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Steve Gillmor has a play-by-play account of Jim Allchin's recently videotaped confession regarding Microsoft's Plan B for...
Last week, purveyors of e-mail security solutions -- particularly those that operate in the anti-spam ecosystem -- started making hay over the alleged failure of the most prevalently deployed defacto standard for combatting spam: Meng Weng Wong's Sender Policy Framework (SPF) specification.
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British scientists are developing a robot that will generate its own power by eating flies.The idea is to produce electricity by catching flies and digesting them in special fuel cells that will break down sugar in the insects' skeletons and release electrons that will drive an electric current.
Engadget features an interview with Danger CEO Hank Nothhaft. Despite the fact that I don't love the new BlackBerry, RIM is clearly the leader in this category and will continue to be successful with their hardware for the short term as the OEM strategy evolves and competition with Good Technology forces both companies to make better products.
Despite reports of declining readership, print...
RightNow edged out Salesforce.com in a Nucleus Research Market Scorecard comparing hosted CRM solutions:...
Has Linux been helping Microsoft close deals?
Research in Motion has announced its latest BlackBerry phone, aka the BlackBerry 7100t.
At the Intel Developer Forum in San Francisco yesterday, Intel President Paul Otellini provided further details of the chip giant's plans to bring multicore processors to servers and desktop PCs, starting with a dual-core server chip in the second half of next year. With rival AMD planning to release dual-core versions of its Opteron server processor by the middle of next year, software companies are struggling with the licensing ramifications of multicore processors.
Is it me, or does this news story make it clear that Sun has been more than just been granted a right-of-way to a monopoly in South Korea?
Wi-Fi security seems to be as big a mystery as ever, and...
In my last blog entry regarding Red Hat's introduction of both software- and hardware-enforced no-execute (NX) technology into Red Hat Enterprise Linux (same as SP2, by way of update), I neglected to use Red Hat's official terminology for the feature.
In addition to added support for IBM's Power5-based servers, new driver support, and some bug fixes, Red Hat's newly released update...
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