Firefox fix due next week after attack is published

From InfoWorld: The attack code, written by security researcher Guido Landi was published on several security sites Wednesday, sending Firefox developers scrambling to patch the issue. Until the flaw is patched, this code could be modified by attackers and used to sneak unauthorized software onto a Firefox user's machine.

IBM Confirms North America Layoffs

From PC World: Amid reports that it is moving thousands of jobs from the US to India, IBM said Thursday it is notifying employees that some jobs are being eliminated.

"This is a North American action. We are not communicating locations or the number of jobs as a result of this action," IBM said in a statement on Thursday.

iGoogle gets video game makers in on the action

From CNET Google on Wednesday unveiled the latest addition to its iGoogle start page service: a collection of themes designed by video game publishers. The search giant has partnered with nine publishers to come up with a little under two dozen themes from recent games from EA's Spore to arcade classics like Galaga.

Windows Vista SP2 Hits RTM

From DailyTech: On the tails of the release of the Windows Vista SP2 Release Candidate to the masses, only a couple weeks later Microsoft has delivered the RTM Escrow build to its Connect beta testers. Microsoft had already released this build several days ago, reportedly, to its internal testers.

Apple posts graphics update for new MacBook Pro

From CNET Apple has issued a fix for the graphics problems suffered by some owners of the company's new 17-inch MacBook Pro.

The firmware update was released Wednesday for owners of the MacBook Pro announced at Macworld and shipped in February. Some owners had reported problems with vertical lines polluting the display, and Apple says the new firmware should fix the problem.

Microsoft touches more on Windows 7

From CNET Microsoft has already gone into plenty of detail about the touch features in Windows 7. In fact, touch was the first thing that the company shared when it came to how Windows 7 would look and feel.

But for those that really want to go deep, the company on Wednesday posted an even more detailed look at the thinking that went into building touch into Windows 7.

Microsoft hit with patent suit over update tech

From CNET Microsoft is facing another patent infringement suit, this time over the technology it uses to automatically update Windows, Office, and other programs.

Nvidia hit by S&P ratings downgrade

From CNET Nvidia was hit by a Standard & Poor's ratings downgrade Wednesday, according to a Dow Jones report, adding to the graphics chipmaker's woes.

Standard & Poor's ratings services ratcheted down its outlook on Nvidia from positive to stable, according to Dow Jones. S&P cited concerns about the graphics chipmaker's sinking revenue and profitability.

Sony Slashes Pricing of PlayStation 3 Development Kit

From X-bit Labs: Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. (SCEI) on Tuesday announced that it would slash the price on PlayStation 3 software developments kit to enable higher amount of game creators to develop titles for the latest generation Sony video game console.

Dell adds SSDs in updated EqualLogic line

From InfoWorld: Dell is set to update on Wednesday the virtualized storage line it acquired in its purchase of EqualLogic last year, now aiming at the needs of larger enterprises.


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