Dell tries to trademark 'cloud computing'

From InfoWorld: The company is applying to trademark the term "cloud computing," according to a document on the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office's Web site.

The application has reached the Notice of Allowance phase, where a company receives "a written notification from the USPTO...

MSI offers Wind netbook with better batteries

From InfoWorld: Micro-Star International will later this month offer a new version of its Wind mini-laptop with a far better, 6-cell battery, than the one currently on offer.

People will still be able to buy a model with a 3-cell lithium ion battery inside, which is lighter than...

Mobile Linux Group Gets Members, Phones and Software

From PC World: The LiMo Foundation plans to announce new members on Monday, including one that is sharing code for developing mobile Web applications, in what the group says is an indication that its Linux mobile-phone platform is maturing.

LiMo Foundation, which recently subsumed...

Apple Resurrects IPhone Tethering, then Kills it Again

From PC World: The on-again, off-again saga of NetShare, an iPhone tethering application, continued over the weekend as Apple Inc. briefly returned the program to the App Store on Friday, but then yanked it from the mart a second time.

The NetShare application, which lets iPhone...

Intel details future 'Larrabee' graphics chip

From CNET News.com: Intel has disclosed details on a chip that will compete directly with Nvidia and ATI and may take it into unchartered technological and market-segment waters.

Larrabee will be a stand-alone chip, meaning it will be very different than the low-end--but widely...

Motorola names new cell phone chief

From CNET News.com: On Monday, the company announced that Sanjay Jha will be co-chief executive and head of the mobile-device business. Motorola said earlier this year that it will separate the mobile-device business from the rest of the company. And since the split was announced, it...

Dell, HP Lists Reveal Defective NVIDIA Mobile GPUs

From DailyTech: It turns out virtually all the NVIDIA mobile chips are defective. NVIDIA tried to brush off the issue stating that the issue was a "previous-generation" problem. However, it turns out that virtually all 8400M and 8600M chips are defective. These chips make up the...

People Finally Embrace 64-bit Windows

From DailyTech: The hottest buzz in the tech industry in 2003 was 64-bit hardware and operating systems. That year the industry seemed on the verge of a computer revolution. Then AMD CEO Hector Ruiz stated, "Our industry, right now, is hungry for another round of innovation."

AMD...

Apple releases patch for critical DNS flaw

From CNET News.com: Apple released a security update Thursday to users of its Tiger and Leopard operating systems to address a critical and well-publicized Domain Name System flaw, along with a dozen other updates.

The DNS flaw, which was first reported by Dan Kaminsky of...
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