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Astroturfing, sockpuppets, and SCO

Astroturfing, sockpuppets, and SCO

When politically motivated conservative bloggers back tracked some Palin smear videos circulating via internet sites like youtube, they found key executives at a major international public relations business with their hands deep in the cookie jar - and I couldn't help but see what they had done as a logical evolution on what happened when SCOsource first lifted IBM's AIX license.

September 24, 2008 by

Hands on: Slingbox PRO-HD

Hands on: Slingbox PRO-HD

Unless you're someone who spends a lot of time Slinging content from your high-def TV to a computer elsewhere on your home network, you're not likely to see a whole lot of reason to upgrade - at least not quite yet - to the new $299 Slingbox PRO-HD, which began shipping today.

September 24, 2008 by

What Sony Ericsson's up to: Part II

What Sony Ericsson's up to: Part II

Following on from the announcements referred to in Part I, here's the lowdown on the future tech we got shown by Sony Ericsson, plus a bit more analysis.Project Capuchin - Now we're talking.

September 24, 2008 by

What Sony Ericsson's up to: Part I

What Sony Ericsson's up to: Part I

Things have not been going swimmingly for Sony Ericsson of late. They barely broke even in the second quarter of this year, have had to lay off thousands of workers, and are struggling to introduce something groundbreaking into the market.

September 24, 2008 by

Defense-in-depth in practice

Defense-in-depth in practice

A long portion of my career in information security was spent as a security consultant. I would come into an engagement and either analyze data or an architecture and provide recommendations to the client on improvements they could make in their security posture.

September 24, 2008 by

Plugger.com.au gets Wotif backer

Plugger.com.au gets Wotif backer

Australian news aggregator Plugger.com.au will re-brand as 'Wotnews.com.au' following a licensing and investment deal with high-profile Wotif.com founder and local multi-millionaire Graeme Wood.

September 24, 2008 by

Gaming plastic accessories are a $1.3 bln market

Gaming plastic accessories are a $1.3 bln market

According to The NPD Group, US consumers spent a record $1.3 bln so far in 2008 on plastic guitars, steering wheels and other add-ons.SHARETHIS.addEntry( { title: "Gaming plastic accessories are a $1.3 bln market", url: "http://www.itfacts.biz/gaming-plastic-accessories-are-a-13-bln-market/11554" } );

September 24, 2008 by

Netbooks or notebooks?

Netbooks or notebooks?

Larry Dignan wrote an interesting piece on netbooks and whether they will hurt notebook sales, particular those of Apple MacBooks. The MacBook seems especially vulnerable in a weak economy since decent Windows laptops can be had for around $700 and netbooks start at around a quarter of the price of typically configured MacBook.

September 24, 2008 by

New Digital Camera Announcements and More from Photokina 2008

New Digital Camera Announcements and More from Photokina 2008

Photokina 2008, the world's largest photographic and imaging tradeshow, officially kicked off yesterday, but there have been lots of new product announcements in the leadup. Here are some highlights of products being shown and announced at the show in Cologne, Germany.

September 24, 2008 by

Google Gears now inside Android's "Chrome Lite"

Google Gears now inside Android's "Chrome Lite"

Android 1.0 includes a hidden feature for Ajax web developers: the Google Gears plug-in. Because it's pre-installed, web pages displayed in Android's WebKit-based "Chrome Lite" browser can take advantage of Gears features out of the box, including local storage and desktop shortcuts.

September 24, 2008 by

The QuickOffice full Office suite is coming to the Google Android platform

The QuickOffice full Office suite is coming to the Google Android platform

One of the primary concerns I mentioned in my T-Mobile G1 Android first impressions was the embracing of the Google Android platform by developers. The key to the success of the Android and the G1 is not the hardware, but the software and the developers need to be there to enhance the entire experience. I mentioned needing an Office Suite for enterprise users to even consider using an Android device and just received word from my QuickOffice contact that they have been working on an Android-compatible product that is in the advanced stages of development and sent me an official statement.

September 24, 2008 by

If McCain skips debate, there's always Google In Quotes

If McCain skips debate, there's always Google In Quotes

John McCain just called for postponement of Friday's debate until the financial crisis is solved, as the Boston Globe reports. If that happens, there's always Google In Quotes, a Labs project offering up news quotes from the candidates, not only for the U.

September 24, 2008 by

Oracle shows off new Exadata storage server

At Oracle OpenWorld in San Francisco, Oracle CEO Larry Ellison unveils a new storage server product, dubbed Exadata. The programmable storage server aims to put database intelligence next to each drive. The Exadata storage server will be immediately available on Linux running on Intel, but Ellison noted that other flavors for various platforms "are on the way."

September 24, 2008 by

Oracle shows off new Exadata storage server

At Oracle OpenWorld in San Francisco, Oracle CEO Larry Ellison unveils a new storage server product, dubbed Exadata. The programmable storage server aims to put database intelligence next to each drive. The Exadata storage server will be immediately available on Linux running on Intel, but Ellison noted that other flavors for various platforms "are on the way."

September 24, 2008

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