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Chinese hackers may have been behind power blackouts in Florida and the Northeast, according to a report in the National Journal.The report, penned by Shane Harris for the National Journal, lays out a lengthy case that China has deployed hackers working unofficially and officially for the government and military to probe U.
Twitter has answered a burning question in the development community: Will Ruby on Rails stay as it overhauls its infrastructure? The answer: Ruby stays, but Twitter may diversify in some areas.
Notable headlines:Garett Rogers: Google App Engine pricing a disappointmentEd Bott: Dear Microsoft: Please get UAC right this timeSunbelt Blog: Microsoft: What we got here is a failure to communicateLarry Dignan: Dell delivers: Is a turnaround in sight?
Dell's fiscal first quarter results topped expectations courtesy of strong growth in its commercial and consumer businesses.On Thursday, Dell reported net income of $784 million, or 38 cents a share, on revenue of $16.
Run don't walk to read Jim Louderback's account of how Revision3 was taken down by MediaDefender, a subsidiary of penny stock ArtistDirect.The gist: Revision3 suffered a denial of service attack that was orchestrated by MediaDefender.
Comcast's portal had its DNS records hi-jacked in an attack. The big question: Was Comcast just a big target or was this a BitTorrent revenge attack as some folks have speculated?
Google showed off Android, its mobile operating system in development, and it's impressive how far it has come.There's still a lot more work ahead, but for now the eye candy isn't half bad.
There may come a day when we're buying a tube of ink gel for our printers.Xerox on Thursday said it is previewing what it calls a "cured gel ink technology" that prints on plastic and foil.
Akamai on Thursday released its first State of the Internet report and found attack traffic--viruses, worms, bots and such--derived from 125 countries with 30 percent of that traffic coming from the United States and China. Some of these attacks, which occurred in the first quarter, were from worms like Blaster back in 2003.