Shipments of devices such as netbooks and MIDs will reach 200 million in five years, to generate £15bn in revenue, according to research
<Update>Further note from Ray Beckerman from Recording Industry v The People on the issue of whether MediaSentry's downloading would suffice for the distribution charge (see Investigator Downloading section below): "There still has to be sale or other transfer of ownership, or rental, lease, or lending. And the dissemination has to be to the 'public.
Microsoft's research chief Craig Mundie outlined his view of where computing is headed over the next decade or so and here is a big takeaway: The cloud and multiprocessor computing could use a few good killer applications.Mundie was speaking at the Technology Review Emerging Technology conference.
Two weeks ago, I wrote that 1,500 ships could fight climate change. Many readers sent me interesting comments. And of those, who wants to remain anonymous, sent me his thoughts about climate change. This started a conversation between the two of us and you'll see the result of our exchange below. Essentially, this person -- let's call him Joe -- is asking if we should we build 'environmental machines' to fix climate change or leave it to nature. Obviously, this would require that governments significantly reduce or eliminate most industrial sources of pollution within 30 years. Even if I don't totally agree with Joe's views, they're worth reading. Please tell us what you think...
Microsoft Chief Research and Strategy Officer Craig Mundie's current priority No. 1 is to help the Softies, customers and partners understand the changes necessary to program and use computing resources in the form of a composite platform -- i.e., the cloud and the client as a single unit.
Larry Ellison can be forgiven for sometimes making a mistake, particularly when it comes to marketing new, or not so new, concepts. His statement yesterday that Oracle was unveiling its "first-ever" hardware product is factually challenged by the 1996 launch of the Network Computer, Oracle's real "first-ever" hardware product.
Mental health costs are simply not as easy to estimate as costs for covering physical health. So how can you insure it?
London's mayor has called for greater wireless access in time for the 2012 Olympics in London, following the prime minister's plans to fund web access for low-income families
VMware Workstation is an excellent product, having the potential to save IT managers many hours of work. And at only AU$257.23 per seat, it is also good value for money.
Yesterday at Oracle OpenWorld, Larry Ellison announced the database giant's first foray into the hardware realm, unveiling the HP/Oracle Database Machine, branded as Exadata. The Exadata system is a combination of Oracle's 11g database engine using Automated Storage Management (ASM) to manage a grid of HP Proliant servers with 12 SATA or SAS drives each, connected to database servers via InfiniBand.
Indian companies turn to videoconferencing, online learning and collaborative Web techniques, to provide cost-effective and flexible training for their employees.
It is wrong to evaluate Chrome as you would a new TV show. It is wrong to consider it solely in terms of Google because, like Firefox, this is an open source product subject to the open source process.
You can either look at this as a pilot which may completely fail or the first beach-head in the government's attempt to get us to all to adopt ID Cards.At 11.
EU politicians have backed a package of telecoms measures to help create a wireless broadband service that could work across Europe
On Facebook, the ads, despite all the innovation, still aren’t something users are really asking for
Voice over IP can provide substantial savings on your telephone service by allowing you to use an IP network to make phone calls. You can also run VoIP over Wi-Fi, but you need to be aware of certain limitations.
A lot of people aren't going to get the shot. Not only does that mean a lot of people are going to get sick, but this year's flu will have a rich protein stew in which to evolve and get nastier.
[ UPDATE: See e-mail from NoScript creator Giorgio Maone on a possible mitigation ]Researchers are beginning to raise an alarm for what looks like a scary new browser exploit/threat affecting all the major desktop platforms -- Microsoft Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Apple Safari, Opera and Adobe Flash.