Latest News - June 2008
- Notebook Shipments Up 35 Percent
- Netflix Bows To a Vocal Minority
- Super Talent Adds Ubuntu Linux to MasterDrive
- Cloud Computing, The Future Takes Nebulous Shape
- A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To Vista
- Andy Grove Wants You To Plug In Your Car
- LifeLock Sued Over Search Ad ID Theft
- Hardware Round-Up
- Netgear Releases Open Source Wireless-G Router
- Mozilla Targets First Firefox 3.1 Alpha for July
- It's True: Diablo III Unveiled
- Woman Auctions Bridesmaid Slot on eBay
- Devices Will Have Manners, Even If We Don't
- VelociRaptors In RAID 5, A Case Study In Speed
All News for June 2008
If there was any doubt that notebooks are becoming the preferred computing platform of choice, then let DisplaySearch's Quarterly Notebook PC Shipment and Forecast Report set the record straight. DisplaySearch reports that the worldwide notebook computer market saw a 35 percent growth in shipments from the first... Read more...
Sometimes a "very, very, very small minority" can have a big impact--especially if that minority is a very, very, very vocal one. A week and a half ago, Netflix announced that it would be killing off its Profiles feature. But following the outpouring of a not-so-silent minority who were less-than thrilled with... Read more...
InfoWorld amassed 210,000 signatures for a "Save Windows XP" petition, and forwarded it to CEO Steve Ballmer. Today is the date when Microsoft officially ends the availability of its last generation Operating System, and hopes that everybody... Read more...
Andy Grove was once the Chairman of Intel, and is widely considered one of the best minds in American management. Time's Man of the Year for 1997 isn't spending his retirement from the chipmaker doing nothing; he's championing a push to get plug-in hybrid cars on the road ASAP.During the past year and a half... Read more...
LifeLock, which is an ID theft protection service, but which has both been written about earlier in unflattering terms as well as sued by Experian, has been sued again, this time by a competitor. On Wednesday NAMESAFE sued LifeLock over search ads that it said were purchased by LifeLock, which used the NAMESAFE... Read more...
Video:PowerColor HD 4870 Review @ OCCNVIDIA GeForce 9600 GT Roundup - Gaming on the Cheap @ PC PerspectiveASUS EN9600GT TOP Video Card Review @ Legit ReviewsFoxconn GeForce 9800 GTX / GX2 2x512MB @ Digit-LifeMotherboards and Chipsets:Gigabyte GA-EP45 DQ6 Motherboard @ CPU3DProcessors:Intel Core 2 Extreme QX9770... Read more...
Let's state a bit of the obvious, Linux, in all its various incarnations, is becoming more pervasive every day. From traditional desktop distros, to its omnipotent place in the embedded space -- from hand-helds to mission critical appliances... Read more...
Firefox 3 has just barely gotten out the door and Mozilla is already readying the alpha release of the next version, 3.1. Of course, as a point-release, it will be a much less ambitious project than the leap from 2 -> 3. In Firefox 3.1 status... Read more...
It's true! It had been widely anticipated that Blizzard was set to announced Diablo III at WWI, and on Saturday it happened. Naturally, Blizzard is tight-lipped about a release date, but based on the amount of time they've been working on Starcraft II, it's no time soon. Blizzard's already set up an official site... Read more...
23-year-old Kelly Gray was just hoping to defray some of the costs of her wedding when she decided to auction off a bridesmaid spot in her wedding on eBay. But she got far more than she bargained for.When the bidding closed at 7:27 p.m. on Wednesday, the winning bid was $5,700. The winner: "drpeppersnapple".Gray... Read more...
Have you heard of DMP? Microsoft is applying for a patent to equip devices with a "Digital Manners Policy," a polite euphemism for a kill switch or jammer in your electronic equipment. It doesn't stop at stopping things like using a flash camera in... Read more...
If you were the type to think of 2.5" drive technology only in terms of notebook products, then recently, Western Digital probably helped expand your horizons a bit. With the release of their VelociRaptor 300GB SATA hard drive, mainstream... Read more...