Skype Upgrade Simplifies VoIP Video Calls



From PC World: Skype is making it simpler to start up a video call and making the quality of the connections better with the 4.0 version of its peer-to-peer communication software.

Previously, callers would set up a VoIP call via Skype and then launch video if the parties...

Yahoo tests Search Pad to ease online research



From CNET News.com: As part of its effort to invigorate its search engine, Yahoo has begun testing a new project called Search Pad designed to detect when you've begun in-depth research and help you keep track of your results.

Yahoo Search Pad keeps track of search query...

Criticism mounting over Windows 7 security



From CNET News.com: Microsoft is facing increasing heat over the security implications of a change designed to make Windows 7 less annoying than its predecessor.

One of the chief complaints with Windows Vista is frustration with all the warnings that pop up to notify users...

Intel delays Itanium upgrade to add new capabilities



From InfoWorld: Intel on Tuesday said it has delayed the release of the quad-core Tukwila chip, its next-generation 64-bit Itanium processor designed for use in enterprise servers.

The chip maker will now release Tukwila around the middle of this year, Intel officials said...

Google Offers Tool to Let You Track Your Friends' Movements



From PC World: Not content with indexing the world's information, Google is now tracking where users of its maps service are, and making that location data searchable by others.

The tracking feature, called Latitude, will appear on compatible mobile devices in a new version...

Apple Plotting a Quad-Core iMac?



From Tom's Hardware: Late last week AppleInsider speculated that Apple might be getting ready to introduce a new iMac. Citing people familiar with the matter AppleInsider says that the Cupertino-based company has warned that new reseller orders for the high-end 24-inch 3.06 GHz...

Judge postpones Rambus patent-infringement trials



From CNET News.com: Judge Ronald M. Whyte of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California issued an order indefinitely postponing the long-running cases against Hynix Semiconductor, Micron Technology, Nanya Technology, and Samsung Electronics, pending appeals...

Sun Releases 64-bit Java Plug-In



From DailyTech: With 64-bit adoption rising for both Windows Vista and Windows 7 installations, Sun Microsystems' latest update of Java 6 features enhanced 64-bit support.

Java 6 Update 12 will finally have a 64-bit plug-in, a feature that was first requested in January of...

Microsoft: Windows 7 will have six editions



From InfoWorld: Microsoft unveiled on Tuesday a plan to release six editions of Windows 7 and said all of them will run on a range of hardware, including netbooks.

However, the company is emphasizing two main SKUs (stock-keeping units) of the forthcoming OS -- Windows 7 Home...
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