Microsoft Hints on Work on the Second Generation of Natal

From X-bit Labs: A high-ranking executive from Microsoft Corp. hinted in an interview that the company may already be hard at work on the second generation of its code-named Natal natural user interaction (NUI) device. The claim seems to be rather logical, but while the Natal is only designed for gaming, the second-gen device may be aimed at broader auditory.

Mozilla stops development of Firefox for Windows Mobile

From InfoWorld: Mozilla has decided to stop development of a version of its Firefox mobile Web browser for phones running Windows Mobile.

The reason is that Microsoft has closed the door to native applications on smartphones running its new Windows Phone 7 Series software, Stuart Parmenter, director of Mobile Engineering at Mozilla Corporation, wrote in a blog post on Monday.

IBM Slapped With 3rd Mainframe Antitrust Complaint in Europe

From PC World: The third antitrust complaint against IBM's mainframe business was filed with the European Commission Tuesday, compounding the firm's regulatory problems in Europe.

Recently created TurboHercules, a French firm active in the market for open-source mainframe computer software, said in a statement that IBM ties its operating system software to purchases of its mainframe hardware, thus freezing out smaller competitors.

Google cleared in AdWords trademark suit

From CNET Google does not violate the trademarks of companies when it allows online advertisers to use keywords identical to those trademarks, according to a ruling handed down by a European court.

Nintendo sees the future in its 3DS

From CNET The Nintendo DS family of game devices will soon have a successor, and its name is the 3DS.

According to Nintendo's Tuesday announcement, the 3DS will boast 3D gaming capability without requiring users to wear "any special glasses" to play titles.

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Motorola Reveals World's First Push-to-Talk Android Phone

From DailyTech: At the CTIA Wireless conference in Las Vegas on Monday Motorola unveiled the i1, the world's first push-to-talk Android handset (and quite possibly a play on the name of HTC's Nexus One, aka n1). Smartphones and push-to-talk aren't typically mentioned in the same sentence, but the new handset reportedly is tough as nails, engineered to military specifications for protection against protection against dust, shock, vibration, and blowing rain.

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Nvidia Has "Tons of Exciting Opportunities" with Tegra - Company

From X-bit Labs: With the recent merge of the system-on-chip and core-logic development teams, Nvidia Corp. hopes to finally establish itself as one of the leading players on the market of chips for various handheld and ultra-portable devices.

Bad BitDefender update clobbers Windows PCs

From InfoWorld: Users of the BitDefender anti-virus software started flooding the company's support forums Saturday, apparently after a faulty anti-virus update caused 64-bit Windows machines to stop working.

The company acknowledged the issue in a note explaining the problem, posted Saturday. "Due to a recent update it is possible that BitDefender detects several Windows and BitDefender files as infected with Trojan.FakeAlert.5," the company said.


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