News to know: Microsoft patches; D8; Tablets; HP; Cisco

Microsoft's Patch Tuesday preview, the D8 wrapup, Invincea and telepresence are among today's top headlines.

Microsoft's Patch Tuesday preview, the D8 wrapup, Invincea and telepresence are among today's top headlines. Get the rolling posts , RSS, or email.

Here’s a look at Friday, June 4, 2010

Microsoft dished out its Patch Tuesday preview. The tally: 10 bulletins for 34 flaws. Ryan Naraine reports. Meanwhile, Facebook's new developer verification program won't stop rogue apps.

The D8 conference wrapped up with Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer and Chief Software Architect Ray Ozzie talking mobile and the cloud. HTC's Peter Chou also talked about Android devices and the upcoming Windows Phone 7 release. Also: Windows Phone 7 to ship with more than 20 games and at Microsoft, there's a thin line between a tablet and a slate.

Android tablets may have opening vs. Apple iPad, says study

Invincea has a browser deflector shield for Internet Explorer. Jason Perlow says Invincea has done some very interesting things with their product. The company has licensed the run-time version of Oracle’s VM VirtualBox software and created a stripped-down executable Windows XP environment in a Virtual Machine complete with Internet Explorer 7 and Adobe Acrobat Reader.

Can HP make social networking work for IT? The company seems to think so. Here's the grand plan.

Meanwhile, Cisco and Songdo, a city in South Korea, are trying to put telepresence in every home. It should be an interesting social experiment.