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  • Bike powers Nokia phone charger

    Nokia has upped the "how green can you get" stakes with a kit that allows users to charge their phones when cycling, the phone manufacturer said on Thursday.

    03 June 10 20:51 Written by Mikael Ricknäs
  • Engine Yard expands Rails apps cloud services

    Engine Yard will extend on Thursday its services for cloud-based services for Ruby on Rails applications, giving users the option to deploy on Terremark infrastructure.

    03 June 10 20:18 Written by Paul Krill
  • Construction group AJ Lucas adds ERP on private cloud

    Local engineering and construction company AJ Lucas Group (Lucas) will transform its core business processes by consolidating on one ERP platform for financials, payroll, HR and business intelligence.

    03 June 10 11:39 Written by Rodney Gedda
  • US FTC cracks down on spyware seller

    The U.S. Federal Trade Commission has reached a settlement with Florida spyware vendor CyberSpy Software, two years after suing the company for selling "100 percent undetectable" keylogging software.

    03 June 10 10:57 Written by Robert McMillan
  • HP unveils network, storage gear to feed SMB demand

    Hewlett-Packard on Wednesday introduced a variety of products for small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs), a segment that worldwide spends an estimated US$234 billion per year on IT products, the company said.

    03 June 10 10:48 Written by Stephen Lawson
  • Facebook likejacking attacks continue with 'Paramore n-a-k-ed photo leaked!'

    Facebook users are falling for yet another clickjacking scam that fools them into "liking" a page. This one lure victims with the message "Paramore n-a-k-ed photo leaked," which claims to point to a Web site containing a naked photo of Hayley Williams, lead singer in the rock band Paramore.

    03 June 10 08:49 Written by Ellen Messmer
  • Homemade Lego printer says 'hello world'

    Hello World! One Lego enthusiast has made a working printer using spare Lego bricks, a felt-tip pen, a few mechanical parts, and a heap of ingenuity.

    03 June 10 08:08 Written by Chris Brandrick
  • Atheros sampling 450Mbps 802.11n Wi-Fi chipset

    Chip maker Atheros Wednesday released samples of its powerful new 802.11n Wi-Fi chipset, which tops out with a maximum data rate of 450Mbps for access points and routers, and a signal that's more consistent and resilient.

    03 June 10 07:45 Written by John Cox
  • Steve Jobs: Adobe raised stink over Flash first

    Apple CEO Steve Jobs said Tuesday that his company didn't begin the long-running feud with Adobe over Flash, but only reacted after its rival "started to raise a stink."

    03 June 10 06:34 Written by Gregg Keizer
  • After buggy patch, criminals exploit Windows flaw

    Online criminals are scanning the Internet and attacking Windows 2000 machines that haven't had a recent Windows Media Service patch installed, Symantec said Wednesday.

    03 June 10 06:11 Written by Robert McMillan
  • Nvidia primes market for Optimus

    Are you hankering for a taste of Nvidia's latest Optimus GPUs? If you can't afford a ticket to Taipei for the Computex expo, here's a preview of some of the new machines featuring this graphics-switching technology.

    03 June 10 05:13 Written by Alessondra Springmann
  • EnterpriseDB serves all-you-can-socket PostGres special

    EnterpriseDB, which offers a supported version of the open-source PostGres database, is now offering unlimited subscriptions that will allow organizations to run as many copies of the database server software as they desire. Total cost? US$40,000 per year.

    03 June 10 05:02 Written by Joab Jackson
  • Google to release Chrome OS in fourth quarter

    Google plans to release its Chrome operating system late this year, initially targeting laptop users, the head of the project said Wednesday.

    03 June 10 04:47 Written by Dan Nystedt
  • What makes Sybase worth nearly $6 billion to SAP?

    Few companies get a chance at a second life. When John Chen signed on as CEO of Sybase in 1998, the database software vendor was, in Chen's own words, "a very, very dead company." Once a strong competitor to Oracle, Sybase had lost its way, in part because it missed the opportunity to enter the enterprise application market Oracle now leads.

    03 June 10 04:37 Written by John Gallant and Eric Knorr
  • Project aims to halve cost of a data center

    The island partly responsible for slashing the cost of personal computers has set its sights on the Cloud, seeking to halve the price of the massive data centers required for the growing world of online services.

    03 June 10 04:07 Written by Dan Nystedt
  • 7 Essentials for a Successful Cloud-first Transformation

    A guide to the critical stages that will get your whole business safely into the cloud.

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