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Student who hacked Bill O'Reilly gets 30 months

A 23-year-old Bellevue, Ohio, man has been sentenced to 30 months in prison following a 2007 online crime spree in which he used a network of hacked computers to attack and knock offline websites belonging to conservative pundits Bill O'Reilly and Ann Coulter.

By Robert McMillan | 09 November, 2010 12:58

Tags: security, legal, cybercrime

Verizon looks to video broadcasting on LTE

Verizon Wireless expects to use broadcasting to deliver live video over its upcoming LTE network, as part of efforts to deal with heavy demand for capacity, a company executive said Monday.

By Stephen Lawson | 09 November, 2010 09:00

Tags: telecommunication, qualcomm, mobile, Verizon Wireless

Windows Phone 7 lacks on-device encryption

Many businesses will not be able to support Microsoft's Windows Phone 7 operating system, which began shipping in the U.S. today. Like the competing Google Android, Windows Phone 7 does not support on-device encryption to protect data stored on it. Many businesses require such encryption to be able to access corporate data through EAS (Exchange ActiveSync) policies and automatically block connections from devices that don't support device-level encryption.

By Galen Gruman | 09 November, 2010 09:07

Tags: telecommunication, Mobile device management, security, Microsoft, windows phone 7, ActiveSync, encryption, Security Central, Mobilize, mobile, Google

Google promotes Chrome with free in-flight Wi-Fi deal

Google today said it will sponsor free Wi-Fi on three major U.S. airlines during the last six weeks of the year to promote its Chrome browser.

By Gregg Keizer | 09 November, 2010 07:30

Tags: Google, Mobile and Wireless, applications, telecommunication, wireless internet, browsers, software, mobile

Toshiba rolls out slimmer form factor for SSDs

Toshiba America Electronic Components on Monday announced a series of solid state drives with a new form factor that's 42% smaller than today's mini-SATA or mSATA SSD modules.

By Lucas Mearian | 09 November, 2010 08:56

Tags: Networking, storage, storage hardware, toshiba

Traders concerned over network capacity of Linux system

The London Stock Exchange has formally acknowledged it needs to do more to scale its IT infrastructure before launching a new Linux platform on its cash markets.

By Leo King | 09 November, 2010 01:52

Tags: Linux, operating systems, non-Windows

Windows Phone 7 era begins, really

As of today, the first of the Windows Phone 7 smartphones are available from T-Mobile and AT&T. The launch of Windows Phone 7 is the result of a complete reboot of Microsoft's mobile OS and kicks off its attempt to regain relevance in the very competitive mobile arena.

By Tony Bradley | 09 November, 2010 05:47

Tags: Apple, consumer electronics, at&t, Microsoft, windows phone 7, Phones, iPhone, Cell Phones, smartphones

E Ink introduces color display

E Ink, the company responsible for the display technology used by Amazon's Kindle and other e-readers, announced new color technology on Monday. "

By Nancy Gohring | 09 November, 2010 11:11

Tags: E Ink, consumer electronics, FPD, Components, e-readers, displays

Ubuntu will adopt Wayland Graphics System

Hard on the heels of Canonical's controversial decision to use the 3D-enabled Unity interface in its desktop Ubuntu operating system came word late last week that it will also adopt a new graphics system.

By Katherine Noyes | 09 November, 2010 05:00

Tags: unix, Linux, Canon, canonical, software, operating systems, non-Windows, shuttle

iOS 4.2 update makes iPad a better business tool

Apple has released the final version of iOS 4.2 to developers, and will soon make the update available to the general public -- possibly as early as tomorrow, according to some reports. The first major update of iOS for the iPad brings a number of tweaks and changes, including a few that greatly enhance the value of the Apple tablet for mobile business users.

By Tony Bradley | 09 November, 2010 01:47

Tags: Apple, tablet PC, apple ipad, Mac OS, software, tablets, operating systems

20 must-have IE and Firefox shortcuts

I spend hours and hours exploring the Web. At times all that mousing around makes my right hand hurt. So I try to use keyboard shortcuts at least some of the time. At the very least, using different muscles in the hand relieves some of the strain, and sometimes those shortcuts save time compared to the corresponding mouse commands.

By Bill Snyder | 09 November, 2010 03:37

Tags: applications, browsers, software

Zscaler develops free tool to detect Firesheep snooping

A security company has developed a free Firefox add-on that warns when someone on the same network is using Firesheep, a tool that has raised alarm over how it simplifies an attack against a long-known weakness in Internet security.

By Jeremy Kirk | 08 November, 2010 23:35

Tags: security, data breach, mobile security, zscaler, data protection, privacy

Oracle moving to merge JRockit, HotSpot JVMs

Oracle is moving forward with plans to merge its two Java virtual machines (JVMs) and to provide a single microkernel for its open source GlassFish and commercial WebLogic application servers.

By Paul Krill | 08 November, 2010 22:11

Tags: Languages and standards, Spot, application development, Developer World, java, software, Oracle

How Android conquered the mobile world in just three years

It's easy to forget that not so long ago, no one was sure if Android would ever be relevant.

By Brad Reed | 08 November, 2010 16:59

Tags: Google, consumer electronics, symbian, Networking, Phones, Google Android, smartphones, wireless, WiMAX & LTE, Gartner

Carr backs venture capital to tune of $80m

The Federal Government has injected $80 million into four Australian venture capital funds, with the aim of stimulating innovation and accelerating commercialisation in early stage Australian companies.

By Renai LeMay | 09 November, 2010 11:11

Tags: Alchemia, Southern Cross, Carnegie Venture Capital, ORxPharma, intel, Venture capital, Start-up Australia Fund, MRCF IIF Partnership, investment, Pharmaxis, Looksmrt, Phil Cronin

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