Hardware companies prepare for Windows on Arm

Hardware companies are preparing for the future launch of Microsoft's Windows OS on Arm but have differing views of what kinds of devices the OS will actually go into.

By Agam Shah | 08 January, 2011 12:34

Tags: CES, Advanced Micro Devices, hardware systems, qualcomm, nvidia, tablets, Components, Lenovo, tablet PCs, laptops, processors, CES 2011, intel

Apple’s Steve Jobs sticks with $1 salary while COO Cook nets $59.1 million

CEO Steve Jobs took his customary $1 salary in Apple's 2010 fiscal year, which ended Sept. 25, according to documents filed today with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.

By Ann Bednarz | 08 January, 2011 08:58

Tags: Configuration / maintenance, Apple, Networking, wireless, hardware systems, software, Data Center, CEO pay

Intel: Light Peak interconnect technology is ready

An Intel executive on Friday said that its Light Peak interconnect technology, designed to link PCs to devices like displays and external storage, is ready for implementation.

By Agam Shah | 09 January, 2011 03:59

Tags: CES, pc components, storage, Consumer Electronics Show (CES), Components, CES 2011, intel

Facebook eyes possible IPO, public financial disclosures

Just days after news surfaced that Facebook had received a massive cash infusion, reports are out that the social network is preparing to disclose financial information or prepping for an initial public offering.

By Sharon Gaudin | 07 January, 2011 09:34

Tags: Gov't Legislation/Regulation, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, regulation, paypal, Web 2.0 and Web Apps, government, internet, Facebook

Hard drive withstands drops, submersion, shot gun blasts

ioSafe's Rugged Portable hard drive launched at the Consumer Electronics Show this week withstood drops, submersion and even blasts from a 12-guage shot gun.

By Nick Barber | 09 January, 2011 07:10

Tags: SSD, CES, ioSafe, Drives, hdd, storage, Personal storage peripherals

Analyst 'baffled' by Microsoft talk of Windows 8 on ARM

Microsoft's announcement yesterday at CES that its next version of Windows will run on the ARM chip architecture was the wrong message at the wrong place, said an industry analyst.

By Gregg Keizer | 07 January, 2011 08:20

Tags: telecommunication, applications, Mobile and Wireless, Microsoft, Windows, Mobile OSes, software, Mobile operating systems, mobile, operating systems, Apple

Google will deploy fixes for Android SMS bug soon

Android users who thought they fat-fingered a text message to the wrong person may be able to lay the blame with Google developers.

By Jeremy Kirk | 07 January, 2011 22:27

Tags: telecommunication, consumer electronics, applications, Google, Phones, Android, software, Mobile operating systems, mobile

Wall Street Beat: IT spending forecast to rise in 2011

Despite ongoing worries about the strength of the U.S. recovery, sovereign debt in Europe and inflation in various parts of the world, global IT spending is due to increase this year, according to Forrester Research and Gartner.

By Marc Ferranti | 08 January, 2011 10:26

Tags: business issues, Gartner, Pega Systems, informatica, hardware systems, software, financial results, tibco, Forrester Research

US subpoenas Twitter for Wikileaks info

The U.S. Department of Justice served Twitter with a subpoena seeking information about the accounts of the Wikileaks organization, its founder Julian Assange and other members and supporters, according to Twitter posts from people involved and documents published by

By Juan Carlos Perez | 09 January, 2011 06:54

Tags: legal, twitter, government

3DTV makers hope for a better 2011

The "Avatar effect" that was supposed to make 3D TV so popular last year failed to materialize, but manufacturers, ever optimistic, say a wider selection of films and some modest technology improvements should make 2011 a better year.

By James Niccolai | 09 January, 2011 11:10

Tags: Internet-based applications and services, CES, Panasonic, Samsung Electronics America, toshiba, sony, internet, video, entertainment

Lenovo looks at tablets to expand mobile operations

Lenovo will focus on consumer tablets and also look at enterprise tablets as it tries to rev up its mobile operations, a company executive said on Friday.

By Agam Shah | 10 January, 2011 02:17

Tags: CES, hardware systems, Lenovo, tablet PCs, laptops

Mandatory ISP filter still on the agenda: Gillard

The Federal Government’s mandatory internet service provider (ISP) level filter is still on the agenda, according to the Prime Minister, Julia Gillard.

By Tim Lohman | 07 January, 2011 10:34

Tags: isp filtering, filter, security, internet filtering, classification, government, cyber security

OLPC cuts price of XO 1.75 laptop to $165, power by half

One Laptop Per Child (OLPC) showed off the next version of its famous laptops on Thursday at the International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, saying the new price-per laptop has been reduced to US$165 each and power consumption has been slashed by half compared to the previous version.

By Dan Nystedt | 07 January, 2011 12:44

Tags: One Laptop Per Child Project, CES, hardware systems, desktop pcs, Components, laptops, processors, CES 2011

Sprint plans WiMax RIM PlayBook

Sprint Nextel will sell a WiMax version of the Research In Motion PlayBook tablet beginning this summer, the companies announced on Thursday at the International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.

By Stephen Lawson | 07 January, 2011 13:11

Tags: CES, research in motion, telecommunication, hardware systems, sprint nextel, tablets, tablet PCs, laptops, mobile, CES 2011

News about Samsung Honeycomb tablets to come next month

Samsung hinted that it may make announcements about a phone running a dual-core processor, new tablets including some running Honeycomb and new Windows Phone 7 models at Mobile World Congress in February.

By Nancy Gohring | 07 January, 2011 14:26

Tags: CES, JK Shin, consumer electronics, smartphones, Consumer Electronics Show (CES), Samsung Electronics, Phones, CES 2011

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