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ARM Aims For Half Of Mobile PC Market By 2015

May 31, 2011 by mphillips   | Category: Mobile
ARM Aims For Half Of Mobile PC Market By 2015

ARM Holdings has set its sight on gaining dominance of the mobile PC market from Intel and have ARM-based processors in at least half of all tablets, mini-notebooks and other mobile PCs sold in 2015, the company’s president stated. The U.K. company, which licenses its designs for use in chips made by companies such as Samsung and Nvidia, is hoping that growing consumer interest in tablets will ultimately translate into a big spike in its market share. Chips based on its technology already... 

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Samsung Asks Court For Apple’s Next-gen iPhone & iPad

May 31, 2011 by mphillips   | Category: Mobile
Samsung Asks Court For Apple’s Next-gen iPhone & iPad

Samsung Electronics has asked a U.S. court to force Apple Inc to turn over to them the next-generation models of the iPhone and iPad in the latest volley in a series of patent infringement suits between the two technology giants. Earlier this month, U.S. District Court Judge Lucy Koh ordered Samsung to give Apple copies of several models of its Galaxy mobile phones and tablets, as well as other products. “It would put Samsung at a significant disadvantage in this litigation if the Court allowed... 

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Intel Unveils New Line Of ‘Ultrabook’ Laptops

May 31, 2011 by mphillips   | Category: Computing
Intel Unveils New Line Of ‘Ultrabook’ Laptops

Intel announced plans for a series of new thin and light laptops at the Computex trade show on Tuesday, its latest move to designed to improve its competitiveness in the mobile computing arena. The new class of “Ultrabook” PCs will have “thin, light, beautiful” designs and be priced for the mainstream market, as opposed to high-end buyers. Intel is aiming for the new systems to make up 40 percent of consumer laptop sales by the end of next year, it said. It will take... 

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Researchers Find Mobile Phones Are Ripe For Phishers

May 30, 2011 by mphillips   | Category: Mobile
Researchers Find Mobile Phones Are Ripe For Phishers

Computer users seem to be getting better at spotting bogus websites that attempt to steal their passwords, but when it comes to mobile phones, the likelihood of being duped is far greater. Researchers at the University of California, Berkeley, recently analyzed 100 mobile applications, written for Android and the iPhone, and then conjured up 15 techniques that scammers could use to write malicious programs that steal the victim’s user name and password on popular sites such as Facebook... 

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ViewSonic Unveils Tablet With Intel’s New Atom Chip

May 30, 2011 by mphillips   | Category: Computing
ViewSonic Unveils Tablet With Intel’s New Atom Chip

ViewSonic took the wraps off of their 10-inch tablet running both Android and Windows on Intel’s newest Atom processor, Oak Trail, at the Computex trade show. The ViewPad 10Pro runs Android 2.2 and Windows 7 Professional, and users can switch between the two by tapping an icon on the display. ViewSonic staff expect buyers to use Windows primarily for work because of the greater number of business applications available for that platform. The device will be priced between $699 and $799 when... 

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GameStop To Honor Old Duke Nukem Pre-orders

May 30, 2011 by Michael   | Category: Gaming
GameStop To Honor Old Duke Nukem Pre-orders

GameStop appears to be one of those companies that will be keeping its word to those customers who pre-ordered the long anticipated Duke Nukem.  The ironic part is that the first pre-order occurred more than 10 years ago.   But there is a catch so to speak. GameStop is encouraging those who pre-ordered more than a year ago to verify their reservation with their local store prior to launch. However, if you are still in possession of your receipt, Gamestop will definitely honour the pre-orders.... 

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Google’s Chrome Browser Ends Gmail Offline Support

May 27, 2011 by mphillips   | Category: Around The Net
Google’s Chrome Browser Ends Gmail Offline Support

Google this week told Chrome users to switch to older versions of Microsoft’s Internet Explorer or Mozilla’s Firefox if they want to continue accessing Gmail when they’re not connected to the Web. On Tuesday, Gmail ended offline support for Chrome, Internet Explorer 9 (IE9), Firefox 4, Safari and Opera. The company had announced Gmail’s offline shut-off a couple of months ago when it said it was shifting the Web mail service’s offline support from Gear, its now-obsolete... 

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Amazon Debuts Mac-App Store,Challenges Apple

May 27, 2011 by mphillips   | Category: Computing
Amazon Debuts Mac-App Store,Challenges Apple

Amazon has launched a Mac-specific application download store that will go head-to-head with Apple’s nearly five-month-old Mac App Store. The new subsection of Amazon’s already gigantic online store, dubbed “Mac Software Downloads,” kicked off without much fanfare on Thursday. Amazon has long offered software downloads for both Windows and Mac customers, but this was the first time that the company specifically labeled a Mac-centric “store.” The Seattle-based retailer,... 

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Windows 8 For Tablets To Be Outed Next Week

May 27, 2011 by Michael   | Category: Consumer Electronics
Windows 8 For Tablets To Be Outed Next Week

There is a rumor circulating around the Internet that Microsoft will demo Windows 8 for tablets next week at All Things D and Computex.  That said, Bloomberg is said to have cited a source from within Microsoft that confirmed Windows 8 tablet OS will be showcased at these events next week.  They went on to say the tablet will be demoed using a Tegra based ARM processor. Over the years Microsoft has totally dedicated their Windows operating system to x86 based processors, specifically Intel and... 

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eBay & PayPal Suing Google Over Mobile Payment Product

May 27, 2011 by mphillips   | Category: Mobile
eBay & PayPal Suing Google Over Mobile Payment Product

eBay and its online payment arm, PayPal Inc, on Thursday filed a lawsuit against Google Inc and two executives that allegedly have stolen trade secrets related to mobile payment systems. The two executives, Osama Bedier and Stephanie Tilenius, were formerly employed by PayPal and led the launch on Thursday of Google’s own mobile payment system in partnership with MasterCard, Citigroup and phone company Sprint. The suit highlights the growing competition by a wide range of firms from traditional... 

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Green Comet Mystery May Be Solved

May 27, 2011 by Michael   | Category: Around The Net
Green Comet Mystery May Be Solved

A glittering crystal shower of green, emerald-like gems is falling like rain onto an infant star from the clouds surrounding it, a new study finds. The discovery may explain why similar crystals have been seen in the comets of our solar system, researchers said. The crystal “rain” is made of an olive-green mineral called olivine, which on Earth can be found everywhere from peridot gemstones to the green sand beaches of Hawaii. [Illustration of star with green crystal rain] Crystal rain... 

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Twitter To Notify Users Before Providing Info To Authorities

May 26, 2011 by mphillips   | Category: Around The Net
Twitter To Notify Users Before Providing Info To Authorities

Twitter will seek to notify its users so they can defend themselves before it provides user information to the authorities, a senior manager said on Wednesday when asked about a privacy dispute in the UK. “Platforms should have responsibility not to defend the user, but to protect that user’s right to defend him or herself,” said Tony Wang, general manager of Twitter’s European operations. Users have posted details on Twitter of celebrity scandals, in contravention of so-called... 

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PlayStation Business Unit Back In The Black

May 26, 2011 by Michael   | Category: Gaming
PlayStation Business Unit Back In The Black

Sony’s Networked Products and Services division, which houses the PlayStation business unit, finally recorded an operating profit of $435.3 million for the 2010 financial year. Sony highlighted improved game sales for the system, as well as reduced production costs on PlayStation 3 hardware for the increase. However, sales in the division only increased marginally to $19.2 billion. From the start of the year, Sony sold 14.3 million PlayStation 3 units compared to 13 million, 8 million PSPs... 

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Verizon Adds LG’s Revolution To Its 4G Phone Line Up

May 26, 2011 by mphillips   | Category: Mobile
Verizon Adds LG’s Revolution To Its 4G Phone Line Up

Verizon Wireless announced the Revolution by LG, an LTE-ready smartphone, will become available for sale in stores and online Thursday for $249.99 with a two-year service plan. The Revolution has a 4.3-in. touch screen and 1 GHz Snapdragon processor. It utilizes the Android 2.2 mobile operating system and comes preloaded with the Netflix application for access to movies and TV shows. Verizon called the smartphone an “entertainment powerhouse” partly due to the Netflix capability,... 

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Microsoft’s Internet Explorer Latest Flaw: ‘Cookiejacking’

May 26, 2011 by mphillips   | Category: Around The Net
Microsoft’s Internet Explorer Latest Flaw: ‘Cookiejacking’

A technology security researcher has discovered a flaw in Microsoft Corp’s widely used Internet Explorer browser that he said may allow hackers to steal credentials to access FaceBook, Twitter and other websites. He coined the technique as ”cookiejacking.” “Any website. Any cookie. Limit is just your imagination,” said Rosario Valotta, an independent Internet security researcher based in Italy. Hackers can exploit the flaw to access a data file stored inside the... 

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