Tuesday, October 19, 2021

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Ballmer Trumpets Microsoft’s ‘Epic Year’

The Seattle Times: In a far-ranging interview, Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer touched on a number of topics of interest to the technology industry. Here are a few...

Over Half of Android Devices Have Unpatched Vulnerabilities, Report Says

NetworkWorld: Based on data collected with its "X-Ray" scanning tool, mobile security vendor Duo Security believes that more than half of Android devices in use contain unpatched...

Yahoo CEO: Have a Smartphone on Us, But No BlackBerrys

ZDNet: Recently instated Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer has made another move sure to boost employee morale: she's giving each of the company's 12,000 employees a brand new...

iPhone 5 Pre-Orders Sell Out in 1 Hour

TechCrunch: At midnight Pacific time on Friday morning, Apple.com began taking pre-orders for the iPhone 5. Within one hour, the online store sold out of the units...

Amazon Web Services Simplifies Private Cloud Configuration, Adds SQL Server

PCWorld: Amazon Web Services has added two new capabilities to its Virtual Private Cloud (VPC) that could attract more enterprises to the service. First, it has added...

Motorola Mobility Ordered to Recall Android Tablets and Smartphones in Germany

The Guardian: A court in Munich, Germany, has banned further sales of Motorola Mobility tablets and smartphones in the country and authorized a recall of products currently...

Republicans Ready ‘STEM Jobs Act’

Computerworld: Rep. Lamar Smith (R-Texas) is planning to introduce the "STEM Jobs Act of 2012" as early as this Friday, and the House could vote on it...

Anonymous’ Barrett Brown Raided by FBI During Online Chat

Wired: On Wednesday evening, the FBI arrested Anonymous spokesperson Barrett Brown. At the time of the raid, Brown was participating in an online chat, and the recorded...

U.S. Seeks $1 Billion Price-Fixing Fine for AU Optronics

Wall Street Journal: The U.S. Justice Department is requesting that the courts impose a $1 billion fine on Taiwan-based AU Optronics, as well as 10-year prison sentences...

HGST Announces Helium-Filled Disk Drives

ZDNet: HGST (formerly Hitachi's disk unit) has announced that it has developed a helium-filled disk drive. The helium units use 23 percent less power than air-filled drives....

Apple Unveils an iPhone That Is Lighter and More Powerful

The New York Times: On Wednesday, Apple unveiled the iPhone 5. The new smartphone is 8 percent thinner and 20 percent lighter than the iPhone 4. It...

A Laptop Infected With a Virus Before You’ve Even Turned It On

AP via Huffington Post: Court records in a case brought by Microsoft against a Chinese-owned domain reveal that many PC customers are opening brand new laptops only...

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