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Facing ban threat, RIM makes an offer to India

Research In Motion has offered to lead an industry forum in India focused on supporting the lawful access needs of law enforcement agencies, while preserving the legitimate information security needs of corporations and other organizations in India, RIM said Thursday.

By John Ribeiro | 27 August, 2010 04:27

Tags: research in motion, telecommunication, security, regulation, smartphones, government, mobile, RIM BlackBerry

What will Ubuntu 10.10 look like?

When Canonical broke the news recently that Ubuntu 10.10 will include uTouch 1.0, a multitouch and gesture stack, it caused a flurry of excitement about the Linux release's potential for use in tablets.

By Katherine Noyes | 27 August, 2010 04:53

Tags: unix, Linux, tablet PC, canonical, tablet PCs, software, operating systems, non-Windows

New Bluetooth spec could mean a comeback for wristwatches

Remember wristwatches? With the surge in smartphones and their instant access to time and other information, fewer people seem to wear a watch these days.

By Matt Hamblen | 27 August, 2010 05:00

Tags: Mobile and Wireless, telecommunication, bluetooth, Bluetooth Special Interest Group, Networking, Emerging Technologies, hardware systems, wireless, mobile, wireless networking

MIT builds swimming, oil-eating robots

MIT researchers have used nanotechnology to develop a robot that can autonomously navigate across the surface of the ocean to clean up an oil spill.

By Sharon Gaudin | 27 August, 2010 07:00

Tags: hardware, BP, robots, Emerging Technologies, hardware systems, green, green IT

1-in-4 worms spread through infected USB devices

Hard on the heels of a report that a USB drive was used to compromise U.S. military networks in 2008, a security company today claimed that 25% of all new worms are designed to spread through the portable storage devices.

By Gregg Keizer | 27 August, 2010 05:55

Tags: security, storage, panda security

PC market strengthens in Western Europe, Gartner says

PC shipments increased in Western Europe by 19.6 percent in the second quarter of this year compared to the same period in 2009, quickly recovering from the economic slowdown, according to analyst Gartner.

By Jeremy Kirk | 26 August, 2010 00:15

Tags: hardware systems, Samsung Electronics, desktop pcs, laptops, Lenovo, acer, Asustek Computer, sony, Hewlett-Packard, Gartner, Dell, Apple

Scammers hit Twitter, Facebook, send free iPad spam

Facebook and Twitter users are complaining about their accounts being compromised and then being used to spam friends with suspicious "free iPad offers."

By Robert McMillan | 26 August, 2010 15:43

Tags: Internet-based applications and services, consumer electronics, security, twitter, scams, internet, e-readers, Facebook

HP raises 3PAR offer to $27 per share, outbids Dell again

Hewlett-Packard has raised its offer for 3PAR to US$27 per share, outbidding Dell once more as the battle to acquire the California-based storage vendor continues.

By James Niccolai | 27 August, 2010 06:57

Tags: business issues, HP, 3PAR, Dell, mergers & acquisitions, storage, Hewlett-Packard

Germany considers ban on using Facebook for hiring

Germany is considering a law that would ban employers from mining information on prospective job candidates from social networking sites such as Facebook to protect people's privacy.

By Jeremy Kirk | 27 August, 2010 00:16

Tags: Internet-based applications and services, social networking, internet, government, legislation, Facebook

Google improves real-time search engine

Google's real-time search engine, which indexes and serves up status updates, messages and other public content from sites like Twitter and Facebook, now has its own Web address and contains new filtering capabilities.

By Juan Carlos Perez | 27 August, 2010 08:07

Tags: Google, internet, search engines

Google fixes Gmail bug that re-sent e-mail messages

A Gmail bug that caused messages to be re-sent multiple times, mortifying senders and annoying recipients, has been fixed, Google said Thursday.

By Juan Carlos Perez | 27 August, 2010 06:44

Tags: Gmail, Internet-based applications and services, Google, Mail, internet

Intel's upcoming laptop chips will play Blu-ray 3D

Intel's upcoming next-generation laptop chips will have a dozen new features to improve graphics performance and will be able to play Blu-ray 3D movies, the company said on Thursday.

By Agam Shah | 27 August, 2010 06:50

Tags: notebooks, Graphics boards, pc components, 3D Blu-ray players, blu-ray, Components, intel, processors

Dell ups offer for 3PAR to $1.6B, tops HP

The bidding war between Dell and Hewlett-Packard for virtualized storage vendor 3PAR continued on Thursday, with Dell increasing its bid to US$24.30 per share, or about $1.6 billion.

By Chris Kanaracus and Agam Shah | 27 August, 2010 05:34

Tags: HP, business issues, Dell, 3PAR, mergers & acquisitions

AMD to test upcoming netbook processors in servers

Advanced Micro Devices is considering the implementation of its upcoming low-power netbook chips based on the new Bobcat architecture in low-end servers, the company said this week.

By Agam Shah | 27 August, 2010 01:40

Tags: servers, Advanced Micro Devices, hardware systems, Components, processors

Rumored SAP-Red Hat merger seen as a long shot

Rumors swirled once again this week regarding a possible takeover of Red Hat, this time by SAP, but a number of industry observers said Thursday that the prospect is unlikely at best.

By Chris Kanaracus | 27 August, 2010 05:09

Tags: business issues, Linux, open source, applications, telecommunication, Mergers / acquisitions, enterprise resource planning, middleware, operating systems, Red Hat, non-Windows, mobile, SAP, software

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