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Intel Feels Fury of OLPC Scorned

The strained relationship between the One Laptop Per Child organization and Intel has come to an inglorious end with Intel resigning and OLPC claiming the chipmaker "contributed nothing of value." Intel and OLPC announced in July they would work together "to bring the benefits of technology to the d...

Yahoo Pumps Up Mobile Effort in Bid to Get a Jump on Google

Having unwillingly ceded Web search leadership to Google, Yahoo is not about to also let the growing world of mobile services slip through its fingers. The Internet veteran chose the 2008 International Consumer Electronics Show to announce a number of mobile initiatives, including a decision to open...

Wikia’s Search Philosophy: It Takes a Village to Challenge a Giant

Amid warnings by its creators that users shouldn't expect much yet, an alpha version of open source-based Wikia Search launched Monday with the goal of eventually becoming a user-regulated challenger to Google and other search engines. Created by Jimmy Wales, the founder of Wikipedia, Wikia Search i...

Hitachi, Asus Team on Terabyte Notebook

Hitachi Global Storage Technologies has created what it calls an "industry milestone:" a 2.5-inch computer hard drive capable of storing a whopping 500 GB of data. It also has struck a deal with computer vendor Asus, which will sell a notebook PC equipped with two of the drives. The new Travelstar 5...

Does NJ Sex Offender Net Ban Go Too Far?

Joining Nevada and Florida, New Jersey is the latest state to enact legislation that strongly limits the rights of convicted sex offenders to use the Internet. A bill, signed Thursday by New Jersey Acting Gov. Richard Codey, allows judges to impose the restrictions and also makes it easier for autho...

VC Funding for Open Source: A Tough Sell

Open source software developers who were active in the late 1990s might find themselves yearning for those good old days, when venture capital flowed like wine at Napa Valley party. Maybe they forgot the hangover that settled in once the bubble burst. Paul Sterne, CFO of Open-Xchange, likes to point...

Zumobi Launches Widgety Mobile Web Interface

Zumobi, a new mobile widget platform and zooming interface based on Microsoft technology, has launched in beta mode after more than a year of development. The trial version of the service is available for phones running Windows Mobile 5 and 6. In the second quarter of 2008, Zumobi is planning to off...

Ask May Forget, but Google Will Remember

Hoping to add to its paltry market share in the Google-dominated world of Internet search, Ask.com has added a feature that, at the user's request, supposedly deletes records of their online activity. However, the feature might not deliver as much privacy as it seems. The new "AskEraser" is being to...

After Upgrades, Vista Eats XP’s Dust

The third Service Pack for Microsoft Windows XP, expected to be publicly released next year, might boost the operating system's speed to the point where it is substantially faster than Vista, its successor OS, according to a new study. In a benchmarking comparison between a beta version of XP Servic...

Symantec Assigns Security Detail to Smartphones

The capability gap between personal computers and mobile phones continues to narrow and, from a convenience and productivity point of view, that's a good thing. But along with the benefits come risks, according to Symantec. The Cupertino, Calif. company -- known mainly for its Norton brand of comput...

Big Blue Breaks Out Gear to Seed Cloud Computing

Touting its long history of supercomputing and grid computing expertise and citing the "extreme scale" potential of highly distributed processing, IBM is unveiling a series of cloud computing offerings based on open standards and open source software. Called "Blue Cloud," a reference to IBM's "Big B...

Oracle Challenges VMware With Virtualization Play

Taking on entrenched players in the virtualization realm, including VMware, Oracle has unveiled a new server virtualization software product that it claims is much more efficient than its competitors' offerings. Oracle is touting the product, Oracle VM, as being faster, cheaper and scalable. It was ...

Red Hat Tests On-Demand Waters With Amazon Deal

Open source computing company Red Hat is testing the waters for delivering its Enterprise Linux operating system on a pay-as-you-go online basis through Amazon's Web services system. The deal, in private beta testing, means companies can use Red Hat Enterprise Linux on the Amazon Elastic Compute Clo...

Sun Charts 4th Profitable Quarter, Sets Sights on Growth

Sun Microsystems announced modest increases in revenue and profit for its first quarter of 2008 and said continuing the growth remains its "top priority" for the rest of the year. The company, now in its 25th year, reported first-quarter net income of $89 million, which equates to 3 cents per share....

Trashed Silcon Wafers Find a Place in the Sun

On the heels of Intel's launch of an environmentally friendly new chip fabrication plant in Arizona, IBM is showing it, too, knows how to be green. The company announced a new silicon reclamation process that won a recent pollution prevention award. The new process, in operation at IBM's Burlington,...

Intel Opens Clean, Green Fab for New Penryn Chips

Intel is now mass producing its 45 nanometer architecture Penryn processors at a new, state-of-the-art facility in Arizona, and it expects to have the new chips on the market in about two weeks. The company spent $3 billion to build the new "Fab 32" processor foundry in Chandler, Ariz., its first hi...

IBM Offers New Ways to Store Ginormous Amounts of Data

IBM has announced improved storage virtualization offerings for disk and tape, including a new product and enhancements to its Virtualization Engine TS7520 tape solution. The goal in making the changes is to increase the efficiency of its storage virtualization products and bring cost savings to its...

Portable SanDisk Player Bridges PC-TV Divide

SanDisk has renamed and launched its USBTV flash memory-based gadget, introduced in January, and says the Sansa TakeTV video player is an easy way for people to watch on the televisions video content downloaded on their computers. Described by the company as a "smart, simple and seamless way to easi...

Mozilla’s Firefox to Trot Onto Mobile Devices

Firefox creator Mozilla is "serious" about creating a version of its browser for use on mobile phones, according to a company official who said the company's goal is to "rock" the mobile Web. Mozilla is constantly being asked about its plans for a mobile browser, Mozilla engineering vice president M...

Church Protests BAFTA Nom for ‘Resistance: Fall of Man’

It was trouble enough when Sony released "Resistance: Fall of Man," a video game that includes shoot-outs between people and aliens that take place within Manchester Cathedral. To give the game an award is salt in the wound, says the dean of the cathedral. The Very Rev. Rogers Govender is upset that...

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