ARM plans to accelerate their energy-use advantage over Intel by licensing two innovative non-volatile RAM (NVRAM) technologies last month. ARM puts sizable financial and technical muscle behind the search for a flash replacement.
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Malware authors will do just about anything to fool you into installing their software. A popular target is search engine advertising, which one gang is using on Microsoft's search results. In a separate attack, Mac users are being targeted by a Trojan that mimics a Flash installer.
Security researchers have intercepted a fake Flash Player update creating a Firefox add-on that spies on a target user's Google search results.
When Adobe, Google and Yahoo announced earlier this week that content stored in its Flash file format would be more easily indexable by Google's and Yahoo's search engines, Microsoft was nowhere to be found. It took a while, but I got Microsoft to explain how/why Silverlight already is indexable....
Last night Adobe announced that we've given a special version of the Flash Player to Google and Yahoo that will more accurately let them crawl through Flash content. Even though Google has been indexing .
It's not gadget news per se, but if you consider Adobe Flash a tool in your arsenal, this is big news.Posted on Slashdot today is news that Adobe has figured out a way to make Flash crawlable by search engines:Today Adobe systems made an announcement that it has provided technology and information to Google and Yahoo!
It's a big day for rich Internet applications. Why?
It is quite rare to find a dedicated PDA without phone functionality today, but it looks like HP is now shipping their iPAQ 210 Enterprise Handheld. This is quite a powerful PDA with a 624MHz processor, 256MB ROM, 128MB RAM, integrated Compact Flash and integrated Secure Digital slots, 4 inch VGA (480x640 pixels) display, integrated WiFi and integrated Bluetooth radios. Actually, the Dell Axim X51v I have from a couple years ago has just about the same specs, the display is 3.7 inches instead of 4 inches. However, you can no longer find the Axim X51v or HP hx4700 so this new HP is really your only choice for a high-end stand alone PDA.
Handmark's Pocket Express is an application and service that provides news, sports and weather for free and 411 services, movie times and reviews, street-level mapping, directions, stock info, and Oxford dictionary definitions for a small monthly fee. It is a very handy experience that is available for Palm OS, BlackBerry, and Windows Mobile devices. Handmark made an announcement at CES revealing that the fourth edition of Pocket Express will be coming soon and offering you a complete assortment of travel data and services. The fourth edition of Pocket Express includes flight status, OAG flight schedules, hotel search, currency conversion, and travel phone numbers in the Pocket Express Travel channel. As a regular traveler myself, I look forward to trying out these new features on my devices.
Adobe kuler is a flash-based web application from Adobe Labs that lets users create and share color schemes. Users can also tag and rate schemes, and leave comments, as well as search for top rated or most recently created schemes, and by tags.
If you live in the UK, you now have an access to a dictionary of 5,000 words in British Sign Language (BSL) and their accompanying downloadable videos for your cellphones. The interface of this video dictionary, available at Mobilesign.org is even more Spartan than Google's home page. But it's very easy to use: you either search for a word to know if a language sign is associated with it or browse an alphabetical list. Then you download the compact video for your phone. The Centre for Deaf Studies (CDS) of the University of Bristol has released this free tool for everyone who works with deaf people, has deaf customers or just want to learn the BSL signs. Their next step will be to provide users with a phrasebook.
I LOVE desktop search tools like Google Desktop and Windows Desktop Search and remember talking with Microsoft about bringing this search functionality to mobile devices. Microsoft has a integrated search tool in Windows Mobile devices, but it has never been a very strong utility. I just read the Nokia press release announcing the release of Nokia Mobile Search that brings powerful search functionality from the desktop to the device. Nokia Mobile Search allows you to search emails, text messages, calendar entries, videos, music files, and more. Nokia Mobile Search indexes your compatible device for faster search results. I could not find any information on whether external storage flash cards or hard drives, like the 4 and 8 GB drives on N91 devices, are indexed. I would think this is where the real power of device search would be as storage cards get larger and larger in capacity with more and more files being stored on them.
For years I've been in search of the "ultimate" USB flash drive. Up until recently the capacities were too small or the prices too high, but now I've found three USB flash drives that come close to claiming the "ultimate" tag.
Is Google at a "topping point"?
Via Slashdot comes this story from The Independent: Search engine giant Google, known for its mantra "don't be evil", has fired off a series of legal letters to media organisations, warning them against using its name as a verb....In June, Google won a place in the Oxford English Dictionary, while "to google", with a lower case "g", was included last month in Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary, America's leading reference book....
Tools like Desktop Search will be available on Lexar flash drives as Google chases its dream of ubiquity
The pop diva's fashion fiasco during the Super Bowl halftime performance results in record-setting numbers on search engines.
The company has been showing off a new Loox PDA at the CeBit trade show this week. It announced plans Wednesday to begin selling the Pocket Loox, which is based on Microsoft's Pocket PC 2002 software, in the United States this May for $599. It will also sell the device in Europe and Japan. The 5.9-ounce Loox incorporates Intel's new PXA250 Xscale processor along with 32MB of ROM (read-only memory) for application storage and 64MB of RAM for data. It will also offer a 3.5-inch color touch screen display and handwriting-recognition software. A pair of Compaq Flash and Secure Digital slots will allow for add-ons such as wireless modems. The PDA (personal digital assistant) will operate for about 15 hours on a single charge of its built-in battery. An optional add-on battery can extend battery life up to 24 hours, the company said. --John Spooner, Special to ZDNet News
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