It turns out that we ended up with another show almost fully focused on netbooks so if you are interested in this topic check out MobileTechRoundup show #153. Kevin continues to confuse his MSI Wind by now installing Windows 7 on the device, after trying XP, Vista, and Mac OS X. James wrote up a blog post I linked to in regards to MIDs and this was discussed by all three of us on this show. If battery life is your focus then you may want to check out the Samsung NC10 too. HP also continues in the netbook category with their new HP Mini 1000.
In this week's profile in my "Microsoft Big Brains" series profiling the company's technical fellows, meet Brad Lovering, a k a "Mr. Oslo."
Auditude's deal with MTV and MySpace (PR) is a huge vote of confidence in a business model that transforms today's copyright morass into a win-win-win for all involved.Auditude looks at this huge world of illegal filesharing and sees an untapped resource, just like grid computing sees a bazillion unused PC cycles as a resource.
Similar to YouTube's most recent proposition to copyright holders, News Corp-owned MySpace is offering to identify pirated content uploaded by users, insert advertising and share the subsequent fruits with the content's owner.
I'm currently working on a project to dig into the accessibility issues that web designers need to consider when building new sites. Among the companies I am talking to is Keynote Systems who label themselves as a provider of Internet test and measurement services.
Matt acknowledges in his post that the nobles of open source, the corporate sponsors, cannot be the sole estate here. On the other hand we don't want corporate heads on pikes, or its equivalent.
Telstra subsidiary Sensis announced today that it would cease developing its local search engine, Sensis.com.au, instead using Google's engine to drive the site.
Has Drupal overtaken WordPress? That's hard to do, in either politics or business, and maybe we're comparing apples to oranges.
Telstra has launched the first stage of its T-Suite Software as a Service offering to provide software to businesses on a hosted monthly basis.
"NASA hacker" Gary McKinnon's recent diagnosis of Asperger syndrome – a kind of autism with a high incidence among computer programmers – may yet keep him out of American prisons. Several members of Parliament have signed onto a motion calling for McKinnon not to be extradited to the U.S. because of his condition.
A federal judge has ordered the Justice Dept. to turn over documents relating to the NSA's warrantless wiretapping program. ACLU and EFF had sought the legal opinions under an FOIA request, while Justice merely submitted summaries, claiming attorney-client privilege. Judge Henry Kennedy said the summaries the department provided were inadequate for him to determine whether the memos were truly privileged.
RSA says cloud-computing crimeware means networks of zombie machines can be hired to steal online-banking details for as little as $299 a month.
MinWin -- the core of the Windows operating system -- is, indeed, in Windows 7. It's just not part of it in the way many people (including yours truly) initially assumed.
A small group of dedicated researchers over on the Doom9 forum have successfully defeated BD+, the Blu-ray copy-protection system. This was the copy-protection mechanism that Richard Doherty, a media analyst with Envisioneering Group, claimed wouldn't likely be broken for 10 years.
Google and Telstra subsidiary Sensis has signed a deal to integrate the data from its Yellow Pages business listings into Google Maps Australia.
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From Net Neutrality to H1B Visas to data privacy and other economic and policy issues, the next U.S. president will influence many important developments in the technology industry. See what we know about the stances of Barack Obama and John McCain on the tech issues.
Microsoft has come up with a new way of handling software piracy. Using its Windows Genuine Advantage tool, when a non-authorized version of its Windows XP Pro operating system is detected, every hour of use throws up a black screen that can be reset to anything else in the usual ways, but every 60 minutes it will change back to the plain black background.