A quick recap of some Hardware 2.0 highlights from the past week that you might have missed.
- Are Microsoft's patent claims against Android FUD?
Netscape, Mosaic, Adobe, the W3C, the Acorn and even Richard Stallman himself all brought to bear on Microsoft’s patent claims.
- No Flash for Android 4.0 'Ice Cream Sandwich' just yet
Is no-Flash in ‘Ice Cream Sandwich’ a deal-breaker?
- Are security firms that warn of Android malware 'charlatans and scammers'?
Are you worried about Android malware?
- Microsoft puts Windows 8 on a diet ready for web delivery
2.32GB compressed down to 1.51GB.
- Firefox 8.0.1 available for download
Two bugs squashed.
- Analyst: Updated Xbox 2012, no new console until 2014
‘Microsoft is still selling a ton of Xbox 360s, and they won’t replace the existing one until sales begin to slow.’
- How to: Stress test your new PC to shake out any faults
How to stress-test all the major components in your PC.
- Thanksgiving tech support survival kit - 2011 Edition
Prepare in advance for the inevitable ‘Turkey Day’ tech support requests.
- Your Thanksgiving mission - Help eradicate Internet Explorer 6!
Time to kick IE6’s butt!
- Do you want a Microsoft Kinect built into your TV?
Gesture-based TV control, anyone?
- Yes, even Amazon's DRM sucks
If it looks like DRM, and smells like DRM, then it IS DRM!
- U.S. government blows $200,000 on useless smartphone app
App is ‘extremely slow, it looks like butt, and it crashes all the time.’
- Ubuntu sees massive slide in popularity, Mint sprints ahead ... but why?
Try to please everyone, and pretty soon you please no one.
- Schneier on iPhone security
Smartphones to become the primary platform of attack for cybercriminals.
- Windows 8 bootkit demo
Windows 8 PWNED!
- Google begins shoehorning ads into Chrome browser
Is this a deal-breaker for you?
Image credit: Marcin Wichary