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Microsoft revealed a certification program for PCs to be labeled “Vista Capable” just prior to Vista's much-delayed introduction.  The only problem is that some of the PCs that bore said sticker weren't capable of running all of the new features Vista comes with, and might be considered less capable than others.Consumers and consumer advocacy groups have filed a class action law suit, which has just been approved:“U.S. District Judge Marsha Pechman certified the class action suit but whittled down its scope to focus primarily on whether Microsoft's "Vista Capable" labels created artificial... Read more...
We knew it was coming, but now it's official: Netscape Navigator is officially dead.  "AOL has released its last ever update for Netscape Navigator and is encouraging its remaining users to switch to Flock or Firefox."  Hmmm...no recommendation to go grab the latest version of Explorer.  It is possible that the final version of Navigator will remain viable for some time, but we expect that it will one day simply be a footnote in WWW-history.... Read more...
Since the 16 GB iPod Touch was announced in September we all knew it was only a matter of time until Apple slapped that 16 GB into its larger brother.   Here we go, and still more.Apple® today added new models of the iPhone™ and iPod® touch which have double the memory, doubling the amount of music, photos and videos that customers can carry with them wherever they go. The revolutionary iPhone now comes in a new 16GB model for $499, joining the 8GB model for $399. iPod touch now comes in a 32GB model for $499, joining the 16GB model for $399 and the 8GB model for $299.“For... Read more...
Just in case you like to shoot straight down to the news and missed the fresh link at the top of the page, we wanted to let you know that we’ve just posted our photo report and recap from this year’s Consumer Electronics Show.  We’ve got images and product information from over 20 companies available, including perennial players like Intel, AMD, and NVIDIA.  But if you’d also like to check out things like Samsung’s 30nm prototype NAND flash chips, Seagate’s D.A.V.E., the OCZ Neural Impulse Actuator, Asus’ new GPS, or any one of a number of other cool products, we’ve got that posted too. ... Read more...
It's a sad day and the end of an era. Development is to cease on the Netscape browser, which at one time held the largest market share of all browsers, and was the first browser to gain mass popularity.While internal groups within AOL have invested a great deal of time and energy in attempting to revive Netscape Navigator, these efforts have not been successful in gaining market share from Microsoft's Internet Explorer. Recently, support for the Netscape browser has been limited to a handful of engineers tasked with creating a skinned version of Firefox with a few extensions.AOL's focus on transitioning... Read more...
We've reported twice about the potential routing bottlenecks that the Internet might face in the near future, usually in the 2-3 years time frame.  We're not the only ones who are worried about this as an Internet overload could have financial repercussions that would make the post-911 economic slump seem like a stroll in the park.Virtually every part of our daily lives are impacted in some direct or indirect way by the Internet, whether we know it or not.  For example the sheer volume of B2B transactions that rely on the web alone could cause major financial stress to companies who rely... Read more...
While scientists predict that the our happy little planet will crash into the sun millions and millions of years in the future, the Internet might suffer a death much closer to today.  For example: 2 years from now according to a new study:“The study is the first to “apply Moore’s Law (or something very like it) to the pace of application innovation on the ‘Net,” the study says. “Our findings indicate that although core fiber and switching/routing resources will scale nicely to support virtually any conceivable user demand, Internet access infrastructure, specifically in North America, will... Read more...
Three years have passed since the European Commission ordered that Microsoft make three major changes to how it supplies interoperability information to other OS/NOS vendors seeking to develop products that can communicate with Windows desktops and servers.Change #1: developers must be allowed access to source code!  That's right, MS is going to be going (even more) open-source, but only to a select audience of developers who might be forced into signing NDAs.Change #2: developers no longer pay on-going royalties, but rather a one-time 10,000 Euro ($14,189) fee to gain access to the interoperability... Read more...
Snocap, best-known as being Shawn Fanning's follow-up to Napster, has laid off nearly 60% of its workforce.Snocap offers to handle copyright and music licensing for musicians and also powers embeddable download stores that artists can place on any site. From these digital-music vending machines, the artists can sell their own music. According to Rueff, there are signs that the idea is starting to take hold. "Just not as fast as we expected," Rueff said. "You have to understand that it took a lot of work and a lot of capital to bring this capability to market. But it's that time when we are asking... Read more...
The bright engineers over at Fujitsu have are developing a new technology that could literally triple hard drive capacity in the near future.  What’s truly amazing is how the idea came about.Holograms.  Yeah, those things that used to come on special edition baseball cards back in the early 1980's.  True story: “Fujitsu's next big idea literally came from those aluminum "hologram" stickers you frequently see on the front of cereal boxes, and the certification tape of sealed software cases. Making those pretty colors onto aluminum uses a process called anodization, which is a kind of electrolytic... Read more...
Way back in April, a class-action lawsuit was filed against Microsoft, alleging that Microsoft used deceptive marketing practices when it allowed computer and other hardware makers to use the term "Windows Vista Capable" on their items, when in fact the hardware was unusable with Vista.  The suit really centers around personal computers labeled as "Windows Vista Capable" before the operating system released in January. A judge has ruled that the lawsuit can proceed and set a court date for October. Seattle District Court Judge Marsha Pechman on Tuesday rejected Microsoft's request for a... Read more...
VMware And Intel Capital Announce Investment PALO ALTO, Calif. and SANTA CLARA, Calif., July 9, 2007 — VMware, Inc., the global leader in software for virtualization solutions today announced that Intel Corporation, through its global investment arm, Intel Capital has agreed to become an investor in VMware. VMware's base virtualization platform virtualizes the Intel architecture. Intel microprocessors comprise the majority... Read more...
There's an old saying that if you gave a million monkeys a million typewriters and at least a million years, eventually they'd type the Collected Works of Shakespeare. It's  a way to illustrate a slim, but not infinitely impossible likelihood of anything. Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University have decided to try to use a similar vast but unfocused pool of available typing skills to digitize books- they're using the "CAPTCHA" test on websites to decipher printed words from important books and digitize them.  Researchers estimate that about 60 million of those nonsensical jumbles... Read more...
NVIDIA is unveiling a new line-up of GeForce 8 class mobile GPUs today, aptly named the GeForce 8M Series  The GeForce 8M series will initially consist of five devices, the GeForce 8600M GT, 8600M GS, 8400M GT, 8400M GS and the 8400M G.    We’ve got all the pertinent details and specifications available right here.... Read more...
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