
  • Illuminating the elephant in the open source room

    Posted January 21, 2010 - 11:40 am

    Microsoft is an elephant that needs to be turned to stop it trampling the open source community, according to a vocal critic of the software giant's approach to software patents.
  • Clinton to challenge Internet censorship in policy address

    Posted January 21, 2010 - 11:10 am

    U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will raise the issue of Google's ongoing battles in China in a broad policy address on Internet freedom she plans to make Thursday in Washington, D.C.
  • Microsoft confirms 17-year-old Windows bug

    Posted January 21, 2010 - 11:10 am

    Microsoft warns that a bug in the kernel of a 32-bit windows versions could allow hackers to hijack PCs. The company said the bug is 17-years old.
  • Microsoft and Intuit forge small business Web apps partnership

    Posted January 21, 2010 - 11:00 am

    Microsoft's Windows Azure cloud and the Intuit App Center online application store are lynchpins of the arrangement
  • European Union clears Oracle's purchase of Sun

    Posted January 21, 2010 - 10:44 am

    The European Commission granted Oracle an unconditional approval to take over Sun Microsystems on Thursday, following a controversial and widely criticized examination of the deal.
  • Sony Ericsson launches Symbian phone with HD recording

    Posted January 21, 2010 - 8:10 am

    Sony Ericsson has launched another Symbian-based smartphone, the Vivaz, which supports video recording at 720p and comes with an 8-megapixel camera.
  • Sony Ericsson boss sees no impact on Android from China spat

    Posted January 21, 2010 - 3:08 am

    Sony Ericsson isn't expecting any launch delay for its Xperia X10 Android-based smartphone in China despite Android-developer Google's threat to pull out of the market.
  • Amazon invites developers to make Kindle software

    Posted January 21, 2010 - 2:40 am on Thursday announced its first-ever software developer's kit for anyone who wants to create active content for its popular Kindle e-readers.
  • Oracle to provide Sun road map next week

    Posted January 20, 2010 - 9:07 pm

    Oracle will provide more details about its plans for Sun Microsystems at an event next Wednesday, the same day European regulators are expected to sign off on the deal.
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