Chinese mobile users download more games and apps

Chinese users tend to download more applications and games to their cellphones than mobile users in Western Europe, according to market research company Canalys.

By Michael Kan | 21 September, 2010 20:18

Tags: Mobile handsets, consumer electronics, Phones, Phone applications

Sony adds Blu-ray 3D support to PlayStation 3

Sony began pushing out a firmware update for the PlayStation 3 that will allow the consoles to play 3D Blu-ray Disc titles.

By Martyn Williams | 21 September, 2010 20:28

Tags: Sony Computer Entertainment, Game platforms, sony, PS3

Was Stuxnet built to attack Iran's nuclear program?

A highly sophisticated computer worm that has spread through Iran, Indonesia and India was built to destroy operations at one target: possibly Iran's Bushehr nuclear reactor.

By Robert McMillan | 21 September, 2010 21:07

Tags: siemens, security, legal, energy, industry verticals, government, cybercrime, malware

Casio camera offers advanced GPS functions, sightseeing tips

Casio's newest camera features precise geo-tagging via GPS, mapping technology that can display your current location, and can serve up sightseeing tips. If that was not enough, the new Casio EXILIM EX-H20G also has built-in motion sensors that make it easier to offer exact location information even when no GPS signals are present, according to Casio. The EX-H20G will US hit store shelves in November with a suggested retail price of $US350.

By Ian Paul | 22 September, 2010 02:41

Tags: Casio, consumer electronics, digital cameras, photography, Cameras

Canon plans 40 per cent hike in inkjet printer production

Canon is responding to strong global demand for inkjet printer products with plans to hike production by around 40 per cent in 2011, the company said Tuesday.

By Martyn Williams | 21 September, 2010 11:33

Tags: business issues, peripherals, Printers, Canon, Multifunction devices, investments

Site shows government intervention on Google services

Google has trotted out an interactive tool that it says shows government-induced blocks and disruptions of the search company's services.

By Juan Carlos Perez | 22 September, 2010 01:26

Tags: Internet-based applications and services, Google, regulation, internet, government, legislation, search engines

European Parliament aims to boost online commerce

The European Parliament has backed proposals aimed at boosting consumer confidence in online shopping.

By Jennifer Baker | 21 September, 2010 22:44

Tags: e-commerce, internet, government

Survey finds low use of Microsoft encryption technology

Microsoft's full-disk encryption feature is not being widely used, even where it is part of the Windows operating system, according to a new survey released by security vendor Opswat.

By Jeremy Kirk | 21 September, 2010 21:31

Tags: security, data breach, Opswat, encryption, data protection

Intel must prove CPU upgrade is worth the cost

Intel is testing a processor-upgrade program that may alienate the power users it hopes to attract. The Intel Upgrade Service pilot is a retail store offering that boosts the performance of select desktop PCs with the Pentium G6951 processor.

By Jeff Bertolucci | 22 September, 2010 05:41

Tags: pc components, desktops, desktop pcs, hardware systems, Components, intel, processors

Microsoft closes Windows Intune cloud management beta

Microsoft's Windows Intune cloud-based PC management service is proving to be quite popular. When Microsoft opened beta trials, it took only 24 hours to hit the self-imposed limit of 1,000 beta testers.

By Jon Brodkin | 22 September, 2010 02:09

Tags: Configuration / maintenance, applications, Microsoft, hardware systems, Windows, software, internet, cloud computing, operating systems, Data Center

Twitter knew about worm bug a month ago

A serious bug that led to a series of fast-spreading worms on Twitter's website Tuesday had been fixed in August but was accidentally re-introduced.

By Robert McMillan | 22 September, 2010 09:34

Tags: Internet-based applications and services, security, twitter, social media, internet

Oracle gets cloud religion

What a difference a year makes. Last September, Oracle CEO Larry Ellison launched into a tirade about the "nonsense" that cloud computing had become. The industry had gone haywire, he said, and slapped the buzzword on technologies that weren't really new at all.

By Chris Kanaracus | 22 September, 2010 08:58

Tags: openworld, Internet-based applications and services, Thomas Kurian, storage, it strategy, software, internet, cloud computing, IT management, Oracle

Google Transparency Report shows U.S., Brazil make most data removal requests

Google has introduced a Transparency Report that lets you see which countries are asking the search company for data on its users and making requests for data removal.

By Bob Brown | 22 September, 2010 06:47

Tags: Google, applications, security, software, industry verticals, government, Google transparency

High-performance computing rules at GPU Tech Conference

Nvidia's GPU Tech Conference is evolving to have an even stronger emphasis on high performance computing than the past couple of years. Yes, there are token nods towards the consumer side of the business--Cyberlink is at the show, demoing 3D Blu-ray--but that's about it. PNY is here, but showing its Tesla and Quadro based professional solutions.

By Loyd Case | 22 September, 2010 08:24

Tags: Graphics boards, pc components, graphics cards, high performance computing (HPC), nvidia, Components, Stanford University

Samsung admits Galaxy Tab display issues with Android apps

Samsung acknowledged today that some Android Market apps on the upcoming Samsung Galaxy Tab will run at a smaller resolution than the 7-in. screen allows.

By Matt Hamblen | 22 September, 2010 03:28

Tags: hardware systems, Samsung Electronics, laptops, tablet PCs

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