Google Instant: Search for the now generation

From CNET Google's decision to fix what wasn't broken is a bold bet on the future of search and the way people use the Internet.

Google Instant, which the company unveiled Wednesday, is a fundamental shift: instead of search as an outcome, Google is trying to get people to think of search as a process in which you constantly refine your query without actually "searching," or hitting the button to produce a concrete result.

T-Mobile G2 is Official, Pre-Sale Starts This Month

From DailyTech: It was almost two years ago when T-Mobile quietly unveiled the first Android phone in the U.S., the G1. The design of the device was a bit cumbersome, and Android 1.0 was buggy, to say the least. However, the G1 was one of the first handsets that supported T-Mobile's burgeoning 3G network and introduced Google's new OS. After weeks of speculation, T-Mobile officially announced the G1's follow-up, aptly called the G2, this morning.

Apple Releases iOS 4.1 for iPhone, iPod touch

From DailyTech: When Apple announced its latest lineup of iPod music players last week, Apple noted that iOS 4.1 would be released within the coming week. Staying true to its word, Apple today released the update which addresses a number of problems afflicting iPhone 4 and iPhone 3G users.

Oracle bolsters former Sun Unix platform

From InfoWorld: Oracle detailed on Wednesday upgrades to the Solaris Unix OS it inherited from Sun Microsystems, offering improvements in such areas as virtualization.

The company announced Oracle Solaris 10 9/10, Oracle Solaris Cluster 3.3, and Oracle Solaris Studio 12.2. Oracle emphasized that Solaris is designed to leverage large memory and multi-core processor/thread systems as well as offer high performance, security, and scalability.

New Arm Chip to Stretch From Smartphones to Servers

From PC World: Arm Holdings has taken the wraps off its next major chip design, promising a five-fold increase in performance that the company hopes will take it beyond smartphones and into new types of equipment such as high-performance routers and servers.

AMD Shows Off Die Shot of "Ontario" Chip for Netbooks

From X-bit Labs: Advanced Micro Devices has disclosed a die shot of the accelerated processing units (APU) for low-power devices that will be available commercially starting early 2011. Apparently, there are two versions of AMD's low-power APUs: Ontario, which will power netbooks and ultra-mobile devices as well as Zacate, which is designed for inexpensive notebooks.

Computer Maker Integrates Xbox 360 into Personal Computers for Gamers

From X-bit Labs: Origin PC, a builder of high-end personal computers founded by ex-employees of Alienware, on Tuesday introduced a new system that not only features top-of-the-range hardware components, but comes with integrated Xbox 360 slim game-console, which means that the "Big O" system can run both PC and Xbox 360 titles.

Cisco, Citrix team on enterprise desktop virtualization

From InfoWorld: Hoping to ease a typically arduous deployment process, Citrix and Cisco Systems are jointly offering a package for running a large number of virtual desktops across an organization.

The idea behind the as-yet-unnamed offering is to "bring simplicity to the desktop market," said Jackie Ross, a Cisco vice president.

HP Introduces Microserver for Small Businesses

From PC World: Hewlett-Packard on Wednesday announced a low-cost, entry-level server for small businesses that bundles advanced features in a small package.

HP's ProLiant MicroServer is targeted at small businesses and is an inexpensive alternative or even complementary product to blade or rack servers, said McLeod Glass, director of marketing in HP's Industry Standard Servers and Software group.

Mozilla fixes Firefox holes, curtails clickjacking

From CNET Mozilla released two new versions of its browser on Tuesday, Firefox 3.6.9 and Firefox 3.5.12, to close 10 critical security vulnerabilities in each and to help Web site operators block a risk called clickjacking.

Critical vulnerabilities can let a remote attacker run arbitrary code on a computer, and with the browser becoming both more important and more powerful, browser makers must constantly watch for new attack possibilities.


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