Intel CEO keen on 'ultra-thins' as alternative to Netbooks



From CNET News.com: During Intel's earnings conference call Tuesday, CEO Paul Otellini said inexpensive "ultra-thins" will give users what they're missing in Netbooks, a theme that the chipmaker has been reiterating in various forums lately.

Intel continues to try to maneuver this new and...

C&C4 Will Require Always-On Internet



From Tom's Hardware: Fans anticipating the release of Blizzard's StarCraft II--and the eventual release of Diablo III--have faced the bitter realization that the company has chosen to omit LAN support in both PC games. Outraged by the news, fans lashed out at the company in bitter protest...

Dell Aims to Put All-in-one PC on Business Desks



From PC World: With the aim to reclaim desk space, Dell on Thursday announced its first all-in-one PC for small-and-medium businesses.

The Vostro All-In-One is targeted at SMBs who want a cleaner and productive workspace, said Kirk Schell, director of the Vostro product group at Dell. An all...

Nokia sales and profits dip in 2nd quarter



From CNET News.com: Nokia, the world's largest maker of mobile phones, reported Thursday that its second-quarter operating profit fell 71 percent to 427 million euros ($600 million) from 1.47 billion euros during the same quarter a year earlier.

The company also reported that sales fell about...

Apple Releases ITunes 8.2.1



From PC World: It's a slow summer news week, so what better time for Apple to roll out a minor point release? On Wednesday, the company released iTunes 8.2.1. What exciting things come packaged beneath its calm outward exterior? Excellent question--we have no idea!

Apple's reverted to its...

Microsoft Isn't Too Concerned About Google Chrome OS, Says Ballmer



From DailyTech: Who thinks Google's new Chrome operating system could shake up the PC market? Apparently, Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer doesn’t see it happening. The often outspoken and controversial Mr. Ballmer had a crowd at Microsoft's Worldwide Partners Conference (WWPC) in New Orleans...

Zero-day flaw found in Firefox 3.5



From CNET News.com: There is a critical JavaScript vulnerability in the Firefox 3.5 Web browser, Mozilla has warned.

The zero-day flaw lies in Firefox 3.5's Just-in-time (JIT) JavaScript compiler. Proof-of-concept code to exploit the vulnerability has been posted online by a security...

Facebook hits a quarter billion users



From CNET News.com: Least surprising news of the day: Facebook has officially grown to 250 million active users across the world, according to a post on the company blog by CEO Mark Zuckerberg.

"For us, growing to 250 million users isn't just an impressive number; it is a mark of how many...

Discounted Win 7 on Sept. 1, for Businesses



From Tom's Hardware: We've all marked October 22 as the day Windows 7 hits general availability, but for businesses with volume licenses, the release of the new OS will hit on September 1.

As detailed on the Windows Team Blog: "Customers with Software Assurance for Windows will be able to...
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