Computers

Mozilla begins repackaging Firefox OS apps for Android – ZDNet

Friday, June 13, 2014

Mozilla has today extended its Open Web App repackaging to Android. Users of Firefox for Android are now able to install apps from the Firefox Marketplace, and have them install and behave like a regular Android app. “As a developer, you can now build your Open Web App for Firefox OS devices and have that app reach millions of existing Firefox for Android users without…

Newport Rd. resident sues man for sending defamatory email – Iowa City Press Citizen

Friday, June 13, 2014

Justice(Photo: The Register) The Iowa City woman who drew flack from area residents when she proposed a 70-lot housing development on about 91 acres of farmland along Newport Road two years ago has filed a lawsuit against a man she claims sent a malicious email containing defamatory statements about her. According to court documents filed June 2 in Johnson County District Court, Sharon Dooley, the owner of a 132-acre century…

AT&T, Comcast Have Spotty Record Of Providing Internet To Rural And Poor – Huffington Post

Friday, June 13, 2014

As telecom giants seek approval for their latest mergers, millions of people without fast, reliable Internet service have become bargaining chips. AT&T said last week that it needs to take over DirecTV in order to bring high-speed broadband to an additional 15 million mostly rural customers. Meanwhile, Comcast has pledged to extend its $10-a-month Internet service indefinitely to low-income Time Warner Cable customers if regulators allow it to merge with…

Alibaba to Detail Internet Business in New IPO Document – Wall Street Journal

Friday, June 13, 2014

Alibaba Group Holding Ltd., responding to concerns from investors that it has been too tight-lipped, plans to give out more details about its Internet empire as it readies its potential $20 billion initial public offering, said people familiar with the matter. The Chinese e-commerce company, which plans to go public in the next few months, is preparing a new regulatory filing that will give metrics on some of its individual…

With ‘The Machine,’ HP May Have Invented a New Kind of Computer – Businessweek

Friday, June 13, 2014

If Hewlett-Packard (HPQ) founders Bill Hewlett and Dave Packard are spinning in their graves, they may be due for a break. Their namesake company is cooking up some awfully ambitious industrial-strength computing technology that, if and when it’s released, could replace a data center’s worth of equipment with a single refrigerator-size machine. Photograph by Richard Lewington/Hewlett-PackardHP CTO Martin Fink in the Photonics laboratory at HP LabsThat’s what they’re calling it at…

With ‘The Machine,’ HP May Have Invented a New Kind of Computer – Businessweek

Friday, June 13, 2014

If Hewlett-Packard (HPQ) founders Bill Hewlett and Dave Packard are spinning in their graves, they may be due for a break. Their namesake company is cooking up some awfully ambitious industrial-strength computing technology that, if and when it’s released, could replace a data center’s worth of equipment with a single refrigerator-size machine. Photograph by Richard Lewington/Hewlett-PackardHP CTO Martin Fink in the Photonics laboratory at HP LabsThat’s what they’re calling it at…

E3 2014: Microsoft on Original Xbox One Policies — "It Was the Right Vision" – GameSpot

Thursday, June 12, 2014

In a new interview with the Telegraph, Microsoft’s Yusuf Mehdi explains that he believes Microsoft’s original plan for the Xbox One–which included a number of since-reversed policies for digital games–was the “right vision.” The problem, Mehdi said, was that Microsoft didn’t communicate clearly enough with fans about what was the best road to take for the platform. “If we had more dialogue with our fans, we would have heard more…

With ‘The Machine,’ HP May Have Invented a New Kind of Computer – Businessweek

Thursday, June 12, 2014

If Hewlett-Packard (HPQ) founders Bill Hewlett and Dave Packard are spinning in their graves, they may be due for a break. Their namesake company is cooking up some awfully ambitious industrial-strength computing technology that, if and when it’s released, could replace a data center’s worth of equipment with a single refrigerator-size machine. Photograph by Richard Lewington/Hewlett-PackardHP CTO Martin Fink in the Photonics laboratory at HP LabsThat’s what they’re calling it at…

AT&T, Comcast Have Spotty Record Of Providing Internet To Rural And Poor – Huffington Post

Thursday, June 12, 2014

As telecom giants seek approval for their latest mergers, millions of people without fast, reliable Internet service have become bargaining chips. AT&T said last week that it needs to take over DirecTV in order to bring high-speed broadband to an additional 15 million mostly rural customers. Meanwhile, Comcast has pledged to extend its $10-a-month Internet service indefinitely to low-income Time Warner Cable customers if regulators allow it to merge with…

With ‘The Machine,’ HP May Have Invented a New Kind of Computer – Businessweek

Thursday, June 12, 2014

If Hewlett-Packard (HPQ) founders Bill Hewlett and Dave Packard are spinning in their graves, they may be due for a break. Their namesake company is cooking up some awfully ambitious industrial-strength computing technology that, if and when it’s released, could replace a data center’s worth of equipment with a single refrigerator-size machine. Photograph by Richard Lewington/Hewlett-PackardHP CTO Martin Fink in the Photonics laboratory at HP LabsThat’s what they’re calling it at…

Microsoft Protests Order to Disclose Email Stored Abroad – New York Times

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

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Microsoft Highlights New Shooter Titles at E3 Event – Bloomberg

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

(Corrects firm spelling to BGC Partners under Like Apple? subheadline.) Microsoft Corp. (MSFT) and Sony Corp. (6758) took turns parading exclusive video-game titles and features as the competition between their rival video-game consoles turns toward the year-end holiday season. Microsoft kicked off the annual Electronic Entertainment Expo yesterday by showcasing its in-house shooting game Sunset Overdrive, the exclusive Forza 2, and a package of re-released Halo titles, all on sale…

Explained: How ‘TLS’ Keeps Your Email Secure – Yahoo News

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

(Rob Pegoraro/Yahoo Tech) From its start in 1971, Internet-based email has not been known for its high security. As security researcher Bruce Schneier wrote in a 1995 essay for Macworld on the privacy perils of email: “It’s like a postcard that anyone can read along the way.”  That unfortunate fact is finally fracturing. Email is getting safer for you — provided that your mail service and your correspondent’s both use a…

Large Internet Explorer update headlines June Patch Tuesday – ZDNet

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

On Tuesday, Microsoft released seven security bulletins and updates addressing a total of 66 vulnerabilities. In total, 59 of them are in a single update, a Cumulative Update for Internet Explorer. That update and another affecting Windows and Office are rated critical. One of those IE vulnerabilities had been publicly disclosed. MS14-035: Cumulative Security Update for Internet Explorer (2969262) — Nearly all of the 59 vulnerabilities fixes in this update…

Firefox 30 arrives with sidebars button, GStreamer 1.0 support, and quickshare … – The Next Web

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Mozilla today officially launched Firefox 30 for Windows, Mac, Linux, and Android. Additions include a button for direct access to sidebars (social, bookmark, and history), support for GStreamer 1.0, and new quickshare buttons in the context menu on Android. Firefox 30 has been released over on Firefox.com and all existing users should be able to upgrade to it automatically. As always, the Android version is trickling out slowly on Google…

At E3, all games, no Kinect for Microsoft – CNN

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

(CNN) — Microsoft kept its eyes forward and revealed what is coming for the Xbox One this year and next at its 2014 Electronic Entertainment Expo briefing in Los Angeles, California. However, it is what they didn’t talk about that might be more interesting. Phil Spencer, head of the Xbox division at the Redmond, Washington, company hosted nearly 90 minutes of gameplay demonstrations, cinematic trailers, and the company’s vision for…

At E3 Gaming Convention, Microsoft Shifts Emphasis of Xbox One Console to … – New York Times

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

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