Microsoft lists Windows 7 in patching tool



From InfoWorld: Microsoft has already seeded its most popular patching tool for corporate users with a reference to Windows 7, its planned successor to Windows Vista .

Windows 7 Client is listed on the product-selection screen of Windows Server Update Services, which lets...

Sakar acquires Vivitar brand and IP



From CNET News.com: Sakar International announced on Monday that it has snapped up the Vivitar brand name and intellectual property from Syntax-Brillian in a move to expand its camera line into the midrange digital-camera market and gain greater visibility.

Sakar, a...

Hackers Run Off With Data on 8 Million Best Western Customers



From DailyTech: In what some are calling the biggest information heist in recent history, identity thieves managed to acquire a treasure chest of personal information on more than 8 million of hotel chain Best Western’s customers.

According to the Sunday Herald, the breach...

APH Networks Reviews: Super Talent Pico-C Gold 8GB



From the initial introduction of USB flash drives to present day, this is one innovation that changed the way people carry data around. Back in the days of floppy drives and floppy disks with a formatted capacity of roughly 1.38MB, to the age of CD-RWs that was never able to take...

Microsoft Chooses Iowa For New $500M Data Center



From DailyTech: Iowa Governor Chet Culver announced Microsoft will build a $500 million data center that will be located in West Des Moines.

The new building will be used to host web servers that are needed for cloud computing and services such as Windows Live. It'll take...

Nvidia Plans to Add Another Graphics Card into GTX 200 Lineup



From X-bit Labs: In a bid to better compete against ATI Radeon HD 4870 graphics card, Nvidia Corp. plans to add another product into the GeForce GTX 200-series lineup. Few details are now clear, however, another card in the family will almost surely make Nvidia’s products more...

Dell gains, Sun loses in worldwide server market



From InfoWorld: Dell posted the biggest gains in worldwide server revenue in the second quarter, helping it to nudge Sun Microsystems out of third place, Gartner said Thursday.

IBM retained the top spot but had slower revenue growth than Dell, while Hewlett-Packard stayed in...

Intel to Release First 6-Core CPU in September



From X-bit Labs: Currently existing processors contain 1, 2, 3 or 4 cores. However, this series will very soon get a continuation: next month we are going to see 6-core Intel processors aka Dunnington. These CPUs will belong to Xeon 7400 family targeted for scalable (up to 32-way...

Google to make real-time judgment of ad quality



From CNET News.com: Google plans to update its mechanism for ad quality scoring, a critical measurement that influences whether advertisements are placed next to search results so that judgments of ad quality are made immediately.

Google uses an auction system to determine...
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