Apple Throws Ball Back in Adobe's Court with HTML5 Tech Demos, Sorta

From DailyTech: Apple is continuing is full assault on Adobe's Flash technology. The company's latest efforts center around seven tech demos which showcase that HTML5 can perform many of the same tasks as Adobe Flash.

Apple prefaces the tech demos by stating:

HTC Fixes EVO 4G Storage, Security Bugs, Chat Goes Live

Lawsuits over Google Wi-Fi sniffing pile on

From InfoWorld: Nearly three weeks after admitting that it had sniffed sensitive data from open wireless networks around the world, Google is now facing at least seven U.S. class-action lawsuits over its practice.

Intel Shows Off Canoe Lake Platform for Ultra-Thin Netbooks

From X-bit Labs: Although netbooks were intended to be very slim, light and portable, actual manufacturers quickly realized that many consumers need larger screens, high-capacity hard drives and many other advanced technology from their inexpensive Intel Atom-based machines. As a result, costly ultra-thin notebooks are now not only thinner than the most of netbooks, but also weigh less and offer comparable battery life. But Intel Corp. wants to get the netbooks back to the roots.

Hitachi Announces Broad Family of Ultra-Thin Hard Drives

From X-bit Labs: Hitachi Global Storage Technologies (Hitachi GST) on Wednesday announced the industry’s broadest family of ultra slim and light 7mm z-height drives. With a broad the new Hitachi Z-series family of Travelstar and CinemaStar drives in capacities up to 320GB, Hitachi is at the forefront of the shift from 9.5mm 2.5” drives to 7mm 2.5” drives across a broad range of market segments.

HP unveils network, storage gear to feed small business demand

From InfoWorld: Hewlett-Packard on Wednesday introduced a variety of products for small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs), a segment that worldwide spends an estimated $234 billion per year on IT products, the company said.

The company announced the products at an event in Cupertino, California, where executives said HP had a broad portfolio across PCs, servers, networking, storage, and printing, but one that can sometimes be overwhelming to SMBs.

Android Gets iTunes-like Media Player with DoubleTwist

From PC World: DoubleTwist introduced a free media player application for Google Android phones, which rivals the default media player on the platform. DoubleTwist's app not only plays music and videos in a clean interface, but also has a desktop counterpart for iTunes-like syncing.

Microsoft updating Windows Live apps

From CNET News.com: Microsoft on Wednesday outlined a series of improvements it's making to its Windows Live set of downloadable programs for managing photos and videos and keeping files in sync.

With no major update to Windows coming this year, Microsoft is counting on improvements to Windows Live to help boost the appeal of Windows for this year's holiday shopping season.

Court examining Gizmodo devices for iPhone info

From CNET News.com: Authorities have finally begun examining the computers, server, and other electronic gear seized from a Gizmodo editor as part of the investigation into a missing iPhone prototype.

Report: Xbox Live to Add Hulu Subscriptions

From DailyTech: While many thought that Apple's iPad would steal the stage at this year's Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3), Microsoft had different plans.

It is rumored that Hulu, the online database for hit TV shows and movies, will be added as a service for Xbox Live users. The idea is that Hulu will be added to the Xbox 360 dashboard, much like the current Netflix application.

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