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Dell Zeros In on the Corner Office With High-Style, $2K Laptop

This is way out of the Dell dude's league. Dell's newest addition to the Latitude line, the Z600, is designed as a sleek envy item for high-ranking corporate executives, entrepreneurs and other style leaders, and bears the stats to prove it, beginning with its $1,999 starting price tag. Dell bills t...

GPS Safety, Part 1: Texting, Part 2?

Looking through the news, it's not hard to find a story about someone driving into a river or onto railroad on the advice of an in-car navigation system. Last year, a Seattle bus driver blamed his GPS unit after he collided with a bridge embankment, injuring several of his passengers, according to t...

Researchers Pulled Out $1M Netflix Victory in Last Half Hour

Dramatic, down-to-the-wire finishes aren't the sorts of things one generally associates with technology prizes. However, the team behind the $1 million prize awarded by Netflix says that's exactly how that contest went down. The team received the award Monday in a New York ceremony hosted by the onl...

High-End Double-Screen Laptop Targets Engineers, Creative Types

An Alaska technology company hopes to hit the market with the world's first laptop boasting two identical 15.4-inch displays by the end of this year. At nearly 12-pounds and equipped with two 15.4-inch screens and a full-sized keyboard, gScreen's planned $3,000 Spacebook series definitely doesn't tr...

Google Maps Adds Back-Road Traffic Flow Data

Google has pushed an update to its Maps application adding traffic data on surface streets. The data will be drawn from GPS-enabled cellphones that are actively running the mobile version of Google's map app, the company said in a blog posting Tuesday. Although all users of Google's mobile maps serv...

Nokia Nudges Into Netbook Territory With New Booklet 3G

Nokia announced Monday it will return to the PC market, an arena it abandoned in 1991 to focus on the growing mobile phone field. The new device, featuring integrated GPS and a claimed 12-hour battery life, will be formally unveiled Sept. 2 at Nokia World, the company's annual expo. The netbook, to ...

Did Talking on a Cellphone While Driving Get a Bum Rap?

It wasn't all that long ago that the talk about cellphones and driving was all talk. That is, consumers, driving-safety advocates, and lawmakers debated whether using a hands-free device was enough to make talking on a cellphone safe, or whether talking on the newly ubiquitous devices while behind t...

Facebook Goes Skinny-Dipping With Lite Option

Facebook is trying out a new look in its high-growth markets outside the United States. The version features a stripped-down interface designed to open quickly and be simpler to use, according to the company. Word of the project leaked Tuesday when some users received invitations to help test "Faceb...

Facebook Slurps Up FriendFeed

In a continuing bid to make itself ever more relevant to advertisers and open its doors to the broader Internet, Facebook has acquired social media aggregator FriendFeed. Founded in 2007 by four former Google developers, the FriendFeed service allows users to build customized feeds based on informat...

Marines Cut Off From Social Networks

The U.S. Marine Corps has banned service members from using military computers to access social networking sites, and the Department of Defense is reviewing the services to see if they pose too great a security threat to allow. Such sites are popular with young service members who want to keep in to...

1 Million Linux Kernels Booted for Vast Botnet Simulation

Researchers at Sandia National Laboratories have laid the groundwork for an unprecedented simulation of a large-scale botnet after booting up 1 million Linux kernels as virtual machines. They now are waiting for completion of a new, faster and more capable supercomputer at the Livermore, Calif., lab...

Driving Study: Texting Really Really Bad, Dialing Bad, Talking OK?

In what may be a first-of-kind study, researchers at the Virginia Tech Transportation Institute have concluded text messaging is just about the most deadly thing you can do behind the wheel of a car. However, talking on a cellphone isn't that big a deal, the research suggests. Virginia Tech's study,...

Gateway Joins Under-$300 Netbook Parade

Gateway announced its third entrant in the netbook market on Monday, the LT2000 series, less than a month after introducing the 3100 series, its first product offering in this category. The LT2000 netbooks, which will retail beginning at $299, sport an Intel chip and feature limited multi-gesture su...

Microsoft One-Ups Google With Office 2010

Not content with battling Google on the search front, Microsoft now plans to offer a free, lightweight Web version of its Office productivity suite. The Web app will come as part of the next major release, Microsoft said, as it announced that Office 2010 was entering an invite-only technical preview...

Sony Gets Over Its Netbook Aversion

Sony joined the netbook race on Monday with a new line of Vaio models. The move comes nearly a year after the Sony executive in charge of the Vaio line derided the diminutive computers as part of a damaging "race to the bottom" for computer manufacturers. Retailing for about $500, the Vaio W series ...

Has Nokia Been Bitten by the Android Bug?

Nokia is denying rumors that it is about to unveil a smartphone running on Google's Android operating system. "There is no truth to this rumor whatsoever," spokesperson Joseph Gallo told LinuxInsider on Monday. "It is a well-known fact that Symbian is our platform of choice for smartphones." The Gua...

New Military Command to Guard US Cybersystems

The Department of Defense will proceed with the creation of a new command to coordinate the day-to-day defense of military, federal government and critical civilian networks from attack. The cyberdefense command will be part of the U.S. Strategic Command, a multiservice military operation that is re...

Sony Plugs Blu-ray on a Budget With New Vaio

Amid questions about consumer enthusiasm for Blu-ray technology, Sony on Monday announced a new notebook computer positioned by the electronics giant as an entry-level Blu-ray player for mobile viewing. The VAIO NW notebook series carries an $880 starting price tag for a Blu-ray equipped model, and ...

Opera Gives You a Server of Your Own

Norway-based Opera Software opened access Tuesday to what it described as a "revolutionary" technology that allows average computer users to set up browser-based servers to share files and photos, stream music and chat. "Unite," as the service is called, is included in a beta release of the company'...

Playing a Hunch: Social Decision-Making Site Carves Out New Niche in Search

Should you read this article? Maybe Hunch can help you decide. The new Web service, open to the public Monday, is meant to help people make decisions on hundreds of topics -- such as what kind of camera to buy or where to go on vacation. While it can't really decide something so vague as "should I r...

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