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CES Will Be Thick With Thin Ultrabooks

Ultrabooks are set to make a large showing at this year's Consumer Electronics Show, to be held in Las Vegas Jan. 10-13, with Intel and several computer vendor partners demoing products. "The new category is already gaining momentum, with many Ultrabooks powered by second-generation Intel Core proce...

SPOTLIGHT ON SECURITY

No Shelter From a Cybercrime Storm

The Anonymous hacker collective has run riot this holiday season, and security experts predict more pain from cybercriminals at large for the coming year. Anonymous announced earlier that it had also cracked the systems of gear vendor SpecialForces.com. As a follow-up to its breach of private think ...

LG to Demo 3D Ultra-Def Behemoth at CES

LG Electronics will show off an 84-inch 3D Ultra Definition TV at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas in January. The world's largest 3D TV will offer 8 million pixels at 3840 x 2160 screen resolution -- four times that of existing full HDTV screens, LG asserted. Features include 3D Depth Con...

Intel Gallops Up Cedar Trail

Intel announced its third-generation Atom mobile processor-based platform, code-named "Cedar Trail," on Wednesday. It consists of two dual-core mobile processors, the N2600 and N2800, and two that target entry-level desktop and other solutions, the D2500 and D2700. The platform introduces new featur...

Leaked Road Map Offers Glimpse of Future Windows Phones

A road map for the future development of the Windows Phone OS has apparently been leaked. The new information comes in the wake of a recent flurry of criticism over Windows Phone's performance in the smartphone market. The road map is purportedly accurate as of October 2011. If that's true, it could...

Anonymous Implicated in ‘Robin Hood’ Hack on Christmas Day

Hackers claiming to belong to the Anonymous hacking community broke into the servers of private think tank Stratfor over the holiday weekend. They stole thousands of credit card numbers and other personal information, and also claim to have stolen the company's list of confidential clients. This inc...

SPOTLIGHT ON SECURITY

Chamber Raid: Hackers Target US Commerce Lobby

As the U.S. government continues to pound out proposals for getting its IT security ducks in a row, it appears it's not the only party in Washington, D.C., to have a problem with network intrusion. IT systems belonging to the lobbying group the United States Chamber of Commerce were breached by hack...

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Who Needs Support? Q&A With SugarCRM CTO Clint Oram

Computer software requires an enormous amount of support. That fact has enriched companies such as Oracle and SAP, which levy annual support fees of about 20 percent of the sale prices of their applications. That's one of the things that just sticks in the craw of Clint Oram, chief technology office...

Microsoft Washes Its Hands of CES

January's Consumer Electronics Show will be the last one Microsoft will attend. Announcing its decision on Wednesday, Microsoft's Frank Shaw said the company's product news milestones generally don't align with the timing of the show, which is regularly held in January. "Microsoft was faced with ann...

Intel Takes Medfield-Powered Phone and Tablet Out for a Spin

Intel is stepping up the drumbeat around its efforts to penetrate the mobile handheld device market leading up to the 2012 Consumer Electronics Show, which will be held in Las Vegas in January. The semiconductor giant recently sent prototype devices, known as "reference designs," to the MIT Tech...

Paul Allen Shoots for Low Orbit

Billionaire Microsoft cofounder Paul Allen has launched a new company that will launch payloads into space from a monster aircraft. Allen's set up a new company, Stratolaunch Systems, for this project. He has revived his relationship with aerospace pioneer Burt Rutan to further his plans. Allen and ...

Can Amazon Save Android From Malware Hell?

As Android continues its breathtaking rate of growth, malware directed at the platform is keeping pace. Studies from McAfee and other antivirus software providers warn that Android is a breeding ground for malicious software. Google has come under fire as a result, with security experts pointing to ...

SPOTLIGHT ON SECURITY

Security Legislation: A Rat’s Nest of Agendas

The United States government launched initiatives this past week to enhance cybersecurity, but these efforts may add to the confusion around the issue in federal government circles. One development involves the unveiling of the Promoting and Enhancing Cybersecurity and Information Sharing Effectiven...

Timeline’s Coming – Better Tidy Up

Facebook recently began rolling out its Timeline feature, which will replace the social networking site's traditional user profile. Everything ever posted on a user's page will be included in Timeline. Members have seven days to review everything that appears on their Timelines before anyone else ca...

Google Patents Driverless Car Tech for Sliding In and Out of Tight Spots

Google has been awarded a United States patent for what, in legalese, is "transitioning a mixed-mode vehicle to autonomous mode" -- essentially a self-driving car. To be more precise, U.S. Patent 8,078,349 covers a car being driven by a human that transitions to being autonomously driven. This trans...

Power Grid Cybersecurity: Who’s In Charge?

Cybersecurity experts have been murmuring for some time that the United States' power supply is open to cyberattacks. "If someone were to think about attacking another nation, the first thing they'd do is take out the power grid, since it's the hub around which other infrastructure spokes revolve," ...

Auto Updates Nudge IE Users Into the Present

Microsoft will automatically upgrade earlier versions of its Internet Explorer browser beginning in January. The updates will be for PCs running Windows XP, Windows Vista and Windows 7, Redmond said. Users in Australia and Brazil who have turned on the automatic update feature in Windows Update will...

Fireworks Conspicuously Absent as Nokia’s Lumia Makes US Debut

Nokia and T-Mobile jointly announced on Wednesday the coming of the first Nokia Windows Phone smartphone in the United States. The Nokia Lumia 710 will be available starting Jan. 11 at for $50 with a two-year contract after a mail-in rebate. It will run on T-Mobile's 4G network. "It looks to me like...

FBI May Be Gathering String on Carrier IQ

Speculation regarding the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation's ties with troubled cellphone software firm Carrier IQ was sparked recently by the bureau's rejection of a request made under the Freedom of Information Act. The request aimed to uncover what records and information the bureau has on Ca...

SPOTLIGHT ON SECURITY

White House Gets Its Cybersecurity Research Ducks in a Row

It looks as if the United States federal government is getting even more serious about cybersecurity these days. First off, the White House released a road map that sets R&D priorities for cybersecurity in order to speed up efforts to secure the U.S. network infrastructure and change the governm...

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