Google unveils new desktop Docs gadget

From InfoWorld: Google has added a new feature to enable users to find and access their Google documents straight from the desktop.

Dubbed Google Docs Gadget for the Desktop, the new tool is the new big brother to the Docs gadget in Gmail, according to Google Product Manager Ronald Ho and James Yum, a desktop engineer, in a blog post. Google Docs is a free web-based suite that includes word processing, spreadsheets and presentation applications.

EA to offer 'Spore' DRM-free

HP Releases Free Photo Printing App for iPhone, iPod touch

From DailyTech: There are more than a few features that are missing from Apple's iPhone (and its iPod touch sibling) including native copy & paste abilities, landscape view for emails, the ability to sync via Wi-Fi, and non-neutered Bluetooth functionality. One of the less requested, yet still handy feature requests has been the ability to print directly from the iPhone.

LG Shuffles Executives, Restructures Divisions

From ChannelWeb: LG Electronics has reorganized its four major units and top brass to put what the vendor called greater emphasis on business solutions.

What that means, according to a statement from LG released late Friday, is that LG's four business units will become five. Under the current structure, LG's flowchart includes the Digital Appliance, Digital Display, Digital Media and Mobile Communications divisions.

Portugal joins Qimonda bail-out worth $450 million

From Struggling memory maker Qimonda AG announced Sunday (Dec. 21) that is has arranged a 325 million euro (about $450 million) financing package. In return, Qimonda has promised to continue to develop its R&D and manufacturing sites in Porto, Portugal and Dresden, Germany.

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 patched last week with an emergency update, had gone undetected for at least nine years.

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 inventory program" that allows distributors and system builders to place their final orders for XP by the end of January, but have those orders delivered until May 30, 2009.

As Intel ships 160GB SSD, pricing nags buyers

From CNET 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.

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-inch secondary screen.

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