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At some point, you have to wonder if any database that can be hacked will be hacked. With so much of the world's precious information stored on drives in the forms of 1s and 0s, what's to stop ill-willed individuals from doing to every other company what they did last year to Target, for example? Clearly, not much, as UPS has fallen victim to a data breach of its own. The logistics outfit said that "a breach of computer systems at UPS Store retail outlets may have exposed customers’ personal and payment data at some locations this year." Malware was pinpointed at 51 locations across 24 states.... Read more...
If you were waiting in vain for UPS to arrive with your last-minute holiday packages only to see the magic day pass without the big brown truck stopping at your house, you’re not alone. UPS was overwhelmed by holiday shipping traffic. The company blames factors such as a higher-than-expected volume of packages and rough weather around the country. UPS expected some 132 million deliveries for last week, but without disclosing how many there actually were, UPS spokesperson Natalie Black said “obviously we exceeded that”. (Credit: Reuters/Carlos Allegri) UPS is busily catching up,... Read more...
Tonight on CBS' "60 Minutes," Jeff Bezos, CEO of Amazon, sat down for an extended interview. Amazon is an online superstore that has morphed into a technological powerhouse on so many other levels -- tablets and eReaders included, that they're effecting a dramatic change in the way people shop. The company has historically operated on thin profits and a volume model and there is no doubt, Amazon is a disruptive force in etail. Amazon also typically invests excess cash into new fulfillment centers and other R&D projects. Why? So that Amazon itself doesn't get disrupted by whatever big innovation... Read more...
Apple introduced its new iMac models in October, and although the 21.5-inch version is now available, the 27-inch version’s ship date keeps getting pushed back. You can still preorder it from Apple, but the initial ship date of sometime in December is no longer happening. Instead, the website says that the models will be available to ship in January. Because Apple is being vague, we can’t tell if that’s January 1st or January 31st. Thankfully, this development probably doesn’t affect customers’ holiday gift-giving plans too much, as the previous estimated ship date... Read more...
Google has been raking in money for years now, but it has also been spending a pretty penny, too. Some of that spending has been on various other companies, useful for bolstering its offerings in a hurry, and potentially in areas that it wouldn't enter itself otherwise. The latest pick up from Google is BufferBox, a Canadian company that could enable Google to rival Amazon's Locker services. Google isn't saying how much money it spent on the company, but in theory, Google will use the buy to offer around 100 kiosks in select Canadian cities to start. It could very well be the birth of a same-day... Read more...
Remember when eBay was an auction site? Those were the days. Nowadays, eBay is a full-on storefront, keeping that auction setting at the core but building a vast network of other opportunities around it. There's Buy-It-Now, for starters, and there are a variety of opportunity to sell goods on eBay without going through the typical auction process. We suppose it makes sense for a site to branch out and explore other revenue opportunities, but to say eBay has maintained its small size while growing in scope would be a stretch. That said, the site is still churning out new ideas, and the latest one... Read more...
Did you avoid the iPad 2 rush this weekend? Or did you just miss out unintentionally? If you were trying to hunt down an iPad 2, but came up empty-handed, there's more bad news in store. Apple's online store currently shows a 3-4 week wait for the newest iOS slate, and loads of Best Buy stores, Target locations and Walmarts have sold out of their supply already. Naturally, the iPad 2 drew pretty large lines around the nation on Friday afternoon, and there's no question that Apple sold a ton of these. Both the black and white models, 16GB-64GB, are currently backordered for nearly a month. We suspect... Read more...
Fusion Garage hasn't had the easiest time getting their JooJoo tablet out of the door, but no one ever said it was easy being a startup. The company whose tablet used to be known as the CrunchPad is finally shipping out, but only to customers who pre-ordered one from the beginning. We heard that units would begin shipping last month, but that date obviously slipped; still, it's pretty impressive to think that the JooJoo is shipping out before the iPad. Pre-ordered units are leaving Asia now, and they should be distributed in America soon. If you have forgotten, the unit includes a 7" touch panel,... Read more...
As the decade winds down, it's fun to look back and think just how different our world is now compared to this time in 1999. One of the easiest ways to see just how drastic the chances have been is to look at Amazon, which just put out some rather staggering fun facts. Without a doubt, the company's own hardware device (the Kindle) was its most popular gift, and just ten years ago e-reading devices were but a pipe dream in some back corner lab that probably wasn't even being taken seriously. The Kindle became the company's most gifted item ever (yes, ever!) this Christmas, and what's crazy is that... Read more...
iHome has been pushing out iPod and iPhone docks for as long as we can remember. The company has to have literally dozens of options ranging from bottom-end to fairly nice, some of which actually double as alarm clocks. The company's latest, however, is uniquely upscale, with sound from Bongiovi Acoustics and a design that'll have anyone swooning.The iP1 is the first item in iHome's Studio Series, and the Bongiovi Acoustics Digital Power Station technology includes a processor that actively scans the recorded material and compensates for any deficiencies across the audio frequency spectrum, effectively... Read more...
Adobe Creative Suite 4 Now ShippingMilestone Release Radically Improves Creative Workflow Efficiency; Redefines Collaboration Between Designers and Developers SAN JOSE, Calif. - Oct. 15, 2008 - Adobe Systems Incorporated (Nasdaq:ADBE) today announced the immediate availability of the Adobe Creative Suite 4 product family, the highly-anticipated release of industry-leading design and development software for virtually every creative workflow. Delivering radical breakthroughs in workflow efficiency - and packed with hundreds of innovative, time saving features - the new Creative Suite 4 product line... Read more...
While the rest of the world tries to figure out if this company is legit or not, Psystar keeps chugging along.  And now, they say their first PCs are shipping!So, is it a hoax or not? Mac clone builder Psystar has experienced in just one week all the good and bad today’s Internet has to offer: The possible availability of a cheap Mac clone spread like wildfire through the Internet last week, confusion about its address and payment processor attracted the wrath of the Internet and most of us concluded that, yes, some things are too good to be true and Psystar may have been just a hoax. But,... Read more...
After numerous delays the Phenom finally shipped late last year, but suffered an immediate set back due to the TLB errata issue.  This certainly didn't help AMD pull off a stellar launch, but the issue has been fixed in the new B3 series K10 CPUs.“In addition to fixing the TLB race condition, AMD will finally increase the core frequency of the Opteron series on the B3 stepping.  After the initial OEM orders are filled, channel vendors like Newegg and TigerDirect will carry the new Opterons in frequencies ranging from 1.8 GHz to 2.4 GHz.  Vendor estimates put this e-tailer ship date... Read more...
As with all rumors please take the following with a grain of salt until we receive official confirmation or denial from NVIDIA.If the 9600 launch impressed you, but you were holding out for a card with a little more horsepower, then you might be in luck.  Rumor has it that NVIDIA will be launching high-end cards in the near future:“At the top-end of the 9-series cards will sit the dual-GPU GeForce 9800 GX2 which will launch on March 11 this year. This will be followed by the GeForce 9800 GTX and 9800 GT between the end of March and beginning of April.”There's no word on what to expect from... Read more...
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