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Remember the "chirp?" That little bleep used to be all the rage, and while the amount of folks using Nextel / Sprint's push-to-talk services has dwindled over the years, it's still a staple of certain industries, particularly those that work outdoors or in the field. Starting next week, Sprint will be launching their new push-to-talk service, called Sprint Direct Connect. It's a 3G CDMA-based service that serves to expand PTT coverage, enhance broadband support (mobile data) and enable new features that couldn't be used on the existing PTT network. The Kyocera Duramax will be the phone to spearhead... Read more...
As a great song says, don't call it a comeback, they've been here for years. Motorola has become a fixture in the mobile phone industry, with the RAZR turning the industry into one that made the cellphone not just a tool, but a must-have accessory. The company slipped a bit over the past few years, but since the launch of the CLIQ, DROID and Backflip, it's safe to say that Moto is definitely BCK. With CTIA kicking off this week, it's no surprise to see yet another Motorola phone on deck. The company has teamed with Sprint, one of the few carriers out there who still support "the chirp," in order... Read more...
AMD Board of Directors Elects Dirk Meyer President and CEO- Hector Ruiz Named Executive Chairman of AMD –SUNNYVALE, Calif. — July 17, 2008 — AMD (NYSE:AMD) today announced that its board of directors elected President and COO Dirk Meyer as the company’s chief executive officer.  Meyer succeeds Hector Ruiz, who will become executive chairman of AMD and chair of the board of directors.  As executive chairman, Ruiz will ensure a smooth executive leadership transition, focus on driving the company’s asset smart strategy to completion, and assist with high-level government and strategic partner... Read more...
McAfee has released its annual "Mapping the Mal Web" report, which reports on "the riskiest and safest places on the Web," after analyzing "9.9 million heavily trafficked Web sites" using its own McAfee Site Advisor technology. Topping the list of most dangerous domains is the .hk domain (Hong Kong); the safest domain is .fi (Finland). Ranked in order, the top five most dangerous country domains are: .hk (Hong Kong).cn (China).ph (Philippines).ro (Romania).ru (Russia)In order, the top safest are: .fi (Finland).jp (Japan).no (Norway).si (Slovenia).co (Columbia)In addition to country domains, McAfee... Read more...
Gizmodo has posted a video clip sent in by a reader that supposedly shows a Psystar Mac Clone up and running in the home of an actual Psystar customer. "The thing boots up and runs pretty damn fast, says Patrick, but Software Update won't recognize it so you won't be able to patch. System Profiler thinks that it's a Mac Pro." The video is fairly convincing in that it appears actually to show the Mac OS running on non-Mac hardware. However, there is nothing that definitively identifies the machine as from Psystar. With the right hardware, resources, and patience, it's actually not terribly difficult... Read more...
MP3 is a lossy format - meaning you lose quality from the original. Because of that fact, wording in a recently passed Italian law may have just made trading MP3 files legal.The law states that music or images that are at "degraded or low resolution" can be distributed on the Internet "for scientific or educational use, and only when such use is not for profit," according to a rough translation.Experts that have reviewed the law told the Italian daily La Repubblica that even though MP3's are not specifically mentioned, the fact that the word degraded is used implies the existence of that format,... Read more...
This could also be known as ID theft due to software misconfiguration.  This ID thief was using LimeWire to steal sensitive information from users' computers.  But the only way this could happen is if the user misconfigured the software to include directories with sensitive info in them. The scheme undertaken by 35-year-old Gregory Kopiloff worked something like this, according to the U.S. Department of Justice: He'd use identity information gleaned from those documents to open credit accounts over the Internet, buy goods over the Internet, ship them to various mailboxes in the Puget Sound... Read more...
Whenever Microsoft releases a new version of its Windows OS, people generally line up to buy.  They often go so far as to just buy a whole new PC to replace their aging rig, or because they don’t feel comfortable installing the OS themselves.  Generally the industry sees a large surge in sales that immediately follow the release of a new OS.President of ACER, Gianfranco Lanci, says that Windows Vista has proven an exception to this pattern. “Never before had a new version of Windows done so little to boost PC sales. "And that's not going to change in the second half of this year," Lanci said.... Read more...
The US 6th Circuit Court  of Appeals in Cincinnati, Ohio has ruled that law enforcement must obtain a search warrant to look through your e-mail accounts without your permission.  The ruling gives e-mail communications the same privacy protections that letters and telephone conversations have. “The content of e-mail is something that the user seeks to preserve as private and therefore may be constitutionally protected,” wrote Judge Boyce Martin, who was joined by judges Martha Craig Daughtrey and William Schwarzer in the decision.The court’s ruling requires prosecutors to either get a warrant... Read more...
Traian Basescu, President of Romania, during a joint news conference with Microsoft's Bill Gates told press members that he thought piracy had done quite a deal of good for the nation's developing IT industry over the last decade. This comes as no surprise to Romanian President Traian Basescu. It is estimated that 70% of the software used in Romania is pirated -- and President Basecu is proud of it. In a recent joint news conference with Microsoft chairman and founder Bill Gates, Basecu had this to say about piracy; "Piracy helped... Read more...
Intel Declares Regular Cash Dividend SANTA CLARA, Calif., Jan. 18, 2007 -- Intel Corporation's board of directors has declared an 11.25 cents per share quarterly dividend on the company's common stock. The dividend is payable on Mar. 1, 2007 to stockholders of record on Feb. 7, 2007. In November the company announced a 12.5 percent increase in its quarterly dividend to 11.25 cents per share ($0.45 per share on an annual basis). READ MORE...... Read more...
Phishing scams are all the rage these days. And as the scammers get more sophisticated, it's not just noobs who get their info and their money stolen. E*Bay's subsidiary PayPal is preparing to offer a key fob for its users to make stealing your info only half the battle. PayPal's use of key fobs represents what is called two-factor authentication, a login system in which an additional form of device-oriented verification is used in addition to a conventional password. Two-factor authentication is advantageous because it prevents a user's... Read more...
AT&T is the latest telecommunications company to be hacked, as it announced on Tuesday that information for up to 19,000 customers has been compromised. The stored information was in relation to those who purchased equipment for their DSL connection through AT&T's online store. In an attempt to keep customers happy, AT&T will pay for credit card monitoring services for those customers who may be at risk. "The break-in occurred over the weekend and was discovered within hours, after which the online store was shut down, AT&T... Read more...
If you're hungry for new tech, this is a good snack. TweakTown has some good shots of some upcoming products from ABIT, and a little bit on AMD's new AM2 technology(no surprises though). "ABIT's upcoming AM2 motherboards are pretty much complete and ready to go. ABIT will release their "Fatal1ty" AN9 32X motherboard in June and boards should be shipping at the same time. On the other hand, ABIT are still working hard on Intel Conroe based motherboards. From what we have learned so far, Intel won't be releasing any new high-end chipsets till the end of the year and the Conroe processor will... Read more...
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