Microsoft explains how it missed critical IE bug



From InfoWorld: Microsoft Corp.'s developers missed a critical bug in Internet Explorer because they weren't properly trained and didn't have the right testing tools, a noted proponent of the company's secure code development process acknowledged last week.

The bug, which...

Microsoft Extends XP Shipments Until May



From PCWorld: Microsoft is giving system builders several more months to get Windows XP for their custom PCs, ensuring XP will be out in the marketplace until almost the scheduled release of Windows 7 in early 2010.

Microsoft confirmed Monday that it is offering a "flexible...

As Intel ships 160GB SSD, pricing nags buyers



From CNET News.com: Intel is now shipping 160GB solid-state drives as it vies with Samsung and Toshiba to deliver high-capacity SSDs that rival hard-disk drives in capacity. Price, however, remains a big obstacle for many consumers.

Intel said Monday that it will add 160GB...

Lenovo to release ThinkPad laptop with 2 LCD screens



From InfoWorld: Lenovo Group Ltd. Friday announced the release of a ThinkPad laptop that takes the "desktop replacement" category of notebook PCs to a new level.

The ThinkPad W700ds appears to be the first laptop ever to sport two LCD screens -- a 17-inch primary and a 10.6...

Motherboard Manufacturer Abit Dead (Sort-of)



From PC World: Speculation about the fate of Taiwanese manufacturer Abit has been running at feverish paces this week. But as Obi-Wan Kenobi might say, the alleged death of the company is correct--from a certain point of view. The manufacturer, known throughout the computing...

Nvidia bids to dislodge Intel as rivalry gets ugly



From CNET News.com: Although the Santa Clara, Calif., neighbors (located only a couple of miles from each other) have never really been on speaking terms, the rivalry is intensifying with the emergence of the Netbook--small, lightweight laptops priced below $500.

The...

EA Layoffs Double in Size to 1,000 People



From DailyTech: Electronic Arts Inc. announced it will lay off 10% of its work force in a restructuring plan that includes a consolidation of facilities operated by EA. The majority of the restructuring will be completed by March 31, 2009. This announcement is a four percent...

Google issues first post-beta Chrome update



From InfoWorld: Only days after Google dropped the beta tag from its Chrome browser, the company issued an update that fixes more than 30 bugs.

Earlier this week, Google delivered Chrome 1.0.154.39, a developer-only build that has not been sent to all users through the...

YouTube Pushes HD Video, New Landing Pages



From PC World: Google's YouTube has rolled out a high-definition option for video and created new landing pages to make it easier to find popular video categories.

The changes are part of a series of improvements Google is making to YouTube as it tries to stay ahead of...
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