Xbox Live Headed to Windows Mobile Devices?

From PC World: Microsoft may be bringing Xbox LIVE to Windows Mobile devices perhaps as early as the launch of Windows Mobile 7 expected late 2010, according to recent job postings on Microsoft's site. The software giant is looking for a program manager and software tester to join the LIVE team, and both positions would be focused on integrating Xbox LIVE with Windows Mobile. The positions were first uncovered by Mobile Techworld.

Notion Ink tablet first with Pixel Qi display

From CNET News.com: While the world awaits the birth of the Apple tablet, there is another touch-screen device that may have more of an impact--at least technologically. Notion Ink has announced that Adam, an Android-based tablet PC, will ship in June 2010 for around $325. However, what is really exciting is that this machine may be the first to sport the new 10.1-inch Pixel Qi display.

Reports: Google's Nexus One Price, ETFs, and Contract Details Leak

From DailyTech: Google phone rumors first started in 2007 when Google was rumored to launch a competitor to iPhone. Instead, it launched the Android OS, a new smartphone operating system. It left much of software design to the vendors, focusing on refining the operating system and a core set of apps. Since Android's initial launch, about a dozen Android handsets have popped up, including the recent Droid phone from Motorola, carried on Verizon Wireless.

Seagate's Fate in Convolve/MIT Suit May be Sealed

From DailyTech: Seagate is the world's largest maker of hard drives which go into computers and a myriad of other electronic devices. The technology and hardware behind hard drives is closely guarded and in many cases protected by patents and NDAs.

Modern Warfare 2 is Most Pirated Game of 2009

From Tom's Hardware: Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 is 2009's entertainment juggernaut. In its first 24 hours, the game sold 4.7 million copies in North America and the UK, scooping in $310 million.

Infinity Ward's latest cash cow shooter isn't only a champion in the legitimate space – the game also proved to be the most popular choice for gaming pirates too.

Amazon Kindle – the Most Gifted Item Ever on Amazon

From X-bit Labs: Amazon.com, the world’s largest online store, has announced that Kindle e-book has become the most gifted item in Amazon's history. On Christmas Day, for the first time ever, customers purchased more Kindle books than physical books.

High Windows 7 satisfaction spurs corporate IT spending

From InfoWorld: Windows 7, just two months on the market, is accelerating the pace of corporate computer buying, market research firm ChangeWave said.

Part of the reason may be that 93 percent of the IT professionals polled said that their company is satisfied with the new operating system, a one percentage point increase over a similar survey in July.

Adobe Will Be Top Target for Hackers in 2010, Report Says

From PC World: Adobe Systems' Flash and Acrobat Reader products will become the preferred targets for criminal hackers in 2010, surpassing Microsoft Office applications, a security vendor predicted this week.

"Cybercriminals have long picked on Microsoft products due to their popularity. In 2010, we anticipate Adobe software, especially Acrobat Reader and Flash, will take the top spot," security vendor McAfee said in its "2010 Threat Predictions" report (PDF).

Ex-employee says Seagate violated law

From CNET News.com: A decade-long lawsuit pitting a tiny company called Convolve against Seagate Technology has taken an unexpected turn after a whistle-blower claimed that Seagate had appropriated Convolve technology and later destroyed evidence in the case.

Verizon sees rise of 'slate' computers in 2010

From CNET News.com: Verizon is looking closely at "slate" computers as it plans to expand its portfolio of offerings in 2010.

In an interview, Brian Ullem, who heads emerging devices for Verizon Wireless, discussed slate computers (aka tablets) and Netbooks and what these mean--and could mean--to Verizon's future.

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