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Kdenlive Delivers Near-Pro Video Editing – If You Have the Right Stuff

Kdenlive is a multitrack, nonlinear video-editing suite packed with some of the most recent video technologies. This application can be a great tool if you have serious video work to do, but you need to fully test it before attempting any mission-critical editing tasks. Kdenlive takes some effort to...

Apple, Google Stomp Coke in Global Brand Ratings

Apple has displaced Coca-Cola as the leading global brand in Interbrand's 14th annual Best Global Brands report, ending the soda maker's 13-year rule. Google took second place, pushing Coke into third. Overall, tech companies grabbed five of the top 10 slots. "It surprised me because Apple doesn't h...

ANALYSIS

IDF2013: Intel’s Evolution Hugs the Inside Track

Silicon Valley loves an underdog. That's partly because such tales feed the industry's self-mythologizing and the IPO culture that attracts fresh money and new investors. To be honest, IT can boast more than its fair share of such successes: Hewlett and Packard, Jobs and Wozniak, and Page and Brin a...

TECH TREK

UK Parliament Blasts Google Over Piracy

Departing from the normal routine of chiding Google over taxes, British parliament is trying its hand at chiding Google over piracy. A select committee accused Google of apathetically failing to curb piracy. The chairman of the committee, John Whittingdale, said that MPs were "unimpressed by Google...

Microsoft Surfaces 2 New Tablet Models

Microsoft on Monday announced the Surface 2 and Surface Pro 2 tablets. They are faster and have more battery life than their predecessors. "The crux of the matter for Microsoft remains the same," said Jeff Orr, a senior practice director at ABI Research, and that is "finding an audience that's inter...

LINUX BLOG SAFARI

World With New Limits: The Coming End of Moore’s Law

Here in the tech community -- as in so many others -- declaring the birth or death of an era is a tried-and-true path to social fame. For that reason, proclamations to that effect are pretty dang common. Those of us here in the Linux community are pretty accustomed to such announcements by now -- ju...

HP Leaps Across Finish Line With First Gesture-Enabled PC

HP on Thursday announced the first computer with integrated 3D motion-control technology from Leap Motion: the HP Envy 17 Leap Motion Special Edition. Priced starting at $1,050, the 17.3-inch device will be available for preorder in the United States starting Oct. 16. It's "designed for people who a...

Symantec Exposes Crackerjack Cybercriminal Group

Symantec on Tuesday disclosed the existence of a group of 50 to 100 top-rate hackers. Named "Hidden Lynx," the group is an advanced persistent threat that has skills well ahead of similar organizations in the region, such as APT1, Symantec said. "The Hidden Lynx group is methodical in its approach a...

Dell Shifts to a Different Venue With New Win 8.1 Tablet

Dell on Wednesday revived its dormant "Venue" brand by unveiling a Windows 8.1 tablet that will run on Intel's new Bay Trail system on a chip. Featuring an 8-inch screen, the device was announced at the Intel Developer Forum being held in San Francisco this week. Few other details about the upcoming...

Intel Puts Its Chips on Internet of Things

Intel on Tuesday announced a new, lower-power family of processors, the Quark, at the Intel Developers Forum being held in San Francisco through Thursday. This is part of the company's heightened drive into ultra-mobile devices. "The next wave of computing is still being defined," Intel CEO Brian Kr...

ANALYSIS

VCE’s Digital Factory Vision

Technology has always enabled the "factorification" of processes and skills for both users and suppliers of IT. The success of early computing solutions rested in replacing hundreds and thousands of Bob Cratchett-like professionals with systems that required few, if any, sick days and no vacations.

Sony Tiptoes Into TV Set-Top Box Territory

Sony announced the PlayStation Vita TV for release in Japan at Monday's Sony Computer Entertainment Japan press conference. This small set-top box, which measures 6cm x10cm, is designed to serve as a multimedia streaming device that connects to Sony's upcoming PlayStation 4 game console. It will all...

HTC May Hatch New Mobile OS for China

Flailing Taiwanese smartphone maker HTC may be developing its own mobile operating system for the China market in the hope of reviving its fortunes. Likely slated for introduction by the end of the year, the OS reportedly will be closely integrated with services such as China's popular Twitter-like ...

OPINION

Icahn vs. Apple: When Did Extortion Become Legal?

If you look at what Carl Icahn had been doing with Dell -- and now with Apple, it starts to read like a protection racket. These were popular in the 1920s with organized crime -- you paid the syndicate a fee if you wanted to say in business. I'm wondering if Icahn has found a legal way to extort mon...

ANALYSIS

IBM, Google, Nvidia and Pals Launch OpenPower

No matter how important or well intentioned, technology industry press releases are seldom entirely free of hyperbole. So in parsing any announcement, it's good to keep an eye on 1) what is being done; 2) who is involved; and 3) how and why the world will be different if they succeed. In the case of...

Elon Musk's Dec. 2 action to release The Twitter Files: Approve or Disapprove?
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