The view from the top of IT with TechWorld Editor Rohan Pearce
The worst earthquake to hit the Caribbean in 200 years struck Haiti on Tuesday. The 7.0 magnitude earthquake struck near the Haitian Capital of Port-au-Prince, where it devastated the tiny nation, causing an unknown number of deaths and widespread destruction. But despite being the poorest nation in the Western Hemisphere, Haiti's Internet connected devices were key tools in telling the rest of the world about the emerging crisis.
By Ian Paul | 14 January, 2010 03:31
Microsoft and Hewlett-Packard have agreed to invest together to prepare customers for "the next generation of business computing," the companies' CEOs plan to announce later Wednesday in a joint teleconference.
By Peter Sayer | 14 January, 2010 08:03
McAfee has beat off rivals in a deal with Facebook which will allow it to promote its security suite to the website’s 350 million users and make it mandatory for victims of compromised accounts to use its online scanning tool.
By Darren Pauli | 13 January, 2010 16:01
When Amazon released its first-generation Kindle, the company was light years ahead of the market, with virtually no competition for digital readers’ eyeballs. In 2010, though, the e-reader universe is not only set to explode, but it’s also set to fragment. What defines an e-reader? Is it only a device with an electronic paper-like display? Is it a device (tablet or otherwise) that has an LCD screen? Or does software turn any device into an e-Reader?
By Melissa J. Perenson | 14 January, 2010 07:59
Sun and Fujitsu upgraded their Sparc Enterprise M3000 server, equipping it with newer hardware to deliver faster performance, the companies said on Tuesday.
By Agam Shah | 13 January, 2010 12:28
Facebook now allows you to reply to wall posts, status updates, and photo comments via e-mail, eliminating the need to log into your account first. The move comes as a welcome convenience to many - in particularly, deskbound workers whose company bans Facebook at the workplace.
By Sarah Jacobsson | 13 January, 2010 11:57
Today's post-holiday Patch Tuesday included just one bulletin, which is rated critical only for Windows 2000, but Adobe also released a must-have Reader update.
By Erik Larkin | 13 January, 2010 12:03
Via Technologies on Tuesday announced a compact home server that will be powered by low-power processors, which are traditionally designed to run in laptops and netbooks.
By Agam Shah | 13 January, 2010 12:45
Google has decided to stop censoring its results in China and could end up closing its operations and shutting down its search engine there, the company said Tuesday.The decision follows an attack on Google's servers in December that targeted the Gmail accounts of Chinese human rights activists, Google said in a blog post.
By Nancy Gohring | 13 January, 2010 11:21
More than a year after the Phoenix Mars Lander appeared to effectively freeze to death on the surface of the Red Planet, NASA is getting ready to listen for signs that it's still alive.
By Sharon Gaudin | 13 January, 2010 05:25
Nokia's latest smartphone, the N900, has received a firmware update that gives access to applications and content on the company's Ovi Store.
By Rodney Gedda | 13 January, 2010 11:38
Google moved quickly on Tuesday to reassure its enterprise customers that their data is in safe hands, following its disclosure that it was targeted in December by a "highly sophisticated" cyberattack from China.
By Juan Carlos Perez | 13 January, 2010 11:41
As the new year gets underway, more of the big fish in the security pond are gobbling up smaller ones known for their expertise in specialized fields.
By Ellen Messmer | 13 January, 2010 10:39
Microsoft today confirmed that the version of Flash bundled with Windows XP contains multiple bugs, and urged customers to upgrade to a newer edition of the multimedia player plug-in.
By Gregg Keizer | 13 January, 2010 08:09
Those check boxes on your iPhone wish list? The latest rumor says a few of them are covered in the next-generation iPhone.
By Jared Newman | 13 January, 2010 10:51